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Lucky Leprechaun 5K in Milton attracts 300 runners

A festive sea of green with lots of friendship and big hats
By Dave Frederick | Mar 10, 2014
Photo by: Dave Frederick Up to the corner and round the bend, the lead runners establish position early as Michael Reph, No. 1787, and Mike Sewell, No. 3545 would finish one-two.

The Lucky Leprechaun 5K brought out 300 runners March 9, most dressed in green and many wearing big hats.

The long, nasty winter inspired runners to push the envelope of spring as the town filled up for a parade at 2 p.m. to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day early. Milton Irish Eyes was heartbeat central for the dual celebration.

The leaderboard for the men’s race read Michael Reph 19:03, Mike Sewell 19:14, Lance Skinner 19:23, Bryan Perry 20:03 and Jeff Kilner 20:13.

The women’s top five were Jennifer Boutin 21:53, Elizabeth Skinner 22:38, Mardiny Ung 22:53, Ashley Widdoes 23:08 and Megan Spangler 23:27.

An interesting trend in this race had three runners in the top 10 under 15 years old including Bryan Perry, 14, of Milford, fourth in 20:05; John Ford, 14, of Selbyville, sixth, 21:35; and Ross Moshier, 13, of Lewes, ninth, 22:17.

 

The peloton gives chase. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Mike Donovan of Lewes at 6-foot-7 wins the Tallest Leprechaun of the Western World walking division. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Jack Vassalotti runs 28:30. What's in your closet? (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Race winner Mike Reph, 45, of Wilmington finishes in 19:03. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Mike Sewell is the second-place finisher. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Cindy Brown from the 684 may run the town of Milton. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
(Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Joe Link, 62, the Cape May and West Philly fitness legend, took the morning "furry" across the Delaware Bay and ran 22:08. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Ross Moshier, 13, a standout soccer player, ran a solid 22:17. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Debby Quinn, left, and Tammy Cohee, a couple of Georgetown girls, cruise Milton together in 35:56. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
How much for the Irish Sponge Bob? (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Guy Wiggins and Jill Burton head for the finish line. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Charlene Jones scratches Lucky Leprechaun 5K off her bucket list (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Trooper Dan Sponaugle covers the streets of Milton. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Eddie Houck, 8, of Dewey watches the race. His mom is the former Alison Weir, which makes him all the way local. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Ashley Widdoes, 31, of Newark is married to Tim, a former Cape football and basketball player. Ashley ran 23:08. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
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