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In race history, four ENDURrunners are tied with 9 finishes, and all are on track to jointly enter the Thousand Club in 2022, which is quite a feat. Maureen Pecknold, Jack Kilislian, Mark McDonald, and Vicki Zandbergen: all you have to do is finish 😛
In terms of win count, currently Bob Jackman (206, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012) and Robert Brouillette (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019) are tied atop the list with five, but Rob is in pole position to take sole possession of that with six wins on Sunday. And on the women’s side, Valery Hobson (or Vicki Zandbergen in 2nd) are can become the third-ever multiple times champion, joining Jackie Jackman (2008, 2009, 2010, 2012) and April Boultbee (2005, 2007).
Earlier this week, Rebecca Kruisselbrink became the 26th member of the Golden Club.
Our results site is, as you know, amazing.
Lots of work has been put into offering something that is intuitive, interactive, and simply useful. But one limit we currently have is posting of splits for a 25-lap race. So for today’s race, we posted clean 5-lap splits (2k), and if you want more data from the timers, here it is.
Click 2022 ENDURrun Stage 6 Lap Splits to download a .xlsx file
Expect our site to gain a few fun tools between now and ENDURrun 2023!
Well done, runners!
Of all the challenges that make The ENDURrun, the 16 mile hilly trail run is one of the highest. We would love to hear what you thought about Baden Hills as a Stage 5 venue. It was our first time ever hosting a timed race there.
Are your legs screaming? Good news for you: there is a 10k track race tomorrow morning!
Heat 1, 7am
Robert Brouillette, Ryan Kruizenga, Christian Belair, Ian Grzegorczyk, Jordan Schmidt, Alexander Tohivsky, Sebastian Warner, Mark McDonald, Antoine Gauthier, Valery Hobson, Vicki Zandbergen, Caroline Samson-Belair, Joe Bell, Jack Kilislian, Merlin Frey, Jonah Istifan, Patrick Kelly
Relay: Aidan Rutherford
Heat 2, 8am
Ultimate: Tyler Dalton, Denis Allen, Lumi Duca, Patrick Robitaille, Tim Coleman, Tony Martin, Christoph Kessel, Sharon Ditner, Chris Ladubec, Mark Roest, Ronald Irwin, Maureen Pecknold, Katelin Ditner, Ron Stuurman, Sara Blanchett
Relay: Jeanette Thompson, Gary Gravelle
Stage 6 has 0m of elevation, but 2.5x as many laps as Stage 5!
One extra thing for all Stage 6 participants: we will be chiptiming the race. Pick up your chips when you sign in, and wear both on your right short, hanging loose outside your clothing.
It might not be a big surprise, but we’re coming back for 2023. Sign up here with the Earlybird promo code of ER2023.
This was a big year of transition for us, with so much changing, including venues courses, swag and food, and lots of volunteer turnover. But the response has been what we’ve always been looking for: happy people and a strong support for the event. So here we go!
The race capacity is currently listed at 75, and sold out in 2019.
With no results to report on Wednesday morning, we want to shine a quick light on some of the key groups you will see all week.
First let’s look at some corporate partners of Run Waterloo generally who are here this week. Runners’ Choice Waterloo and Shoppers’ Drug Mart Elmira & Elora are both at the Stages with direct support and staff participation. We have also had Domino’s Pizza and Waterloo Brewing available because we love these companies! Quick shout-out to the rest of the Run Waterloo sponsors whose year-round support is critical to our ongoing operations:
Next, a quick fist bump to Running Rarebits and Health + Performance, two local running groups who are out all week with participants and volunteers. Running groups are the life blood of our community and we’re so glad to be working together again!
What can you say about WR React? This amazing group has worked literally hundreds of RW events over the years, and we are more appreciative of their expertise every passing event.
Huge thanks to our hosts, whether the GRCA and the Waterloo Catholic District School Board, or Waterloo, Kitchener, Cambridge, and Wilmot. Unless you are running on a treadmill or your own private property, the use of public spaces is absolutely essential to active lifestyles and even through all the changes to ENDURrun this year we are thankful to be able to host these events.
And just a general note of thanks to everyone in neon this week. There are thousands of hours of work that goes into these events and it’s almost impossible to properly appreciate all the volunteer efforts in one quick blog post. Thank you!
Stage 3 is 30 KM cross country, and for the first time in ENDURrun history, it was held away from Bechtel park.
Shade’s Mill was a well-received replacement, with extra shade and more trail on the 5k loop. Thanks to the Grand River Conservation Authority for hosting us!
Robert Brouillette increased his lead and Valery Hobson moved into 1st place [Stage 3 | Cumulative].
We asked the RD for comments about the changing courses thus far: Being faced with the incredible challenge of replacing venues for 5 of the 7 Stages (due to construction or permit issues), the feedback regarding the first two venue/course changes have been overwhelmingly positive. Regarding the new course for the Half Marathon, overall vs a road course, the new course is quieter, more scenic, less lonely, has more shade, and faster. Regarding the new course at Shade’s Mill, overall vs Bechtel Park, it is 100% trails and comparable if not faster than Bechtel, and has a more park-like setting and atmosphere. So far so good, and a promising indication of a bright future ahead for The ENDURrun.
Tuesday is the third morning Stage in a row, totaling 66.1km. Sleep in tomorrow, because Wednesday evening, the hills of the Grand River Trail await!
15k Time Trial.
Start Name Event
8:00 Sara Blanchett Ultimate
8:01 Ron Stuurman Ultimate
8:02 Maureen Pecknold Ultimate
8:03 Katelin Ditner Ultimate
8:04 Mark Roest Ultimate
8:05 Ronald Irwin Ultimate
8:06 Christoph Kessel Ultimate
8:07 Chris Ladubec Ultimate
8:08 Jorja Ditner Ultimate
8:09 Sharon Ditner Ultimate
8:10 Tony Martin Ultimate
8:11 Patrick Robitaille Ultimate
8:12 Patrick Kelly Ultimate
8:13 Lumi Duca Ultimate
8:14 Tim Coleman Ultimate
8:15 Tyler Dalton Ultimate
8:16 Merlin Frey Ultimate
8:17 Jonah Istifan Ultimate
8:18 Jack Kilislian Ultimate
8:19 Antoine Gauthier Ultimate
8:20 Denis Allen Ultimate
8:21 Joe Bell Ultimate
8:22 Vicki Zandbergen Ultimate
8:23 Tica Simmons Relay
8:24 Caroline Samson-Belair Ultimate
8:25 Mark McDonald Ultimate
8:26 Sebastian Warner Ultimate
8:27 Valery Hobson Ultimate
8:28 Alexander Tohivsky Ultimate
8:29 👑 Rebecca Kruisselbrink Ultimate
8:30 Ian Grzegorczyk Ultimate
8:31 Ryan Kruizenga Ultimate
8:32 Jordan Schmidt Ultimate
8:33 Christian Belair Ultimate
8:34 👑 Robert Brouillette Ultimate
8:35 Aidan Rutherford Relay
8:36 Alex Ullman Relay
Over the years, we spent a lot of time and effort developing a richly interactive results experience for ENDURrun.
Everything you need is found at https://results.runwaterloo.com/endurrun/
You can find simple results for single Stages (for example, today’s Stage 1 Half Marathon) and you can find all sorts of cumulative standings (which get more interesting as the week progresses). Check the filters to be able to compare against all previous years, and sort by various demographics. As photos are uploaded, they will also be found linked from the results.
Congratulations to all participants in the race under today’s heat advisory. That was quite an experience. A lot was new, but what hasn’t changed is the quality of the people involved.
Since there wasn’t an official Gold Jersey presentation today, please elet us focus on the winners for a minute…5-time defending champion Robert Brouillette is no stranger to the Gold Club, but we have a new member in Rebecca Kruisselbrink!!
The start list for Stage 2, 15k Time Trial will be posted shortly. The first runner starts at 8:00am, working backwards each minute for about an hour. You can predict your start time quite accurately by looking at how many people are behind you in the cumulative standings.
OK, so we’re doing this!
So much changed for 2022, and suddenly, that it was difficult to maintain every page on this website. Rest assured these are the key what/where/when details that you need.
Stage 0 – Saturday August 6 – 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. – Social/Kit pickup/Pre-Race Meeting, 2 Weberlyn Cres, Conestogo, ON
Stage 1 – Sunday August 7 – 8:00 a.m. – Half Marathon, Grey Silo Trail at RIM Park, 2001 University Ave E, Waterloo, ON – 3 loops course on paved bike trail
Stage 2 – Monday August 8 – 8:00 a.m. – 15 KM Time Trial, Grand Trunk Trail at Moyer’s Landing, 780 Fountain St S, Cambridge, ON – Out and back paved/gravel trail (Note: first runner starts at 8:00am; one minute time trial start gaps will be published Sunday afternoon)
Stage 3 – Tuesday August 9 – 8:00 a.m. – 30 KM Cross Country Run, Shade’s Mills Conservation Area, 450 Avenue Rd, Cambridge, ON – 6 loops of varying trail surfaces
Stage 4 – Wednesday August 10 – 6:00 p.m. – 10 Mile Hill Run, Walter Bean Trail, park in the Coldwell Banker Peter Benninger Realty parking lot at 508 Riverbend Dr Kitchener, ON – 2 hilly crushed gravel loops
Stage 5 – Friday August 12 – 8:00 a.m. – 25.6 KM Technical Trail Run, Baden Hills, 2733 Sandhills Rd, Wilmot, ON – 10 loops
Stage 6 – Saturday August 13 – 7:00 am – 10 KM Time Trial, Track Race at St David Catholic Secondary School synthetic track, 4 High St, Waterloo, ON – 2 or 3 heats, fastest heat first based on cumulative time to this Stage
Stage 7 – Sunday August 14 – 7:30 a.m. – Marathon, Grey Silo Trail at RIM Park, 2001 University Ave E, Waterloo, ON – 5 loops
For the first time since 2019, we are hosting a race this month. It took a lot to get to this point.
So much has changed that the first place you should go for updates are the Race Roster page and the race director directly ([email protected]). This website currently has outdated information.