Local runners have excellent showing at Canadian Cross-Country Championships

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By Pierre Mikhail, Muskoka Algonquin Runners

Main photo: Muskoka Algonquin Runners at the Canadian XC Championships (back from left) Ray Love, Troy Cox, Tony Marra, Brian Gray, Jeff Irwin, Andre Boudreault, Doug Neudorf, Jeramie Carbonaro (hidden); (front from left) Katelin Barkey, Jess Sheppard, Jennifer Nicholson, Chris Watson, Pierre Mikhail, Mark Sinnige, Darla Coles, Kim Russel Brooks, Nancy Edson, Erwin Baertschi, and Lavinia Carreau. Missing from picture: Catherine Smith and Corina Zechel.

Muskoka Algonquin Runners (MARS) was well-represented by 24 runners at the Canadian XC Championships on Saturday, November 23 in Kingston.

In the U18 races, Emma Elliott and Cam Heinz ran alongside the best youth runners in Canada and had solid races. We are really proud of them.

In the Masters races, MARS had three age group wins: Troy Cox M50-54, Lavinia Carreau W40-44, and Kim Russel Brooks W60-64. Chris Watson placed third in M40-44 and Corina Tschan placed third in W45-49.

In the team category, the club also has three Canadian champion teams: W40-49 Lavinia Carreau, Donna Mae Robins, Jen Nicholson, and Corina Tschan; W60-69 Kim Russel Brooks and Nancy Edson; and M40-49 Chris Watson, Troy Cox, Jeramie Carbonaro, Mark Sinnige.

The MARS M50-59 and M60-69 teams placed third.

Pretty amazing for a club whose town population is 20,000!  Super proud of our runners.

If you are interested in learning more about the Muskoka Algonquin Runners club, join them for their 2019 information and membership registration night at Boston Pizza on December 6, 2018, from 6-8 p.m. You can also learn more at muskokaalgonquinrunners.com.

Chris Watson (right) on his way to a third place M40-44 finish (Photo Peter Stokes)

Chris Watson (right) on his way to a third place M40-44 finish (Photo: Peter Stokes)

(From left) Troy Cox, Mark Sinnige and Jeramie Carbonaro, three members of the winning M40-49 team (Photo Peter Stokes)

(From left) Troy Cox, Mark Sinnige and Jeramie Carbonaro, three members of the winning M40-49 team (Photo: Peter Stokes)

Lavinia Carreau on her way to a first place W40-44 finish (Photo Peter Stokes)

Lavinia Carreau on her way to a first place W40-44 finish (Photo: Peter Stokes)

Ray Love (second from right) on course (Photo Peter Stokes)

Ray Love (second from right) on course (Photo: Peter Stokes)

Cameron Heinz (right) crosses the finish line (Photo: Peter Stokes)

Cameron Heinz (right) crosses the finish line (Photo: Peter Stokes)

Jennifer Nicholson crosses the finish line (Photo: Peter Stokes)

Jennifer Nicholson crosses the finish line (Photo: Peter Stokes)

Erwin Baertschi crosses the finish line (Photo: Peter Stokes)

Erwin Baertschi crosses the finish line (Photo: Peter Stokes)

Andre Boudreault crosses the finish line (Photo Peter Stokes)

Andre Boudreault crosses the finish line (Photo: Peter Stokes)

Lavinia Carreau centre W40-44 winner

Lavinia Carreau (centre) W40-44 winner

Chris Watson (right) M40-44 third place

Chris Watson (right) M40-44 third place

Corina Tschan (right) third W45-49

Corina Tschan (right) third W45-49

Troy Cox (centre) M50-54 winner

Troy Cox (centre) M50-54 winner

Kim Russel Brooks (centre) W60-64 winner

Kim Russel Brooks (centre) W60-64 winner

Nancy Edson (left) and Kim Russel Brooks, W60-69 champions

Nancy Edson (left) and Kim Russel Brooks, W60-69 champions

 

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