News

CVRR members & (TNT'ers') interested in adding to their wardrobe need to act quickly as the inventory of CVRR clothing is shrinking big time!!!! 
 
Ladies, only a couple of Women's items remain ( a singlet & T).
 
However unisex shorts remain & are very flattering to the female form. Guys too, just check out how hot the 2 Jeffs looks in theirs.
 
Male Singlet's & T's are available as are Unisex Ball Caps in either White or Black. 
 
One Running Jacket & a few Arm Warmers are left & that's it!!!!.
 
If interested, I'm at track on Tuesdays & TNT on Thursdays, or email me, Mary Ann at mar08@hotmail.ca.
 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 23:10

The order for CVRR Clothing will be placed early next week, so now's the time to sample & order!.
View the pics below of various garments.
Note: there will be Ball caps to try as well as T's Jackets, Singlets & Shorts.
 
The prices are as follows:
 
Women's T's (White)             $42.50 
Mens'      T's (Black)              $42.50
Singlets:                               $32.50
Jacket (with back pockets)      $140.00
Shorts:                                  $42.50
Arm Warmers:                        $28.00
Ball Caps:                               $20.00 
 
All prices include taxes & shipping.
 
Please bring CASH or your CHEQUE Book to the AGM as orders will be taken then.
 
FMI: Please contact Mary Ann at mar08@hotmail.ca  

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 14:49

A team of elite masters from the Comox Valley Road Runners travelled to the Windy City to challenge themselves against 45,000 other runners at the 2014 Chicago Marathon. Chicago is known as a fast course with a number of world records being set there over the years. Race day brought almost perfect temperatures for racing, but a cool breeze negated the possibility of records falling this year. Kenyans once again dominated the race with Eliud Kipchoge winning the men's event in a time of 2:04:11, the eight fastest marathon ever run. Rita Jeptoo defended her women's title winning in 2:24:11.

The Road Runners team was captained by Wayne Crowe (Extreme Runners/Asics) who was unfortunately on the sidelines due to injury. The team dominated the age group competition, finishing second and barely missing out on first place by 0.04% for mixed teams in this huge international field. Leading the charge for the CVRR team was Les Disher who ran a stellar time and personal best of 2:56:31, 2nd in M6064. Next was Danny Keyes who shattered his lifelong goal of breaking the magical three hour barrier by running a personal best by more than ten minutes to finish in 2:58:17, 19th M5054. Edmonton native and new CVRR team member Brian Stewart had a solid race, finishing in 302:45, 14th M5559. Roz Smith showed that she firmly belongs among the best age group runners in the world, running 3:47:37, 2nd F6570. Janet Green continued to show her consistency, even after more than 220 marathons, running 3:58:22, taking 4th F6064. 

 

Friday, October 17, 2014 - 19:12

You are invited Saturday, September 27 at 2 :00 p.m. Grand Opening Ceremony New Synthetic Turf Field and Track.

See attached poster.

Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 12:43

Details are to come, but the total pledged by our club was $1070 for ALS.

Click on the pics.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 21:30

On Sunday, August 20th the Run the Rock Marathon, Half-Marathon, and 8k took place on Texada Island. All three events are challenging and showcase the rugged beauty of Texada Island. Proceeds from the events go towards cancer support for island residents.

The first event of the day was the marathon. The marathon begins at Shelter Point campground, and loops out to Van Anda, before returning back to Gillies Bay and finally finishing back at Shelter Point. The route includes both significant climbs and descents, and there are very few flat sections in the entire race. However, local volunteers had a strong presence that made for a welcoming and encouraging atmosphere. The winner of the marathon was Comox Valley Road Runner Brad Crowe, finishing in a new course record time of 2 hours and 56 minutes. He was followed by previous race winner and fellow CVRR member Keith Wakelin, who finished in a time of 3 hours and 19 minutes. In fourth place overall, and setting a new women’s course record was Mary Bridges, yet another member of CVRR. Her record setting time was 3:39. Second woman overall was Janet Green, also of CVRR, in 4:30.

Next came the 8k and Half Marathon. The Half Marathon starts at Van Anda and follows the second half of the marathon course back to Shelter Point. Wayne Crowe (Extreme Runners/Asics) was the first CVRR member to finish the Half Marathon, placing second overall in a time of 1:26. He was followed immediately by Danny (Donny) Keyes (Comox Valley RV), 3rd overall in 1:27:00. Hot on his heels was Mike Bridges with a time of 1:27:25 and a 4th place finish. Rounding out the top 5 was yet another CVRR member, Roger Plamondon who was close behind and finished in a time of 1:28. Roslyn Smith also ran well, finishing as the fourth female overall in a time of 1:45. Aaron Amar showed his grit by battling through a tough day and finishing in 1:47.

The 8k course starts at the Texada airport and follows along the bay to finish at Shelter Point. Kindle Parsons was the first CVRR member to finish, finishing as the second female and 4th overall with a time of 39:48. She was followed by mother and daughter Arielle and Lynda Agar, who placed third and fourth female with respective times of 41:48 and 43:32.

The next local event is the 10th Annual Perseverance Trail Run, sponsored by Extreme Runners and ELM. The event takes place on October 26th, 2014 and includes a 10k mountain run and a 3k trail run. More information for this event can be found at Extreme Runners or online. Be sure to sign up early as this event sells out quickly. Proceeds of the Perseverance Trail Run go to the Cumberland Forest Society.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 21:16

Jacquelyn Janzen is running from Oyster River to Union Bay on Sunday, August 10. If you wish to support her you can join her on the run and/or contribute to Multiple Sclerosis and Lupus.  
http://www.embracetherace2014.com/
 
Join me on this adventure from 
Port Hardy to Victoria
Raising money for Multiple Sclerosis and Lupus
12 marathons in 17 days
. . .taking it one step at a time.
 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 21:58

The Canadian National Duathlon Championships took place on Sunday July 13th in Toronto as part of the Toronto Triathlon Festival. The festival included close to 2600 athletes in the various events, and was staged in preparation for the 2015 Pan American Games.

The duathlon is a unique event that consists of two running legs, with a biking leg in the middle. The national championships started with a run of 10km, followed by a bike of 40km, and finished with a run of 5km. This unique course centred around Ontario Place at the lakeshore, and circled around many of the main roads of downtown Toronto which were closed specially for the festival.

The race was delayed by torrential downpours, but racers were undeterred once the race started. Local duathlete Derek Richmond placed 2nd in his category with a time of 2 hours and 26 minutes. As impressive as this performance is, it is all the more so because Richmond has just come back from 18 months of injury recovery. This result earned Richmond a place on the Canadian National Team for the 2015 World Duathlon Championships, which will take place in Adelaide, Australia. Richmond says, “It’s a sweet comeback. This is definitely an event in which to consider participating!”

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 07:06

The always popular Kusam Klimb took place on Saturday June 21st in Sayward. This is an extreme 23 kilometre trail race with the motto “Are you tough enough?” It starts with a devastating 5km kilometre climb up Mount H’Kusam for a vertical gain of nearly a mile. Then there is a mix of single track and double track for the remaining 18k descent back to Sayward for the finish.

The overall winner this year was Nick Elson, who finished in a new course record time of 2 hours and 9 minutes. The first local finisher was James Powsey, who finished 5th overall and won his age category with a time of 2:30. Hot on his heels was local young gun Peter Gledhill, who also won his category with a time of 2:34. Kelsey Knoll also had an excellent race, finishing as the third woman overall and winning her age category as well with a time of 3:06.

Close behind was Sarah Seads (ELM), who finished as the 5th woman overall and second in her age category in 3:09. Next were Carl Tessman and Todd Gallagher, who both had great races and finished with times of 3:10 and 3:12 respectively. Mary Bridges also had an excellent race as she returns from ultra trail racing, finishing as the 15th woman with a time of 3:31.

Ken Rodonets had a strong showing with a time of 4:17. Debbie Wright finished in a time of 4:35 and Glen Christensen raced well to finish in 4:47. Louis Nadeau also had a great race, beating the 5 hour mark for this grueling event. He was followed by Joanne Stanger, Bruce Johnstone, and Wink Richardson with times of 5:03, 5:07, and 5:09. Gail Martindale also had a great day, finishing with a time of 5:18.

The Kusam Klimb was followed by the Vancouver Scotiabank Half Marathon on Sunday June 22nd. This beautiful and challenging course follows the water around the University of British Columbia, past Spanish Banks and Jericho Beach, and finishes at Stanley Park.

Neil Holm had an excellent race, finishing 17th overall and winning his age category in a time of 1:14.

Wayne Crowe (Extreme Runners/Asics) also ran extremely well, finishing in 1:24 and placing 2nd in his age group. Danny Keyes showed that he is recovering well from the marathon, holding on for a strong finish of 1:29.

Roz Smith continued her dominance with yet another age group win, finishing in a time of 1:41. Darrell Fisher also raced well, breaking the 2 hour mark for the Half Marathon distance.

Congratulations to all of the racers. As there are too many finishers to list them all here, please see full results online. Be sure to check out the 45th Annual Nautical Days 4 Miler on August 4th. Registration is between 8 and 8:45am at Town Hall in Comox. The race begins at 9am sharp. For more information visit cvrr.ca.

Monday, July 7, 2014 - 21:07

The arrival of sunny weather marks the beginning of the busy racing season for the Comox Valley Road Runners. The Road Runners have been heating it up and representing the region well in a wide variety of events.

Les Disher had an exceptional performance in the Run for Water Marathon in Abbotsford on Sunday, May 25th. Not only did he complete his long-time goal of running a sub 3 hour marathon, but he also placed 9th overall in the race, winning his age group in the process. His age-graded result of 89% also placed him as a national class athlete in his age group.

The Goddess Run took place on June 1st, and the Valley was well represented by many local goddesses. Diana Olsen and Korky Richardson, among other, completed the Half Marathon, while Lyn Baker and Kindle parsons both completed the 10km race.

The second race of the Gutbuster Series took place at Mt. Tzouhalem on June 7th. Kevin Park, Kathy Rung, and Rick Martinson all raced extremely well in the long course, and Chris Robinson had a strong race in the short course.

Also on the 7th, the Q Track Series in Victoria had a 5,000m and 10,000m race. Vince Brotherston raced extremely well and was close to beating the previous BC record for his age group. Derek Vinge competed in the 5000m and was in good form.

Yet another race on the same date was the Calgary Marathon where Sonja Leach crushed the competition, winning her age group and beating the next competitor in her age group by nearly an hour.

The Edge to Edge Marathon and Half Marathon took place on June 8th. Wayne Crowe held on to his title, once again winning the Half Marathon outright. Several local teams also took part in the Marathon Relay, with the Comox Valley Divas, consisting of Roslyn Smith, Sharon Fisher, Alison Walker, and Melissa O’Brien, placing third overall.

Meanwhile, the MEC Victoria 10k and Half Marathon also took place on June 8th. Mike Bridges ran extremely well to place second overall in the Half Marathon, and Hans Gane had a great race in the 10km race.

Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 07:27

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