Wednesday, 23 October 2013

H+P at the Oktoberfest Run

As you already know, we had a great experience as a team at the 2013 Oktoberfest Run.  CLICK HERE to see the results.  

The team's individual results were also quite impressive.  As a team, we set a PB in the number of PB's we set (OR PBPB for short).  The final count is 11, 16 for the weekend.  All the personal bests are highlighted.  Here are the results:

Coach Dyce had a huge break through performance, finishing 3rd overall with a new PB of 36:05

Graham Dunn also broke through, having never cracked 40mins, he finished in 38:57 and 3rd in his AG

Val crushed the 10K, running 40:45, placing 3rd overall, 1st in her AG, and achieving a new PB as well!

Adam Dixon ran a 42-something in the 10K, another PB!

Juan Carlos has come a long way after spending almost a year on the DL, coming in at 51:02 

Helen Stubbs showed what consistent training can do- she came in at 47:20, a PB of 1.5 minutes!

Dragan also reaped the benefits of a summer of consistent training- he finished in 45:36, also a PB of 1.5 minutes!

Emily Hunter had a great return to racing after spending a number of months on the DL- she ran 49:00, and new PB, and placed top 5 in her AG

Alex Ni had a great race despite his busy schedule and limited ability to train, coming in at 47:20 

Coach Sean ran 17:04, 4th overall, 1st in his AG

Kevin "no-train" Grotheer ran 19:16 on literally no training, good enough for 4th in his AG

Coach Gill had a great race, coming in at 20:09, a new personal best by about 30s!

Dave crushed the 5K running 20:17, a new personal best!

Kevin Post also PB'd coming in at 25:18!

Brandon Shrigley had a great race, coming in well under 22 minutes

Nicole Shrigley ran a solid 23:27 despite just racing a few days before at WCSSAA

Ed Shrigley prooved he is now 100% back form injury, running 24:14

Candice battled through her injury, coming in at 25 minutes, and placing 2nd in her AG!

Gail, once again, placed second in her AG, coming in well under 29 minutes

Ross Willard had a excellent H+P debut, placing 6th in his AG!

Lori battled hard, and ended up placing 4th in her category with a new PB!

Mike Hewitson ran 23:59, just seconds off his PB from the day before (therefore this counts as a PB weekend!)

Laura Richards battled through a tough knee injury to finish 2nd in her category (also just coming off a huge PB from the day before).

Monday, 21 October 2013

H+P on the trails (Oct 17th- 20th)

It wasn't just road racing this weekend, H+P had a number of runners ripping up the trails as well!

Vulture Bait

At the Vulture Bait 25K, Dave Rutherford had an excellent bounce-back season finale, coming in at 1:50, good enough for 4th overall! RESULTS

Natalie Veras also had an excellent performance.  With only 4 weeks of solid training, she managed to complete her first 50K on tough course, and tougher day.  Great work!

Trek or Treat

Mike Hewitson and Laura Richards decided to warm up for the Oktoberfest with a 5K night trail race in Collingwood the night before.  Bad place for a PB, right?  WRONG!  Mike ran 23:56, and Laura ran 25:25- new personal bests for both of them! RESULTS.


Nicole Shrigley and her team from KCI had a dominant performance- they won the championships with 16 points, the second place team coming in with 61 points!  Nicole finished the 4K in under 20 minutes!

H+P at the Oktoberfest Run

The team had an amazing time at the Oktoberfet 5 and 10K  With over 20 athletes running for the team, it was great having each other there for support and to help chase some PB's. 

The individual results will come soon (and the number of personal bests was just silly), but here is how we did as a team:

Some of the H+P Oktoberfest team post-race

The 5K team ended up with an average time of 18:51, coming in first place!  CLICK for results.

The 10K team had an average time of 38:39, also coming in first place! CLICK for results

On a side note, it is also great to see our top H+P female runners rounding out the top 3 and scoring points for both of our teams.  Coach Gill placed 3rd in the 5K for us, running 20:11, and Val placed 3rd in the 10K for us, running 40:48 (both personal bests).  Great work girls!

H+P at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

We had 3 H+P runners with gutsy efforts at the they are:

Click HERE for the full results.

First up, Jeremy Tracey had an excellent result in his second marathon.  While he wanted more from his race, he did manage to take over 80 minutes (yes 80!) from his time from last year, coming in with a time of 4:06.  He also comfortably PB'd en route in the half marathon- a PB he just achieved in May of this year.  Congrats!

Mike Piazza had an awesome performance, coming in with a huge personal best of 3:08, achieving his goal of going sub- 3:10.  He also managed to place in the top 30 in a very competitive AG.  Great work Mike!

Finally, a HUGE congrats goes to Susan Ludwig.  She was part of our beginner run group last year.  When we first started, she struggled with running for 1 minute, and walking for five.  With a year of hard training, she managed to work up to running the marathon yesterday in a very respectable time.  On top of this, Susan was inspired to race in order to raise money for Lupus research- a cause very close to her heart.  In the end, she doubled her original goal, raising over $1000.  Congrats Susan!  

Monday, 7 October 2013

H+P at Run for the Toad

Just one race for the team this weekend- The Run for the Toad.  

25K Results
50K Results

Here's how the team did:

Graham Dunn had great 50K, throwing down 4 consistent loops to help him finish in 4:40, placing 32nd overall and 7th in his AG.

Dave Rutherford came into the race without really preparing, and just planning on having fun and seeing what happens.  Despite not having the proper preparation, he still managed to run over 43K (only stopping when it was no longer enjoyable) and put in 3 speedy loops in around the hour mark.

In the 25K, Gill wanted to test her abilities to run 5mins/K pace on tougher-than-normal terrain.  WELL, she did just that: putting two loops together in 1:02, averaging exactly 5mins/K.  This was good enough for 4th in her AG!

Craig also competed in the 25K.  He posted two loops in under 1 hour, bringing it home in 1:56 and 6th place in his AG!

Linda had a great 1st Toad- she came in under 2:30, and placed 9th in her AG- nice job!