Runners enjoy Dirty Myrtle Mud Run, Brookgreen 5K

mudrunIt’s not called  a mud run for nothing. Nearly 350 runners got down and dirty in the Fifth Annual Dirty Myrtle Mud Run, held Saturday at Waterbridge in Carolina Forest, where the obstacles on the 5K course were mud, mud and more mud.

Youth was served as 16-year-old Mikaele Matthews of Coward edged 14-year-old Jack Hall of Charlotte, NC, by one second at the finish line for a winning time of 36:52 to claim the Overall and Men’s Open titles.

Shannon Perry, 35, of Beaufort won the Women’s Open division with a time of 43:06. Jonelle Theresa (44:53) of Longs was second, and 15-year-old Sara Pedula of Myrtle Beach (47:00) captured third place.

Team winners included Michael Riddle (43:56) in the men’s division, the Dirty Divas (45:52) in the women’s division, Howard Tilford (43:00) in the men’s co-ed, and Angela Robinette (44:56) in the female co-ed class.

Brookgreen Gardens 5K

The beautiful Brookgreen Gardens was the site of the Third Annual 5K race on Memorial weekend. More than 400 runners were registered for the 6:30 pm start. While most runners are used to racing in the morning, the finishing times reflected solid times.

The overall first-place male, Mark Cook of Camp Lejeune, NC, finished in 18:39, while the overall female, Rachel Phillips of Charlottesville, VA, finished in 22:01.

Local runners took second place in both top divisions. Diego Sosa of Myrtle Beach finished in 19 minutes flat, while Judy Phelps of Myrtle Beach was women’s runner-up in 22:06.

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