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Apr 30 2008 - Fast Five features quick, flat course
DARYL STEEVES - On the run
FAST FIVE: This coming weekend is a big one for runners. In the Saint John area, the Lancaster Fast Five kilometre event is the hot one. This quick and flat course will appeal to both experienced and beginning runners. The event goes on Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Mark's Church on Dexter Drive on the west side of Saint John. To register and find out more details go to www.alexcoffin.com. Elsewhere in the province, we have the 247th Demi-Marathon de l'Acadie in Tracadie-Sheila on Sunday at 10 a.m. This monthly event is the "most runned" event in N.B. history. If you are looking for something a little shorter, you can check out the Dave MacAuley 5 km Folly in Sackville at 2 p.m. You can get the details on both runs at www.anb.ca. Looking ahead, we have the 30th anniversary version of the Fredericton Marathon on May 11.
MEMORABLE MEMORIAL: We had two great runs last weekend. The touching Brent Kelly Memorial 5 Miler had a great crowd at the Irving Nature Park. The memory of a fine young athlete, whose short but love-filled life was an inspiration to us all, always draws an enthusiastic crowd. Three big names led the men's event. Saint Johners all, the top three were Evan Arsenault in third (30:25), Alex Coffin in second (29:46) and the fastest runner of the day, Chris Brake in first place (28:29). On the women's side, Saint John runner Christine Cusack took third spot in 38:14 behind Leah Smith (37:36) and the winner from Grand Bay Westfield, Trina Goguen in 35:53. In Grand-Digue, an enthusiastic crowd created an exciting environment for the 15-km event. Now, here is some real speed. The winning trio for men are all very big names in New Brunswick. In third spot we have Barry Britt of Hampton in 50:30 just behind Adam Stacey of Moncton (50:15) and former Olympian Joel Bourgeois in a dead heat with a clocking of 50:15 for the 15 km. The women's event saw Fredericton's Sarah MacPherson in third spot with a time of 1:00:28, Rebecca Walker of Fredericton in second with a time of 59:52 and Genevieve Lalonde of Moncton was the winner with a time of 58:27. The 15-km walk was won by Claudette Gallant of Grand-Digue in 1:43:08.
DRIVING FORCE: This week's Person on the Run goes out to Grande-Digue's Sylvio Bourque. Sylvio is the driving force behind last weekend's great 15-km event that has grown to more than 300 runners in just three years.
TRAINING TIP: Our first OTR training tip relates to training from a plan. There are a ton of very effective plans out there and almost all of them can work. Be sure you have a plan for your training that suits your goals and your temperament.
Apr 17 2008 - 2008 Boston Picks
Alex Coffin throws in his picks in the 5th Annual Boston Predictions mix. Click the following link to view this years picks now posted on the Boston Page. Good luck to all 67 NBers in Boston on April 21rst.
Apr 8 2008 - Fundy Rocks Half Marathon
The Fundy Rocks Half Marathon which is held one week before the Dragon Boat Festival in Saint John has committed to donating $5 from each entry to the St Joseph's Hospital Foundation.
Last year, the event was moved to August to replace the void left by the Marathon by the Sea moving to September. This was the next logical step for the event as fund-raising has always been the primary goal for events organized by Alex Coffin's Fitness Shop.
Each entry form for the Fundy Rocks event will also contain a designation slot where you can add to a specific person's fundraising efforts. In the past, runners have raised money for St Joseph's Hospital Foundation by collecting a set amount to participate in the Walt Disney Marathon. "I know how tough it is to raise money on your own so I want to build up the Fundy Rocks weekend so it raises enough funds to ease the stress on those working so hard for the Foundation."
The Fundy Rocks Half Marathon includes a 10K and a 5K. It takes place on August 16 and information can be found by looking on the Run New Brunswick calendar on www.anb.ca. Information on the St Joseph's Hospital Foundation can be found at http://www.stjosephshospitalfoundation.com/ or be contacting Jill Logan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Run a little, gain alot,
Apr 4 2008 - Hamilton Around the Bay 30km
The top New Brunswicker at this years Hamilton Around the Bay on March 30th was David Pettit of Fredericton. David finished 238th out of a total 4485 runners with a time of 2:13:54. You can view full results here.
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