TBN Holds Monthly Marathon In Ideal Conditions

The TBN Monthly Marathon was held yesterday at Hamilton Beach in Burlington. The weather was beautiful as a dozen skaters took to the lake-front trail in Burlington.

Read more & view photos here; Report- TBN’s Hamilton Beach Monthly Marathon.

Photo from Peter Doucet/ SpeedSkateWorld.com

Toronto’s Herb Gayle Skates To Podium Finish In Minnesota

Toronto’s Herb Gayle finished 3rd overall in the Baxter Inline Marathon.

It was a beautiful morning and a great day for racing in Baxter.  Thanks to Terry and Jeanne Holm for putting on a great race, as usual.

Herb Gayle- extreme right in green & white- in the finish for 3rd- photo by Andy Uttke, shared by InlineSkateMpls

Results & Pictures- RSO Outdoor Series #2- Toronto

Earlier today, the RSO Outdoor Series made its second stop of the year in Toronto.

The race was held at the venue that will play host to the upcoming Canadian Championships in early July. Click here for results & pictures.

The series’ next race is scheduled for July in Ottawa. Dates will be announced soon.

500-meters- Left to right: Nick Pelych, Shannon Ford Smith, Amanda Tickner, and David Rudniski- photo by Peter Doucet/ SpeedSkateWorld.com

Help Protect Montreal’s Gilles Villeneuve Track

Maintient du Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve pour l’entraînement des cyclistes / Keep Gilles-Villeneuve Circuit for Cyclist Track

We, the undersigned, oppose the new devices installed on the Gilles-Villeneuve circuit to restrict the speed of cyclists. The Gilles-Villeneuve circuit is the only place in Montreal where competitive cyclists can train. This decision hinders the development of local athletes in cycling and in triathlon. Furthermore, this decision jeopardises the safety of road users and of these athletes because it forces them to relocate their training to busier roads or bike paths that are used by leisure cyclists.

Two First Place Medals For Breanna Pratt

Breanna Pratt recently competed in a Roller Figure Skating Competition in Waterford, Michigan, where she achieved two first place finishes! The first one was in Juvenile B Figures. The second was in the Juvenile B Freestyle. Sincere congratulations to Breanna for a job well done!

Randy Plett Injured- Now Recovering

Winnipeg’s Randy Plett was recently injured in a mountain biking accident. He suffered a broken neck (C 6 & 7). Thankfully he is expected to make a full recovery. He underwent surgery and is now in recovery.

Roller Sports Canada and the entire Canadian roller community would like to extend to Randy best wishes for a prompt recovery.

Read more using the following links-

Randy Plett- photo by Herb Gayle, shared by InlineSkateMpls

Canadian Records Fall At Roller Sports Ontario Outdoor Speed Championships

Sarah Hopkins and Peter Doucet set new Canadian records in the 15km elimination races at this past weekend’s Roller Sports Ontario Outdoor Speed Championships.

In the women’s 15km elimination race, Sarah Hopkins and Morgane Echardour traded leads and pushed the pace. Leaving the finish to a sprint at the end of the race, Echardour looked poised to take the win and the record, but Hopkins put enough pressure on Echardour so that the inside line would open up. Hopkins claimed the win and the record. Hopkins’ time was about 28-minute 40-seconds.

Sarah Hopkins was also part of the weekend’s record setting women’s relay team with Morgane Echardour & Dominique Lalonde.

Peter Doucet set the15km elimination race make by setting a fast speed from the gun. He pushed the pace & lapped the entire field. He came in with a time of 25-minutes 35-seconds.

The two-day weekend competitiong took place in Harriston at the Canadian Inline Training Centre. The RSO Outdoor Speed Championships served as Ontario skaters’ qualifier for the upcoming Roller Sports Canada Outdoor Speed Championships.

Travis Shaw leads Camilo Echeverri and Jade Pauley in the Senior World Class 500-meter heats. Echeverri and Shaw finished 1-2 in the heat as well as in the A-final- photo SpeedSkateWorld.com Peter Doucet

Race officials- photo SpeedSkateWorld.com Peter Doucet

Morgane Echardour leads Sarah Hopkins in the Senior World Class Women’s 10km points/ elimination race. Echardour and Hopkins traded wins in the long races, with Echardour winning the 10km and Hopkins winning the 15km- photo SpeedSkateWorld.com Peter Doucet