I am pretty sure that the thousands of the runners in the seventh annual Brooksie Way half marathon, are glad that the race is behind them, and they don’t have to see any more hills until next year’s race. The course starts and ends at Meadow Brook on the campus of Oakland University and runners run along parts of the Clinton River and Paint Creek trails, Rochester Hills and downtown Rochester.
The PlayOaklandCounty team was present, scanning the QR codes on racers’ bibs to deliver real time results to the participants, answering people’s questions, and taking #BrooksieWay pictures for an #OaklandCounty Facebook album.
The event proceeds will be distributed as mini-grants to healthy living initiatives in the county by way of the Brooksie Way Mini-Grant program.
Donald Richmond of Portland, Michigan completed the course in one hour and eleven minutes. Clarkston’s Shane Logan finished 2nd, a mear 24 seconds behind the leader. Seven other runners completed the course in less then 1:20 on a perfect day for running.
Top Finishers in 2014 Brooksie Way Half-Marathon
1. Donald Richmond – Portland
2. Shane Logan – Clarkston
3. Bryce Stroede – Rochester
4. Leo Foley – Independence
5. Michael Cox – Pinckney
6. Mike Messina – Sterling Heights
7. Ryan Beck – Royal Oak
8. David De Steiger – Rochester
9. Joshua Murphy – Kalamazoo
10. Lee Shaw – Livonia
1 Nicole Monette – Royal Oak
2 Amanda Wolski – Dearborn
3 Kim Sanner – Macomb
4 Amber Dermyre – Canton
5 Anne Lovelace – Rochester Hills
6 Renee Cholyway – Pontiac
7 Katie May – New Baltimore
8 Amy Corby – Rochester
9 Roxanne Carr – Troy
10 Erika Vallie – Macomb
Click here to see a complete list of race results.