Leo Sheehy

Inducted into the RunNB Hall of Fame: November 2011

Provincial/ National /International:

New Brunswick's first Road Race Chairman in 1979. (Held post until 1988.)

Served on Run Canada in mid 1980 - 1986

Set up first Run New Brunswick Road Race Series in 1980 and continued as key organizer for nine years.

Race Director, 1982 Canadian 20 km Road Race Championships (Still the only national road event ever hosted in N.B?)

Competition Manager for 2010 I.A.A.F. World Junior Track Championships

Organization:

Organized countless local races including:

  • Run Canada Run 200km Relay
  • Y'sMen's Railroad Days 10 km Road Race
  • Kingsport 10 km
  • Frigid Fun Run
  • Labatt 20 km Provincial Championships
  • Moncton Marathon
  • Chiropractic 10 km
  • Shoppers Fathers Day Fun Run
  • Terry Fox Run
  • Dieppe Road Races
  • Great Train Race

Founding Member of Southeast Striders - New Brunswick's largest and most active Road Club in 1980's.

Coaching:

Over 20 years of coaching at the Elementary, Middle and High School levels.

Coached individual runners / marathoners. (3 to qualify for Boston Marathon)

Publicity:

New Brunswick Correspondent for Canadian Runner magazine 1982, 1983.

Running Life

  • September, 1969 Started running - High School Cross Country and Track
  • Summer, 1971 First Road Races
  • Fall 1973, 1974 U.N.B. Cross Country team
  • August 1974 First marathon, Shelburne, N.S. ( 3:11:10 )
  • April, 1979 First (of 7) Boston Marathons

Highlights

  • April, 1987 Placed 188th overall at Boston
  • September, 1985 Placed 36th (/ 10,000) at Montreal International Marathon
  • August, 1987 10 km Personal Best of 32:29
  • October, 1986 Marathon Personal Best of 2:32:13
  • Leo is third fastest marathoner in New Brunswick history.
  • Has run marathons in 13 cities or towns.

Personal Records

Distance Chrono Event
10 km 32:29 Woodstock, 1987
20 km* 69:38 Riverview, 1986
1/2 Marathon 72:20 Charlottetown, 1986
Marathon 2:32:14 Halifax, 1986

* Unofficial split time for first 20 km of 1986 Halifax Marathon was 69: 24

Photos

SUB 2:40 Marathons

Leo Sheehy Marathons Under 2:40 1980 - 1986

Date Location Time
October, 1986 Halifax 2:32:14
October, 1981 Oromocto 2:33:34
September, 1985 Montreal 2:34:18
October, 1982 Oromocto 2:34:29
October, 1987 Halifax 2:34:44
September, 1984 Montreal 2:34:49
April, 1983 Fredericton 2:35:50
May, 1985 New Glasgow 2:35:54
April, 1987 Boston 2:36:46
April, 1984 Boston 2:38:43
May, 1982 New Glasgow 2:38:56
September, 1984 Montreal 2:39:14
October, 1980 Oromocto 2:39:12
April, 1981 Boston 2:39:50

188th place overall