2017 GHAC XC Results

The High School Cross Country Season comes to a close this weekend at the OFSAA Championships in Petawawa. Lions Valley Athletics runners including Rebecca Stevenson competed at the GHAC XC Championships at Hilton Falls Conservation Area this past week. The 2017 GHAC XC Results for LVA athletes is below and followed by all other results. Midget Girls   GHAC MG Results GHAC MG Team Results   Junior Girls Rebecca Stevenson continued surprising herself with each […]

Toronto Will Host the 2020 World Masters Athletics Championships

TORONTO 2020 DETAILS Toronto will host the World Masters Athletics Championship event for the 2nd time, 45 years after it held the very first one in 1975. Masters Athletics is meant to foster international friendship, understanding and co-operation through these athletics events and I would highly recommend everyone take the opportunity to participate, volunteer or spectate in 2020!  Details The event will take place over 11 days from July 21 – August 2 2020 with 8000 athletes […]

2016 AO XC Championship Results

Lions Valley Athletics Senior Mens Team Finishes 4th Darryl 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 […]

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 […]

Toronto Bids for 2020 World Masters Athletics Championship

The 2015 Pan Am Games were quite the spectacle last summer with some huge podiums coming from our Canadian Track & Field team.  The legacy of the games includes the new stadium and facilities at the Toronto Track & Field Centre on York University’s campus.  Building on the success of these games a group of passionate individuals have put together a bid for Toronto to host the 2020 World Masters Athletics Championships.  This is a […]

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 […]

2015 AO XC Results

Athletics Ontario 2015 Provincial Cross Country Championships Results November 15, 2015 – Centennial Park, Etobicoke Athletics Ontario 2015 Provincial Cross Country Championships Lions Valley Athletics only had a few entries for this championships event and David Gallant produced the best results for the day. Kevin J Smith was a DNS for the Masters 5KM race and Mike Gill was not at 100% after feeling some discomfort after his great race at the OMA Sunnybrook 8KM.  Mike still attempted […]

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 […]

AO XC Championships Preview

  2015 Athletics Ontario Provincial Cross Country Championships Centennial Park, Etobicoke, ON – November 15, 2015 1 AO XC Championships Preview – Race Course Mike Gill used last Saturdays workout to familiarize himself with the AO XC course and has some great tips for performing well on the course. Get the AO XC Course Map and Follow. Course Map Detailed Course Description Having a chance to run the course (approximately) also proved invaluable with respects […]