The difference in weather from the first Blueberry Cove 13.1, or half-marathon, and the second annual event was, well, like night and day.

Tropical Storm Irene drenched runners on the 13.1-mile trek a year ago, while glorious late-summer weather greeted hardy competitors Sunday morning, Aug. 26 for the second event.

One thing from last year did not change, namely the overall winner, as Eric Mauricette, 21, of Old Town cruised to the victory in Sunday’s race.

Mauricette finished the course in one hour, 18 minutes and 21 seconds, about a minute faster than it did it last year. Celeste Emery, 47, of North Yarmouth, was the first female finisher, as she ended in 1:41:43. She was 11th overall.

This year the field was closed at 125 runners, up from 100 registrants in 2011. Seventy-seven runners completed the course.

“Our second annual benefit Blueberry Cove half-marathon was just beautiful … the weather, the people, the happy atmosphere in a peaceful place,” said Steve Cartwright, race director. “I’m so grateful to runners, pie-bakers, seafood donors, water-stop volunteers and everyone who made this happen. There is some kind of magic that occurs when people come together like this for a cause. We’re almost a family, and we’re definitely ‘fast’ friends.”

The scenic, somewhat hilly course starts at Blueberry Cove Camp in Tenants Harbor and loops through Port Clyde village, around the Marshall Point Light house, along Drift Inn Beach and finishes at the camp on Harts Neck Road.

Proceeds from the race benefit the children’s camp, which is part of the nonprofit Tanglewood 4H Camp & Learning Center in Lincolnville.

Last year, there were 68 women and 32 men registered to run or walk the 13.1-mile distance.

Last year, Mauricette and Willow Parker of Rockport were the first male and female finishers. Parker was age 13 when she took third overall with a time of 1:27:40 in the first annual Blueberry Cove 13.1-mile event. Mauricette’s time was 1:19:20, first among 70 runners who braved a rain squall brought by what was first Hurricane Irene but turned into Tropical Storm Irene.

While the majority of the participants were from Maine, specifically the Midcoast, more than a quarter of the runners were from neighboring states Massachusetts and New Hampshire, as well as some from Texas, Nevada and New York. The farthest competitors came from Bow, Wash.

Last year’s event raised about $5,000 for the Blueberry Cove Camp, said Cartwright.

The individual 2012 race results were: 1, Mauricette, 21, Old Town, 1:18:21; 2, Scott Layton, 36, Rockport, 1:23:36; 3, Peter Heslam, 45, Newburyport, Mass., 1:30:48; 4, Darren Winchenbach, 31, Waldoboro, 1:31:12; 5, Adam Tyson, 52, New Hampton, N.H. 1:31:36; 6, Luke Snow, 34, South Thomaston, 1:31:50; 7, Kevin Parker, 30, South Portland, 1:38:52; 8, Peter Rubenstein, 49, Camden, 1:40:38; 9, Ronald Haney, 55, Warren, 1:40:38; 10, Robert Stuart, 44, New York, N.Y., 1:41:06; 11, Emery, 47, North Yarmouth, 1:41:43; 12, Joshua Moore, 41, Camden, 1:42:54; 13, Sheldon Main, 35, Warren, 1:43:24; 14, C. Douglas Johnstone, 64, Camden, 1:46:53; 15, James Jackson Sanborn, 39, Orono, 1:47:53; 16, Bill Wooden, 30, Burlington, Vt., 1:48:02; 17, Simon Castle, 43, Rockport, 1:49:29; 18, Ian Stewart, 38, Appleton, 1:49:45; 19, Jeffrey Preble, 58, Gardiner, 1:50:43; 20, Cynthia Van Andel, 40, Espanola, N.M., 1:52:27; 21, Brent Van Andel, 39, Espanola, N.M., 1:52:27; 22, Diana Castle, 41, Rockport, 1:55:11; 23, John Pincince, 60, Lincolnville, 1:55:42; 24, Jocelyn King, 39, Woodside, N.Y., 1:56:16; 25, Kelly Hall, 43, Owls Head, 1:56:38; 26, Christine Nathan, 39, Camden, 1:59:02; 27, Jeffrey Nathan, 42, Camden, 1:59:02; 28, Ella Scott, 15, Hope, 1:59:12; 29, Dawn Stiles, 56, Portsmouth, N.H., 2:01:13; 30, James Gale, 40, Bowdoinham, 2:03:47; 31, Karina Snow, 27, Cambridge, Mass., 2:04:51; 32, Richard Wiemer, 58, Union, 2:04:51; 33, Maureen Scott, 42, Hope, 2:05:33; 34, Lisa Jones, 40, Norfolk, Va., 2:05:47; 35, Alison Hayden, 40, Saint Augustine, Fla., 2:05:54; 36, Steffany Cavallo, 28, Manchester, N.H., 2:06:01; 37, Adrienne Mater, 32, Portland, 2:06:21; 38, Christina Killoran, 38, Portland, 2:06:21; 39, Paul Kaloustian, 42, Rockport, 2:08:02; 40, Sara Rizkalla-Tyson 46, New Hampton, N.H., 2:09:22; 41, Dave Robertson, 48, Alexandria, Va., 2:10:37; 42, Vincent Bertrand, 60, West Roxbury, Mass., 2:11:22; 43, Andrew Dilworth, 35, Phoenixville, Pa., 2:12:19; 44, David White, 53, Herndon, Va., 2:13:15; 45, Meredith Sousa, 44, Lancaster, Mass., 2:14:52; 46, Maria Hickey-Jacobs, 53, Princeton, Mass., 2:14:55; 47, Christa Elwell, 41, Tenants Harbor, 2:15:07; 48, Toni Call, 41, Jefferson, 2:16:33; 49, Kimberly Williams, 32, Warren, 2:17:32; 50, Sabrina Ivory, 35, Newport, 2:19:32; 51, Jennifer Albright, 44, Bedford, OH, 2:19:58; 52, Bonnie Topham, 44, Scarborough, 2:21:21; 53, Michael Allen, 52, Lebanon, Ill., 2:21:46; 54, Kartika Wright, 41, Readfield, 2:23:08; 55, Howard Spear, 62, Westbrook, 2:23:34; 56, Cheryl Morin, 44, Belfast, 2:24:56; 57, Shannon Banks, 49, Brunswick, 2:26:10; 58, Charly Haversat, 50, Freeport, 2:26:58; 59, June Gallant, 61, Nobleboro, 2:28:53; 60, Rebecca Albright, 42, Rockland, 2:29:42; 61, Christina Fish, 46, Rockland, 2:30:57; 62, Rosemary Fowles, 60, Washington, 2:44:14; 63, Michelle Harris, 42, New York, N.Y., 2:48:26; 64, Sandra Martz, 31, Appleton, 2:48:43; 65, Jill Dilworth, 35, Phoenixville, Pa., 2:48:58; 66, Mary Kate Reny, 50, Bremen, 2:49:27; 67, April Potvin, 31, Lewiston, 2:52:11; 68, Ellen Spring, 59, Thomaston, 2:53:56; 69, Diane Hynes, 58, Owls Head, 2:56:03; 70, Heather McAnirlin, 39, Newport, 3:05:17; 71, Kristen Bisson, 24, Orono, 3:11:22; 72, Holly Kaloustian, 39, Rockport, 3:18:36; 73, Jill-Ann Sullivan, 46, Brewer, 3:20:22; 74, Lisa Higgins, 47, Waterville, 3:51:06; 75, Jolie Parker, 42, South Portland, 3:57:06; 76, Courtney Blasius, 27, Winooski, Vt., time unavailable; and 77, Douglas Blasius, 59, Belfast, time unavailable.

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