Rookie of the Year 2019

Anne MacArthur!

PEI Roadrunners 2019 Rookie of the Year: Anne MacArthur

Anne became a member of the PEI Roadrunners Club in 2019, and boy are we lucky to have her! Anne is a member of the Turbo Turtles group, identifiable by their bright pink t-shirts, big smiles, and winning attitudes, and Anne is certainly no exception to this. 

As a rookie Roadrunner, Anne really showed up! She finished the points standings in first place for her age category, with a total of 125 points. Among the many points races she completed were the Points East Lighthouse Relay, where she ran the entire 30 km, the Brookvale Ultra 25km, and the PEI Half Marathon. Anne also completed several other events both on and off-island, with perhaps the most impressive being the 50km at the Capes 100 in August 2019. 

Anne is seen as a leader among her running peers, and not just because she leads run clinics for the Running Room. As one of the people who nominated Anne for this award stated: “She is a true leader in my opinion who has gone through cancer and kept on going!”. 

Congratulations Anne! Your smiling face and great attitude have been a welcome addition to our club, and we look forward to many more miles with you as a member.  Someday we will present you with your fancy award and a lovely prize from award sponsor Stewart McKelvey!


Most Improved 2019

Trish Cameron !

PEI Roadrunners Most Improved Runner 2019: Trish Cameron

“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” – Confucius

This year’s recipient of the Most Improved Runner award was nominated based on her increased focus on her training, with small adjustments that led to overall improvement in her results. Trish’s followers on Strava noticed faster average paces on her runs and some impressive race times. As one of the people who nominated her for this award put it: “the time and effort she put into hill training, speed training, intervals, and long runs during her training cycles made me want to improve on my training”. Trish also stepped up her cross-training game this year as a member of Reset:Breathe fitness.

Trish posted some impressive times during 2019, including finishing the Proude’s Shoes 5km race in May in a time of 24:36, with an average pace of 4:55, as well as a strong finish at the Sugarloaf Marathon later that month with a time of 4:11:54. 

Trish is known amongst the running community as a dedicated runner, who is always positive and humble. 

Congratulations Trish!
Someday we will present you with your fancy award and a lovely prize from award sponsor Proude’s Shoes!

Points Winners 2019

Congratulations to all our Hashem’s Variety / PEI Roadrunners Championship Points Winners!

These top 3 runners in each age division will (eventually) receive certificates and the top runner in each age division has a mug coming to them.

17 & Under Female
1. Maleah Welton 89 points
2. Evelyn Brioux 26 points
3. Milla Dallaire 19 points

17 & Under Male
1. Samuel Peterson 178 points
2. Cole Brioux 25 points
3. Isaac McCardle 22 points

18-29 Female
1. Erinn MacDougall 118 points
2. Bridget Keedwell 29 points
3. Kelly MacKenzie 19 points

18-29 Male
1. Jacob Simmons 247 points
2. Daniel Godfrey 71 points
3. Jeff MacKenzie 61 points

30-39 Female
1. Stacey Kuypers 266 points
2. Shanice MacDonald 242 points
3. Leanne Baglole 219 points

30-39 Male
1. Alex Bain 268 points
2. Derek Underhill 225 points
3. Peter Cudmore 171 points

40-49 Female
1. Emily Smith 228 points
2. Maureen Peters 133 points
3. Lana Chaisson 106 points

40-49 Male
1. Mike Peterson 282 points
2. DJ Welton 222 points
3. Chad MacMillan 128 points

50-59 Female
1. Bev Walsh 261 points
2. Anne Ferguson 133 points
3. Natalie McDonald 115 points

50-59 Male
1. Paul Burnley 217 points
2. Mark Peck 185 points
3. Ensor McNeill 177 points

60-69 Female
1. Anne MacArthur 125 points
2. Dianne Watts-Pye 83 points
3. Rose Murphy Cheverie 58 points

60-69 Male
1. Francis Fagan 172 points
2. Wayne Gairns 127 points
3. Gerard MacNeil 59 points

70-79 Male
1. Rick West 9 points


Senior Male 2019

Mike Peterson!

This season, out of a possible 290 Points, Mike took home 282!

In his 7 10K or less events he was 1st male Roadrunner 4 times, 2nd twice & was our 16th in the Golden Mile where he paced 6yo Alice. 

In his 5 over 10K events he was top male Roadrunner at

 Freeze Your Gizzard Half Marathon 

Michael Thomas 10 Miler 

The Dunk River Run 

Farmers Helping Farmers 10 Miler. 

He was the 3rd male Roadrunner at the Brookvale Ultra 25K, finishing 3 seconds behind his son Samuel.

Except Brookvale & The Golden Mile, he had a sub 4 minute Km at every event, his pace ranging from 3:32/km to 3:54/km.   

Congratulations Mike!
ADL/SportPEI have a fancy certificate we’ll get to you some day. As well, we have a 1st Place Points Certificate for you, a Points mug & a pair of shoes from Hashem’s! Don’t hold your breath but eventually we will connect you with your well deserved awards!

Senior Female 2019

Stacey Kuypers!

Stacey racked up at least 20 Points in every Points event she entered. Participating in 18 scheduled events, 12 of them Points Races, in the 2019 season, she totalled 266 Points!

She was top female Roadrunner, taking home 29 Points each at: 

Friendship Run 10K         51:09     5:06/km pace

The Golden Mile              7:10        4:27/km pace

The Wally Rodd 10K        48:57     4:54/km pace

Fulton Campbell 21.1K    2:05:21   5:56/km pace

She was the 2nd place female Roadrunner at:

Hashem’s Variety 10 Miler   39:24

Points East Lighthouse Run   2:45:23

PEI Marathon   4:04:05

Congratulations Stacey!
ADL/SportPEI have a fancy certificate we’ll get to you some day. As well, we have a 1st Place Points Certificate for you, a Points mug & a pair of shoes from Hashem’s! Don’t hold your breath but eventually we will connect you with your well deserved awards!

Junior Male 2019

At 17 years of age at 2019 season start Samuel showed his strong running abilities throughout the season on top (again!!!) with a Points total of 178.

Competed in 7 Points events averaging 25.4 Points per event.

He competed in 5 events of 10km or less with  the following results:

1st RR finish in Bunny Hop 10km

2nd RR in Spring Runoff 10km Sub
4min/km

3rd RR in Proude’s Shoes 5km 
Sub 4min/km

Congratulations Samuel!
ADL/SportPEI have a fancy certificate we’ll get to you some day. As well, we have a 1st Place Points Certificate for you, a Points mug & some little prize…
Don’t hold your breath but eventually we will connect you with your well deserved awards!

Junior Female 2019

Maleah Welton!

Congratulations Maleah Welton!

14 year Maleah accumulated 89 points in four Points events in 2019.

Proude’s Shoes 5km  
25:52    13th Female overall   5:10/km pace 

Farmers Helping Farmers 5Miler
50:32     5th Female overall    6:16/km pace 

LIFE Run 5km
27:12     4th Female overall    5:26/km pace

PEI Marathon 10km
56:56   3/12 Female 01-19 age   5:42/km pace

Congratulations Maleah!
ADL/SportPEI have a fancy certificate we’ll get to you some day. As well, we have a 1st Place Points Certificate for you, a Points mug & some little prize…
Don’t hold your breath but eventually we will connect you with your well deserved awards!

State of Affairs

Dear Roadrunners,

Our Executive hopes you and your family are successfully managing  these challenging times. Like you, we are monitoring the ever evolving situation with a view to the ‘new normal’, whenever and whatever that may be.

We have forwarded questions to the CPHO (through SportPEI) specific to our organization to determine how we may sanction events on a go forward basis. I want to be clear that we have no plans or tentative schedule, this is just an avenue to help us be ready when the time is right.

Apart from establishing a basis to hold events your Executive has a number of outstanding matters . In no particular order they include:

  • Holding the Annual Meeting and selection of new Executive. We have identified candidates for President, Secretary and Kings County Representative to replace retiring members
  • Our Constitution never contemplated anything like Covid 19. We may need to be creative in resolving issues around the annual meeting
  •  We have decided to list the 2019 Awards winners on our Facebook and web sites in the near future.
  • We have been advised there will be no relief on our insurance fees for 2020 whether we hold events or not
  • We are entertaining the idea that 2020 registrations will be good for 2021 if we cannot hold events this year
  • We are continuing to correspond with Evermoore Brewery re costs incurred for the Annual meeting/awards Banquet

We know many of you are continuing to run as we see you on the streets, trails, and boardwalks.  We encourage you to contact us with any questions or comments.

Stay positive and we will see you all eventually

Kevin McCarville

President PEI RoadRunners Club

AGM & Awards Night

The PEI RoadRunners Club AGM and Awards Banquet

will be held on Friday March 13th, 2020 at Evermoore Brewing Company, 192 Water St, Summerside.

There is a “welcome social” starting at 6:30 pm, with the meal at 7:00 and AGM & Awards starting after supper.

Come out and celebrate a successful 2019 season for PEI RoadRunners!
Elect the Club Executive, Hear our Guest Speaker, Congratulate our Award Winners & Socialize with your Running Buddies, all in the warm surroundings of Evermoore Brewing Company.

Menu
Start with each table having a shareable dish including items such as
Mac Cheese Fritters, Meatballs, Cubano Pastries, Jamaican Beef Pastries, Capreses Skewers

Buffet
Roasted Chicken – Buttermilk and herb marinated
Braised Beef – Simple 4 hour Island Beef Braise in Jus
Potato (Roasted Reds is what we usually do)
Roasted Veg – Mix such as Brussel sprouts, carrots, broccoli
Simple House Salad

Butter Nut Squash Soup w/ Mini Biscuits

Dessert – something light, sweet & tasty to finish off the meal
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The cost for the Buffet, tax included, is $28.75 per person. We’ll pay the tip!

If you have food allergies not accommodated by this menu and need an alternative, please RSVP AND contact us immediately (peiroadrunnersclub@gmail.com) to make alternate arrangements

We are pleased to announce our Guest Speaker will be long time Roadrunner, Steve Reeves!
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Whether you’re coming for the Banquet, or just the AGM & Awards, Please use the form below to RSVP by March 8th.

If you indicate you’re coming but something comes up , please let us know so we can adjust numbers.

RSVP HERE

It’s Award Nomination Time!

PEI Roadrunners Club Annual Awards

Nominate a deserving Runner!

It’s that time again! Please help us recognize some deserving people by nominating them for one (or more) of our Annual Awards.

Your nominations & comments are vital to the process!

Deadline for submissions: February 21st

Except for the Volunteer of the Year Award, all nominees must be 2019 Roadrunner Members.

Please use the forms here to nominate one or more deserving runners for awards.

Volunteer of the year

Female RR of the Year

Male RR of the Year

Rookie of the Year (Rookies noted HERE)

Most Improved Runner

Inspirational Runner of the Year