Mad Dog Scramble Recap - 2006

What a day! After a week of much rain, October 29th turned out to be dry. Granted it was windy and that required all Mad Doggers to watch out for fallen trees. But once again, the best little urban trail race sold out as a full pack of hounds rushed off to see who could come home first, second and fourth. And then grab a bite to eat to replenish the lost energy. Over a few hills, through the river a few times, along the picturesque paths in the Glendon-Sunnybrook Park area the course was a challenging one. After some confusion at the start last year the well-marked course had wonderful assistance from the volunteer course marshals. Everyone made it home safely, if not a bit colder, wetter and certainly dirtier. In other words a perfect race!

I hope you all enjoyed the course this year and will come back next year. The plan will be to have the race at the same time (end of October).

The Puppy Scramble was run for the first time and was a lot of fun for the youngest Mad Dogs.

Thanks to all who ran. And I am sure we all appreciate the work of the volunteers. Finally, this race could not come off without the generous support of all the sponsors who donated goods, prizes or provided assistance with the food.


Peter KainMonica MuellerJamie Black
Jeff HendlerAnne McDougallDan Little
Erin KennedyMary Jane DundasBill James
Jennifer DewanIan HendersonNatalie Dupuis
Jane InglisNick RobertsTed Dash
Michael BrennanShiraz RobertsNathalie Rahman
Ed WongJulie PangilinanPeter Donato
Peter KainPam AllanRob Schatteman
Connie Cadotte-FearnCathyJohn Petrosoniak
Cyrus BaruchaElaine LavalleeLynn Weiss
Bengie Pangilinan
MizunoCanada Running Series Julie Pangilnan
My Next Race.ComSt. Urbain BagelPepsi (Denis Sacks)
EnduroSportDave MuirheadJana Marshall
Falcon LumberD'Ornellas Bike ShopAchilles Track Club
GoodLife Fitness ClubRob SchattemanRoyal Bank of Canada
Whoosh HeadsMoksha Yoga UptownBengie Pangilinan-Photography

The race results are in!

Congratulations (and a bone) goes out to our male and female winners, Pete Hunsinger and Vanessa Slater, and to our most persistent mad dogs, Shirley Ma and Matt DeHaan. Dirtiest dog honours goes to Murray Fearn and Eileen Calderone.

Please click here for the 2006 Race Results.

X-S-N-R-G = excess energy!

XSNRG Running Club (read it as ‘Excess Energy’) is a running club that specializes in doing group ‘speed’ workouts once a week. If you want to improve your overall running speed – no matter how fast a runner you are – you have to do speed workouts. And since few people can do them effectively on their own, we offer weekly speed workouts in a group of 20 to 35 runners. You can’t help but be motivated.

‘Speed’ workouts vary from week to week but each week include one of intervals, tempo runs or hills, all part of distance runners’ “periodic” training. If you are able to run at least 6 to 8 km, you are ready to increase your endurance, power and speed with XSNRG.

The club welcomes and encourages runners of all levels and abilities to come out and run. We meet at one location in mid Toronto every Tuesday evening at 6:30 pm sharp and jog to our workout location. Workouts are organized and led by club coaches and consist of stretches, warm-ups and cool downs before and after every workout.

Meeting Points:
From May to September - we meet at the Sports Pavilion parking lot (lot 7) in Sunnybrook Park (deep in the park up the hill from the stables, 2km from Leslie St.)
From October to April - we meet at Leaside High School (park at the east end of the school in the lot off Parkhurst/Hanna... enter the school from the lot and go to the lower level. Washrooms are available.

XSNRG was established in the late 1980s in Toronto by runners and triathletes and continues to attract both for motivating speed workouts. Past members have included Lisa Bentley (11x Ironman champion), Lori Bowden (5x Ironman champion), both in their early years of running, and Darryl Fox (brother of Terry Fox and National Director of the Terry Fox Research Institute).