Sunday, 27 September 2015

H+P at the 2015 Laurier Loop

The team had a great time at the 2015 Laurier Loop.  We didn't originally intend on entering this race together as a unit, but everything fell into place the week before, and we sure are glad that it did.  We ended up winning the 5K OA for males and females, the 10K OA for females, and entered two solid open teams who ended up walking away 1st (out of 1, but still!).

Here are the complete team results:

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- Coach Sean came in 1st OA with a time of 17:10
- Nick Burt was 3rd OA in a new PB of 17:52
- Coach Gill came in 1st OA with a time of 20:00
- Martin Chimmel came in with a MASSIVE new PB of 20:01.  This is especially impressive considering that he ran 38 minutes last year at a weight 100lbs heavier than he his now.  What a difference a year of hard work can make; congrats to you Martin!


- Jan De Visser was in 5th for the team, placing 1st in his AG with a time of 21:17.
- Brian was in next with a solid 22 minute 5K, placing 3rd in his AG.
- Howie came in with a time of 23:19, good enough for 3rd in his competitive AG.
- Manny was right behind, running 23:39 and WINNING her AG!
- Ed ran a strong time just under 25 minutes, good for 3rd in his AG.
- Candice had an outstanding win for her AG with a time of 26:06.

- Cari and Laura continue to battle hard in the season-long #CariVsLaura challenge!  After Laura took the win at the 15K ENDURrun stage, Cari was able to bounce back and beat her rival by 11 seconds!  Cari ran 26:45 and Laura ran 26:56, leveling the score to a 1-1 tie.  They are going head-to-head again at Oktoberfest and Remember Run, as well as the overall series in the Battle of Waterloo 3! 

- Derek Hergott, coming back from a stress fracture, held himself back from running (which was not easy!) and walked the 5K course in 37 minutes!

- Payton had a great return to action, running 45:56.  She was not only first for the team, but top 10 OA and FIRST PLACE for all females!
- Paul Gonsalves came in with a very solid 47:38, placing 3rd in his AG.
- Vicki used the 10K as a progression training run, but still managed to place 2nd in her AG with a time of 49:49.
- Kevin Post ran a strong 53:12 (in bare feet no less)!
- Anand Langalia ran a strong 55 minute 10K, good for 2nd in his AG!
- Steve ran as a guide, helping her achieve an outstanding new PB of 1:05:12!


- In the 4x2.5K category, Jordan, Mike Piazza, Mike Hewitson and Craig Kingston ran a strong combined 39:09 10K!

- Our 5K open team consisting of Sean, Nick, Gill, Martin and Jan was first with an average time of 19:17.

- Our 10K open team consisting of Payton, Paul, Vicki, Anand and Steve was first with an average time of 53:01!

Up next for the team: Oktoberfest 5K and 10K!

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Sunday, 20 September 2015

September 19th-20th, 2015

Another weekend, another few days of H+P racing all over the place!  We were competing in road races, finishing off the multi-sport season, and tackling ultras.  Here's how we did:

That Dam Hill 24 hour

Steve Parke (who else) had an outstanding performance.  He won the race OA with 190.5K.  He also had an impressive 100M split of 16:28:10.

Harvest Half and Quarter Marathon
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In the half, Nick Burt had a great race, placing 4th OA and 2nd in his AG with a time of 1:26.

Mike Piazza, using it as a training run, posted a strong 1:33.  This put him in 8th OA and 1st in his AG.

Andrea tried to run this half at MP.  She was in 3rd for the team, and our first female runner with a 1:37.  This was good enough for 3rd OA and to win her AG.

Jan came in with a very solid 1:39 which placed in 4th in his AG.

Vicki ran a solid 1:45, good for 5th on the team, and 2nd in her AG.

Andrew Heij was back in action, running 1:50 and placing 5th in his AG.

Tracey Kuchma had a very strong race.  She ran 1:54 and won her AG!

Manny was in next with a strong 1:58 placing 5th in her AG.

Brian Wetzler made the jump up to a longer distance than he's used to, posting a strong 2:05!

Heather Heij came in with a very solid 3:12 finish, completing the top 10 for the team!

In the quarter, Paul had a strong return to racing after some time away.  He posted a 51:50, good enough for 3rd place OA!

Eaton Downtown Dash

Coach Sean ran 16:55 and placed 4th OA.

Gill ran her 3rd fastest time ever, coming in with a time of 19:26.  This was good for 2nd OA.

Holger battled the wind and heavy legs from his marathon build, but still posted a very strong 19:55,
winning his AG.

Niagara Barrelman Triathlon

Luke had a great race, averaging over 39km/h on the bike and posting just over a 1:30 half marathon.  This brought him in 6th OA and 1st in his very deep AG.

Lucas had a strong race, winning his AG with a time of 5:19.

Montreal Marathon

David Layden had an outstanding debut in the marathon, running 3:49!

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Up next for the team...the WLU Loop!


Sunday, 13 September 2015

Early September Racing

With our massive fall team races on the horizon (Oktoberfest, Road2Hope, STWM), our team was all over the place this weekend tuning up the legs.  Here are our full results:

Yorkville Run: National Road 5K Championships

-Adam had an OUTSTANDING performance.  Up against some of the best runners in Canada
(including Olympian Matt Hughes), Adam proved he belongs among the top runners in the country.  He posted a new road 5K PB and club record of 14:51.  The winning time was 14:16- Adam was in the hunt the entire race!
- Women's club record holder Stephanie Hortian had a very solid 18:21 finish.
- Brendan Hancock was back in action, posting a great 16:24.

Zoo Run 5K:
Kristin Marks posted an outstanding new personal best of 23:52, good for 3rd in a very competitive AG.

Zoo Run 10K:
Coming off ENDURrun, RunnerRob had a very solid 10K just over 34 minutes, good for 7th OA in what was a stacked field.

The men's team had a dominant performance in the race.  They won the team competition by placing 1 through 6th place OA!
- Iron Luke's training partner won the event OA in 31:45
- Jordan came in second OA with a very solid 32:02
- Greg was close behind Jordan for 3rd OA in 32:33
- Nick showed he has recovered well form his marathon and knee injury, running 32:44
- Luke ran a very strong 32:49 for 5th OA
- Chris came in right behind, almost 2 minutes ahead of 7th place with a time of 33:33

- Maddie Hobson had a GREAT race for the team as well, winning her AG!

- In the 12K, Heidi had a great race, conquering the course to complete one of her longest runs to date, and still managed to win her AG!

Lakeside Triathlon
- Eric Lucko had a strong 1:14 finish, placing in the top 30 and 7th in his AG.

5Peaks Kortright
- Jonathan Fugelsang posted a great performance in the 7K, winning his AG and placing 6th OA!
- Jessica ran a great half marathon, placing 13th OA and winning her AG as well!

Springbank Half
- Holger posted a very solid 1:30 performance

Challenge Cedar Point
- Tracy posted an outstanding performance.  Battling the wind and harsh conditions that saw Saturday's races cancelled, she still managed a 10th OA and 1st in AG finish!

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