Nearly 6000 runners ran down historic Yonge Street in Toronto this morning in the Yonge Street 10K. After an emotional moment of silence for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings, the runners flew down the fast course on a crisp “spring” morning. Among a local contingent of 13 runners, senior high school runners Orion Austrup, Ben Forestell and Josh Stevens represented their school and community superbly. Josh (34:31) and Ben (34:38) finished 37th and 39th overall respectively, and Orion had a personal best of 41:58. Pierre Mikhail also managed a top 100 result (77th) with a time of 36:59. Also representing Muskoka were Monique Charlton (49:18), Terri Tebby (50:18), Allison O’Mara (50:18), Catherine Smith (51:25), Sheena Branigan (52:06), Emma Burton (55:02), Hannah Mikhail (57:53), Katelin Forbes (58:54), and David Morin (1:07:15).
Muskoka Algonquin Runners meets Tuesday mornings at 6:30 am at Conroy Track and 9 am Sunday mornings at the lower gates of Arrowhead Park. Runners of all abilities are welcome. Beginning in summer the club plans to offer a training program to get runners (adult and high school) ready for the fall cross country running season. Come out and join us!
Huntsville High School Runners Orion Austrup, Ben Forestell and Josh Stevens at the finish of the Yonge Street 10K