RRAC Update

Here is one more update on the Running Room Athletic Club’s success in the last few months.

The RRAC men and women both picked up wins at the first event in the 2019 New Balance Run Alberta XC series.  Lisa Stewart was 2nd in the lady’s race while Charles Allen grabbed 3rd spot on the men’s side.  Leonard Chesoo won the men’s race representing his university here in Edmonton.

Tom McGrath was victorious at the Stoney Plain half marathon while Savanna Boutin did the same at the Regina Queen city half.  Kirk Sundt claimed top spot in the 10K in Stoney Plain.  Kirk also picked up the win at the St. Paul Rodeo mile here in Alberta back in August.

On the “other side of the pond” Vanessa Trofimenkoff continued her strong summer racing with a 3rd place at the Dingle Half marathon in Ireland.














Photo: Ian Pelly


Kerry LaBrecque picked up a win at a 14K tough trail race at Mont Set Marie and got the win at the Ottawa Army Run 10K.

At the NBXC series race #2 in Red Deer, the RRAC ladies picked up their 2nd victory with Alecia Kallos leading the way in 3rd place overall.  The men were lead by Mike Nishiyama in 3rd place but the team could only manage 3rd place on the day.  Leonard Chesoo picked up his 2nd victory in the series running for Concordia University of Edmonton.

Alex Ricard continued his strong summer racing, picking up two more wins on the left coast: he won the Valley to Peak 23km in Whistler and the Grouse Grind in Vancouver.

RRAC Update

Here are some updates on how our Running Room Athletic Club athletes fared over the summer.

Mallory Swatton finished 5th overall at a sprint Spartan race in the Ottawa area (2nd place in her age group).

At the Edmonton marathon race weekend, Vanessa Trofimenkoff finished as the 2nd lady, running a new PB in the process.  Taylor Carlin was 3rd, Lisa Stewart was 4th and Roxane Skoreyko was 5th.  On the men’s side, Leonard Chesoo picked up another win with  Michael Stewart finishing in 4th spot.  David Mutai picked up the win in the marathon. Continue reading “RRAC Update”