MARS Muddy Mayhem

Hoyas at the Muskoka Mud Run

Hoyas at the Muskoka Mud Run

The mud has been flying on MARS.

The Huntsville Hoyas XC Season is winding down.  The team ran its second last race as a full team yesterday at The Muskoka Parry Sound Championships.  Huntsville won the overall boys and girls teams award, the overall team award and won each race except the midget boys race.  Great running Hoyas.  The hosts in Parry Sound always put on a great race and this year was no exception.

The Hoyas head to Duntroon next Wednesday to compete in the GBSAA XC Championships, a qualifying race for the OFSAA (Provincial) Championships.  The top two teams and next best 4 individuals in each race qualify for OFSAA.  If the Hoyas qualify runners for OFSAA they will depart for Waterloo Friday October 31 and will race Saturday November 1.  Go Hoyas!

MARS Masters runners continue to work hard half way through our XC season.  We meet Tuesday/Thursday and Saturday mornings at Conroy Park.  Workout details and start times listed at Calendar tab.  Our next race is Sunday November 2 at Sunnybrook Park in Toronto.  Car pool will depart at 9 am and the race is at 1 pm.  We are usually home by 5 pm.  Details of the race can be found here. 


Masters Runners at Taylor Creek XC

The Ontario Cross Country Championships are Sunday November 16 at Fireman’s Park in Niagara Falls.  Entry deadline is November 10. Technical package can be found here.  The races are open to bantam age (born 2001 or later) all the way up to masters (30 or older).  Course maps can be found here.

Good luck to anyone running the Toronto Watefront Marathon or Half Marathon this weekend.  MARSian Martina Morton will be racing.  She will also be joining a group of 8 heading to the Boston Marathon in April.

Come join us at Huntsville Active Living Center Friday October 24 from 6:30-8 pm to meet 3 Time Olympian, Three Time World Cross Country Champion and Olympic Bronze Medalist, Lynn Jennings.  Lynn will tell the story of her journey and will also answer questions.  There will also be two opportunities to run with Lynn for MARS members.  Friday October 25 we will head out for an easy run at 7 am from Conroy Park.  Saturday October 25 she will take part in a MARS practice at a special 9-11 am time slot, along with the Huntsville Hoyas.  Details here.

See you on the trails, roads and in the mud….


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