2016 Don Olson Classic In The Books

Hundreds of athletes descended on Albion Hills Conservation Area on October 1 to participate in the 4th annual Don Olson Classic 2.5K & 5K trail race.
 
Defending men’s 5K Champion Thomas Witkowicz earned his 3rd consecutive victory in a course record time of 15:56. Dean Cameron took the silver in 16:18 & Jamie Tarling won bronze with a 16:27. Jamie’s time shattered the men’s 20-29 age group record.
 
In the women’s 5K, Alessia Pizzimenti won the gold in 19:59 with Aysia Maurice & Emma Everett close on her heels in the silver & bronze medal positions in 20:02 & 20:03 respectively.
 
Top overall male in the youth 2.5K race was Jack Wierzbicki who crossed the line in 8:32 while top overall female, Ella Jackson, navigated the course in 9:17.
 
For complete 5K results CLICK HERE. For complete 2.5K results CLICK HERE.
 
Thank you to all the athletes & volunteers who make the Don Olson Classic a huge success every year. Thanks to you, we will be making a $7,000 donation to Bethell Hospice this year bringing our 4-year total up to $25,000.

Provincial Silver for 310 Running’s Bantam Girls

310 Running’s Bantam girls team consisting of Aysia Maurice, Emma Everett, Lexy Maurice & Charlotte Barber took the team silver at the Athletics Ontario Provincial Cross Country Championships held in Etobicoke on Sunday November 15.
 
The girls finished 10th, 13th, 16th & 25th respectively for a combined team total of 64 against a very strong field of Bantam athletes.
 
Congratulations to all four girls for a spectacular effort to end an amazing season.

Big Crowds & Fast Times at DOC

The Don Olson Classic, held on Saturday October 3, hosted over 400 athletes in a 2.5K youth only & 5K all ages trail race at Albion Hills Conservation Area.
 
The cool fall weather made for perfect running conditions & the athletes took full advantage of that posting 3 new course records.
 
Thomas Witkowicz crushed his record from last year lowering the new standard to 16:05 in the open 5K. Also well below last years best time was Kyle Smith who came in with a 16:09.
 
Teammates Sylvia Russell & two time 5K champion Hiley Dobbs crossed the line hand in hand. Both girls posted a time of 18:57 but Sylvia ended up winning by an eyelash.
 
Darryl Barber took the men’s Masters category in a record time of 18:32 while Kathryn Strano set the new best time in the women’s Master category of 21:43.
 
Dakota Goguen had the fastest overall time in the 2.5K with an 8:23. Meg Jackson was the first girl across the line in 9:09.
 
For full results, click here
 
For downloadable photos of the race, click here

310 Running Donates $4000 to Bethell Hospice

Bethell Hospice310 Running proudly donated the proceeds from their annual race, the Don Olson Classic, to Bethell Hospice this week.
 
Thanks to our sponsors, volunteers & the athletes who competed, a cheque for $4,000 was presented to Julie Hymers of Bethell Hospice to support this very worthy cause.
 
Next’s year race is scheduled for October 3. Save the date & be part of something very special.