Toronto Will Host the 2020 World Masters Athletics Championships

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! DetailsThe event will take place over 11 days from July 21 – August 2 2020 with 8000 athletes ages 35 and older expected […]

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

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 Seccafien both placed first by mere seconds in the open categories making the […]

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 […]

OMA Sunnybrook 8KM Results & Photos

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 […]

Chicago to Toronto – Two Journeys to the Marathon

Two Lions Valley Athletics members took the long road towards running a marathon this fall,  Darryl Rowan at Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon and Cynthia O’Halloran at The Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Training for a marathon is hard work, time consuming and sometimes you have to make sacrifices to ensure success on race day.  They trained for the same distance but had very different journeys to get there. 2015

Where’s The Lions Valley Athletics Runner? #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 hard and don’t […]

Toronto 10 Miler Results

Cynthia O’Halloran trekked into Toronto on Sept 27 for the Toronto 10 Miler as part of her prep for the Chicago Marathon.  She had a solid run in 1:15:36 and claimed 2nd in her age group! You can read all about her race day on Cynsspace where she tells how the day went down in her own words.  Source: Cynsspace – Testing 1, 2 and 3:Since mid-June, I have had my eye on the prize at the bottom […]