Welcome to XSNRG Running Club

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What is the Mad Dog Scramble?

Welcome to the Mad Dog Scramble hosted by the XSNRG Running Club!

In this race, 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. 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.

Sponsored by
Salomon Toronto
Lululemon Fairview


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Fitness and Lifestyle Coach Dione Mason will once again be leading our Mad Dog warmups. Please join her and her team outside, by the start area, before the race to participate. She also invites everyone to run in the Toronto Carnival Run (July 28th, 2018) that she coordinates.
Toronto Carnival Run

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Mad Dog 2017 Registration

The Mad Dog sells out every year! Register today!

Cost
Early Bird Fee: $35 until September 18, 2017
Regular Fee: $40 from September 19 - October 23, 2017
Late Fee: $50 after October 23, 2017
XSNRG Club Members: $5 discount
Cheques should be made out to: XSNRG Running Club

How to Register
Register online at the Running Room.
Once on the registration page, to bypass the “Optional Account Login” and go directly to the race page, click on the Continue button on the lower right side.
To register by mail, download the registration form, complete and mail to: XSNRG Running Club, 36 Heathview Ave., Willowdale ON M2K 2C1

Deadlines
Online registration closes Oct 27, 2017 at 11:59 pm. or once the maximum registrations of 170 is reached. There are no refunds.
Registrations sent by mail must be posted by Oct. 10, 2017.

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Mad Dog 2017 Logistics

Date
Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 11:00 am

Location
Sunnybrook Park with start and finish at Park Lane Public School (60 Park Lane Circle, Toronto, ON M3C 2N2)

Map

Directions

Race Course
Top Secret! No one knows where it goes until the race starts. You’ll follow the Mad Dog’s twisted “markings” for about 8K of trail running in Sunnybrook Park.

Race Start
Runners are divided into “packs” based on speed. Faster runners are held back to give the ordinary runners a big head-start! Time handicaps based on runners’ most recent 5K or 10k race times.

Prizes
1st, 2nd, 4th, last, and dirtiest dogs all win prizes! Plus free food and draw prizes for everyone!

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2017 Announcements & Results

2017 Mad Dog Scramble

Welcome to the 26th running of the Mad Dog Scramble. We look forward to providing all Mad Dog runners with a race they won't forget.

This year the race is on Sunday, October 29th. Once again the start time will be at 11:00 am. Many things will be the same as in past years. A Puppy Scramble will be held for youngsters under 7 years of age just before the main event. Lots of prizes will be handed out and the same format as always will be used. That means that there will be waves of runners sent off with the fastest going last. If they want to win, they must catch all the runners who left earlier. This is truly a race where the rabbits who left first are trying to stay ahead of all the pursuers. And the pursuers are like squirrels trying to catch up. It is challenging but definitely a lot of fun. And Nick (our intrepid Course Director) has promised a tough course fitting for our 26th Anniversary.

Please get the message out to all your trail running friends as they will not want to miss out on this year's run. And since it is two days before Halloween, who knows what Zombies are lurking out on the trails? Of course anyone who wants to dress up in a costume is welcome to do so.

Remember we have prizes to 1st, 2nd and 4th male and female runners as well as other quirky awards. Plus draw prizes. And a Mad Dog long sleeve shirt for everyone.

Come out and try to be the winner of the Mad Dog Head or Mad Dog Bone. Anyone can win.

If you have any questions, don't be shy to send me a note.

Looking forward to seeing you all out at this year's event.

John Petrosoniak
Mad Dog Scramble
Race Director

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Male
1st Drew Gourdie
2nd Adam Gerard
4th Andrew Grieve

Female
1st Ashling Mcwilliam
2nd Charlotte Urbanc
4th Sarah Laura Iantomasi

Honourable Mentions
3rd Ashley Crozier & Kamila Gourdie
Most Persistent: Mary Nisbet & Colin Outram
Dirtiest Dogs: Izzy Morris-Smale & Evan Hein

O'all Place Mad Dog Time Bib # Name Sex Sex Place Wave Delay
1 1:00:01 105 Ashling Mcwilliam f1/71 1 1:00
2 1:02:19 127 Charlotte Urbanc f2/71 2 2:00
3 1:02:58 103 Kamila Gourdie f3/71 1 1:00
4 1:02:59 113 Drew Gourdie m1/72 2 2:00
5 1:03:13 117 Laura Iantomasi f4/71 2 2:00
6 1:05:30 101 Heather Claridge f5/71 1 1:00
7 1:05:38 418 Adam Gerard m2/72 8 12:00
8 1:05:43 114 Julie Hardwick f6/71 2 2:00
9 1:05:46 126 Mary Shum f7/71 2 2:00
10 1:05:55 401 Ashley Crozier m3/72 6 7:00
11 1:06:15 132 Liisa Smith f8/71 2 2:00
12 1:06:16 131 Andrew Grieve m4/72 2 2:00
13 1:06:29 440 Andrew Thomas m5/72 10 18:00
14 1:06:48 436 Liam Quartermain m6/72 9 15:00
15 1:06:53 312 Joel Hardwick m7/72 3 0
16 1:07:02 433 Bannon Morrissy m8/72 9 15:00
17 1:07:13 411 Matthew Rendle m9/72 7 10:00
18 1:07:14 305 Alejandro Castellanos m10/72 3 0
19 1:07:21 416 Roy Baskind m11/72 8 12:00
20 1:07:29 323 Jacob Pozin m12/72 3 0
21 1:07:30 322 Justin Pozin m13/72 3 0
22 1:07:34 390 David Bhumgara m14/72 6 7:00
23 1:07:56 116 Stef Hill f9/71 2 2:00
24 1:08:11 124 Yella Risorto f10/71 2 2:00
25 1:08:25 419 Sotaro Hirai m15/72 8 12:00
26 1:08:26 430 Jack Djondric-Powell m16/72 9 15:00
27 1:08:28 425 Alic Webster m17/72 8 12:00
28 1:08:37 437 Brandi Venne f11/71 9 15:00
29 1:08:53 355 Jonan Agwa m18/72 5 4:00
30 1:08:59 331 Deb Bell f12/71 4 2:00
31 1:09:01 402 Robert Ashby m19/72 7 10:00
32 1:09:05 395 Austin Riddell m20/72 6 7:00
33 1:09:11 316 Izzy Morris-Smale f13/71 3 0
34 1:09:12 415 Cyrus Barucha m21/72 8 12:00
35 1:09:30 412 Sean Wallace m22/72 7 10:00
36 1:09:31 123 Cristina Oddi f14/71 2 2:00
37 1:09:41 422 Eric Pelletier m23/72 8 12:00
38 1:09:55 397 Eric Robertson m24/72 6 7:00
39 1:09:58 340 Rob Klett m25/72 4 2:00
40 1:10:12 333 Marina Bokovay f15/71 4 2:00
41 1:10:33 112 Emma Cochrane f16/71 2 2:00
42 1:10:49 372 Kogee Leung m26/72 5 4:00
43 1:11:14 420 Avkash Mukhi m27/72 8 12:00
44 1:11:19 435 Rick Ostroff m28/72 9 15:00
45 1:11:21 366 Evan Hein m29/72 5 4:00
46 1:11:22 330 Lucas Beange m30/72 4 2:00
47 1:11:24 434 Brendan Murray m31/72 9 15:00
48 1:11:46 441 Allan Williams m32/72 10 18:00
49 1:11:49 406 David Heath m33/72 7 10:00
50 1:11:54 380 Bryan Reid m34/72 5 4:00
51 1:11:55 431 David Lamy m35/72 9 15:00
52 1:12:35 360 Michelle Clifford f17/71 5 4:00
53 1:12:40 345 David Muirhead m36/72 4 2:00
54 1:12:54 409 Chris Lyne m37/72 7 10:00
55 1:13:05 410 Angela Quartermain f18/71 7 10:00
56 1:13:09 318 Jessica Nash f19/71 3 0
57 1:13:09 343 Melanie Losito f20/71 4 2:00
58 1:13:13 376 Paul Nash m38/72 3 0
59 1:13:18 429 Christian Cuzick m39/72 9 15:00
60 1:13:23 414 Anna Gallagher f21/71 7 10:00
61 1:13:24 396 Olivia Rissland f22/71 6 7:00
62 1:13:28 446 Ron Mccaillancourt m40/72 5 4:00
63 1:13:33 350 Amanda Ungar f23/71 4 2:00
64 1:13:34 351 Jeff Ungar m41/72 4 2:00
65 1:13:37 359 Lee Clark m42/72 5 4:00
66 1:13:38 373 Wendy Mcdonald f24/71 5 4:00
67 1:13:39 386 Andrew Stokes m43/72 5 4:00
68 1:13:53 398 Les Rowley m44/72 6 7:00
69 1:14:08 311 Linda Fischer f25/71 3 0
70 1:14:09 308 Jacqueline Dais-Visca f26/71 3 0
71 1:14:11 314 Joshua Herron m45/72 4 2:00
72 1:14:15 405 Liz Hanson f27/71 7 10:00
73 1:14:38 407 Graham Henderson m46/72 7 10:00
74 1:14:59 342 Sam Litvin m47/72 4 2:00
75 1:15:01 356 Joshua Ben-Arie m48/72 5 4:00
76 1:15:04 427 Jake Williams m49/72 8 12:00
77 1:15:07 339 Joe Herron m50/72 4 2:00
78 1:15:23 301 Mary Bamford f28/71 3 0
79 1:15:46 367 Sandy Hershaw m51/72 5 4:00
80 1:15:49 393 Sheila Jacobs f29/71 6 7:00
81 1:16:24 423 Danny Vasilev m52/72 8 12:00
82 1:16:25 381 Liz Roberts f30/71 5 4:00
83 1:16:47 391 Chantelle Bourdages f31/71 5 4:00
84 1:17:04 357 Ray Bisson m53/72 5 4:00
85 1:18:11 378 Paige Nichols f32/71 5 4:00
86 1:18:31 394 Linda Macchia f33/71 6 7:00
87 1:18:48 110 Veda Aprile f34/71 2 2:00
88 1:18:57 362 Robert Franklin m54/72 5 4:00
89 1:19:03 383 Stacey Snider f35/71 5 4:00
90 1:19:04 385 Cathy Stephens f36/71 5 4:00
91 1:19:05 384 Derek Stephens m55/72 5 4:00
92 1:19:06 368 Sean Hewitt m56/72 5 4:00
93 1:19:16 352 Karen Ward f37/71 4 2:00
94 1:19:21 315 Amanda Heydorn f38/71 3 0
95 1:19:23 363 Jessica Gordon f39/71 3 0
96 1:19:54 387 Sarah Williams f40/71 5 4:00
97 1:19:56 400 Emily Williams f41/71 6 7:00
98 1:20:02 102 Marie Coutu f42/71 1 1:00
99 1:20:34 324 Ken Smale m57/72 3 0
100 1:21:14 444 Steve Jones M58/72 8 12:00
101 1:22:00 307 Sandra Constantinescu f43/71 3 0
102 1:22:02 346 Perrine Paccard f44/71 3 0
103 1:22:05 325 Francine Smith f45/71 3 0
104 1:22:12 361 Geoff Collins m59/72 5 4:00
105 1:22:34 106 Sue Mitton f46/71 1 1:00
106 1:23:15 329 Paul Baker m60/72 4 2:00
107 1:23:22 348 Nirooya Sivapalan f47/71 4 2:00
108 1:23:26 413 Andy Williams m61/72 7 10:00
109 1:23:55 344 Meredith Marotta f48/71 4 2:00
110 1:24:38 328 Denise Angelakos f49/71 4 2:00
111 1:24:54 347 Jim Pickering m62/72 4 2:00
112 1:25:19 326 Alice Tien f50/71 3 0
113 1:25:37 119 Jill Manning f51/71 2 2:00
114 1:26:12 349 Marta Tkaczyszyn f52/71 4 2:00
115 1:26:30 358 Pam Christie f53/71 5 4:00
116 1:26:37 374 Brian Mcfarlane m63/72 5 4:00
117 1:26:56 445 Lynn Kerrigan f54/71 4 2:00
118 1:27:09 321 Alexander Pouliot m64/72 3 0
119 1:27:19 320 Christina Persad f55/71 3 0
120 1:27:54 313 Stacey Hein f56/71 3 0
121 1:27:55 341 Karen Lamont f57/71 4 2:00
122 1:27:56 354 Ingrid Wilson f58/71 4 2:00
123 1:28:12 304 Sylvia Bennett f59/71 3 0
124 1:28:28 364 Richard Happerger m65/72 5 4:00
125 1:28:32 310 Glynis Fediuk f60/71 3 0
126 1:29:03 338 Jim Greer m66/72 4 2:00
127 1:29:05 371 Hugh Lawson m67/72 5 4:00
128 1:29:17 327 Deborah Velsher f61/71 3 0
129 1:29:57 122 Cathie Nuss f62/71 2 2:00
130 1:32:28 370 Peter Kain m68/72 5 4:00
131 1:35:36 128 Sonya Walker f63/71 2 2:00
132 1:36:01 334 Peter Finch m69/72 4 2:00
133 1:39:34 118 Martin Leger m70/72 2 2:00
134 1:39:40 417 Adrian Constantinescu m71/72 3 0
135 1:39:41 306 Diana Constantinescu f64/71 3 0
136 1:39:56 337 Dana Gasumova f65/71 4 2:00
137 1:40:09 365 Apneet Hayer f66/71 5 4:00
138 1:42:11 303 Marlee Bell f67/71 3 0
139 1:44:07 443 Amanda Barker f68/71 3 0
140 1:44:09 442 Colin Outram m72/72 3 0
141 1:50:22 353 Leah Williams f69/71 4 2:00
142 1:55:59 107 Nancy Nisbet f70/71 1 1:00
143 1:56:00 108 Mary Nisbet f71/71 1 1:00
If anyone has changed waves but is not indicated correctly here please contact John Petrosoniak to record the correct wave so we can provide a correct Mad Dog time for you.

Special Thanks

There are many people and organizations that help us out. We acknowledge them here for the generous draw prizes and other assistance.

Supporters of the Mad Dog Scramble

XSNRG Running Club
Salomon Toronto (Shops at Don Mills)
Excel Running Series (Michael Brennan)
RBC (Dan Little)
David Muirhead (Raptors tickets)
Leaside Children's Dentistry (Dr. Katherine Ing)
St. Urbain Bagels
Colin Outram (Massage)

Special thanks to David Muirhead for his contribution of a pair of Raptor tickets.

Volunteers

AdultsJunior Volunteers
John PetrosoniakIsabel Gonos
Michael BrennanGordon Webster
Dan LittleSabrina Wong
Wendy Lee
Nick Roberts
John Pendlebury
Laurence Alexander
Connie Cadotte
Chris Jacobs
Shiraz Roberts
Zeljko Srnic
Sharlene Premich
Mary Jane Dundas
Tehmina Ahmed
Lydia Maldonado
Kathy Ing
Sue Pearen
Claudio Hamburger
Ed Wong
Sheila Jacobs
John Gonos
Michael Brennan
Murray Fearn
Peter Kain
Zoe Webster
Rob Schatteman

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Mad Dog Photo Gallery
Photos courtesy of Isabel Gonos how to download
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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.

  1. Meeting Places:
  2. 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.)
  3. 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).