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Viking Fest brings out competitive spirit

Crowds lined up along the sidewalks of Front Street in Poulsbo to cheer on the participants of the 5-mile and 1-mile runs during the 36th annual Viking Fest Road Race May 18. - Megan Stephenson / Herald
Crowds lined up along the sidewalks of Front Street in Poulsbo to cheer on the participants of the 5-mile and 1-mile runs during the 36th annual Viking Fest Road Race May 18.
— image credit: Megan Stephenson / Herald

POULSBO — Crowds lined up along the sidewalks of Front Street in Poulsbo to cheer on the participants of the 5-mile and 1-mile runs during the 36th annual Viking Fest Road Race May 18.

The road races, sponsored by Poulsbo’s Parks and Recreation Department, began near Lions Park and finished on Front Street. The road race was the first of the contests during the 45th Viking Fest. Other competitive contests included the Stand-Up Paddleboard Race, and oyster- and lutefisk-eating contests.

36th Viking Fest Road Race
5-Mile Run, May 18
Male (Top finishers)
— Ryan Cox, Bainbridge, 13-15, 27:11.6
— Jim Savage, Bainbridge, 30-39, 27:20.8
— Kyle Norris, Port Orchard, 19-29, 28:33.3
— Sage Duggal, Poulsbo, 13-15, 28:52.3
— Doug Babbitt, Tacoma, 40-49, 29:35.6

Female (Top finishers)
— Janet McDevitt, Bainbridge, 30-39, 30:10.6
— Liz Starks, Poulsbo, 30-39, 31:46.1
— Amanda Rodgers, Bremerton, 30-39, 32:46.8
— Rebecca Wright, Poulsbo, 19-29, 33:51.6
— Emily Thomas, Tacoma, 13-15, 34:40.5

1-Mile Run, May 18
Male (Top finishers)
— Kelly Flash, Poulsbo, 16-18, 4:58.6
— Jared Sell, Seabeck, 19-29, 5:00.3
— Taylor Reid, Poulsbo, 16-18, 5:13.2

Female (Top finishers)
— Heather Pedersen, Poulsbo, 30-39, 5:08.9
— Anneli Seaberg, Poulsbo, 13-15, 5:48.6
— Ali Nausid-Nichols, Poulsbo, 16-18, 6:02.3

More results at www.cityofpoulsbo.com.

Paddleboard races
5-mile Race, May 19
— 1st, Dave Peterson; 2nd, Forrest Wells

1-mile Race, May 19
— 1st, Trevor Jonen

Oyster Eating contest, May 19
— 1st, Chris Posten; 2nd, Doug Stuart

Lutefisk Eating contest, May 19
— 1st, Victor Dew; 2nd, Eric Perkins; 3rd, Norm Lee

 

 

 

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