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Ontario Cross Country Team Members Named

Athletics Ontario is pleased to announce the runners who will represent Team Ontario in the branch scoring at the upcoming National Cross Country Championships in Vancouver.  Our Team Coordinators, Dave Christiani and Ed Larocque, will declare the teams at the […]

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Newmarket Huskies Edge out Central Toronto at AO XC

The Newmarket Huskies successfully defended their Overall Club Championship by edging out Central Toronto AC at Sunday’s Ontario Cross Country Championships 143 to 140 points. Both clubs had across-the-board strength. The University of Toronto finished strongly with 108. Durham Dragons […]

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Ontario to Enter Provincial teams at National XC Championships

Ontario will be entering Youth, Junior and Senior Men’s and Women’s provincial teams at this year’s National Championships in Vancouver. Here are some details:

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Registration for Hershey Canadian Indoor Youth / Junior / Open Championships now open

Le centre Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard will again play host to the Hershey Canadian Indoor Open Championships for Youth and Junior age category athletes. The event also comprises a number of Open events where any athlete in good standing can enter […]

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Athletics Canada announces new identity, launches new logo

Today Athletics Canada, the national governing body for track and field, cross country, road running and road racing, is extremely excited to launch its new logo as well as announce plans around the organization’s new identity. Athletics Canada’s new bilingual […]

 

Ontario Cross Country Team Members Named

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Athletics Ontario is pleased to announce the runners who will represent Team Ontario in the branch scoring at the upcoming National Cross Country Championships in Vancouver.  Our Team Coordinators, Dave Christiani and Ed Larocque, will declare the teams at the Technical meeting after verifying the presence of team members in Vancouver.  Any athletes on the list who will not be attending the Championships are asked to contact Roman Olszewski as soon as possible by email to:  roman.otfa@cogeco.ca.  Go Ontario!

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2015 AO Championship Host Clubs and Sites Announced

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The 2015 Athletics Ontario (AO) Championship host clubs and sites have been announced and are available below:

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2014 Canadian Cross Country Championships Preview

The Canadian Cross Country Championships take place this Saturday, November 29 in Vancouver, B.C. The Championships are hosted jointly by the Ocean Athletics Track and Field Club and the Hershey Harriers Athletic Club at Jericho Beach Park for the fourth and final year. Next year the event heads east to Kingston, Ont.

There are a host of high caliber athletes from around the country looking to test the competition and race for a national title. Also on the line are qualification spots for the junior and senior teams that will represent Canada at the 2015 NACAC Cross Country Championships and the 2015 IAAF World Cross Country Championships. Read more »

Best Ever Finish for Team Canada at 2014 International Chiba Ekiden

Team Canada recorded their best ever finish today at the International Chiba Ekiden in Japan. The mixed gender relay team placed seventh overall and recorded the fastest time in Canadian history covering the 42.195 km course in 2:09:28. The overall competition was won by Japan in 2:05:53.

Lucas Bruchet (White Rock, B.C.) led off the team running 13:35 for 5k and handed off to Jessica OConnell (Calgary, Alb.) with the team in third place. OConnell clocked 15:33 for the third fastest womens 5k of the day, followed by a solid 10k leg from Kelly Wiebe (Swift Current, Sask.). Natasha Labeaud (Kelowna, B.C.) covered her 5k leg in 16:20 passing off to Sami Jibril (Toronto, Ont.) for a 10k leg. Canadian marathon record holder Lanni Marchant (London, Ont.) anchored Team Canada home to their best ever finish at the annual co-ed marathon relay.

In the 5000-metres race held for team alternates, Rachel Cliff (Vancouver, B.C.) won the womens race and Pier-Olivier Laflamme (LAncienne-Lorette, Que.) set a new personal best finishing 5th.

Team Canada Results
International Chiba Ekiden
Leg 1 (5k) – Lucas Bruchet – 13:35 – 3rd
Leg 2 (5k) – Jessica OConnell – 15:33 – 3rd
Leg 3 (10k) – Kelly Wiebe – 29:14 – 7th
Leg 4 (5k) – Natasha Labeaud – 16:20 – 4th
Leg 5 (10k) – Sami Jibril – 30:37 – 9th
Leg 6 (7.195k) Lanni Marchant – 24:09 – 4th

Alternate 5000m Track Race
Rachel Cliff – 15:58 – 1st
Pier-Olivier Laflamme – 14:10 PB – 5th

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Team Canada Chiba Ekiden Preview

The International Chiba Ekiden marathon road relay takes place next Monday November 24 in Chiba City, Japan. Canada will be represented by a team of eight athletes facing teams from around the globe in the most prominent annual event of its kind.

Canadian coaches Chris Johnson of Vancouver, B.C., and Eddie Raposo of Toronto, Ont., have finalized the running order for the mixed gender marathon relay. Read more »

Newmarket Huskies Edge out Central Toronto at AO XC

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The Newmarket Huskies successfully defended their Overall Club Championship by edging out Central Toronto AC at Sunday’s Ontario Cross Country Championships 143 to 140 points. Both clubs had across-the-board strength. The University of Toronto finished strongly with 108. Durham Dragons (69), Speed River (46) and Toronto Olympic Club (41) rounded out the top 6. Special thanks to the Niagara Olympic Club for putting on a wonderful event, and congratulations to all of the 1000+ athletes, coaches, parents and supporters of the AO Cross Country Championships.

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AO Programs & Services Committee Member Survey‏

As part of the 2014 Board Governance Review, the Program & Services Committee has been working with the staff and others to quantify the quality, reach, cost and effectiveness of Athletics Ontario’s Programs and Services.

We are now reaching out to the Athletics Ontario (AO) membership to gather your thoughts, knowledge and perceptions towards the value of the same programs and services.

Please take twenty minutes to think and add your scores to our survey at the following link:

The survey will be available until 9:00 pm  on Sunday November 16.

Your input will be invaluable in validating the effectiveness and ultimately the importance of each of AO’s current Programs & Services.
With thanks,

John Stevenson
Chair, AO Programs & Services Committee
Athletics Ontario

Ontario to Enter Provincial teams at National XC Championships

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Ontario will be entering Youth, Junior and Senior Men’s and Women’s provincial teams at this year’s National Championships in Vancouver.

Here are some details: Read more »

Registration for Hershey Canadian Indoor Youth / Junior / Open Championships now open

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Le centre Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard will again play host to the Hershey Canadian Indoor Open Championships for Youth and Junior age category athletes. The event also comprises a number of Open events where any athlete in good standing can enter to compete in a first rate competition against Canada’s top athletes (national team members and carded athletes). Read more »

Let’s Get Coaching! Kickoff: November 29

Love sports? Want to get involved in your community?
Sign up for FREE training to become a COACH!

The City of Toronto, in partnership with the Coaches Association of Ontario and the Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Foundation, is launching Let’s Get Coaching! – a community-level coach training program that will create 2,015 new coaches in Toronto by 2015! Join us on RBC Sports Day in Canada and take the National Coaching Certification Program Fundamental Movement Skills workshop, the critical first step in becoming a certified coach.

One day, one course, hundreds of coaches… let’s make a difference!
When: Saturday, November 29, 2014 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: University of Toronto Scarborough Instructional Centre and the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre
Who: Toronto residents, aged 16 and up
Cost: FREE!

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Questions? Contact letsgetcoaching@toronto.ca
Register today at http://coachesontario.ca/letsgetcoaching