Mad Dog Scramble 2011

2011 Mad Dog Scramble

The 20th running of the Mad Dog Scramble on October 30 couldn't have been a nicer day. We were blessed with beautiful weather, and from what many of you have told us, the course was challenging but a lot of fun.

The results have now been tabulated and are posted at

If you see any discrepancy, please contact us. Some of you have asked questions about the distances and times. Waves 7-10 ran the farthest distance of approximately 8 km, while Waves 3-6 ran an intermediate distance of almost 7 km. Waves 1 and 2 were designed for walkers, and so the distance was a little shorter yet. The distances are largely irrelevant, as the challenge is coping with the water crossings and steep hills. For your net time, subtract the wave delay, which is listed at the top of the results page.

A special mention of all our sponsors is necessary; they are listed below. Some are corporate sponsors, well known to all, but many donations are from members of XSNRG Running Club who work for our various sponsors. The great prizes contributed by these sponsors and XSNRG members have become an important part of the annual Mad Dog event.

Another special Thank You is extended to the volunteers, also listed below. The race takes many people to organize it, and without the volunteers, the race simply could not go on.

Photos continue to be added to our site and can be viewed there. If you have any photos that you wish to share, simply send them to us, and we will try to post them along with the others.

If there are any further updates, I will keep you posted. Otherwise, thank you for making this another great Mad Dog.

Remember, keep the last Sunday of October on your calendar for next year's race. I look forward to seeing you then.

John Petrosoniak
Race Director
Mad Dog Scramble



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Running Room
GWL (Great West Life)
Bayview Physio & Sports Medicine Clinic

XSNRG Running Club


Pamela AllanJulie Anderson
Cyrus BaruchaMichael Brennan
Alan ConnorsAllan Cross
Mary Jane DundasMurray Fearn
John GonosBarbara Hicks
Michele HynynenKatherine Ing
Chris JacobsSheila Jacobs
Bill JamesPeter Kain
Tim KlassenElaine Lavallee
Isobel Lee-GonosWendy Lee
Dan LittleSue Pearen
John PendelburyNick Roberts
Shiraz RobertPercy Ross
Anne SauveRob Schatteman
Luka SrnicZeljko Srnic
Ed Wong

The following is a short clip created by one of our Mad Dog Scramblers of this year's race.

Mad Dog Scramble

Welcome back to another Mad Dog Scramble. This year's event will be held on Sunday, October 28, 2012 from Park Lane Public School. (Same as the last few years) Race kit pick up will commence at 9:30 am and the race starts at 11 am. As everyone knows, the runners will be sent off in waves, and each wave will have progressively faster runners in them. That means that the fastest runners have to wait for up to 20 minutes, and run a bit farther. But it is the first person across the finish line who wins. And as always, prizes will be given out to the first, second and fourth male and female finishers. Third place gets mentioned, but sorry, no prize. That doesn't mean you still can't win a prize as there will be the usual array of draw prizes for anyone to win.

Also, as in past years, there will be a Puppy Scramble for children 6 years of age and under. It is free. It takes a few minutes and is held 10 minutes prior to race start (10:50 am).

All for $30.00. Sign up at Running Room's on-line service ( Please note that there will be no race day registration this year. Once the race is sold out, no more entries will be accepted.

Prior years' results and photos are available on our archive section on the right.


John Petrosoniak
Race Director
Mad Dog Scramble

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).