Like us on Facebook
 
London Runner Logo london-distance-clublondon-distance-series  
Contact us 
Community
spacer
menu-arrow Home
menu-arrow About us
menu-arrow Recent news
menu-arrow Membership info
menu-arrow Records
menu-arrow Hall of Fame
menu-arrow London Track Council
spacer
People
spacer
menu-arrow Athletes
menu-arrow Staff and Support
menu-arrow Carding (AAP)
menu-arrow Photo gallery
menu-arrow Video gallery
spacer
Races & Events
spacer
menu-arrow Results
menu-arrow Rankings
menu-arrow RCLDS (Track)
menu-arrow London Honda (Road)
spacer
 
spacer
  • pic1
  • pic2
  • pic3
  • pic4
  • pic5
  • pic6
  • pic7
  • pic8
  • pic9
  • pic10
  • pic11
  • pic12
  • pic13
  • pic14
  • pic15
  • pic16
  • pic17
  • pic18
spacer
 
spacer

recent-news-title-lg

Monday, October 24 2011 - London Runner Athletes Win at Scotiabank Event

Sunday October 16th was a big day for local long distance runners, as the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront event played host with a Marathon, Half-Marathon, and 5k race on tap. London athletes entered in droves, the largest of which was the Runners' Choice Marathon clinic, which had over 70 runners compete in either the Half or Marathon events. It was a banner day for the John Ferguson-led Marathon group which, as always, saw many Boston Marathon qualifications and personal best times.

Top local performances were turned in by event champions Leslie Sexton and Jeremy Walsh. Competing in the Half Marathon, Sexton ran a personal best time of 1:16:32 and won the women's race. The win was one in a series of successes, but stands out for Sexton as it marks her greatest performance to date. According to the statistical 'Mercier' scoring tables, the performance is comparable to a 2:41 Marathon, or a 2:17 Marathon for a male runner. While she has a lot of training to do in preparation for her 2012 Marathon debut, Sexton is buoyed by the prospect that a 2:40 marathon is within her grasp.

Not to be outdone, teammate Walsh won the 5k race later that day with a break-through performance of 15 minutes and 37 seconds. "It was a great day for London Runner with Suda and Leslie killing their PBs in the Half," said an excited Jeremy Walsh. "It adds a whole new level of excitement to hear about your teammates doing well; I was very proud to call myself a London Runner on Sunday."

Placing 8th in the Half Marathon, Matt Suda was the first local across the finish line on Sunday thanks to his 3-minute personal best performance of 1:11:14, a time that ranks him near the top of local distance runners over the past decade. "I was very happy to run a big PB in less than ideal conditions," commented Suda, adding that his "training has certainly paid off and I'm looking forward to future success on the roads."

Suda and Sexton, along with several London Runner teammates, will next compete at the Halloween Haunting road races this weekend, followed later in the year by the Canadian Cross Country Championships in Vancouver, British Columbia.


Thursday, October 13 2011 - Big Race Weekend With NB Vic Matthews and Scotiabank

October 15-16 marks a big race weekend for the London Runner crew as they travel to Guelph on Saturday for the New Balance Vic Matthews Open cross country meet, followed by the Scotiabank Waterfront road race event in Toronto on Sunday. Hosted by the University of Guelph, the Vic Matthews meet may be the strongest Ontario cross country meet this year, as a slew of top-ranked CIS teams will be joined by a strong squad of post-collegiate athletes including many National team members. LRDC will have just under a dozen athletes competing at the Guelph arboretum, flying under various flags including the host Gryphons where rookie Aaron Hendrikx is making a splash and will look to improve on his 34th place finish from last fall.

Unable to return to the Vic Matthews meet is 2010 bronze medalist Leslie Sexton, who will be one of the top women in the Scotiabank Waterfront Half-Marathon on Sunday morning. Sexton is "very excited to race," citing Scotiabank as "an important step towards my marathon debut in the fall of 2012." She will be just one of a half-dozen LRDC teammates racing in Toronto, a group that includes 2011 Forest City Half-Marathon champion Matt Suda. Both Sexton and Suda used the September Springbank Half as a dress rehearsal for this event, the first of two fall goal races that will conclude with the 2011 Canadian Cross Country Championships, in Vancouver, BC on November 26th.

Photo: Leslie Sexton en route to 3rd place finish at 2010 New Balance Vic Matthews Cross Country meet


recent-news-headlines-title-lg

Tuesday, September 2 2014 - 4th Annual LRDC Cross Country Runathon
Thursday, August 14 2014 - Let the Fall Season Begin!
Tuesday, June 3 2014 - London Runner Distance Club seeks new members
Monday, May 12 2014 - Ontario 10,000m Championships Preview
Sunday, May 4 2014 - RCLDS Kicks Off Tonight
 

news-by-month-title-lg

September 2014 August 2014 June 2014
May 2014 January 2014 December 2013
November 2013 September 2013 August 2013
July 2013 June 2013 May 2013
April 2013 December 2012 November 2012
September 2012 August 2012 July 2012
June 2012 May 2012 April 2012
March 2012 February 2012 December 2011
November 2011 October 2011 September 2011
August 2011 July 2011 June 2011
May 2011 April 2011 February 2011
January 2011 December 2010 November 2010
October 2010 September 2010 August 2010
July 2010 June 2010 May 2010
April 2010 March 2010 December 2009
November 2009 September 2009 August 2009
July 2009 June 2009 May 2009
April 2009 March 2009 
sponsor new-balance-london BodyMechanics new-balance ath-canada otfa canadian-masters