London Runner Logo london-distance-clublondon-distance-series  
Contact us 
menu-arrow Home
menu-arrow About us
menu-arrow Recent news
menu-arrow Membership info
menu-arrow Records
menu-arrow Staff and Support
menu-arrow Photo gallery
menu-arrow Video gallery
Races & Events
menu-arrow Community Runs
menu-arrow RCLDS (Track)
menu-arrow London Honda (Road)
  • pic2
  • pic3
  • pic4
  • pic5
  • pic6
  • pic7
  • pic8
  • pic9
  • pic10
  • pic11
  • pic12
  • pic13
  • pic14
  • pic15
  • pic16
  • pic17
  • pic18
  • pic1


Monday, October 24 2011 - London Runner Athletes Win at Scotiabank Event

Sunday October 16th was a big day for local long distance runners, as the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront event played host with a Marathon, Half-Marathon, and 5k race on tap. London athletes entered in droves, the largest of which was the Runners' Choice Marathon clinic, which had over 70 runners compete in either the Half or Marathon events. It was a banner day for the John Ferguson-led Marathon group which, as always, saw many Boston Marathon qualifications and personal best times.

Top local performances were turned in by event champions Leslie Sexton and Jeremy Walsh. Competing in the Half Marathon, Sexton ran a personal best time of 1:16:32 and won the women's race. The win was one in a series of successes, but stands out for Sexton as it marks her greatest performance to date. According to the statistical 'Mercier' scoring tables, the performance is comparable to a 2:41 Marathon, or a 2:17 Marathon for a male runner. While she has a lot of training to do in preparation for her 2012 Marathon debut, Sexton is buoyed by the prospect that a 2:40 marathon is within her grasp.

Not to be outdone, teammate Walsh won the 5k race later that day with a break-through performance of 15 minutes and 37 seconds. "It was a great day for London Runner with Suda and Leslie killing their PBs in the Half," said an excited Jeremy Walsh. "It adds a whole new level of excitement to hear about your teammates doing well; I was very proud to call myself a London Runner on Sunday."

Placing 8th in the Half Marathon, Matt Suda was the first local across the finish line on Sunday thanks to his 3-minute personal best performance of 1:11:14, a time that ranks him near the top of local distance runners over the past decade. "I was very happy to run a big PB in less than ideal conditions," commented Suda, adding that his "training has certainly paid off and I'm looking forward to future success on the roads."

Suda and Sexton, along with several London Runner teammates, will next compete at the Halloween Haunting road races this weekend, followed later in the year by the Canadian Cross Country Championships in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Thursday, October 13 2011 - Big Race Weekend With NB Vic Matthews and Scotiabank

October 15-16 marks a big race weekend for the London Runner crew as they travel to Guelph on Saturday for the New Balance Vic Matthews Open cross country meet, followed by the Scotiabank Waterfront road race event in Toronto on Sunday. Hosted by the University of Guelph, the Vic Matthews meet may be the strongest Ontario cross country meet this year, as a slew of top-ranked CIS teams will be joined by a strong squad of post-collegiate athletes including many National team members. LRDC will have just under a dozen athletes competing at the Guelph arboretum, flying under various flags including the host Gryphons where rookie Aaron Hendrikx is making a splash and will look to improve on his 34th place finish from last fall.

Unable to return to the Vic Matthews meet is 2010 bronze medalist Leslie Sexton, who will be one of the top women in the Scotiabank Waterfront Half-Marathon on Sunday morning. Sexton is "very excited to race," citing Scotiabank as "an important step towards my marathon debut in the fall of 2012." She will be just one of a half-dozen LRDC teammates racing in Toronto, a group that includes 2011 Forest City Half-Marathon champion Matt Suda. Both Sexton and Suda used the September Springbank Half as a dress rehearsal for this event, the first of two fall goal races that will conclude with the 2011 Canadian Cross Country Championships, in Vancouver, BC on November 26th.

Photo: Leslie Sexton en route to 3rd place finish at 2010 New Balance Vic Matthews Cross Country meet


Sunday, December 13 2015 - New Membership Categories for Alumni, Volunteers, and Online
Saturday, April 18 2015 - London Calling: 24 To Go!
Saturday, December 27 2014 - 10 Mile Record Ends a Strong 2014
Friday, November 28 2014 - Canadian Cross Country Championships
Tuesday, September 2 2014 - 4th Annual LRDC Cross Country Runathon


December 2015 April 2015 December 2014
November 2014 September 2014 August 2014
June 2014 May 2014 January 2014
December 2013 November 2013 September 2013
August 2013 July 2013 June 2013
May 2013 April 2013 December 2012
November 2012 September 2012 August 2012
July 2012 June 2012 May 2012
April 2012 March 2012 February 2012
December 2011 November 2011 October 2011
September 2011 August 2011 July 2011
June 2011 May 2011 April 2011
February 2011 January 2011 December 2010
November 2010 October 2010 September 2010
August 2010 July 2010 June 2010
May 2010 April 2010 March 2010
December 2009 November 2009 September 2009
August 2009 July 2009 June 2009
May 2009 April 2009 March 2009
sponsor ath-canada otfa canadian-masters