Nadine Currie Jackson has just returned home from Europe after competing in Dijon, France, at the World Masters Marathon Championships.
The race went very well for her, considering she partially dislocated her shoulder 10 days before the race. The shoulder wasn’t an issue since she had some very aggressive therapy and exercises to get it back into a functional arm swing.
She placed 6th in her category. Her goal was to place in the top ten. So she was pleased with that. Nadine tried to hold on to the attack pack, they got a bit of speed and she lost the draft. She spent the rest of the marathon in the chase pack and won the field sprint to the finish, beating out the France alliance.
Constant Montpellier had some bad luck and was disqualified on the way to the finish line. He would have placed high if that didn’t happen. He skated strong and stayed with the lead pack to the finish.
Constant Montpellier and Nadine Currie Jackson skated with some of the best Masters skaters in the World. Both athletes placed well, with Nadine Currie Jackson finishing in 6th place in her category. Constant Montpellier his group’s final sprint and was gobbled up by a group of skaters with about 100-meters to go.
Nadine Currie Jackson (center) poses with Jeffrey Neal (left), Hernan Diaz (2nd from right), and Sooty Atkins (right)- photo from Hernan Diaz
Nous avons le grand regret de vous annoncer l’annulation de la compétition du Taz qui était supposé avoir lieu le 19 juin prochain. À ce jour, seule une douzaine de membres du club se sont inscrits. Ce nombre ne nous permet pas de justifier l’annulation des autres activités du taz pour cette journée.
En revanche, nous tiendrons une compétition amicale, cette journée fera partie de notre préparation aux championnats Canadien.
Ouverture des portes 7:30, tout doit être terminé pour 10h45.
Une participation monétaire sera demandé à tous. 5$ pour les adultes et 2$ pour les enfants.
We regret to announce the cancellation of the competition at Taz. To date, only a dozen club members have signed up. This number does not allow us to justify the cancellation of the other activities at the taz for the day
However, we will do a friendly competition in in preparation for Canadian championships.
Door openning : 7h30, end of the race day 10h45
Cost : 5$ for adults and 2$ for kids
This past weekend’s Ottawa Inline Skating Festival was a success, attracting over 100 skaters from across Eastern Ontario and beyond. The revamped two-day event was an opportunity for local clubs from Ottawa, Montreal, and Toronto to meet up and celebrate inline & roller speed skating with 10km, 21km, and 42km distance options.
42km- Almeralla and Charbonneau Win!
Ottawa’s Sergio Almeralla (Il Peloton) and Montreal’s Martine Chabonneau (Taz Vitesse) topped the field in the 42km event. Both skaters smashed previous course records for the event. Charbonneau also claimed victory in the 10km event. Finishing 2nd in the women’s in the 10km and 42km events was Morgane Echardour.
Marc Belanger leads Alain Legacy and Steve Robillard in the turn-around- photo from Taz Vitesse, by Ariba Mo
10km Men- Surprise Winner- Stephane Charron!
Montreal’s Stephane Charron (VRL Le Club) was the surprise winner in the 10km event on Saturday afternoon, claiming victory over a
competitive field in event record time! Charron was joined on the podium by Jerome Comptois-Urbain and Morgan Williams.
New Kid on the Block! Juan Diego Zuluaga!
Another skater who turned heads and was noticed over the weekend’s events is Longueuil’s Juan Diego Zuluaga. The 12-year old finished 3rd in the marathon and 5th in the 10km.
Local Skater Wins 21km- Dominic Veillette
Ottawa’s Dominic Veillette took top honours in the 21km skate. Toronto’s Jesus Alvarado, skating in his first outdoor competition, took 2nd place.
Georg Nikodym leads the chase pack- photo from Taz Vitesse, by Ariba Mo
Nadine Currie Jackson (Frederickton) and Constant Montpellier (Montreal) will represent Canada at the World Masters Marathon Championships in Dijon.
Good luck and safe travels to Nadine and Constant on behalf of Roller Sports Canada and the Canadian roller community!
Nadine Currie Jackson