The Mad Dog Scramble turned out to be another beautiful romp in the park for all the two-legged creatures who came to run the trails of Sunnybrook, Wilket Creek and Serena Gundy parks. The rain held off and the temperature was very pleasant.
The organization and planning came together as over 100 runners went searching for the trail set out by Bill James and Nick Roberts. Bill James led a group out on Saturday for final marking of the course (Elaine Lavallee, John Petrosoniak and Peter Kain) for five hours. Bill also designed the T-Shirts and worked with Brian Frank at Just Imagine Graphics to make sure they were printed on time. Course Marshals gave directions, assisted and encouraged the runners to climb the x#2!** hills or make it through one of the creek and river crossings. With some 60 first time participants, but also many veterans, it was a great day and much fun had by all. And that included the little runners in the Puppy Scramble. Thanks to Elaine Lavallee for organizing that for future Mad Doggers.
I want to thank all the runners for coming out and supporting this quirky but enjoyable race, as well as all of the many volunteers who helped. Finally, thanks to the generous donors of the many prizes awarded at the short ceremony held after the race. The list of volunteers is set out below as are those who generously donated prizes. Once again, thanks to all for making this such a successful event.
If you enjoyed yourself, or think we can improve in any way, any comments or suggestions are always welcome.
Mad Dog Scramble
Photo/slideshow and Finish Line video are available starting here: http://www.xsnrg.org/maddog/photos
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Congratulations to the men’s and women’s division winners. That is, First, Second and Fourth place finishers. They were: Andy Ferreira, Mark Bucholski and Andrei Lucaciu (Sam Litvin was third), and Cheryl Anderson, Reygan Hale and Sheena Nixon (Kathleen Leedle was third). Dirtiest Dogs were: Robert Taylor and Anne Huang. Most Persistent Dogs were: Christa Baker and Lionel Shaul.
We have a bag of clothes that someone left behind. Please contact John at email@example.com (remove "stopspam." for correct email) if you think it's yours or it will become prizes for next year's race!
Prizes Generously Donated by:
Dan Little (RBC)
Arnold Tse (Mizuno)
Denis Sacks (Pepsi Canada)
David Muirhead (Raptors' Tickets)
5 Peaks Trail Races
Kim Whitaker (Action Naturopathic)
Course Marshals and Volunteers:
|Connie Cadotte-Fearn||Ted Dash|
|Natalie Rahman||David Stokoe|
|Julia Norman||David Muirhead|
|Shiraz Roberts||Nick Roberts|
|Bill James||Jana Marshall|
|Mary Jane Dundas||Jeff Hendler|
|Ed Wong||Elaine Lavallee|
|Peter Kain||Michael Brennan|
|Rob Schatteman||Joni Blanshard|
|Chris Baker||Dan Little|
|Tehmina Ahmed||Ted Beckstead|
|Katherine Ing||Terry Carrick|
|Francine Armel||Roger Barker|
|Jonathon Butterfield||Doug Piercy|