Monday, May 28, 2012

Cabot Trail Relay Race 2012


Leg #3 Start

Leg #3 Finish

More than just a race.....

Sunshine and some of my sunny teammates

Some of the competition

Sunset on North Mountain

Daybreak mist on the Margaree River
It was cloud and 17 degrees. The Cabot Trail Relay in Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. 

The 3rd Leg on Little River, Skir Dhu to Wreck Cove General Store. I finished in 58:03 and came in 8th out of 70 runners. In first few minutes I stop to retie the shoe lace.

Team PEI came in tied 38th out of 70 teams with two penalties and two DNF's. 

Congratulations Captain Kim 
for completing all 17 Legs of The Cabot Trail Relay Race!

Michael was in the thick of things with his video camera rolling....

here's his "sights and sounds from the 2012 Cabot Trail Relay race"

Mike Richard's Atlantic Chip Timing Photos

Maine-iacs win second consecutive Cabot Trail Relay

Maine-iacs-cabot relay - Adam Goode of the Maine-iacs relay team hit the finish line first at the Cabot Trail Relay race, Sunday. Goode recorded a course record for the No. 17 leg, and his team also won the overall title for the second year in a row. Chris Shannon - Cape Breton Post

Published on May 27, 2012
Chris Shannon

BADDECK — Twenty-eight-year-old Adam Goode tore to the finish line at the Cabot Trail Relay on Sunday to secure the Maine-iacs a second consecutive victory in the gruelling 298-kilometre, 17-stage relay race.

He strode in for a time of one hour, six minutes and 51 seconds in the final leg. His team, the Maine-iacs, won the overall title in a time of 16 hours, 39 minutes and 32 seconds.

“It was the first time I’ve ever run (the final leg), but I do like attention,” Goode said with a laugh with the cheering crowd behind him.

“(The final leg of the course) usually goes down swamp road, but the bridge was out, so we went the other way. It was cool, yeah, it was awesome.”

The 25th edition of the Cabot Trail Relay began Saturday morning at the Gaelic College in St. Anns, and wound its way through the Cape Breton Highlands until it reached Baddeck mid-morning on Sunday.

Five teams from Maine competed in this year’s race, along with five from New Brunswick, one from Newfoundland, 11 from Ontario, three from Prince Edward Island, three from Quebec, one from Alberta and the remaining 41 hailing from Nova Scotia.

Goode, who has raced in the relay seven times, had a reminder to some of the new racers from Maine to be on their best behaviour.

“Everybody here is so friendly. Maine’s a friendly place but anybody who’s new I kinda tell them, like, when you come up here you better be nice to everybody because if you’re not looking directly at their eyes, and being really nice, they’re gonna think you’re weird.”

Marie Elliot, 38, of Burlington, Ont., representing her team of Bruce Trail Mix was the first woman to cross the finish line.

In her fifth Cabot Trail Relay, she said running the final leg is by far the toughest because the team’s support vehicles aren’t allowed to follow the runners on the gravel roads.

“Seventeen is claimed to be the glory leg but it’s only the glory leg for the last 800 metres. Otherwise it’s really tough. You’re all by yourself,” Elliot said.

“But the weather today makes it all the easier.”

Prior to the runners hitting the finish line, a group of four children waited, seated at the curb, with a sign that read, “Go Dad Go.”

Makayla, Casey, Percy, and Grace were patient waiting for their father, Danny King, to close out the race for his team, the Cumberland Crusaders.

The siblings, from Oxford, were proud of the sign they made for their dad.

“Mom helped us out with most of the writing,” Makayla King said.

Alicia King said this was her husband’s first Cabot Trail Relay race. She was able to communicate with him briefly through cellphone text messages.

“Just slightly through texts to say that he completed and he was resting, getting ready to do the next one.”

King finished the final leg of the race in a time of 1:28:36.
This year’s race included 70 registered teams with more than 1,000 participants. The first event in 1988 featured only six teams.

Each team can have as many as 17 runners, with each assigned to one of the legs of the event.
Some teams have runners run multiple legs instead. Legs vary from 12 to 20 kilometres in length.
Leg No. 9 is regarded by many as the most difficult because it requires runners to climb North Mountain.

 Runner dies during annual Cabot Trail Relay Race
Stephen Dunn is seen at the Cabot Trail Relay Race early Sunday.

CTV Atlantic
Date: Monday May. 28, 2012 5:52 PM ET
Nova Scotia's running community is grieving the death of a runner at the annual Cabot Trail Relay Race on the weekend.

Stephen Dunn, 58, of Halifax collapsed on Highway 105 near Baddeck, just 500 metres from the finish line, during Sunday's race.

Baddeck RCMP received the 911 call around 10:30 a.m.

Dunn was rushed to the Victoria County Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

He was an experienced runner who had taken part in the relay for nearly two decades. He also ran with the Salt Marsh Trail Running Club, based in Cole Harbour, N.S.

His family released this statement today:

"Steve was a wonderful and dedicated husband, son, brother, father and friend. His love for life and positive energy was contagious to all who knew him."

Police say they don't suspect foul play in his death, although a cause of death has not been released.

A total of 70 teams and nearly 1,200 people took part in the 25th annual relay, which covers 276 kilometres around the Cabot Trail and lasts for two days.

Funeral arrangements are not yet complete.

Runner dies after Cabot Trail Relay

Cape Breton Post - ‎18 hours ago‎
BADDECK — A 58-year-old Halifax man collapsed during the 17th and final leg of the Cabot Trail Relay and later died at hospital Sunday. Sgt. Birgdit Leger of the RCMP said the Baddeck detachment received a 911 call at 10:30 am after the runner ...

PEI Law Enforcement Special Olympics Torch Run

It was sun and wind and 18 degrees. 

The PEI Law Enforcement Special Olympics Torch Run for Special Olympic at Cavendish Grove. The course on Clark's Lane Trail and Homestead Trail. 

Mike Peterson won the 10km race and Jocelyn Peterson for the top female. I finished in 43:11 and came in 5th out of 36 runners. Dan McCarthy won the 5km race and Kate MacSwain for top female.

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The Rural Raiders Run

It was sun and few clouds and 15 degrees. 

The Rural Raiders Run at Charlottetown Rural High School. The 5km loop course on Raider Rd, North River Rd, Skyview Drive, Queen St and University Ave. 

Stanley Chaisson won the 10km race and Kristy Newson for the top female. I finished in 39:52 and came in 12th out of 47 runners. Gaetan Dallaire won the 5km race and Melanie McKenna for the top female.

Official result: 12th out of 47
10K in 39 minutes, 52 seconds

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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Clark's 5 Miler 2012

It was cloud and few showers and 9 degrees. 

The Clark's Toyota 5 Miler in Linkletter. The loop course on Linkletter Rd, Glenn Drive, Confederation Trail and Kinsman Rd. 

Mike MacKinnon won the race and Paula MacDonald for the top female. I finished in 32:25 and came in 9th out of 92 runners.

Official Result: 9th out of 92
5 Miles in 32 minutes, 25 seconds

Clark's 5 Miler 2005 18/54 Alex Bain 17yrs  36:28 (Pace: 7:18/m 4:32/km)
Clark's 5 Miler 2006 33/53 Alex Bain  18yrs 40:46 (Pace: 8:09/m 5:03 /km)
Clark's 5 Miler 2007 21/62 Alex Bain  19yrs 35:35 (Pace: 7:06/m 4:25/km) 
Clark's 5 Miler 2008 19/65 Alex Bain  20yrs 34:09 (Pace: 6:49/m 4:14 /km)
Clark's 5 Miler 2009 17/72 Alex Bain  21yrs 36:26 (Pace: 7:17/m 4:31/km) 
Clark's 5 Miler 2010 24/86 Alex Bain  22yrs 35:26 (Pace: 7:05/m 4:24/km)
Clark's 5 Miler 2011 6/77 Alex Bain  23yrs 30:45 (Pace: 6:09/m 3:49/km)

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Friday, May 11, 2012

Islanders on the Run - Catching Up....

 Grande-Digue Road Race (15_K)
Grande-Digue, N.B.  April 28th, 2012

14(Place) - Steven Baglole - 4/34(Division Place) - 54:28
58(Place) - Jennifer Pizio-Perry - 7/32(Division Place) - 1:08:19
67(Place) - Manny Costain - 16/34(Division Place) - 1:09:24
96(Place) - Dianne Watts-Pye - 1/25(Division Place) - 1:15:56 
120(Place) - Ivan Gallant - 17/38(Division Place) - 1:18:48 
122(Place) - Maureen Leard - 3/25(Division Place) - 1:19:05 
183(Place) - Betty Gallant - 10/25(Division Place) - 1:27:00 

2081(Place) Elaine Burkholder  04:52:32

2nd Annual Partner's For Life Police Appreciation 10K Run/Walk

112(Place) 50(GenderPlace) 51:39 Elaine Burkholder

10(Place) MARK MCCOSHAM  02:44:52(Time)  1/111(Division Place) 10/1086(Gender Place)
17(Place) LEO MCCOSHAM 02:46:43 (Time) 3/175(Division Place) 17/1086 (Gender Place)
211(Place) BRENDA BENSON 03:24:42(Time) 4/128(Division Place) 30/665 (Gender Place)

Congratulations All!

Connaughton sets new personal best

 Connaughton sets new personal best

New Haven’s Jared Connaughton set a new personal-best time in winning a 200-metre race Wednesday night in Brazil.
The 26-year-old sprinter finished the race in 20.30, surpassing his previous best of 20.34. It is the ninth fastest time in the world for the event.
Brazil’s Diego Henrique de Farias Cavalcanti finished second at 20.40.
Connaughton, the top-ranked 200 metres runner in Canada, reached the semifinal at the 2008 Olympics in China. He will try to qualifier later this year for the London Olympics, being held from July 27 to Aug. 12
He trains at the University of Texas at Arlington.


Monday, May 7, 2012

Proude's Shoes 2012

It was sun and cloud and 6 degrees. 

The Proude's Shoes Run at Proude's Shoes. It was 9th year of my running career. 

The out and back course on Ellis Rd, Maple Ave and Ash Drive. 

David Gallant won the race and Paula MacDonald for the top female. I finished in 19:46 and came in 11th out of 107 runners.

Official Result: 11th out of 107
5K in  19 minutes, 46 seconds

More Photos 

Proude's Shoes 2004 17/90 Alex Bain - 16yrs - 21:37 (Pace 6:57/m 4:19/km)
Proude's Shoes 2005 24/160 Alex Bain - 17yrs - 20:56 (Pace 6:44/m 4:11/km)
Proude's Shoes 2006 55/157 Alex Bain - 18yrs - 23:51 (Pace 7:40/m 4:46/km) 
Proude's Shoes 2007 25/101 Alex Bain - 19yrs - 20:46 (Pace 6:41/m 4:09/km) 
Proude's Shoes 2008 17/108 Alex Bain - 20yrs -  20:02 (Pace 6:26/m 4:00/km)
Proude's Shoes 2009 21/83 Alex Bain - 21yrs - 20:50 (Pace 6:42/m 4:10/km) 
Proude's Shoes 2010 25/146 Alex Bain - 22yrs - 21:05 (Pace 6:47/m 4:13/km)
Proude's Shoe's 2011 3/120 Alex Bain - 23yrs - 18:22 (Pace 5:54/m 3:40/km)

Photos from Proude's Shoes 5K (2004-2012)

My new shoes from Proude's for my Most Improved Runner Award
I picked out after the race:

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Sunday, May 6, 2012

How to Self Register with the new RoadRunner Scanner System

Here's the illustrated step by step guide to using the new PEI RoadRunners self registration scanner. This guide looks more complicated than the process itself! Jamie has created a quick, straightforward system that is often just a click of the scanner and 3 taps on the Enter key. 

If you are not a PEI RoadRunner member but would like a tag to use for registrations, ask Jamie for one at the next race.

Screen #1
This is the screen you'll see first:
You can:

   1) type your 4 digit ID number into the green box and press Enter

 2) scan your tag

To scan your tag:
hold the scanner about 6" from the barcode side of your tag 
and pull the trigger

Screen #2
The second screen will have your name on it:

  •  If that is your name, press Enter 
(or use the mouse to click on "YES")

If you have noticed that your information in the PEI RoadRunners database is incorrect, or incomplete ... or if you would like your information deleted from the PEI Roadrunners Club database ... use the link below to let Jamie know.

  • If it is not your name, click on "No" and start over.......

 Screen #3
The third screen has your bib number in the green box:

  • If the number in the green box is your bib number press Enter
  • If the number is not your bib number, or you've forgotten your bib and are wearing a different bib that day, type in the correct bib number and press Enter

Screen #4

On the 4th screen, you select your distance (if there is more than one)

  • If you are running the distance in the green box press Enter.

  • If you are not running that distance, use the arrow keys 
or the mouse to highlight the green box of the distance you are running and press Enter.

That will take you back to the first screen, 
ready for the next person to register. 

You're Registered! 

Now Pay and you're good to go! Have fun, run safe!