Second Poulsbo Marathon draws more than 400

POULSBO — The second annual Poulsbo Marathon had about 350 registered runners by Oct. 19, 20 more than last year's total. Before Sunday, registration exceeded 400 participants and the numbers continued to rise as runners flocked to the event.

Out of a total of 472 registrants, 423 ran in one of the four events.

The Marathon, benefits the North Kitsap Trails Association after the cost of hosting the event is paid off. Trails Association President John Willett said the event in 2010 raised about $7,000. The money was used to maintain trails between Indianola, Kingston and the North Kitsap Hertiage Park. Funds from the event also went toward brochures and other expenses.

The full- and half- marathon is now USA Track & Field certified and a Boston Marathon qualifier. Certification is completed by creating accurate measurements of the courses. The measurements must be within .08 percent of the actual distance of the course. For those runners who keep track of their times and try to beat personal records, knowing the course is accurate is “a big deal,” marathon director Michelle Woodward said.


3K Top three males and females: Males — 1, Logan Cole (Poulsbo) 14:44; 2, Sloan Woodward (Poulsbo) 15:41; 3, Matthew Tucker (Poulsbo) 15:47; Females — 1, Amy Satrom (Kingston) 16:31; 2, Emma Berg (Seabeck) 19:18; 3, Karyn Mono (Seabeck) 19:24.

Marathon top three males and females: Males — 1, Joseph Gray (Newcastle) 2:34.18; 2, Erik Payne (Poulsbo) 3:14.15; 3, Ted Schmid (Indianola) 3:31.54; Females — 1, Laura Spears (Poulsbo) 3:37.36; 2, Petey Bender (Gettsburg, Pa.) 4:18.06; 3, Marina Morshead (Suquamish) 4:19.12.

Half-marathon top three males and females: Males — 1, Jim Savage (Bainbridge Island) 1:19.57; 2, Chris Springer (Bainbridge Island) 1:22.35; 3, Jansen Falen (Kingston) 1:23.08; Females — 1, Holly Mcllraine (Seattle) 1:23.49; 2, Lisa Shillito (Seattle) 1:35.55; 3, Jessica Howe (Renton) 1:38.01.

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