Friday, September 30, 2016

Cross Country School Series Final Meet This Saturday


The 3rd and final meet of the Atlantic Home Furnishings Cross Country Series For Schools is tomorrow morning Saturday October 1 at the Pippy Park Golf Driving Range, across from Marine Institute on Ridge Road.

Hundreds of kids will participate and dozens of volunteers are required to assist with course set-up, marshalling and general assistance.

CLICK HERE to sign up as a volunteer, or simply contact Nikita by email nlaaoffice@gmail.com or phone 709-576-1303 with your offer to help.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Run For A Wish In Dildo Oct 15

The Children's Wish Foundation and Sarah Knight (Miss Teen Newfoundland & Labrador contestant) present the 5K Run For a Wish in Dildo starting 11am Saturday October 15. Register in-person only for just $10 starting 10am race morning at the SUF Hall.

For more info contact Sarah sarmusic2000@gmail.com or visit the Facebook event Run For a Wish! 5km Road Race.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Peters & Royle Win Huffin' Puffin Marathon


Ian Royle defended his Capital Subaru Huffin' Puffin Marathon title Sunday, completing the 42.2 kilometer course in 2 hours 41 minutes 53 seconds for the win. Andrew Bruce was 2nd in 2:53:29 with Ed Durnford 3rd in 2:56:24. In the ladies race it was Adrienne Peters (pictured) 1st in 3:22:54 followed by Melinda Saunders in 3:39:21 and Amy Adams in 3:40:51.

The Half Marathon was won by Jason Guy in 1:17:30 with Glen Lear 2nd in 1:20:32 and Brandon Sager 3rd in 1:21:03. For the ladies it was Jennifer Murrin for the win in 1:23:45, then Karen Stacey in 1:25:12 and Allison Hobeika in 1:29:03.

The event also features a Marathon Team Relay with teams of 4 and each runner completing 10-11 kilometers of the course. The winning team was PGTFC (Levi Moulton, Keeley Cox, Evan Knight, Eric Knight) in 2:46:06. 2nd place team was Pokemen (Jon Lodge, Matthew Norman, Michael Taylor, Michael Godsell) in 3:01:09 and 3rd was Greying Locks and the Three Bears (Scott Fitzgerald, Diana Quinton, Jeremy Korchoski, Sheldon Quinton) in 3:04:43.

All in all some 830 participants and 220 volunteers enjoyed a beautiful early-fall day at Bowring Park, downtown St. John's and Quidi Vidi Lake!

Results are posted to huffinpuffinmarathon.com.

Thanks to the NLAA for a great photo album on Facebook HERE.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Huffin' Puffin Road Closures & Registration Deadline

This Sunday's Capital Subaru Huffin' Puffin Marathon, Half Marathon and Marathon Team Relay will see some 900 runners take to the streets in the area of Bowring Park, downtown St. John's, and Quidi Vidi.

The Road Closure Public Service Announcement indicates several 1-way closures throughout the morning including:
  • Southside Road eastbound to Blackhead Rd: 7am–10:30am
  • Harbour Drive eastbound: 7am–11am
  • Temperance Street both directions: 7am–noon
  • Quidi Vidi Road eastbound: 7:30am-noon
  • Quidi Vidi Lake counterclockwise Lakeview Ave to Carnell Dr: 7:30am–noon
  • Lake Avenue Kings Bridge - Carnell: 7:30am-noon
  • Water Street westbound (Temperance to Waldegrave): 7:30am–noon
  • Waterford Bridge Road westbound: 8am–1pm
Registration for all 3 events remains open until 11:59pm tomorrow evening (Thursday) and note there is no in-person registration.

For more information and registration visit huffinpuffinmarathon.com.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Humber Valley Marathon October 2

The Humber Valley Marathon including a 10K, Half and Full will be held on Sunday October 2, starting and finishing at Marble Mountain. The course is certified by Athletics Canada and note that registration is on-line only.

CLICK HERE to register now.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Turkey Tea 10K Sunday Oct 9

New World Running Club presents the annual Turkey Tea 10K on Sunday October 9 starting 8am on the corner of Glencoe and Dundee in Donovan's.

CLICK HERE to register now.


Sunday, September 18, 2016

Trinity Fort To Forge 10K & 5K September 25

The Town of Trinity is excited to announce the inaugural Fort to Forge 10K & 5K on Sunday September 25 starting 10am at Fort Point Lighthouse and finishing at The Forge in the center of Trinity. You will be transported from Trinity to the start line either by road or by boat (weather depending)!

Scenic course follows the shore line with spectacular views of Trinity Harbour as you pass through Dunfield and Goose Cove. The 5K finishes in Dunfield where you will be transported back to Trinity. Much of the route is on gravel and off the main roads, and there are some challenging hills.

CLICK HERE to register now. You can pick up your kit and register in person at the Parish Hall in Trinity Saturday 2-4pm or race day from 8-9am.