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 Kain||Monica Mueller||Jamie Black|
|Jeff Hendler||Anne McDougall||Dan Little|
|Erin Kennedy||Mary Jane Dundas||Bill James|
|Jennifer Dewan||Ian Henderson||Natalie Dupuis|
|Jane Inglis||Nick Roberts||Ted Dash|
|Michael Brennan||Shiraz Roberts||Nathalie Rahman|
|Ed Wong||Julie Pangilinan||Peter Donato|
|Peter Kain||Pam Allan||Rob Schatteman|
|Connie Cadotte-Fearn||Cathy||John Petrosoniak|
|Cyrus Barucha||Elaine Lavallee||Lynn Weiss|
|Mizuno||Canada Running Series||Julie Pangilnan|
|My Next Race.Com||St. Urbain Bagel||Pepsi (Denis Sacks)|
|EnduroSport||Dave Muirhead||Jana Marshall|
|Falcon Lumber||D'Ornellas Bike Shop||Achilles Track Club|
|GoodLife Fitness Club||Rob Schatteman||Royal Bank of Canada|
|Whoosh Heads||Moksha Yoga Uptown||Bengie 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.