Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Baie Verte 1K 5K 10K June 17

The 6th annual Baie Verte Fun Run in support of KidSport NL and "Team Cle" is set for Saturday June 17.

The event features a 1K starting 9:30am, with the 5K and 10K starting 10am. Registration is a donation of your choice on race morning.

Monday, February 06, 2017

Hypothermic Half Marathon Results

It was certainly hypothermic for Sunday's Hypo Half Marathon in St.John's with wind chills hitting minus 30! That didn't hinder 258 hard-core runners from completing the blustery 21.1k course through Donovans and Mount Pearl.

Chris Galley was the overall winner in 1:20:39 followed by Jacopo Fragosso in 1:22:16 and Glenn Lear in 1:25:42. Janelle Simmons was first place female in 1:34:20 followed by Jocelyn Poirier-Hardy in 1:35:21 and Stephanie Nevin in 1:42:44.

CLICK HERE for the results.

Friday, February 03, 2017

Snow & Ice In Paradise 5K Feb 18

Paradise Running Club will host a 5K Fun Run /2.5K Walk as part of this year's Snow and Ice in Paradise, starting 9am Saturday February 18.

CLICK HERE for more information and registration.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Forsey Lands A Record Time !

Running in the 3000 metres at the PSU National Open indoor track and field meet at University Park, Pennsylvania on Saturday, Jillian Forsey ran the fastest time ever recorded by a woman from Newfoundland and Labrador.

Jillian's time of 9 minutes 26.52 seconds earned her a fourth place finish in a strong field.

Submitted by Ray Will

Monday, January 16, 2017

Collingwood & Will Run Solid Half Marathons

Gavin Will
Gavin Will ran the Nassau Bahamas Half Marathon this past weekend in 1:41:48 to win his age group. Better half Amanda Will finished 4th in her age group in 2:06:53.

Jeff Collingwood
Meanwhile in another part of the world Jeff Collingwood completed the Ooredoo Half Marathon in Qatar in 1:24:50 to finish 24th overall in a fast field of some 400 runners.

There were no age group awards but to put it in perspective his time would have landed him 7th place at last year's Huffin' Puffin!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

St. John's Triathlon Seeking Chairperson

The iconic St. John's Triathlon is in search of a Chairperson to lead in the delivery and continuing development of this flagship event:
"This volunteer position has a strategic role to play in representing the vision and long-range planning of the St. John’s Triathlon. The Chairperson ensures that the Race Director and the management committee function properly, that there is full participation at meetings, that all relevant matters are discussed, and that effective decisions are made and carried out by the committee."
 If you are interested, please send an email to stjohnstri@gmail.com.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

ANE Annual Award Winners

Athletics North East presented their Annual Awards last Saturday recognizing the following recipients:

  • Male Volunteer of the Year - Steve Delaney
  • Most Spirited Male - Ed Durnford
  • Most Improved Male - Mark Croft
  • Top Male Under 35 - Charlie Kourvelas
  • Top Male 35 and Over - Peter Power
  • Female Volunteer of the Year - Tammy Butler
  • Most Spirited Female - Joanne Taylor-Cole
  • Most Improved Female - Melinda Saunders
  • Top Female Under 35 - Steph Nevin
  • Top Female 35 and Over - Jennifer Murrin
There was also a new "Recognition" award added this year, to recognize individual(s) for their work in facilitating certain aspects of the club's operations, with this year's focus on "training". Ed Durnford and Will Small were recognized for their efforts in working with the morning and evening groups respectively. Both individuals played a key role in developing the training plans & schedules, organizing the runs, and leading the workout sessions.

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