The Don Olson Classic 2.5K & 5K trail race celebrated its 5th anniversary on September 30th with a big crowd, fast times and a new Champion.
There was plenty of speed up front with the top 11 athletes all running under 18 minutes for 5K on the challenging Albion Hills course.
2015 silver medalist Kyle Smith claimed the 5K title this year completing the loop course in 16:19. Last year’s bronze medalist Jamie Tarling moved up a spot to take the silver in 16:30 & Andrew Brown ran 16:40 to earn the bronze.
Jayden Keeler took the women’s 5K title in a new age group record time of 19:12. Aysia Maurice won the silver for the second consecutive year running 19:39 & Megan Logan rounded out the podium with a bronze medal effort of 19:55.
Cameron Moir was the top overall male in the youth 2.5K race coming in at 8:46 while the top overall female for the second consecutive year was Ella Jackson with a time of 9:28.
For complete 5K results CLICK HERE. For complete 2.5K results CLICK HERE
Pricing for Ontario’s best trail race, the Don Olson Classic, goes up on September 25th. Don’t miss out on this amazing deal! Register here.
The DOC features a 2.5K youth only race & a 5K all ages race run on the spectacularly beautiful trails of Albion Hills Conservation Area.
For the ridiculously low price of $35 for the 2.5K & $45 for the 5K, participants get a fantastic race on the prettiest course in Ontario, a long sleeve cotton race shirt, a finishers gift, free food & free downloadable photos.
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Feeling fast? There are 90 awards in 15 categories with the top 3 in each category winning custom medals, the highly coveted DOC winners toques & some cool Nike prizes.
And…..100% of the proceeds from the race are donated to the Bethell Hospice. We have contributed $25,000 so far & hope to make our largest donation yet to celebrate our 5th year.
There is no other race like this. Don’t delay. Register here today!
310 Running’s competitive cross country & fall recreational sessions begin on Monday, August 28th.
These 10 week programs will focus exclusively on running. Typical workouts will be mid to long distance with a reasonable amount hill and speed work.
Running surfaces will vary from soft to hard with a significant amount of work done on trails and grass.
Workouts are on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays at various locations around Caledon.
ALL registered athlete will receive a FREE entry into the Don Olson Classic 2.5K youth or 5K all ages race held on September 30th at Albion Hills Conservation Area.
For more information, click here. To register, click here.
310 Running had nine athletes meet the qualifying standards for Legion Nationals with five choosing to travel to Brandon, Manitoba to compete in them from August 11-13.
Liam Bauer made his first trip to Nationals to compete in the Midget boys 2000 and 1500 steeplechase. On Saturday, Liam’s 6:11.96 knocked 6.66 seconds off his best 2000 time earning him a 16th place finish. He followed that effort up by running a 3.81 second PB in his 1500 steeplechase on Sunday. His time of 4:54.82 was good for 17th place.
Lexy Maurice returned to Nationals for the second time to compete in the Midget girls high jump. After successfully making some late adjustments to her approach in practice on Saturday, Lexy easily equaled her personal best height of 1.45m on Sunday. She narrowly missed at 1.50m and finished the competition in 11th.
Aysia Maurice, who was also competing in her second Legion National Championships, had a busy weekend. On Friday, Aysia posted a ninth place finish in the Midget girls 1200 with a 3:46.28, eclipsing her previous best time by 5.34 seconds. On Saturday, she also placed ninth posting a 2.47 second PB time of 6:45.99 in her Midget girls 2000. Maurice saved the best for last, running a 5:02.27 in the Midget girls 1500 steeplechase on Sunday. This result was a 6.90 second improvement over her record breaking effort at the Provincial Championships held two weeks earlier and was good for 5th in Canada. 13 year old Aysia now holds the U15 and U16 Ontario Provincial records for the 1500 steeplechase.
Cameron Moir made his debut at Legion Nationals in the Midget boys 800. Cameron, who has set PBs in almost every 800 this season, proved once again that he was capable of going faster. His 2:03.14 on Sunday beat his best 800 time by 1.84 seconds to secure a 10th place finish.
Finally Sarah-Rose Sullivan, another first timer at Nationals, raced in the Midget girls 800 and 1200. On Friday Sarah-Rose dropped her best 1200 time by 4.56 second finishing just behind her teammate in 10th in 3:48.02. On Sunday, Sullivan was back on the track where her 2:20.49 800 time earned her 7th place and her second PB of the weekend.
Out of the nine events the 310 Running athletes competed in, they had six top ten finishes, eight new personal bests, one equaled personal best and everyone improved on their seed position.