Good Friday Road Races 5KM Course Preview

The organizers of the Good Friday Road Races, The Burlington Road Runners, are trying something different for the 43rd edition. The long-standing 5 km race distance along with the kids’ 1 km ‘bunny hop’ remain intact. However, the final race of the morning will now be 10 km as opposed to the traditional 10 miler. Those who have run the 10-mile course in the past know that it was a 5-mile loop completed twice. The […]

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. […]

Where’s The Lions Valley Athletics Runner? #001

#001 This is the first post in a series called, Where’s the Lions Valley Athletics Runner?  I am always taking photos at races and I have taken thousands over the last couple of years alone but most of them end up being deleted. The majority of those photos are either, out of focus, just strangers because the target was running too fast and not even in the frame, or its not flattering (because you’re working […]

Rotary Burlington Turkey Trot 5KM Trail Race Results

Another Win for Lions Valley Athletics  David Gallant… Sunday October 18 the Rotary Burlington Turkey Trot 5KM Trail Race took place just around the corner in Bronte Creek Provincial Park Oakville, ON.  David Gallant went and ran the ,5KM event and blazed through the trails for the win.  His 1st place finish was in a time of 18:01.  This Thursday Oct 29, David will compete in the GHAC Cross Country Championships in Hilton Falls Conservation […]

Cynsspace – Timing Isn’t Everything

Read about Cynthia O’Halloran’s journey over the last 12 months and how she overcame adversity while registering and training for the Chicago Marathon that’s this weekend Sunday Oct 11. She is race ready and going to Kick 42.2km of Ass! Good Luck, have an AMAZING race, we will all be cheering this side of the border! Timing Isn’t Everything The past few months of training for Chicago has been a personal journey.    It hasn’t been about gaining […]

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 […]

Nutrience Oakville Half 10k & 5k Results

 David Gallant was our sole runner in the 5k race with an early 7am start that had perfect conditions for racing. Once the gun went off, he stayed with a small group at the front which eventually became only two.  Coming around the corner into the finishing chute David out-sprinted Oliver Bartozek for his first ever win and a new personal best of 17:20.3 for 5k.  5K 1 1 2 3 4  In the 10k […]

LVA Favourite Workouts

Everyone has their favourite type of workout, the one that you can always make it out the door for, rain or shine. In celebration of our first blog post, these are some of our members favourite workouts!   Kevin J Smith – Head Coach of Lions Valley Athletics and Professional Duathlete As an athlete I always enjoyed the longer workouts because speed never came naturally to me so I had to work for it. I […]