Monday, October 23, 2017

Gander Santa Fun Run/Walk December 2

Check out the Santa Fun Run/Walk in Gander, set for Saturday December 2 starting 10am.

Visit the Salvation Army Gander Facebook Page for your pledge form and more information.

CLICK HERE for registration.

Susan Matthews Receives Ian Ash Memorial Award

Susan Matthews is the recipient of the 2017 Ian Ash Memorial Award, having "given selflessly to the sport of running and through it to the community at large, as did Ian". Selection committee chair John Ryan had the following to say:

'I would like to congratulate Susan Matthews as the winner of the Ian Ash Memorial Award 2017. Susan is a keen volunteer at many running events. She also volunteers at many activities outside the world of running. Susan is probably best known for starting the organization “Taking Strides” which eventually became associated with the R.E.A.L Program (Recreation, Experience, and Leisure) of St. John’s. This program has helped numerous young people to get involved in sports. Her passion for helping others was obvious by the words she spoke when she accepted the award at the recent reception for the Cape to Cabot 10k Road Race. Please join me in supporting and congratulating Susan. I would also like to thank all of those who submitted such excellent nominations – there are so many people doing so much in our community!"

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Daffodil Dash Bowring Park Nov 18

Join the fight and add a spring to your step with the Daffodil Dash in Bowring Park November 18. Check-in starts 8am with the 1k walk, 5k run and kid's mini dash starting 9am.

Put on your sunniest yellow outfit, grab your friends and be part of this fun, family-friendly event. Money raised through the Daffodil Dash helps the Canadian Cancer Society with research, prevention strategies, and the provision of information and support to people facing cancer.

CLICK HERE for more information and registration.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Papail Breaks 3 Hours In Chicago

Lord's Cove native Leo Papail ran the recent Chicago Marathon in 2 hours 50 minutes 40 seconds finishing in 373rd place out of 45,000 runners! He was also top ten Canadian finisher and set a personal best.

Turning to cross country events for the fall Leo had a 3rd place podium finish at a Toronto race and will compete in nationals in Kingston. His plans for next year include both the Berlin and New York marathons.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Greene & McIlroy Win Cape To Cabot

It was the nicest weather in the race’s 11 year history with a record 447 finishers conquering the 20K trek from Cape Spear to Cabot Tower!

Mark Greene was the overall winner in Sunday’s Cape To Cabot finishing in 1 hour 16 minutes 23 seconds, followed by Seamus Boyd-Porter in 1:16:56 and Charlie Kourvelas in 1:21:23.

First among the females was legendary distance runner Caroline McIlroy in 1:27:08, then Alison Walsh in 1:29:36 and Janelle Simmons in 1:32:40.

CLICK HERE for the results.

Photo compliments of Larry’s Running Photos.