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Rocks!! Get Married...Again
Andrew Breckon and Ania Derecka More
Rocks!! members Ania Derecka and Andrew Breckon got married
5 years ago in Algonquin Park.
Most thought that would be hard to top. But 2 beautiful
children later and a woman's Polish roots brought Ania and
Andrew together one more time to do it properly...at St.
Casimer's Polish Catholic Church.
The celebration was extraordinary. The service was in both
Polish and English...I was never sure which language we
were in. The congregation was made up of as many young folk
under ten as there were adults. What a zoo...in a good way.
Afterwards another treat followed. Not only were we fed
- Polish style but the crowd - especially the kids - were
treated to a magic show by the Amazing Rene.
What a great day for two good people.
Congratulations Ania and Andrew.
Sunday October 26, 2014
Catherine Perrin, William
and Tawnecia Tai
Tawnie, Will and I ran our 3rd Haunted
Hustle on Sunday and agreed it was the best yet, other
than the weather which was wet and cold. We decided not
to race it and just used it as a training run for their
next adventure which will be the Dopey challenge in January.
We were wondering why we seem to keep skipping a year
and I have concluded that the pain of the hills is still
fresh in our minds the next year but then the year after
that we only remember the warm people, fun atmosphere
and the great food so we do it again. This year they gave
a really nice jacket and a great medal. The course was
well marked and the volunteers were so encouraging. I
actually think I've already forgotten the pain of the
hills and am planning to run it again next year.
Win on First Attempt
By John Law, Niagara Falls Review
Sunday, October 27, 2013 4:53:24 EDT PM
Toronto's Lucas McAneney
won the Niagara Falls International Marathon, Sunday,
Oct. 28, 2013 in Niagara Falls, Ont. He's seen here
running through the village of Chippawa, about three
kilometres from the finish line ahead of a police
escort. COREY LAROCQUE, Niagara Falls Review
|Under grey skies and a stiff
wind, Lucas McAneney won Sunday’s Niagara Falls
International Marathon on his first attempt.
He seemed like the least surprised person to do it.
“Running is 24/7 for me,” said the 27-year-old
Toronto resident after claiming the 42-kilometre run
with a time of 2:22:41. “I was born running.”
Munching a muffin while accepting congratulations,
McAneney was all smiles as he watched the rest of
the field arrive. Already familiar with Niagara (his
girlfriend’s family lives here), he decided
to make the Falls run his third marathon of the year,
and just his eighth overall.
It wasn’t even close – he defeated runner-up
Josephat Ongeri of Hamilton by a minute and a half,
and the third place finisher, Brendan Kenny of Dundas,
by eight minutes.
The men’s record for the full marathon is still
2:10:19, set by Anthony Sandoval in 1984 when the
event was host to the U.S. men’s Olympic marathon
|McAneney is eyeing the 2016
Summer Olympics, and plans to compete in next year’s
Commonwealth Games. He’ll need to improve on Sunday’s
time to qualify, but he was satisfied with his effort
coming off a stress fracture in his right foot which
prevented him from running for seven weeks.
The key to Sunday’s win was hanging with the
pack (many of them familiar from previous races),
and hoping he had more left in the tank than they
did down the stretch.“Some days are not your
day, and some days are.”The rest of his day?“
Celebrate, hang out with my girlfriend and family,
go out to eat, and go see Niagara Falls.” The
secret is to keep moving after a run like that, he
added. “I’ll be sore tomorrow.”
On the women’s side, Brockville’s Paula
Wiltse won for the second straight year with a time
of 2:48:54, topping her time from last year by more
than three minutes. At 46-years-old, it was her personal
best. “I’m pretty happy with that,”
she said. “I was able to tuck in with a group
(today), and they had a really good pace. “I
felt strong. I was quite a head wind coming in but
i was able to push through it.”
Wiltse has done the marathon for years but usually
ran the half-marathon (21 K). She made the leap last
year to the full run, and hasn’t lost since.
Juggling a full-time job and raising two kids, she
still trained more than ever for this year’s
run, running about 150 kilometres per week. With her
victory in tow, she planned on a “hot bath”
before her five-hour drive home.
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Laurentian Cross Country
Qualifies for Nationals
1. Start: (L to R), Emily Marcolini, Katie Wismer, Samantha
Edwards, Emily Driedger, Maddy Bak, Michelle Kennedy
2. Katie Wismer #63
OUA Championships, Kingston, Ontario
October 25, 2014
The Laurentian women’s cross-country running team earned
a berth at the CIS National Championships this weekend by
placing 6th at the OUA championships in Kingston. Laurentian
needed a top-six finish to qualify for nationals, a daunting
task with five teams in the race ranked among the top-eight
in the CIS.
Running on a firm but windy Fort Henry course, the Vees improved
their positions dramatically over the final two kilometres
to move into sixth place. They set yet another team record
with a top-five average time of 22:30 for the 6km distance,
a time that is equivalent to 18:28 over a 5km race.
Once again, team running was the key for the Voyageurs, as
their five scoring runners crossed the finish line within
17 seconds of each other, the best split of any squad in the
They were led by Emily Marcolini, who finished 27th in a
time of 22:22, followed by Katie Wismer, who placed 28th,
also in 22:22 and Michelle Kennedy, 32nd in 22:33. Samantha
Edwards finished in 33rd in 22:34 and Maddy Bak completed
the scoring with at time of 22:39. Emily Driedger and Marissa
Lobert acted as displacers finishing in 54th and 57th with
times of 23:21 and 23:28 respectively. Wismer, Edwards and
Bak set personal bests with their performances, while Driedger’s
time was a season’s best.
“This is the most depth we’ve ever had at Laurentian,”
said assistant coach, Darren Jermyn. “There were so
many story lines during this race: we almost matched our school
record for overall team score; we had only a 17-second split
between our top 5 finishers; and Maddy Bak finished as the
4th fastest rookie in the entire conference. Truly a great
day as we showed why we are ranked top-10 in the CIS.”
Laurentian finishes the week with a cumulative 39/13 win/loss
record and a 10th-place CIS ranking.
Their next race is the CIS championships on November 8th
in Saint John’s, NF.
Individual Laurentian Performances
27, Emily Marcolini, 22:22
28, Katie Wismer, 22:22
32, Michelle Kennedy, 22:33
33, Samantha Edwards, 22:34
36, Maddy Bak, 22:39
54, Emily Driedger, 23:21
57, Marissa Lobert, 23:28
1. Guelph, 30 points
2. Western, 78
3. Queen’s, 86
4. U. of Toronto, 104
5. Ottawa, 145
6. Laurentian, 156
7. Waterloo, 183
8. McMaster, 185
9. Windsor, 198
10. Trent, 324
11. Brock, 328
12. Laurier, 383
13. Nipissing, 391
Dick Moss, Head Coach
Laurentian XC/Track Team
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