Canadian finish 3rd at Lesotho Ultra Trail 2013
Last Updated on Monday, 02 December 2013 19:40 Written by Armand Leblanc Monday, 02 December 2013 19:34
Stacie Carrigan ran to a 3rd place female finish on in the inaugural Lesotho Ultra Trail, in a time of 7h23m. The winner was Tracy Zunckel from SA in 6h56m and 2nd also from SA was Robyn Kime in 7h07m
Canadian Athletes challenge the Lesotho Ultra Trail
Last Updated on Friday, 29 November 2013 19:13 Written by Armand Leblanc Friday, 29 November 2013 18:56
The first edition of the Lesotho Ultra Trail goes Saturday November 30th from the Maliba Mountain Lodge. The race is a 55km event through the beautiful and remote Maluti Mountains in Ts'ehlanyane National Park.
The course boasts over 10,000 feet of elevation gain (3155 meters) with the highest point on the course topping out at 10,233 feet (3120 meters).
2013 National Championships Series Winners
Last Updated on Monday, 04 November 2013 20:01 Written by Armand Leblanc Monday, 04 November 2013 19:54
The winners of the National Championships Series 2013 are:
Kiriam Thompson from Barrie, Ontario in the women's division.
Dave Proctor from Black Diamond, Alberta in the men's division.
Please visit the Series Standings for more details Click Here
Canadian Records updates August 2013
Written by Armand Leblanc Sunday, 01 September 2013 18:32
Here we in the middle of another exiting year of ultrarunning and what a great start for many of our members.
Numerous new records have been set all across the country and abroad.
If 2012/13 is an indication of things to come, I can't wait to see what will happen for the rest of the season.
The Canadian Records listing has been updated up to end of August 2013.
Please visit the Canadian Record page for the latest updates CLICK HERE.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL !!! WELL DONE
ACU executives election
Last Updated on Monday, 06 May 2013 06:24 Written by Armand Leblanc Friday, 03 May 2013 08:13
The ACU executives committee election process for 2013 is now completed. Thank you to all those that took the time to inquire about the various positions and to those that submitted their names.
There was only one nomination received for each of the position available on the executive committee.
Nominations received at the closure of the nominations period ending Apr 30th 2013 are as follows:
Armand Leblanc for President
Nadeem Khan for Vice-President
Joe Huising for Secretary/Treasurer
Having received only one nomination per position, all nominated are therefore elected by acclamation without the need of a vote from the membership.
In addition to the executive committee, various position within the ACU have been reassigned.
Karon Huising will be taking over the Canadian Records statistician duty from Bill McLeod
Sue Armstrong will take over the Membership co-ordinator position from Adam Hill
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank personnaly Bill McLeod who has been with the ACU for over a decade, handling the Canadian Records and Sue Lucas our Secretary/Treasurer fo the past 2 years. We couldn't have done it without you.
For those taking over, first, thank you for volunteereing your time and effort. There is still a lot of work to be done but together we can make it happen.
CONGRATULATIONS ALL !! WELL DONE !!
Provincial Director updates West Coast Athletes.
Last Updated on Friday, 03 May 2013 07:02 Written by Armand Leblanc Friday, 03 May 2013 06:55
We are off to a great season, here are some of our athletes performances.
The 21st Annual Chuckanut 50km again drew a top notch field and both the course records for men and women fell.
Top Canadian honors went to Ed McCarthy of
In the women's race Mel Bos took top Canadian placing 6th in a stellar time of 4:33 (which was also the 2nd fastest masters time in race history behind Susannah Beck who was a 2:32 marathoner). Tina Lewis, a Canadian living in
This past weekend over in Japan Gary Robbins ran his was to a 4th place finish (20h20m) in the Ultra Tour Mount Fuji 100 miler.
Also this past weekend at the
"WELL DONE EVERY ONE"
General Elections 2013
Written by Armand Leblanc Thursday, 21 March 2013 19:17
Dear ACU Members,
The last 4 years have been outstanding for the ACU. Ultrarunning has taken the athletics world by storm and the recognition of the sport in the international arena has increased tremendously.
There has been an increase in the number of ultrarunning races around the world and also in the IAU-endorsed world events on an annual basis.
The ACU has been delegated the sole governance of ultrarunning from Athletics Canada and is now the sole responsible for managing ultrarunning at a national level in
The Executive is coming to the end of their elected term and it is time for National elections. It is your association and it is yours to be involved in.
Armand Leblanc, Nadeem Khan and Sue Lucas have provided outstanding leadership and commitment during these formidable years and have put Canada on the ultrarunning map.
From all of us THANK YOU and all the best in your future endeavours.
The ACU has come a long way with many bumps along the road. This association belong to you, the members, so if you are interested to join a team of dedicated individuals, looking to help our sport grow and to be involve, come on in and help us moving forward.
The Association of Canadian Ultramarathoners will be accepting nominations for the following positions on the board of the executive, until 24:00 hrs April 30th 2013.
The elections will take place on May 15th 2013.
Please include a short Bios with your nominations.
or by regular mail to Armand Leblanc, 36 Forestwood Dr, Angus, On, L0M1B3
For instructions and other positions available please click here
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