In this Issue:
- Oct 6 Run for the Cure
- Rocks!! and Locals at the County Marathon
- Ultra Trail Stokely Creek had people
running for the hills in Goulais
- Rocks!! Run the Trails
- The Story of TAHOE 200 - Chasing the
- Upcoming Events
13, Turkey Gobbler Trail Run, October 20 Wiky 10k
- Running Room Run Club Update:
- Track North News
Waterloo/Don Mills Open Cross Country Meet
A sea of pink at the annual CIBC
Run for the Cure
The community gathers at Cambrian College to
support breast cancer research
by Keira Ferguson
Lucia Salmaso at
the 22nd annual CIBC Run for the Cure at Cambrian College. (Keira
all Keira`s photos here at Sudbury.com
other Photos Here
you for joining us at the Canadian Cancer Society
CIBC Run for the Cure! You came together with
thousands of participants across the country
to walk, run and fundraise. With your help,
we truly became a force-for-life in the face
of breast cancer.
we raised an estimated $17 million nationwide!
This is an incredible accomplishment that would
not have been possible without your hard work.
Your passion and commitment will allow us to
help more Canadians than ever before live with
and beyond breast cancer.
1 in 8 women is expected to develop breast cancer
in her lifetime, you are helping us make important
progress. Thanks to the generous donations to
the Run this year, the Canadian Cancer Society
can fund the most promising research in the
country that can change the lives of people
diagnosed with breast cancer. Funds raised also
allow us to continue providing a nationwide
cancer support system, so that no Canadian has
to face breast cancer alone.
behalf of the thousands of Canadians who turn
to us every year, thank you for your support
and for helping to make breast cancer beatable.
Chief Executive Officer
Canadian Cancer Society
Members of the community
gathered at Cambrian College Sunday to participate in
the 23rd annual CIBC Run for the Cure.
This family friendly event is hosted
to support breast cancer-related research through the
Canadian Cancer Society.
There were approximately 460 participants
in the event and $67,000 was raised for an amazing cause.
Run Award Winners
1 - Brandon Raddey -
2 - Travis Annett - 20:02
3 - Niel Castonguay -
1 - Sara McIlraith -
2 - Lucia Salmaso - 21:30
3 - Melanie Courchesne
Child (under 13)
1 - Matteo Ceccon - 23:42
1- Stephanie Koett -
Two Decades of
the Run for the Cure
by Sara McIlraith
This Sunday marked my 20th
annual Run for the Cure. Our team has morphed over the
past 2 decades, including three re-brandings (yes, I
am still embarrassed by our first name ‘21 buns
and a wiener’). Over this time one of our founding
members developed breast cancer and lost her fight to
this disease, and another member has successfully fought
her way back to health. Not surprising, as the statistics
are that 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in
I am terrified of cancer.
It is something that seems to see no boundaries and
doesn’t care how healthy you live. This is a day
for me to look cancer in the eyes, to think about life
and to remind myself of how much I am truly grateful
While most participants
come out to enjoy a walk with their friends and family,
I always race it. I want to embrace the discomfort,
to push my limits, to thank my body for carrying me
through another year of health. It is often hard to
think positively in the depths of a race, but that is
always my goal on this day.
I am very proud of our
team, now called the Pink Hooligans. As our steadfast
leader Pam Pancel said, every one of our members has
their own reasons for participating in the Run for the
Cure, but together we continue to support each other,
and we really are making a difference.
Rocks!! and Locals at the County Marathon
Mike Wilson, Jesse Winters and Yves Robichaud finish the
Dianne Rossi and Lise Edwards
The Prince Edward County
half marathon may have started off with an hour and
a half of rain but we didn't let it stop us from completing
the 21.1 km walk in 3 hrs 13 mins. Thank you Lise
for setting a great pace that led to my fastest time
to date. Thank you to Cristina, Joel, Sophie and Lucas
for cheering us on at the finish line and taking us
out for a great lunch afterwards. It was so nice to
have family at the finish line.
Ultra Trail Stokely Creek had people
running for the hills in Goulais
More than 150 runners take part in a day of trail running;
organizer wants race to become world-class qualifier
at Stokely Photos Here
The inaugural Ultra Trail
Stokely Creek event brought more than 150 runners
from two provinces and seven states together at Stokely
Creek Lodge in Goulais River Saturday for a day of
“This is one of
the most beautiful places I’ve ever run in my
life, and it’s helped me train for ultra-marathons
that I’ve run all across the world,” said
organizer and world-class marathon runner Nicholas
Brash. “I figured if I can train here and do
well in those races, this should also be a race.”
“We figured everybody
needs to see our backyard, it’s so beautiful.”
A total of five races,
ranging from five kilometres to 83 kilometres, departed
from the lodge to hit the trails.
Race day volunteer Allison
Notte says that runners were on-site well before the
sun came up in order to prepare for the first race
of the day, which began at 5 a.m.
“All the trail
runners were in here sitting by the fire, keeping
warm. It was awesome to see,” Notte told SooToday.
“They had all their headlamps on, and everyone
was excited to get there.”
The first-ever Ultra
Trail Stokely Creek event marked a number of firsts
for its participants.
the distance before, but not on trails - all on roads,”
said Saultite Ryan Mitchell. “So it will be
a very different race.”
And for some, the real
challenge is all in their heads.
going to be all mental because it’s hills,”
said Niki Maione, who usually runs about 15 to 20
kilometres each weekend with a couple of her friends.
“I’m doing the 32 [kilometre race], so
I’m not doing the hills until 19.4 kilometres
in, and by that time, it’s all mental.”
to be good, though. It’s going to be a good
Brash, who participated
in the 101-kilometre ultramarathon at the World Summit
of Trail Running in Europe in 2018, says that there’s
a reason the event t-shirts bear the words ‘year
an opportunity to have this course audited by the
International Trail Running Association, and once
they come in and do a GPS tracking of the routes that
we put on, they’ll realize what a gigantic challenge
this race is,” Brash told SooToday. “If
we get a stamp that says it’s approved as a
qualifying race for Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc in France,
then we can be on the map to bring runners from all
over the world.”
“With the races
I’ve run all over the world, there’s no
reason there shouldn’t be one, in my opinion,
because it’s just as difficult, if not more.”
and photos can be found on the Ultra
Trail Stokely Creek website and Instagram account.
Rocks!! Run the Trails Oct. 9
Photos by Ratvinder Grewal
The Story of TAHOE 200!
by Amber Konikow
Finally, the story
of TAHOE 200! It's a big read but well worth it! Enjoy!
September 13 to 14, 2019
TAHOE 200 mile Endurance Race
Feet swollen and numb; feels like I am a sponge
but there is no comfort. I am sure underneath
the protection of the grossly fluid filled
feet, I could be broken.
I feel extremely fatigued; I could sleep for
I am hungry, all the time.
Even though, I have these feelings and aches
and pains, I am still satisfied with completing
a 200 mile Endurance Race; wait, I should
say, 205 mile race.
The great thing about this whole experience
is how my body and mind adapted to the hard
conditions of this race. It doesn't just happen
overnight and it certainly doesn't happen
from couch to 5 km.
I attempted Tahoe 200 mile Endurance Race
last year, 2018. I DNF at 137 mile. Definitely,
not from lack of trying, nor did I give up
that easy. I swore I would try this race again
in 2019 and I would beat it. I learned so
much from my 2018 experience, so not everything
was lost. Many lessons learned.
I signed up for the 2019 Tahoe 200 in November/December
2018 and even though, I knew what I needed
to do, I was falling into the same pattern.
I had some challenges, bronchitis and gastroenteritis,
living and working away from home and not
having the daily conveniences that most of
us take advantage of. I did however, had some
good experience; I hiked in Guatemala and
Ireland, however, my running was suffering.
I attempted to run Sulphur springs 100 mile
in May 2019. I DNF at 100km. Weather and environmental
conditions totally destroyed my body. It was
at that moment I knew I needed help; needed
guidance and accountability for my training.
I needed a balance between training and working
up North in Attawapiskat, Ontario, Canada.
I needed support and open communication. I
needed a coach. A coach who would know and
understand what it is like to be a shift worker,
working away from home for about 3-5 weeks
and have limited access to the essentials
training equipment to train for such an extreme
ultramarathon. And most importantly, a coach
to guide, monitor and reduce the risk of training
burn out, illness and injury.
I was very excited
to have found a coach who was and is perfect
for me. The coaching and training in my opinion
was perfect. Thank you Derrick Spafford!
The goal of 2019 Tahoe 200 was to finish but
finish well without injury and to keep a steady,
realistic pace that worked for me. Basically,
to be at my best potential for this type of
race. I wasn't looking at being the fastest
or being the top runner or looking to finish
in a certain amount of time as long as it
was under 100 hours. I just wanted to run
and hike at my best capabilities and enter
the race without injuries and/ or sickness.
My goal was accomplished. No injury.
No sickness. Nice steady pace of 2-3 miles/hr.
My mind and body
felt strong. Even when my brain was tired
my leg muscles still carried me. I had no
leg cramps, stiffness and/or tightness at
anytime during the race; okay, not anytime,
but I did have few aches on the side of my
left knee and both shines and my feet were
sore due to swelling and from the impact on
hard, rocky trails and the very occasional,
paved roads. These pains/aches and so on,
did escalate during the last 50km. Now, that
says a lot about the training! Spot on!
In comparison to last
year's attempt, my mind and emotional self was on
point, in the game, sort of speak. There were no emotional
outbursts or crying or self hating or feeling defeated
like last year. My emotions/mental state were positive
and I had more of an, “I am impressive with
myself" attitude. This was motivating. Even with
the extreme fatigued and upset stomach, I remained
calm thinking of ways to resolve or improve my current
situation without letting the boo-hoo girl out. When
I implemented an action and really looked at the outcome,
I seen and felt how it improved my current situation
and I would adapted. To me that was so important and
proved to me what I needed to do to finish this race.
Very powerful stuff!
How I approached this race was not by it's whole,
meaning, not by the distance of 200 miles (actually
205 miles). I simply planned it by aid station to
aid station and not by miles but by hours of running/hiking.
My training leading to this race was by hours, why
not keep it the same.
It worked. I was doing my best to avoid the distance
thing. I didn't want to be disappointed about why
it took me so long and why I am over my time for this
amount of distance. It seemed more realistic to focused
on hours instead of distance; for me at least. I would
figure out my estimated time from one aid station
to the next by using a pace of 2.5-3miles/hr, later
in the race, I was also calculating 2miles/hr in the
much "harder" or more "fatigued"
sections of the race.
So depending on the distance between aid station to
aid station, the hours would be 6-8hrs and it would
still give me tones of time for my recovery at the
aid station and overall, enough time to finish the
When the terrain became rough such rocky, dusty and
big climbs as high as 3 to 5 miles long or longer,
I would hate it of course but I kept my feelings in
check. I would acknowledge it, sucked it up and then
moved my attentions to one step at a time and focus
on what I needed to do now and not focus on when it
Oh yes, the hallucinations,
both auditory and visual. I would hear singing when
there was no singing and I would hear conversations
that had nothing to do with me. Glad I didn't have
an opinion or talked back. I saw animals and little
demon like creatures in the trees, old pieces of fallen
wood and in the roads. They did not cause fear but
more of an amusement. I would take mental notes because
I actually thought about drawing my hallucinations.
I knew what I saw and had acknowledge those visions
and just moved forward, one step at a time. The hallucinations
were not scary or worrisome. They were just there
and gone as I past on by. At no point was I disorientation
or delirious. I kept my mind from over reacting by
focusing on the present and letting go of any attachment
to the hallucinations. Keeping my mind at peace and
I have allergies to wheat,
barley and oats, this of course, reduces my many choices
at aid stations and what I could carry.
I made sure I ate Maple syrup, Endurance Tap every
30 mins. It was easy to swallow and did not upset
my tummy. Thank you Derrick for the extra Tap! I would
also alternated it with gummy bears, peach fuzzy,
jelly babies and fruit roll ups. I would also drink
water of course and take tones of salt tablets and
electrolyte drink. At every aid station, I would take
a tablespoon of magnesium before and after leaving
an aid station, I would drink tones of ginger ale,
eat rice noodle soup with salt (provided by my crew),
eggs and bacon /sausage and hamburger patties. The
best food that was made for me at an aid station was
a gluten free turkey, cheese, lettuce sandwich! Wow!
So good. Ate 3 of them before heading off on the trail.
There was one time my stomach hated me. It was during
the first day of the race. Exposure to the sun and
heat, dust and high elevation made me want to throw
up everywhere. I tried to eat something more "real"
like a protein bar but I just vomited it up. I dealt
with this situation by just stopping and resting.
I sat on a rock, took an antiemetic, drank water and
electrolyte solution. Ate some sugar and rested until
my heart rate and breathing went back down to my baseline.
It worked! This is when I knew I needed to take micro
breaks; smartest plan ever, next to taking dirty naps.
I am sure there are some
people out there that may have an interest or curiosity
about personal hygiene and going to the bathroom while
running an ultramarathon. As gross as this maybe,
we all do it and when it come down to running an ultra,
nothing is private, clean, tidy and available.
No showers and no bathrooms between aid stations!
I am running in the same stuff, however, I did have
to change out of my running shorts because I did pee
myself; not pleasant. Plus, I needed to change into
warmer clothing due to colder nights and rain and
Did I smell bad? Of course, dirt, dust, sweat and
pee would make anyone smell like roses. It does become
an inconvenient to pee. I would need to move off the
trail and do my business. At times it was challenging,
specially, on a mountain switch back. Poo! This really
sucks when it happens. All those sugary sweets, drinks
and protein eventually makes its way through the digestive
system. The shit thing is, literally, if you are not
around a port-a-potty, you are going to poo in the
woods. And even the port-a-potties at the aid stations
were not the King of thrones! I have to say, it was
safer just to poo outside which I had to do! I will
leave it at that but I will tell you this, I did cursed
the race and the race director; nothing personal of
course, just sucks to poo in the dark, on a big, steep
climb up a pole line, having to find an area off an
already overgrown trail to make a kitty hole and then
squat on already sore, beaten, tired legs to do my
thing. Yep! I cursed alright! But that's part of the
adventure; just have to embrace the suck, laugh at
yourself and move on.
This was an interesting
experience. This is when I discovered dirt naps. I
did organized sleep in my planning. I figured I would
sleep 1-2 hours at the aid stations but the key here,
was to let my body decide when it was time sleep and
how long. Strange right? I am a shift worker and I
work 12 nights mostly, so no problems being awake
for 24-30, even 40 hrs. Plus, I trained with less
and/or shit sleep. I learned how to cope with these
stressors. It sucked but very useful in a race such
as this. My first nap was at Sierra at Tahoe with
62.5 miles done so far. Our rental van was set up
with my camp mattress, yoga mat and a thermal mat,
plus pillows and sleeping bags. Definitely comfortable
for sleeping. Prior to sleep, the plan was to hydrate,
eat, prep bag for the next section and foot care.
Joe was my only crew member and together we were able
to do this routine at every aid station that allowed
crew. Amazing what you can accomplish in 1-2 hrs.
I found it easy to fall a sleep. I never really slept
long. The longest I slept at an aid station was at
Heavenly, distance done so far was 103.1 miles. In
fact, that was the most strongest urge I ever had
for sleep. It was more powerful than eating. So I
drank 2 large cups of ginger ale and slept for 1.5
hrs. Joe got my bag and my foot care supplies ready
while I slept. My pacer, Chuck had also arrived.
When I woke up, mentally, I was feeling a wee crushed.
I knew it was fatigued and exhaustion. I just wanted
to sleep. But I couldn't! Something snapped! Get up
and get going, not going to drop out because you are"tired".
I got up, went outside, ate some food, took care of
my feet and off I went with my pacer.
Dirty naps! My first dirt nap was before Heavenly
and I would only take a dirt nap if my body needed
it. I would have these symptoms: my whole body would
feel super floppy like a doll, my eyes would roll
side to side and the trail would shake and fade into
an abyss and my mind would have this over whelming
sense of mental collapse into darkness. As soon as
I had these symptoms, I would find a safe little borrow
beside a rock and/or a log for safety because I would
be sleeping on the edge of a switch back; rolling
or falling off the mountain would be bad, then I would
position my poles in the direction I was going, set
my alarm for 5-10 minutes, curle up in a little ball
and slept hard. I mean, I would literally, pass out.
The interesting thing is I would always wake up before
the alarm went off. Wide awake, sitting up and ready
When I had my pacer, he would be my alarm clock and
my snooze button; thanks for the extra 2 mins, Chuck!
I truly believe the micro breaks, dirty naps, aid
station sleeps were part of the key to my success.
It helped rest my mind and body and just maybe, helped
with a little recovery. It also helped keep the hallucinations
from worsening and becoming disorientated.
I am very impressed with
my foot care. I kept it simple and it worked. Only
had one little blister to my right lateral heel and
one hot spot on my right lateral foot.
Moderate swelling during the race and with the last
50km, swelling did increase however, my shoes still
fit and were able to accommodate the swelling without
causing damage to my feet.
I used a foot cream/lubricant; can't remember the
name! My coach had provided me a sample and it worked
like a charm. Every aid station, with my one man crew,
I would inspect my feet for sores, wounds, blisters,
clean my feet with a baby wipe, apply lubricant and
new socks; either using toe/finger socks and full
coverage socks (thank you to Voxxlife for their amazing
socks!). To reduce swelling, I would apply ice packs
and/or soak my feet in ice water. I ran using Altra
running trail shoes; "Lone Peak" is the
name and only once I used my running Luna sandals.
Crew and Pacers!
Majority of ultramarathons
can be done solo. I have in the past completed some
100 mile races without a crew and/or pacers but having
a crew and pacers for Tahoe 200 mile was essential
for me. My crew was only one person, my husband, Joe.
He was my driver, cook, equipment check, bed maker,
timer, motivator, runner for food, supplies and the
like. He was also my emergency contact and even my
pacer on the last 50 km. Joe was organized, prompt
and sufficient. Even though, he lacked sleep and the
comforts, he was positive and kept the energy and
momentum up. I am forever grateful of his efforts
and his willingness to support me through this craziness!
My pacers. My first pacer's
name is Chuck. I meet him through a friend, Keith,
on Facebook. I was looking for pacers to help after
123 miles. Luckily enough, Chuck had agreed to help.
We meet before the race and did a hour run together
at around Brockway. We learned a little about each
other and discussed what my plans were. Thank you
Chuck started pacing me at Heavenly aid station, distance
mark 103.2 miles into the race. He paced me all the
way to Tunnel Creek aid station, the distance, 140.5
miles. Chuck was amazing! Positive, full of energy
and had a beautiful appreciation for nature. Thank
I prefer to have my pacers in front of me, I like
the idea of a chase. The pacer would set the pace
I needed and I would chase. Also, having a pacer gave
me a sense of safety. If anything was to go wrong,
they were there to help and after being out on your
own, it's nice have someone to talk to.
My second pacer's name
is Kristina. She paced me from Brockway summit (155.5
miles) to Tahoe City ( 175.5miles), total distance
from aid station to aid station: 20miles. I meet Kristina
at our campsite at Sugar Pine Bush. She was working
as a ranger/ranger assistant. Joe and I had shared
with her that I was running the Tahoe 200 race and
right way she was interested, wishing she could participate.
It was then I asked her is she would be interested
in pacing. She accepted. We exchanged numbers and
sooner than later, we spoke about my plans. Thank
Brockway summit to Tahoe
City was one of my favorite sections. I loved the
soft trail grounds, the scenery and just the whole
feel of things. Maybe it was I knew I was almost at
the end or I just felt I was still in a good place
with my mind and body, maybe it was both. When we
left Brockway, it was raining and cold, then the rain
turned into snow. The snow fall was gorgeous. The
snow flakes were big and heavy landing without grace
on us and the trees. At times the sun would peak out
and for a few minutes you could feel the sun's warmth.
The trails were snow covered but there was no worries
about getting lost. Kristine paced like a boss, moving
well and with confidence, she seemed to know the trail
very well. We actually caught up to other racers who
had left 2 hours before me!
Just like Chuck, both of them had an excellent knowledge
of the trails used in this race either by running
the trails before or studying maps and reviewing the
information on the Tahoe website. Both were supreme
pacers and really did an excellent job. I feel so
grateful having them both on my team. I truly believe
what makes an athlete achieve their goals is their
My last pacer was my
husband, Joe. He was concern about me being alone
too long. Initially, he was going to pace me on the
last 10.2 miles of the race but decided, to make sure
I stay safe, to pace me starting at Tahoe city to
Stephen Jones and then to the finish line (205.5 miles).
Joe would pace me for the remaining 30 miles. I am
glad he did! I was still mentally good but by then
the aches and pains in my lower legs, starting at
my knees and all down to my feet were intense. Every
step hurt. Again, I would accept the pain and focused
on one step at a time.
Joe was great and even through his own fatigue from
crewing me, he still managed to keep me going and
on pace. We did enjoy the night scenery, full moon
or at less part of it, reflecting on the snow. We
would turn off our headlamps and just take in the
beauty; it's not everyday, you get to see such scenery
up in the mountains.
We also joked around a lot. I called him a "bad
pacer" and he would call me a "bad ultrarunner",
it was all in fun, nothing was taken personally.
He also had the sweet honor of hearing about my bum
issues and even witnessing me picking up some snow
and stuffing it between my bum cheeks! My hopes, in
doing this desperate act would help relieved the burning
pain around my privates. Damn, who would have known,
chaffing could happen in that area! I called this
snow treatment "my asshole melt". Oh the
joys of ultrarunning! We had a good laugh at it. Anything
to keep the momentum going and spirits high as I had
a race to finish!
Thank you Joe!
I don't know the exact
time I finished but it was under 100 hours that I
can tell you!
My feelings after finishing was mixed, maybe it was
because of the extreme fatigued, mental drain and
the stress on my body. I wasn't happy with joy, I
was more satisfied and relieved I had finished it.
The feeling felt anticlimactic for me, more like,
maybe there should have be more? Or that was it? What
do I do now? So strange what goes through our minds
and what our emotions tells us. Don't get me wrong
here. I am very proud of finishing. It is a great
accomplishment but I think it is more than that.
To be honest, it was the actual journey of this race
that was more satisfying to me than the finish. It
was the racers and volunteers I met during the race
and developing friendships with my pacers. It was
the support I received from the outer boundaries of
the race and it was the love and support from my husband
that was infinite.
Most importantly, I gained and learned a great appreciation
of what the human mind and body can and will do with
the right determination, dedication, desire and discipline
towards one's goal. That to me, makes me feel good
and humbled. Really, how could I ever say to myself
or anyone, "I can't do that"!
After having some food
and a beer, I gingerly hobbled in the van, climbed
on my mat, into my sleeping bag and with Joe by my
side, we both fell into a deep sleep.
Was I chasing the Spirit?
The spirit of who and what? Tahoe, myself, maybe?
Regardless, there was no chasing of anything. The
spirit was already there, in me. I knew deep down
I would finish. I did the training and had the courage
and confidence to do it.
Tahoe 200 (205.5 mile) Endurance Race, you have taught
me how one can achieve their goal even after failing
the first time.
I learned from my failures and worked hard to achieve
such a challenging race. I am thankful for all of
its lessons. It has truly opened my eyes, mind, heart
After all of this incredible experience, I have learned
nothing is impossible!
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Waterloo/Don Mills Open Cross
The Laurentian university men’s
and women’s cross-country running teams competed
at the Waterloo/Don Mills Invitational this weekend.
The men’s team placed first, led by Eric Gareau’s
gold medal run. The women placed 3rd, led by Pascale
Gendron’s fifth place finish.
Athletes from eight universities and
several track clubs competed in the event, held at the
University of Waterloo’s Columbia Icefields park.
The men’s race was won by Laurentian’s
Eric Gareau, who ran a time of 26:13 over the 8.2 km
course. He was followed by Alexandre Fishbein-Ouimette,
who was 7th in 27:00; Liam Passi who was 8th in 27:08;
rookie Keon Wallingford who was 13th in 27:17 and Caleb
Beland, who finished 15th in 27:23. Displacers were
Maurice Graenert and Dylan Brown who were 16th and 25th
in 27:25 and 27:41 respectively.
The men scored a total of 30 points
for their first-place finish with a top-five average
time of 27:00.
“Eric’s hard work over the
summer is really paying off,” said men’s
coach, Darren Jermyn. “He put in a hard surge
at the 6km mark that gave him a 16-second lead and was
a real sign of his fitness. The team also ran well,
but we’re still not at full strength so there’s
lots of room to improve as the season progresses.”
(Left to Right) Eric Gareau (#23), Liam Passi (#25),
Caleb Beland (#21), Alexander Fishbein-Ouimette (#22),
Keon Wallingford (#30)
Individual Results - Laurentian Men
1. Eric Gareau, 26:13
7. Alexandre Fishbein-Ouimette, 27:00
8. Liam Passi, 27:08
13. Keon Wallingford, 27:17
15. Caleb Beland, 27:23
16. Maurice Graenert, 27:25
25. Dylan Brown, 27:41
38. Justin Graenert, 28:36
47. Nick Lambert, 29:11
70. Cameron Date, 32:13
Team Results - Men
1. Laurentian, 30 points
2. Waterloo, 39
3. Laurier, 78
4. Brock, 111
5. Nipissing, 122
6. Ryerson, York, Trent – incomplete
The women’s squad was led by 2nd
year runner, Pascale Gendron, who placed 3rd among university
runners and fifth overall. Her time over the 8.2km course
was 31:18. She was followed by Meghan Sippel in 15th
with a time of 33:49; Sarah Thackeray who was 25th in
35:10; rookie Ashley Valentini who was 27th in 35:22;
and Kelsey Lefebvre, who finished 34th in 36:06. Angela
Mozzon was the displacer, finishing 38th in a time of
The women scored a total of 70 points
for 3rd place with a top-five average time of 34:21.
Individual Results - Laurentian Women
5. Pascale Gendron, 31:18
15. Meghan Sippel, 33:49
25. Sarah Thackeray, 35:10
27. Ashley Valentini, 35:22
34. Kelsey Lefebvre, 36:06
38. Angela Mozzon, 36:36
Team Results - Women
1. Nipissing, 59 points
2. Waterloo, 63
3. Laurentian, 70 (5th place tiebreaker
4. York, 70
5. Laurier, 79
6. Ryerson, Trent, Brock, Incomplete
The team’s next competition is
the Marauder Bayfront Open on Friday Oct 11.
Dick Moss, Head Coach
Laurentian XC/Track Team
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