Female Roadrunner of the Year – Doris Ward
Doris had a great year of running and loves to promote PEI Road Runners
Doris increased her total amount of races across the Maritimes from 12 in 2017 to 20 in 2018
In 10 of those races she finished in the top 3 including 3 first place finishes
Doris participated in her first Points East Lighthouse Relay by running 2 of the 4 legs with her husband – Derek
For the first time she has also participated in the following races:
o Michael Thomas race
o Friendly Fiddler fun run
o Dunk River
o PCH Friendship run
o ADL Golden Mile
o Fall Frolic
o Wally Rodd
One of her most memorable experiences during 2018 was being a pace bunny for the 10K at PEI Marathon Race weekend. Being able to lead a number of runners across the finish line for them to reach their time goals and help them to realize their full potential.
It is common to see Doris running the roads and trails of Cornwall while she works on her speed work and endurance.
She works super hard for her clients and continues to gain knowledge to help others succeed in many areas of health & wellness. Doris offers insight to anyone looking to start running and is a great resource to get someone started in the right direction.
She has held information sessions at the Running Room & is also offering a learn to run series this spring!
If you ask Doris why she participates in the Road Runners club she will tell you that she loves to support a number of worthy causes throughout the Island.
She has also encouraged a number of people to participate in events throughout the year. There are times you will see her show up when not competing just to encourage other participants.
Doris has shared a number of her personal experiences in several blog posts throughout the year that have been inspirational and inspiring to both runners and non-runners.
Doris is a very deserving recipient of the PEI Female Roadrunner of the Year.