667 - 11:49:50 HUGHES, CORENA - STRATFORD - 16/141 W40-44
1:11:53(Swim) 6:11:39(Bike) 4:14:43(Run)
788 - 12:03:48 DICKIESON, SCOTT - CHARLOTTETOWN - 109/314 M45-49
1:10:03(Swim) 6:10:27(Bike) 4:33:22(Run)
1180 - 12:48:49 DALTON, PAUL - ST. EDWARD - 92/236 M50-54
1:25:03(Swim) 6:37:30(Bike) 4:31:02(Run)
1455 - 13:25:28 DALTON, PAULETTE - TORONTO - 40/73 W25-29
1:33:26(Swim) 7:02:42(Bike) 4:37:21(Run)
Monday, August 31, 2009
Alex was volunteering half of each of those 4 days.
We both thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and witnessed some great competition.
Athletics included Special Olympic athletes running sprints,
Saturday, August 29, 2009
It was cloudy and 14 degrees.
The Friendship Run for Prince County Hospital at Summerside.
The loop course on road and trail.
Mike MacKinnon won the race and set a race record of 34:12 and Jennifer Perry for the top female.
I finished in 43:11, came in 18 out of 107 runners and 2nd in 20-29 silver medal. Beating 29 seconds from last year.
My brother visit 2 weeks and came to watch the race.
Official Result: 18th out of 107
10K in 43 minutes, 11 seconds
Friendship Run 2008
Friendship Run 2007
Friendship Run 2006
Friendship Run 2005
Friendship Run 2004
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Friday, August 28, 2009
I was on track team at Bluefield in grade 10 with Jared. He broke Provincial records.
Jared's UT Arlington Men's Track Team Profile
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2008
Starting Time: 9:00 am
Registration: 8:00 am - Wilmot Community Centre, Gillespie Ave, Summerside (find it on the Map)
Fee: $12.00 ($10.00 for RoadRunner Members)
Sponsor: Source for Sports
Fundraiser: Prince County Hospital
Contact: Michael Irvine, 436-6224, firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Description: Scenic looped course through forest, Confederation Trail and streets of Summerside.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Kurt McCormack wins Bronze in the Triple Jump
Team P.E.I.'s Website
Team PEI Results & The Red Clay Review Newsletters
Our Canada Games Photos
P.E.I.'s 1st medal golden at Canada GamesMatthew Caseley speaks to the CBC after his golden performance in the hammer throw event Tuesday at the Canada Games.
(CBC)The host province of this year's Canada Games won its first medal Tuesday with a golden effort from Prince Edward Island's Matthew Caseley.
Caseley, of French River, captured the gold Tuesday afternoon in the hammer throw at UPEI Alumni Canada Games Place. The 21-year-old was in fifth place going into the final.
"I knew I was fairly close to a medal, but the gold? I was not expecting that whatsoever," an ecstatic Caseley told CBC News.
Fellow Islander Kurt McCormack followed up Caseley's win with a bronze medal in the triple jump. McCormack, 21, from Souris, attends Dickinson State University in North Dakota.
The national sporting event showcasing Canada's amateur athletes is taking place in P.E.I. until Aug. 29.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Day 1 - Running results from the finish line to the results room
Day 2 - Sucking up the stats at the finish line
Day 3 - The 2 finish line results runners: Alex MacBain & Alex Bain !
Day 4 - Olympic sprinter Jared Connaughton and Alex
(former teammates on the 2003 Bluefield High School Track team)
Our Photos from Athletics
Evening at the track
a seasonal best time in 4x100
Canwest News Service & The Associated Press
Sunday, August 23, 2009
The Scenic 15km run in Millvale.
The loop course on tough hills and road.
Steven Baglole won the race and Rebecca Pike for the top female.
I finished in 1:14:03 and beat 49 seconds from last year and came in 13th out of 30 runners.
The three days run was completed. Paul Burnley also ran all three runs.
Official Result: 13th out of 30
15K in 1 hour, 14 minutes, 3 seconds
Scenic Road Run 2008
Scenic Road Run 2007
The week 2 volunteering at UPEI track in Athletics at Canada Games on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 4-8pm.
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Saturday, August 22, 2009
It was cloudy and windy and 26 degrees.
The Kent Building Supplies 7km run at Bloomfield.
The loop course on Mill River East and Guard road and highway.
Dakota Cameron won the race and Jennifer Perry for the top female.
I finished in 30:43 and came in 7th out of 32 runners.
Tomorrow the hurricane Bill hit Atlantic Canada.
Tomorrow I supposed to run the Desmond Baglole Scenic Run in the morning and in the afternoon meeting volunteering for Canada Summer Games.
Official Result: 7th out of 32
7K in 30 minutes, 43 seconds
Kent Building Supply Run 2008
Kent Building Supply Run 2007
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Connaughton, teammates reach relay final
The Canadian 4x100-metre men’s relay team ran a season-best time and qualified for today’s final at the 2009 world track and field championships in Berlin, Germany.
Friday, August 21, 2009
The Gold Cup Trot at Victoria Park.
The 5km loop course on Victoria, parade route and Charlottetown.
Sam Mason won the race and Kristen Newman for the top female.
I finished in 20:12 and came in 10th out of 72 runners and 2nd best time ever in 5km time at Gold Cup Trot.
This weekends I run 7km at Bloomfield and 15km in Millvale if Hurricane Bill allows.
Official Result: 10th out of 72
5K in 20 minutes, 12 seconds
Gold Cup Trot 2008
Gold Cup Trot 2007
Gold Cup Trot 2006
Gold Cup Trot 2005
Gold Cup Trot 2004
Deborah Mutch's/PEI RoadRunner Photos
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Connaughton runs the third leg on the 4x100-metre team
The show goes on for Jared Connaughton of New Haven at the 2009 world track and field championships in Berlin when he competes today in opening heats of the 4x100-metre men’s relay.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Canada's Jared Connaughton, of New Haven, P.E.I., reacts after being disqualified after a men's 200m second-round heat during the World Athletics Championships in Berlin on Tuesday. Connaughton finished second in his heat, but was later disqualified for a line violation. (Associated Press photo)
with the prettiest start/finish line on the RoadRunner schedule
Friday August 21, 2009
Registration: 8:00 a.m. at Victoria Park Ball Diamond Clubhouse (Find it on the Map) or pre-register at Proude's Shoes
Preregister at Proude's Shoes and qualify for an early-bird draw for a pair of running shoes
Sponsor: Proude's Shoes/Atlantic Superstore
Fundraiser: President's Choice Children's Charity
Contact: Rob MacKenzie 902-675-2769 email@example.com
Special Instruction or Notice: Plan on arriving early as parts of downtown are closed for the parade.
Course Description: A flat fast course on part of the Gold Cup Parade route, with thousands of
spectators to cheer you on!!!
Saturday August 22, 2009
Registration: 8:15 a.m. at Kent Building Supplies, Bloomfield (Find it on the Map)
Sponsor: Kent Building Supplies
Fundraiser: Breast Cancer
Contact: Randy Allain (902)882-3467 (h) (902)432-5257 (w) firstname.lastname@example.org
Kent Store (902)859-4291
Special Instruction or Notice: Great run for all abilities
Course Description: Looped course with small hilly sections around Mill River East, Bloomfield
Industrial Park, Hwy 2
BLOOMFIELD – Runners are encouraged to attend the third annual Kent Building Supplies Run scheduled for this Saturday at the Kent Store in Bloomfield.
“We’re not only encouraging runners to attend this event but we are also encouraging those that have been impacted by breast cancer to come out and show their support,” said Randy Allain, one of the event’s co-ordinators. “I lost my mother to Breast Cancer and through our family’s participation in the Run for the Cure we hope that we can assist in eliminating this disease through our fundraising efforts.”
Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. with the run starting at 9 a.m. The seven-km looped course will see participants leave the Kent Store parking lot running along Route 145 through Mill River East, turning left onto the Gard Road, then turning left onto Highway 2 and heading back to the Kent parking lot to the finish line.
The course was designed with safety in mind as there will be no need for participants to cross any roads.
A water station will be set up at the midway point and refreshments and prizes will be provided at the end of the run.
Registration is $10 per participant with all proceeds going to help fight breast cancer.
The event is being organized by Jean’s Dream Team who once again will be raising funds for their participation in the CIBC Run for the Cure.
There will also be a donation box set up for those wishing to make a donation without doing the run.
For the first time the run will be a points race for members of the PEI Roadrunners Club.
“I have been in contact with a lot of runners and they heard it was a great course so they are going to come out and participant this year,” said Allain.
Sunday August 23, 2009
Registration: 9:00 AM at Millvale, at intersection of Route 239 and 231 (Find it on the Map)
Fundraiser: Holland College Bursary
Sponsor: Proude’s Shoes
Contact: Paul Baglole 566-4834 (h) or 368-6334 (w) email@example.com
Course Description: Hilly, challenging course mostly on unique PEI red dirt Scenic Heritage Roads
Monday, August 17, 2009
Heat doesn’t deter runners from tackling 'Killer Course'
Coffin wins third Harvest Festival race since 1998
The Journal Pioneer
KENSINGTON – Alex Coffin drew from many years of experience to win his third Harvest Festival 25K Road Race since 1998 on Saturday morning.
Coffin, a 40-year-old native of Saint John, N.B., was the first of a record field of 70 runners to hit the finish line, coming in at one hour, 31 minutes, 56 seconds (1:31:56). The 36th annual race, dubbed the “Killer Course” for its challenging hills, began in Stanchel and finished in front of Community Gardens.
“I’m a race organizer myself and people always complain if you have a hilly course,” said Coffin. “I actually really appreciate it, (race director) Ivan Gallant does a great job and any chance I get to do this race I like to do it.”
Rebecca Pike, 23, was the top female, finishing 14th overall in 1:57:22, and Gary Simmonds, 50, was the top 50-and-over runner in 1:54:38, 13th overall.
A tough course to run in the best of conditions, runners also had to deal with extremely hot temperatures. Coffin said the most challenging part is the first 5K.
“Those are the steepest hills and there are two monsters right away,” said Coffin. “The first two miles are a killer.”
Stanley Chaisson, who set the current course record of 1:25:51 in 2007, led early and finished second overall in 1:33:12 Ironically, it was Coffin’s course record of 1:28:21 set in 1998 that Chaisson broke.
Mark McCosham (1:41:26), Rob MacKenzie (1:42:23) and Scott Clark (1:43:51) rounded out the top five.
“Stanley was really strong on the hills,” said Coffin, who also won the 2004 run in 1:32:54. “I just tried to hang with him and I respect Stanley an awful lot. I know how fast he is. . .
“I didn’t want to get into a boxing match that way. I let him take the hills hard and tried to stay steady, and then I thought I’d make my move at about the halfway mark. It wasn’t as much a move as it was just staying steady because it was so hot.”
Coffin passed Chaisson at “about the eight-mile mark” and followed through on his strategy.
“I’ve run it (race) before and knew what I had to deal with,” said Coffin. “With Stanley being so fast on the hills, I tried to be more steady, not panic and stay within range of him.”
As for dealing with the hot conditions, Coffin, who also won the 11.667-kilometre Dunk River Run in Central Bedeque on July 19 in 40:18, said he was more conservative than normal and drank as much water as he could.
“I ran two marathons down in Barbados and I’ve run in the 30s before,” he added. “I kept thinking of that.”
The Journal Pioneer
KENSINGTON – Rebecca Pike had a memorable debut at the 36th annual Community Harvest Festival 25K Road Race on Saturday morning.
The 23-year-old from near Pittsburgh, Pa., was the top-placing female runner in one hour 57 minutes 22 seconds (1:57:22). She was 14th overall out of the record field of 70 runners.
“It was a good challenge and I really liked it,” said Pike, who began a grad program in bio medical sciences, with a focus on marine natural products, in February at the Atlantic Veterinary College in Charlottetown.
Sarah MacKinnon was the second female to hit the finish line in 2:02:48, 21st overall, and Allie Keedwell was third in 2:04:22, 28th overall.
Jen Nicholson, who set the female record of 1:42:02 last year, did not run.
Pike, who resides in Charlottetown and is a big fan of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Steelers, admitted the course’s tough early hills, along with hot temperatures, provided challenges.
“I bought this water belt yesterday (Friday) evening because everybody was telling me I should have one for long runs,” said Pike. “I’m so glad I did, even though I spent a lot of money, because I wouldn’t have been able to make it through the first 10 or so kilometers without it.”
Pike, who admitted she needs to do more hill training, also developed a few new fans along the route.
“The first 10 kilometres or so was really hilly and it went by quickly because my mind was occupied with just wanting to get over the hills,” said Pike. “Then about mile nine or 10, I was, ‘Oh my gosh, I need water.’
“I had a little bit of tea with honey in it (in her water belt), but I just wanted some water dumped on myself because it was so hot. There was a family along the side of the road and they gave me some water that I dumped on myself, and every few kilometres after that they drove past and offered me water to keep dumping on myself.
“The last five or so kilometers was a bit long and everyone was saying, ‘It’s just around the corner.’
“I kept going and going and it wasn’t around the corner. When I saw the end it was a pretty good feeling.”
High praise for Harvest Fest Run
Recently, (Aug. 15) I ran in the Harvest Festival Run. It was a gruelling 25-kilometre course with many hills at the beginning and extreme heat all the way through.
Although I’ve been racing competitively for 29 years this ranks as one of my most challenging races ever. I felt fortunate to have completed my first attempt at this race in 2:12:12.
I almost certainly will run this well organized race again.
Alex Coffin, who won the race, had an impressive time of 1:31:56.
The race, which began in Stanchel and finished near the Community Gardens in Kensington.
Race co-co-ordinator Even Gallant and the volunteers, especially those passing out the water, did an outstanding job.
The post-race awards and reception inside the Community Gardens was professionally done. It’s nice to see an award for the 50-plus person with the best time.
A lot of class was shown for the runner who came in last with a dedication award for fighting off a number of obstacles (including blindness) to compete in the race. I spoke to him at the end of the race and his determination was inspiring.
I am from Newfoundland and have had many opportunities to visit your scenic province. I’ve always enjoyed it here and my training runs and races here have been extra special.
In two Prince Edward Island marathons I’ve been able to qualify for the Boston Marathon.
Running here has given me a unique perspective. The breath-taking scenery has given me a different runner’s high.
Thank you Prince Edward Island for giving me the opportunity to race here now and I’m sure in the foreseeable future.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
at the world track and field championships in Germany
Run 4 Wishes raises almost $38,000
SUMMERSIDE – Thanks to the generosity of Islanders, four P.E.I. youngsters will each have their wish granted.
During last week’s Run 4 Wishes, the HMCS Charlottetown crew collected, at last count, close to $38,000 for P.E.I.’s chapter of the Children’s Wish Foundation.
“My heart has never felt so proud in my life to be part of P.E.I.,” said Canadian Navy sub lieutenant Joe Chaput, the event’s fundraising chair. “I personally felt I was welcomed into every community that we went in to.”
Run 4 Wishes is a five-day tip-to-tip run that helps fundraise to grant wishes to children battling serious or terminal illnesses.
The event, organized the past seven years by crew of HMCS Charlottetown who run each leg, has now collected more than $160,000 —the equivalent of 16 wishes — for the charity.
Island Sobeys this year alone fundraised $13,000 through barbecues, in-store events and the at-the-cash top-up option.
“These people did so much for us,” said Chaput. “It was incredible.”
Weather played a huge part in the event’s success this year. Temperatures were warm and skies sunny throughout most of the week.
“It brought out the sponsorship that we were looking for,” said Chaput. “Mind you it made it somewhat difficult for the team, getting 30 plus degree temperatures plus high humidity.”
But the 21 crew members of the HMCS Charlottetown who ran the route pushed through heat, blistered feet and aching muscles to reach their goal.
“Even though they were sore and achy . . . every single one of these guys and girls had a smile on their face,” said Chaput.
He was honoured to meet some the Children’s Wish kids and their families.
“My personal highlight had to be the helicopter ride we were able to get for the Wish kids. To see this one little boy, Dixon, before he was very, very nervous. He was very shy,” added Chaput. “But when we stepped off that helicopter after 30 minutes the self-confidence this little boy had was absolutely incredible.”
| P.E.I. puts on a show for the entire country |
2009 Canada Games Opening ceremonies features music, dance and Canada’s best young athletes who are ready to compete
The Journal Pioneer
SUMMERSIDE – It was Prince Edward Island’s time to shine on the national stage.
Saturday, thousands of athletes, coaches, family and supporters crammed into Credit Union Place for the opening of the 2009 Canada Games.
And they were treated to quite a show, from a rendition of the national anthem by East Coast Music Award winners, the Grass Mountain Hobos, to a rockin’ performance by Two Hours that had athletes on their feet and pumped to compete.
The two-and-a-half-hour production rivaled any awards show going, with flashy dance numbers, video clips, upbeat performances and all the bells and whistles.
But it was the athletes, on the Island to compete in the first-ever province wide Games, who were truly the stars of the show.
“So many of the athletes who are your role models, those whom you’ve admired since childhood, have competed in the Canada Games in summer and in winter,” said Governor General Michaelle Jean, who officially opened the Games. “But today it is your turn. It is your turn to make your way . . . your turn to stand shoulder to shoulder with our country’s very best, your turn to show the nation what you’ve got.”
The show, televised live on TSN, attracted ministers of Sport from all provinces and territories, various dignitaries, including the Governor General and Prime Minister Stephen Harper and media from across the country.
There were performances by the cast of Highland Storm: The Gael, the Confederation Centre’s Young Company, fiddling sensation Cynthia MacLeod, Chuck & Albert, Meaghan Blanchard, who belted out the Games’ official song “Look Out World” and numerous others.
It was an eclectic mix of P.E.I. culture, one that offered up a slice of what P.E.I. has to offer and had Canada’s best young athletes on their feet, cheering and applauding.
But the loudest cheers were saved for the athletes.
Ushered in by province, athletes and coaches were greeted by thunderous applause, camera flashes and cheers – the loudest for the home team.
Proudly carrying the Island flag, Summerside’s Andrew Costa and the rest of Team P.E.I. were the last to enter and were greeted by a standing ovation.
Since Canada Games’ inception more than four decades ago, 90,000 coaches, officials and volunteers have supported nearly 50,000 young Canadian athletes in their quest for excellence at the Canada Games.
“When I look out at these young people here, what a great country we are going to have long into the future,” said Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
“Over the next two weeks thousands of visitors from across our country will get a chance to cheer on the next generation of world-class Canadian athletes. And they will do it enjoying the natural beauty of this Island and the unparalleled hospitality of those who call it home.”
Premier Robert Ghiz said hosting the Games has been a collaborative effort of Islanders from tip to tip. It’s now time this province’s time to shine.
“We’ve worked hard to ensure that over the next two weeks Canadians will enjoy the legendary hospitality of Prince Edward Island,” said Ghiz. “We are excited. We are proud. We are looking forward to the next two weeks.”
Summerside Mayor Basil Stewart encouraged athletes and coaches to ensure they take home warm memories of the city and the Island.
“We’re going to host the best Games ever here in Summerside and on Prince Edward Island,” said Stewart. “We have great facilities, great volunteers, great hospitality.”
Canada Games host society president Joseph Spriet put 1,930 days into planning the Canada Games. Saturday, he was ready to celebrate.
“It is a rare opportunity for any community or region in this country to host such a magnificent event as the Canada Games,” said Spriet. “There are few things that Canadians do voluntarily and with enthusiasm that bind this country together like this event.”
He added, “We have invited you to come and play on our Island. And now I invite all of you to play at your best and share the spirit of the 2009 Canada Games.”
The Island Games is the last for Canada Games Council chair Terry Smith.
He had these words for the athletes: “Perform, have fun, make friends and never forget the Canada Games.”
But the best words of advice came from Summerside native and Olympian Heather Moyse, who competed in the Canada Games in Brandon, Man., 1995.
She tried to put the Games into perspective, based on her experiences.
Moyse said the Games, for some, will be the pinnacle of their athletic career and, for others, just the beginning.
“When I look out into this whole sea of athletes what I see is endless potential,” she added. “These are your Games. Make what you want of them. Make yourself proud.”
Saturday, August 15, 2009
The longest running road race in PEI, 36 years.
The rolling hills course from Stanchel to Kensington.
Alex Coffin former course record holder won the race and beat current record holder Stanley Chaisson. Rebecca Pike for the top female.
I finished in 2:20:48 and came in 42nd out of 70 runners.
I won door prizes and new shoes.
I was very hot and put ice cubes on the cap.
Official Result: 42nd out of 70
25K in 2 hours, 20 minutes & 48 seconds
Kensington Harvest Fest 2007
Kensington Harvest Fest 2006
Kensington Harvest Fest 2005
Kensington Harvest Fest 2004
Photos from 2004-2009 Harvest Fest Run
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