The final practice for the 2014 season was held last night at the 400m track at Humber. Keep in touch with TISC as the Board plans the Year End Party & Awards as well as the 2015 season!
This is a final call for those from the roller and inline skating community who wish to volunteer at the roller speed skating competition at the 2015 Pan American Games. Only 14 volunteer sports need to be filled for the roller speed skating competition. Please go to TORONTO2015.org/volunteer and use the code SPTRS by September 30th.
Good luck to TISC members Morgan (Allan) Williams, Peter Doucet, and Candy Wong who’ll be skating in tomorrow morning’s New York 100km! Skaters will complete 19 laps of the 5+ km loop in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park,
This is a reminder that tonight’s program at Christ the King 200m track won’t be happening. The school requires the track and the field for an event.
This evening’s TISC program is cancelled, given that it is 5pm and it’s raining. Thursday’s program is cancelled because the track and the field are needed for a school function. See you next Monday at 6pm for more skating!
TISC Skaters Put in Podium Performance in Trexlertown, Just off the Podium in Victoriaville (Quebec), Next Up: This Weekend at the Northshore Inline MarathonSeptember 11, 2014
Toronto Inline Skating Club members competed in Eastern Canada and Eastern USA this past weekend.
Shannon Hegarty raced in the season’s Eastern Seaboard Series finale, claiming 2nd overall in the Pro Senior Women’ 15km race, With this results, Shanon ended up finishing first overall in the series’ Pro Senior Women’s standings. Hegarty raced Mackenzie Browne, a USA World Team member specializing in sprints.
Herb Gayle was also in attendance at the E.S.S. finale in Trexlertown, PA. Gayle finished in the lead group with the Pro Master Men / Veteran Men. Herb finished the season in 1st place in the Pro Veteran Men’s category.
Peter Doucet meanwhile competed in Quebec at the Victoriaville Pentathlon, a 42km marathon held in central Victoriaville. Doucet faced tough competition. Despite a valiant effort to chase the leading breakaway after trailing the group by over 1 minute with 20km’s to go, Doucet closed the gap down to 4 seconds at the finish, just behind the trio that had consolidated and worked together to keep Doucet away. He ended up in 4th place. The young Colombian speedster Nicolas Laborde won the race, which included 30 u-turns, in 1h14mins.
TISC members will compete this weekend at the Northshore Inline Marathon in Duluth, MN. Peter Doucet, Morgane Echardour, Cynthia Head, Georg Nikodym, Morgan Williams, and Candy Wong will skate 42km’s from Two Harbours to Duluth on Saturday morning, competing & skating with over 2000 skaters from across the World!!
It’s that time of year, as the days become shorter, the geese are leaving their trails. Thank you to the “goose-poop clean-up crew” who so valiantly prepared the track for skating!
Also, practices will start early from now on to our last program night for 2014 on Sept. 29th. We will now have a 6pm start with a finish planned for 8pm, and earlier as we lose daylight.