Holiday whishes 2019-2020
From all of us at the ACU
New Canadian Records
Once again new Canadian Records are being set by amazing athletes.
Congratulations to Bernadette Benson for her most recent performances.
W 50 67.659 km Ts Bernadette BENSON, 50, CAN 15/16JUN 2019 Campbelltown, AUS
42m 72y Ts
W50 127.909 km Ts Bernadette BENSON, 50, CAN 15/16JUN 2019 Campbelltown, AUS
79m 843y Ts
W50 9:07:13 Ts Bernadette BENSON, 50, CAN 15/16JUN 2019 Campbelltown, AUS
W50 15:24:44 Ts Bernadette BENSON, 50, CAN 15/16JUN 2019 Campbelltown, AUS
Awesome, well done !!
New Canadian Records
The following new Canadian Records have been ratified and accepted:
M60 7:43:57 rl Keith WAKELIN, 60 BC 11MAY2019 Victoria, BC
W75 434.523 km rls Erlinda BIONDIC, 79, ONT 9-19MAY2019 Augusta, NJ
W75 632.472 km rl Erlinda BIONDIC, 79, ONT 9-19MAY2019 Augusta, NJ
M65 22:23:42.4 rl Steve TOMAJKO, 66, ONT 16-17MAR2019 Alcoa, TN
Congratulations to Keith, Erlinda and Steve !!
its is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Dave Carver, friend, athlete and all around good guy.
Dave passed away on Sunday May 12th from a tragic accident in London, Ontario.
I was just talking to him a few weeks ago about his return to competition after a couple of years of injuries and surgeries, and his requirements to qualify for the 2019 World 24 Hrs in France. He was looking forward to be on the team again to represent Canada on the world stage.
Beside holding the M50 Canadian Records at the 100 Mile, 6 Hrs, 12 Hrs and 24 Hrs distance, he represented Canada at the World 24 Hrs 2012, 2013 and 2015 always proud of wearing his Canada uniform. He is the type of guy that always had time to cheer you up even when he had a bad day.
An ambassador to our sport, a great athlete, awesome Race Director of the That Dam Hill race weekend, a family man and great friend, you will be missed.
Our deepest sympathies goes to family and friend in this difficult time, from the running community.
You made the TEAM, Dave, you will be with us in spirit in France in October, that one is for you.
Rest in Peace my friend !!
2019 IAU 100 km Americas Championship
We are very pleased to announce that the 2019 IAU 100 km Americas Championships was granted to Bertioga, Brazil.
The Championships will take place on 27th July 2019.
The selection of the athletes that will represent Canada will take place shortly following the last qualifier date of April 15th 2019.
The selection will be based on the 100 km performances posted in 2017, 2018 and up to 15th April 2019.
Qualifying standards are the same as for the World Championships and are posted on the ACU web site under the "National Team", "World Championships" and "Selection 100K"
GOOD LUCK TO ALL!!
World Trail Team Selection 2019 Portugal
We hope everyone enjoyed the holiday season and have some great 2019 running plans in the works!
Just an update regarding the selection for the 2019 National Trail Team:
4 of the 6 spots will be named on January 31st. We had 1 male spot and 1 female spot claimed at the UTHC 65km auto qualifier back in September.
We will be using the Chuckanut 50km on March 16th, 2019 in Bellingham, Washington as an opportunity for a final auto qualifier.
The event is sold out, HOWEVER, if you are interested in competing and attempting to garner a spot on Team Canada for 2019 you are still able to get into the event. You need to contact myself (Ryne) and NOT THE RACE DIRECTOR. I will liaise the entry process on behalf of the event. You will still need to pay the entry fee ($95USD plus taxes) but will be given a code to bypass the waitlist and get into the event.
The criteria to gain an auto spot on the 2019 team we be: 1st Canadian Male under 3h55m and 1st Canadian Female under 4h25m. If someone who is already on the team named Jan 31st tops the Chuckanut results the spot will roll down as long as the time barrier is still achieved.
Any questions please don't hesitate to ask -
Are you an aspiring ultramarathoner and have visions of competing on the world stage, or even gaining points to become a national series winner? The only way you can do this is through becoming a member of the ACU, then all those ultra events you enter and place in will allow you to have those points tallied and it then becomes official.
The next World Championships that will be coming up is the World Trail in Portugal in June. Team selection is taking place as we speak and will be announced shortly.
Don’t miss your chance at that type of representation ... join the ACU (if you haven’t done so already) and don't forget to renew if expired.
There are many events in Canada that allow you to gain those points. Simply visit www.acu100k.com and look at the “National Championships” calendar to see the different events listed.
JOIN TODAY !!
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