Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Support Strong For Kelda Christmas Dash

Nautilus Running Club would like to thank all those so far that have given to the "Trust Fund For Kelda" set up for the December 7 Quidi Vidi Inn of Olde Christmas Dash. The event is still 10 days away and already more than $500 has been donated!

You can make your donation online HERE, or in person at the run.

More info in our prior post ... http://www.nlrunning.com/2012/11/nautilus-inn-of-olde-christmas-dash.html.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Forsey First At Canadian Championships

Seventeen year old Jillian Forsey of Kippens established herself as the most promising Junior (19 and under) distance runner in Canada on Saturday. Running in the Canadian Cross-Country Championships in Vancouver, Forsey produced a devastating finish to win the championship over 5 kilometres in a time of 17 minutes 22.4 seconds.

With the win the Stephenville High School student qualifies to compete for Canada in the North America, Central America and Caribbean Championships in Jamaica in January as well as the World Championships in Poland in March.

Also competing in Vancouver were Matthew Noseworthy of the Pearlgate Track and Field Club who finished 74th in the Junior Mens 8 kilometre race in 26 minutes 52 seconds, as well as Colin Fewer and Ryan Brockerville in the Senior Mens 10k. Fewer had a time of 31:11 seconds for 18th place while Brockerville finished 26th in 31:37.

Submitted by Ray Will
Photo by Mike Scott

Nautilus Runners Of The Year

For their race performances, participation, and overall commitment to the club and the sport, Tim Turner and Donna Warren were voted the 2012 Nautilus Runners of the Year at the club's Annual General Meeting last night.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

NL Running Turns 6

Happy 6th Birthday to NL Running!
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Nautilus Inn Of Olde Christmas Dash December 7

The Nautilus Running Club annual Quidi Vidi Inn of Olde Christmas Dash is Friday December 7 at 5:30pm.

Run one way from the Aquarena to the Quidi Vidi Inn of Olde (5.8k route HERE), enjoy a warm fire, a snack, a few laughs, and be sure to tuck a few bucks in your sock for a beverage or two and a taxi home.

Note this is NOT an official, organized, supported or sanctioned event so if you do partake please stay on the sidewalks and be careful out there! All are welcome but everyone runs at their own risk and there will be no marshals or traffic control.

This year's run will serve as a fundraiser for Kelda Farrell who is still on her long road to recovery following a tragic accident earlier this year. Nautilus will graciously accept a $10 donation from all participants and the club will match all funds raised.

CLICK HERE to make your donation now with PayPal or a credit card, or if you prefer you can make a cash donation at the event.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Jackman Top 10 At Miami Beach Half

Chris Jackman may have missed his chance to run in the 2012 NYC Marathon (due to its cancellation) but he sure didn't let his training and fitness go to waste!

Chris finished the 84 degree Miami Beach Half Marathon last weekend in 1 hour 24 minutes 36 seconds, good for 10th place male out of 1003, 3rd in his age group out of 191, and 11th overall out of 2424.

Grewal Finishes Ironman Arizona

Sherry Grewal completed Ironman Arizona on Sunday in 13 hours, 22 minutes and 1 second.

Her training suffered a setback earlier this summer when she was struck by a car while biking, however she persevered, maintained her fitness, eased back into training and successfully completed this prestigious and popular event! (The 2013 race sold out in 40 seconds!!)

3.9k swim in 1:32:22, 180k bike in 6:49:56, and 42.2k run in 4:37:51.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Flanagans Run Rim Rock Marathon In Fruita

Of the 139 finishers at last week's Rim Rock Marathon in Fruita Colorado, there were only 2 Canadians and both were NL Runners! Congratulations to Chris Flanagan (4:10:11) and Susan Flanagan (4:29:41).

St. Pete's Women's Half Marathon Finishers

A few ladies took part in the St.Petersburg Women's Half Marathon this morning in Florida. Congratulations to:

  • Jennie Wadden
  • Donna Wadden
  • Eileen Collingwood
  • Betty Gill
  • Madonna Wadden

Friday, November 16, 2012

Fewer Fifth In Ontario Cross Country

Colin Fewer ran a blistering 31:42 last Saturday at the Ontario Provincial Cross Country Championships.

He will be looking to better his time this Sunday when he takes part in the NLAA Provincial Cross Country Championships in St.John's.

Photo Credit Dwan Street

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Neary Quick In Malibu Marathon

Noreen Neary ran the California Malibu Marathon last Sunday in a time of 3 hours 22 minutes ... good enough for 4th place in the women's division and 1st in her age group.

Volunteers Needed For Cross Country This Sunday

The rain will pass and the sun will be shining for this Sunday's Provincial Cross Country Championships at GlenDenning in Southlands.

If you are not running please consider coming out as a volunteer. You can choose to help for a few hours in the morning, or a few in the afternoon, or both! CLICK HERE to submit your name now and someone will be in touch to confirm a job for you.

Note also that if you want to run but missed the early registration deadline, you can still REGISTER ONLINE until 8:59am Saturday morning.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Run To Remember Results & Pictures

The Run To Remember 11K was this past Sunday and Neal Oram captured the victory in 44:11 with Karen Penwell first lady in 50:04.

For results of all 83 finishers CLICK HERE, and for pictures CLICK HERE.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A New York Moment

Alison Butler was one of many NL Runners that missed out on the 2012 New York Marathon due to its post-Hurricane Sandy cancelation.

Not to be deterred, and to take advantage of those many months of training, Alison decided to run her own Unofficial NYC/NL Marathon right here at home, which she did this past Sunday. Friends and family supported her along the way with snacks, beverages and cheers, some even joining in to run with her for a few kilometers here and there!

Congrats to Alison on her unique marathon debut.

Cross Country Championships This Sunday

The TC Media 2012 Provincial Cross-Country Championships are set for this Sunday November 18 at GlenDenning Golf in St. John's.

There is something for everyone with male and female competitions in 5 event categories from Midget through Masters in 3km to 10km distances.

Registration deadline is TOMORROW Wednesday November 14 so CLICK HERE to sign up now.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Major Win For Forsey

Jillian Forsey travelled from her home in Kippens to Kingston this weekend to compete against the best junior cross country runners in Ontario. Forsey firmly established herself as one of Canada's brightest high school prospects by finishing first in the 5 kilometre race. Her next competition will be the Canadian Cross-Country Championships on November 24 in Vancouver.

Submitted by Ray Will

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Run To Remember Registration Closes TONIGHT

The Run To Remember 11K is this Sunday November 11. Registration is ONLINE ONLY and closes midnight tonight Tuesday November 6.

Monday, November 05, 2012

Dublin Marathon Results

A handful of NL Runners were in Ireland for last week's Dublin Marathon and here are their chip time results:

  • ALISON JONES 3:28:11
  • YVONNE MARTIN 3:32:09
  • BAS KAVANAGH 3:33:19
  • JOAN HARTERY 3:41:21
  • DONNA POWER 3:51:13
  • ANNE CHAFE 4:18:57

Cross Country Championships November 18

It is late in the year but the NL Running season is far from over! In addition to the Remembrance Day 11K, you can now sign up for the NLAA TC Media Cross Country Championships set for Sunday November 18.

You will enjoy the tranquil surroundings of GlenDenning Golf in Southlands, and this is a great opportunity for road runners to get off the pavement and onto the grass! Don't be intimidated by the word "Championships" in the title ... if you've never before run a cross country event this is a great place to start.

Sign up as an individual or if you run with an NLAA-affiliated club, encourage other members to join you and enter a team. You can even pitch a "Team Tent" to hang out in, and stick around for the tasty Awards Banquet later in the afternoon.

CLICK HERE to register now.

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Clocks Back Tonight : Get Those Safety Vests On !

With time rolling back an hour tonight make sure you WEAR YOUR SAFETY VEST OR REFLECTIVE CLOTHING for those late-afternoon and evening runs!

Friday, November 02, 2012

New York Marathon Canceled

Sunday's New York Marathon has been canceled due to the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

Heidi Runs For Haiti

Hats off to 11-year-old Heidi Perry from Steady Brook who ran her own half marathon last week to raise relief funds for Haiti.

Read more from the Western Star HERE.

Photo credit to Geraldine Brophy.