Michael Gill wins Masters 8KM – Canadian XC Championship Results & Photos

Athletics Canada 2017 Canadian XC Championship Results Kingston, ON November 25, 2017 Kingston’s historic Fort Henry was, for the third year, the host site of the Canadian Cross Country Championships. The beautiful, and challenging course had great racing that provided spectators with epic battles and a new set of National Champions. Kingston’s infamous wind and unpredictable weather brought its own surprises for competitors. It became a day of many firsts for Lions Valley Athletics and […]

2017 AO XC Results – Bracebridge, ON

2017 Athletics Ontario Cross Country Championships – Bracebridge, ON November 12, 2017 It was cold and there was a light dusting of snow on the ground for the Athletics Ontario Cross Country Championships at Morrison Meadows in Bracebridge. The course was one of the most challenging courses we have seen in years with ice, wood chips, mud and rolling terrain. The Lions Valley Athletics Team arrived at Morrison Meadows Saturday afternoon to preview the course […]

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 […]

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 […]

AO XC Championships Preview

 2015 Athletics Ontario Provincial Cross Country ChampionshipsCentennial Park, Etobicoke, ON – November 15, 2015 1 AO XC Championships Preview – Race CourseMike 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 DescriptionHaving a chance to run the course (approximately) also proved invaluable with respects to learning its intricacies. […]

Don Mills Open X-Country Meet Results

WOMENS 5K It was a cold and windy day for racing with the Women running 5K and the Men running 10K. Kelly-Lynne ran a strong race representing the University of Waterloo Warriors Alumni.  It was one of the most competitive races at the Don Mills Open in both the Womens & Mens events because the Waterloo Warrirors will be hosting the OUA XC Championship at the end of the month.  This was an opportunity to […]