Albertans Setting Lots Of CAN Relay Records

Barrie Dargie writes…

Greetings from the West the day after the New Balance Series #2 Meet held at Glenmore Track in Calgary. This series of three meets is organized by the Calgary Track Council and sponsors are New Balance and Gord’s Running Store.
Results of meet are at the following –

Weather was cool (approx +6) and very blustery (sort of stood the guys right up on the first turn but seemed to come in from several other directions too). Last-minute shuffle with Renwick moving up to M65 when Dargie couldn’t run due to injury in Masters Mile run earlier in evening. Note that Renwick ran the Masters Mile also. Roy Thomson, who had already done the Javelin, was pressed into service in M60 team as a result. Fred Judson also participated in the Javelin and the Shot Put prior to the relay.


CAN M65 Record (“B”) team – time 12:40.69 L to R Roland Delhomeau (65) Saskatoon,SK (Century Track Club) Leg 3 Roy Palmer (66) Calgary (Unattached) Leg 2 Roger Davies (75) Calgary (Calgary Roadrunners)Lead-off Doug Renwick (68) Clavet, SK (Century Track Club) Anchor/Team Captain
Note – Roy Palmer originally only agreed to be an “alternate” for the B team and his presence was very welcome. Photos courtesy Barrie Dargie


CAN M60 Record (A”)team – time 12:36.86 L to R Stuart Arguile (61) Calgary (Calgary Roadrunners) Leg 3 Gerrit Voordouw (60) Calgary (Unattached) Lead-off Roy Thomson (63) Calgary (Unattached) Leg 2 Fred Judson (64) Edmonton (Edmonton Masters) Anchor/Team Captain

Note – Gerrit and Roy Thomson were originally both “alternates”, and, like Roy Palmer, were very good sports about being “promoted”.


The Adrenaline Rush Athletics team set a Canadian Men’s M45 record in the 4 x 800m relay with a time of 10:01.62. The team consisted of (L-R) Richard Kellet, Ed Bickley, Peter Cruttenden and David Guss).

Donna Dixon, Alberta Masters Chair, writes…

The W45 team of Kendra Laycock, Margot Glover, Sue Strother and Donna Dixon ran 11:24.66, breaking the old CAN record of 12:10.48 set in 2008.

For Kendra and Margot, accomplished road racers, it was one of their first times on the track in decades.

I brought my camera but in the excitement forgot to take a photo of our team. We need Doug Smith in Alberta to document these occasions!

Bruce Barteaux writes….

Interesting to see all the T&F and XC events but ultramarathons are my forte. Most of these are not age related so you compete based on how fast (or far) you go in relation to the rest of the runners. I was selected to represent Canada at the recent World 24 Hour Championship. The objective of a fixed time event is to cover the max distance possible in the time. The World 24 Hr Championship that was held in Brive-la-Gaillarde, France on 13/14 May 10.
The event went pretty well. Fortunately the weather was dry as it was raining upon arrival in Paris & the following day before the event in Brive. The conditions for the race were somewhat on the cool side, getting down to what some folks said was 4’C. Even after the sun came up the fog rolled in & there was a damp cold early on Fri AM. However, I managed a PB by about 4 1/2 km. I covered 207.230 km which was first Canadian (of 11). I was 84 of 229 overall at the World Championship and 70 of 151 males. They don’t give stats on age, but I heard one announcement that there was a 26 yr old runner (who I believe was the youngest) so less than half my young age?!

[simage=49,288,n,left,] It was a great privilege to represent the Canada during this World Championship. I have been blessed with good health and physical ability. I am very thankful for God’s provision to me as an endurance athlete. Isaiah 40:31 says, “But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” I believe it and I experienced it.


BB Barteaux (Bruce)
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