Eric Gillis and Rachel Hannah win Canadian 10k Championships; BC and Ontario win Timex Series

Toronto – Eric Gillis of Guelph, Ont., and Rachel Hannah of Toronto, Ont., won national titles today at the Canadian 10k Championships held as part of the Canada Running Series Oasis Zoo Run.

In the men’s race Eric Gillis won the national title in a time of 29:52.6, Kip Kangogo of Lethbridge, Alta., won silver in 30:18.3 and Sami Jibril of Toronto, Ont., won bronze in 30:32.4. Jibril won bronze at the Canadian 5k Championships help September 7.

In the women’s race Rachel Hannah won the national title in 33:07.8, Lanni Marchant of London, Ont., took silver in 33:29.6 with Natasha Lebeaud winning bronze in 34:25.8. Hannah was second a few weeks ago at the Canadian 5k Championships. She also won the Canadian Half Marathon Championships earlier this season in Montreal, Que.

Gillis, “This is just what I needed, at the 3k I made a decision to push for it. I’m very happy with the win, I am moving in the right direction for the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon (October 19).”

Hannah, “The race is like cross country running on the road, I felt strong today. My goal was to come out and run my best time on the course. Yesterday I was looking at the start list and how great it is to have this many competitive athletes in a national championship.”

Complete Canadian 10k Championships and Oasis Zoo run results are available here.

Timex Series

The Canadian 10k Championships also serve as the Timex National Road Race Series Finale. The men’s individual title went to Keenan Viney in 31:25.7. Rachel Hannah won the women’s individual title.

Timex Series – individual

Men

Keenan Viney, Calgary, AB, 31:25.7

Theo Hunt, Vancouver, BC, 31:30.1

Ryan Noel-Hodge, 31:51.6

 

Women

Rachel Hannah, Toronto, ON, 33:07.8

Lioudmila Kortchaguina, Thornhill, ON, 35:14.5

Kim Doerksen, Gibsons, BC, 35:26.4
Team British Columbia won the men’s and mixed gender provincial titles and Team Ontario won the women’s provincial title.

Timex Series – team

Men

British Columbia, 1:36:32.1

Manitoba, 1:37:14.3

Saskatchewan, 1:42:42.9

Nova Scotia, 1:43:12.9

Ontario, 1:44:05.5

 

Women

Ontario, 1:44:37.9

British Columbia, 1:47:45.4

Saskatchewan, 1:52:30.6

Nova Scotia, 1:55:37.9

 

Mixed

British Columbia, 2:14:32.1

Ontario, 2:15:42

Saskatchewan, 2:21:37

Nova Scotia, 2:23:15.3

Complete Timex Series results are available here.

-AC-