In this Issue:
- Rocks!! Running Room Wednesday After
- Road2Hope marathon runners power through
- N.Y.C. Marathon 2017: Shalane Flanagan
Wins Women’s Race
- OFSAA Cross-country accomplishments
- "NEW" LA CLOCHE ENDURANCE
- Upcoming Events:
Dec 2 Santa Shuffle
- Running Room Run Club Update
- Track North News
Rocks!! Running Room
Wednesday After Run
1664 + peanuts + memories of
Road2Hope marathon runners power through
The rain didn't stop
the Road2Hope marathon on Sunday morning, despite
a special weather statement in effect for the Hamilton
Out of 893 people who
registered for the full marathon, just under 800 runners
left the starting point at the corner of Dofasco Park
and crossed the finish line near Wild Waterworks.
Leishman (file Photo)
runner, Bonsa Gonfa from Toronto, finished
the race in exactly two hours, 23 minutes
and 33 seconds.
special note Sudbury Running Room's Eric Leishman
placed a strong second in a time of 2:30:06.
female was Toronto's Jane Weber posting 2:58:49.
Stubbings completes 101
Ken and Lynn Stubbings took part in the marathon
(Ken) and half (Lynn).
Love the Road2Hope event in Hamilton even
in strong wind and heavy rain. Good to be
fortunate to be able to run and feel alive.
Completed my last half marathon for 2017.
Ken is finishing marathon 101 soon. I wonder
if he's finding joy running in today's weather???
On the bright side it could be cold too.
3:44:42 3:44:27 Cobourg 5:20 /Km
2:15:23 2:14:09 Cobourg 6:18 /Km
N.Y.C. Marathon 2017: Shalane Flanagan Wins Women’s
ZACH SCHONBRUN and MALI KA ANDREWS
Shalane Flanagan of the United
States celebrated after winning in 2 hours 26 minutes 53 seconds.
Shalane Flanagan ended a four-decade drought for American
women in the New York City Marathon on Sunday, dethroning
one of the giants of the sport in the process.
time was 2 hours 26 minutes 53 seconds, fast enough
to beat the three-time defending champion Mary Keitany
of Kenya and become the first American woman to win
since Miki Gorman in 1977.
More on Flanagan’s
The footsteps behind
Shalane Flanagan quietly dropped off and she could
see nothing but history in front of her. It had been
40 years since an American woman won the New York
City Marathon. Flanagan, at age 36, was running fast
Behind her, but fading
fast, Mary Keitany was chasing history, too: The 35-year-old
Kenyan had won this race three times in a row. She
was attempting to join Grete Waitz as the only women
to compile a winning streak of at least four.
But Flanagan, motivated
and exhilarated, proved untouchable even for Keitany.
With tears in her eyes, pointing and shouting (with
maybe a few colorful words thrown in), Flanagan won
the race with a time of 2 hours 26 minutes 53 seconds.
Keitany, who finished
second with a time of 2:27:54, hugged Flanagan, who
had the American flag already draped over her shoulders.
Mamitu Daska, of Ethiopia, competing in the New York
City Marathon for the first time, finished third with
a time of 2:28:08.
Keitany was seeking to
cap a career year, in which she won the London Marathon
with a blistering time of 2:17:01, a women’s-only
record. She had blown away the field here a year ago,
winning by a margin (3 minutes 34 seconds) not seen
in the women’s race since 1980.
It was clear almost from
the start, though, that Sunday’s race was not
going to follow the same trajectory. A pack of nine
competitors consistently jockeyed with Keitany for
the lead, including three runners making their New
York debut: Kenya’s Betsy Saina; Ethiopia’s
Mamitu Daska; and Sara Dossena, an Italian triathlete.
After 21 miles, the lead
pack whittled to three: Keitany, Daska, and Shalane
Flanagan, a 36-year-old from Massachusetts, who finished
second in New York in 2010. Keitany finally removed
her sleeves. The race was on.
The pace picked up, and
all three runners continually traded positions. But
as they made their way down Fifth Avenue, one runner
began to break away. Surprisingly, it was not Keitany.
Flanagan entered the
Engineers’ Gate into Central Park with a wide
berth. In a bizarre decision, Keitany began to drift
toward the east side of 5th avenue, away
from Flanagan’s tail, before zigzagging back
into the customary route. At that point, though, it
was too late to catch the runner from Massachusetts
— a second-place finisher in the New York marathon
in 2010, but unbeatable Sunday.
Geoffrey Kamworor of Kenya won the
Geoffrey Kamworor of Kenya, a two-time world champion
in the half-marathon, won the men’s race. His
time was 2:10:53. Wilson Kipsang of Kenya finished
second in 2:10:56, and Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia was
third in 2:11:32.
More on Kamworor’s Victory
Geoffrey Kamworor peeked
over his shoulder in the final stretch, sizing up
Wilson Kipsang just a few strides behind him. Kamworor
didn’t crack, holding on to win his first New
York City Marathon in 2:10:53.
It was a breakthrough
performance at 26.2 miles for Kamworor, 24, a two-time
world champion in the half-marathon. He’s the
14th Kenyan to win the men’s race here.
Kipsang finished second
in 2:10:56, and Ethiopia’s Lelisa Desisa was
third in 2:11:32.
By the time the lead
pack entered Central Park, last year’s winner,
Ghirmay Ghebreslassie of Eritrea, was nowhere in sight.
His 2016 performance was the third-fastest time ever
recorded on New York’s challenging course, but
he faded on Sunday.
Meb Keflezighi, 42, finished
11th. It was Keflezighi’s 26th and final race,
his 11th New York City Marathon. Keflezighi won here
in 2009 and won the Boston Marathon in 2014.
Congratulations to Sudbury's
Pascal Renard on his fine New York showing
PLACE: 549 PACE: 06:36
Official results at:
OFSAA Cross-country accomplishments
by Randy Pascal
St Benedict junior Isabella Mastroianni
leads 4 Lo-Ellen Knights
A SDSSAA runner
cracks OFSAA X-C podium for first time in two decades
Lively native and Lo-Ellen Park Secondary
School graduate Ross Proudfoot has a CIS cross-country
gold medal and a pair of Canadian Open Men's cross-country
championships to his name. Unfortunately, he also
never medalled at the provincial high school cross
country championships while representing the Knights,
earning a best ever seventh place finish in his final
year in Sudbury. In fact, one
has to go all the way back to the mid-1990’s,
with the likes of Ryan Bradshaw and Devon Kershaw
carrying SDSSAA hopes, that one can find a local runners
who has stepped on to the podium at the event (Bradshaw
captured gold in the Midget Boys race in 1994).
All of this adds a little
perspective to the performance of Lasalle Lancers'
midget runner Calum Passi, who earned bronze at the
2017 championships in Petawawa on Saturday. Covering
the four kilometre course in a time of 13:12, Passi
would finish behind only Rudy Sall of Jeanne Lajoie
in Pembroke (13:10) and race winner Roman Mironov
of Father Redmond in Etobicoke (13:07). "In the
city and NOSSA race, I was, for the majority, running
alone up front with nobody to push me," noted
Passi, relaxing back home on Sunday evening.
"The first kilometre
was crazy, you could hear the ground rumbling."
"There were so many amazing
runners that were there, guys who are just as fast
as you, or faster than you, pushing you the whole
While the race marked the inaugural
OFSAA event for the teen who is likely to make an annual visit
or two, Passi did benefit from the wisdom and experience of
a pair of gentlemen who have been down this road before. "(Coach)
Darren (Jermyn) gave me a game plan," acknowledged Passi.
"He wanted to see what I could do, and I wanted to see
what I was made of. He said go out hard, don't get boxed in,
and try and stick with that top ten and twenty group, and
just hang with them." "During
the race, both he and my brother (Laurentian varsity cross-country
runner Liam Passi) were sprinting across the course, yelling
at me when to go, and that helped a lot. All I had to do was
Smashing his personal best time
in Mattawa by roughly eighty seconds, Passi recalled the final
few minutes of a race where the top three were separated by
a total of just five seconds. "There was about 800 metres
to go and the kid in first place was really strong,"
said Passi. "He looked good, he took off and he was pretty
much gone. Fourth place was closing in on me, but I gapped
him on the hill." "Coming
down the hill, second place was right in front of me, I was
right there. I decided to sprint and I passed second, but
he was holding on for a finishing kick and got me in the last
Other locals cracking the top
fifty included Austin Mashinter of Lo-Ellen (34th –
MB – 14:00) and André Larocque of Collège
Notre Dame (38th – JB – 19:53). The Lo-Ellen Park
junior girls narrowly missed finishing in the top three in
the aggregate team total, registering 250 points, just eight
back of a bronze medal placement.
Amazingly, the entire quartet
of Dylann Mazzuchin, Delaney Bourget, Fiona Symington and
Meredith Kusnierczyk were squeezed in between 56th and 67th
place, with St Benedict junior Isabella Mastroianni (52nd
– 23:47) just slightly ahead in leading a very talented
local representation in that age bracket.
Covering a three kilometre course
in a time of 16:13, Jordan Burke of Lo-Ellen ranked eighth
in a field of twelve para runners who competed. Following
is a complete list of the SDSSAA athletes who competed at
OFSAA, along with their results:
Sydney Tarini (LOE) - 26:37 (81st)
Jayde Hurley (LOE) - 27:11 (116th)
Nathalie Marks de Chabris (LOE) - 27:38 (141st)
Jaime Schweyer (MMT) - 29:00 (194th)
Katherine Keenan (LCS) - 29:11 (199th)
Eden Santi (LOE) - 29:12 (200th)
Lauren Thomas (LOE) - 29:14 (201st)
Augustin Marks de Chabris (LOE) - 21:46 (64th)
Connor Jermyn (LOE) - 22:50 (129th)
Josh Tillson (LOE) - 23:07 (147th)
Tony Piro (STB) - 23:30 (166th)
Lucas Mrozewski (LOE) - 23:58 (192nd)
Jacob Socransky (LOE) - 24:44 (226th)
Isabella Mastroianni (STB) - 23:47 (52nd)
Dylann Mazzuchin (LOE) - 23:51 (56th)
Delaney Bourget (LOE) - 24:05 (61st)
Meredith Kusnierczyk (LOE) - 24:16 (66th)
Fiona Symington (LOE) - 24:18 (67th)
Anne-Marie Sakki (LOE) - 27:12 (187th)
Sydney Wachnuk (LAS) - 28:39 (218th)
Karine Boucher (CND) - 30:08 (234th)
Kya Weiman (CND) - 30:10 (235th)
Martina Begic (CND) - 31:54 (245th)
André Larocque (CND) - 19:53 (38th)
Kendyn Mashinter (LOE) - 20:21 (77th)
Ayden Trudeau (ESMC) - 21:29 (149th)
Jeremy McNamara (CND) - 21:33 (154th)
Philippe de la Riva (CND) - 22:22 (200th)
Sebastien Bouchard (CND) - 24:55 (255th)
Ophélie Bruneau (CND) - 16:57 (98th)
Kristen Mrozewski (LOE) - 17:14 (119th)
Emily Binks (LCS) - 17:52 (167th)
Sarah Ieropoli (LOE) - 18:54 (211th)
Mikayla Oommen (LOE) - 19:05 (215th)
Brooke Vrbanic (LOE) - 19:36 (232nd)
Sidney Mantle (LOE) - 19:59 (244th)
Calum Passi (LAS) - 13:12 (3rd)
Austin Mashinter (LOE) - 14:00 (34th)
Ethan Thomas (LOE) - 14:44 (118th)
Jérémi Aubin (CND) - 15:09 (159th)
Sean Potts (CND) - 15:16 (171st)
Samuel Branconnier (CND) - 15:38 (202nd)
Jordan Piccoli (CND) - 16:02 (219th)
Hunter Clarke (LOE) - 16:11 (226th)
Sidney Osmond (CND) - 16:21 (23th)
Evan Gervais (LOE) - 16:58 (251st)
Jacob Giroux (LOE) - 17:08 (256th)
All OFSAA results at:
LA CLOCHE ENDURANCE RUNS
WELCOME TO THE
LA CLOCHE ENDURANCE RUNS
for an incredible event!
The La Cloche
Endurance Trail Runs 100 miles or 50 miles
The La Cloche 100 mile and 50 mile
Endurance Trail Runs will be run on very rugged, remote,
and beautiful, almost 98% single-track trail offering
almost continuous climbing and descending on a course
that is closed. The events are held on the La Cloche
Silhouette Hiking Trail in Killarney Provincial Park
located in Killarney Ontario, Canada. The event is
located approximately 4 hours from Toronto, Ontario.
The 100 mile event is
an out and back endurance run that is 101.4 miles
in length offering 22,008 feet of climbing and 22,008
of descent for a total elevation change of 44,016
The 50 mile event is
a point to point endurance run that is 50.7 miles
in length offering 11,004 feet of climbing and 11,004
of descent for a total elevation change of 22,008
The La Cloche Endurance
Trail Runs are extremely difficult, challenging events
that are not suitable for beginner trail runners.
It will test both the mental and physical ability
of the runners – aside from road access to the
start/finish, the only access to the trail is on foot
or by canoe, meaning the runners will truly be tested
in as remote an environment that exists for any race,
The 100 mile run starts at 6am on Friday October 12th,
and the 50 mile run starts at 6am on Saturday October
All information is at
their website: https://www.laclocheenduranceruns.com/
Upcoming Local Events
Hello Runner's and Walker's,
Hello Runners and Walkers!
See you all at Run Club tonight at 6pm Cheers.
Eric,Ania, Erich, Cassandra, Sam, Caleb
We have FREE run club Wednesday nights
at 6pm and Sunday mornings at 8:30am.
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