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Local favourite and open division winner Rob Lefebvre (#5747) leads runners at the start of the 5th Annual Submitted photo Summerstown Forest Snowshoe Race.
By Jean Pierre Tibbi
he 5th Annual Summerstown Forest Dion Snowshoe Race was held on Saturday, February 10, under ideal conditions. The -7 temperature was just perfect and the few flakes of wet snow that fell early in the morning didn’t create any problems for the runners. For the first time, there were repeat winners for the Dion Points Race. Local favourite Rob Lefebvre,
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who lives just down the road from Summerstown Forest, successfully defended the title he won last year. He posted a stellar time of 37:32 over the 7.5 km course. He came in 20 seconds ahead of Corey Turnbull from Smiths Falls. In the women’s category, Lisa Liskien, who drove all the way from Cambridge, came in first with an excellent time of 42:01; this win sealed her overall first position in the Dion Series, with only one race left in the six-race calendar.
At the conclusion of the race, medals and prizes provided by local sponsors were handed out to the firstplace finishers, and as is traditional, the rest of the prizes were drawn for amongst all the participants in the spirit of camaraderie which prevails in this sport. A week later, with the temperature above the zero degree mark late morning and the sun shining, close to 350 people came out to enjoy Continued on page 2
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