Thursday, September 21, 2017

Nominations For Ian Ash Memorial Award 2017

The annual Ian Ash Memorial Award for 2017 will be presented by the Autism Society in conjunction with Athletics NorthEAST at the reception for the Cape to Cabot 20k on October 15.

This award is "presented to an individual who has given selflessly to the sport of running and through it to the community at large - as did Ian".

If you would like to nominate someone please submit their name and a brief resume to john.ryan@mi.mun.ca by October 8. A committee consisting of Peter Browne, Joe Dunford, Ed Durnford, Bill Pomeroy and Chair John Ryan will choose the winner.

Past winners are Bill Pomeroy, Glenn Smith, Art Meaney, Steve DelaneyDan Penney, Ben Dunne, Chris Murphy and Keith Day.

Daffodil Dash Sat Nov 18 Bowring Park

The Canadian Cancer Society NL is hosting the Daffodil Dash on Saturday November 18 at Bowring Park in St. John's.

Put on your sunniest yellow outfit, grab your friends and family, and be a part of this fun, community event to help fight cancer with your choice of a 5k run or 1k walk.

Visit convio.cancer.ca/daffdash to register as an individual or a team, and you can check out THIS FACEBOOK EVENT for more info.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Royle & Dwyer Claim Huffin' Puffin Marathon Titles


Ian Royle defended his Capital Subaru Huffin' Puffin Marathon title yet again on Sunday, completing the scenic 2-loop 42.2 kilometer course in 2 hours 37 minutes 13 seconds in ideal conditions, and setting a new course record in the process! Rudy Riedlsperger was 2nd in 2:56:25 with Matthew Jurik 3rd in 2:58:22. In the ladies race it was Kim Dwyer 1st in 3:55:22 followed by Dianna Kane in 4:01:03 and Sharon Collins in 4:02:13.

The Half Marathon was won by Mark Greene in 1:14:14 with Will Fitzgerald 2nd in 1:17:40 and Peter Bazeley 3rd in 1:17:46. For the ladies it was Jennifer Murrin for the win in 1:18:29, repeating her win from last year and shaving more than 5 minutes off her time! Alison Walsh was 2nd in 1:24:35 with Karen Stacey 3rd in 1:26:24.

The event also features a Marathon Team Relay with teams of 4 and each runner completing 10-11 kilometers of the course. The winning team was ANE Morning Rush (Mark Croft, Don Fagan, Ed Durnford, Sheldon Marsh) in 2:43:45. 2nd place team was Runaways (Janelle Simmons, Thelma Greene, Tanya Joy, Lori Chaytor) in 3:12:26 and 3rd was RunPME (Matthew Pyne, Jeremy Eaton, Nicholas MacCallum, Andrew Pyne) in 3:17:26.

All in all some 900 participants and 250 volunteers enjoyed a beautiful early-fall (SUMMER!) day at Bowring Park, downtown St. John's and Quidi Vidi Lake!

Results are posted to huffinpuffinmarathon.com.

Thanks to Larry's Running Photos  for great photo albums on Facebook HERE and HERE.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Huffin' Puffin Registration Closes Thursday

Registration for this Sunday's Capital Subaru Huffin' Puffin Marathon, Half Marathon and Marathon Team Relay ends at midnight TOMORROW Thursday September 14.

Visit huffinpuffinmarathon.com to register now and be among the more than 900 runners at the start line in Bowring Park Sunday morning!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Five & Dime Results

It was a wet one for Saturday's Five & Dime in Paradise but the weather didn't hinder close on 100 runners from taking part!

David Freake won the 5K race in 15 minutes 56 seconds with Megan Ryan taking the win for females in 20:25. The 10K winner was Jennifer Barron in 37:57 followed by Chris Sweeney in 39:19 for 1st place male.

CLICK HERE for the results from both events.