Thursday, November 08, 2018

Papail Among Top 10 Canadians In New York

NLRunner Leo Papail finished last week's New York Marathon in 2 hours 43 minutes 2 seconds placing 246 out of some 53,000 runners and in the top ten of Canadian runners. His sub-2:45 performance gives him guaranteed entry into Berlin, Germany and Tokyo.

Leo is originally from Lord's Cove on the Burin Peninsula and now lives in Beeton, Ontario.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Hypo Half Marathon Training With Joe Ryan

See the following from one of our local running legends Joe Ryan ...
Want to run your first (or best) winter half-marathon. If so, why not join up with an enthusiastic and spirited group of fellow runners and train for the challenging Hypothermic Half Marathon in February. 
This 12 week training program is designed to help you meet this winter challenge. Sessions will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6pm and Sunday mornings at 8:30am. The option of a Wednesday evening and a Saturday morning session will also be available. 
To register and for further information e-mail Joe at

Monday, October 29, 2018

Toronto Waterfront Marathon & Half

There was a swarm of some 60 or more NLRunners in Ontario for the recent Toronto Waterfront Marathon and Half Marathon! Thanks to Keith Glynn for compiling these extensive lists of finishers:

CLICK HERE for the FULL Marathon results.

CLICK HERE for the HALF Marathon results.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Joe Ryan Receives Ian Ash Memorial Award

From Selection Committee Chair John Ryan:
"On behalf of the selection committee I would like to thank all who submitted nominations for the award this year. I would also like on behalf of the committee, and I am sure of our entire running community, to extend congratulations to Joe Ryan, the winner for 2018. Also, thank you Art Meaney for your words at the presentation of the award which I summarize below."
Joe Ryan is one of the most important and influential figures in Newfoundland running history. He has been a superb athlete, builder, administrator, historian, coach and mentor. In 1969 at age twenty, while running on the Memorial Cross Country Team, he won the Tely 10. Since then he has run forty-six Telys, twenty one of them under sixty minutes with a personal best of 51:33. During the 1970s, 80s and 90s Joe Ryan was one of our provinces best distance runners, winning the 1975 Marathon Championship (his marathon PB is 2:33:49) the Cross Country Championship and many other races at various distances. Long before it became a popular thing for Newfoundland runners to do, he ran both the Boston and New York City Marathons.

Joe played a major role in establishing the basis for the enormous popularity today of the historic Tely 10. He was chair of the Tely Committee from 1997 to 2007 and promoted the expansion and popularity of our road race calendar as Road Race Chairman for many years. As well he found time to be a track and field official and serve on the board of Run Canada.

Joe is the historian of our most famous and historic running event. In 2002 he published his, "History of the Tely 10," and is updating it with a second volume. He is also working on a history of the Newfoundland Marathon, possibly the oldest marathon in Canada. In recent years Joe Ryan has assumed the role of coach and mentor. He was the Joints in Motion co-ordinator for four years, training and leading runners to events in Dublin, Honolulu, Athens and many other overseas destinations. Many runners know him as a clinic coach for local events such as the Tely, Cape to Cabot and the Marathon.

Next year Joe Ryan will be seventy and it will be the 50th anniversary of his 1969 Tely win. His love of running and his desire to share his knowledge and experience remains undiminished after all the years. He is very much deserving of the Ian Ash Memorial Award.

Pictured L-R Bill Pomeroy, John Ryan, Joe Ryan & Art Meaney

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Putt & Wadden Win Cape To Cabot

It was a spectacular fall morning for the Cape to Cabot with some 427 runners covering the 20k hilly span between Cape Spear and Cabot Tower.

Zach Putt was 1st overall in 1 hour 18 minutes 41 seconds with Peter Bazeley 2nd in 1:21:22 and Brian Caines 3rd in 1:22:53. 1st place lady was Katie Wadden in 1:32:12 followed by Melanie van Soeren in 1:33:10 and Ali Crawford in 1:35:29.

CLICK HERE for results.