New National Record at 310 Running Invitational

310 Running Invitational #2, held on August 22nd at the Humberview track in Bolton, promised to build off of the success of the inaugural meet held the week before. It did not disappoint.
The second meet allowed 140+ competition starved athletes the chance to compete in a different suite of events in a safe COVID adapted format over the course of the day.
Highlights included a new National M55 record in the 800 for Jim Dyck. His time of 2:04.20 eclipsed the previous best of 2:07.10 that stood for 21 years.
The meet also featured a new National W65 best time of 56.02 in the 300 hurdles for Karla Del Grande.
Thank you to Bolton Physiotherapy, our outstanding volunteers & officials for their exceptional support.
Results for 310 Running Invitational #2 can be found HERE.
310 Running’s Friday Night Lights is set for September 11th at Humberview. Details & registration for that event can be found HERE.

Track is Finally Back

After what seemed like an eternity with no competitions, 310 Running helped to get things rolling again on August 15th by hosting the first ever track meet held at the new Humberview track.
Adapted to conform with public health guidelines, the event attracted athletes from all over Ontario including multiple OFSAA, National & Masters Champions. For many, it was the first outdoor competition of 2020.
With the support of Peel Health, the Town of Caledon, Athletics Ontario & the track community at large, 310 Running was able to execute the first of two safe, sanctioned meets.
Results for 310 Running Invitational #1 can be found HERE.
310 Running Invitational #2 is set for August 22nd at Humberview. Details & registration for that event can be found HERE.

Training in a COVID-19 World

The world today is certainly different than what it was just a few short weeks ago.
While the way we are training right now is different, the work is the same & it still needs to get done.
Here is how we are adapting:

  • 310 Running athletes are working independently. They are being given specific work to do & are being asked to find creative & safe ways to complete it. 
  • At the end of each week, athletes are reporting their results.
  • Weekly calls are scheduled with all athletes to go over their plans, their results & any issues they may be having.
  • We are also organizing virtual events to try to keep everyone connected through this situation. 
  • Despite the fact that many major events for our older athletes have been cancelled, we are approaching the training as if OFSAA & Nationals were still happening. This double periodization approach will be adjusted as the actual competition schedule becomes clearer.
  • Regardless, we will find a way to test our athlete’s fitness at the appropriate times in a competitive scenario, even if we have to create that scenario ourselves.
  • The MTA is pushing the outdoor season back with the championships, that we are hosting in Bolton, now scheduled for mid-September. Accordingly, younger athletes will have a longer than usual training cycle to build toward their revised schedule.
  • As soon as the social distancing guidelines are relaxed, we will start to train together in whatever size groups are permitted. 

We are committed to preparing our athletes for the 2020 outdoor track & field season in new & creative ways so that when the world is ready for track & field again, we will be ready too.

Spadzinski Named MTA Athlete of Excellence

The Minor Track Association recognized some outstanding athletes at their annual awards banquet on February 29th.
Congratulations to 310 Running’s Maddie Spadzinski who was presented with a Senior Athlete of Excellence Award.
Maddie, a recent MTA graduate, went from setting the Atom girls 200m hurdles record to a soccer injury that resulted in reconstructive knee surgery to one year of rehab & then back onto the podium as a Senior.
Maddie’s perseverance made for a great comeback story & her talent earned her this well deserved recognition.