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]