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Stage 5 – Chicopee: sixteen miles of hills, trail and this year – for extra fun – rain!

This Stage is one of the true tests of ENDURrun, and one of the largest unknowns to Rookies. We also welcome our five Sport athletes for Stages 5, 6 and 7.

Results

Full results here.

Photos

Coming soon!

Tomorrow

Saturday morning is Stage 6: the the second Time Trial. Projected start order here [PDF]. Runners must be at the Start Line 10 minutes before this unofficial projection.
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After four days, four stages and 88.2KM of racing, on Thursday, The ENDURrun takes a rest. Let’s take this opportunity to check in on our Ultimate leaders.

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After an unprecedented variety in stage winners in 2014, at this point in 2015, the overall male and female leaders have been dominating with wins in all 4 Stages. Looking strong and confident and good in gold, Robert and Victoria have demonstrated great running ability and sportsmanship throughout, with gaps of 21:57 on Robin Richard-Campeau and 14:50 on Alexandra Garner. Let’s take a look at how these performances rank all-time after four stages:

All-time Overall after Stage 4 - Ultimate Men

YearLastFirstAgeCityCountryStage 1Stage 2Stage 3Stage 4Stage 5Stage 6Stage 7After 4After 7Place 4Place 7
2004BedleyCharles31TorontoCanada1:12:030:49:431:54:360:55:521:41:480:30:542:32:424:52:149:37:3811
2003BedleyCharles30TorontoCanada1:13:450:50:241:55:500:58:051:54:570:34:232:35:314:58:0410:02:5522
2003TremainRich32ArthurCanada1:13:440:48:471:57:291:12:332:06:300:34:552:56:275:10:4610:48:3833
2015BrouilletteRobert23CambridgeCanada1:17:390:53:412:01:570:58:165:11:314*?
2008JackmanBob26CranstonUSA1:19:430:55:442:09:570:58:201:59:040:34:592:54:555:23:4410:52:4255
2005StranoMike32KeswickCanada1:23:570:56:342:01:441:01:512:04:480:43:413:08:415:24:0611:21:16611
2006CunninghamBrad31VictoriaCanada1:20:280:54:182:08:531:00:552:03:430:35:242:55:525:24:3410:59:3377
2008FormaneckSteve28KitchenerCanada1:22:110:56:422:04:531:01:052:01:060:35:362:54:245:24:5110:55:5786
2006JackmanBob24WarwickUSA1:21:030:55:222:08:531:00:431:58:590:35:302:50:125:26:0110:50:4294
2014LeducMatthew32AjaxCanada1:16:440:55:022:10:071:04:212:07:160:39:042:55:195:26:1411:07:53108
2014KellyPatrick51OttawaCanada1:20:330:57:512:06:301:06:122:05:330:39:232:58:175:31:0611:14:191110
2009JackmanBob27WarwickUSA1:22:520:56:542:12:031:00:282:02:550:36:452:59:065:32:1711:11:03129
2015Richard-CampeauRobin36St-Leonard-dCanada1:22:120:55:042:13:321:02:425:33:2813*?

All-time Overall after Stage 4 - Ultimate Women

YearLastFirstAgeCityCountryStage 1Stage 2Stage 3Stage 4Stage 5Stage 6Stage 7After 4After 7Place 4Place 7
2005BoultbeeApril33TorontoCanada1:31:081:02:462:16:141:08:002:21:110:38:373:15:205:58:0812:13:1612
2010JackmanJackie32WarwickUSA1:29:011:00:432:21:031:08:342:15:090:41:273:11:505:59:2112:07:4721
2005BoultbeeMelanie33TorontoCanada1:32:231:02:372:18:111:08:382:21:530:40:103:20:346:01:4912:24:2633
2015SiemonVictoria26TorontoCanada1:25:351:01:032:25:591:09:306:02:054*?
2009JackmanJackie31WarwickUSA1:30:341:03:032:24:021:08:522:19:240:41:253:19:276:06:3112:26:4754
2014FlemingMindy29TorontoCanada1:27:051:02:262:31:391:09:422:23:290:40:143:15:376:10:5212:30:1266
2010BinkJoanne43WaterlooCanada1:28:351:01:532:29:301:12:382:40:310:40:583:20:486:12:3612:54:53710
2012JackmanJackie34WarwickUSA1:32:071:03:342:27:111:09:452:21:260:41:433:21:306:12:3712:37:1687
2009BoultbeeApril37TorontoCanada1:33:351:04:262:25:541:09:322:17:380:41:003:28:046:13:2712:40:0998
2014BatsfordAngela34PetawawaCanada1:30:051:03:252:31:391:11:262:39:500:41:243:30:196:16:3513:08:081011
2011BinkJoanne44WaterlooCanada1:29:171:03:592:34:571:08:272:23:140:40:133:08:546:16:4012:29:01115
2015GarnerAlexandra29TorontoCanada1:32:071:05:472:26:581:12:046:16:5512*?

We are witnessing epic performances this year, Victoria and Robert are each sitting fourth all-time after four stages. Robin (13th) and Alexandra (12th) are not far behind! In the Relay event, the H+P Men’s A1 Relay is on pace to break the all-time record of 11:05:19 set by the Road Scholars in 2012.

To all runners, all the best for the remainder of the week! There are still lots of opportunities and KMs to either make up time or lose ground. Following the off day, the next series of challenges begins with one of the most difficult Stages, a 25.6 km cross country run at the local ski resort. Then following a 10 km time trial, The ENDURrun finishes with the historic Marathon.

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Stage 4 begins the first of the two consecutive mountain Stages. Run on the locally famous Wilmot Line, this course tests the participants with a series of continuous hills on both ways of this out and back course. Being an evening Stage, the participants must also nervously and anxiously await the 6:00 p.m. start. Great weather once again greeted the participants, and some gutsy performances were witnessed.

Congratulations to all participants for completing this difficult Stage, and for now passing the 80km mark of this 160km challenge. Enjoy your rest day!

Results

In the Ultimate Men’s event, current leader Robert Brouillette was the only sub-one hour runner, and increased his overall lead to an amazing 21:57 after 4 Stages. Robin was second in this Stage and remains second overall. Ultimate Women leader Victoria Siemon continues her winning form with her fourth Stage win and now has a 14:50 overall lead. There were no changes in second and third, as both Alexandra and Angela battled together for the entire race and finished only 5 seconds apart.

H+P Men’s A1 increased their overall lead in the Relay event with a strong run from Sean Delanghe. Full results are available here.

Photos

The off day will allow us to catch up on Stage 3 and Stage 4 pictures 🙂

Tomorrow

Tomorrow, we sleep in and brunch. It’s a day of rest before getting loopy at Chicopee for Stage 5.

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Stage 3 has been described as the first true test of The ENDURrun: a six-loop 30k cross country course.  It is by design that the Stage that follows a shorter, flatter road race is a longer, hilly trail race. Ideal weather conditions helped, but Stage 3 is still physically and mentally demanding. Pacing and strategy are more evident at this Stage, as a lot of time could be lost as a result of a poor decision. Who made the right choice? Check out the results and see for yourself!

Results

The top of the tables remain the same, with Robert Brouillette, Victoria Siemon and H+P Men’s A1 all winning Stage 3 and increasing their overall leads in the Ultimate Male, Ultimate Female and Relay categories, respectively. Further down the results in each category, we’re seeing some great battles and movement. In both Ultimate categories, the third place runner after Stage 2 (Christian Belair and Alexandra Garner) overtook second place overall during Stage 3. The closest battle is between Ed Andringa and K. Bill Dost, separated by a total of two seconds. In Relay, we are seeing tight battles between second and third, between fourth and fifth, and seventh and eighth. But it’s still early!

Full results are available here.

Photos

Up soon!

Tomorrow

Congrats to all finishers, who now earn some downtime before tomorrow evening’s Stage 4. The competition resumes Wednesday at Camp Heidelberg in Woolwich.

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Stage 2 is a cycling-inspired time trial. Even through the rain and on some gravel, some fast times were dropped!
Following the record setting run by Ultimate runner Vicky Siemon in Stage 1, another Stage record was set in Stage 2. The flat out and back course design, combined with perfect weather conditions, provided the opportunity for some fast results. Would the participants take advantage and push the pace, or hold back for the demanding 30k trail run the next day. Check out the results and see for yourself!

Results

Stage 1 winners Robert Brouillette and Victoria Siemon maintained their gold jersey status at Stage 2. Relay runner Adam Hortian’s time of 48:49 is the second-fastest ever for Stage 2, dating to Rich Tremain’s 2003 time as an Ultimate.
Full results are available here.

Photos

Are available on our Picasa site. Enjoy!

Tomorrow

The competition resumes Tuesday morning at Stage 3, a 30km cross country race. Will it rain?

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Stage 2
Below is the projected start order for Stage 2. This Time Trial stage starts one runner each minute, in reverse order to previous results and expected finish times. Dropouts may still adjust the start times by a few minutes – the list will be finalized and available at the start line at 7:30am August 10.

2015 Stage 2 Start Order

StartName
8:00Sean Tamkin
8:01Wilf Goron
8:02Sandra Karl
8:03Colleen Sweeney
8:04Taylor Kelly
8:05Carol Stewart
8:06Michelle Barnes
8:07Laura Hewitson
8:08Chris Battaglia
8:09Ed Andringa
8:10Sara Blanchett
8:11Ken B Anderson
8:12Jenny-lynn Fortin
8:13Cari Rastas Howards
8:14Derek Hergott
8:15Amanda Booth
8:16Jodi Kalman
8:17Brenda Heath-Clifton
8:18Deirdre Large
8:19Maryanne Turner
8:20K. Bill Dost
8:21Shimon Schwartz
8:22Steve Stewart
8:23Lizzy Hughes
8:24Sue Pelger
8:25Michelle Lennox
8:26Harold O'Krafka
8:27Leanne Loney
8:28Trish Benoit
8:29Nikkole Welsh
8:30Karen Tays-Batsford
8:31Mike Tancsa
8:32Vicki Zandbergen
8:33Manuela Jones
8:34Jack Kilislian
8:35Grace Tansley
8:36Steve Mahood
8:37Dave Bolan
8:38Nicole Green
8:39Johanne Audet
8:40Mike Coughlin
8:41Joanne Bink
8:42Mark McDonald
8:43Merlin Frey
8:44Thaddeus Homewood
8:45Leigh Anne Martin
8:46Costas Farassoglou
8:47Savvas Farassoglou
8:48Gilles Gervais
8:49Michael Luxton
8:50Valery Hobson
8:51Angela Batsford-Merman
8:52Jeff Martin
8:53Alexandra Garner
8:54Gary Barfoot
8:55Andrew Weinacht
8:56Dave Rutherford
8:57Michael Piazza
8:58Patrick Kelly
8:59Sebastian Warner
9:00Gillian Willard
9:01Holger Kleinke
9:02Victoria Siemon
9:03Mark Meyers
9:04Christian Belair
9:05Stefan Gudmundson
9:06Robin Richard-Campeau
9:07Robert Brouillette
9:08Adam Hortian

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It’s that time of the year again!

ENDURrun 2015 kicked off this morning with a half marathon in Conestogo, Ontario. The event has grown again this year, with record-breaking competitors in Ultimate (55) and Relay (9).

Results

Congratulations to all finishers today. Winners today are Robert Brouillette (1:17:39) and Vicky Siemon (1:25:35), who will wear the gold jerseys in tomorrow’s 15K Time Trial. Vicki’s time is an all-time Ultimate Female Stage 1 record!

Full results are available here.

Media

Photos Photos from Julie and Jeff are available at Picasa.
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Blogs
We’re looking forward to recaps on these blogs! Vicki | Rob | Trish
Social

Tomorrow

See you again tomorrow, for Stage 2.

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In the past, we have had numerous requests from participants wanting to raise funds for a different charity, other than the official charity of The ENDURrun.

Just as The ENDURrun can be a personal journey of determination and willpower, they wanted their fundraising efforts to go towards a charity with personal meaning or significance.

We are very pleased to announce a new policy regarding fundraising, beginning with The 2015 ENDURrun.

Participants can now fundraise for a Charity of their Choice. All you have to do is notify the Charity of your intentions, and then register your Charity with The ENDURrun ([email protected]).

Anyone raising a minimum of $1,000 for their chosen Charity will have their 2015 entry fee waived. This is one small way to show that The ENDURrun cares.

A pledge form is available here: Run for Free 2015

Thank you, and best of luck with your training, preparation, and fundraising.