It was a cool and wet day underfoot at Fort Henry in Kingston (Ontario). Erin V. ran an excellent race, finishing in 30th place against women up to four years older than her. Erin ran her fastest time ever for 6km this day, 22:36; a time that would be the envy of many university athletes. Noah H. also had a fine run, running his fastest time ever for 6km in the youth race. Jennie BP ran in her final cross country race as a team-eligible junior woman and she can look back with pride at running for Canada three times, including the World Junior Championships in 2015 in China. Congratulations on a fine junior cross country career, Jennie.
Greetings and Salutations!
Please use the link below to access the Workout Schedule for the Senior Distance Group. Note: The double-asterisked dates have not been carved in stone…. I left my rock-chipper at school; they are roughly correct based on past experience; any changes and I will let you know.
– Scottie R
Following up on the fine performances at MHSAA, the Senior distance group continued it’s winning ways.
Here is a brief summary of the Age Class Championships held on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at Harbourview:
Erin Valdardson – Senior Women (Running two age classes up)
Josh Samyn – Youth Men
Sierra Sutherland – Youth Women
Ceci Howes – Midget Women
Notables to the top 13
Jack Taylor – 4
Alyssa Moon – 4
Noel Kendle – 5
Heath Kurys -5
Jasper Roadley – 7
Naomi Epp – 7
Justin Benjamin – 8
Brooke Lambert – 11
Peter Kolodziez – 11
Robert Bornn – 12
Ella Thompson – 12
Karanbir Rangi – 13
In the team category, WOA teams won the team championships in the Youth Men, Midget Men, Midget Women, and Bantam Men categories.
Happy Halloween Everyone!!!!!!
I want to congratulate all of our athletes who ran in the Chris McCubbins Cross Country Championships this Saturday. All of our athletes ran hard through the one foot deep mud and steep slippery hills. This was a very tough race, but our Junior Development Cross Country Team was ready for the challenge.
I want to recognize our Junior Development Cross Country Team who participated this weekend, and for some this was their very first race.
Women 2000 Meter Bantam:
5th Reese Tufford
12th Angela Jiang
Woman 3000 Meter Midget:
15th Tiana Swintak
Men 2000 Meter Bantam:
1st Jayden Bryant
5th Ashton Boyle
10th Gavin McCulloch
11th Ethan Cadman
Men 3000 Meter Midget:
12th Graham Nash
14th Kirk Cadman
Junior Development Cross Country Team: Pizza after practice on Thursday.
I would like to extend my congratulations to Coach Radley’s athletes who certainly set the bar really high this year with some amazing finishes this weekend. Great Running!!!!
WOA Coaching Staff (Junior Development / Intermediate Middle Distance)
Fun Fact…. Gals from our training group have won the varsity girls race for the past eight years, and the junior varsity girls race for the past four years!
Athletes from the senior middle distance group who finished among the top twenty:
Cecilia Howes – 1
Margrett Watt – 8
Brooke Lambert – 19
Will Boyle – 3
Erin Valgardson – 1
Sierra Sutherland – 3
Alyssa Moon – 8
Tristan Chambers – 10
Ella Thompson – 13
Sila Rogan – 18
Noah Hoffman – 4
Jack Taylor – 5
Jasper Roadley – 7
Noel Kendle – 10
Karanbir Rangi – 17
Justin Benjamin – 20
The snow shall soon fly, The plucky distance runners still run. And yet, they are a hardy lot….
The rescheduled High School XC Championships are nigh.
Through the snow… It does not seem fun.
But of course! Their crazy coach is named Scott.
The snow shall soon fly,
The plucky distance runners still run.
And yet, they are a hardy lot….
A Message from Gee-ef. (Intermediate Power-Speed)
Thank you to all of you that have been diligently buying into the program and showing up regularly. That being said, I wanted to clarify our training dates and times to avoid confusion. We train the following days:
Monday @ 5:30pm
Wednesday @ 5:30pm
Thursday @ 5:30pm
Sunday @ 12:00 pm
These are the only times and days that we train. I will not be providing alternate workouts or providing workouts ahead of time. I will also not be providing workouts or watching workouts if you show up on a day that is not on our schedule. If a day is missed, it is not the end of the world, just attempt to show up to the next date available. If there are any questions email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Junior Development Workout Times
All JD practices are at Max Bell Centre this week Sept. 26. Mon (5:15 PM), Tuesday 5:30 PM, Wed. 5:15 PM, Thursday at 5:15 PM. Weekend practices for Junior Development Group will be continuing this weekend on Sat, Oct. 1 at 11:00 AM and Sunday, Oct. 2 at Noon with Stephen Katopodis. Practices will be at Max Bell, meet in the portable aluminum stands at the south end of the Jim Daly Fieldhouse.
Intermediate Power-Speed Workout Times
All Intermediate Power Speed practices will be in Max Bell starting Monday, Sept. 26 with practices also Wed., Thursday (all at 5:30 PM start) and also on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016 at 12:00 Noon.
Senior Middle Distance Group Schedule for October 2016 is available…. Click here! See below for extra important training information.
Please note that due to the sun setting earlier, there will be changes to locations and starting times. If you have concerns, please contact me; I can make alternative arrangements for your workout.
During the week, if the weather looks poor, please feel free to text me to see if the workout is still happening. However, only if the weather is unsafe will we cancel. Pack your workout bags with sufficient layers, toques, ear protection, scarves, and mitts. On Saturdays, once we hit October, the alternative location for workouts is the Pan Am Pool at noon if the weather is inclement. We will be in the pool doing deep water running (you would bring $5.00 to get in and a quarter for the locker). To get in the deep end, you need to be able to swim a couple of widths. I will email the morning of, if this is option is occurring at about 9:00am.
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All training groups are resuming training. Some schedules are posted below:
If you need general information, or information about the Intermediate Power-Speed, Junior Development, or Combined Events Group, please contact Wayne McMahon (Home) 204-261-0467 or (Cell) 204-918-6167
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Schedule/Locations for Middle Distance/Cross Country: Middle Distance/Cross Country Group Schedules and Locations
Senior Sprints Information, please contact Rory McIntyre
Senior Jumps and Pole Vault, please contact Alanna Boudreau