MARs at the Collingwood Half & 10k

MARs had a strong showing at the Collingwood Half Marathon and 10k this past weekend, with fifteen members and many other Huntsville locals making the trip south to race. Here are a few of their results!

In the half, several runners claimed personal bests, with others conquering the distance for the first time. Katie Barkey (hi!) ran 1:41:28, thanks to pacing by Lowell ‘Dr. Angry’ Greib. Close behind were Terri O’Brien (1:48:03), Nancy Edson (1:51:42), and Holly Sundy (1:53:19). Power couple Kevin and Tannis Wettlaufer finished neck and neck in 1:56:40 and 1:57:05, respectively. It should be noted that Tannis also summited Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa, last month, alongside MARs member Tina Steele and two other Huntsville women. #nobigdeal #kindofabigdeal

Also in the half were Kirstin Thomas (2:05:00), Susan Bobyk (2:08:21), Stacy Tinkler (2:22:54), and Stephanie Harvey (2:28:50). Way to work, ladies!

Last but not least, in the 10k, Kat Ahokas cruised to 1st female and 9th overall in 40:26.  Also running were Cecilia Castillo (1:00:57), Rose Evans (1:01:41), and Alicia Cox (1:08:15). Congrats to these women as they continue to achieve new distances and PRs.

Regular Tuesday and Thursday workouts continue at 6:15 am along with varying Saturday and Sunday long runs. Be sure to check TeamSnap for specifics.

Finally, don’t forget, the next Cross Country race is the Sunnybrook 4k this Sunday, October 15th. Meet at the Summit Centre for 9 am. Be sure to register soon (before Pierre does it for you).

http://ontariomasters.ca/competitions/cross-country/don-farquharson-memorial-4k/

See you on the roads!

MARs kicks off XC Season at Taylor Creek

Muskoka Algonquin Runners kicked off the 2017 Cross Country season at Taylor Creek 5k this past weekend. Six runners made the trip to East York to race. In attendance was Andre Boudreault, Brian Gray, Tony Marra, Pierre Mikhail, Mary Unsworth and Chris Watson.

Chris Watson led the group, finishing in 17:25 and 5th overall. Tony Marra finished in the top 30 in 19:54, with Mary Unsworth close behind him. Mary was the 3rd female overall, running 20:04. Close behind was Brian Gray (21:48), Pierre Mikhail (21:54), and Andre Boudreault (23:11). The 40-49 men did the club proud with a 2nd place team finish. Congratulations, runners!

Next race is the Sunnybrook 4k on Sunday October 15th. Be sure to get in on the fun (and one of Tony Marra’s signature selfies).

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