Kinsey and White win 30th annual NMB Winter Run

The 30th annual North Myrtle Beach Winter Run was held this morning in chilly conditions with over 350 runners hitting the streets for either a 5k (3.1 miles) or 15k (9.3 miles) distance.

Jonathan Kinsey of Myrtle Beach led all runners in the 15k distance with a final time of 50:40, edging others by over a minute.

The overall female winner was Misty White of Myrtle Beach with a time of 1:00:19. She was followed by Charlotte’s Luanne Coulter and North Myrtle Beach’s 16 year old Benjamin Jenerette.

In the 5K run, 56 year old David Smith from Myrtle Beach was the overall winner with a time of 18:21. 15 year old Madison Tilford of Myrtle Beach led all females with a time of 22:16.

With a 39 degree starting temperature, runners began along Ocean Drive and then proceeded on a course that wound through area neighborhoods before finally finishing on Main Street.

Heather Vereen of Surfside Beach competed in the 15K for the first time. “It was cool and overcast when we first started, but sunny and beautiful by the time we finished.” She continued, “It was a little more difficult to run in the cooler weather and I was not expecting the hills on the course. You would expect a flat course with a beach run, but it made it more interesting. The event was very well organized.”

Daniel Brass, Vice president of Grand Strand Running Club and owner of Black Dog Running Company on Hwy 501 said, “The conditions were perfect, this time of year it’s going to be little cool, but for distance runners, the conditions were great.”

Local runners now begin preparing for the next local event to be held, The Bi-Lo Marathon, half and 5K will take place the second weekend in February.

Complete results can be found HERE

Photos courtesy of Grand Strand Running Club

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