Mike Peterson is our 2017 Sporting Intentions Male Roadrunner of the Year!
Mike and his family are big supporters of the Roadrunners. They have been making their marks on the running scene for the past few years now and have, in words and deeds, actively & passively inspired others.
In 2017 Mike shone in the eyes of his fellow runners. As one said in a nomination, “Just had a very impressive year in my opinion. I don’t know the man just that he can REALLY RUN!”
Nothing like being chased by Samuel, or doing the chasing, to bring out Mike’s speed I guess.
Mike has been a pivotal part of a successful resurgence in youth running on PEI. He has coached at Colonel Gray High School for several years, developing the cross country and track and field programs to include massive numbers of young, up and coming runners.
It’s not uncommon to see several runners show up at his door step for an evening or weekend run. He is very well respected by his athletes and it’s obvious that he inspires them every day.
He has also coached at UPEI, sharing his passion and knowledge with university level runners from around the Maritimes.
Mike attended 14 sanctioned events in 2017 with an average pace of 4.08, 0.18 quicker than his 13 event 2016 average.
He won the Marlin & Mikinduri 15K’s and the Fall Frolic 12.3K,
He was on the podium 4 more times and 12 of his 14 finishes were top 10. His times improved at every distance and he took on the 50K Brookvale Ultra finishing 5th in 5:06:42.
Congratulations Mike, and a big thanks to you & your family. Such a bright light in the running community.