TRAIL RELAY INFORMATION
The CTRR is a little more then one week
away.Schedule for that weekend is as follows. Kit pick
up this year will be at Loaves and Fishes, time Fri. May
28th at 8 pm. Anyone travelling in our vans can meet the
vans at 5 am Sat. at Tim Hortons in the Sydney Shopping
Centre and 5:15 am at the Kings Road Tim Hortons.
We have 3 Chalets in Cheticamp at ' Pilot Whale
As follows...Chalet # 3 is male,Chalet # 6 is
female and Chalet # 5 is recreation.
Note these chalets have bedrooms, the doors can be
closed but please do not lock these rooms. We also have
extra air matresses,one for each room.
The 3 team captains are the same as last year.
Eagles, Dave Gabriel,Coyotes, JohnMacDonald and Road
Runners, Dean Abbass.
Please try to make sure your kit is picked up on
Fri...if you are travelling up in one of the vans ,
could let me know as it might help us not to miss you.
have a good weekend.
FREDERICTON MARATHON UPDATE
Capers do well in New Brunswick
Well folks, it
took three years in the making and it all came
together Sunday, May 9th, 2010.
Team Coxheath member, Eric Deveaux ( Mr. Tickity
Boo) has finally qualified for the Boston
A very lean Eric, ran a solid 3:27:53, placing
35th overall and 3rd in the senior masters
category. Eric is to be commended for his strong
work ethic as he put in a solid 6 months of hard
training to accomplish this goal.
A second Team Coxheath member, Florence
Gillis, A.K.A. 'Flo Jo' is also going to Boston.
In only her 3rd attempt at the marathon,
'Flo Jo' finally made her mark and ran a solid
3:40:53, she was hoping for a 3:45:00 but
realized that she had a 3:40 in her and went for
it.( I might add that Florence ran 3 marathons
in less than 10 months...a very tough cookie!!!
Once again you get out what you put in.
Florence, like Eric put in at least 6-8
weeks of 50 miles. Nice running guys.
Training partners, Allan MacKenzie and Donnie
MacIntye both ran super marathons this Sunday
Allan ran a 2:52:02, good enough for 4th place
and 2nd in the open category.
Close on his heels was Donnie, finishing in a
time of 2:53:17, 6th overall and 3rd in his
Terry Morris, 14th overall and 1st
in the senior masters, ran a solid 3:06:15.
Team Coxheath member, John MacKinnon, completed
the race in a 3:28:39, John wasn't sure if he
could run due to a recent foot injury.
.His foot was fine until about the 8 mile
mark,then it started to act up. John decided to
take it easy and jog the rest of the race.
Renne Mac Donald is back running marathons and
ran a solid 3:48:48.
Unfortunately she missed her Boston time by 3
minutes. She intends to regroup and train for
the Fiddlers in the Fall, and is confident that
she will run at least 3 minutes faster.
Steven Pertus can now call himself a
In his first attempt at the classic distance and
with very little training (due to a shin
splint) Steve made it look easy, running a
very respectable 4:00:17.
Deby Johnson got her Boston time with a
And last but not least, our fearless leader,
Peter Hanna (triathlon Pete), got his Boston
time with a 4:24:20.
Looks like there will be a lot of Capers in
Boston for 2011!!
There was 180 finishers in the full marathon.
In the half marathon , Danielle Cote,( from the
Bay Bye!!) ran a fairly comfortable time
of 1:44:46, good enough for 60th overall and 4th
in her division.
Nipping her at the wire was Ryan MacDonald
with a 1:43:55, finishing in 55th overall and
4th in his division
Rounding out the half marathoners was Lauchie
McKinnon in a time of 1:29:07, 7th overall and
1st in his division.
There was 445 finishers in the half marathon.
Terry Morris would like to go on record in
saying that this marathon weekend was one of the
best organized events that he has ever
The course was excellent, flat and fast, the
volunteers were great and the local folks who
came out to cheer on the runners and walkers got
the 5 star rating.
Got to agree with the workhorse.
See you all at the Cabot Trail Relay!!!!
Breton was well represented at this years Boston
Leading the way was Ken MacKinnon running a
comfortable time of 3:11:30.
After the race Ken sent his training buddies an
"Just about 8 minutes better
the last year. I am happy.
Enjoying a beer."
Nice running Ken.
Rodney MacIntosh, a native of Glace Bay, now living in
Halfax, finished the classic distance with a time of
Tanya Mac Neil, from Florence, now living in Truro, ran a
The MacIntyre boys from New Waterford, D'arcy and Scott,
ran the race together. Scott crossed the line in a
time of 3:45:47 , his younger brother D'Arcy hot a his
heels with a 3:45:48.
Gary Lewis of Sydney, who qualified for Boston at
last Years Fiddlers Marathon, ran a solid 3:46:02.
The husband and wife team of Katherine and Steve Van
Nostrand finished with identical times of 3:47:41.
Emma Van Nostrand participated in the 5 K finishing
in a time of 22:23 good enough for 11th spot out of 88
competitors in her division.
Two of our premiere runners from the mainland did
extremely well .
Denise Robson ran an impressive 2:43:16 which gave
her the 1st place Ladies Masters title, and $10,000 big
ones to take home.
Rami Bardessy just keeps getting better with every Boston
Bardessy ran 2:27:22 good enough for 3rd place in the Mens
So thats it folks another Boston in the record books.
Just a friendly reminder for those who hope to go to
Boston next year, once registration opens up, apply right
away!!!! as it will sell out almost immediately.
MOUNTAIN RUN WITH TRIATHLON PETE
Sunday, April 18th,will
be our next training run on Kelly's Mountain , start time 8:45 a.m.Lunch at Bras
d'or View Restaurant after run.
The more the merrier.
See you there,
years 5K run was a huge success with 45 runners taking to
the streets .
Donnie MacInntyre led the race from start to finish,
running a PB of 17:44.In hot pursuit was his
training partner ,Allan MacKenzie finishing
with a time of 17:58.Chris Milburn, Mr. Multisport,
hung on for 3rd place with a 18:10...just behind
Chris, was the workhorse himself, Terry Morris,
running a PB of 18:25. I might add that Terry,
Donnie, and Allan (members of Team Coxheath) are
putting the finishing touches on their marathon prep
for the Fredericton marathon set to go May 9th
,2010. That Hadd's Method
of training really works!!!!!
By the looks of the times these guys are running,
there will be a few PB's set in Fredericton. Also
training with "Team Coxheath" and making the trip
to Fredericton are, Florence Gillis, Eric
Deveaux, John MacKinnon and Steve Pertus.
Nice to see John McQuaid and his two boys, Zachery
and Keigan partaking in the 5k run.
For a complete look at the race results you may look here.
Our next race is The Belmac Station to Station 5
Miler. May 1st @10:00 am.For further info you may
call Steve @ 567-2671.
Francophone Week Run
Our next race
to go this Sunday at 2 pm. Location : Centre
Scholaire de L'Acadie.
15 1nglis St. behind Kiwinis
Pool. This will be a 5K run, for further
information please call Ken @ 564-0432.
Should be a great race as with
the warm weather no real reason for not dropping
by....if you aren't going to run, come on out
and cheer on the runners.
Cabot Trail Relay
message from triathlon Pete:
next meeting for the CTRR will be on Monday March 22nd
at the Cedars Hall on Mackenzie St. start time 6.30. At
this meeting we will be picking legs.We will be doing
things much the same as other years.There will be one
change.The people who attend this meeting will have one
pick each.If you are picking for someone who cannot
attend, that will be done after.Hope this sits well with
See you there,
This Sunday, March 14th, we will be doing our
monthly training run on Kelly's mountain, starting at
the gravel pit at 8.45 am.
lunch at the 'Bras D'Or View Restaurant' afterwards.
season kicks of with a bang!!!
note from Bighead,
Let's try to keep up the
momentum. Next run starts from the French School in
Sydney on Sunday, March 21st at 2PM. This is only
5K, so a nice, short race to kick off the season (for
those who haven't already kicked their season off in
Louisbourg or elsewhere).
The first Tuesday run of
the summer starts today. These runs start from the
Atlantic St. Field in Sydney at 6:45. For this one
week only, the run will start at 5:45 instead. This
is open to runners of all levels who want to run faster.
The group is fun and supportive, so come on out.
These are "interval runs" which are shorter but
relatively fast. Don't worry - you don't have to be
in good shape to start with the group.
Hope to see you at
A request for
from: Gordon Warnica
Would the Cape Breton
Road runners be willing to give a couple of
bodies to help out at
The reason this is
coming out is that when we originally started this event
20+ years ago it was
with the idea that sooner rather than later, some Cape
Bretoners would come
forward to do the actual race day management of the
I think with 3 or 4
new Cape Breton Road Runners each year for 3 or 4 years,
it would be possible
to get some new blood in here.
The race has been
laid out such that one can run and help at the finish
so no one should feel
that they can't run if they help with the finish line.
I know that RNS would
give all the help and equipment needed to continue
this most fantastic
of events and continue to showcase Cape Breton and Nova
Conditions were good, a little on the
chilly side but hey, its Feburary!!!!..... the
course wasn't slippery and the wind wasn't all that
We even had our own cheering section made
up of Kim Morris, Lisa MacKenzie and Eric's daughter,
George Jessen also made an appearance
along the course and snapped a few pics.
.A respectable showing by all
, considering a few of us were dealing with
The spot light has to go on the one and
only WORKHORSE!!!! Terry
Terry finished in 3rd place and
according to Terry, he felt great all thru the run.
He wanted to run back to the hotel to get
his 20 miles in but Kim wouldn't let him :)
Allan MacKenzie, dealing with a couple of
injuries, ran the Hypo as a test run, overall his body
held up.Allan was satisfied with his run and
is now eager to get back into
his regular training schedule.This is 5 Hypothermics out
of 5 for Allan, and he is quite happy that he
managed to keep his streak alive.
On a personal note I ran couple
of minutes slower than last year approaching the Hypo
as a steady tempo run instead of all out,
due to a chronic hot spot that has been
hanging on for a long time.I managed to
run pain free with the help of Mr. Ibuprofen!!
Young Nick Burke wasn't as fortunate and
decided to pull out of the run at the 9 mile mark so
as to avoid doing further damage to his ankle.
John MacQuaid enjoyed his first time
experience at the Hypo half as did Team Coxheath
member Eric Deveaux.Eric's focus is on a spring
marathon and qualifing for Boston.
Ron Gillis and Shelia Profit made the
trip to run as they usually due.
Tiffiny Dicks and a couple of runners in
training also had a fun time.
Now, for Team Coxheath, it is back
to base building and getting ready for the Fredericton
So far, in
training for Fredericton:
Terry Morris, Karen MacDonald, Florence
Gillis, John MacKinnon, Eric Deveaux, Allan MacKenzie,
Donnie MacIntyre, Lauchie MacKinnon,Steve Pertus
Ken MacKinnon ( John's much younger
brother) wil be carrying the torch for Team
Coxheath at this years Boston Marathon!!!
MOUNTAIN RUN # 2
The next Kelly's
MOUNTAIN RUN will be Sunday, Feb. 14 (Valentines
optional). Snow date Feb. 21.
> Start at Seal
Island campground at 8:45am. Brunch at the Bras d'Or View
BAILLE ARD TRAIL EVENT:
Staying active does
not stop when the sun goes down. A winter walk is good
any time of the day or night. To celebrate winter, the
Bailed Ard Trail Association is hosting a Winter Walk
this Sunday Jan 31, 2010 at 1:00 pm. There will be
lots of things to see along the trail as Trail members
give a little guided walk through the trail system. An
easy trail for the entire family from Tots to
Grandmothers! Join us on one of Sydney’s best walking
Directions to the
Bailed Ard Trail from Sydney:
If you are heading
South on George Street, turn left at the lights onto
Cottage Road. Stay left on this road and then take a
left on Bernard Lind Drive. You will then take a right
onto Terrace Street. Stay on this road to the end. The
entrance to the Baille Ard Trail is located on Cottage
Road between Champlain Avenue and Cedar Court.
To find out more,
visit: www.taketheroofoff winter.ca
To find out more,
visit: www.taketheroofoff winter.ca
Cabot Trail Relay training Run
,'Peter Hanna', AKA, triathlon Pete!!! has a
message for all you folks in training for the
Cabot Trail Relay or anything else
getting your heart rate cranked up to its
" Anyone interested in running Kelly's
Start time is 8.45 am, Sunday morning. We will be
leaving from the gravel pit at the bottom of Kellys.
See on Sunday,"
"... nothing like a good jog up old
Kellys first thing Sunday morning to start
your day off on the right foot, or perhaps the
Have fun folks.
from Cindy Hynes
The 5 Mile Slush
Run will take place on Saturday, March 6th starting at
10:00am at the George D. Lewis School. We will
open the registration desk at 9:00am.
The fee will be $10.00 and will include
a chili luncheon and awards following
the race at the school gym.
Pre-registration is not required.
If you have any other questions feel
free to contact me.
Hope you can
Turning Baille Ard
into park a wise move
Cape Breton Post
On behalf of the Baille
Ard Recreation Association, I applaud Mayor John Morgan
and the Cape Breton regional council for their formal
request to the provincial government that the Baille Ard
Nature Trails in Sydney be designated a provincial park.
Likewise, we express many thanks to MLA Gordie Gosse for
his sincere efforts to promote this concept with his
colleagues in the provincial cabinet.
We believe that this is the best way to ensure the
long-term viability of the trails. Provincial parks are
developed according to established guidelines and also
have access to professionally trained personnel and
Very importantly, as a provincial park Baille Ard would be
protected from the possibility that decision-makers in the
future might succumb to the temptation to develop the land
for housing or for commercial purposes.
This initiative will create an easily accessible
provincial park in the heart of the Cape Breton Regional
Municipality. It is jointly sponsored by CBRM and our MLA,
and as such represents a wonderful opportunity for the
provincial government to respond to the wishes of our
community to make CBRM a healthier and more appealing
place to live.
The Baille Ard Recreation Association has acted for the
last 15 years as the steward of this parkland. We have
partnered with ACAP, non-government funders, CBRM and the
provincial and federal governments to develop and maintain
the park. We are very interested in continuing this
involvement, with possibly more of a focus on the
recreational and educational possibilities of the park.
president, Baille Ard Recreation Association
MARATHON TRAINING FOR 2010
The Lydiard Way.
Here is an
excellent article on the training
philosophy of Arthur Lydiard.
Members of Team
Coxheath will be focusing on Lydiards' style
of training throughout the winter and
spring of 2010.
However, we'll be
using a more vogue interpretation of
For an in depth overview of
'Training the Lydiard Way' a' la "Heart Rate
Monitor" please go
Approach to Distance Training .
If you have any questions about the Lydiard
method and in particular, "Hadd's Approach',
drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
NEWS FROM 2009
Local runners heading to Ontario and New Brunswick
Nostrand and his better half,
Catherine, will both be running in the
Fitness Toronto Marathon set to go
Oct. 18th.. Also running in the
marathon is Team Coxheath member,
Florence AKA ( Flo Jo) Gillis.
Florence is looking to get her Boston
qualifying time. But rumour has it
that Florence and Catherine ( who just
happen to be cousins) are really
looking forward to doing some marathon
shopping!!!! Way to go girls... Xmas
is not far off.
Coxheath member John MacKinnon, Ken's
much older brother!!! is planning on
running a sub 1:30 half marathon and
by the looks of things it will be a
piece of cake!!!!
you all have a ball in T.O.
Running in the Monton
Legs for Literacy Marathon Oct. 25th.will be Team Coxheath
members Terry Morris, workhorse # 1, and Eric
Deveaux, workhorse #2 .
Terry would like
to run under 3 hours,as he was 3:02 and change
at the Fiddlers, and Eric is hoping to get his
Boston time as he missed it by about 4 minutes
at the Fiddlers marathon.
from the Bay bye, a new member to "Team
Coxheath" will be representing the ladies
at the Moncton Marathon .Danielle is determined
to get her Boston qualifying time.
And last but not
least, Allan MacKenzie " Mr. Garmin" and Chris
Milburn "Bighead" will be duking it out for
bragging rights in the half marathon. "Big head"
ran a strong 1:21:35 at the Fiddlers... both of
these guys are capable of running a sub 1:20 if
they have a good day.... sooooo.....it should be
an interesting race.
Best of luck to
all and have some fun!!!
runner Allan MacKenzie (representing Team Coxheath)
wins Fiddlers Run
The Cape Breton Post
Allan MacKenzie of Coxheath led a field of 33 runners to
win the Cape Breton Fiddlers Run marathon in Sydney,
Sunday in a time of two hours, 51 minutes and 34 seconds.
“The weather was
perfect and I felt great right from the start,” said
MacKenzie, who knocked about five minutes off his
previous personal best marathon time in Sunday’s race.
“I was just hoping
that I wasn’t going to lose my stamina, and I never did.
I ran the same pace pretty well the whole race. The last
three weeks before I hit my two-week taper, I upped the
mileage to between 70 and 80 miles a week and I think
that was definitely what did it for me.”
Eric Power of Sydney
was hot on MacKenzie’s heels, placing second overall
with a time of 2:53:46, while Terry Morris of North
Sydney took the No. 3 spot in 3:02:49.
The top-three women
to complete the 42 km marathon distance were Hazel
Caldwell of Middle Stewiacke, N.S., in 3:08:48, Erin
Pyke of Sydney in 3:31:50, and Tawnya MacNeil of Truro
Heights in 3:33:41.
half-marathoners were also led by a local runner, Chris
Milburn, in a blistering 1:21:35. Daniel Murray of
Dingwall took the No. 2 spot in the 21 km half-marathon
in 1:24:11 and Ryan Kemp of Beaverbank, N.S., placed
third in 1:27:16.
The female runners
participating in the ‘half’ were paced by Rasa
Beaton-Augaitis of Toronto in 1:27:23, Lyse Leblanc of
Terre Noire in 1:41:45, and Stacey Northgrave of Sydney
The 10 km race, the
most popular Fiddlers Run event with 137 runners and 12
walkers, was won by Dean Abbass of East Bay in 39:09,
followed closely by Jared McIsaac of Halifax in 39:46
and Glenn Basso of New Waterford in 39:59.
A pair of Sydney
women were No. 1 and No. 2 among the females in the 10
km run, Julia Thomas in 42:15 and Shelley Porter in
42:38, while Laura Smith of Stratford, P.E.I., was the
third-fastest woman in 43:13.
The 5 km race also
attracted a healthy field, of 132 runners and six
walkers, with the top-three spots going to Sandy Muir of
Sydney in 20:05, Angus MacDonald of Trenton, N.S. in
20:19, and Devin Kirton of Sydney in 20:58.
Jean Gillis of Grand
Mira led the female runners in the 5 km race with a time
of 24:05, followed by Sydney residents Rachyl MacPhail
and Kara Mackinnon, in times of 24:15 and 24:22
And the quartet of
Kilya Macneil, Garry Macdonald, Jonah Hudec and Mariah
Hudec were first among five teams in the Fiddlers Run’s
first half-marathon, in a time of 1:54:29.
The Cape Breton
Regional Municipality’s active transportation committee
received the Lydia Dickson Inspiration Award, named for
the late founder of the Fiddlers Run and awarded
annually to those who have shown leadership in promoting
a healthy and active community.
For full Fiddlers Run
www.atlanticchip.ca and follow the links to the Cape Breton Fiddlers
WEEKEND IS HERE!!!!
Breton Fiddlers Run was established by the late Lydia
Dickson in 2004. Since then, runners and walkers from
across from Canada and beyond have come to take part in
the 5km, 10km, half marathon, team-relay and Boston
qualifying full marathon.
mission to promote physical fitness and healthy living
locally, the Fiddlers Run is more than just a race. The
Fiddlers Run encourages people of all ages to live
healthier through Learn to Run clinics that take place all
year round, the Doctors’ Nova Scotia Youth Run and the
many volunteers, sponsors and community partnerships that
support the event.
Well folks, registration is
now open for the Fiddlers Race Weekend. The new and improved website
is up and running!!!! If you want to have a peek
please go HERE!!!!.
MILES FESTIVAL 2009
Was informed by Doug
Ivey of the Johnny Miles Festival committee that
they have a website loaded with all kinds of fun
Check it out @ johnnymilesfestival.com
WILLIAM HUNTER MEMORIAL
5 MILE ROAD RACE
The William Hunter Memorial 5 miler is set to
go this Sat.July 18th.@ 10:00am. Registration opens at
9 am.For futher information you may contact Ken Reid @
A NOTE FROM SHAUN SHEA WHO HAPPENS TO BE SPENDING SOME
TIME ON THE ROCK
Greetings from Newfoundland!
involved with a local committee co-ordinating a relay
race starting at a lighthouse in Cape Anguille, Codroy
Valley and finishing at a small fishing village called
Rose Blanche on the South Coast. There are 11 legs
ranging in length from approx 11k to 16k. The race
teams are mainly from Newfoundland however there is good
future potential for the race to attract teams from
outside the area because of the scenery, interesting
culture and friendliness of the people. The race
date is August 8th, 2009 and the website for
details is www.racetothesea.codroyvalleycu.com
consisting of 9 to 11 runners are welcome and individual
runners may be able to register on existing teams.
MARATHON SCENE ON THE CAPE
FREDERICTON MARATHON RESULTS
Hats off to the hardworking, "soon
to be married" Allan MacKenzie, one of
the founding members of "Team Coxheath".
Yes folks, Allan , AKA. Mr. Garmin himself, finally
broke the three hour barrier!! And he did it in fine
fashion.Allan ran an impressive 2:56:53, good
enough for 4th place overall and 1st in his
division. I guess all those hard 10 milers around
the lake are finally paying off. Allan informed me
that he had to get a good marathon in early this
year as when he gets married (August 1st, 2009), his
soon to be better half " Lisa" will be calling the
shots and he won't have time to be doing the loop as
he'll be busy with housecleaning ,doing the laundry,
grocery shopping and perparing supper for Lisa
Making the trip to New Brunswick with Allan was Eric
Deveaux running a 3:48:26 . Eric placed 11th out of
21 in his age category,, he hopes to train all
summer and run the "Fiddlers
Marathon" in September with
intentions of getting his qualifying time for
Boston. Way to go boys!!
BOSTON MARATHON RESULTS
Cape Breton was well
represented at this years Boston Marathon.
It was really nice to see numerous running
families taking part in the Boston experience.
Kudos to running team of CatherineVan Nostrand
and her husband Steven.
Catherine got her qualifying time last spring at
the Ottawa Marathon. She and Steve trained all
winter together and ran the marathon together,
finishing in a solid 3:49:58.That is really
Running brothers Ken and John MacKinnon also
made the trek to Boston, with the very
competitive older brother coming a little ahead
of Ken in a time of 3:16:29.Ken ran a
comfortable 3:19:26.An impressive time
considering Ken had just recovered from a bout
of pneumonia a couple of weeks before the race.
And last but not least, D'arcy MacIntyre
experienced Boston for the first time along
side his brother Scott, running the
classic distance in a time of 3:49.57.
Way to folks, a family that runs together
stays fit together!!!!
running in this years Boston were: Dennis
Gillis 5:54:53, John Astephen 4:05:10, Ray Oake
4:04:29, Doug Carter 3:41:56, Evan MacLeod
3:28:30,Terry Morris 3:09:17, and Lauchie
That's it for another year folks,sooooooo, who
is going to Boston in 2010?
Rumour has it that Carol Dakai will make the
trek along with Karen MacDonald, Florence
Gillis, George Jessen maybe, and the workhorse
Terry Morris, will be going.
If you want
to take your marathon training to the next
level there will be a training program
presented by the YMCA in partnership with the
Fiddlers Marathon race committee.Starting up
in early June.
If you are
interested in the details send an email to:
Don't forget about the Fiddlers
Marathon, a flat and fast Boston
STATION TO STATION 5 MILER
Station to Station 5 Mile Road Race will be this
Sat. May 2nd.
Registration @ 9am.
Start time 10 am.. @ the South Bar Fire Hall. This is the warm up run for the
Cabot Trail Relay...
hope to see you there Peter
Workshop, Sydney, Nova Scotia.
Date - Saturday 2 May 2009.
Time – 9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. Please arrive a little early
Location – South
End Community Centre, 28
Hillview Street, Sydney, Nova Scotia.
- John Kent and Hyongok Cho Certified ChiRunning
What to Expect
We will cover the
complete Chi running technique.
The workshop is not a
high energy event as we concentrate on technique, there
is very little running.
The plan is to hold the
workshop outside, it is Canada and it’s May. The current weather forecast calls for
18 degrees and showers,we will make the call as
to how much time we spend inside on the day. If we hold
the complete workshop inside, afterwards we will have an
optional short run outside. Please
bring appropriate clothing.
Note please ensure the
shoes you wear inside are clean as we are using a
martial arts facility.
No need to take notes
as we will give you a handout of all we cover.
A light snack will be
Contact Us -
Prior to 1 May 514-487
1 May on
How to get
Just received a headsup from "Bighead"
evening runs will change from the Kiwanis Pool to the
track at Atlantic
field. We will start warming up at 6:45 PM.
running is designed to improve your speed over longer
distances by breaking the distance up into smaller,
more manageable units. See http://erunningtips.com/interval-running.htm
for some information.
This workout will be every week
from now until later in the fall. The workouts
are free, and open to anyone who is looking to improve
their speed in running. All levels of runners
Hope to see you there. Any
questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Sydney, N.S. B1P 4T4
FIDDLERS RUN UPDATE
Breton Fiddlers Run
Cape Breton Fiddlers Run and Doctors’ Nova Scotia
Change Dates for
The Cape Breton Fiddlers Run and
the Doctors’ Nova Scotia Youth Run are being held on
separate dates in 2009.
This year, the Fiddlers Run will be held on Sunday,
September 20; while the Youth Run will be held on Sunday,
made these changes based on a number of things,” says
David Gabriel, Race Director of the Fiddlers Run. “The goal for both events is to
get as many people as possible involved in physical
activity; either as a runner, walker or volunteer. The changes are based on
feedback from past participants, as well as the
experiences we’ve gained over the past four years.”
The Cape Breton Fiddlers Run
has typically been held at the end of October. However, in previous years
weather has been unpredictable and runners, walkers and
volunteers have had to face strong winds and heavy rains. The Doctors’ Nova Scotia Youth
Run has usually been held in conjunction with the Fiddlers
at the end of October. However,
with the school year just beginning in September this has
left little time for schools to prepare.
to make both events as enjoyable as possible for
participants and volunteers,” says Gabriel.
“September is a perfect time of year to enjoy
physical activity outdoors. While
June, gives students more time to participate in their
school running clubs in preparation for the Youth Run.”
This is the 5th Anniversary of the Cape Breton Fiddlers Run,
which was established by the late Lydia Dickson in 2005. Its mission is to promote
physical fitness and healthy living locally.
The 2009 Cape Breton
Fiddlers Run, which consists of a 5km,
10km, team relay, half-marathon, and Boston qualifying
full marathon, takes place on Sunday, Sept. 20 at Victoria
Park in Sydney. The Doctors’ Nova Scotia
Youth Run for elementary and junior high school students
takes places on Sunday, June 14, 2009 at the Joan
Harriss Cruise Pavilion in Sydney.
message from Triathlon Pete
next scheduled road race is set to go this coming
Sunday, March 22nd, 2:00pm starting @ Centre
Scholaire Etoile de l'Acadie 15 Inglis Street,
(behind the Kiwanis Pool). For futher information
please contact Luc @ 564-0432.
I am sorry for the delay, but we finally got
everything in place to have our next meeting.This
meeting is to pick legs for
the "Cabot Trail Relay".
This year, we will be putting 2 teams on the board to
The 3rd team, will be our competitive team. If you
are interested in being on this team, you can let us
the fastest 17 will be selected. If there are
any questions feel free to contact me or wait until the
Time for the meeting is next Tues. March 31st at 6.15 pm
@ Brookland Elementary.
See you there,
The results for the Fracophone Week
Run are posted.
Kudos to Allan MacKenzie and Shelly Porter for
grabbing top spot in their respective categories.
For a look at the results you may
Run 5 K
2009 RACE SCHEDULE IS
"Louisbourg Slush Run" is set to go Saturday, March
7th @ 10:00am. For further information and the"RESULTS" of
this years race please go here.
C.B.ROADRUNNERS DO WELL
AT HYPOTHERMIC HALF 2009
The hypothermic half
lived up to its name this year. On a chilly Sunday
morning over 315 runners slipped and slid their
way along the 13.1 mile course.
Runners from the Cape did quite well with Chris
"Big Head" Milburn leading the way for the Cape
with a second place finish. Allan MacKenzie of
(Team Coxheath) wasn't far behind capturing
3rd place followed by training partners Terry
Morris in fourth, Lauchie McKinnon in fifth and
John MacKinnon in 7th. Other team members making
the trip were, Nick Burke, John Astephen and
Shelly Porter, Debbie Howie and Francis MacIssac
were also in attendance.
Can't forget the Gillis brothers, Ron and Denise.
Good to see the boys geting back in the grove.
I hear Denise will be running in the Boston
marathon this spring... nice to see!!!
A good time was had by all.
For a complete look at the race results click here.
RACE SCHEDULE IN THE
AN UPDATE ROM CLUB PRESIDENT JOHN MAC
DONALD CONCERNING TIMELINE FOR RACE SCHEDULE.
We met on Saturday afternoon
Peter has been coordinating this. Fiddlers are meeting
tomorrow night and once they are finalized the schedule will
be finalized. Hopefully he will have something for you
by the end of the week.
CABOT TRAIL RELAT UPDATE
A note from triathlon Pete
Hi everyone. So far only 2
of our 3 teams were given a spot in the relay this
year.This creates a bit of a problem so what we decided
to do was to register our 2 teams and put the third team
on the waiting list. That 3rd team will be our
We have high hopes that around the middle of March the
3rd team will get in.
As for now there will be a meeting on Feb. 16th to
collect the remainder of the reg. cost.
Time for this meeting, 7pm Monday Feb. 16th.
Place, Kiwanis pool, up stairs in the Kiwanis room.
If for some reason you can not attend, let me
NEW YEARS DAY
note from Chris Milburn, AKA. Bighead.
Please pass this on to your
runner/walker friends, or your friends who you hope
will soon be runners/walkers. We had a good
turnout last year, and are hoping for even better this
year. This is a great way to start 2009 on the
right foot, in an active and healthy way. It’s
too easy over the holidays to overeat and be inactive,
so come on out and join us.
We are going to hold a 5K/13K fun
run on Jan 1st starting in front of the YMCA on Charlotte St. Route maps at:
for 5K route
for 13K route
Run start time this year is 2:30
PM. This is to accommodate those folks who are doing
the Polar Bear Swim, the hung over, and poor fools like me
who have to work at 6AM. Please try to arrive at
least 5-10 minutes early.
This run is casual. No timing, no water
stops, no traffic control – just a good run with
friends. Last year we had all ifferent speeds,
so don’t feel as though you’re “too slow” to come.
We’ll do it rain or shine. For those who
are interested, we will go as a group for coffee
Any questions, please don’t
hesitate to ask. Looking forward to seeing you
A note from marathon
runner, Carol Dakai.
A Chi running
instructor has agreed to come to Cape Breton and put on
a Chi running workshop if "we"can find
10 to 15 people who are interested in such.
I have few details
at this time, but the workshop will likely take
place in April or May 2009. I do not know the cost,
but based on workshops held in other locations, it will
likely cost $100 plus. The price will depend
on the number of people who attend - the more
people, the less expensive it will be.
I do not require
committment from you at this point in time, but I need to know if
enough people are interested. Once that is
established, the instructor (John Kent)
will provide details about dates, cost etc.
are interested, please let me know at your earliest
convenience via email, email@example.com
or call 539-6896.
Spread the word!!!!
END OF YEAR SOCIAL
"This is a great idea folks, I for one will be
participating in the workshop!!"
Chi Running Workshop UPDATE:
people commit, the Chi Running work shop will be
held on May 2nd. The price for a half day workshop is
$125 per person and the price for personal
instruction is $70 per hour.
There will be an end of year social at the Bonny Prince
Beverage Room on Wednesday, the 26th of November at 6:30.
We have reserved the side room for this occasion.
CAPE BRETON ROADRUNNERS
Cape Breton Roadrunners Meeting
November 19, at 6:30 at Brookland School, Cottage Road
Several items to be discussed are Cabot Trail Relay, year
end social, and support for the Fiddler's Marathon and Youth
There is a $1500 deposit for Cabot Trail relay ($500 x 3)
that must be paid by December 3 so we are seeking a $20
deposit from those signing up to cover this immediate
DO WELL IN FLORIDA IRONMAN
athletes Peter Hanna and training partner
Donald MacIntyre made us all proud with a
strong showing at this weekends Florida
Peter, (67 yrs
old), made it to the podium with a 2nd
place finish in his age category with a total
time of 13:28:20. He improved on his last
Ironman time by 1hr. 15 mins.
to say he is a very happy camper. Way to go
In his first
attempt at the "Ironman" Donnie MacIntyre,(
Team Coxheath member!!) completed his race in
a time of 11:22:20 running the marathon
segment in 3:27:37. Had a chat with Donnie
after the event and now that he knows what to
expect ,THE BEST IS YET TO COME!!!
Believe it or
not folks, while most people might like to
take it easy for a while, Donnie is eager to
get home and start training for a PB in the
This guy has
for a breakdown of the individual
segments of their Triathlon.
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NEW YORK CITY
another Team Coxheath member) just completed the
26.2 classic distance in a time of
3:24:43. This is John's third marathon of the
year and his plan was to run New York for a
fun...a very respectable time considering he ran
the"Valley Harvest" just three weeks earlier in
Way to go John. Now it is
almost time to start thinking about Boston.
Event: The ING New York City Marathon
Runner: John Mackinnon
Latest Results at 01:09:32 PM:
Location Time Pace/mile
5km 0:23:26 7:32
10km 0:46:32 7:29
15km 1:10:44 7:35
20km 1:34:42 7:37
Half-Marathon 1:39:55 7:37
25km 1:58:49 7:38
Mile 16 2:03:38 7:43
Mile 17 2:10:17 7:39
Mile 18 2:18:07 7:40
30km 2:23:09 7:40
Mile 19 2:26:00 7:41
Mile 20 2:34:23 7:43
Mile 21 2:42:22 7:43
35km 2:48:51 7:45
Mile 22 2:50:44 7:45
Mile 23 2:58:51 7:46
Mile 24 3:07:14 7:48
40km 3:14:09 7:48
Mile 25 3:15:21 7:48
Mile 26 3:23:10 7:48
Finish 3:24:43 7:48
All times are unofficial. Times may vary in post race
Oct 12,2008 marathon personal bests were the
order of the day not only at the Valley Harvest
but at the Chicago marathon as well.
The cool thing is that all these runners train
together and fondly refer to themsevles as "Team
Leading the way for the team was Mr. Gadget
himself, Allan MacKenzie. Allan ran an excellent
time of 3:00:18 over a very hilly course to win
his age category and place 7th overall.
Close on Allan's heels was the workhorse himself
"Terry Morris." In only his second marathon,
Terry ran a solid 3:01:10...29 minutes faster
than his first marathon time. Terry
grabbed second place in the senior master
division and was 8th overall. Mike Green of
Newfoundland won the senior masters so Terry was
the top Nova Scotian in his division.
Shane MacRae, "a founding member of T.C." ran a
P.B.of 3:05:08 good enough for 11th place.
In 18th spot was John MacKinnon who just
keeps chipping away at his marathon times.
John was very happy with his
3:12:50. Less than a minute behind, his
brother Ken came across the finish line with a
Five personal bests, all in the top 20, out of
Jeanne Rahey, a newcomer to marathoning, ran a
very impressive 4:06:21,while her husband, Mike
who battled a series of muscle cramps during the
latter stages of the race held on to finish the
run in a time of 5:06:23.
Team members Karen MacDoanld and George Jessen
competed in the Half Marathon.
Karen ran a very comfortable 1:40:58 good enough
for 3rd place in the ladies Senior division, and
last but not least George Jessen ran a 1:47:40.
Running in Chicago,with approximately 45,000
entrants, Team Coxheath member, Carol Dakai,
ran a personal best with a time of
From what I gather it was a hotttt dayyyyy with
temps in the low 80's.I'll bet my new racing
flats that when Carol runs another marathon it
will be close to 3:15:00!!!! Carol placed 1644
overall, was the 220th female to finish and was
29th in her age division!!!WOWWWWW!!
Carol was also involved in a fund raiser as
well. Have a look.....http://www.firstgiving.com/caroldakai
Also making the trip to Chicago were sisters
Renne MacDonald and Catherine Howley. The girls
ran the marathon together and came in with a
time of 4:10:59.
Sooooo, who will be making the trip to Boston
Cape Breton Running Scene.
GEORGE JESSEN CONCERNING THE
FIDDLERS RACE WEEKEND
We have started our recruiting drive for course marshals for
We need 20 marshals for Oct 25, for the youth run and
30 marshals for Sunday Oct 26.
In addition we need 3 people who will patrol the course on
provide a supervisory presence on the course.
Jennie Dornadic is the volunteer recruiter firstname.lastname@example.org
Please contact Jennie if you can help out with either run.
Municipal Ready-Mix Limited
Tel: 902-564-4541 Ext 227
the past couple of months Terry Morris, Ken
MacKinnon,and Ken's "much older brother", John, have
hooked up with a core group of marathon
runners. Both Ken and Terry are hoping to
crank their training up a notch and qualify for
FALL MARATHON SEASON IS JUST ABOUT
A number of our club members are
getting ready for a fall marathon.
Terry, Ken, along with Shane MacRae, Allan
MacKenzie,and Lauchie McKinnon will all be heading
to the Valley
Harvest Marathon which is set to go on
John MacKinnon will be running the New York
Marathon, billed as the World's largest marathon,set
to go Nov.2nd,2008.
Also training with the group is Carol Dakai, Karen
MacDonald, and Tiffany Dicks.
Making a guest appearance every now and then are the
gals from the Northside, Renee MacDonald and
Catherine Howley,who happen to sisters.
Renee, and Catherine, along with Carol Dakai are all
heading to the windy city and will run in the
Chicago Marathon on Oct.12,2008.
Carol has her sites on a P.B. at Chicago this
fall. If her training continues the way that it is
going she will have an excellent chance at cracking
Marathon runner, Donnie MacIntyre, has been
focusing on getting ready for an Ironman
Donnie along with Peter Hanna have their sites on
"Ironman Florida" which is set to go Nov.1,08.
A MESSAGE FROM
am running the Chicago Marathon on October 12, 2008. I
have been training for this event for the past 12
weeks but just recently decided to join Team World
Vision and raise funds for the water system
project in Zambia.
World Vision is a
non-profit organization that works with
communities to help provide them with the things they
need to become self-sustaining. That includes things
like clean water, nutritious food, education, medical
care, and economic opportunity.
realize there is not much time left for fund
raising – but “something” is better than
“nothing”. No donation is too small! Remember, all the proceeds from
the marathon fundraising will go directly
towards building clean drinking wells in Zambia.
It's super easy to sponsor me online
- just click the "Sponsor Me Now" button on my fund
raising page at http://www.firstgiving.com/caroldakai.
more comfortable, you can give it to me in person at 183
Cartier St., Sydney, NS.
Thanks for your support,
usual, race director, Cindy Trimm along with her
many devoted volunteers, put on one of the
finest races to be found anywhere in Nova Scotia.
The 2008 race had 157
registered participants.For a look at the
results, please go here.
ACTION WEEK ROAD RACE A
A note from "Chris Milburn"
> Hi sports folks
> Just in case you hadn't heard aleady. The Action Week 5 miler was
> tonight (thursday) from Kiwanis Pool through the Pier and back. It
> was the most competitive race in Sydney in years with 48 runners and 6
> people finishing under 30 minutes for that distance.
For a look at the results, please go here.
A MESSAGE FROM PETER
Congratulation to all of
the runners who participated in the Johnny Miles 3 Mile
Road Race. I was looking at the results in the Cape
Breton Post and seen some impressive
times.Congratulation to Chris Milburn and Judy Brufatto
(top male and female)
Sorry I didn't make the race as I was away doing a
1/2 triathlon in Bridgetown with Donnie MacIntyre.We did
very well in this event but was impressed with Donnie as
he came 11th overall and had the fastest running time
with a 1:29:00.
Glen Basso and Kate Howley also participated in the
Olympic and the sprint.
The next run this week will be
the 5 mile Action Week Race.This will start at the
Steelworkers Pensioners Club across from the
Kiwanis Pool.Start time 6pm Thursday, cost $10.
There will be a lunch,refreshments,and awards following
the Run.Also the first 70 registered will receive a 35th
anniversary engraved beer mug.
See you there, Peter.
MIRA GALA ROAD RACE
Mira Gala 10k Road Race is set to go July 5th at 10am.
Registration at the Marion Bridge Fire Hall.
For further information please contact Cindy Trimm @
JOHNNY MILES RACE
The Johnny Miles Running Event Weekend
June 14th & 15th 2008, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia.
Weekend Events Include
S.Allen & Sons Disaster Kleenup Marathon
The Advocate Half Marathon
The ProSport / New Balance 10k Classic
The CIBC Wood Gundy 5k FunRun / Race
Empire Theaters 5k Student Challenge (No Registration Fee)
Tim Horton s / Subway Kids FunRun (No Registration Fee)
Neenah Paper Johnny Walk (No Registration Fee)
Sobey s Carbo Loading Social
Michelin Post Race Reception & Awards
Register Today, Only 1200 Paid Spots Available. One of the
best values in the sport, Race Kit Includes;
Gatorade Fueling Stations
Carbo Loading Meal / Social
Continental Breakfast on Race Day
Post Race Boxed Lunch
Official Collectors Hat (# 7 in the Set)
Long Sleeve Dry-Fit Running Shirt
($39.00 Value & Guaranteed Sizing if you Register by May
On-Line Down loadable Completion Certificate
Personalized Race Number
Post Race Massage (Half & Full Marathon Only)
Free Down loadable Finishing Race Photo
Great Draw Prizes Just For Entering
And Much More......
We Pride Ourselves on Being a Runner Friendly Event
No Late Registration Fees, the Fee is Always the Same
No Hassle, Money Back Guarantee Anytime Before June 1, 08
Race Kit Pick-Up Available on Race Day (Sorry, No Race Day
Walkers Welcomed in All Events
A Well Marked, Flat, Scenic Course
Friendly, Helpful Volunteers. A small town event with a big
CABOT TRAIL RELAY
SCHEDULE FOR C.T.R.R.
TWO VANS WILL BE PICKING UP
PASSENGERS ON SATURDAY MORNING
FROM THE FOLLOWING
TIM HORTONS, SYDNEY
SHOPPING CENTRE 5 A.M.
TIM HORTONS, KINGS ROAD AT
BRAS D'OR TIM HORTONS AT
ANYONE TAKING THE VAN, CAN
MEET US AT ONE OF THESE STOPS.
KIT PICK UP AT TIM HORTONS
ON GEROGE STREET ON FRIDAY, MAY 23
AT 8 P.M.. YOU MUST
PICK UP THIS KIT AT THIS TIME. KIT CONTAINS
RUNNING CHIP FOR LEG, T. SHIRTS, AND PAPERS.
NIGHT LEGS WILL ALSO HAVE
GLO STICKS IN KIT. FOR NIGHT LEGS WE MUST
HAVE REFLECTION VESTS, EITHER FROM THE VAN OR YOU CAN
GET ONE WITH A $ 20. DEPOSIT WHEN YOU REGISTER YOURSELF
FOR YOUR LEG. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE TO REGISTER
WE HAVE THREE ROOMS IN
CHETICAMP AT THE PILOT WHALE CHALETS. THE ROOM
NUMBER ARE AS FOLLOWS.
ROOM 3, 5 AND 6.
THE OUTSIDE LIGHTS WILL BE
ON, THEY WILL BE MARKED MALE AND FEMALE. HOPE YOU
ALL HAVE A GREAT RUN. I WILL SEND A REMINDER
AT A LATER DATE.
>> rr 1 Porter Shelley
> rr 2 Hanna Peter
> RR 3 Abbass Dean
> rr 4 Morris Terry
> RR 5 Brufatto Judy
> rr 6 MacKenzie Joe
> rr 7 Macrae Shane
> rr 8 Abbass Jeris
> rr 9 MacIntyre Donnie
> rr 10 Mackenzie Allan
> RR 11 Abbass Devin
> RR 12 Krswda Rick
> rr 13 Burke Nicholas
> rr 14 Courage Cathy
> rr 15 MacMillan David
> rr 16 Hill George
> rr 17 Powers Eric
>> EDDIES EAGLES
>> Eagle 1 MacCormick Rhoda
> Eagle 2 Nash John
> Eagle 3 Gillis Dennis
> Eagle 4 Gabriel Sandra
> Eagle 5 MacLean Doug
> Eagle 6 Sharpe Harvey
> Eagle 7 MacCormick Ron
> Eagle 8 Lively Jack
> Eagle 9 MacDonald John
> Eagle 10 Gallant John
> Eagle 11 Michelle Killam
> Eagle 12 Gillis Ron
> Eagle 13 Boutilier Nolan
> Eagle 14 Mombourquette Wendy
> Eagle 15 Mckeough Jean
> Eagle 16 Camus Tera
> Eagle 17 MacIsaac Francis
coyotes 1 Planetta Jeff
> coyotes 2 Amy Mahoney
> coyotes 3 Gabriel Emily
> coyotes 4 Profit Sheila
> coyotes 5 Gabriel Ruth
> coyotes 6 Carter Patricia
> coyotes 7 Sullivan Jenna
> coyotes 8 Mancheskie Joe
> coyotes 9 Darren Brophy
> coyotes 10 Bown David
> coyotes 11 Parsons Lisa
> coyotes 12 Sellers Meghan
> coyotes 13 Gabriel David
> coyotes 14 Deveaux Eric
> coyotes 15 Morean Randy
> coyotes 16 McGrath Diane/dave
> coyotes 17 Howie Debbie
A MESSAGE FROM
CHRIS MILBURN, AKA "BIGHEAD"
The Belmac 5-miler set to go
(Sat. May 3rd. @ 10am) starts from the firehall in
South Bar (head through the Pier on Victoria Road, and continue along the water,
it’ll be on your right). The course starts
there, heads back in to the Pier to the fire hall
there, turns around and back to the start. It
is relatively flat, but there are a few little
“testers” of hills, and there is often a headwind on
the way back.
5 miles (8K) is a great
distance for any of you planning to do the Cabot
For any swimmers – I am going
to hop on my bike right after the swim and bike
there (about 12Km) if anyone is interested in
traveling to the race that way.
completely different subject, CONGRATULATIONS to all
the Cape Breton runners who went to Boston this year. It’s quite
something to be part of such a prestigious race and
we are proud of you all: Lauchie MacKinnon,
Allan MacKenzie, Eric Power, John MacKinnon, Karen
MacDonald, Shane MacRae, Steven Van Nostrand, George
Jessen (apologies if I missed anyone).
Come on out and support the
Belmac race. A lot of work goes into these
races, and they won’t continue to exist unless we
show up for them. And remember, last place
person gets the biggest cheer!! So there’s no
such thing as “too slow”.
see you there.
request from Alex Tessier
THE DREAM AUTISM AWARENESS CAMPAIGN
I am emailing you on
behalf of Run the Dream, which is a coast-to-coast run
by 24-years-old Jonathan Howard to raise awareness
about Autism Spectrum Disorders and fundraise for
charities that support children with Autism and their
families. Attached is an information package about our
Run with Jonathan events that we are putting
on with schools along Jonathan's route. Along with
schools we are looking for community members to
participate in the events which is where the Cape
Breton Road Runners fit in. It would be excellent if
we could have some local runners run along with
Jonathan as he passes through Cape Breton.
Jonathan will be arriving in North Sydney on May 5th, and
although I realize that this time line is short to say the
least, due to weather in Newfoundland we were unable to
determine our arrival date in Nova Scotia until this week.
If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate
to contact me via email or telephone at 902-444-3887.
Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from
AN EMAIL FROM LUC
The 2008 annual "5 km de la
Francophonie" road race will be held on Sunday March
starting at 1 pm at Etoile de l'Acadie, 15 Inglis,
at 2 pm
by meal and medal presentation
Luc Poirier, directeur
Centre communautaire Étoile de l'Acadie
15, rue Inglis, Sydney (N.-É.) B1P 7C6
Received an email
from one of the finest race directors on the
Cape, the one and only Cindy Trimm.
date set for the "Slush Run" is Saturday, March
1st at the George D. Lewis School. The
start time is 10:00am with
the registration desk opening at 9:00am.
$10.00/person with awards, certificates and chili
luncheon to follow. If you need any other info
just let me know. Hope you can make it!
BOSTON MARATHON 2008
folks winter is half over and the
training for Boston is well under way.
There will be at least 9 capers running in this years
Here are the names so far.Training as a group:(Karen
MacDonald, Allan MacKenzie, Shane MacRae,George
Jessen, and Lauchie McKinnon). Steven Van Nostrand,
John MacKinnon, John Astephen,and Eric Power will also
be making the trip.
are a few
from lasts years race.The Worlds Oldest Annual
It was a rainy and windy day last year."Rain."
Have a look at scenes from the start."Hopkinton".
Are you ready for the infamous "Heartbreak
CABOT TRAIL RELAY
Hi everyone. We are booked
for 3 teams and we now have to send in the balance of
the reg. money.There will be a meeting next Monday,
Feb.4th, 7pm at Brookland Elementary School to collect
money and also make a few anouncements.
There are still a few spots open, maybe 4 or 5.
See you there,
NEWS YEARS DAY "RESOLUTION RUN"
Calling all runners,walkers, joggers,
Start off your New Year right with the
"Resolution Run". This will be a fun-run (no
times kept) starting at 2pm on New Year's
Day,meeting at the YMCA on Charlotte. in Sydney.
Route will be announced at the start. There will
be a 5 and 10K option. All ages and skill levels
Hoping to see you all there!! If you need any
information, please get in touch.
A MESSAGE FROM CHRIS MILBURN A.K.A.
The Cape Breton Crawling
Crustacea swimming club will be holding it’s pre-Xmas
get-together on Tuesday Dec 18th at
Bunker’s Peanut Bar, above Governor’s Restaurant on
the Esplanade. This will start at approximately
All local runners and cyclists
are invited to come and join us.
Hope to see you there…
CABOT TRAIL RELAY MEETING DEC 3RD 2007
A message from Peter Hanna.
Where to Run In Cape Breton: We have received a number of
e-mails from new runners in our area enquiring about
"where to run?" Variety is the spice of life and
running the same route every day can be a little
boring. One running family mentioned that,"with all
the beautiful scenery we have here on Cape Breton, I
bet someone knows of some out-of-the-way, quiet,
scenic roads/paths/lanes that are great for running
on, that perhaps they could share with the rest of
us." We would like to compile a list and
description of your favourite running routes that we
could put up on the website. Drop us a line.
Photos: We are testing out a new page on the
website featuring photos of club members. This
is a work in progress so bear with us. Let us know
what you think. Send us your photos!!
Running Profiles: One of our Club's goals is to promote
running. A way to accomplish this is to pay
tribute to runners from our area. Each month we
will attempt to do "Running Profiles" on some of our
members. There will be no "special" criteria on
who gets profiled. We hope to be able to do one on
all our runners eventually. We all deserve to be
recognized for the time and effort we put into our
running, whatever our accomplishments. We hope to
be able to do running profiles on legends, families,
couples, pets, etc. The list goes on and on.
We just want to celebrate with you what you have
achieved. If you know anyone, yourself
included, who we can profile, drop us a line.
Marathon Times:We have added a new page to the website
to record club members marathon times from the different
races they participate in. Send us your times!!
Club Membership: As time goes on, our club continues to
grow. Nice to see the ever increasing interest in
running in our local area. Over the past number of
months we have received numerous e-mails with regards to
the benefits of joining our Running Club. As with
most running clubs, our objective is to promote and
encourage running as a sport and as part of a healthy
lifestyle. In promoting our sport, there are a
number of areas that might be of some interest to both
new and veteran members alike: a running or
training program designed by some of the more
knowlegeable runners; group training runs for specific
race distances; articles on training and racing with a
local flavour; basically anything that might interest
A membership committee has been
formed to address this issue consisting of: Shaun
Shea,Cathy Chisolm and Millie Snow. If any of
you folks have a suggestion or two please forward them
to the WebMaster and they will be relayed to the
membership committee. Remember, it's your Club!
WHAT HAS HAPPENED
RUN" was a huge
success.For a look at the results please
If you would like to see a few
pics, all you have to do is click on Shaun
Fiddlers Run will be a go.
for results as they happen!!!
A number of Cape Breon
roadrunners did extremely well at this years PEI
marathon. Leading the way for the Cape was
speedster Donnie MacIntyre finishing in a
excellent time of 2:56:06 which was good enough
for 3rd place.
Evan MacLeod, "in his first
marathon" ran an impressive 3:09:34 for
11th place... a long six seconds later,
Evan's training partner, Allan MacKenzie, tied
for 12th spot with Shane MacRae in a time of
Now folks that is pretty impressive running. All
these guys trained hard together and they all
ran personal bests.
veteran, John Astephen, ran a 3:32:51,Mary
Tanya Barrette a 3:45:44 and her training
partner,Christine Macdonald completed the
classic distance in a time of 3:47:05.
we had 7 Capers running in PEI and they are
all going to BOSTON!!!
to go folks!!!!
a complete look at the results you may go here.
Dakai Wins ladies
division of Valley Harvest Provincial Marathon
Dakai, won the Nova Scotia provincial championship
marathon in a time of 3:25:41 beating her personal best by
more than seven minutes.Extremely confident running,
especially since Carol had a bit of a flu bug going on
before the race.Carol intends on improving her personal
best at Boston, where she plans to run at least 3:20 :00.
if her training partners have anything to do with it!!
I might add
that Carols training partners, Karen
MacDonald,"Triathonman" Donnie MacIntyre, Shane MacRae,
George Jessen , Lauchie McKinnon, and making a guest
appearance every now and then, Evan MacLeod and Allan
MacKenzie, will all be going to Boston ...it will
definitely be a blast.
Also at the Valley Harvest
marathon, George Jessen ran a personal best of
3:25:10, a 22 minute improvement over his previous best.
and last but not
McKinnon, ran a comfortable 3:00:29.
In the half
marathon, Peter Hanna led the way for the Cape in a
time of 1:39:43 followed by Cecil Snow in 1:50:35
Maclean in 2:28:09.
folks, keep up the great work!!!
Results for the
Valley Harvest Weekend are here.