OMA Sunnybrook 8K Results & Photos
November 1, 2015 - Sunnybrook Park, Toronto
Enjoy the OMA Sunnybrook 8KM Results & Photos from November 1st, 2015. @MikeG was the only Lions Valley Athletics runner at the Ontario Masters Athletics Sunnybrook 8KM Cross Country Event. One of the favourites to win the race he was calm and cool while getting ready for his race. Some last minute surprise entries showed up and they were 3 Kenyans from TOC which meant it wasn't going to be an easy day.
It was a great race to watch as the 3 Kenyans took off in a group with Mike about 100m back in 4th and no one else around him. His experience on this course would come in very handy because the majority is flat with the exception of one MONSTROUS hill, named "The Bob Moore Hill" who was also competing in the 80+ Age Group! After the first hill one of the leaders dropped off the pace and Mike quickly caught him, now in 3rd place but still 100m back from the 2 leaders. Then on the second lap another one fell off the pace and Mike caught him at 6.5KM and opened up a 50m gap by 7KM. In the last kilometer he managed to close some of the gap between him and the leader but it wasn't enough to take the lead. Finishing 2nd Overall and 1st in the 35-39 Age Group in a time of 25:34.73, Mike had a great race. See the race in pictures below.
The Ontario Masters Athletics has some well organized Masters events for Indoor, Outdoor and Cross Country where you can run different distances along with a great group of people! Contact us if you are interested in running track or cross country. The next race is Athletics Ontario Provincial Cross Country Championships at Centennial Park in Etobicoke on November 15.