Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Giv'er On The River This Sunday

The Giv’er on the River 3k/5k fun run is this Sunday October 26 in support of ongoing improvements to the Manuels River trail system.

Run starts 8:30am at the Hibernia Interpretation Centre in CBS and ONLINE REGISTRATION is available until 11:59pm Thursday evening.

Toronto Waterfront Results

Thanks to the NLAA for compiling a list of NL Runners that completed last weekend's Toronto Waterfront Marathon and Half Marathon. We had 6 podium finishers including Jason White with a 2:44:18 marathon, and David Freake running the half in 1:11:46.

CLICK HERE to see all finishers and times.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Ben Dunne Receives Ian Ash Memorial Award (UPDATED)


The winner of the Ian Ash Memorial Award for 2014 is the legendary Ben Dunne.

Ben (pictured left) accepted the award from Chair John Ryan at the reception for the Cape to Cabot on Sunday. Art Meaney described Ben as “one of those talented runners from the Southern Shore.”

Ben is the leading force behind the Turkey Tea Timex 10k road race and has been involved in running and countless other sporting activities for the past fifty years.

UPDATE:

Here's some of what Art had to say about Ben at the ceremony:
"Ben Dunne can claim to be the Father of five races and as well to be one of Newfoundland's best runners in the 1960's and 70's. He created the Mobile 10-mile, the Renews to Ferryland 20k (a forerunner to Cape to Cabot), the Northern Bay 5-mile, and more recently the province's fastest 10k race, the Turkey Tea, as well as the Remembrance Day Run. Ben was one of those Southern Shore boys who with the Ryan brothers and others, ran Cross Country for Memorial in the 1960's and dominated road racing in the 1970's. He won the Tely 10 in 1975, continued to be a top flight cross country runner and as well, became a formidable marathoner. Ben Dunne is a special person for me because when I returned to running in the 1970's after a time away from the sport, he gave me advice, support and encouragement that helped me to become a successful runner. Ben, thank you for all your help; I was humbled that a runner I thought a legend, could be so generous. You are a member of the NLAA Hall of Fame and a major figure in the history of our sport and richly deserve the Ian Ash Award."

Monday, October 20, 2014

Running Against The Wind: Cape To Cabot 2014

Officially 358 runners conquered Sunday's Cape To Cabot 20k. CLICK HERE for all results.

Joe Ryan was among the finishers and has put together a very enjoyable race report which you can read HERE.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Bazeley & McIlroy Win Cape To Cabot

The rain and wind didn't stop hundred's from starting this morning's Cape To Cabot 20k at Cape Spear a few minutes past 8am.

Peter Bazeley was first to cover the 20 kilometers, crossing the finish line at Cabot Tower in an unofficial time of 1:18:28. And not far behind was first place female Caroline McIlroy.

Full results will be posted shortly after the last runner finishes.

Photo credit to Heather Barrett.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Arthritis Society Jingle Bell 5K Nov 16

The Arthritis Society of Newfoundland and Labrador presents the annual Jingle Bell Walk and Run on Sunday November 16 at Bowring Park. There is also an event on Sunday November 30 in St.Alban's.

The Jingle Bell is a festive, family-friendly, fun-filled event for all ages, raising awareness and funds for arthritis research and care. This year all funds go to the Newfoundland and Labrador Childhood Arthritis Program.

Participants often come dressed in creative costumes or holiday sweaters, and will be given bells for their 1k walk or 5k run, enjoying holiday music and maybe even some carollers along the route!

CLICK HERE for more information and registration.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Cape To Cabot Speaker Series This Saturday

The 3rd annual Cape to Cabot Speaker Series takes place this Saturday October 18 from 2pm-4:30pm at MacDonald Drive Junior High.

There is no charge and you could win a $100 gift certificate donated by LeGros and Motti. Here's the lineup:

  • 2pm Art Meaney: former Tely 10 champ speaking on proper running form and running while aging;
  • 2:30pm Nancy Winchester: having run 42 marathons Nancy will give a talk entitled "How Far Was That Marathon? Stories of training, motivation, and managing nerves and non-running friends over 1100.4 miles in convenient 26.2 mile increments";
  • 3pm Derrick Roul: diagnosed with leukaemia in 2012, Derrick will speak on the importance of family, friends and running buddies in his fight to be cancer free and get back on his running feet;
  • 3:30pm Keith Butler and John Grant: a formidable racing team with Keith pushing John in a custom-made racing chair. Their talk will focus on the 2014 Boston marathon, the logistics of getting to the start line, the challenge of pushing a 200-plus-pound chair with virtually no training and the thrill of running alongside Team Hoyt in their final Boston Marathon.
  • 4pm: Panel Discussion with Caroline McIlroy, ultra-marathoner who recently ran 190 km of the East Coast Trail in 30 hours, Patrick Dalton who has transformed himself from an overweight smoker into a lean mean IronMan who competes nationally against world-class triathletes, and Florence Barron, a 76-year-old two-time Tely 10 record holder.