Warning, a wild weekend is ahead. This Saturday in St-Isidore the 10-km Rheal Hache serves up another great 10-km and 5-km event like it has since way back in 1982. The 10-km is a Super Series race and you can get all the details at https://events.runnb.ca/event/10km-rheal-hache-st-isidore/20862/
On the same day in Sussex you can feel all the love of Ellen’s Tour de Sussex Gran Fondo cycling event, preserving the memory of cyclist Ellen Watters. As Ellen used to say “This time let’s be EPIC”. https://raceroster.com/events/2018/15932/ellens-tour-de-sussex-2018
The following day the memories of our fallen heroes continues in Moncton with the Three Fathers Memorial Run, in memory of the three RCMP officers tragically lost in the line of duty. Every member of the family can join in and the distances range from 3-km to 10-km so be sure to check it out at http://www.threefathersmemorial.ca/race-information/
Another great Father’s Day event is celebrating its 40th anniversary on Sunday in St Andrews. The St Andrews Father’s Day 5-miler is a spring tradition for New Brunswick runners and this 40th running is sure to be another big success. You can register at https://events.runnb.ca/event/40th-edition-st-andrews-fathers-day-5-miler/19374/
In Oromocto on Sunday there is a brand new event and it is actually free. The Stay Active Oromocto 5-km is a family oriented event in support of Mental Health Awareness. Learn more at https://events.runnb.ca/event/stay-active-oromocto-5k/20453/
The triathletes will be busy in Fredericton at the Duncan Hadley Triathlon and Duathlon. This is one of our longest standing triathlons and always has lots to over every member of the multisport community. The spirit of the late Dr Duncan Hadley is always pervasive in this event and his ready smile and amazingly curious mind would love to see so many people enjoying sport in his name. Get all the details of this event at http://www.duncanhadleytriathlon.ca/ there is a race for you, from Try-a-Tri to the Olympic Distance Triathlon and everything in between.
Last weekend in Beresford the 10-km Chaleur Banque Nationale had some very fast times as Bryan Thomas of Nord Tetagouche was the man’s winner in 33:52 ahead of Mathieu Morrison of Bathurst (34:00) and Greg Sawyer of Edmunston (34:46). Emily Hamilton of Halifax was the top woman in 38:51 for the 10-km followed by two Moncton runners, Mary-Beth Jaillet (40:51) and Anouk Pelletier (41:05). The 5-km was won by May Linda Boudreau of Dunlop in 24:02 ahead of Kassy Leger of Ste Louise in 24:14 and Fanie Boudreau of Petit-Rocher in 24:18. Jeremie Roy of Alcida led the men in 17:50 followed by Cedric Hache of Ste-Rosette in 18:54 and Raymond Caissie of Richibouctou Village in 19:34 (pretty fast for a man from the over 70 age group). Meanwhile in Fredericton the MAF Flyin Feet 5-Miler went to hometown runners Lars Schwarz (29:34) and Patricia Kelly (37:21).
In Hampton at the Hampton Ladies Triathlon the Sprint Triathlon went to Eryn Weldon of Moncton in 1:15:21 followed by Carlie Lemoine of Hampton in 1:16:28 and Michaela Kearns of Lower Coverdale in 1:17:26. The Duathlon was won by Rebecca Dolson of Richibucto Road in 1:03:47 ahead of Kim Perry of Quispamsis in 1:12:27 and Kerrie Luck of Quispamsis in 1:13:05. Florence Levesque of Dieppe was the top Junior in 46:59. Congratulations to the organizers, this was the largest women’s triathlon ever held in Atlantic Canada.
This week our Person on the Run goes to a Grandmother and Mother who completed the Hampton Triathlon the day after the grandchildren completed the Splash and Dash. Sue Delong and daughter Robyn McKinnon are true role models for their kids and for the community showing physical activity is for us all.
Weekly Running Columnist