Runners set records
Two local runners set new course records recently in the Fourth Annual Hurricane Charley 5-K Run in North Port.
Michael Lamb, 18, and an employee at the BeachHouse restaurant in Bradenton Beach, took first place overall with a course record time of 17:44. Just 10 seconds behind Lamb was 47-year-old Mickey Hooke, who came in at 17:54 to win the Masters event in record time.
Hooke, who works at Galati Marine in Anna Maria, is well-known to Island residents and is Lamb’s trainer. Both are members of Hooke’s Grassroots Runners club. The two turned in the only times under 18 minutes.