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Monday, June 29 2009 - London Runner Athletes Step up to National Level with 3 Top-10 Performances at Canadian Track Championships
Seven London Runner Distance Club athletes competed in the Canadian Track and Field Championships and Worlds Trials in Toronto over the past 4 days, putting on a strong showing led by three top-10 placings in the 5,000m, Steeplechase, and 10,000m. This was a great step forward for the London and area athletes, and hopefully a sign of more national level performances in the future from this young group. Outstanding performances by Adrian Walton and Kyle O'Neill highlighted the weekend, and the group will now look forward to the Ontario Senior Championships in Windsor next weekend with podium finishes in mind.

London Runner Distance Club at Canadian Track and Field Championships

Adrian Walton - Mens 10,000m - 7th place, 31:17:53

Bethany McChesney - Womens 5,000m - 16th place, 18:33.03

Brandon Laan - Mens 800m - 25th place, 1:55.80

Chantelle Wilder - Womens 5,000m - 11th place, 17:23.66

Chris Nagle - Mens 10,000m - 12th place, 33:17.46

Katie Anderson - Womens 800m - 17th place, 2:13:36; Womens 1,500m - 26th place, 4:41.16

Kyle O'Neill - 5,000m - 5th place, 14:29.77; Mens 3,000m Steeplechase - 4th place, 8:55.30

Wednesday, June 24 2009 - LRDC Crew Heading to Canadian Track and Field Championships
After hosting the 4th Runners' Choice London Distance Series Meet tonight, seven London Runner Distance Club athletes will be heading to Toronto for the Canadian Track and Field Championships and Worlds Trials. These athletes will be competing in 9 events between June 25-28 as follows:

Walton, O'Neill, and Laan preparing for NationalsAdrian Walton - Mens 10,000m (ranked 10th)

Chris Nagle - Mens 10,000m

Kyle O'Neill - Mens 3,000m Steeplechase (ranked 8th), Mens 5,000m (ranked 10th)

Brandon Laan - Mens 800m

Katie Anderson - Womens 800m, Womens 1,500m

Bethany McChesney - Womens 5,000m

Chantelle Wilder - Womens 5,000m

Thursday, June 11 2009 - RCLDS Meets Continue to Produce Fast Times
Over the past week, the results of the two most recent Runners' Choice London Distance Series meets have continued to demonstrate why London, and these meets in particular, have become a focal racing point for athletes seeking National and International level standards. Between the June 3rd 'Summer Kick-Off' and the June 9th 'New Balance 1500m Night', the TD Waterhouse stadium was host to great races by excellent athletes over every distance from 800m to 5000m.

Outstanding results at these meets include:
-a Stadium record and the top Mens Steeplechase time in Canada so far this year by London native Robin Watson (8:34.32), just missing the World Championship 'B' standard
-the strongest Womens 5,000m ever held at TD Waterhouse Stadium, including 8 women under the 18-minute barrier, led by Courtney Laurie
-back-to-back wins by Sheed Khan in the 800m June 3rd (1:52.87) and 1500m June 9th (3:51.20) against very strong fields
-a deep Mens 5,000m field that produced 9 sub-15:00 times, led by Robert Kitz
-World Youth 1,500m standard achieved by Megan Beverley (4:32.25), and numerous male athletes
-Pan Am Junior 1,500m standard achieved by Nadine Frost (4:34.51)
-and dozens of other athletes achieving standards for Canadian Track and Field Championships

Top London Runner athletes were:
-Adrian Walton placing 2nd in the June 3rd 5,000m in 14:28.66, his 2nd fastest lifetime performance
-Kyle O'Neil placing 3rd in the June 3rd 3,000m Steeplechase in 9:02.10, a personal best
-Bethany McChesney breaking the 18-minute barrier for the first time in the June 3rd 5,000m
-Eric Barry, Aaron Hendrikx, and Katie Anderson all achieving Canadian Championship standard in the 1,500m

New Balance Contributing Love (and Prizes):
Following the goals of their current campaign to get people to LOVE running more, New Balance Canada came on board as title sponsor of the June 9th 1500m Night and contributed merchandise for the winners of every heat, along with free shoes for top overall performances. With the support of coaches and athletes around the province, and backing from companies such as New Balance and Runners' Choice, there looks to be a very bright future for these London distance meets.

Monday, June 1 2009 - Summer Kick-Off Meet Promises Hot Start to Summer Season
The second meet of the 2009 Runners' Choice London Distance Series is all set to kick-start the summer outdoor season with sizzling fields. This Wednesday evening, the Summer Kick-Off will look to smash TD Waterhouse Stadium records in multiple events as over 100 athletes, including several Canadian Champions, travel to the UWO campus to race. Top athletes include:

-Hilary Stellingwerff - two-time defending National Champion in the 1500m
-Rob Watson - #1 ranked Steepler in Canada, top-5 all-time, Olympic Trials Champion
-Alex Genest - Canadian Junior Steeplechase Record Holder, 2008 CIS XC Champion
-Derek Nakluski - 2009 Ontario 10,000m Champion
-Adrian Walton - 2008 Ontario 5,000m and 10,000m Champion

and many more superb athletes. Performance lists and schedule are available at:


Saturday, April 18 2015 - London Calling: 24 To Go!
Saturday, December 27 2014 - 10 Mile Record Ends a Strong 2014
Friday, November 28 2014 - Canadian Cross Country Championships
Tuesday, September 2 2014 - 4th Annual LRDC Cross Country Runathon
Thursday, August 14 2014 - Let the Fall Season Begin!


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