Newsletter September 1998 Part 1'






From the Pres’ Desk


The dog days of summer are here and by the look of the turnouts on Tuesday nights, a lot of us are enjoying the heat. Joel has us working hard but we know it is for our own good. Isn’t it?


A correction is required to the last newsletter. I had misnamed Darren Roux as the Tech Shop North team member at the Jasper-Banff Relay. In fact it was our very own Darren Weldrick. Darren ran Stage 4 and was 1st overall in that stage with a time of 6:11 per mile. The stage was approximately 10 miles long. Now that’s flying! Darren also ran in the Kaninaskis 100-mile Relay a few weeks later.


I’ve started racing again after taking the first half of the summer off. I know that many of you are also having fun and doing well at races. This newsletter highlights many of the members’ accomplishments. Just remember, it doesn’t matter whether you race or not; whether you place in your age group or not; as long as you are out there doing something your body and your mind will thank you for it.


A reminder to everyone that our annual race, the MAD DOG SCRAMBLE will be held once again this fall on October 31st. It’s a great race and a lot of fun. The overall winner of the MAD DOG is rarely, if ever, one of the fastest runners because everyone is handicapped according to their recent (honest) times in a 5k or 10k. Also, only the race Director will know the course prior to the race. Look for more information in this newsletter. Bring out a friend. Also, wear old shoes. You’ll understand why once you’ve run it.



Happy running,





Club News




The days are getting shorter and if you are running at night, remember to put on your reflective and  light-coloured clothing. As the Tuesday evenings get darker when our regular workout ends it is essential to be seen by drivers. XSNRG requires that all runners maintain the appropriate level of safety and this includes wearing reflective apparel. In an effort to ensure that this happens, the executive members will have at their disposal some of the ugliest reflective vests known to mankind. Anyone who does not come ready to run with the appropriate reflective gear as the days get shorter will be forced to wear our ugly vest. How’s that for incentive to come prepared?!


Longboat Challenge


The Longboat Running Club has thrown down the gauntlet. They are making arrangements for a mini track meet to be held on an as yet undetermined Tuesday night in October at Central Tech High School (Bathurst and Harbord). XSNRG has been invited to participate in the events that evening. The events will be the 400m., 1,500m. and the 4 x 400 relay. Anyone interested in participating at this track meet, please speak with either John Petrosoniak or Tim Klassen at any time.





We are in the process of putting all newsletters on the web beginning with this issue. The website will be hosted by Bill James and you can find him at



Race Results


AVON 10k Run


Beth Carmichael   1st overall                          35:55

Marion Schoeler 3rd overall; 1st A-G           37:01

Colleen Hopkins    19th overall; 4th A-G       40:55

Sharon Crawford 3rd in age group   41:32

Lisa Feitelberg                 8th in age group     42:58

Macy Ting                          21st in age group   49:05

Nancy Hamilton     14th in age group  52:10

Mary Ann Oschefski      52nd in age group  53:46

Nancy Roxborough          15th in age group   56:06

Connie Cadotte                 28th in age group   57:22


In the team challenge, where the top three runners’ cumulative times were taken, the XSNRG team took first place with a time of 1:53:51. They were 1:35 ahead of the second place team! And all of the XSNRG women placed in the top half of the event. Way to go to all of you.



The following article appeared in a recent issue of Running Room’s newsletter:



Avon­ Running


Close to 1,000 women took to the streets of downtown Toronto on Sunday, July 5 to run and walk in the inaugural Avon Running - Toronto event, part of the Avon Running - Global Women's Circuit.


The weather conditions were ideal for the girls and women who participated in the 5K Fitness Walk and the 10 K Run. The event attracted many new­comers to the sport with over 275 entering their first event ever. Avon was well represented with a turnout of 105 Dealers and Associates who were easy to spot wearing yellow race numbers.


Elizabeth Carmichael, 37, of North York was the overall win­ner of the 10 K in a time of 35:55.  She was followed by Paula Davlan (36:31) and Marion Schoeler (37:01). Davlan, 27, is a resident of Aurora, Ontario and Schoeler, 32, lives in Toronto.


Carmichael, along with the top Avon Sales Dealer, Hazel Greavette (46:52) and top Master's runner, Joyce Switzer (37:29) will receive all-expenses paid trips to the Avon Running Global 10K Championships to be held in New York City in the spring of 1999. Switzer's trip has been sponsored by the Bank of Montreal. The top team and the winner of the Running Room club team award was the team from XSNRG. Complete results and pictures can be found on the web site


The event was fun and festive with a piper and a female Mountie (who quickly changed from red serge to shorts to walk in the 5K) leading the way to the start. Toronto fire fighters working at two aid stations and operating a spray station on the 10K route  were enthusiastically received by the women.  Kathrine Switzer, Program Director for the Avon Running ­Global Women's Circuit, the first woman to break the gender bar­rier at the Boston Marathon and a winner of the New York City Marathon joined the throngs of women in the 10K offering encouragement and support along the way. The Grand Poobah provided the music for the post race festivities in the Commerce Court courtyard.


Race Director, Jill Hamilton, attributes much of the event's success to Avon's commitment, a great organizing committee and a super team of sponsors, including the Running Room. "The tremendous support of the Running Room really helped the event take off. The enthusiasm for the event displayed by the clinic leaders, staff, aid station volunteers and participants was wonderful.  Kirby Reddin and his staff at the Commerce Court deserve special thanks for allowing us to practically take over the store." Other event sponsors were Astro Dairy Products, Bank of Montreal, Clearnet Business Communications Centres, Great Canadian Bagel, Minute Maid, PowerBar, Second Cup, Ste. Anne's Pure Spring Water, The Ontario Produce Marketing Association and XLR8.


Ben Gallina, President of Avon Canada, announced on race day that the Avon Running - Global Women's Circuit will be back in Toronto next year and will possibly expand to other Canadian cities in 1999.




Durham Challenge 10k


John Petrosoniak                3rd 40+                   36:16

Nick Roberts                        4th 30-39                36:30

Lisa Feitelberg                    3rd 30-39                40:03

J.D. Singh                             13th 40-49              42:42

Nancy Hamilton    4th 40+ (1st 40-49)               52:00


O’Donnell Indy Challenge 8k


Overall Place       Time


Darren Weldrick                5th                          27:52

Steve Jones                           16th                        29:46

Tim Klassen                         30th                        31:49

Bill Sloan                              47th                        33:10

Dianne Riehl                        118th                      36:48

Hok Ng                                  242nd                     41:42


Tech Shop 10 Miler


Dan Major                             2nd                            55:14

Steve Jones                           11th                        1:01:44

Tim Klassen                         22nd                       1:06:10

Bill Sloan                              35th                        1:11:32

Dan Little                              46th                        1:14:58



Midland Triathlon (1.5 km S /405 km B / 10 km R)


Ralph Lindzon    6th Age Group      2:30:18



Welland Triathlon (1.5 km S / 40 km B /10 km R)


Troy Austrins      5th Age Group      2:09:28

Karl Seger            16th Age Group    2:28:00

David Silcox          16th Age Group    2:42:02


Peterborough Sprint Duathlon (2 km R / 20 km B / 5 km R)


John Petrosoniak   2nd Age Group/4th overall


Nick Roberts        7th Age Group      1:10:33


Milton Triathlon (1 km S / 30 km B / 8 km R)


Troy Austrins      2nd Age Group/7th overall


Cameron Mahon  10th Age Group  1:43:43

Greg Gorth           12 Age Group       1:45:12

Ralph Lindzon      9th Age Group      1:47:18

Rob Anthony         17th Age Group    1:48:14

Doug Decloux       39th Age Group    2:05:38

Jennifer Keyes    13th Age Group    2:15:28



Milton Duathlon (2 km R /30 km B / 8 km R)


Denise Kelly         6th Age Group      1:45:04

Ann Pawluk          14th Age Group    2:12:14


Collingwood Triathlon (1/2 Ironman)


Robin Boys                           11th Age Group    5:29:52

Wilbert Headley  4th Age Group      8:02:31


Collingwood Sprint Triathlon (750 S / 30 km B / 8 km R)


Shaun Chisholm  4th Age Group      1:48:48

Tina Divantonio   3rd Age Group      2:26:01


Peterborough Triathlon (1/2 Ironman)


Troy Austrins      4th Age Group      4:35:38

Greg Gorth           21st Age Group    5:18:13

Karl Seger            36th Age Group    5:39:39

Diane Hindman    1st Age Group!!   5:58:05

David Silcox          15th Age Group    6:23:19


Peterborough Long Duathlon (2 km R / 90 km B / 21.1 km B)


Dan Little              7th Age Group      5:31:52


Peterborough Sprint Triathlon (750 m S / 20 km B / 5 km R)


Doug Decloux       22nd Age Group   1:19:49

Jennifer Keyes    9th Age Group      1:23:23

Connie Cadotte    9th Age Group      1:33:11