Charles Smith from Ontario, Canada, completed 74 laps of the North Ponds Park loop in 12 hours, and in doing so he not only achieved the overall win for the 2016 edition of the Mind the Ducks 12 Hour Race, but also earned an Association of Canadian Ultramarathoners age group record. Charles' 120.524 km (74 miles 1566 yards) eclipsed the previous M55 12 Hour record of 116.800 km (72 miles 1014 yards) which had stood since 2010.

 

In the accompanying photo of Charles, the winning male team of Dan Ward and Jason McElwain (the Bagel Team) can be seen in the background. Dan Ward finished second overall in the race, with 73.876 miles, just one lap behind Charles.

 

For more results and info on the Mind the Ducks race, see http://mtd12hour.org/ and the Mind the Ducks Photo Album on the GRTC Facebook Page,

THE MCMULLEN MILE:

 

Friday night 6/10, try out a mile competition on the track at St. John Fisher college. This race is co-sponsored by GRTC and the Genesee Valley Harriers. Again, if you have never competed in a mile race, this is a fun and rewarding experience. The race plans on attracting national class runners to the Rochester area, but is for everyone at all levels. Competitors will run in heats based on expected pace, so you will be grouped with people of your pace zone. Besides running in one's own race, getting a chance also to see some of the best local runners compete at this distance is a treat. If you have never tried or have felt intimidated by this distance before, you won't be disappointed.

 

Sign up through https://runsignup.com/Race/NY/Rochester/CharlieMcMullenMile.


As in the past we will also have a run for kids under age 14 for free. A “Sub 4” for the youngest runners, if they choose, meaning it can be less than 4 laps. We will have a High School Mile for boys and girls, then adult “heats” based upon “seed” times. Heats will start with those 10 minutes or more and progressing to the Elite Women’s and Men’s heats.

 

Again, we have attempted to attract several Sub 4 minute milers and we’re optimistic we have a talented field that may produce Rochester’s first Sub 4 minute mile in the area. This will be exciting for participants and spectators to witness. We expect people will love to watch the Elite races under the lights at St. John Fisher College Track. Hope you will be joining us 6.10.16. Come out and "show the flag" for GRTC  at the premier track running event to the year.

FREEZEROO VALENTINES DAY RACE IN GREECE 2/13/16 CANCELLED: 


We regret to have to announce the cancellation of this Saturday’s 4th Freezeroo race of the season. We had hoped till tonight to go forward with the event. Unfortunately, given the predicted severe cold and wind chill for this Saturday (predicted to be wind chill of -25 degrees!) the town of Greece and its law enforcement have suggested today that it should be canceled. Although we realize that many of our competitors can in fact handle the worst that upstate New York can throw at us, this may not be true of all, and the safety of all our members and competitors has to be our priority. We will adjust the awards for the series to reflect a total of five races. We will still plan for our last race, the “Edge of the World” in the town of Ontario on 2/27/16, followed by the series awards ceremony. We as a board don’t take this decision lightly and sincerely wanted to hold this event if at all possible. We hope all will however understand the need to cancel Saturday’s race in the interest of safety for all our competitors.


Doug Jones President GRTC Board

Unless we hear otherwise from local authorities, FREEZEROO this weekend is a go. Please dress appropriately for the extreme temperatures

 

Braddock Bay Park
107-199 East Manitou Road, Rochester, NY 14612. Shelter is Donald C. Schlieter Lodge and Pavilion