BANDON — North Bend’s new cross country coach and one of her runners were the winners of the 5-kilometer race in the annual Bullards Run while Bandon twins Sailor and Hunter Hutton were the 10-kilometer champions.
With good weather and a new sponsor, the event drew more than 100 participants.
The event, the annual kickoff for the South Coast Running Club, was contested in pleasant temperatures, though runners in the 10-kilometer race faced a stiff south wind on their way out to the Coquille River Lighthouse.
Hunter Hutton finished the 10K in a speedy 35 minutes and 19 seconds. He was followed by fellow Bandon senior Josh Snyder (38:56) and Bandon coach Brent Hutton, the father of the twins (39:46). Brent Hutton was the masters (40-and-over) champion.
Sailor Hutton was fourth overall and first among female finishers in 41:14. She was followed by Amarissa Wooden, the president of the South Coast Running Club, in 45:45. Danielle Jensen was third overall and the first masters female finisher in 50:40.
Flitcroft finished the 5-kilometer course in 19:28. He was followed by a pair of Bandon-area runners in the 10-14 age group: Patton Clark (20:37) and Carter Brown (20:47). Russell Crochetiere was the first masters finisher and fourth overall in 22:14.
Crutchfield placed fifth overall (22:35) to win the overall and masters titles for women. She was a few seconds ahead of Holly Hutton, the sister of the twins, who finished in 22:39. Marley Petrey, who also competed in the 10-14 age group, was third in 24:20.
The event was contested for the first time by the Southern Coos Health Foundation, the funding arm of Bandon’s Southern Coos Hospital & Health Center.