Lisa Van Wolde
Congrats to the CDN contingent who ran in the inaugural Americas Continental 100k Championships today at the Madcity 100k in Madison, Wisconsin.
The temperatures were decent but high winds made for a challenge for the athletes.
Julie Hamulecki of Toronto placed 2nd female and ran a personal best of 8:03:46 and came within 47 seconds of the CDN record held by Ashley Evans....
Stephanie Simpson of Montreal, Quebec ran 9h32m gutting out 30k when her pace fell off but kept moving forward to hit that finish line!
A huge thank you to Race Director Timo Yanacheck and his team for a great race and for being incredible hosts. And to Lin Gentling and Nadeem Khan from the IAU for getting the Continental Championships coordinated and running!
The 2017 Canadian National Trail Team has been named.
The Women's Team is:
1- Cassie Smith (earned spot at auto qualifier in Kentucky)...
2 - Annie Jean
3 - Anne-Marie Madden
4 - Catrin Jones
5 - Julie Hamulecki
6 - Kathryn Drew
The Men's Team is:
1 - Jeremy Walsh (earned spot at auto qualifier in Kentucky)
2 - Nick Elson
3 - Calum Neff
4 - Rob Krar
5 - Cody Callon
6 - David LePorho
The 2017 IAU World Trail Championships are June 10th in Badia Prataglia, Italy.
Congratulations to all 2017 team members!
The Final Rankings for 2016 has been uploaded, and we are working on the first part of 2017.
Please ensure that your performances are listed and accurate. For errors or omissions contact the ACU statistician.
We are making every effort to insure all events are captured but for those competing abroad, it is your responsability to forward your results to the ACU.
Congratulations to all and all the best for the upcoming season!!
The selection of the National Teams athletes that will represent Canada at the World Championships 2017 will take place on the following dates:
World Trail in Badia Prataglia, Italy, on Jun 10th , selection Mar 19th deadline
World 24 Hrs in Belfast, Ireland, on Jul 1st, selection Apr 1st deadline
World 50K in Doha, Qatar on Nov ?? th, selection August 1st deadline
Please ensure all your performances are posted on the ACU Rankings List and that your membership is up to date.
Shortly after the selection is complete, formal invitations will be sent to selected athletes.
National Team Manager
ATHLETES OF THE YEAR 2016
2016 is over and what an exiting year it was. We have experienced outstanding performances, numerous records and great achievements.
Every year the ACU name a man and woman Athlete of the Year based on nominations received from the running community.
Athlete of the year 2016 (Men and Women) nominations will be accepted until April 15th 2017.
Please use the ATHLETE OF THE YEAR AWARD NOMINATION FORM located in the menu tabs under "Athletes" to submit your nominations.
Let's recognize their acheivements !!!
It is with great excitement and anticipation that I share with you the awarding of the first ever IAU 100K Americas Continental Championships at the Mad City 100K in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. The event will be held at the same time as the USATF National 100K Championships.
Please note that there are no travel grants for this event, and only individual competition will occur (i.e. no team competition). Accommodations will be provided for 2 male and 2 female entrants from each of the Americas federations. It is highly likely that this will occur in the form of home stays (accommodations with local runners who will act as hosts for your runners during this time).
To be fair to everyone, we will use the same selection process as the World Championships, The top 2 men and 2 women on the selection list will get free accommodation. As replies comes in, if top name decline the invitation, the second moves up and so on.
The General Info Sheet (GIS) will be sent out shortly by the IAU.
Again I apologize for the short notice but this championship just got finalized recently.
This invitation is time sensitive therefore please reply as soon as possible (no later then Sunday Feb 15th) if you are planning to go.
This is a perfect opportunity for a qualifier for 2018 and also to be part of an historic event as we host the first Americas Championships.
Anyone wishing to participate, please contact us as soon as possible.
National Team Manager
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