Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Paradise New Year's Eve Fun Run

The Paradise Running Club will host a New Year's Eve fun run on (you guessed it!) December 31 at 2pm, starting and finishing at the Rotary Paradise Youth and Community Center.

This event is a fundraiser for the CBS/Paradise Community Food Bank, and special thanks to Andrew Gosse for his commitment to donate an additional $5 per runner up to $500!

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Tentative Sanctioned 2015 NLAA Road Races

The NLAA annual general meeting was Saturday at which all clubs tabled their proposed races and dates for the 2015 season. Here is the resulting schedule which will be approved and posted by the NLAA over the next few weeks:

  • Flat Out 5K - Sun Apr 12
  • Mundy Pond 5K - Sun Apr 26
  • Harbour Front 10K - Sun May 10
  • ANE Mile - Sun May 24
  • Garnish 10K - Sat Jun 6
  • USR 10K & Half Marathon - Sun Jun 14
  • Mews 8K - Sun Jul 12
  • Carved By The Sea 10K - Sun Jul 19
  • Tely 10 - Sun Jul 26
  • Commander Gander 5K & 10K - Sun Aug 2
  • Paradise Figure 8 8K - Sat Aug 8
  • Provincial 5K - Sun Aug 30
  • Paradise Five & Dime - Sat Sep 12 *
  • Huffin' Puffin Marathon Half & Relay - Sun Sep 13 (or 20 or 27) *
  • Trapline Marathon - Sun Oct 11
  • Turkey Tea 10K - Sun Oct 11
  • Cape To Cabot 20K - Sun Oct 18
  • Run To Remember 11K - Wed Nov 11
* The Huffin' Puffin date depends on approval of a potential new route by the City of St. John's, and the Paradise Five and Dime date depends on the Huffin' Puffin. Races will not be on the same weekend.

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Boxing Day Fun Run

New World Running Club is hosting their annual Boxing Day Fun Run on Friday December 26 starting 10:30am at the west gate entrance to Bowring Park. Bring along $5 and/or an item for the food bank and take a 2k or 4k stroll through the park.

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Nautilus Inn Of Olde Christmas Dash December 12

The Nautilus Running Club annual Quidi Vidi Inn of Olde Christmas Dash is Friday December 12 starting 5:30pm.

Run one way from the Aquarena to the Quidi Vidi Inn of Olde (5.8k route HERE), enjoy a warm fire, a snack, a few laughs, and be sure to tuck a few bucks in your sock for a beverage and a taxi home.

Note this is NOT an official, organized, supported or sanctioned event so if you do partake please stay on the sidewalks and be careful out there! All are welcome but everyone runs at their own risk and there will be no marshals or traffic control.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Worlds For Forsey

In what must be the most remarkable performance in a remarkable career, 19-year-old Jillian Forsey qualified yet again to represent Canada at two international championships.

Forsey, still a junior, opted to run in the senior women's race at the Canadian cross-country championships in Vancouver on Saturday. Running in snowy and muddy conditions Forsey finished in sixth place over the 8k course in a time of 29 minutes 40 seconds. This performance qualified her to represent Canada in the North American Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) cross-country championships in Colombia next February as well as the world cross-country championships in China in March. She will compete in the senior races in both events.

The Vancouver race was Forsey's first attempt at the 8k distance. The native of Kippens, who represented Canada in the junior NACAC championships in 2012, 2013 and 2014 as well as the world cross-country championships in Poland in 2013 and the world junior track and field championships in 2014, becomes the first Canadian woman to represent the nation in four consecutive NACAC cross-country championships and the only woman to represent Canada in her first senior year in recent memory.

Story by Ray Will

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Forsey Gains NCAA All-American Honors

Jillian Forsey finished her 2014 university cross-country season with a brilliant 14th place at the Division 1 NCAA Cross-Country Running Finals iTerre Haute, Indiana on Saturday.

Running in what is almost certainly the strongest university field in the world, the 19 year-old from Kippens covered the 6 kilometre course in 20 minutes 17.9 seconds. Her performance earned her All-American honours.

Forsey was the first Canadian finisher and led her team to an 8th place out of 31 teams. More than 250 runners completed the race

Story by Ray Will

Wine Halfers

Congratulations to Joan, Sherry and Juanita on completing the Temecula Wine Country Half Marathon last weekend in California.

  • Joan Hartery 1:49:08 (first in her age group)
  • Sherry Grewal 1:53:23
  • Juanita Keel-Ryan 2:13:11