Canadians Well Represented At Minnesota Half Marathon & NROC 10K Championship

Canadian skaters performed well at this past weekend’s Minnesota Half Marathon & NROC 10K Championship. The event, which attracted hundreds of skaters, was held over two days.

Morgan Williams led the red & white with top finishes in the Veteran Men’s category by winning both the Half Marathon and the 10km race.

Sarah Hopkins, who recently moved to Calgary, finished 5th in the Pro Women’s race after falling just before the finish. She came back the following day with a 2nd place finish in the 10km race.

New Brunswick’s Nadine Jackson finished 4th in the Master Women’s Half Marathon.

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Morgan Williams (2nd) ready to take the win the Pro Veteran Men’s 10km- photo from Tour de Photo

Padova, Italy To Host World Masters Marathon Championships On September 6th

Padova, Italy is set to host the 2009 World Masters Marathon Championships on September 6th.

Skaters will meet at the at Piazza Mercato at 7:30am to fill in forms and pay entry fees

The starting line is at the  Piazza Mercato Bresseo of Teolo and the competition, which begins at 8:30am, will take place on an 8km circuit.

Age categories include men & women over 30, 40, 50, and 60 years of age. The awards will take place at 12:30pm.

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RSO Series Holds 3rd Race Of The Season

The RSO Series held its 3rd race of the season yesterday.

The competition was held at CITC’s 200-meter banked track in Harriston, Ontario.

Despite a small turnout, the races were excting. In fact, Peter Doucet and Morgane Echardour set the series’ best ever 1500-meter time trial times.

Jade Pauley, who won the 500-meter sprint at the Canadian Championships in early July, continued with his winning ways by winning the 500-meter sprint. Peter Doucet won the 1500-meter time trial and the 10km race. Morgane Echardour was the top female finisher in all three distances, including a 4th place finish in the 10km race.