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SYDNEY, N.S. — The weather was
perfect for the 12th annual
Cape Breton Fiddlers Run, bringing together runners from
across Canada, and parts of the United States and China.
Winning the men’s marathon
and qualifying for the Boston Marathon with a time
of two hours, 50 minutes and 32 seconds was Sydney
native Justin Lalanne from the Cape Breton Road
In the ladies marathon
,Heather O'Donnell, won
top honors completing the classic distance in a
time of three hours, 11 minutes and 56 seconds.
That wasn’t the only success
for runners at the event, which holds a
full-marathon, half-marathon, 10 km and 5 km
Jordi Taylor, 23, from Lake
Charlotte, N.S., is autistic.
This was his third-marathon and he ran a personal
best, placing 10th in the
“Running marathons keeps me
happy. They are a great achievement and they help
me show people what people with autism can do,” he
said during the five-hour drive home after the
This was Thomas Kyte’s first
marathon and the Carp, Ont.,
native who is in his third-year at St. Francis
Xavier University, trained for about 12 weeks in
the hopes of making the cut for the Boston
Marathon The 21-year-old,
who is hearing impaired and wears implants when
not running, was 27 seconds off and came in third
“I’m pretty sore but for the
first one I felt it was solid,” Kyte, who
collapsed after crossing the finish line, said.
“A couple more years of
training and I’ll get it. Why not do it? Why not
finish what my original goal was?”
His parents came from
Ontario to cheer him on and his mother, Lisa, said
watching him collapse didn’t bother her as much as
waiting for him to finish.
“When I was waiting for him
to come in, I was almost bawling,” Lisa explained.
For Sharon Chiasson and
Vanessa Courtemanche of Cheticamp, it wasn’t about
beating times or beating people. It was about
finishing the 10 km race together.
“Both of us went through a
hard time with some bad issues a few years back so
we started running together,” Chiasson explained.
As they hit the finish line,
Chiasson and Courtemanche hugged each other, still
running mid-embrace. Their joy was as evident as
some other runners’ exhaustion.
Overall, 15 people qualified
for the Boston Marathon, including three people in
the ages 60-69 category. They are Freda Cormier of
Dartmouth, Kurt Mueller of Nebraska, and John
Melbourne of Enfield.
Cape Breton Fiddlers Run
Top 10 Men, full marathon
1. Justin Lalanne, Sydney,
2. Matthew White, Dartmouth,
3. Thomas Kyte, Carp, Ont.,
4. James Forsey, Sydney,
5. Carl Wrobleski, South
Bar, N.S., 3:14.29
6. Stephen Doody, Halifax,
7. Jon Gurney, Saratoga
Springs, N.Y., 3:30.07
8. Derek Devoe, Florence,
9. Michael Peters, South
Tremont, N.S., 3:35.08
10. Jordi Taylor, Lake
Charlotte, N.S., 3:45.17
Top 10 Women, full
1. Heather O’Donnell,
Middleton, N.S., 3:11.56
2. Kaili Van Vulpen,
Wolfvile, N.S., 3:12.23
3. Jenn Coolen, Meadowvale,
4. Sharon Goodwin,
Lunenburg, N.S., 3:36.56
5. Susannah Crabtree,
Ottawa, Ont., 3:40.30
6. Joanne MacDonald-Burns,
Yarmouth N.S., 3:49.26
7. Meaghan Kerman, Halifax
8. Nicole Lafosse, Sydney
9. Paula O’Quinn, Halifax,
10. Stella Chen, Wolfville, N.S.,
high summer, hopefully you’re getting to enjoy it in a
fun active way.
Around-the-Park 1-miler is tomorrow evening in Wentworth
Park in Sydney. Thanks to Allan and Lisa MacKenzie
and family for making this a great annual event.
We have had runners from age 2 to age 80 complete
the course. All are welcome. The
registration link and details are at
This is a
CBRR points series event! Hope to see you there.
There is a separate start for the KIDS RUN.
TUESDAY TRACK CHANGES TO WEDNESDAY THIS WEEK ONLY
Action Week 5-miler is coming up on the evening of
August 2nd, so remember to put it in your scheduling app
(we’re all about the apps now). KIDS RUN, points
Miles 5K is on August 5th
NOTE ONLINE SCHEDULE IS CURRENTLY INCORRECT FOR THIS,
SHOWS THE WRONG DATE) The Ross Ferry Pork Chop run is on
August 19th, in the morning. There is a KIDS RUN
at this race.
ever-popular Louisbourg Race Through Time is on August
19th evening. Anyone brave enough to do the double
that day? Sign up soon if you plan to run it!!
This from race organizer Cindy Hynes:
I wanted to let you know for the CB
Road Runners Club that the race committee for the
“Louisbourg Race Through Time” has recently
decided to cap the registration at 225 again this
year due to space limitations and wanted to
mention this to get the word out early to the
runners. The pre-registration deadline is Monday,
August 14th at midnight
(after this date a $10 late fee applies) then the
official closing date for online registration with
Race Roster is Friday, August 18th at
noon (unless we get 225 runners registered earlier
than this date!).
tuned for a couple of fun upcoming events, dates TBA.
First is the “Casual Triathlon” which consists of
a bike ride to the Red Barn for mini-golf, a 1K ride to
the Herring Choker for lunch, and then another 1k ride
to Big Spruce for some beer sampling. It’s the
summer version of the House Crawl, although much tamer
still a lot of fun. Coming up soon, watch FB for
there are plans for a Saturday run and a Sunday
gravel-road bike ride in the Mabou area on the weekend
of Aug 26th-27th. Not a race. Should be a
lot of fun, stay tuned to FB for details.
Congrats in advance to what is perhaps CB’s fittest
(soon-to-be married) couple of Corey Deveaux and
Stephanie Myles whose wedding is coming up this
Saturday. I’m sure they both have enough stamina
to survive even wedding preparations!
Records broken at 30th
annual Cabot Trail Relay Race
Runner James Murphy pushes
hard to cross the finish line first for this year’s
Cabot Trail Relay Race. Close behind him is Nick Croker
James Murphy from the Like Fine
Wine Better With Age, UNB Cross Country Alumni team,
pushed through first with a time of 1:05.52. On his
heels was Nick Croker from Toronto’s Black Lung team,
with a time of 1:05.57.
Pain and agony were on the
faces of both runners as they fell to their knees
immediately after crossing the finish line.
However, once they caught their breath, their
excitement and happiness were evident.
“It feels pretty good,” said
Murphy. “I didn’t know where I was, I was aching,
dying a little. The hills were the hardest. I
didn’t study the map before so I didn’t know what
Croker, whose all-male team
came second overall, admits he did push his body
to the limit.
“I did throw up a bit, so I
feel a bit sick, but it feels so good at the end.
It makes the beer taste better,” he said.
“The final 100 metres is so
amazing. Amazing to have the support of the whole
Croker was referring to the
people who line up to cheer on the runners as they
finish. Chalk drawings and words of encouragement
covered the road while close to 100 people from
other teams and the village of Baddeck lined the
sides, screaming and clapping for each runner who
passed them on the home stretch.
“Coming through there was
the best thing that’s ever happened to me in
running,” James Forsey of Sydney said. “That was
Dave Parkinson, chair of the
committee that organizes the Cabot Trail Relay
Race, said the energy created by people waiting to
greet the runners is legendary among people who
participate in the event.
“It’s infectious — the whole town
is into it,” he said. “It’s a pretty cool thing to be
a part of.”
Teams come from all over to
participate in this event, not just the Maritimes.
Many are from Ontario, a few are from the U.S. and
this year they had a couple of runners from
“There was a team this year,
called I Thought You Said Rum, who have two
runners on there from Australia. They’re here on a
work term,” said Parkinson. “They called this race
their dream race. I don’t know where else you hear
that. It feels good to hear that.”
Parkinson said even though
it is a milestone year for the event, for the
organizers it’s just another year. The big
achievement for them is getting everyone through
it, from the runners, to the volunteers and the
“The weather was terrible
this year. But everyone made it. They made it
through the dark and the fog and the cold. That’s
fantastic. That’s what it’s all about,” he said.
Two records were broken this
year. The first was for leg 11, which goes from
the top of French Mountain in the Highlands and
ends near Trout Brook Campground, just past the
Cheticamp visitor centre. Set in 1999, the
original record was 47:54 and Erik McCarthy from
the Maine-Iacs ran it in 43:48.
“It’s quite remarkable to
drop four minutes from that leg,” Parkinson said.
The other record broken was
for leg 16, which starts at the Lakes Restaurant
in Margaree Valley and finishes at the churches in
Middle River. Another Maine-lacs member broke that
record. It was Dan Vasallo who clocked 48:11 for
that leg, more than a minute faster than the
record set in 2011.
First place, all-male:
Maine-lacs, 7th year in a
row, time 16:38.22
Second place, all-male:
Black Lungs, time 17:16.59
Third place, all-male: Cape
Breton Road Runners, time 17:19.18
First place, all-female: The
Dal Dangerously Accelerative Ladies, time 22:02.45
First place, mixed gender:
Like Wine Better With Age, time 19:14.13
First place, masters (over
40): Alva Road Runners, time 22:19.08
SYDNEY, N.S. — Mother and son
duo Anne and Ian Doyle of Coxheath channeled a Cape
Breton running legend for inspiration at the 121st
running of the Boston Marathon on Monday
They each brought shirts
that bore the red maple leaf and number 14 worn by
the great Johnny Miles of Sydney Mines. Miles won
the Boston Marathon twice: in his debut in 1926
and again in 1929.
“It was a really
hot day this morning, but it just goes to show how
amazing his runs were during that time because he
completely crushed us,” 35-year-old Ian said with a
laugh. They didn’t wear the cotton shirts during the
race due to the heat. “We definitely channeled some of
his energy I think.”
Anne Doyle began running
seven years ago and started with a local learn to
run program. She said it was incredible to share
the experience with her son.
“It was so nice that he was
at the finish line when I arrived,” said Anne, 62.
She and her son re-qualified for next year’s
Boston Marathon despite the heat. Ian finished in
3 hours, six minutes and 36 seconds while Anne
crossed the line in 4:23:04
Temperatures hit 26 C once
runners started to hit the 20 km mark, which made
the 42 km marathon much more challenging.
“A lot of us
adjusted our goals because of that,” said Tanya
Brann-Barrett of Sydney, who finished in 3:31:07.
also included: Lauchie McKinnon of Sydney,
3:29:13; Kim Scattolon of Glace Bay, 3:29:24;
Denis Lanoe of Marion Bridge, 3:29:26; Carol Dakai
of Sydney, 3:47:29; Stephanie MacLean of Coxheath,
3:51:01; Kate MacInnes of East Lake Ainslie,
3:56:40; Valerie Scattolon-Azzano originally of
Dominion, 4:06:18; Ray Oake of Sydney 4:51:00 and
Peter Hanna of Whitney Pier, 5:09:31.
Needed for Cabot Trail Relay
I have a request to ask you -
I'm wondering of you could post a message to the
Cape Breton Road Runners website that the Mullimac
HomeRunners are in need of 2 experienced runners for
the Cabot Trail Relay.
We serve 2 hot meals along the
CTR and have a place to rest in Cheticamp.
We are flexible in legs with
ability with each runner.
I can be reached at
Thanks so much,
Run for Families A note from
The IWK Run for Families on
Confederation Bridge is Sunday, June 18, 2017, and I’m
hoping you can help us spread awareness about this great
event by sharing some information on your Cape Breton
Road Runners web site.
Participants can register to walk across the
bridge, or run chip timed 5 km, 10 km and 21 km
participant levels are welcome and everyone is
encouraged to set an individual fundraising goal and
collect donations for the IWK for a chance to win
amazing prizes! Details on that will be released soon.
One hundred per cent
of the donations made to IWK Run for Families will
fund the most urgent care priorities at the IWK
I’d love to hear if any of your club members are
planning to participate so we can give them a
shout-out on social media.
If you’ve made it this far,
you’ll be glad to know that not only are the days
getting longer but you’ve already made it through the
coldest days of the winter and the average temperature
is just starting to notch up day by day.
1) Couples Run - celebrate
impending Valentine’s Day by heading to the Couples
Run, this Sunday Feb 12th. Start/finish is at
Governor’s Pub and Restaurant on Esplanade. This
is a 5K run, with each male/female couple getting a
combined time, awards to the fastest couples.
Details and pre-registration link is here:
This is a great course, and
celebrates the winner of the very first Boston
Marathon, who was from Boularderie Island (JJ
McDermott) This is a CBRR Points Series event!
3) Sorry to all you swimmers,
we have had some uncertainty with the pool situation.
Just to confirm there is a swim tonight (Friday)
from 6:30-8PM in Northside pool, and another Northside
swim 10-12AM on Sunday. We are hoping to be back
in Kiwanis pool next week.
Beginner swimmers - we’ll be
starting another beginners program the first week of
March. Let me know if you’re interested and I
can provide details.
4) The Annual Louisbourg Slush
Run/walk is Saturday, March 4th at George D. Lewis
School in Louisbourg. Register 9AM, walk start
9:30, run start 10AM. This is a CBRR points
series event! 10$ registration.
5) Remember to stay tuned to
the CB Barbarians Facebook page for updates and weekly
training opportunities. This time of year there
is Sunday morning spinning at the YMCA (following
Sunday morning swim starting next week), Tuesday Tempo
run (before Tuesday evening swim), and Friday Beer Run
from Breton Brewing, as well as many other ad-hoc
Yours in good health…
Delorey Road Race
On December 5th, 2009, James
Delorey, a boy living with autism, wandered away from his home in South Bar, Nova Scotia. James’ dog,
Chance, followed and accompanied him in the woods. On the morning of December 6th, Cape
Breton received a significant amount of snowfall, which hindered the search for
James. Searchers came from across the province and did not give up hope. The morning
of December 7th, Chance returned home and shortly after, James was found and was
located just over one kilometer away from his home, curled up under a tree. The
impression of a dog could be seen in the snow, where Chance had laid by his side the entire
time. “In our 7th year hosting this event, it continues
to grow and keep James’ memory alive. This event means a great deal to James’ family and
allows our community to give back to worthy causes in James’ memory”, says Race
Director, Nick Burke. “This event is important to many people throughout
Cape Breton and across the world. James’ story brought a great deal of attention, we
want to keep his name alive.” All monies raised will go to the Whitney Pier Youth
Club at the wish of James’ family. The event is scheduled to take place on December
3rd, 2016 at Whitney Pier Memorial Middle School; the kids run is scheduled
for 1:30 p.m., with registration taking place from 1:00 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. The 5k
race will start at 2:00 p.m., with registration taking place from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m.
You can register online at https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=87047.
You can also register on race day. Cost for the road race is $20 and $15 for the walk;
the kids run is $5. Last year’s event saw well over 80 runners compete
in the 5k road race. Members of James’ family will be present, along with Police
Chief, Peter McIsaac. A special presentation is made to the overall male and female
winner in honour of late Police Chief, Myles Burke by his family. Everyone is welcome to attend the event, including
walkers; who can walk around Neville Park track while the runners are
participating in the road race. “We ask that everyone come out for an hour to remember the life
James, the 7 year-old boy who captured our hearts.” -30- Media Contact: Nick Burke Race Director (902) 322-0230 firstname.lastname@example.org
A few updates as we
head into the fall.
1) The 3rd annual
Coxheath Trail Run is this Sunday morning. Details
and signup at limitlessracetiming.com
As per usual, sign up in advance and pay on race
day. Great awards and draw prizes, challenging 8K
course. This is a CBRR POINTS SERIES RUN.
2) Crawling Crustacea
master’s swimming has started for 2016. If you want
in on the action let me know ASAP. This is the time
of year to start if your goal is a triathlon in 2017.
The schedule and details are at cbtrisports.com,
and appended at the bottom of this email. Beginners
program will be starting in late October, and there are
currently a few spots left.
3) Remember that
there are 2 weekly group runs - Tuesday Track 6:30PM
Atlantic St. Field, and the Friday evening beer run at
Breton Brewing on Keltic Drive (run when you like, but
finish at 6:30 to meet the group for beer).
Hope to see you
Sunday on the trails, or in the pool soon.
Sad to see summer
passing by, but the weather has been great, the water is
warm, the days are still long, and there are lots of races
and events left to go. So this is a pretty busy
update. Please read!
sign up TODAY for the Port Hood Tri.
Around-the Park 1-miler again a success
Fitness discount for registered CB Roadrunner members
Miles 5K Aug 6th
Week 8K Aug 3rd
Skeete 5K Aug 1st
Barbarians dominating the triathlon scene recently
second annual Fat Lazy Man Tri
sign up for the Port Hood Triathlon
This is a last plea for people to sign
up for the Port Hood triathlon.
For anyone who's never done it, it's a
great race in a great venue. The community
really gets behind it. They have a fantastic
meal (included in the race price) and lots of
great draw prizes. Plus it'll be the last
triathlon in this part of the province for the
Although it doesn't end on the steps of
the pub like the Guysborough Tri, don't forget
that the Red Shoe is conveniently on the way
home for most of us, and is an official 4th
Just looking now, it appears that there
are 41 signups. If we don't get 60 registered by
tomorrow, the race will be cancelled. And maybe
won't be revived again. It would be a big loss
for CB. We are very lucky that we have had 2
great triathlons (Ingonish and PH) for many
years. Let's keep them viable.
It's great to do the big races but
don't forget that it is the small, local races
that bring people into the sport in the first
place. These races are critical for the newbies,
great events for the community, and show
triathlon to a lot of folks who might not see it
otherwise, which is important for getting new
If anyone is interested in being on a
team, please let me know ASAP. Specifically at
this point, we are looking for a runner to
complete a team. (there are team options for
both sprint and Olympic distance)
1-miler - Congratulations to Justin Lalanne and Kelly
MacDonald on winning the Around-the Park 1-miler this
year. Thanks so much to Allan and Lisa MacKenzie
for all their work in putting this on, and to their
family for being “voluntold” without any complaining
The kids race was
again a big success, with another great turnout and
lots of impressive runs. See cbtrisports.com for a
The men’s race was a
battle of the J’s, with Justin Lalanne winning in an
impressive time of 4:43, followed by Jonah Hudec and
Joey Tetford. The women’s race was won handily
by Kelly MacDonald, with Chrissy Smith in 2nd.
3rd place was 13-yr-old Caden MacLeod of
Baddeck, who is having a great season, and in 4th
place was Ella Bottomley, who at just 11 years old ran
3)) Ascendo Fitness
has offered a one week free trial, plus 20% off
memberships to registered CB Roadrunners Members.
You do have to be a 2016 registered CBRR
member to get this deal (Ascendo will confirm with
us that you are on the membership list - tell them
you are a member when you are signing up)
5) Don’t forget the
Action Week 5 miler (that’s 8K for you young
metric-only folks) - an evening race with a
history going back about 35 years here in CB, coming
up on August 3rd.
6) The Jonathan
Skeete Run is on August 1st this year. Details
will be posted on the website. We will be
having a short tribute to Hilton Smith at this race.
Hilton was a key member of the running
community who recently passed away.
to some of the CB Barbarians on some great recent
results. Corey Deveaux and Allan MacKenzie
were 2nd and 4th respectively at the recent
Challenge St. Andrew’s half ironman in New
Brunswick. One week later Allan won the men’s
Olympic distance event in Summerside at the
TriLobster festival, and Julie Curwin won for the
females. Yesterday, Corey Deveaux won the
Melmerby Beach Tri in Pictou in an impressive time.
Today, July 24th, Andreas Burger won the
Aylesford Lake Triathlon - a new event in Nova
Scotia. Fantastic racing everyone! Total
Barbarian domination - I love it!
second-annual Fat Lazy Man Triathlon is tentatively
scheduled (weather dependant) for Aug 6th after the
Johnny Miles 5K. This event starts with a slow
easy bike ride from the Lobster Galley restaurant at
the head of St. Ann’s Bay. The ride is a
leisurely, non-competitive one to the Red Barn
(about 20K) where there is a stop for ice cream, and
a VERY competitive game of mini-putt. There is
a further 1Km ride to the Herring Choker Deli for
lunch, then a further 1Km ride to Big Spruce Brewing
for refreshments. The ride home is very slow
for obvious reasons. Stay tuned to the CB
Barbarians FB page for updates on this. It may
be put over to Sunday if the Saturday weather looks
See you at the
BUFFETT 5K and 10K ROAD RACE
years 6th Annual Ben Buffett Memorial 5k and
10k Road Race was a huge success, with a record amount of
registrations. A total of 134 runners took part in this
year’s event, which featured a 5k and 10k race along the
beautiful Sydney Harbor.
Top male honors in the 5k
went to Justin Lalanne, who crossed the finish line in a
course record time of 16:44. Top female went to Chrissy
Smith, finishing in 21:55.
Overall female in the 10k
race went to Laura Doucette in a time of 49:44. Top male
was Scott MacDonald in a time of 44:38.
Mason Maxwell of the Cape Breton
Road Runners with Team member Ian Doyle.Mason finished
first in the night time leg #12 of the 2016 Cabot Trail
Relay. The Roadrunners placed third overall, behind
six-time winners the Maine-iacs.
BADDECK - The Maine-iacs showed
their winning form yet again by winning their sixth
straight Cabot Trail Relay over the weekend with a
winning time of 16:11:38.
In addition to winning the
race overall, the Maine team also had the fastest
runners in 10 of the race’s 17 legs.
It was closely followed by
Dennis Fairall's Retirement Party with a time of
16:34:45 and the Cape Breton Road Runners in third
place with a time of 17:07:51.
Close to 1,200 runners took
part in this year's event which dates back to 1988.
It is now one of the largest and most popular
running events in eastern Canada.
Cabot Trail Relay Results May
28 and 29
Timing & Results by
Atlantic Chip Sport Timing
Accumulative Team Results –
Top 10 finishers
2. 16:34:45 DENNIS FAIRALL'S
RETIREMENT PARTY (00:58:31)
3. 17:07:51 CAPE BRETON ROAD
4. 17:27:54 BLACK
5. 20:14:23 EASTERN Z
6. 20:16:49 PACE &
7. 20:26:22 CARDIO
8. 20:49:50 RAGING
9. 21:12:22 IT SEEMED LIKE A
GOOD IDEA IN DECEMBER (01:14:51)
10.21:27:06 X-WOMEN PAST AND
Top finishers in each leg:
Leg 1: Taylor McArthur -
Dennis Fairall’s Ret. Party 58:44 3:28
Leg 2: Nick Best - Dennis
Fairall’s Retirement Party 59:13 3:19
Leg 3: Adam Goode –
Leg 4: Rejean Chiasson – Pace
Leg 5: Jarrod Lenfest -
Leg 6: Spencer McElwain –
Leg 7: Sam Seekins –
Leg 8: Alex MacLeod - Dennis
Fairall’s Ret. Party 43:59
Leg 9: Taylor Washburn –
Leg 10: Ken Akiha –
Leg 11: James Boeding –
Leg 12: Mason Maxwell – Cape
Leg 13: Robert Gomez –
Leg 14: Greg Talpey –
Leg 15: Adam Goode –
Leg 16: Taylor McArthur -
Dennis Fairall’s Ret.Party 51:42 3:23
Leg 17: Matt MacNeil - Dennis
Fairall’s Ret.Party 1:01:03 3:16
getting warm, the days are long, and race season is
approaching. As well, the event schedule is
getting busier, as you’ll see below!
1) Kelly’s Klimb
bike ride this Sunday May 15th. Kelly’s Klimb is a
fitness test where riders cycle from the bottom to the
top of Kelly’s Mountain. The ride is open to all
level of rider. Cyclists race the clock rather
than each other, starting at 1 minute intervals.
Meet at 11AM at the Lobster Galley Restaurant to warm up
and sign up, ride start 11:30 sharp on the Baddeck side
of Kelly’s. Optional ride to Baddeck afterwards
for coffee/food at the High Wheeler.
Kelly’s Mountain Run Saturday May 14th. Start 9AM
from the gravel pit just over Seal Island Bridge.
All speeds welcome. Great preparation for Cabot
Volunteers needed for Track&Field - see below from
Dr. Greg Myatt.
4) Saturday May
21st. Annual New Harris Walk, Run, or Crawl 5 or
10K. In support of the Patient Care Fund at CB
Cancer Care Centre. Entry by donation. 10AM
start. At “Summer Snow” 7KM up New Harris Road
(that’s the one just over the Seal Island Bridge on the
left). Lots of walkers, so a great chance for you
learn-to-run folks to come out and give a 5K a try, or a
great chance for you experienced folks to come and do a
last good tempo run before the Cabot Trail Relay.
5) Saturday May
28th, Sunday May 29th Cabot Trail Relay www.cabottrailrelay.com Good
luck everyone! If you still want to run, there are
always teams scrambling to fill spots. Check the
website forum section if you are interested. The
Sunday finish is a great event in Baddeck for
spectators. If you are running with one of th CB
teams, have a look at ‘Peter’s suggestions” at the end
of this email for some details of logistics for the
6) Don’t forget
Tuesday Track sessions are in full bloom. Meet the
group every Tuesday at 6:30 at Atlantic St. Field in
Sydney. All levels welcome.
7) New Forum
section for local runners and other athletes.
Gosbee (thanks Jarret for setting this up)
folks, you may have noticed a new tab on the CBtrisports.com website. We
started a forum so people can find posts easier, sell
some junk, hook up for group workouts, or share blog
posts they've read/wrote with the group. It's still a
work in progress so if anyone has any ideas either
message me or create a post on the forum. It’s 100%
public so you can just lurk around and not miss out or
you can make an account and "like" or "watch" posts
and then you'll get an email when a new reply comes
8) A big congrats
to the group of CBers that ran the Fredericton Marathon
and half marathon last weekend. Big congrats to
Justin Lalanne who is now the 2nd fastest CB marathoner
of the last 20 or more years, with a 2:44. Kim
Scattolon great result 3:23 and 2nd overall. Ian
Doyle great debut at 2:55. And more! Check
out the results online.
See you out at a
Fredericton Race Weekend
Cape Breton Roadrunners were well
represented at this years Fredericton race weekend.
In the marathon, Kim Scattalon captured top honors in the
Ladies Master division with an excellent time of 3:23:15.
Lee Ann Astephen was also in the marathon but
unfortunately after running the half in a solid time of
1:50:11 decided to call it a day due to a preexisting
injury. Smart move for Lee Ann.
In the mens race, Justin Lalanne ran exactly the
time he intended on running 2:44:54. His
training partner, Dr. Ian James Doyle, his first marathon
I believe, ran a solid 2:55:34.
Denise Lanoe, no stranger to the marathon, completed the
classic distance in a time of 3:22:19, followed by Andre
Arseneau 3:57:28, and Archie MacDonald in 4:19:52.
Lots of Ladies ran the Half. Nicole Kennedy, led the
way with a 1:48:44, close on hers heels was Kylene
MacKillop in 1:48:51, Maralyn Delaney 1:58:44, Michelle
Murphy 2:02:18, Karen Campbell in 2:03:11 and Donna
Arseneau with a 2:14:53.
The one and only Peter Hanna, 3 weeks out from the Boston
marathon, also completed the half in 2:02:32.
In the 5K, the Morrison clan was well represented. Leah
Morrison ran a 26:11, Rory Morrison a 26:20, Thomas
Morrison 28:53 and Charles Morrison in 29:13.
Way to go folks. For a look at all of the results please
4th Annual Be
The 4th Annual Emma van
Nostrand Memorial Run will be held Sunday, May 1st at the
Registration begins at 8:00am with the race starting at
Registration fee is $25 for adults, $15 for students &
free for children under nine - all proceeds go to the Emma
van Nostrand Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Everyone who pre-registers will be entered into the door
All are welcome to participate in the 5K walk or 5K &
The 5K and 10K race categories will be chip timed.
We hope to see you there!
Boston marathon is now a part
of history. Eleven members
of the Cape Breton Roadrunners went
to Boston to take part in the
world's oldest annual marathon.
Conditions were far from ideal as
runners were met with temperatures
in the low 70's at start time along
with a constant headwind.
For the ladies, Stephanie Myles ran
an impressive time of 3:24:39,
followed by Tanya Brann-Barrett in
3:46:03 , Carol Dakai 3:54:47, Renee
MacDonald 3:58:33, and Donna Burns
in a time of 4:19:28.
Leading the way for the men was
Corey Deveaux with a time of
3:00:05, Lauchie McKinnon 3:21:55,
Martin Guest 3:38:24, Herbie
Sakalauskas 3:40:14, Gary Ross
3:58:33, and the Great Peter Hanna
who at the age of 75 years completed
the classic distance with an
impressive time of 4:34:39.
Way to go folks, Hope to see you all
at the starting line next year!!!
RUNNING A KEY THEME AT THE
120TH RUNNING OF THE
group of 12 Cape
Breton runners are
120th running of
Marathon. Five of
Myles, Mary Tanya
Donna Burns, Carol
Dakai and Renee
The Boston Athletic
will be the
of the 2016
18. One of the
1966, when she
Boston as an
At that time,
women were not
yet allowed to
finish at the
“This year we are excited to
celebrate 50 years of women's participation at the
Boston Marathon, particularly honoring Bobbi Gibb and
her pioneering run in 1966,” said Joann Flaminio,
President of the B.A.A. “Gibb changed the course of
running history five decades ago, setting the stage
for generations to come. Bobbi will lead 30,000
runners, including more than 14,000 female entrants,
on their way to Boston on Patriots’ Day this year.”
During Boston Marathon week, the
B.A.A. will celebrate many pioneers in the women’s
running movement, highlighting stories of triumph and
accomplishment. From the thousands of women charity
runners to the six women who have active streaks of 25
or more consecutive Boston Marathons, women’s running
will be a key theme at the 120th running of the Boston
And last but not least, for the
men we have :
luck to all!!
Martin J. Walsh has issued a proclamation
permanently designating April 15 as "One
Boston Day." Last year marked the
beginning of this new annual Boston
tradition that serves as an opportunity to
celebrate the resiliency, generosity, and
strength demonstrated by the people of
Boston and those around the world in
response to the tragedy of April 15, 2013.
"April 15 is a
date that has come to stand for our city's
deepest values, and we continue to be amazed
by the spirit of the day, in the City, and
around the world," said Mayor Walsh. "I am
proud to sign this proclamation so that
every April 15 we are inspired to come
together to honor the bravery, the resolve
and the unity of the City by reaching out,
helping those in need, committing random
acts of kindness."
"One Boston Day"
encourages random acts of kindness and
spreading goodwill, and activities across
the City will encourage individuals to give
back to their community. The new tradition
came together in 2015 based on the desire
expressed by many survivors to pass on the
kindness, generosity and support they
received following the 2013 Boston Marathon.
The City of
Boston has launched onebostonday.org,
where individuals and organizations can
share their plans for One Boston Day and are
encouraged to use the hashtag
#OneBostonDay. As in the past, Hill
Holliday is serving as the creative and
digital marketing partner to help spread
awareness and raise the visibility of One
Coast Guard College 8 Miler
Coast Guard College, Westmount, N.S.
April 2nd, 2016
Day Registration: 10:00 am
Start: 11:00 am
proceeds will be donated to the
Government of Canada Workplace
LOUISBOURG SLUSH RUN AND WALK 2016 "HAS
BEEN POSTPONED" UNTIL MARCH 12TH
DUE TO THE UPCOMING STORM .
annual slush run/walk is a 5 mile race which
starts at 10 a.m. for runners and 9:30 for
walkers(3 mile) at the George D. Lewis School. The
fee is 10 dollars per person Registration starts
at 9 a.m. The
half way point of this race will find you turning
around near the entrance to the Fortress of
Louisbourg site. From here you can trek back to
the finish line at the school.
weather as well as the distance can be an obstacle
to overcome in this race. It would probably be
disappointing to the runners if the race did not
have the added dimension of extreme weather. It's
a challenge to the heartiest of runners. After the
race you can warm up with a nice hot bowl of chili
in the school auditorium.
more information on the race please contact either
Calvin Pitcher (maker of the chili) at
(902-733-2678)email@example.com, or phone Cindy
(Hynes)Trimm in Louisbourg at (902-733-2351) or
Marion Bridge at (902-727-2778). You can also
email Cindy firstname.lastname@example.org
Long John Jaunt 2016 The 5th Annual
Long John half marathon is set to go Feb.
20th at 12 noon.
There will be a 11am start for runners who
made need a little more time to complete
the course. The race starts at Boularderie
Elementary School, Boularderie. N.S.
Swag will include a milti-functional buff.
A pasta dinner provide by Boston Pizza
will served after the race. Shower
facilities will be provided.
In the event of a storm the race will take
place on Feb. 21st, same time, same place.
For further information and to register
The 2016 racing schedule is
here. SAFETY FIRST
DURING THE WINTER
As many of
us do our long runs on the
highway , it is always a
good idea to check out the
road conditions via a road
cam. With the Half
marathon coming up in Feb.
it doesn't hurt to have a
look at what you might be
running in. Have a look here.
Qualifying Marathon along the shore of Sydney
Harbour is back for 2016!
The Cape Breton
Fiddlers Run is located on the beautiful island of Cape
Breton, along Sydney's waterfront. Known for its
"giant fiddle", Sydney is full of vibrant, friendly
runners who will welcome you with a smile. This
flat, paved course runs along Sydney's downtown
waterfront and serves as a Boston Marathon qualifying
race. Runners will be joined by some of Cape Breton's
talented musicians to provide encouragement along the
way. For further information please go here.
On September 10th
participants can take part in the Fiddlers Race Expo
held at the Victoria Park Armouries from 12-6pm.
Race kits can also be picked up during this time.
Online registration will be closed on September
9th at midnight. Registration is also available
during the expo between 12 and 6pm.
Canadian Running Magazine Photo
Running Magazine is featuring the CB Roadrunners in
an upcoming issue. They have requested a group
We are going to
do a photo at the Big Fiddle on Monday, Dec 28th at
1PM. Please come on out to be part of it. We'd love
to have a big group!
running gear, and any CBRR gear that you have
(toque, jacket, whatever).
you're coming out anyway, and wearing your running
gear, stay for a group run afterwards, right after
the photo is done.
I'm hoping we
can get a real photographer(s) like Herbie
Sakalauskas or other people with a real camera and
some skills to come take the photo - if someone has
a spouse/brother/co-worker who you can
threaten/cajole/convince to come, that would be
Hope to see
lots of you there! The more the merrier. It would be
great to show off the size of the club in the
I hope you all
had a great Christmas. See you Monday!
Cape Breton Roadrunner, Aimee
Crowe, after finishing the Cancun Marathon 2015. This
was Aimee's first marathon and she completed the classic
distance with a solid 4:23 and change!!
A message from Race
Director Nick Burke: Last push to register for
James Delorey Day. I see many of you have registered
already - thank you! If you have an hour to spare
tomorrow, please come out and support an amazing
MUST - DASH 5K 2015
The 2015 Must-Dash 5k is just
around the corner....Sign up early! Please go
Come on out
tomorrow, Saturday Nov 14th, for the CB Roadrunners
End-of-Season Chase Run and Banquet.
registration starts at noon at the South End
Community Centre, just across Cabot St. from the
Atlantic St. field. Registration noon to
12:45, race start is at 1 pm at Cromarty St. at
corner of Tain.
This is a very neat
format. Head starts are determined by age and
sex, and the first runner who crosses the line is
Banquet is to
follow back at South End Community Centre.
Food and drink provided. Award for the
2015 points series for age group and overall.
We also do the
end-of season awards for the kids running series.
Sign up for the
2016 race series while you're there!
Hope to see you
tomorrow. I am looking for a few volunteers to
help out on the race course so message or call me if
you can help out.
Thanks to Cabot
Physic for their generous sponsorship of the CBRR
for the 2015 season.
Gillis grabs first place at
this years Legs for Literacy Marathon
After a 1.5
year hiatus from the running scene, under less
than ideal conditons, Florence
Gillis ran an impressive 3:18:23 to win
the ladies race. Second place went to
Kendra Leblanc in 3:31:06, and third to Kaili
Van Vulpen with a 3:31:07.
Doug Carter of North Sydney
ran a 3:26:49, qualifying him for Boston 2017.
In the half marathon, Chris
Milburn of Sydney, grabbed 2nd place with a time of
Cape Breton was well
represented at this years Waterfront marathon. For
the men, leading the way for the Cape, was Herbie
Sakalauskas, running a personal best with a 2:56:45.
Donnie MacIntyre ran a solid 3:05:31, training
partners Lauchie McKinnon 3:07:11, and Terry Morris
in 3:16:22. Tommy Turner got the monkey off his back
and finally went under the 4 hour mark with a
was also in the marathon, unfortunately he ran
into difficulty at about the 19 mile mark and
decided to walk to the finish.
For the ladies, Tanya
Brann-Barrett completed the classic distance in a
time of 3:27:25.
Maralyn Delaney dipped under the 4 hour mark with a
3:59:22.Her training partner, Michell Murphy,
completed the marathon with a solid 4:32:45.
a complete look at all of the results please
Harvest Race Weekend update
A great summary of the race
weekend from Cyril Mac Donald...
Well, here I am, sitting in
the car pondering what is now another milestone in
the great running journey. Jessica
whom killed the 5k, is driving so we make it home
alive... 15 weeks ago I told Jennifer
we should join Laura
in her Valley Harvest marathon training... Both
thinking I was crazy, brushed me off, but very
quickly came around and decided to begin training...
Now, weeks later and 100's of training miles later,
we have all completed our marathon, Laura's first I might add...
Both Laura and Jenn finished sub 4:00, while Steph
blew us away with an amazing 3:35, thus qualifying
her for the Boston Marathon!!! Me on the other
hand managed to cross the line in a time of
4:10:46, knocking a whopping 36:04 off my Johnny
Miles time just a mere 5 months ago... It has been
a great weekend, and I am already thinking about
what is next??? Who is with me?
Deveaux tops at Maritime Race
Sydney River runner Corey
Deveaux finished first in the men’s division in
the Maritime Race Weekend marathon in Fishermans Cover
Deveaux crossed the finish line in
two hours, 55 minutes and 13 seconds. His time in the
male 30-39 category qualified him for the 2016 edition
of the Boston Marathon.
Stephanie Miles of Sydney won the female 30-39 division
and was second in the women's race in the half
marathon. She finished in a time of
1:35:10. ATHLETE UPDATE
Well, fall is upon
us. Summer was late
and seemed even shorter than
usual. The upside is
cooler weather for running
(and more PB
downside is shorter days and
less time after work for
that bikeride, swim, or run.
Lots and lots
1) This Saturday is
the annual Millville 10K and
Kids run. Registration
at the Millville Community
Hall near Eyking farm
starting 9AM. Kids run
at 9:45, adults start 10:15.
This is one of the
prettiest runs on our
schedule, heading out on the
back roads past Hanks Farm,
down towards Black Rock, and
an uphill finish back to the
community hall. Don't
miss it! CBRR POINTS
2) (?first annual)
CCGC Fun Triathlon
about this!) Thanks to
Dave Dalgliesh at the
Canadian Coast Guard College
for organizing this!
Saturday Sept 12th at
the CGC in Westmount.
This is a great event
for someone interested in
Tri but perhaps a little
nervous to do their first
one. You can do one,
two, or all 3 events.
They will be run as
separate, but timed, events.
Swim is in the CGC
pool, and is 500m.
Bike is around the
Westmount loop, about 13km,
run is approximately 2.5Km.
This is a great chance
to meet the CGC cadets, meet
some like-minded people who
are new to triathlon, meet
some experienced triathletes
to get some tips, sign up
for the CB Crustacea swim
team for the year, and maybe
even buy/exchange some tri
gear. Be there 0900,
meet outside the wellness
centre. If you have a
bike to lend, their may be
some people looking for one.
Stay afterwards for a
BBQ, and after the BBQ a
learning session on basic
3) Two Terry Fox
Runs - hey are at different
times so no reason not to do
both! Anyone who does
both will get special
mention and photo up at cbtrisports.com
20 OPEN HEARTH PARK,
noon Run/Walk Start:
4) Myles Burke 5K
fun run Sun Sept 13th
at the Big Fiddle, details
5) Coxheath Hills
Trail Race Sept 20th,
details at CBtrisports.com
(tough course, but
great scenery and great
to Allan MacKenzie and John
MacKinnon who had great
races at Ironman Mt.
Tremblant, just 3 weeks
after completing Ironman
Lake Placid. These
guys are TOUGH!
7) CB Fiddler's Run
time to pick a distance and
commit!! Signing up in
advance helps race directors
know how much food,
t-shirts, etc to order, and
to appropriately plan
deployment of volunteers
etc. And it
helps you commit and
start planning your final 7
weeks of training! DO
8) Our Cape Breton
team is looking for another
runner (or two) to run the
Check it out at rumrunnersrelay.ca
- awesome event, with an
awesome group of people.
9) Goodbye and good
luck to a number or our
runners who are off to
university this week.
In particular Chrissy
Smith who has been a big
part of the Barbarians the
last few years (and who
represented CB at the Canada
Games!), and Max Jennings,
who had some very successful
races in high school
X-country but has mainly
been helping with limitlessracetiming.com
over the last summer.
We look forward to
these two coming back and
kicking our asses after
training at university!
See you soon either at
Millville or the Fun Tri!
Corey Deveaux gets the big W at Lake Placid
A nice article about Corey in the
Halifax Herald, read on.....
If Sydney River’s Corey
Deveaux never competes in another Ironman triathlon
he’s got a memory to last a lifetime.
The 31-year-old school teacher
joined more than 2,800 athletes, including a handful
of friends from Cape Breton, for the Lake Placid
(N.Y.) Ironman last Sunday.
Mountainous terrain and
sweltering conditions aside, it was a celebration of
fun and fitness in the water, on the bike and on the
But a funny thing happened on
the way to the finish line. He was the first one to
“Big time,” he said this week
when asked if the victory was a shocker, even to
himself. “I was thinking I might be able to come in
the top 10 if I had a great race. But to win was
definitely a major surprise and one of the
highlights of my life.”
The 3.8-kilometre swim across
Mirror Lake began at 6:30 a.m.
Next came a 180-kilometre ride
through the Adirondack Mountains. The 42.2-kilometre
marathon took the runners back through the
mountains, ending at the Olympic speedskating oval
in the village of Lake Placid.
Deveaux finished the swim in
just under 59 minutes and spent five hours and 14
minutes on the bike. After all that, he was able to
churn out at 3:09:38 marathon.
Eight Americans placed right
behind him with Daniel Moore of Rochester, N.Y.,
three minutes behind.
“There are 2,800 people in the
race, so it’s very difficult to know how many good
guys are going to be there,” he said.
“So you go knowing what kind
of time you are capable of doing and you can look at
previous results and get an idea how you might
place. But mostly you show up on race day and see
He knew he was doing well in
the race. He wasn’t certain how well.
“I got off the bike in fourth
place and you still have a marathon to run. I passed
the first-place guy with eight miles to go. So I was
in the lead for the last eight miles and the thought
crossed my mind I might win, but when you are that
far into a nine-hour race anything can happen.
“I never believed I could win
until there was a half a mile to go. The
second-place guy was three minutes behind me, but it
felt like three seconds I was hurting so much. It
was really painful. I dug deep to get it done.”
He’s not a rookie, but not a
greybeard either. Lake Placid marked his fifth
triathlon in a career that only began five years
He twice competed in Ironman
competitions in Mont-Tremblant, Que., both leading
to the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii.
His time on Sunday was his
“I trained really, really hard
for the last year in preparation for this race,” he
said. “It’s such a difficult course, that even
though my time may have been only six minutes faster
than my previous personal best, I think overall it’s
a significantly better race than I’ve ever done.
“The course is very
challenging. You’re right in the mountains. And it
was a pretty hot day. We haven’t had a lot of hot
weather in Nova Scotia and to be faced with that
heat on the run, it really made things difficult.”
Never a huge sports guy,
Deveaux signed up for a half marathon five years
ago. It was little more than a whim.
But, in the course of his
running pursuits, he came into contact with Cape
Breton triathlon mentor Chris Milburn.
“He has done some Ironmans and
just running into people like that inspired me to
get into the sport and try one myself. Instantly I
loved it and I kept going from there.”
Deveaux qualified to return to
the world championship in Hawaii, but immediately
turned down the spot. He’s been there twice and the
cost is steep.
What’s next? He has no idea.
“I’m sure within a couple of
years I’ll sign up for another Ironman, but other
than that I’ll keep doing more triathlons in the
local area and help promote the sport. Hopefully,
maybe I can inspire someone around Cape Breton to
try a triathlon for the first time one day.”
Dan MacDonald 10K/3K Wed
July 1st (part 3 VCFC) CBRR points series (and you
can catch the world-famous Baddeck Canada Day Parade
Special price if you sign
up for all 3 parts of VCFC, and an award to note your
Marion Bridge Mira Gala
10K Saturday July 4th. CBRR PREMIERE points
As well, a few notes:
1) Congratulations to Kelly
MacDonald and Justin Lalanne, winners of last Saturday's
Ben Buffett 5K. 86 runners participated despite
the rain, and there were a ton of PB's I noticed.
Congrats to everyone. Full results and
pictures at http://www.limitlessracetiming.com/event/32
2) We have a few real
up-and-coming junior runners to keep your eyes on.
Gareth MacKinnon is just 12, but won the Fiddler's
5K fun run outright, in a time of 21:53 despite a
problem with the turnaround resulting in the course
being 5.4K for him. Peter Googoo is 16 this year,
and finished just behind Dean Abbass in the Andrew
Jeddore race, and is looking great on the track on
Tuesdays. Caden MacLeod from Baddeck is 12 this
year, and has run 46 minutes for 10K, and getting faster
each month. You can check out her blog at cbrunnergirl.blogspot.ca
as she trains for a half marathon in the fall.
Runners made their way through a narrow path in the crowd
along Chebucto Street in Baddeck before hitting the finish
line on Sunday morning.
Dan Vassallo of
the Maine-iacs was first to cross the line in a course
record time for Leg 17 of one hour, 44 seconds.
congratulated by teammates Rob Gomez and Matt Homich.
“I’m so honoured
to be part of this team with so much history. I think
we’ve been here for 21 years if not longer,” Vassallo
said, himself a two-year member of the team.
won the relay in 16 hours, 44 minutes and 27 seconds —
outdistancing second place, The Black Lungs, by almost
The team wore
t-shirts with a sandwich emblazoned on them. It was done
for an important reason, however.
“We won five years in a row and so
the folks at the High Wheeler said they’d name a
sandwich after us if we won five years in a row. It’s
sandwich time. They’re going to call it the Maine-iac
We are getting into real
racing season, with snowbanks just about gone and long
hours of light. Remember, all race details
posted at cbtrisports.com
under "upcoming events" or "CBRR 2015 Schedule".
Here is an outline of what's coming up,
including a great opportunity to challenge yourself
this weekend with a run and a bike on Saturday.
1) Saturday May 16th Fun
Run New Harris Run/Walk/Crawl 5-10K No entry fee
but donations to CB Cancer Centre. Details at newharrisrun.ca
Come run and support the Cancer Centre's work!
2) Saturday May 16th
Velo Cape Breton's annual Kelly's Klimb
12:30PM start. Meet at Gaelic College for
warmup and registration, ride start shortly after
12:30 at base of Kelly's. This is a personal
fitness test, not a race. Riders start at 30
second intervals and their total time is calculated
from their finishing time. Come after the New
Harris race, and stay after for an optional group ride
to Baddeck for coffee and eats. RAIN DATE SUNDAY
3) Tuesday Track is Back.
Start time 6:30 every Tuesday evening, rain or
shine, Atlantic St. Field in Sydney. All speeds
are welcome. It's not about proving your speed,
it's about IMproving your speed. There is no
such thing as "getting in shape before I come" - the
whole point of Tuesday Track is to get you into
shape!! So c'mon out! We run for about 1
hour. This is interval training - short segments
of hard efforts with some easy rest in between to
recover. It's the best way to improve not only
your race times but also your overall fitness and
4) CBRR online entry is
available at the link below, and will be posted at cbtrisports.com.
Registration enters you in the points series for
2015, gets you free entry to the Pursuit Run and
banquet in November, and gets you a great pair of CBRR
logo running socks or one of our groovy new toques.
5) Ben Buffett Delay -
Due to conflict with the Fiddler's Fun Run and Kids
Run, the Ben Buffet race will be delayed from the
original June 5th date until later in June.
Watch the website, Facebook, and Twitter for
6) Capers with a Cause - see
below to support Nourish NS - a great cause!
7) Congrats to all those
who ran Sunday's Mother's Day Run. Turnout was
slightly low due to iffy weather, but it was a great
day with some great performances. Congrats to
top 3 Julie Curwin, Caden MacLeod, and Erin
Donovan-Mugford. Caden just turned 12 and ran
under 22:30 for 5K!! I think we'll be seeing
great things from her over the next few years.
She is training for her first half marathon in
this fall's Fiddler's Run.
8) Thanks very much to our new
sponsor Cabot Physiotherapy. Cabot has taken up
the torch this year after 3 years of generous support
from CBI Health (thanks guys!). Thanks to Cabot
for coming on board and we look forward to a great
year in 2015 thanks to their financial help.
9) Congratulations to all
those who ran in the Emma Van Nostrand Memorial Run
last weekend. Congrats to 10K winners Corey
Deveaux and Kelly MacDonald, and 5K winners Justin
Lalanne and Chrissy Smith. But the biggest
thanks goes to Steve and Kathy Van Nostrand who have
turned the most difficult experience parents can go
through into a wonderful blessing for the community.
10) Congrats to first time
marathoners and CB Roadrunners Stephanie Myles and
Shelly Rhynold who finished their first marathon in
Fredericton yesterday. Shelly finished despite
an 11th-hour attack of shin splints, and Steph has
qualified for Boston next year. Congrats as well
to veterans Ray Oake and John MacKinnon who completed
the 42.2 as well. There is rumour of Ray coming
out of triathlon retirement this year.
11) Triathlon Swap and Sale -
a great chance to sell that swim/run/bike gear that
you're not using, or pick something up that you need.
Coming in the next few weeks - time and place
Peace all, and happy running.
See you at the track!
annual Emma van Nostrand Memorial Run will be held
Sunday, May 3rd at Riverview Rural High School.
Registration begins at 8:00am with the race starting
Registration fee is $20 for adults & $10 for
students - all proceeds go to the Emma van Nostrand
Memorial Scholarship Fund.
All are welcome to participate in a 5k & 10k walk
The 5K and 10K race categories will be chip timed.You
may register online
We hope to see you there!
Boston 2015 is over and a
great time was had by all. Lots of coverage in our
Cape Breton Post. Read on!!
Hope you enjoy.
Cape Breton can be proud of the
strong island contingent that qualified for, ran and
finished the 119th Boston Marathon in less than ideal
weather conditions on Monday.
The results are all the more
impressive given the significant snowfall Cape Breton
received over the past four months.
Outdoor training conditions were
far from ideal. And, as Sydney marathoner Lee Ann
Astephen told The Cape Breton Post prior to leaving for
Boston, preparing locally this year for what's arguably
the most famous modern marathon in the world meant
sharing slippery roads with snowplows many days.
Justin Lalanne of Coxheath led the
pack of 19 Cape Breton residents — not including Cape
Bretoners who live elsewhere — running the
42.195-kilometre distance in a very notable time of two
hours, 49 minutes
and 39 seconds. The 31-year-old
reached his ambitious goal of finishing the race in less than 2:50 in what was only
his second marathon.
Justine Lannne, Allan MacKenzie
and Herbie Sakalauskas.
To put Lalanne's accomplishment in
even further perspective, he finished second among all
Nova Scotians who ran the Boston Marathon.
It was also a big race for Herbie
Sakalauskas of Sydney River. The 34-year-old broke the
three-hour mark in a time of 2:58:59.
Tanya Brann-Barrett led the Cape
Breton women with a time of 3:26:01, which is a personal
best of the 12 marathons she's completed. It's pretty
special to be able to say you achieved a personal best
time over the iconic and tough Boston Marathon course.
No matter their time, each
marathoner's story is inspiring in its own right.
Local veteran Sydney runner and
running coach Lauchie McKinnon, for instance, underwent
hernia surgery only about four months ago, but the
56-year-old still managed to train for and run this
year’s Boston Marathon in 3:26:19.
Terry Morris, Lauchie McKinnon, Carol
Dakai and Joey Teford.
And the veteran of the veteran
Cape Breton marathoners, Peter Hanna, finished the
course with a time of 4:20:12, an accomplishment not too
many other 74-year-olds can brag about.
Many like McKinnon, a native of
Sydney Mines, are inspired by the story of Johnny Miles
of that community, who won the Boston Marathon twice, in
1926, when he set a new course record with a time of
2:25:40, and again in 1929.
The present-day Cape Breton
participants in turn inspire others.
photo before marathon. Ironman Peter Hanna bottom
As Sydney River runner Steve
MacNeil stated in a recent edition of his Steve's
Rundown column in the Community Post, local runners who
aren't participating in the Boston Marathon benefit from
training with those who are.
And their stories should serve as
inspiration for those who are thinking about joining one
of the region's learn-to-run programs, which are
starting up right about now.
Visit the Cape Breton Fiddlers Run
page on Facebook to find out more.
Finishing a five-kilometre race
can be just as inspiring for someone who's never really
run as finishing a marathon is for a veteran runner.
And, for some, that five-kilometre race will be the
first step to eventually completing a marathon — and
maybe even the Boston Marathon.
119th Boston Marathon
Cape Breton Finishers
Justin Lalanne, Coxheath,
Herbie Sakalauskas, Sydney
Allan MacKenzie, Sydney River,
Terry Morris, North Sydney,
Tanya Brann-Barrett, Sydney,
Lauchie MacKinnon, Sydney,
Joey Tetford, Sydney, 3:37:46
Denis Lanoe, Marion Bridge,
Renee MacDonald, Bras d’Or,
Carol Dakai, Grand River,
Jerome Gerrior, Sydney, 3:52:58
Donna Burns, Sydney, 3:54:58
Kenny Maxwell, North Sydney,
Lee Ann Astephen, Sydney,
Kathy Sparling, Sydney, 4:01:35
Kim Scattolon, Glace Bay,
Gary Ross, Sydney, 4:12:44
Peter Hanna, Sydney, 4:20:12
Gordon MacKeigan, Port
CCGC 8 Mile Run
and participate in the CCGC 8 Mile Run! This year is
the Canadian Coast Guard College's 50th Anniversary!
This run is one of the many events happening
throughout the year!
includes a t-shirt for the first 30 registrants. All
proceeds are donated to the United Way.
This years run is set to go Sunday,
April12th @ 10:00am. For more information please
It's been a tough winter.
The sun is getting nice finally, and we had a
net-negative snow week. It will only get better
A few updates and upcoming
1) The CBRR is having a "Running
Retirement Party" for Hilton Smith.
Hilton Smith and Dave
Hilton was a very accomplished boxer, and at a
time was armed forces champion here in Canada. He
has been a long-time runner, dancer, and generally great
guy. He has been the oldest runner at many races.
Most impressively, he decided to train for, and
completed, his first full marathon at age 75.
Fiddlers marathon 2005 finish time 86 5248 Hilton Smith Sydney NS CA M 6/6 M6099 82 2:15:02 5:20:03 5:19:55 7:38.
Hilton is now 84 and after some
health issues has decided to retire from running.
He still plans to walk and will still be dancing
several times each week.
This Friday, Mar 27th, we are
having a fun run and get-together in his honour.
Meet at the Round Room at the back of the Civic
Centre on the Esplanade at 5:30PM. 5K run/walk
will be around 5:45. Join us back after the run
for cake and refreshments, and to congratulate Hilton.
LMK, Hilton Smith, Florence
Gillis, Ryan MacDonald
2) Congratulations to CBRR's new
"power couple" of Corey Deveaux and Stephanie Myles.
Both Corey and Steph had back-to-back wins at the
Long John Jaunt on Feb 28th, and again one week later at
the Louisbourg Slush Run. These two are going to
be very hard to beat this year.
3) Beginners swimming has
started with the CB Crawling Crustacea master's swim
team. There are still spots open. If you're
interested, contact me for more information.
4) The schedule CBU run on the
CBRR schedule for this weekend HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
5) The Coast Guard College 8
miler will be on April 12th. Watch the CBtrisports.com
website, @cbtrisports twitter feed, and CB Barbarians
Facebook page for upcoming info on advanced signup
(those who sign up in advance get a great looking
6) Tuesday Track will start once
the track is melted off and in good enough shape to run
on, April 21st is the tentative date.
UPDATE Hi Athletes
Hope you're surviving the
slippery streets and unpredictable temperatures.
It's a weird winter.
A few updates:
1) Congratulations to Justin
Lalanne and Nicole Kennedy, who won the annual Couples
Run with a combined time of 41:48 for 10K. They
are thereby crowned "Cape Breton's Fittest Couple" for
2015. Thanks to Anne Doyle and crew for
organizing, and congratulations to all who ran.
2) Don't forget the 4th annual
Long John Jaunt 1/2 Marathon is coming this Saturday
Feb 28th at Boularderie School. Details on the
website, spots still available. See you there,
either as a spectator or a runner.
3) Saturday March 7th is the
annual Louisbourg Slush Run, a 5-mile points series
event for the CBRR
4) Beginner's Swimming starts
this Wednesday Feb 25th at the Kiwanis Pool.
Email me for a spot, info below. This is
the best time of year to start swimming if you're
The CB Crawling
Crustacea will be starting a
beginner's swimming program on
Wednesday, Feb 25th 2015. The
program will run for 5 weeks, ending
on March 29th. This program is designed for a
swimmer who really can't do a length
of front crawl yet. The
program is designed to start by
getting you comfortable being in the
water, to being able to competently
do a length of front crawl by the
end. After that, it's
recommended that you join the main
group to continue improving on your
fitness and technique. The program will be during our
Sunday swim at the Kiwanis pool,
from 8:30-10AM, with an optional 2nd
swim on Wednesday evenings, from
9-10PM, also at Kiwanis. There
will be extra coaching in addition
to our regular on-deck coach those
days (Sammey Ayers-Glassey on
Sundays, Kieran Gallivan on
Wednesdays) Cost is 50$. We'll be
limiting this strictly to 10 people
because of limited space and
coaches, so let me know soon if
you're interested. This is the time of the year to
start if you're thinking about a
triathlon in 2015, or are just
looking for a great sport to get out
and get fit with a great group of
JJ MC DERMOTT LONG JOHN JAUNT 2015
The 4th Annual Long John Jaunt
is set to go Saturday, Feb 28,
There will be an Early start
for those who require over 2 hours 30 minutes to
complete the race. Early Start at 11am.
Race site opens at 10am.
Storm date is the next day, Sunday Mar 1, 2015 Same
time, same location!
This is a half marathon
distance which starts at Boularderie Elementary
School. Swag will include a warm and comfy pair of
socks! Hot showers are available to warm you up.
Local chef Lars Willum will prepare a delicious meal
to be served after the race.
Runners, If you have not registered yet please do so
before Saturday the 21st.For more information please go
Volunteers, Any one available to
volunteer for the race please email me. I know some of
you already did, but please email me again at paul @
ATLETES TREATING ATHLETES When it comes to common diagnoses in
the foot, plantar fasciitis is by far the celebrity of the
bunch. Sure, there are a few others such as heel
spurs, neuromas and stress fractures that come up
frequently, but more often than not PF is the one I hear
about most from athletes struggling with foot pain. It
makes sense. Most everyone knows people who’ve had it
in the past or who still struggle with it. The problem
with diagnoses like this is that they are often overused.Read
BOSTON MARATHON TRAINING 2015 A
large number of Capers will be heading to Bean
Town this spring to tow the line out in Hopkinton.
Carol Dakai, Lee Ann Astephen, Tanya
Brann-Barrett, Donna Burns, Kathy Sparling, Kim
Scattallon, Renne MacDonald, Kenny Maxwell, Herbie
Sakalauskas, Peter Hanna, Justin Lalanne, Allan
Mackenzie, Gary Ross,Denis Lanoe, Joey Tetford,
Terry Morris, and Lauchie McKinnon.
Let the training begin!!!
YOU OVEREMPHASING THE MARATHON LONG RUN?
According the Jeff Gaudette:over at Runners Connect.
The marathon long run is overrated.
In my experience, too many
beginner runners (those training to run slower than
3:45) focus on trying to get in multiple 20 or 22 milers
in their training segment at the expense of improving
more critical physiological systems. More importantly,
scientific research has shown that runs of over 3 hours
offer little aerobic benefit compared to runs of 2 hours
while significantly increasing injury risk.
As such, rather than cramming your
marathon training schedule with multiple 20-22 milers
that increase your injury risk and recovery time without
decisive aerobic advantages, you should focus on
improving your aerobic threshold, teaching your body to
use fat as a fuel source, and building your overall
tolerance for running on tired legs through accumulated
TO TAME THE HILLS OF BOSTON
Written by Matt Fitzgerald
We are now in Boston Marathon
season. With under 16 weeks to go, most Boston
Qualifiers will already have started their base training
for the pinnacle race in April. We are hoping to become
Boston Central for running articles, and have lots of
new posts on how you can get the most out of your
training to make sure you are ready...more
all of the winter running that we will be doing it
is extremely important to keep our running muscles
strong and balanced.
I have included a series of strength training
videos from the Running Injury Clinic that will
prove to be advantageous to ward off an injury
ANNUAL UGLY SWEATHER RUN
Spread the word!!!
The 3rd annual Ugly Sweater 5k
run is happening this Sunday, December 14, from
Governor's on the Esplanade. Race begins at 10 - there
is a brunch afterwards for 12.50 per person, starting at
11. Please bring an unwrapped gift suitable for a baby,
child or teen. The gifts will be delivered to Transition
House, the women's shelter in Sydney.
The executive director of
Transition House, Helen Morrison, will be on hand to
watch the race, and will join us for the brunch. Gifts can
also be dropped off at any Sheldon Nathanson law
Please RSVP by Friday noon if
you're planning to attend the brunch, so Governor's
can know how many people to expect. RSVP to Wendy
Martin at email@example.com
MESSAGE FROM RACE DIRECTOR NICK BURKE
Annual James Delorey 5k Run/ Walk took place on
December 6th at Whitney Pier
Memorial Junior High School. A total of 110
participants braved the cold conditions to support the
it being the 5th year of the
event, organizers looked to grow the event by adding a
kid’s run and involving James’ elementary school,
money from this year’s event will be donated to the
Nova Scotia SPCA Cape Breton Branch in memory of
Chance, who passed away in January. All money will
stay in Cape Breton
years event also saw the introduction of chip timing,
which was provided by Jeris Abbass. The overall male
and female plaque in memory of late Police Chief,
Myles Burke, was presented to Corey Deveaux and
Stephanie Myles by Myles’ daughter, Janine and Police
Chief, Peter McIsaac (who also ran). Stephanie crossed
the finish line in a time of 20:57, while Corey came
in at 17:26. Close behind Corey was Daniel Murray in a
time of 17:47. The second female to cross the line was
Chrissy Smith, with a time of 23:15. Not far behind
Smith was Beth Cholock in a time of 23:46. Third male
was Andreas Burger at 17:53.
reception followed the race; MP Mark Eyking spoke to
the participants of his personal connection to the
event. Chief Peter McIsaac spoke to those in
attendance and officially announced the proclamation
of James Delorey Day on 7 December. James’ mother,
Veronica thanked everyone for coming out and keeping
James’ name alive.
monies are still coming in, a final total will be
announced and a cheque presented to the SPCA before
the holidays by Race Directors Nick Burke and Andrew
Petrie, along with Veronica Fraser.
to each and every person who came out to support this
great event and we look forward to seeing everyone for
the 6th Annual James Delorey
Run on 5 December, 2015.
For a look at the race results and
pics please go here.
On December 5th,
2009, James Delorey, a boy living with
autism, wandered away from his home in South Bar,
Nova Scotia. James’ dog, Chance, followed and
accompanied him in the woods. On the morning of
December 6th, Cape Breton received a
significant amount of snowfall, which hindered the
search for James. Searchers came from across the
province and did not give up hope. The morning of
December 7th, Chance returned home and
shortly after, James was found and was located
just over one kilometer away from his home, curled
up under a tree. The impression of a dog could be
seen in the snow, where Chance had laid by his
side the entire time.
“With this being the
5th year, the committee looked to make
it that much bigger and better. We have added a
kids run and are looking to involve children from
around Cape Breton”, says Race Director, Nick
Burke. “This event is important to many people
throughout Cape Breton and across the world.
James’ story brought with it much attention, we
want to keep his name alive.” This will be the
first year that Chance will not be with us as he passed away in
monies raised will go to the Nova Scotia SPCA Cape
Breton Branch in memory of Chance at the wish of
James’ family. The event is scheduled to take
place on December 6th, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at
Whitney Pier Memorial Junior High School. You can
register online at
You can register race day as well. Cost for the
road race is $20 and $15 for the walk; the kids
run is $5.
year’s event saw well over 70 runners compete in
the 5k road race. Members of James’ family will be
present, along with a number of local dignitaries.
A special presentation is made to the overall male
and female winner in honour of late Police Chief,
Myles Burke by his family.
is welcome to attend the event, including walkers;
who can walk around Neville Park track while the
runners are participating in the road race. “We
ask that everyone come out for an hour to remember
the life James, the 7 year-old boy who captured
our hearts.”For more information please go
month formerly known as November, is a moustache growing
charity event held during November each year that raises
funds and awareness for men's health.
"The MUST -
Dobson Yacht Club, Westmount
Registration: 3 pm on site or in advance
(pre-register to get an “awesome” toque)
Race Time: 4 pm
Awards & Cash bar: 5 pm
All runners have to check in at the
registration table prior to the race.
For more information contact Herbie or
Denise: 539-7689; firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to pre-register for this
worthy event, please go here.
Proceeds from the run will be donated to
"Movember" to help improve the lives
of men affected by prostate cancer,
testicular cancer and mental health
Folks, we will be donating all of
the proceeds from the race to the
following Movember Page for Team
Must-dash. If you or anybody
you know would like to donate,
please click the "Donate to Team"
button. All donations are tax
deductible to the extent permitted
by law. Movember Canada is a
registered charity (Charity Number –
BN 84821 5604 RR0001). Donations
made online are receipted
automatically to the email address
provided when making the
ATHLETE UPDATE OCT. 2014
Sorry about the short email.
The House Crawl/Beer Mile/Tri
Banquet will be this Saturday, Nov 1st. All
athletes and spouses are welcome, whether you swim or
bike or run or all 3. Details are posted on the CB
Barbarians Tri FB group, or have one of your triathlon
friends forward the details to you.
Hope to see you there - it's a
great time and a fun way to wrap up the season.
Barbarian of the Year award will be given out at
My name is Wendy Martin - I'm one of
the volunteer coordinators with the Fiddler's Run
committee and I'm looking for people to help out as
course marshals at the Fiddler's Run on Sunday,
October 19th. If you're not running, please
consider helping out. Or, if you are running,
ask your friends and family to cheer for you along
from somewhere along the route!!
Prime race season. Summer
fitness still there, but temperatures cool enough for
PB's. As usual, all details are at cbtrisports.com
1) Coxheath Trail Race this
Sunday Sept 21st. See below from Mike Morrison,
race director. PRE-REGISTER PLEASE! Exciting
to have a trail race here in CB!!
2) Sunday Sept 28th Sydney
Academy 4 X 1mile relay. Get your team ready!
3) There has unfortunately been
a lot of confusion about the Crawling Crustacea swim
schedule. The schedule is posted at cbcrustacea.ca.
DO NOT go by rumour, last year's schedule, or the
schedule at the Kiwanis pool. THE ONLINE SCHEDULE
IS CORRECT. There are no swims this weekend.
Next week there are Tues-Wed-Thurs swims at
Kiwanis. We are finalizing a time for the
following weekend, which will be posted.
As well, over the next few weeks
site will lapse, and instead you can go to cbtrisports.com and
look under the "swimming" tab. All the same info
will be there. For now, you can continue to use
the old crusties site.
4) One more reminder that
Tuesday Track has moved to 6:30 from the normal 6:45.
We had an awesome workout this week with a great
turnout, and I have something fun cooked up for next
Tuesday. See you there. 4 more Tuesday Track
sessions until Fiddler's Run!!
Sydney doctor, has been invited to compete in
the 2014 Ironman World Championship in Hawaii
in October after finishing fourth in his age
category at last week’s North American
championship at Mont-Tremblant, Que.
“We had been
doing some running during
dryland training and after the coach cut me
from the team he told me I was a fast runner
and should consider track instead,” recalled
Milburn. “I’ve been running ever since.”
he would take up cycling and he became
involved in swimming after meeting future wife
and fellow triathlete, Julie Curwin, at Mount
wasn’t really into swimming but she convinced
me to give it a go and over time I progressed
to the point where I became a competitive
swimmer,” said Milburn, who considers himself
to be an all-rounder as opposed to a
specialist in any one of the three disciplines
of the sport.
has twice participated in the renowned Boston
Marathon but this is his first trip to the
iconic Hawaii ironman race.
The 45-year-old follows in
the footsteps of Curwin and Sydney’s Corey Deveaux as the
only Cape Breton athletes to earn their way
to triathlon's signature event.
is very difficult to get into because as the
number of participants grows around the world,
the number of entries stays the same,” he
are only 1,700 entrants at the world ironman
competition, whereas the Boston Marathon
annually attracts more than 30,000 qualified
said he was on pace to qualify for last year’s
competition but his hopes were derailed after
two tire punctures during the bicycling
segment of the 2013 North American Ironman
fourth-place finish last Sunday in this year’s
North American championship earned him a place
at the start line in Hawaii on Oct. 10.
finished the race in a time of nine hours and
53 minutes, just 13 minutes behind category
winner Bernard Alix of Quebec.
triathlons consist of a 2.4-mile (3.86 km)
swim, a 112-mile (180.25 km) bicycle race and
a full 26.2-mile (42.2 km) marathon run.
a pretty cool sendoff for Chris from Larry
Maxwell, one of the running Maxwell's from the
read with interest the recent Cape Breton Post
article about one of our own heading to the 2014
Ironman World Championship in Hawaii in October.
Nice story about a good guy. Then I got to
thinking. I’m not sure where or when I first met
Chris. Perhaps it was as I was in my mid-30s as
I was transitioning from years of competitive
mountain bike racing. I recall doing a few rides
together after I got a road bike. Not many elite
athletes give so willingly of their time and
knowledge. I can’t imagine what it takes to
prepare to complete
such an event let alone lining up to compete.
That’s before you even consider the date on his
birth certificate. I do recall doing an epic
ride with Julie Curwin as she was preparing for
an International Triathlon in Korea a few years
back. After doing a hilly 176kms that day, I was
gassed and watched her head out for an “easy”
12k immediately afterwards. Hawaii sounds like
an awesome event. If I knew then what I know
now, I wonder what might have been. I coulda
been a contendah as they say. And then I read
where Chris cites his getting cut from the
hockey team as a youngster that led him on a
path to running and triathlons. Hmmmm…. Then it
came to me. The reason why I’m notgoing to Hawaii is
I made the hockey team.Oh
Chris think about cool hockey rinks as he bangs
out the miles in the Hawaiian heat. All the
UPDATE AUG. 20th, 2014
Sad to see summer winding
down, but don't forget fall is perhaps the best season
for running, and there are lots of great races still
on the schedule. This is a good time to think
about getting into a weekly schedule of runs (include
at least one speedwork session of short intervals, one
tempo run, and one long run) to prepare for your fall
goal (Fiddler's Run perhaps??)
The new CBRR socks are in and
they look fantastic. You can purchase them for
12$ or they come with your CBRR membership (there is
still time to join for 2014)
1) The Capers Dash this
coming weekend is changed to a KIDS RUN ONLY.
Please pass this on as it appears as an adult
run on the CBRR schedule. See below from
Herbie Sakalauskas for details
2) Saturday Sept 6th
Millville 10K and Kids Run - Registration 9AM
Millville community hall, kids run 9:45, adult run
10:15. POINTS SERIES RACE
3) Sunday Sept 14th Miles
Burke Memorial 5K run register starting 8:30, run
start 10AM. Big Fiddle.
Congratulations to racers
who competed in the recent Louisbourg Run Through
Time on Saturday.
Also congrats to Glenn Basso
and Tim Brooks, who successfully completed Ironman
Mt. Tremblant on Sunday. Tim successfully
completed his first ironman in a great time of
11:13, and Glenn finished over an hour faster than
last year, finishing under 14 hours.
THE 44TH RUNNING OF
THE NOVA SCOTIA MARATHON/HALF MARATHON and
over 80 entrants
in the Full and
110 in the Half,
Breton runners made their presence
known at this years marathon race
weekend, held in Barrington Passage,
July 27th, 2014.
Lauchie McKinnon,Gary Ross, Kim
&Valerie Scattalon, and Joey
Five Capers ran the full. Leading the
way for the Cape was Joey Tetford.
Under sunny skies and 25 degree
temperature ,J.T. ran a 3:06:53, grabbing
first place in the open division, and
setting a personal best along the way.
His training partner ,Terry
Morris, running his 19th marathon
completed the classic distance in a
time of 3:18:22,
At 13 miles, Terry was on track for a
sub 3hr marathon but had to go to plan
B after experiencing leg cramps from
mile 14 onward.
The Scattalon sisters finished with a
"Mission Accomplished". The mission
was for Kim to pace her sister to a
Boston qualifying time, which she did,
just getting under the wire by
less than a minute.
change, cutting it kind of close, but
they 'Got Er Dun'. Way to go
Gary Ross, was on pace for
a 3:30 marathon but withdrew at mile
17, due to a knee injury. Gary hopes
to tackle the classic distance again
in the Fall.
And last, but not least, our only
entrant in the half marathon was
LMK!!who managed to grab a 2nd
place finish overall, and
1st senior masters win, with a time of
Terry was 2nd in his age category and
Kim received a 3rd place in her
If you want to run in, an extremely
well organized running event, at the
most Southern tip of Nova Scotia, you have
to give this little, but growing, Race
Weekend a try, you won't be
disappointed. For a look of some pics
of the race and a few Ducks please go
THE PARK ONE MILER 2014 The Wentworth Park
one Mile Classic is set to go this Wednesday
evening .One mile registration @ 6pm or in
advance at webscorer.com.
6:30 girls; 7:00 boys; 7:25 women; 7:45 men.
Registration will take place at the
bandshell. Cost is $5 for Kids, $10 Adults.
For further information please contact Allan
MacKenzie @ 574-1476 or
BEN BUFFETT 5 K UPDATE
(From left to right: brother of Ben
Buffett; Freddy Buffett, 3rd female; Erin
Donovan-Mugford, 2nd female; Maralyn Delaney,
overall female winner; Jaclyn Mclaughlin,
overall male winner; Corey Deveaux, 2nd male;
Daniel Murray, 3rd male; Joey Tetford, and
Race Director; Nick Burke. For a look at all
of the race results please go here.
The race took place on Saturday, June 7th in
New Waterford. This years race saw a course
record set by Corey Deveaux in a time of
16:57 and a total of 67 runners
participated. All money raised will be
donated to local scholarship funds in honor
of Ben. The event is in
honour of one of New Waterford's finest
long distance runners. Ben trained with
Johnny Miles and ran Boston with him
twice; both walked to Boston. New
Waterford's first and only marathon was
held in Ben's honour in the 1980s. CABOT
TRAIL RELAY UPDATE Cape Breton Roadrunners capture third
place by 31 seconds!!
The team from Maine finished the gruelling
298-kilomere, 17-stage race in an overalll time of 16
hrs, 39 min and 15 sec. Last year, the Maine-iacs won
the race in a time of 17:02:13.
Lungs finished well back in second place overall in a
time of 17:50:50, and the Cape Breton Road
Runners finished third (18:24:31), nipping ahead of
Cardio Arrest by a mere 31 seconds.
More than half the
teams registered for this year's event were from Nova
Scotia, with 12 from other parts of Atlantic Canada, 12
from Ontario or Quebec, four from Maine and one from
record was set back in 2010 by the team Dennis
Fairalls Grey Hair in a time of 16:16:45.
Six teams competed for the first
Cabot Trail Relay Race in 1988 and in just over two
decades the event has grown to welcome 70 teams. Each
year there is a waiting list to gain entry into the
The event draws a mix of
ultra-competitive teams as well as teams that are less
interested in making record times and simply want to
have fun and complete the grueling course.
A big congrats out to Ron Gillis
and Debbie Howie who this year completed their 17th
different leg. Quite the accomplishment.
First, thanks SO MUCH to Steve
and Kathy Van Nostrand and their volunteers for hosting
last weekend's 5 and 10K memorial run in memory of their
daughter Emma. And thanks to the hundreds of you
who ran and walked. I haven't heard a final tally,
but I imagine a lot of money was raised for the
scholarship fund. Remember to visit cbtriathlon.wordpress.com
for a race report and some photos (as well as a new post
on Peter "The Godfather" Hanna.
Cold weather or no, the racing
season is upon us. Remember to sign up for the CB
Roadrunners, and given the number of sold-out events in
both running and triathlon in the last few years, you
had best sign up in advance for your races.
The new chip-timing system which
runner/businessman Jeris Abbass purchased went through
its first test on Sunday at the Emmazing run, and it was
a success. For this system to work most smoothly,
remember to sign up in advance with your information for
races. You pay at the race. The link to sign
up for this Sunday's run is below.
Lots of news, here we go:
1) Kelly's Klimb Bicycle
Ride. This Saturday, May 10th. A Velo
Cape Breton event.
Remember that this is not a
race. Riders start at 30 second intervals, and
race against the clock to do their best time for the
7Km route with 220m elevation gain. This is an
early season fitness test, with a 2nd Klimb in the
fall to see how you have progressed. There is
no such thing as "too slow".
Please note that the start
time is 2PM. Arrive by 1:30 to register and
receive instructions. Because of
"improvements" to the road, namely the addition of a
rumble strip on the southeast (Sydney) side of
Kelly's, we have had to move this event to the
northwest (St. Ann's Bay) side this year.
Therefore, park at the Gaelic College, and
meet at the parking lot of the Lobster Galley
Restaurant for instructions. Optional ride to
Baddeck and back (about 40K round trip from Lobster
Galley) afterwards, with a stop for coffee most
likely. Rain date is Sunday May 11th. In
the event of unsettled weather, check cbtrisports.com
for updates, or better yet remember to follow
@cbtrisports on twitter.
2) Mother's Day Women's Only
5K (run or walk). Sunday May 11th. This is
a CB Roadrunners Points Series Event.
Pre-register your info in advance online at the
following link, but pay on race day:
Check in and registration
starts at 9 and ends by 9:45. We expect a large
turnout so be early. Race start promptly at
10AM. Walkers start at 9:30
3) Annual Learn-to-Tri
Information Session Wednesday May 21st: 7PM-8:30 at
Kiwanis pool in the upstairs classroom - take the
stairs in the lobby. Come early for an optional
practice bicycle time trial and run (brick workout)
starting at 5:45 if you wish. Stay for the swim
at 9PM if you wish.
This session is aimed at
anyone who is new to triathlon, or even just
considering getting into the sport.
Julie and I have a combined 60
years of experience in triathlon and running racing.
Every year we do an information session aimed at
newer triathletes. Come on out to learn the
basics of training, gear selection, bicycle purchase
and setup, what to wear, wetsuits, transitions, etc.
And come with your questions. Hope to see
4) New For Sale and Lost
and Found tab on CBtrisports. We've made some
changes to the CBtrisports.com
homepage, including the addition of a for sale/lost
and found section. If you have tri-related gear
you want to sell, email me a jpg image, a description
(size is critical), your contact info, and the price.
5) Johnny Miles Stage Play -
see below (thanks to Cathy MacAulay-Spencer for
sending this info along). This is an exciting
opportunity to combine your love of running with a
cultural experience, and to support local theatre.
6) Ingonish Triathlon:
Remember that sign-up is available at atlanticchip.ca,
and there is a discount for registering early.
Again, if you are interested in swimming,
biking, or running on a team let me know.
7) Wetsuit for sale -
fits woman 5'9" 140lbs RB brand fullsuit (long
sleeves and legs) 100$ hardly used. Extend
your tri season! Email Eliot and Marie at email@example.com
8) Across the Highlands
Challenge (AHC) update: See below from Michel
Aucoin from VeloCB
9) Runners needed for Cabot
Trail Relay From Robin Stuart (firstname.lastname@example.org): The
Baddeck Running Club has had a slew of injuries this
past week. I had 7 spares for the CTR but all have
been used up. My runners for Leg 4 & Leg 14 are
down. I would prefer to use CB runners. Any
Online registration for The Emma
van Nostrand Memorial Run is now open. Please go here.
Results may be found here.
"CAPE BRETON RUNNERS" PART
OF THE HISTORY MAKING 118th RUNNING OF THE BOSTON
The 118th running of the
Boston Marathon is in the record books with 99% of
those who started the run completing it. Runners from
around the world came together on April 21st, 2014,"
Patriots Day", as one big family to help take the city
back ,to take back their finish line.
Easter Sunday coincided with
the most emotional Boston marathon of all times. To
many people, Easter signifies a time of rebirth, hope
At Old South
Church, steps away from the marathon finish
line,(referred to by many, as the finish line
church) runners tearfully accepted blessings and
handmade blue-and-yellow scarves during Sunday’s
Easter services.The scarves came from California to Maine – and even all
the way from France, England and Germany – members and
friends of the United Church of Christ sent
hand-knitted scarves by the thousands to the steps of
Boston's Old South Church. From this outpouring of support, Old
South Church had nearly 5,500 scarves to distribute to
runners of this year's Boston Marathon. Each scarf,
knitted on behalf of the Marathon Scarf Project, will
wrap runners in love, hope and prayers on the first
anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing, a day when
love, hope and prayers will most certainly be needed.
Along with many others, I
lined up in front of the Church with hopes of
acquiring one the the precious scarves as being at
last years race I could personally relate to their
significance. Luck was with me and I tearfully accepted one of
the few remaining scarfs.
This years race was fittingly
won by American Meb Keflezighi in a time of
Jeptoo, last years winner, once again took the women's
division, setting a new course record at 2 hours, 18
minutes, 57 seconds.
No male Keflezighi's age has
won Boston since 1931 nor any American since 1983, but
the odds were irrelevant to him. Meb ran to win, he
ran for the victims of last years bombing and for all
Meb had the names of the victims on his running bib.This
man is truly a first class act.
Cape Breton was well
eleven runners starting and finishing the classic
distance. We all ran as "ONE"
giving suport to the City of Boston hand in hand with
our global running community.
Burns, Florence Gillis, Lauchie McKinnon,
Kathy Sparling ,Kim Scatallon, Tanya Brann
Barrett, Peter Hanna, Terry Morris
On a more
personal note, we also ran in memory of Emma van
Nostrand who passed last May 5th, 2013 during the
Toronto Waterfront Marathon.
runners wore a purple ribbon ( purple was Emma's
favorite color) pinned to there running
I am sure Emma was taking the marathon in
from above, and was pleased to see that her
cousin, Florence Gillis, running in Emma's honor,
was the top runner from Cape Breton Island.
ran 3:11:40, a P.B. by over 7 minutes. Also
running personal bests at this years race were
Tanya Brann-Barrett 3:27:13, and Kim Scattalon
with the same time as her training partner
Other Cape Breton
runners: John MacKinnon 3:22:57, Terry Morris
3:24:23, Lauchie McKinnon 3:25:03, Doug Carter
3;28:40, Kathy Sparling 4:16:30, Jerome Gerrior
4:18:19, Peter Hanna 4:22:38, Donna Burns 4:32:26.
This years Boston
was one to remember for all the right reasons. The strong sense of community
and togetherness, was everywhere from mile one,
right through to mile 26.
Running The Boston
Marathon is always something that every runner
wants to do at least once. As Cape Bretoners we all
had the opportunity to participate in a very special
Boston that will be remembered for years to come.
All participants received a thank you email from the
Boston Athletic Association which basically sums
things up quite nicely.
on finishing the 2014 Boston Marathon!
From the entire family at the
Boston Athletic Association, we want to thank every
individual and organization who stepped forward to help
us navigate this year's 26.2-mile journey across eight
of our most spectacular cities and towns.
At this year's Boston Marathon we shared an enduring
vision of determination and dedication to one another.
We shared a responsibility to help make life better for
others by traveling miles in support of them, whether
they were friends, families or charities.
Thank you for participating in the 2014 Boston Marathon.
At this year's event, you came together to run as one,
and we thank you for your participation in the world's
oldest and most prestigious annual marathon.
A total of 31,931 runners and 53 wheelchair participants
finished the race. Meb Keflezighi, of San Diego, CA,
finished in 2:08:37, becoming the first American man to
win the Boston Marathon since 1983. Kenya's Rita Jeptoo
became a three-time champion and set a new course
record, running 2:18:57. In the push rim wheelchair
division, Ernst Van Dyk, of the Republic of South
Africa, won in 1:20:36, claiming his 10th Boston
Marathon victory. Tatyana McFadden, of Champaign, IL,
successfully defended her title in the women's
wheelchair division with a time of 1:36:06.
The days are getting longer and
the false hope of spring is in the air (don't be fooled!
This is Cape Breton after all!)
That means it's time to start
making some fitness plans for this year.
1) The 2014 CBRR Sched is available at CBtrisprorts.com
under "schedules". Although we have several runs
done in the 2014 schedule, you have lots of time left to
join the CBRR and be registered for the points series.
We have a great looking schedule this year, and
are excited to announce that we will have a local runner
who will be purchasing and running a chip timing system
at many of our races this year! We feel that this
will be a big improvement to the accuracy and timeliness
of results, particularly in our larger races.
2) Join Velo Cape Breton! Velo CB is the
voice of cycling here in Cape Breton. Behind
the scenes, Velo does much to promote cycling
through lobbying for better infrastructure and
education. On a personal level, Velo puts on
a number of events and safe cycling courses.
If you are nervous on the bike, I HIGHLY
recommend their spring cycling course.
Join Velo for only 10$, and find more info at velocapebreton.ca
(PS: Start planning for the return of
Kelly's Klimb time trial (7Km best effort from the
base to the top of Kelly's Mountain)
3) For anyone interested, we will be doing an order
of Cape Breton Barbarians Tri Club clothing from
Champion Systems www.champ-sys.ca
You can check out their stuff online. I
have a sample kit with triathlon racing suits,
jackets, warm up pants, t-shirts, casual shirts,
etc. You can order whatever piece of clothing
you want, with the CB Barbarians logo and new
colours. See cbtrisports.com
main page for the new-look suit.
4) Congrats to those who competed in the
Couples Run, the Long John Jaunt, and the
Louisbourg Slush Run. Watch for reports on
the blog, and remember to sign up for automatic
email updates if you haven't already.
5) Julie and I will be putting on our annual
information session for beginner triathletes in
late April. Watch your email for details.
2014 looks to be an exciting summer with a
whole new crop of triathletes starting, and a huge
group of Cape Bretoners signed up for Challenge
St. Andrews (challenge-standrews.com).
6) Tuesday runs are still at the Kiwanis for
now, starting 6:50PM. We will be heading
back to the track soon, stay tuned for details.
Read an excellent overview on
Runnersconnect concerning 3 types of tempo runs
and how to fit them into to your training program.
You can check the article out
Boston Marathon Update
There will be more than 3,500
police officers guarding the course this year and the
freedom spectators have will be tightened. Security
forces have asked spectators to bring their belongings
in clear plastic bags and have advised them to not
or coolers. Those who do bring backpacks will be
subject to search at security clearance checkpoints.
There will also be hundreds
of security cameras set up along the route and
business have been asked to allow their camera to be
used by police.
For detailed baggage
information and what is allowed on race day please go
JJ McDermott Long John Jaunt
"3rd annual" is set to go this Saturday Feb. 22nd
at 12 noon. Go here
for all of the details.
Here is a new series posted by Leigh Boyle of "Athletes treating
you find it helpful.
your very own maintenance routine.
Two: Injury History. Here. Part
History continued. Here. ATHLETE
A few updates. As usual,
stay tuned to CBtrisports.com
for regular updates, photos, schedules, and results.
Remember to check out Herbie Sakalauskas's awesome
videos on the main page if you haven't already seen
them. (Thanks Herbie)
1) CBRR preliminary schedule.
Thanks a lot to Allan MacKenzie
who has taken over scheduling for 2014 for the CBRR.
A preliminary schedule is available under
"Schedules" at cbtrisports.com
Remember to sign up for the CBRR for 2014!
Link to right of main page.
2) Sunday Morning Spins -
Especially for those of you thinking about a triathlon
this summer, especially a longer one. If you get
bored out of your stick trying to sit on your bike
trainer alone at home come join the group. See
info below, and at "upcoming events" now listed under
schedules at cbtrisports.com
Thanks to Christine MacDonald for organizing.
3) Twosome Run Signup
- the annual couples run 5K is on Feb 9th.
There is limited space for this run, so it's best
to sign up in advance. Info at upcoming events.
You can sign up as a single or a couple. Thanks to
Anne Doyle and Michelle Killam for organizing.
4) Long John Jaunt training runs
every Saturday - details at upcoming events.
Hosted by Godfather Peter Hanna and Archie
McDonald. Remember to sign up for the Jaunt!!
Link to right side of cbtrisports.com
5) The spring beginners swim
sessions starts tonight at Kiwanis. For those who
are signed up, see you there. We have one spot
unclaimed, get in touch right away if you're interested.
6) Tri-the-Oval, Nova Scotia's
only winter triathlon, still has some spots open.
It would be great to have a Barbarian Horde invade
Hfx for the race. This race is a skate-bike-run
format. Info at trins.ca
7) We are considering an order
of new tri racing suits for the CB Barbarians. If
you're interested, please let me know.
Hope you all survived the first
blast of winter. Enjoy the clear roads while
they're here. They are unlikely to last.
MOTHER NATURE HAS REALLY BEEN SHOWING US WHO
IS IN CHARGE AS OF LATE. As our running has been extremely
hampered with all of the snow, the non existent
sidewalks, why not head for the trails or your local
golf course.Over the holidays I took the opportunity to
dust of my x-country skiis. Went over to Lingan Golf
course a number of times and did 18 holes, 'a la skis.The
conditons are great!! If you
are new to x-country, here is a cool video that explains
the classic form quite nicely. "The
Elements of Cross Country Skiing". BOSTON MARATHON TRAINING Time to start thinking about getting ready for
Boston once again. This years is going to be really
special as runners from all around the world will be
coming together as a show of support in memory of the
victims of the 2013
I, along with Terry Morris and numerous other Cape
Bretoners were in close proximity to the bombings,
something that has changed the running landscape forever.
In response to the destruction that has occurred the City
of Boston has set up The
One Fund, to help aid victims of that dreadful day. For any
Capers who will be training for this years Boston marathon
you might want to have a look at an excellent article
which outlines course specific workouts, that will better
prepare you for the extreme downhills and uphills you will
experience on your trip from Hopkinton to downtown
Boston.Have a look here.
The article was written by Jeff Gaudette.Jeff is a 2:22:02
marathoner and is Owner and Head Coach over at Runners
Jeff is currently living in Boston and coaches athletes in
26 states and 4 countries.His website is loaded with
excellent information on training, injury prevention and
Hope you enjoy it, LMK.
It's that time of
year where it's easy to be lazy, and fitness tends to be
lost. Remember how great it feels to run when you're
in good shape? And now remember that terrible
feeling when you first started running and it felt SO
hard? Don't lose your hard-earned fitness and go
through it all again in the spring.
challenge is designed to get your ass off the couch every
day for at least 1/2 hour. That means you have 23.5
hours each day to relax and do everything else. So
For some inspiration,
check out this great video by Dr. Mike Evans:
Basically, you have
to run a half hour per day. No excuses. No
substituting other sports. But also keep in mind
there is no minimum distance or pace. As long as you
are running, that's fine.
You can start your
100 days any time you want. Starting now will mean
you finish in mid-April. For those who finish, there
will t-shirts available for sale so you can proudly
display your achievement on your fit bod.
The original website
ended up crashing. Thanks to Matt Hunter who has
created this new one for us:
You can register and
start logging your data. There is a nice visual
chart so you can gauge your progress against your peers.
For any questions about the site, problems, or
features you think might need to be added, please contact
Matt at email@example.com
Annual James Delorey Memorial Fun
Run/ Walk a Huge Success
On December 5th,
2009, James Delorey, a boy living with autism, wandered
away from his home in South Bar, Nova Scotia. James’
dog, Chance, followed and accompanied him in the woods.
On the morning of December 6th, Cape Breton
received a significant amount of snowfall, which
hindered the search for James. Searchers came from
across the province and did not give up hope. The
morning of December 7th, Chance returned home
and shortly after, James was found and was located just
over one kilometer away from his home, curled up under a
tree. The impression of a dog could be seen in the snow,
where Chance had laid by his side the entire time.
“This is the 4th
year we’ve had the event and it keeps growing”, says
Race Director, Nick Burke. “This event is important to
many people throughout Cape Breton and across the world.
James’ story brought with it much attention, we want to
keep his name alive and raise money in the process.” The
event carries with it special significance this year as
it was the same day James was found.
This year’s event saw a
total of 74 runners complete the 5k route, over 20
walkers participated as well. On hand for the event were
members of James’ family and dog Chance. The overall
female winner was Rachyl MacPhail, who came in at 18:35,
the second female was Rebecca Walker at the 20:00 mark
and third female was Renee MacDonald at 21:09.
Overall male winner was
Daniel Murray with a time of 17:10, Allan MacKenzie was
the second male to cross the line at 17:36 and hot on
MacKenzie’s heals was Justin Lalanne with a time of
17:37. An overall plaque was presented to the male and
female winner by the family of late Police Chief Myles
total of $4022 was raised and will go towards assisting
families with the costs associated with Project
Lifesaver; a program established to assist those living
with a cognitive disorder and are at risk of wandering”,
says Burke. In the past four years, a total of $11840
has been raised. All monies raised will stay in Cape
Breton. The 5th Annual James Delorey Memorial
Fun Run/ Walk is scheduled for December 6th,
look at some of the race day pics please go here.
ATHLETE UPDATE Hi
A few updates:
1) From Peter Hanna:
hi everyone sorry for the mixup on the last
meeting.we are having a new meeting next tues. note the
time for this is not 7pm but instead we will start at
6.15pm.that is tues. nov. 26th at the kwinas pool up
stairs.we will be reg. and collecting money.the fee for
the ctrr is the same as last year $100.preferably we will
be collecting the full amount.will explaine our refund
policy later. peter
[PS: Dress to run and do the
Tuesday Tempo run at 6:50PM, starting from the Kiwanis]
2) James Delorey run on Dec 7th,
details at CBtrisports.com.
First points series run for 2014 CB Roadrunners
4) If you have been a race
director, want to put on a race, or simply want to have
input into the points series or other aspects of the CBRR
for 2014, please come to a general meeting about
organizing the 2014 race schedule on Saturday, Dec 7th at
3PM at my place - address below. More details
available upon request.
5) CB Crustacea fun meet and
brunch Sunday Dec 8th. Brunch at Allegro. Must
RSVP to me. All welcome.
Daylight is short, but no reason
to lose all that hard-earned fitness that you worked all
spring and summer to get. Although a little downtime
is good for the soul, an "off-season" can be very
destructive and hard to recover from for athletes
(especially for you masters-age people out there).
To help you stay motivated, here are a few upcoming
1) The CBRR pursuit run and
end-of-year banquet will be held this Saturday, Nov 9th.
Registration has been moved from Bethel church hall
to the South End Community Centre (former Woodill School)
on Hillside Street between Cabot and Royal Avenue in
Ashby. Register noon-12:45, race start 1PM on
Cromarty St., near the tennis court. Cost is 5$, but
free if you are a CBRR member for 2013, or register for
This run is a unique format.
Head starts are given based on age and gender.
The first runner to cross the line is the winner.
Head starts are calculated from age 6 to age 99, so
anyone can run and have a chance to win. Distance is
7.5Km, some of which is on the new trails in Rotary Park.
There will be prizes for the top 3 finishers.
We would love to see a great turnout for this race -
hope you can make it! With last year's top runners
Julie Curwin and Daniel MacNeil out of the picture, the
race is wide open, and will be very interesting to watch.
Banquet is to follow the race,
back at the South End Community Centre. Prizes will
be awarded to the top 3 in each age division for the CBRR
2013 points series, as well as our top male and female
runner overall. As well, any of our younger runners
who have completed the Kids Series for 2013 will receive
their award. Food and drinks provided.
We will have registration forms
for the CBRR for the 2014 season. First race of 2014
will be the James Delorey 5K which will be held in Dec of
2) Sydney Academy 4 X 1.25 mile
relay Saturday Nov 16th. This is a fundraiser for
Sydney Academy scholarship funds. See details below.
The run will be held in the new Open Hearth Park.
Stay tuned for details, and start putting together
your team. You can register online in advance (link
at bottom of this email).
3) The James Delorey Run date has
been changed to Dec 7th from Nov 30th, because of the
Santa Clause Parade on the 30th. Other details
remain the same. Register at 1PM, race start 2PM.
Whitney Pier Memorial Junior High School. 20$
run, 15$ for walkers. FIRST POINTS SERIES RUN FOR
CBRR FOR 2014.
4) Tuesday Track sessions have
ended for 2013, and have changed to Tuesday Tempo. A
tempo run is a challenging run, designed to push you at a
notch or two below your race pace. Meet at 6:50PM at
Kiwanis Pool. All speeds welcome. 5K and 11K
route options. We have had good turnouts our first 2
weeks, hope to see you there next Tuesday!
Thanks to our house hosts for
making the 2013 House Crawl a great success last
weekend. Already looking forward to next year!!
LITERACY UPDATE Cape Bretons
Erin Forsey and Carol Dakai lead the way for
Cape Breton Roadrunners at this years Legs
for Literacy Marathon held in Moncton N. B.
this past weekend
Erin ran the marathon in a 3:20:26, good enough for
2nd female and a Boston qualifier.
Carol, running in her first marathon since
2008, won the ladies masters division with a
solid 3:33:12, also a Boston qualifier.
First place Ladies masters
winner Carol Dakai 3:33:12.
Sydneys Denis Lanoe did the marathon in a
3:31:08, just missing his Boston time.
Denis plans on
working hard over the winter and going for
it again perhaps in Fredericton.
Craig Collins also of Sydney completed the
classic distance with a respectable 3:43:34.
Honorable mention out there to "North
Mountain" Billy MacEachern who completed his
80th marathon running with a solid 3:19:25.