Saturday, September 23, 2023

Extremely-Path Harricana 125K results in ultra-unusual three-way tie


Top-profile Canadian ultras made for bustling trails over the weekend—and in a single case, a surprisingly crowded most sensible of the rostrum. Right here’s a recap of the newest path races from around the nation:

Extremely-Path Harricana (UTHC)

Jean-Philippe Thibodeau of Saint-Ferreol-les-Neiges, Que., made race historical past Saturday when he joined palms with French competition Antoine Guillon and Cédric Chavet, as the 3 males crossed the end line of the 125K in 15:30:43 to proportion the highest spot at the podium and an extraordinary three-way tie for first. The triumphant trio completed greater than an hour forward in their closest competition, Antoine Moses of Gaspé, Que. (16:40:25) and fellow Canadian Francis Cloutier (17:02:01). The 3 no longer handiest simply crossed the end line in combination, however ran in combination during the last 60 km of the race.

shared victory at the weekend follows his first-place end within the Quebec Mega Path 50K in July (which he additionally received the former 12 months) and his efficiency because the quickest Canadian within the 86.9-km long-trail tournament on the International Mountain and Path Working Championships in Innsbruck, Austria in June, which he completed in forty sixth position.

Taking most sensible spot at the all-Canadian ladies’s podium used to be Montreal’s Geneviève Asselin-Demers, bettering her third-place end remaining 12 months with a profitable time of 17:20:48. Asselin-Demers, who completed 6th total, finished the race greater than an hour forward of  Mélina Dubois-Verret (18:21:54), who podiumed after putting fourth in remaining 12 months’s 125K race and fourth in 2021’s 80K tournament. Completing 1/3 within the ladies’s race this 12 months used to be Claudine Soucie of Rockland, Ont., who took first within the 80K in 2020.

Within the males’s 80K, French runners Benjamin Levieux (7:44:23) and Marvin Foucher  (7:51:23) edged out Canada’s Samuel Audet (8:02:32), who previous this 12 months completed 1/3 within the Quebec Mega Path 80K. Canadians Julie Lesage (9:13:21) and Audrey Lepine (9:44:37), in the meantime, captured the highest spots at the ladies’s podium, adopted through France’s Maëlle André (9:52:06).

Weaving thru thru mountains, lakes, rivers, and boreal forests in L. a. Malbaie, Que., UTHC races come with a variety of occasions from 10K to 65K. Complete effects are to be had right here.

Misplaced Soul Extremely

This annual Misplaced Soul Extremely in Lethbridge, Alta., gives 100-mile, 100K and 50K races with about 1,100m of elevation achieve over the process every 50-km loop.

Topping the boys’s 100 miler used to be Rob Clemens of Lake Nation B.C., (22:22:32), adopted through Michael Kirby of Crimson Deer, Alta. (24:29:33) and Wayne Gaudet of Exshaw, Alta. (26:26:42). Topping the ladies’s podium used to be Heidi Frehlich of Lethbridge, whose commanding 23:14:53 win noticed her end 2nd total. Heather Tuckova, additionally of Lethbridge, completed 2nd in 24:36:13, and Kimber Snow of Raymond, Alta., ran 26:14:53 to spherical out the rostrum.

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Misplaced Soul Extremely/Photograph: Keeley Milne

Within the males’s 100K, Wealthy Forcier of Cochrane, Alta., ran 11:16:08 to take the victory, adopted through Travis Epp of Pincher Creek, Alta. (11:31:56), and Daylan Wizniuk of  Camrose, Alta. (12:56:04). Susan Reimer of Taber, Alta., ran 13:58:49 to take most sensible spot within the ladies’s 100K, adopted through Canadian Working’s personal Keeley Milne of Medication Hat, Alta., who ran 16:27:51. Rounding out the ladies’s podium used to be Brigitte Cooper of Calgary, who completed the 100K in 16:29:36.

You’ll discover a complete checklist of effects right here.

Haliburton Wooded area Path Race

The 100-mile is the signature distance for the Haliburton Wooded area Path Race, which marked its thirtieth 12 months this weekend, however runners additionally have the ability to compete in 12K, 26K, 50K or 50-mile occasions.

Wade Speirs of Orangeville, Ont., ran 22:48:01 to cruise to victory within the males’s 100-miler, hanging greater than 3 hours between himself and Matthew D’Oliveira of Guelph, Ont. (26:06:31). Toronto’s Noel Romain ran 26:15:46 to position 1/3.

Isabelle Simard of Chicoutimi, Que., ran 26:40:29 to win the ladies’s race and position fourth total. She used to be adopted through Krystal  Lebreton of Peterborough, Ont., who completed in 32:38:38.

Complete effects from the Haliburton Wooded area Path Race are to be had right here.


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