Muskoka Algonquin Runners opened their masters XC season with a 5K race at Taylor Creek today. For the third year in a row our club was introduced as “a new team”, this time “wearing nice uniforms”. The club represented itself well, winning the Men’s 40-49 race by 4 points over powerhouse University of Toronto Track Club, coming second in the women’s 30-39 and third in the women’s 50-59 race. In total, 13 local runners journeyed to Toronto on a warm fall day to compete.
MARS workouts continue this week. Tuesday’s run will happen at 6:30 am at Arrowhead Park, where we will run the Hoya Hills XC Invitational course as a 6 or 9K tempo run prior to the Hoya Hills XC Invitational (for elementary and secondary schools) that begins at 10 am. Thursday’s run will start at its usual time (6:15am) and location (Conroy Track). On Saturday, the club will participate in The Muskoka Mud Run in Bracebridge.
The club supports the annual Hoya Hills XC Invitational and this year has equalized all girls and boys distances to promote equality in sport. This is the high school team’s first race of the year. They have been working hard and are keen to get started. Come out and cheer on the runners September 29 at Arrowhead!
See you on the roads and trails…