Nike Attempts to Break the 2-Hour Marathon This Weekend

Nike Attempts to Break the 2-Hour Marathon This Weekend Nike’s Breaking2 Project and what we know about how they plan on going Sub 2-Hours This weekend Nike has planned an attempt to break the 2-hour marathon barrier with one of thee three runners: Eliud Kipchoge, Zersenay Tadese, and Lelisa Desis. While the current marathon world record is 2:02:57 set at the Berlin Marathon in 2014, many experts dont expect it will happen.   Nike’s Breaking2 […]

Kids Can Try Track & Field Events at the AO POD Meet March 17

CAN YOU RUN JUMP THROW or WHEEL?AO POD MEET March 17, 2017 10:30am – 12:30pm Kids interested in joining Lions Valley Athletics can try it all.  Friday March 17th,  Athletics Ontario will team up with Variety Village to let you try it all at the AO Pod Meet. KIDS CAN TRY IT OUT! Lions Valley Athletics Outdoor Season begins Tuesday April 4th and before that kids aged 8-12 can try it out at the AO POD […]

Make Your Move – Family Day 2017

  The Town of Oakville’s Make Your Move – Family Day 2017 is jam packed full of activities for you and your family to enjoy.  Interested in Track and Field, Cross Country, Road Running, Triathlon or Duathlon and want to see what Lions Valley Athletics is like and how it can help you reach your goals? Join us at either Glen Abbey Community Center or Sixteen Mile Sports Complex on Family Day and try it […]

2016 AO XC Championship Results

Lions Valley Athletics Senior Mens Team Finishes 4thDarryl Rowan returns from injury to run the Masters 5KM Lions Valley Athletics Athletes Darryl Rowan, Matthew Reeve, Chad Patterson, Eric Labelle, Sean Patterson, Mike Gill. Lions Valley Athletics sent a team of 6 athletes to the 2016 Athletics Ontario Cross Country Championships in Niagara this past weekend.  Darryl Rowan, our sole Masters competitor ran the Masters 5KM event, the first race of the day.  This was his […]

2016 OMA Sunnybrook 8KM XC Results

2016 OMA Sunnybrook 8K Results October 16, 2016 – Sunnybrook Park, Toronto Mike Gill increasing his lead approaching halfway.   For the second year in a row, Mike Gill competed in the OMA Sunnybrook 8KM XC race.  This year conditions were less than ideal with the recent rain making the ground, muddy and soft which meanst Mike was unlikely to break the M35 course record he set last year. It was another race where Mike kept […]

B & O Yorkville Run & Canadian 5KM Road Championship Results

O'Halloran Narrowly Misses Age Group Podium at Canadian 5KM Road Championship Its not often that a 5KM event has the caliber and depth of talent that toed the start line in both the Elite and Masters categories at this Canadian 5KM Road Race Championship. Cynthia O’Halloran competed in the Masters category on this fast downtown Toronto course.  The Men’s and Women’s Open Categories were some of the fastest we have seen in Canada. Charles Philibert-Thiboutot and Andrea […]

Choosing a Headlamp for Night Running

The Holidays are almost here and its the end of Cross Country Season, end of 2015 making it a great time to just get out and just go for a run.  Its a chance to reflect on the past year, and recharge the fire before things ramp up in 2016! Just take it all in and enjoy the run, the company and everything around you!  As something fun and different we will be doing some […]

Gender Equality in XC Update

Gender Equality in XC Update This is an update to the original post [Gender Equality in XC  Race Distances…] The original post came from my frustration in learning of the vote against gender equalization of the Mens and Womens Cross Country distances in the CIS Championship from an article that appeared in Canadian Running Magazine. More press and comments have come out since. Don’t forget to sign the petition for OFSAA to make XC distances equal for Girls and Boys… Sign […]

Gender Equality in XC Race Distances

Gender Equality in Cross Country CIS motion to equalize race distances rejected… Cross country running is the great equalizer of distance running where the best distance runner is crowned whether they are a 1500m or marathon specialist.  Recently the push to equalize race distances for men and women has grown and debate has continued. This recent Trackie forum post with over 30,000 views and 400 replies is a prime example. [READ Gender Equality in XC Redux […]