RSO Outdoor Speed Championships update; No events will be held today Saturday.
It is not raining as of 6.00am but the track is wet and due to the high humidity it will take quite a while to dry. Further, rain and thunderstorms are expected to being around 11.00.am.
On Sunday, theree will begin a reduced # of events program with a minimum of atleast one sprint and one distance event.
The day will begin as usual as planned with the general warm-up at 8:00am and 300-meter time trials at 8:25am.
Age categories with very low entries may be combined for racing but the results will be tabulated as separate events.
The Toronto Inline Skating Club is hosting the Roller Sports Ontario Speed Championships this weekend. Click here for more information on the event.
Last weekend, Canadian skaters were busy with races in Detroit MI, Trexlertown PA, Elkhart IN, and Quebec.
At the Wolverine Inline Marathon in Detroi, Toronto Inline’s Sarah Hopkins placed 2nd overall in the Pro Women’s category and Morgan Williams finished 4th overall. [Mike Smith’s pictures] [Bont NA pictures & report] [Candy Wong’s pictures] [Report]
Toronto’s Morgan Williams in 4th place at the Wolverine Inline Marathon- photo from Glenn Koshi
Herb gayle and Peter Doucet competed in the Eastern Seaboard Serie #1. Herb Gayle finished 2nd overall in the Pro Veteran’s race, bested by USA’s Jeff Foster. [Pictures and report] [Race video] [Series website]
Herb Gayle (in green) mid-pack during the Pro Master/ Veteran’s race at the Eastern Seaboard Series
Herb Gayle then competed in The Great Race 10k and Half Marathon. Gayle earned two more podium finishes with double bronze medal performances against some speedy competition. [10k results] [10k video] [Half Marathon results] [Half Marathon report]
Completing the weekend was the Quebec Cup. Skaters raced 300-meter, 1km, and 10km points races. The top female skater was Morgane Echardour while Benoit Letourneau took the top honours on the men’s side. [VRL Le Club’s pictures] [Quebec Cup website]
Racing in the Quebec Cup- photo from VRL Le Club
‘Intravenous infusion is prohibited. In an acute medical situation where this method is deemed necessary, a retroactive Therapeutic Use Exemption will be required‘. [Read more on FIRS]
Here are some forms for the RSO Outdoor Provincials. The racing takes place over the weekend of May 31st- June 1st at Christ The King 200-meter track in Toronto. Note that entry fees go up after May 19th.
– Information on distances and age categories
– General information (where, where, accommodations)
– Entry form
You can now find the RSC Canadian Outdoor Speed Championships forms and information below.
1- Outdoor Entry form- Track Racing– Harriston, Ontario
2- Age Category, Distances, & Event Information (Some changes)
3- World Team Trial Entry Form
4- Canada Day Marathon & Half Marathon Entry Form– Cambridge, Ontario
5- Nationals Accommodation Information
Please note the deadline dates for entry on the forms.
***PLEASE NOTE: Anyone wishing to enter the Canadian Track Championships must be a National Level Member of RSC 30 days before the competition***
Canadian skaters were busy this weekend with two races on the calendar- the Trillium 10k in Mount Forest, Ontario on Saturday and the Festival Roller Marathon in Montreal on Sunday.
The first race- the Trillium 10k- took place on Satuday. Toronto Inline Skating Club‘s Sarah Hopkins won the women’s race well ahead of club-mate Melissa Maas. Paisley Perrie finished 3rd in the women’s category Peter Doucet beat out Jesse Pauley for the overall win. Placing 3rd was Morgan Williams. The top-3 overall finishers are from the Toronto Inline Skating Club. [Trillium 10 results]
Sarah Hopkins on her way to victory at the Trillium Runs 10k in Mount Forest- photo from Peter Doucet- Speed Skate World
Hopkins won her second event in as many days on Sunday’s Montreal’s Festival Roller Marathon. Montreal’s Morgane Echardour placed 2nd. Bailin Xie topped off the top-3 women. On the men’s side, it was short track speed skater World Cup medalist Olivier Jean who took top honours with a time of 1 hour 13 minutes, beating out national team member Mathieu Giroux. Rounding off the top 3 is Ottawa’s Benoit Letourneau. [Montreal Festival Roller results] [Pictures]
The Roller Sports Ontario (RSO) Outdoor Series is kicking off next weekend in Ottawa. The first of four events is taking place on Sunday, May 18th at the Aylmer track in Hull, right across the bridge from Ottawa.
Visit the RSO website for all the updated forms and information sheets.
The 2009 World Outgames are taking place in Copenhagen, Denmark. Click here for information on roller racing. You can now register for the event.
The Outgames take place from July 25th to August 2nd 2009. There will be tournaments and competitions in 38 different sports disciplines for competitors at all skill levels. There will also be a wide variety of cultural events including performances, exhibitions and parties.