Operun 2019 sees strong participation

It was a cool, brisk morning Oct. 6 in Battleford as runners competed again in the annual Operun.

The annual event organized by the Historic Battleford Lions Club, originally designed to raise money for the Battleford Opera House project, saw competitors in the 2K, 5K and 10K categories. Here is a rundown of results in all the categories:

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In the overall female category, Emma Harder finished first with a time of 8:19.89. Emmerson Voegeli was second at 8:21.50 and Anneka Harder third at 9:09.53. There were 60 competitors in this category.

In the overall male 2K, Conner Oram finished first with a result of 9:07.03. Danny Carlson finished second at 9:24.64, with Ryder Larose third at 9:33.62. There were 32 competitors in this category.

There were 17 competitors in the female 5K category and Krista Gray finished first with a time of 27:09.52, Mekdes Jenson and Rosie Lafreniere were second and third.

In the male 5K Joshua Enns-Wind was first with a time of 18:57.49, ahead of Thane Burgoyne at 28:32.04 and Layne Humenny at 29:59.96.

The female 10K saw Audrey Harder win with a time of 56:51.46, just edging out Anneme Dunhin with a time of 56:53.40. Jaime Maunula was third at 57:35.20. There were 17 competitors in this category.

In the overall male 10 K running category David Odishaw finished first with a time of 48:08.44, finishing ahead of Michael Higgs at 48:26.82 and Jovica Djukic at 50.40.01. A total of 15 competitors raced in this category.

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