The Cabot Trail Relay at Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.
It was cloud and 3 degrees on leg 15. The leg at Margaree Forks started at 5:36 and ended at Lakes Cafe near Finlayson. I finished in 1:13:33 and came in 18th out of 69 runners.
Team PEI finishes 36th out of 69 teams in 24:20:21 with a late runner at leg 7 and no penalties.
Dennis Fairalls Grey Hair an alumni of University Of Windsor won the relay and Red Island Road Hogs came in 3rd overall. The Maine Road Hags was top female team 7th overall.
I have a good time and so did my parents who came too.
Kim Bailey was my team captain run two legs and Doug MacEachern run three legs. Also on Team PEI was Sara Deveau, Joanne Mclaughlin, Karen Creighton, Gary Simmonds, Ron Profit, Johanna Profit, Rebecca Pike, George Mutch, Dustin Gavin, Kent Mills and Maria Profit.
Congratulations and thanks to Team PEI, all teams, race organizers and volunteers. It was a great weekend.
This Saturday I run at Cornwall Classic.
- Pre-Race (The trip from PEI to Cape Breton, Friday night and Saturday morning)
- Leg #1
- Leg #2
- Leg #3
- Leg #4
- Leg #5
- Leg #6
- Leg #7
- Leg #8
- Leg #9
- Leg #10
- Leg #13
- Leg #15 (Alex's Leg)
- Leg #16
- Leg #17
- The Banquet
- The Trip Home
- Full Results
- Leg 1 Results (Sara Deveau for Team PEI)
- Leg 2 Results (Joanne Mclaughlin for Team PEI)
- Leg 3 Results (Karen Creighton for Team PEI)
- Leg 4 Results (Kim Bailey for Team PEI)
- Leg 5 Results (Doug MacEachern for Team PEI)
- Leg 6 Results (Gary Simmonds Profoit for Team PEI)
- Leg 7 Results (Ron Profit for Team PEI)
- Leg 8 Results (Johanna Profit for Team PEI)
- Leg 9 Results (Rebecca Pike for Team PEI)
- Leg 10 Results (Doug MacEachern for Team PEI)
- Leg 11 Results (George Mutch for Team PEI)
- Leg 12 Results (Dustin Gavin for Team PEI)
- Leg 13 Results (Kent Mills for Team PEI)
- Leg 14 Results (Maria Profit for Team PEI)
- Leg 15 Results (Alex's Leg)
- Leg 16 Results (Doug MacEachern for Team PEI)
- Leg 17 Results (Kim Bailey for Team PEI)
- Leg #1 - 45(Place) TEAM PEI - 6 Sara Deveau - 1:32:36
- Leg #2 - 47(Place) TEAM PEI - 6 Joanne McLaughlin - 1:38:27
- Leg #3 - 47(Place) TEAM PEI - 6 Karen Creighan - 1:20:50
- Leg #4 - 48(Place) TEAM PEI - 6 Kimberley Bailey - 1:47:01
- Leg #5 - 29(Place) TEAM PEI - 6 Doug MacEachern - 1:31:59
- Leg #6 - 7(Place) TEAM PEI - 6 Gary Simmons - 1:14:32
- Leg #7 - 60(Place) TEAM PEI - 6 Ron Profit - 1:29:24 LATE
- Leg #8 - 39(Place) TEAM PEI - 6 Johanna Profit - 1:07:54
- Leg #9 - 31(Place) TEAM PEI - 6 Rebecca Pike - 1:27:02
- Leg #10 - 50(Place) TEAM PEI - 6 Doug MacEachern - 1:28:13
- Leg #11 - 33(Place) TEAM PEI - 6 George Mutch - 1:10:39
- Leg #12 - 6(Place) TEAM PEI - 6 Dustin Gavin - 1:05:25
- Leg #13 - 37(Place) TEAM PEI - 6 Kent Mill - 1:29:55
- Leg #14 - 39(Place) TEAM PEI - 6 Maria Profit - 1:44:11
- Leg #15 - 18(Place) TEAM PEI - 6 Alex Bain - 1:13:33
- Leg #16 - 36(Place) TEAM PEI - 6 Doug MacEachern - 1:18:15
- Leg #17 - 61(Place) TEAM PEI - 6 Kimberley Bailey - 1:40:25
- Cabot Trail Relay Total time: 24:20:21
P.E.I. runners to compete in challenging Cabot Trail Relay
There’s a certain advantage to running an early leg in the 2010 Cabot Trail Relay Saturday and Sunday in Beddeck, N.S.
The 17-leg, 298-kilometre relay starts Saturday at 7 a.m. It ends Sunday around 9:45 a.m.
“(At least) I’ll be able to see where I’m going,” said Paul Baglole, who’s running the second leg.
The league covers almost 18 kilometres over the rugged Cape Breton landscape.
Baglole is one of 16 members of the Red Island Road Hogs.
Chris Matters, co-captain, and runner Francis Fagan dreamed up the squad to compete, and win, the race.
Matters recruited Rob MacKenzie, who finished sixth at last year’s P.E.I. Marathon, and Stanley Chaisson, the current Marathon champion, for the group.
Both dropped out because of injury, but MacKenzie stayed on as co-captain.
“The group of runners we have right now have been training hard all spring and are really pumped about this race,” said Matters.
The Road Hogs are one of three Island squads — Team P.E.I. and Terminal Velocity are the others — registered to face runners from across Canada and the United States.
The 22-year-old event started in six teams in 1988 and now draws about 60 teams and 1,000 runners each year.
The Dennis Fairfalls Grey Hair, a group of University of Windsor alumni, are the defending champions with a time of 16:59:48.
Overnight runners can use headlamps (with the approval of the RCMP), reflective vests and light sticks.
Legs are 12 to 20 kilometres long and vary in difficulty from steep mountains in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park to the rolling Margaree Valley.
Baglole’s section is rated as medium difficulty (3.5 out of 5).
He’s been running for about 15 years, but it’s his first Cape Breton Relay.
He finished third at the Clarke’s Toyota five-mile run in Summerside and 11th at the Bunny Hop 10-kiloemtre event last month in Charlottetown.
“Oh yeah, I always get nervous (before a race). It’s going to be exciting and I expect to be fine,” said Baglole. “It’s a unique event. Most (of us) have been training just for this.”
The Dennis Fairfalls Grey Hair, a group of University of Windsor alumni, is the defending champion with a time of 16:59:48.
“There are some really fast runners from Maine and Ontario that compete, but we stand a good chance of being right up there in the top two or three,” said MacKenzie.
Follow the Red Island Road Hogs on its facebook page.
The Red Island Road Hogs:
Paul Baglole, Steven Baglole, John Bil, Scott Clark, David Gallant, Tony Landry, Billy MacDonald, Mike MacKinnon, David MacMillan, Chris Matters, Shawn McCardle, Connor McGuire, Keaghan Rilling, Tyler Sellar, Kris Taylor and Sandy Stewart.
Road Hogs tame trail
Island team finishes third overall in gruelling Cape Breton relay race
The Red Island Road Hogs had lofty goals for the Cabot Trail Relay last weekend in Cape Breton and the 16-member running team didn’t disappoint.
The Road Hogs finished third overall in the 17-leg, 276-kilometre event with a time of 18 hours 10 minutes and six seconds.
Seventy teams and 1,100 runners entered the annual event in Baddeck, N.S., and the Road Hogs became the highest placing Island squad in its 22-year history.
Of the other Island entries, Team P.E.I. placed 36th and Terminal Velocity finished 49th with times of 24:20:21 and 25:10:49, respectively.
The top Road Hog runner was Summerside native Connor McGuire, who won Leg 12 in a time of 54:29.
Team P.E.I.’s Dustin Gavin finished sixth in Leg 12 with a time of 1:05:25 while teammate Gary Simmons finished seventh in Leg 6 (1:14:32).
Terminal Velocity’s Jeff Boswell placed eighth in Leg 6 (1:14:41).
Dennis Fairall’s Grey Hair Runners of Windsor, Ont,, repeated as champions with a new course record of 16:16:45 while Maine’s Mainiacs finished second in a time of 16:47:01.
“The competition was amazing this year and our team of Island runners was competitive on all legs,” said Rob MacKenzie, Road Hogs’ co-captain. “All of the runners finished in the top 10 of their legs, with eight legs having a top-three finish and an outright win by McGuire.
“In fact, Connor just missed the course record and ran his leg so fast that they weren’t quite ready for him at the finish line.”
Legs are 12 to 20 kilometres long and vary in difficulty, from steep mountains in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park to the rolling Margaree Valley.
Other top-10 leg finishers on the Road Hogs were Kris Taylor (Leg 1, third, 1:02:44), Paul Baglole (Leg 2, seventh, 1:11:53), Chris Matters (Leg 3, sixth, 54:34), Mike MacKinnon (Leg 4, second, 1:14:49), Scott Clark (Leg 5, second, 1:05:32), David Gallant (Leg 6, fourth, 1:10:34), Mike MacKinnon (Leg 7, third, 49:36), Sandy Stewart (Leg 8, third, 49:14), Keaghan Rilliny (Leg 9, 10th, 1:17:15), Billy MacDonald (Leg 10, third, 1:03:42), David MacMillan (Leg 11, fifth, 54:45), Tyler Sellar (Leg 13, third, 1:03:09), Shawn McCardle (Leg 14, seventh, 1:22:06), Tony Landry (Leg 15, fifth, 1:01:21), John Bil (Leg 16, ninth, 1:02:12) and Steven Baglole (Leg 17, fifth, 1:12:11).