Sunday, May 19, 2019

Robins 5K Raises $$ For Burin Peninsula Health Care

The 6th annual Robin’s 5K earlier this month raised some $3610 for the Burin Peninsula Health Care Foundation bringing the total to over $28000 over the past six years.

See THIS NEWS RELEASE from the Mariners Athletics Running Club.

Garnish-Frenchmans Cove 10K Sat Jun 8

This year's VOCM 740 Toyota Plaza Garnish-Frenchman's Cove 10K is set for Saturday June 8 starting 11am at the Garnish Recreation Center.

Registration is ONLINE ONLY and best to register by the earlybird deadline which is this coming Thursday May 23.

CLICK HERE to register now.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Hustle With Russell Starting June 4

Mike Russell will be running across the province west to east to raise money for the Janeway Hospital, motivated by his young cousin's Leukemia diagnosis.

Hustle With Russell starts June 4 and Mike is encouraging the community to follow his journey and join him for a run anywhere along the way.

CLICK HERE to support this effort with a donation through Mike's Go Fund Me page.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

ANE Mile Sunday May 26

Next up on the sanctioned road race calendar is the ANE Mile set for Sunday May 26 on The Boulevard in St. John's.

The event features a "School Mile" where schools compete against one another by registering groups of students, and an "Open Mile" for individual age group competition.

The course is completely closed with wave starts, starting near the bandstand on The Boulevard and finishing by the bridge near the big tanks.

CLICK HERE for more info and links to registration.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Davies & Murrin Win Nautilus Harbour Front 10K

It was cool and drizzly with a snow flurry or two for Sunday morning's Harbour Front 10K but that didn't stop 282 NLRunners from crossing the finish line on Harbour Drive!

Andrew Davies ran away with the win in 32 minutes 39 seconds followed by David Freake in 33:45 and Mark Greene in 34:14.

For the ladies it was Jennifer Murrin in 35:20 for first place, Melanie van Soeren in 39:21 for second, and Nicole Hollohan in 39:49 for third.

CLICK HERE for results.

Thanks to George Stanoev for the picture and for THIS NLAA FACEBOOK ALBUM 

Thursday, May 09, 2019

Baie Verte Co-op Fun Run June 15

The Baie Verte Co-op Fun Run in support of Kidsport NL / Team Cle and in memory of Cleon Smith is set for Saturday June 15.

The event features a 1k, 5k and 10k with check-in starting 9:30am at Bodyworks Fitness and Therapy, and registration being a monetary donation of your choice.

For more info contact Trish Smith 709-571-9097.

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Gerry Donovan Memorial Scholarship 2019

In memory of one of their founding members, the Nautilus Running Club is pleased to offer the 2019 Gerry Donovan Memorial Scholarship.

Gerry was a community leader in not only running but also triathlon, cycling, swimming and cross country skiing. He passed away in January 2016 after a battle with cancer.

This $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a post-secondary student who shares Gerry's passion and dedication to sport, and is active as a sport community volunteer. Prior recipients were Melissa Tobin in 2018, Nicklas Dolomount in 2017 and Jordan Baird in 2016.

CLICK HERE for more information and guidelines. Application deadline is June 15 2019.

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Harbour Front 10K This Sunday

The Nautilus Harbour Front 10k is this coming weekend, set for Sunday May 12 starting 8am on Harbour Drive.

Online registration is open until Thursday evening and while there is an option to register in person at bib pickup Saturday between noon and 3pm at Spartan Fitness, you'll pay an extra $10 if you wait.

CLICK HERE to register now.

Adult Indoor Triathlon May 25

This from TriNL:

Triathlon NL is adding an Adult Race to the planned Indoor Triathlon School Championships on May 25. The event is being held at the MUN Pool and Field House. This is an opportunity for newcomers to triathlon to give it a bit of a whirl, and for more seasoned racers a chance to get ready for the upcoming triathlon season.

CLICK HERE here for details and the link to race registration.

Monday, May 06, 2019

1909 "Marathon" Race

The predecessor to the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Marathon (now know as the Huffin' Puffin) was a 25-mile "marathon" race at St. Bon's Field in St. John's way back in 1909!
" ... on Wednesday afternoon, August 18, 1909 ... two Boston Marathon champions lined up side-by-side on a small playing field in St. John’s, Newfoundland, to run a 25-mile marathon - one hundred and fifty laps around a grassy oval."
Thanks to Joe Ryan for sending us a great article recounting this memorable historic race!

CLICK HERE to read the article.