July 22, 2014
TISC’s Morgane Echardour and Peter Doucet were back at practice last night after spending 9 days in Mexico representing Canada at the Pan American Festival. TISC duo joined Christopher Fiola, Valerie Maltais, and coach Simon Clement at the competition on a 200m banked track in Puebla.
Canada’s selection earned three top 5 placements! Unfortunately for Echardour, she battled stomach ailments and suffered a shoulder and arm injury after falling during the 10km points and elimination race.
Doucet put up his best efforts with his best placement being 14th place. He is starting to make a comeback to the international scene after suffering a concussion last year and also spending a lot of time supporting a close family member’s 3 year battle with cancer.
Morgane Echardour following her Canadian team-mate Valerie Maltais
Peter Doucet leads a international star-studded field
July 11, 2014
Peter Doucet and Morgane Echardour will take on some of the World’s fastest racers at the Pan American Festival in Puebla, Mexico. The pair will be joined by Christopher Fiola who recently won the Canadian Championships here in Toronto as well as the Canada Day Marathon, and Olympic medalist and Canadian ChampionValérie Maltais as Canada’s selection. They will receive support from coach Simon Clement.
Echardour qualified in the top 2 positions on the women’s side at a selection race held this past May in Montreal. Doucet, who was first alternate on the men’s side, was offered the chance to go after second place finisher Olivier Jean declined the position on the team.
Races will be held from July 16th to the 19th on a 200m banked track.
July 3, 2014
TISC organized and put on another edition of the Canada Day Marathon on Tuesday, July 1st.
Despite some rain during the event, skaters came from Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, and the USA to showcase their speeds!
TISC’s Maggie Dort and Kerry Taylor finished 2nd and 3rd overall in the women’s 42km, while Peter Doucet reached the 3rd step of the overall 42km podium.
A number of TISC’ers reached put up age-class podium finishes!
Thank you to every single volunteer and official who helped. You made this year’s event possible. A particular thank you to Eric Gee and Alain Quintard who helped with the pre-event work. A team of 10 volunteers (the Fiola/ Bois family, the Langridge family, the Doucet/ Echardour family, and the Gee/ Quintard duo) all pitched-in to prepare the course.
See you in 2015!
June 28, 2014
TISC skaters are out in strength at the 2014 Canadian Outdoor Championships. With TISC members in Freshmen, Junior, Senior, Master, and Grand Master categories, performances have been extremely strong and encouraging, reflecting the hard work our members put in.
Alex Rudy skated a personal-best 26.5-second 300-meter time trial. His time ranked 3rd overall of the entire competition up to the senior men’s 300-meter final. Shannon Hegarty and Morgane Echardour secured a 2-3 finish, contesting with and chasing Quebec’s Valerie Maltais. Peter Doucet came in with a 3rd overall finish in the senior men’s 15km elimination while Leo Echeverri came in 5th in the 300-meter senior men’s final. Young Chris Langridge finished his 300-meter time trial in a personal best time.
Maggie Dort moved up into the senior women’s category and looked very comfortable in the 500-meter sprint. Kerry Taylor skated in the masters category, paired up with TISC’s great Alain Quintard! The two worked to keep with Chris Langridge and Jeff Langridge in the 5k race, but it was the Langridge duo besting the field!
June 27, 2014
The Toronto Inline Skating Club is ready to welcome Canadian skaters to race at the Canadian Championships on June 28-29 n Toronto and the Canada Day Marathon on July 1st in Cambridge.
On the women’s side, the trio of Olympic short track medalist Valerie Maltais, Pan Am Games racer Morgane Echardour, and Shannon Hegarty are expected to give spectators exciting races to cheer for!
On the men’s side, Nicolas Laborde (Colombia) and Chris Fiola should provide a lot of dust for their competition to chase!
The Speed Committee will also hold its Annual Meeting tomorrow night.
June 23, 2014
It looks like the rain will hit the ground just as we start this evening’s program. ALSO this Thursday’s program is cancelled due to permit cancellation for that evening. Next up: NATIONALS!!!!