Snowshoers run through Summerstown Trails

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By Nick Seebruch
Snowshoers run through Summerstown Trails
Wendell Lafave after completing the 3.5km Dion Snowshoe course at the Summerstown Trails (Nick Seebruch/ TC Media).

SUMMERSTOWN, Ontario – The Friends of the Summerstown Trails (FOSTST) hosted the Dion Snowshoe Race on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019.

There were 34 participants that donned Dion Snowshoes and took to the trails. There was both a long course at 7.55 km and a shorter course that was 3.5 km. This was the sixth edition of the race that has taken place at the Summerstown Trails.

The winner of the 3.5 km race in the men’s division was Wendel Lafave of Williamstown. Clare Gallant of Pakenham finished the 3.5 km race first for the women’s division. Their times were 23 minutes 57 seconds and 24 minutes 50 seconds respectively.

For the 7.55 km race, Rob Lefevbre of Williamstown finished first at 34 minutes 51 seconds in the men’s division, and Linda Gingras of Ottawa came in first for the women’s division at 36 minutes 30 seconds.

This was Wendel Lafave’s second ever Dion Snowshoe race, having previously competed in the race at Upper Canada Village.

“It was a good run, the snow was hard and crisp,” said Lafave. “It is beautiful in there and the cold doesn’t bother me too much.”

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