Published on September 02, 2013
Joe Pound and Cindy Fraser were the recipients of the Fred Lays Sr. Memorial Awards as selected by Cheryl Lays, centre. The recipients are selected for their desire, determination and dedication for the sport.
CHRISTOPHER CAMERON - THE NEWS
Published on September 02, 2013
Pound, Fraser selected as memorial award recipients
WESTVILLE – After the running was done on Monday morning, both Cindy Fraser and Joe Pound got a pleasant surprise when Cheryl Lays called their names.
Both were selected as recipients of the Fred Lays Sr. Memorial Awards at the Jimmy Hawboldt/Fred Lays, Sr. Memorial Road Races.
“It’s an incredible honour because I ran with Fred for years and years and years,” said Pound. “He just wasn’t a quitter. Even after he was suffering with cancer I used to ask ‘what keeps him going’. He’d be in the pool swimming after his chemo treatments and I’d be whining about my sore knees and couldn’t run. Nothing held him back.
“Just to be mentioned with him means a lot.”
Pound said when Cheryl started to mention the story of him running with Fred Sr., that he didn’t know it was him, even after she mentioned a moustache.
“Well there’s so many of us that ran with him, to be honest, that other years she was telling a story and in the back of my head I’m saying ‘it’s me, it’s me’ and then it wasn’t and I was disappointed,” he said as he laughed. “So then the next year I would say ‘it’s gotta be me she’s talking about’, but then it wasn’t. This year I wasn’t even thinking about it because it was nine times that it wasn’t me. Like I said, there can’t be too many other old guys here that ran with Fred.”
Fraser echoed Pound, saying that having her name mentioned with Fred’s was something special.
“I’m very honoured to receive it, especially receiving it from Cheryl,” said Fraser. “I always looked up to Fred and his running. I’m glad I was the recipient. I’ve been running with my dad since I was 10 and he was here today so that was nice.
“My three sons have all done the kids races and the one-miler over the years too – this was the first time in 15 years we haven’t had one in the fun run so it’s special to be honoured by Cheryl like this, it’s really a family award.”
Similar to Fraser, pound had family participating on Monday with his granddaughter Mya Lee Bingham, 3, running in the fun run.
“As far as racing, she got three first-place ribbons so I’m just bubbling,” he said. “I can’t wait for her to run some more. These family days and the one in Trenton mean so much.
“This is like a big family picnic with the families that participate. It’s pretty special.”
Top 15 finishers
1. David MacLennan 4.45
2. Scott Langille 5.11
3. Brady Walsh 5.12
4. Tim MacKenzie 5.28
5. Ethan MacDonald 5.30
6. Joe Pound 5.31
7. Jimmy Tead 5.53
8. Bill MacEachern 5.54
9. Scott MacIntosh 6.00
10. Tony Corbin 6.02
11. Mark Dobson 6.08
12. Danielle Farrell 6.17
13. Baily Fraser 6.31
14. Rob MacDowell 6.32
15. Nathan Gerrior 6.42
1. David MacLennan 28.34
2. Scott Langille 33.00
3. Tim MacKenzie 33.15
4. Nick Snell 33.17
5. Bill MacEachern 33.49
6. Joe Pound 34.22
7. Gerald Greene 34.45
8. Debbie MacDonald 35.14
9. Brady Walsh 35.25
10. Adam Breen 35.49
11. Christie Hammel 36.15
12. Ken Hammel 36.36
13. Scott Stackhouse 36.46
14. Lauren Quann 36.48
15. Charlie MacDonald 37.47