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*November 6th
30th Annual Ontario Masters Sunnybrook Park 8K Cross Country race.

The Lakeshore Runners, a running group from Cobourg, Port Hope, and surrounding area, were well represented at last weekend’s Ontario Masters Provincial Cross Country Running Championships. Despite blustering winds and wet conditions, 13 men and women from the area were among the 142 competitors aged 30-80 who raced in Sunnybrook Park in Toronto on Sunday afternoon.

On the men’s side, Port Hope’s Terry Crain was the top local finisher. Crain completed the 8km looped course in 31:17, placing 5th in the 35-39 age category and 31st overall. Andrew Harvey, Brian Waite, and Rod Simpson finished 10th, 11th, and 12th in the same age category, with times of 35:07, 36:02, and 36:15 respectively. Glen Fitchett also finished 5th in his age group (50-55) in a time of 32:54, followed by Brian Brown (8th, 35:57), and Gord Hunter (9th, 36:40). Billy Weir finished 8th in the 55-59 category in a time of 35:20, and Dave Poley finished 18th in the 45-49 category with a time of 34:51.

On the women’s side, Cobourg’s Jessica Fraser-Thomas finished 5th in the 30-34 age category (9th overall), in a time of 34:04. Anita Macklin and Kim Nimmo finished 4th and 5th in the 35-39 age category, with times of 41:40 and 41:53 respectively. Clarey Ellis-Stetch finished 8th in the 40-44 category in a time of 40:55.

- Jessica Fraser

*October 23
Niagara Marathon

*October 23
Fleming College Foundation Fun Run 5/10k and 30k Relay
10am at Peterborough Sport & Wellness Centre !

*October 22
The Tony Edwards 5k Challenge and 2k Junior Jog
Hastings – 9:40am

*Oct. 16
Toronto Marathon and Half-marathon.
There were also some impressive results at the Toronto Marathon and Half-marathon today. Of particular note, Terry Crain ran a PB in the half of 1:20:10, finishing 15th overall and third in his age category. Nice work, Terry. And, Jackie Waller also had an excellent race - in her second half-marathon in three weeks – handily beating her time at PEC. In the full marathon, John Doorleyers finished 70th overall in a very quick 3:07:02 (back on the bus for Boston, John).
For more results visit

*Oct. 15, 2005
Toronto Zoo Run 10K
See the chat area for a retell of the event.

Rod finished 79th with a placement of 11/103 for his age category.
Mark Essak finished 143 with an impressive 8/64 for his age category.
Other know Cobourgians present: Dr. Kwok, Gord Ley and Linda Essak
Check out all the stats at

*Oct. 15, 2005
5km Wishmaker Parade Walk for Wishes
A fundraiser in support of the Children’s Wish Foundation. Saturday, October 15th at Victoria Park in Cobourg.
Registration starts at 10:00 am and the walk/run/parade starts at 11:00 am. Contact Rick or Laurel Merriam
50 people present with $5000 raised. Wait to go!

*Oct. 15
Inaugural Warkworth 8-miler
Starts at 9am. Beginning at the Warkworth Arena it follows a mix of paved roads, gravel roads and even some trail. Since it is the first year there will be no medals or prizes, but they will set course records for age groups. $10 entry - goes to local community organizations.

See the chat area for a great retell of the event.

Dave P. the winner of the inaugural race,
Dave McC. was second and Billy third.
We all ran back to meet Kimberly and Kelly (the only women) and ran across the finish together.

Cover Our Butts Statement:
As with any exercise program, you should consult your doctor before starting. The Lakeshore Runners group or individuals within the group do not take responsibility for an individual's actions should they choose to run. Use your head, it's not just for keeping a hat on!