Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Run To Remember 11K November 11

The annual Run to Remember 11k will be hosted by New World Running Club on Tuesday November 11 starting 8am. Course is an out-and-back on the rail bed, starting and finishing by Piper's on Commonwealth Avenue.

CLICK HERE to register now.

Monday, October 27, 2014

East Coast Trail 50K Ultra Results

Patrick McIlroy and Seamus Boyd Porter were the first to cross the finish line in Saturday's ECT 50k Ultra trail race, running from Pouch Cove to Quidi Vidi in 5 hours 18 minutes 58 seconds. Not far behind and winning the ladies division was mom Caroline McIlroy in 5:35:20.

The team race with 3 runners each running a stage was won by Trail Running Taylors in 4:55:45.

Results for all 30 solo runners and 12 teams are posted to the ECT Ultra Blog.

Photo thanks to Vicki Taylor Hood

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Men 3rd / Women 5th At AUS Cross Country

Memorial Seahawks Men finished in the Bronze Medal position behind SFX and Dalhousie at this weekends AUS XC Championship in Halifax.

Jordan Fewer led the team with a 9th place finish in 34:03 on the 10k course in Point Pleasant Park. Connor Bolton 14th (35:05), Matt Power 16th (35:37), Mark Hayward 18th (35:51), Chris Lowe 27th (37:58), Mike Scott 29th (38:21) and Dan Conway 30th (38:24) all contributed to the Seahawks success. Head Coach Art Meaney was very gratified that the team had four runners in the top 20 in such a strong field, one of the best team performances in recent years.

On the Womens side Amanda Wilkins, back from an injury that kept her on the sidelines most of this season, ran the best cross country race of her career on the 6k course and finished 12th running 24:14. Coach Meaney said Wilkins performance was very impressive and an indication of the hard work and dedication she put into her recovery. It enabled her to finish her cross country career at Memorial on a high note. Wilkins was followed by Megan Ryan 26th (25:53), Evangeline Fletcher 35th (26:39), Justine O'Leary 37th (27:07), Emily Hickey 41st (27:44), Victoria Healey 42nd (27:45) and Alana Loveys 44th (27:55). The Womens team was 5th in the standings.

Thanks to Art Meaney for the story. Photo credit to Amanda Wilkins.

Strong National Rankings For Forsey

Last weekend Jillian Forsey took part in the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational cross-country meet in Madison WI, one of the most important competitions on the Fall calendar for NCAA running teams, attracting the best from all over the USA.

Jillian had one of her best ever finishes since being recruited to the University of West Virginia, running the 6k event in 19:57 to finish 11th of 265 runners and lead her team to a 5th place finish out of 38 women's teams.

With the outdoor track season concluded Jillian joins 2 other NLRunners with impressive National rankings:

  • Daniel Kelloway - Senior Men 400m: 19th in 48:21
  • Jillian Forsey - Junior Women 5000m: 1st in 16:2:55
  • Jillian Forsey - Junior Women 3000m: 4th in 9:29.82
  • Jillian Forsey - Junior Women 1500m: 10th in 4:31.12
  • Julia Howley - Junior Women 1500m: 24th in 4:39.80
Thanks to Ray Will for the story.

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.


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."