Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Run To Remember: Online Registration Only

Reminder that the Run To Remember 11K is coming up on Sunday November 11 and that registration is ONLINE ONLY and closes midnight Tuesday November 6.

Paradise Tri Moves To Late Summer

For several years the Paradise Triathlon has been the "season opener" with a late June date, and while the weather has cooperated somewhat, suitable water temperature has always been a gamble.

To alleviate this problem, and to coincide with the Town of Paradise Summer Festival, the event will now take place on the final Sunday of August, so mark your calendars for Sunday August 25 2013!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Woodrow Still Duking It!

Retired from the national boxing scene, Erin Woodrow is putting her skills to work teaching young women the sport through a program with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary.

Erin calls St.John's home, works in Calgary, and is the daughter of proud father Jim Woodrow, an avid runner with the Nautilus Running Club.

Read more HERE.

MUN X-Country Solid At Atlantic University Championships

Memorial Cross Country Teams competed at the Atlantic University Championships in Halifax this weekend and top performers for the Seahawks were Caroline McIlroy in the women's 5K event and Graham MacDonald in the men's 10K. Mcilroy was 3rd for Bronze in 18:16 and MacDonald was 7th in 33:16 with both qualifying to run the Canadian University Championship in London, Ontario next month.

Other results for the Women included Amanda Wilkins 20th, Victoria Ralph 22nd, Justine O’Leary 28th, Melanie Amminson 35th, Shalane Spurrell 39th and Dwan Street 41st. Additional Mens results were Mark Hayward 15th, Rudy Riedlsperger 23rd, Connor Bolton 24th, Adam Dyke 25th, Landon Fisher 29th, and Nick Snow 31st.

In the Team results, Memorial Men won the Bronze behind SFX and Dalhousie, and the Women were 4th behind SFX, Dalhousie and UNB.

Submitted by Art Meaney - Memorial Head Coach. Photo by Amanda Wilkins.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Another Great Huffin Puffin Album

Thanks to our CFA friend Jim Cleveland for sending in dozens of great photos from last month's Huffin Puffin.

Click the picture of Race Director Fabien Basset with podium finisher Phil Graham to view the web album.

Niagara Falls Marathon Results

At least 35 NL Runners finished last week's Niagara Falls Marathon:

  • Justin MELLOR 3:33:27
  • Blair ADAMS 3:36:42 
  • Norman BUNGAY 3:46:15
  • Jennifer LEGROW 3:46:59
  • Stephen RING 4:03:14
  • Jody MURPHY 4:06:05
  • Judy SHEPPARD 4:09:18
  • Eileen O'BRIEN 4:16:46
  • Mary Jane SMITH 4:21:01
  • Maeve BAIRD 4:21:28
  • Karen BUSSEY 4:24:18
  • Linda DILLON 4:26:01
  • Eilish WALSH 4:26:02
  • Allison CARROLL 4:28:44
  • Diane LEGROW 4:32:45
  • Leo POWER 4:34:40
  • Ruby CARTER 4:38:16
  • Brian MANNION 4:41:40
  • Josephine HICKMAN 4:42:39
  • Donna HUSSEY 4:43:10
  • Marie LEDREW 4:46:47
  • Todd NEWHOOK 4:54:58
  • Paula FRENCH 5:00:53
  • Donna BALLARD 5:09:01
  • Karla HICKMAN 5:09:19
  • Erin ALCOCK 5:47:16
And in the Half Marathon:
  • Sherrie MYERS 1:34:07
  • Cheryl JEFFORD 1:58:45
  • Chris JEFFORD 1:58:44
  • Heather JACKMAN 1:59:06
  • Dee ADAMS 2:00:22
  • Jennifer ROCHE 2:00:25
  • Heather BURTON 2:09:02
  • Genny FIFIELD 2:26:01
  • Beverly JAMES 2:26:23
  • Christine JONES 2:37:01
Thanks to Norm Bungay for compiling these chip time results!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Ironman KONA On NBC 5:30 Today

Tune into NBC 5:30 today Saturday to catch all the action from the recent Ironman World Championships in Kona Hawaii.

Friday, October 26, 2012

PB For Sheppard At Niagara Falls

Congratulations to Judy Sheppard who dropped 4 minutes off her fastest time for a PB of 4:09:18 at the Niagara Falls Marathon last week.

Judy qualified for the New York Marathon in the process!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Outfitters E.N.D Meet & Greet Tonight

The Outfitters on Water Street will be hosting a "Meet and Greet" for their Effective Nordic Development (E.N.D) Program tonight Wednesday October 24 starting 6:30pm.

With a focus on fitness, ski technique and efficiency, this program includes a variety of activities and exercises including pre-season roller skiing, hill bounding, RPM classes, core strength, stride analysis (both classic and skate) time-trials, distance training and more.

In addition to the fitness elements it will also help participants with race preparation, pacing and tactics, nutrition, ski waxing and technical ski apparel knowledge.

Drop by tonight to see what it's all about, and for more information email or call 709-579-4453.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Steve Delaney Receives Ian Ash Award

Congratulations to Steve Delaney on being presented the Ian Ash Memorial Award for 2012.

A long-time member of ANE, Steve can be seen at practically every race, either running himself or helping out on the finish line. He is also the Race Director for the landmark Cape To Cabot.

Steve was recognized for "giving selflessly to the sport of running and through it to the community at large - as did Ian".

Friday, October 19, 2012

Basics For Babies Trot Or Treat October 27

The Paradise Running Club are again this year holding an event in support of Basics For Babies. On Saturday October 27 take part in a 5K run or 2K walk starting 9:30am from the Paradise Community Center. Costumes optional but encouraged!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Bazeley Top 30 At Toronto Waterfront

The Toronto Waterfront Marathon was Sunday and Peter Bazeley delivered a solid 2:39:47 for 30th position in a field of 3,325 runners. Peter was among several NL Runners in the race:
  • Peter Bazeley 2:39:47
  • Jeannie Pardy 3:46:02
  • Gail Price 4:06:50
  • Heather Barrett 4:08:24
  • Nadine Dove 4:20:23
  • Ben Hayley 4:22:38
  • David Peddle 4:27:15
  • Shelley Hatcher 4:30:25
  • Geoff Perry 4:35:47
  • Jacqueline Perry 4:48:53
  • Jody Doyle 4:51:50
  • April Mahoney 4:52:11
  • Wilf McIsaac 5:02:27
  • Geoff Thistle 5:17:23
And in the Half Marathon:
  • Leo Papail 1:20:09
  • Clint Munden 1:30:06
  • Colin Power 1:38:06
  • Megan Smith 1:41:40
  • Linz Buckingham 1:41:45
  • Heather Lewis 1:56:50
  • Derek Osmond 2:08:03
  • Mary Stordy 2:09:39
  • Wayne Badcock 2:10:03
  • Kent Brothers 2:13:40
  • Kelly Hanlon 2:25:16
  • Lynda Younghusband 2:25:44
  • Selina Asgar 2:29:03
  • Pamela Buckingham 2:30:58
  • Mandy Badcock 2:31:44
  • Gail Murrin 2:35:10
  • Bev McIsaac 2:43:39
Note Added Oct.18
The above times are "gun" times which are used for the official results. In a big race like this with a corralled or congested start line, most people register a much faster "chip" time ... sometimes by as much as 10 minutes!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Run To Remember Sunday November 11

The Run To Remember 11K is coming up on Sunday November 11. The course is an out-and-back along the rail bed starting 8am by Piper's on Commonwealth Avenue.

Note that registration is ONLINE ONLY and closes midnight Tuesday November 6.

Monday, October 15, 2012

MUN Run 5K October 21

The 2012 MUN Run 5K race will take place Sunday October 21 starting 8am by the Phys Ed building.

Registration in ONLINE HERE and limited to 175 runners. Race bibs for registered runners will be available race morning at the start line.

Colemans Half Marathon Results

It was Lee Churchill in 1:21:38 and Thea Baird in 1:41 even for first place male and female at Sunday's Colemans Half Marathon in Corner Brook. Results for all 58 participants are HERE.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Freake & Brophy Win Cape To Cabot

If you were one of the 357 runners that climbed Signal Hill this morning to finish the Cape To Cabot 20K, then chances are you were captured by Norman Bungay's camera lens and appear in his web album HERE.

David Freake was first to the top in 1 hour 17 minutes 39 seconds followed by Grant Tapper in 1:20:57 and Paul Bassler in 1:23:41. Sharon Brophy was first female in 1:34:44 with Janelle Simmons second in 1:36:49 and Abigail Steel taking third in 1:38:19.

Full results are posted HERE.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Nominations Due Tomorrow For Ian Ash Award

Further to our PREVIOUS POST be sure to get your nominations in by tomorrow for the Ian Ash Memorial Award. If you know someone deserving, simply send their name and a few words along to

Friday, October 12, 2012

Remembering Chris Pickard

We are sad to report the passing of Chris Pickard, a legend and lifetime contributor to the running community in NL.

Tributes have been posted HERE by the NLAA and HERE by Athletics Ontario.

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Turkey Tea 10K Results & Pics

149 runners took part in Sunday's Turkey Tea Ten, enjoying a sunny, dry and cool fall morning.

In the female division Sherrie Myers was first in  41:06, Joanna Harris 2nd in 42:20, and Joanne Taylor 3rd in 43:23. For the boys it was Adam Snow in 32:55, followed by David Freake in 33:23 and Andrew Baker in 35:51.

Full results and pictures are available HERE.

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Baker's Dozen In Chicago

Ian Royle wasn't the only NL Runner in the windy city Sunday for the Chicago Marathon. At least 12 others followed him across the finish line as follows:

  • Ian Royle 2:36:05
  • Paul Shea 3:28:19
  • Josee Hotton 3:30:01
  • Janet Angel 3:40:13
  • Sandi Porter 3:41:31
  • Janice Mullins 3:43:59
  • Vanessa Cluett 3:46:10
  • Lisa Dobbin 3:52:59
  • Danielle Fillier 3:54:33
  • Natalie Godden 4:01:20
  • Sharon Newman 4:44:54
  • Mary Walsh 4:44:54
  • Rosemary James 5:21:09
Others "running away" Sunday at the Valley Harvest Marathon in Wolfville NS were Margo Murphy running a PB in 3:59:46 and Pete Soucy running the half in 1:30:58.

Thanks Paul Lahey for compiling these results!

Cape To Cabot Expo

Part of next week's Cape To Cabot is their Health Expo next Saturday October 13 from 1-4pm at MacDonald Drive Junior High. Free admission, interesting speakers, and an exciting trampoline demonstration!

Ian Royle Breezes Through Windy City Marathon

Ian Royle ran Sunday morning's Chicago Marathon with a personal best time of 2:36:05.

Not only shattering his 2008 Chicago performance of 3:06:30, Ian also shaved 10 minutes off his 2011 New York Marathon time of 2:46:14.

Royle runs with the Nautilus Running Club in St.John's and was last year's club "Runner of the Year" for his exceptional performances and continuos improvement.

Saturday, October 06, 2012

Ryan & Young Tackle KONA Next Week

Two exceptional athletes from our province will be in Kona, Hawaii for next Saturday's Ironman World Championships.

Otto Ryan and Michelle Young earned their respective spots on the start line, and will line up with the best in the world for the iconic 3.8k swim, 180k bike and 42.2k run.

MacDonald Wins 8K Cross Country At Acadia

Graham MacDonald of the Memorial Cross Country Team won today's Acadia XC Meet in Wolfville, running 27:30 on the 8k course outlegging competitors from all the other Atlantic Universities.

Skye Fisher of Memorial's Womens Team ran 24:09 to finish 36th in the Female 5k event.

Submitted by Art Meaney / Head Coach XC / MUN

Nominations Welcome For Ian Ash Memorial Award

See the following from John Ryan, Chair of the Ian Ash Memorial Award selection committee:
The Ian Ash Memorial Award will be presented for the fourth time this year in honour and memory of Ian. This annual award by the Autism Society of NL in conjunction with Athletics NorthEAST, 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." Past winners are Bill Pomeroy, Glenn “Smitty” Smith and Art Meaney.
Please submit nominations to by October 14 2012, along with a brief resume of the nominee. A committee consisting of Joe Dunford, Ed Durnford, Bill Pomeroy, Ginny Ryan and Chair John Ryan will choose the winner.
Award presentation will take place at the Walk for Autism event Sunday October 21.

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Pardy & Hensman Complete Berlin Marathon

Congratulations to Jeannie Pardy of Appleton on her completion of last weekend's Berlin Marathon in 3:35:52. And also to Linda Hensman of St.John's who ran a negative split and a personal best of 4:15:40.

Updated Oct 4 to include Linda Hensman's performance.

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Turkey Tea This Sunday - Register TODAY!

This is your last chance to register for Sunday's Turkey Tea 10K ... registration is ONLINE ONLY and closes tonight.