Monday, May 31, 2010

The Cabot Trail Relay Race 2010

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.


You can see photos by Online Images here:


Team PEI Results

  • 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

Team PEI's Captain Kim Bailey at the "Glory Leg" #17 Finish Line

Last updated at 12:43 AM on 28/05/10
Road-ready Hogs
P.E.I. runners to compete in challenging Cabot Trail Relay

Co-captain Chris Matters, left, Paul Baglole and Sandy  Stewart, members of the Red Island Road Hogs, run to prepare for the  Cabot Trail Relay on Saturday and Sunday in Cape Breton. The relay,  started in 1988, is 298 kilometres long and is broken up into 17 legs.  (Submitted photo)

Co-captain Chris Matters, left, Paul Baglole and Sandy Stewart, members of the Red Island Road Hogs, run to prepare for the Cabot Trail Relay on Saturday and Sunday in Cape Breton. The relay, started in 1988, is 298 kilometres long and is broken up into 17 legs. (Submitted photo)

The Guardian

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

Kris Taylor, left, of the Red Island Road Hogs is  shown running in his leg during the Cabot Trail Relay in Nova Scotia  last weekend. Taylor placed third in his leg. (Submitted photo)

Kris Taylor, left, of the Red Island Road Hogs is shown running in his leg during the Cabot Trail Relay in Nova Scotia last weekend. Taylor placed third in his leg. (Submitted photo)

The Guardian

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).

Ontario entry defends Cabot Trail Relay title in record fashion

Greg MacVicar
Published on May 30th, 2010

BADDECK — The Dennis Fairalls Grey Hair successfully defended their win in last year’s Cabot Trail Relay by smashing the course record in this year’s version of the 276-kilometre road race, Sunday.

“They came here to break the record,” said race chairman Dave Parkinson. “They crushed the record. To beat it by 38 minutes . . . quite impressive.”

The winning time for the group of University of Windsor alumni was 16 hours, 16 minutes and 45 seconds. The previous course record was 16:54:16, set by the Aquafina Rocky Road Runners in 2004.

The race’s 276 kilometres is broken up into 17 stages. More than 1,000 participants from 70 teams ran around the clock, starting in St. Anns on Saturday morning and finishing in Baddeck on Sunday morning.

The Dennis Fairalls Grey Hair included Doug Vincent, Rich Tremaine, Alex MacLeod, Phil Dalton, Andrew Coates, Drew MacAulay, Trevor Pye, Rami Bardeesy, Josh Kramer, James Gosselin, Mark Kiteley and Svein Piene. Tremaine, Coates, MacAulay, Bardeesy and Gosselin ran two legs each.

The Maine-iacs of Maine were the runners-up for the second year in a row, though they also broke the previous record with a time of 16:47:01. The Maine-iacs won the Cabot Trail Relay in the four years previous to 2009.

The third-place team was the Red Island Road Hogs of Prince Edward Island in 18:10:06.

The top Cape Breton team — the Cape Breton Road Runners — placed fourth overall with a time of 18:53:58. The local team included Dean Abbass, Todd Crowdis, Devin Abbass, Lauchie McKinnon, James Forsey, Lee McCarron, Chris Milburn, Terry Morris, Ken MacKinnon, Donnie MacIntyre, Brent Addison, Eric Power, Jullian MacLean, Allan MacKenzie, Evan Bezanson and Jake Florian. McCarron ran two legs.

“The race went fantastically,” said Parkinson, adding, other than a stiff headwind for the first seven legs, the weather was ideal. “We were blessed once again with some phenomenal weather which just made it all the better. The teams seemed to thoroughly have a good time as they usually do and it was just as good as they’ve been in the past.”

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Wife, friends complete one-man relay
They ran some miles in his shoes after solo Cabot Trail runner fell ill on quest

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Amy Gough ran the last leg of the Cabot Trail Relay for her husband Mark Campbell, who had to call off his attempt to run the entire 298-kilometre race himself when he fell ill after completing nearly 190 kilometres. Other members of his support team and a film crew documenting his odyssey also pitched in. Gough and Campbell are pictured in 2007.(File)

Mark Campbell had been running for 27 hours when he crested MacKenzie Mountain in Inverness County and felt a chill pass through his body.

It was 4 a.m. and Campbell began to feel sick in his guts. He tried to eat, but it didn’t help. Then he went to the washroom and saw blood.

He had run nearly 190 kilometres and tackled three mountains. But his body was telling him he had to stop.

A doctor told him the same thing at the hospital in Cheticamp 45 minutes later.

That was that. His bid to conquer the Cabot Trail ended. He had hoped to run the entire 298 kilometres, usually divided between 17 runners, during the annual relay race. And he had hoped to raise funds for a camp for chronically ill children.

Then, Campbell’s support team and the film crew following him stepped in.

Chris Allen, whose leg is supported by metal plates and seven pins, volunteered to keep running for Campbell. The rest of the team would as well.

Allen had never trained to run, said Campbell’s friend.

"He ran 42 kilometres (the equivalent of a marathon)," Todd McDonald said, choking up.

"As this went on, word spread throughout the Cabot Trail Relay that this was happening. All the participants would pull over and say ‘We want to run with you, we want to run for Mark.’ It would start as one runner trying to do 10 kilometres and it would grow to two, and four, and six. All these runners that had already done their (own) relay leg drove ahead to find us and join us, and run beside us."

Three years ago, Campbell ran the 298-kilometre relay through the Cape Breton Highlands with two other partners. Last year, he did it with one other person.

This year, he wanted to complete it on his own. He hoped to raise money for the Brigadoon Children’s Camp Society, as it works toward opening a camp in Aylesford, Kings County, for chronically ill children.

And mentally, Campbell could have finished the race, the filmmaker following him said. But the Dartmouth man’s body would not allow him.

"That’s hitting the wall and it’s painful and it hurts," Tarek Abouamin said.

"But it’s far, far from a failure. I think this story is even more enriched now because something wonderful happened. All of these individuals bonded together in a feat and refused to quit."

Campbell set off from the Gaelic College of Celtic Arts and Crafts in St. Anns, Victoria County, about 12 hours before the other runners taking part in the 23rd annual relay race began Saturday morning. Although his support team initially planned only to keep him hydrated and fed, they began running alongside him when a pack of coyotes started calling out to the moon.

Campbell conquered Smokey, North and MacKenzie mountains, and although he had to stop earlier than he would have liked, he still crossed the finish line in Baddeck.

His wife, Amy, took on the final leg of the relay. Together, they ran the last 500 metres.

"He was ordered to go to bed and get some rest," McDonald said of his friend.

"So he was driven ahead and they did the finish together. It was definitely one of the top few moments of my life to watch that. Mark was in tears, Amy was in tears."

Other runners who bridged the gap included a woman training for a five-kilometre run. She had never managed the distance before but finished it in the middle of the night for Campbell.

"By the end, we were running for Mark and for Brigadoon, but we were (really) running for each other," McDonald said.

"People were bleeding from their toenails and everywhere else, but we kept running for each other, so I think that’s what I will remember."

Campbell collected more than $6,000 for Brigadoon this weekend from other runners and those who heard about his run.

He said that he plans to come back and do the entire trail again. Although some suggested he should simply pick up where he left off, Campbell said that would not work out for him.

"It would be like stopping at the 15th hole and the coming back later to finish a round of golf. If there’s interest, I’ll come back again — and it’ll be from start to finish."


Monday, May 24, 2010

Islanders on the Run - Sunday at the Bluenose and in Scotland

3(Place) 2:52:03.5 (Official) - 2:52:03.5(Chip) - CLARK, SCOTT - SUMMERSIDE
129(Place) 4:16:04.4(Official) - 4:15:49.9(Chip) - STINSON, MURRAY - STRATFORD
193(Place) 4:37:22.7(Official) - 4:36:54.6(Chip) - PETERSON, ERIN - CHARLOTTETOWN
210(Place) 4:44:23.5(Official) - 4:44:12.3(Chip) - MACDONALD, ERIN - SUMMERSIDE
217(Place) 4:47:20.1(Official) - 4:46:50.7(Chip) - HUGHES, DEBBY - CARDIGAN
229(Place) 4:54:20.0(Official) - 4:53:55.3(Chip) - WADDELL, MAGGIE - STRATFORD
242(Place) 5:04:03.8(Official) - 5:03:31.5(Chip) - DAWSON, SUE - CHARLOTTETOWN
243(Place) 5:05:37.6(Official) - 5:05:05.2(Chip) - CALLARD, ALLAN - MERMAID
256(Place) 5:17:38.6(Official) - 5:17:13.8(Chip) - WADDELL, CLARE - STRATFORD
273(Place) 6:03:10.3(Official) - 6:02:53.9(Chip) - EFTEKHAR, ALI - CHARLOTTETOWN
Full Marathon Results

Alphabetically by first name

700(Place) AMY MACLEAN - HUNTER RIVER - 2:01:55.3
37(Place) ARON CROKEN - KENSINGTON - 1:32:11.9
1168(Place) BARBARA MACLEAN - HUNTER RIVER - 2:17:18.1
929(Place) BERTHA CAMPBELL - KENSINGTON RR6 - 2:09:59.0
509(Place) CAROL MORGAN - O'LEARY - 1:57:27.6
1641(Place) CAROLYN MACLEOD - STRATFORD - 2:43:00.1
486(Place) CINDY HOWARD - ST. LOUIS - 1:56:42.9
680(Place) DARCY FRASER - CHARLOTTETOWN - 2:01:21.1
517(Place) ERIC DEVEAU - SOMEWHERE - 1:57:44.3
1691(Place) DOROTHY GABBEY - ANGLO RUSTICO - 2:51:10.8
1356(Place) GARY NEARING - CHARLOTTETOWN - 2:24:01.3
1154(Place) GENA SHEA - TIGNISH - 2:17:04.0
1649(Place) HELEN MCKENNA - MT. STEWART - 2:43:28.0
1518(Place) INEZ MULLALLY - CHARLOTTETOWN - 2:32:12.5
1460(Place) JENNIFER COLLINS - CORNWALL - 2:29:22.9
726(Place) JENNIFER DAVISON - KENSINGTON - 2:02:38.0
1673(Place) JULIA MCKILLOP - SUMMERSIDE - 2:48:18.0
562(Place) KAREN ROSE - CHARLOTTETOWN - 1:58:50.4
1413(Place) KARLA THOMPSON - MOUNT STEWART - 2:27:31.3
506(Place) KATE HERBERT - CHARLOTTETOWN - 1:57:17.8
1051(Place) KELLY MILES - STRATFORD - 2:14:02.6
165(Place) KENT NUNN - KENSINGTON - 1:44:38.71
1327(Place) KERRI-ANNE CORCORAN - SUMMERSIDE - 2:22:55.9
1590(Place) LINDA CALLARD - MERMAID - 2:38:27.0
834(Place) LYDIA ELLIS - CHARLOTTETOWN - 2:06:53.8
1690(Place) MARIE CURRAN - MOUNT STEWART - 2:50:51.9
690(Place) MATTHEW GILLIS - STRATFORD - 2:01:33.1
470(Place) MATTHEW SHARPE - KENSINGTON - 1:56:08.21:5
478(Place) MATTHEW HAYMAN - KENSINGTON - 1:56:23.21:5
356(Place) MELISSA KEEFE - CORNWALL - 1:52:14.51:5
928(Place) MERRYMAN PORTER - HUNTER RIVER - 2:09:58.8
312(Place) MIKAELA ELLIS - CHARLOTTETOWN - 1:50:47.3
1037(Place) MONICA GALLANT - CHARLOTTETOWN - 2:13:20.5
758(Place) NANCY RIPLEY - CORNWALL - 2:03:57.9
585(Place) PAMELA PAQUET - YORK - 1:59:39.5
1591(Place) PATSY MACLEAN - CORNWALL - 2:38:27.3
1488(Place) PETER MEGGS - CORNWALL - 2:30:58.1
423(Place) R MARK ROBERTS - WOODVALE - 1:54:32.1
1392(Place) RONA BROWN - CHARLOTTETOWN - 2:26:12.3
1463(Place) SUSAN CURRAN - MONTAGUE - 2:29:33.82:2
1002(Place) SUZIE ARSENEAU - STRATFORD - 2:12:15.1
683(Place) TARUN PORTER - HUNTER RIVER - 2:01:21.7
775(Place) TOM MACDONALD - MOUNT STEWART - 2:04:44.3
Half Marathon Results

2 Islanders in the top 10, check the results for more Island Runners

4(Place) KRIS TAYLOR - HUNTER RIVER - 35:34.9
10K Results

5Km Results
check the results for Island Runners

947(Place)Francis Fagan (1621)
See photos for 1621
10k: 00:49:54
Half: 01:45:34
30k: 02:31:27
Marathon: 03:33:14
Over 60 : Male
Full Results

Congratulations Runners !

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Rural Raiders Run for Healthy Eating

It was sunny and 14 degrees. The Rural Raiders Run for Healthy Eating at Charlottetown Rural.

The course on UPEI, Confederation Trail and Sherwood.

Tyler Sellar won the 10Km race and Kristy Newson for the top female.

I finished in 43:16 and came in 11th out of 34 runners.

Roya MacDonald won the 5Km race and Andrew Pickard for top male.

Good Luck to runners at Bluenose Marathon.

Next weekend I run the 15th leg of Cabot Trail Relay at 5:38am Sunday in Margaree Valley, Cape Breton.

More Photos

Official Result: 11th out of 34
10K in 43 minutes, 16 seconds

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

This Saturday's Race - Rural Raider Run for Healthy Eating

Rural Raider Run for Healthy Eating
10K Run and 5K Run/Walk
(10K is a Points Race)
Saturday, May 22, 2010

Start Time: 9:30 am
Registration: 8:30 am at Charlottetown Rural High School (Find it on the Map)
Fee: $10 for adults, $5.00 for students
Sponsor: Great Canadian Bagel
Fundraiser: Rural Student Wellness Programs
Contact: Les MacKay 892-9869 or 368-6905
Course Description: 1K up hill and then fairly flat
5K Course Map
10K Course Map

2009 Rural Raiders Run ~ 2008 Rural Raiders Run ~ 2007 Rural Raiders Run ~ 2006 Rural Raiders Run

Photos from the Rural Raiders Run (2006-2009)

Also on this weekend...

Cycling PEI Duathlon - China Point
Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

a CYCLINGPEI Sanctioned Event...

Host: Cycling PEI
Type: Comp/Rec ­ Multi Sport
Location: China Point
Registration: 8:30 - 9:30am
Start Time: 10:00am
Distance: 5k/20k/5k
Cost: $20
Contact: Cycling PEI, Mike Connolly - 902 368-4985
Directions: Google Maps (46.165625,-62.923937)
Notes: CPEI memberships required.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Clark, Tanton top inaugural West Prince triathlon

Participants pleased with sprint triathlon

Dave Clark cruises across the finish line with the  best overall time in Saturday's first-ever West Prince Sprint triathlon.  Clark finished a 750-metre swim, 20-kilometre bike race and 5K run in a  combined time of 1.12:07, a full 2:40 ahead of the second-place  finisher. Eric McCarthy/Journal Pioneer

Dave Clark cruises across the finish line with the best overall time in Saturday's first-ever West Prince Sprint triathlon. Clark finished a 750-metre swim, 20-kilometre bike race and 5K run in a combined time of 1.12:07, a full 2:40 ahead of the second-place finisher. Eric McCarthy/Journal Pioneer

The Journal Pioneer

MILL RIVER - One thing that seems very certain after the inaugural West Prince Sprint triathlon is that there will be a second annual event.

Saturday's race, which consisted of a 750-metre swim in the Mill River Aquaplex pool, followed immediately by a 20-kilometre bike race and a 5-kilometre run, attracted 19 participants. The run and bike race each started and finished at the Aquaplex.

Several admitted to being first-time participants in a triathlon, and many of them indicated the experience left them wanting more.

"Good to participate," remarked Gary Knox. "Excellent to finish."

The 54-year-old from Howlan has been in some foot races and has been doing a lot of biking in recent years, but he was concerned about the swim.

"I was not a very good swimmer," he related. "Still not, but I got through it."

Knox said he enjoyed training with a group of other race participants, and indicated he hopes to get better at swimming before the next triathlon.

Experience did win out in the end, though. Dave Clark and Cheryl Tanton, the top men's and women's finishers, are experienced triathletes.

Tanton predicted the sport is going to grow and grow.

Clark said practising biking and running in quick succession are important in preparing for a triathlon. Tanton noted athletes have to practise their transition times.

Although times for each of the legs of the race are recorded, the clock starts ticking the moment a racer kicks off in the pool and doesn't stop until the end of the foot race.

Because of space restrictions for the swim, Saturday's race was run in four heats.

Two of the men's participants, Dave Gallant and organizer Paul Dalton, used the sprint triathlon as preparation for the Ironman race they're registered for in British Columbia in July. Dalton will also be running an Ultraman in August.

Cindy Howard from Miningegash entered her first triathlon since she was a teenager. She said she was pleased with her results, especially her swim time.

Tanton said the swimming is what she finds most difficult, and felt it is an element that most athletes fear.

"I think I'd do this again," said avid runner Jen Perry. "I think I'd need a lot more practice on the bike and in the pool."

Perry said combining swimming and biking with running works different muscle groups.

"It's something different and I really enjoyed the different experience," she said.

The sprint triathlon was a new experience for race organizer Jacquie Lidstone, too. Like most, she was concerned about her swimming but found that to be the easiest leg.

Along with thinking ahead to next year's sprint triathlon, Lidstone is considering organizing a summer triathlon and incorporating an open-water swim into it.

Both Dalton and Lidstone acknowledged the role volunteers played in the success of the inaugural event.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Islanders on the Run - Today in Sugarloaf Maine & Mississauga

Sugarloaf Marathon & 15K

140(Place) - Elaine Burkholder 26.2 Women 50-5 3:47:06
189(Place) - Dianne Watts - Pye 26.2 Women 50-5 3:56:54
247Maureen Leard 26.2 Women 45-4 DNS

83(Place) - Sylvio Bourque 26.2 Men 50-54 3:30:42 (New Brunswick!)

Full Results

Mississauga Marathon

1640(Place) MIKE MURRINS :
42:39(8Km) 2:27:43(Half) 5:20:23(38Km) 6:00:36(Gun Time) 5:57:30 Chip Time

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Colonel Gray/McDonald's Run for SADD 2010

It was cloud and 8 degrees. The SADD Run at Colonel Gray High School. The course in Charlottetown, Victoria Park, Brighton and North River Rd.

Leo McCosham won the 10Km race and Kristy Newson for the top female. Mark McCosham won the 5km race and Kara Grant for the top female.

I finished in 44:18 and came in 17th out of 41 runners.

I am employed at The Great Canadian Soap Company it starts Monday. I feel very happy to have job and work from 7-12 Monday to Friday.

Good Luck to Islanders in Sugarloaf and Mississauga tomorrow and next week in Halifax. Next week I run the Raider Run at Charlottetown Rural.

Official Result: 17th out of 41
10K in 44 minutes, 18 seconds

More Photos

Running For Autism
Not Against It
acceptance, inclusion, awareness

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Go! P.E.I. campaign aimed at promoting healthier lifestyles

Go! P.E.I. campaign aimed at promoting healthier lifestyles
Government-funded initiative deals with chronic illness prevention, management

The Guardian

Health and Wellness  Minister Carolyn Bertram, right, Joan Young of Murray Harbour, left, and  Kim Meunier of Cornwall lead a short walk down Victoria Row in  Charlottetown Tuesday after the official launch of Go! P.E.I. during a  news conference at Province House. The program is a campaign of active  living and healthy eating. Guardian photo by Brian McInnis
Health and Wellness Minister Carolyn Bertram, right, Joan Young of Murray Harbour, left, and Kim Meunier of Cornwall lead a short walk down Victoria Row in Charlottetown Tuesday after the official launch of Go! P.E.I. during a news conference at Province House. The program is a campaign of active living and healthy eating. Guardian photo by Brian McInnis

Go for a walk instead of watching TV and have a salad instead of a cookie.
These are just some things Islanders will soon be encouraged to do by the provincial government as part of a new campaign aimed at promoting healthier lifestyles.
The campaign called Go! P.E.I. is a government-funded initiative to deal with chronic illness prevention and management.
As the Island population’s average age increases, so too does the prevalence of chronic illness such as respiratory disease, cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Go! P.E.I. is designed to be a support system to all Islanders, to help create healthier lifestyles and decrease the risk of chronic illness.
Health Minister Carolyn Bertram said transforming bad habits into healthier ones is necessary to ensure the health of future generations.
“We want our children to know how important it is to be healthy,” Bertram said.
“Today’s children risk being the first generation in decades to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. We simply cannot allow this to happen. We must take action now to change the course of this generation of Islanders.”
As part of this initiative, 15 local communities and groups are partnering with government to administer programs and courses aimed at encouraging Islanders to eat healthy and exercise more.
The province is providing funding for these local partners to lead education and fitness programs. The cost of the campaign is $260,000, half of which is coming from the province and the other half from the federal public health agency.
Dale McIsaac of Recreation P.E.I. said he is excited by this initiative and hopes it will inspire Islanders to take on new challenges to make their lives better.
“Go! P.E.I. will ensure that every Islander will be at least 15 minutes from a Go! P.E.I. program,” McIsaac said.
“It will help Islanders and provide all Islanders with the tools they need to add new, healthy and fun activities to their lives.”
The first step is a pledge, where Islanders can commit to taking concrete steps that will improve their state of wellness.
Some Islanders have already signed the pledge sheet and have taken the Go! P.E.I. message to heart. A group in O’Leary started a running club several weeks ago and have been encouraging each other as they get out running every week. Another similar group just started in Kensington and already has 60 members.
Joan Young, the community administrator for Murray Harbour, said these are just the kinds of community-based initiatives that she’s the most excited about.
“I think as Islanders we need to take charge of our own lives and our own health and you can do that by getting fit,” Young said.
“But we have to reach everybody — the seniors in this province and those from two years old right up to 75 and older — but it’s just really important and I think we’ve really just got to take the ball and do it.”

This Saturday's Race - Colonel Gray/McDonald's Run for SADD

Colonel Gray/McDonald's Run for SADD
10K Run and 5K Run/Walk
(Points Race for 10K)
Saturday, May 15, 2010

Start Time:9:00 am
Registration:8:00 am Colonel Gray High School (Find it on the Map)
Fee:$10.00 Kids under 16 free
Sponsor:McDonald's Restaurant
Fundraiser:SADD (Students Against Drunk Driving)
Contact:Kim Bailey - 368-9019
Stephen Shoemaker - 368-6860
Course description:Both hilly and flat sections
Course Map
Special Notes: It will have 3 hydration tables, well marked course, plenty of on course volunteers, medals for the top 3 males/females in both races.
Charlottetown PD will be providing traffic control & EMS is on alert.
Start at Colonel Gray HS
Finish at McDonalds

Monday, May 10, 2010

Connaughton finishes second at Osaka Grand Prix

Connaughton finishes second at Osaka Grand Prix
Islander starts 200-metre race from Lane 9
The Guardian

OSAKA, Japan — Islander Jared Connaughton earned the most impressive result of his senior athletics career Saturday, finishing second in the 200 metres at the Osaka Grand Prix.
The New Haven native, who reached the semifinals at the distance in the Beijing Olympics, crossed the line in 20.61 seconds. The 24-year-old trailed only Michael Rodgers of the United States, whose time was 20.55. Japan’s Shinji Tahahira was third.
The amazing part of Connaughton's placing was that he ran out of rarely ran Lane 9, which is a definite disadvantage compared to the rest of field.
Connaughton has not finished lower than second in any of individual races in this young 2010 season.
On the women’s side, Perdita Felicien of Pickering, Ont., finished third in the 100 metre hurdles with a time of 13.03. Ginnie Powell of the U.S. won in in 12:76.

Includes information from The Associated Press

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Islanders on the Run - Today in Fredericton

Full Marathon Results
3(Place) - Leo McCosham - M4049 - 2:50:08*
36(Place) - Ken Taylor - M4049 - 3:27:56*
41(Place) - Francis Fagan - M6099 - 3:28:58*
73(Place) - Kelly Manuel - F3039 - 3:40:39*
76(Place) - Franklin Macdonald - M4049 - 3:44:06
95(Place) - Doug MacEachern - M5059 - 3:53:08
114(Place) - Peggy Macdonald - F3039 - 4:04:36
123(Place) - Kimberley Bailey - F4049 - 4:08:45
124(Place) - Jennifer Power-Hawrylak - F3039 - 4:09:34
146(Place) - Kim Critchley - F5059 - 4:24:53
155(Place) - Coralee Mahar - F2029 - 4:29:21

Half-Marathon Results
5(Place) - Mark McCosham - M4049 - 1:26:50
41(Place) - Janice Ployer - F4049 - 1:41:31
48(Place) - Pam Power Mckenna - F5059 - 1:43:06
81(Place) - Bonnie Smith - F4049 - 1:47:47
114(Place) - Barry Richard - M5059 - 1:51:46
115(Place) - David Pineau - M5059 - 1:51:46
132(Place) - Kelly Pike - F2029 - 1:54:53
145(Place) - Amber MacDonald - F3039 - 1:54:56
150(Place) - Chantal Basque - F3039 - 1:55:16
183(Place) - Amanda Maida - F2029 - 1:58:02
225(Place) - Kirk Roach - M3039 - 2:01:27
255(Place) - Lisa Keough - F3039 - 2:04:27
278(Place) - Alicia Altass - F2029 - 2:07:48
280(Place) - Kelly MacDonald - F3039 - 2:07:49
281(Place) - Carol Ann MacPhee - F3039 - 2:07:49
310(Place) - Janet Pineau - F5059 - 2:10:24
344(Place) - Darla Saunders - F3039 - 2:14:21
386(Place) - Patty Richard - F5059 - 2:20:24

10K Results
175(Place) - Dave Riley - M5059 - 1:01:54
176(Place) - Elsa Riley - F5059 - 1:01:54

5K Results
76(Place) - Peggy Leahey - F5059 - 40:23
77(Place) - Shelagh Connors - F5059 - 40:27

Half Walk Results
5(Place) - Laurie Burdett - F5059 - 2:46:20

Congratulations all
& Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Clark's Toyota 5 Miler 2010

It was sun and 9 degrees.

The Clark's Toyota 5 Miler at Scott's House in Linkletter.

The loop course on Linkletter Rd and trail.

Mike MacKinnon won the race and broke course record and Jennifer Perry for the top female.

I finished in 35:26 and came in 24th out of 86 runners.

Scott brought me a Boston Marathon poster. Thanks Scott!

Good Luck runners tomorrow at Fredericton Marathon.

Next week I run at SADD run at Colonel Gray.

More Photos

Official result: 24th out of 86
5 Miles (8K) in 35 minutes, 26 seconds