2022 Club Results
Berlin Marathon, Germany, September 25, 2022
Our Regina runners sure made us proud at the Berlin marathon. Our club is set up to celebrate marathons, so our biggest kudos always go to those who run their first marathon - Victoria Oppenlander ran strong and steady in her first marathon.
Uniformed Services Half-Marathon, St John's, Nfld, September 18, 2022
Congrats to Dale Harvey, who just finished his quest to run a half-marathon in every province. Dale finished the Uniformed Services Run half-marathon in St John’s Newfoundland on September 18, taking in the colourful houses and the hilly course. Dale’s time was 2:16:06, good for 6th in the Men 60-69 division. Congrats Dale!
Beaver Flat 50, Saskatchewan Landing, Sept 17, 2022
Congrats to all the participants and finishers of the Beaver Flat 50 trail races held at Saskatchewan Landing on September 17. The 50 km event defies runners to think that Saskatchewan is flat: 2300 m of elevation gain and loss on technical trails. Runners rave about the beauty of the 20 km event and the challenge of the 50 km.
50 km event
Queen City Marathon, September 11, 2022
Ironman Canada, Penticton, BC, Aug 28, 2022
Congrats to our Regina athletes who finished the Canada Ironman in Penticton on Sunday! The Ironman consists of a 3.8 km swim, 180 km bike, and 42.2 km run. Temperature was pretty good (for Penticton) at 27 degrees.
Prairie Nightmare Backyard Run, Echo Lake, Aug 27, 2022
Results from the Prairie Nightmare Backyard Ultra at Echo Lake on Aug 27 are in. The Backyard races are run on a loop of 6.71 km. Every hour on the hour, runners go out to complete one more loop. If they finish in 35 minutes, they have 25 minutes to rest, eat, etc. if they finish in 58 minutes, they only have two minutes to take care of business. Each runner keeps going until he/she either chooses to quit or can’t make the cutoff. The race continues until only one is left - the last man standing - and then that runner has to finish one final loop.
Yellowknife marathon, NWT, Aug 21, 2022
Congrats to three very well travelled Regina runners who finished the Yellowknife Overlander half marathon on August 21. Dale Harvey ran 2:21:26 for 5th Man and Debra Anderson and Deanne Selinger ran 21.1 km plus to finish in 3:09:23 and 3:09:36 respectively as 14th and 15th Women. Congrats to all!
Lean Horse Ultra, Custer SD, Aug 21, 2022
Congrats to Dennis and Kathy Dreher for their strong finishes at the Lean Horse ultra on Aug 21. The Lean Horse is on a converted rail bed of crushed limestone on the Mickelson trail near Custer SD. The footing is easy, but the altitude and hot weather are tough!
Edmonton Marathon, Aug 21, 2022
Congrats to our runners at the Edmonton marathon yesterday. We had three Regina runners finishing the marathon and six running the half in excellent times despite the hot/humid weather. Our marathon finishers were (note age groups are 10 year brackets)
Black Spur Ultra, Kimberley, BC, Aug 20, 2022
Yukon River Half Marathon, Whitehorse, YK, August 7, 2022
Congrats to Dale Harvey, who completed the trail Yukon River half marathon in Whitehorse on August 7. The route climbs 862 m and is on mostly single track trails. Dale finished in 2:49:37, good for third place in the Male 60 category. Awesome job, Dale!
Maah Daah Hey Trail 56 miles, Half-Marathon, Medora ND, July 30, 2022
Regina runners earned a slew of top ten finishes at the Maah Daah Hey trail race in the badlands of North Dakota, yesterday. The race is on single track in jaw-droppingly gorgeous scenery; but the runners had to deal with extreme heat. There were some reports of the temperature reaching 30. Still, our runners persevered and excelled.
Nova Scotia Marathon, Barrington, July 24, 2022
Congrats to Cam Thick on his finish of the Nova Scotia marathon in Barrington on July 24. Cam finished in 4:12:03, good for third place in M40! Amanda Thick ran the 10k in 1:41:58 - congrats, runners!
Sinister 7 100 Mile Race, Crowsnest Pass, AB, July 9-10, 2022
Congrats to the Regina runners who ran the notoriously hard Sinister Seven on July 9 and 10. The trail race, in the Crowsnest pass area of Alberta, consists of seven stages, 100 miles, and 6,600 m of elevation gain and loss. The Regina team pictured here - the Vintage Vixens - placed second in the women's category in 17:14:27, although the four runners had to cover 7 stages and competed against other teams with more runners (usually 7). This year's race was done in the reverse order of previous years - Legs 7 (10.3 km) and 3 (31.4 km) were done by Kaytlyn Criddle; Elizabeth Tomczak ran legs 6 (31.9 km) and 1 (18.3 km); Karissa Lepage ran legs 5 (27.4 km) and 2 (16.7 km); and Julia Totosy ran legs 4 (23.4) and 1 (18.3 km). Well done runners!
Kelowna Wine Country Half Marathon, June 18, 2022
Rob McLeod had a stellar result at the Kelowna Wine Country half marathon on June 18. Rob ran 1:28:32 to win the Men’s 60 division, and was 6th of 543 overall! Well done!
Coeur d'Alene Ironman 70.3, Idaho, June 26, 2022
Congrats to Regina athletes who finished the Coeur d’Alene Ironman 70.3 in Idaho on June 26. The 70.3 is named for 70.3 miles - the traditional half Ironman distance - and consists of a 1.8 km swim, 90 km bike ride, and 21.1 km run.
Rundle's Revenge, Canmore, June 25-26, 2022
Congrats to Regina’s trail runners who competed at the Kailani Rundle’s Revenge on June 25-26. The 25 km trail runners were led by Amy Carlson who finished in2:51:58 for 5th in the Open Women’s category. Mom Terri Carlson was not far behind in 3:10:03, good got 6th in W40+.
Banff Marathon, June 19, 2022
Regina runners earned some tremendous results at the Banff marathon and half-marathon on June 19. The sole Regina marathoner was Cheryl Downes, who finished in 5:05:40 for 8th in W45. The half-marathoners were led by former Regina, Ingrid Currie, who won the W60 division in 1:53:14.
BigFoot 50 and 25 km, White Butte, June 18, 2022
The heat was the story at the BigFoot 50 Trail race. It took place on the hottest day of the year so far - 33 degrees or 40 degrees for Humidex! Still some brave runners did the 50 km ultra while others ran the 25 km or 12.5 km on trails out at White Butte. The winners of the 50 km were James Beer and Racquel Marshall. The winners of the 25 km were Chris Tetlock and Chelsey Dorosh.
Marathon Matters Club Results - 50 km
25 km Club results:
Hidden Oasis 100 mile, Cypress Hills, June 11-12, 2022
Regina area’s 100 mile Queen has surpassed herself! On June 11 and 12, Heidi Schmalz took on the inaugural Hidden Oasis 100 mile (actually 168 km or 104 miles) in the Cypress Hills Interprovincial park. The course reaches the highest altitude between the Rocky Mountains and Labrador - 1466 m; covers all manner of trails; has about 10 water crossings; and climbs and descends 3300 m. The race is divided into six stages and most racers took part in relay teams. Heidi was among the few soloists and the even fewer who finished.
SufferFest 2022, Edmonton 24 hour race, June 11-12, 2022
Jan Steenkamp and Tania Diener have just finished their sixth marathon or ultra in seven weeks. This latest event was the SufferFest 2022 in Edmonton - a 24 hour event on a one mile course that included a lap of a 400 m track. They each ran 50 miles which earned them sixth placed man for Jan and eighth placed woman for Tania! Well done!
Calgary Marathon and Half-Marathon, May 29, 2022
Congrats to our runners at the Calgary marathon and half-marathon. Special mentions to Abbey Schmidt, Michael Dahlman, Chantel De Lorme, Paul Westgate, and Amy Carlson for their new PBs and to Abbey for her Boston qualifier! Congrats to Terri Carlson for her age group placing! Results were:
Saskatchewan Marathon and Half-Marathon, Saskatoon, May 29, 2022
Congrats to our Regina runners who had such great results at the Saskatchewan marathon on May 29. Elizabeth Tomczak was the women’s winner in the half, and Conor Renouf placed third in the Men’s marathon. Ryan Clark, Trisha Lunt and Jannike Matlock all set PRs.
Regina half-marathon age placers and PRs
Blackfoot Ultra, Edmonton AB, May 28, 2022
Our Saskatchewan trail runners did great at the Blackfoot ultra near Edmonton on May 28! The race is described as “Death by 100 hills and is similar to White Butte trails, but with bigger hills! Harold Litzenberger did his first 100 km and finished 10th in the men’s race! Dennis Dreher, Donn Lay and Adriana Moryski finished in 6:22:50, 7:08:50 and 7:08:50 for 30th M, 43rd M and 18th W respectively in the 50 km race. Kate Dreher finished as the 7th Woman in the 25 km event in 2:42:50.
Echo Lake Road Race, May 22, 2022
Here are the age group winners of the Echo Lake 20 km road race in Fort Qu'Appelle on May 22. Jared Hagen and Elizabeth Tomczak were the overall winners in 1:18:18 and 1:23:30, respectively. The 40-49 age groups were won by David Kamuti and Lorraine Brezinski in 1:29:07 and 1:33:00; and the over-50 age groups were won by Gerry Nagy and Terra Jacobsen in 1:19:42 and 1:42:33. Full results are at https://www.fortquappellelions.com/2022-race-results.html
Congrats to all runners!
Ironman Tulsa, OK, May 22, 2022
Congrats to Gary Thiel who qualified for the Ironman World Championships today at Ironman Tulsa. Gary completed the 3.8 km swim, 180 km bike and 42.2 km run in 11:28:20, good for second place (out of 38) in M55.
Woody's RV Marathon, Red Deer AB, May 22, 2022
Congrats to our prolific marathoners, Jan Steenkamp and Tania Diener, on their marathon finishes at Woody’s RV marathon in Red Deer. This was their 4th marathon or ultra in five weeks. Tania ran 5:19:36 for 5th in W50, and Jan ran 5:19:37 for 17th in M50. You’re on a roll, congrats!
Spartan Ultra 50 k, Bigfork Montana, May 7, 2022
Two of our runners who earned 100 km buckles at the Canada Goose Ultra last week actually earned two buckles in 8 days. Jason and Melissa Burns both finished the 50 km Spartan Ultra in Bigfork Montana on May 7. Melissa won second in W40 in 10:17, and Jason earned 4th in M40 in 8:09. The course and event were gruesome - 2900 m of elevation game plus 68 obstacles, in constant rain with some hail and snow.
Oxbow 50 k, Spruce Woods Provincial Park, MB, May 1, 2022
Congrats to Kate and Dennis Dreher who rocked the Oxbow 50 ultra in Spruce Woods MB on May 1. Kate won the W60 age group in 6:30:59, and Dennis was 4th in M50-59 in 6:31:01.
Vancouver Marathon, May 1, 2022
Big Sur Marathon, Monterey California, April 24, 2022
Congrats to Jan Steenkamp and Tania Diener for completing the marathon labeled one of world’s best or most beautiful! The marathon climbs 2182 feet and includes one 2 mile climb that culminates with the sight and sounds of a pianist playing a grand piano at the top. The kissing duo finished the Big Sur marathon on the California coastline yesterday. Jan finished in 5:11:19 for 95th in the M55 and Tania finished in 5:20:02 for 75th in W55. Way to go!
Boston Marathon, April 18, 2022
Congrats to our Regina finishers of the Boston marathon today. These runners earned their unicorn today by qualifying and then running the fabled race. Huge congrats to Milos Kostic for winning the M80+ age group!
Jerusalem Marathon, March 25, 2022
Gay Renouf completed the very hilly Jerusalem marathon on March 25. The race has an elevation gain and loss of 2100 feet. It travelled through the old city on ancient paving stones, and many, many hills. Gay finished in 4:28:08.
Winterman Marathon, Ottawa, Feb 20, 2022
The organizers of the Ottawa Winterman marathon did an incredible job on Feb 20 - they had incredible, cheerful volunteers and even pulled off a venue change at the last moment owing to Ottawa’s downtown restricted owing to the protests. Unfortunately…the footing…In Regina, we should be so happy that Wascana Park brushes the paths free of snow. In Ottawa, they remove snow except for the bottom two inches and then layer it heavily with salt. Ugh.