Ontario Wins The Gaat Trophy

Gaat.CombojpgTeam Ontario beat Team British Columbia by 0.1% to take the Gaat Trophy home as the winning provincial team at the Canadian Cross Country Championships in Vancouver on Saturday, November 29th.

M45 Troy Cox (79.9%), M50 Geoff Peat (80.95%), M45 Derek Hackshaw (80.21%*), and M55 Jerry Kooymans (84.48%) were the top four scorers. Jerry had the highest score overall.

Vancouver Course.
Snow fell overnight before the race making for perfect conditions for the championships
Brian Tartt



Start photo
(courtesy Brian Tartt)

Vancouver Awards




The Junior and Masters awards were held in the cosy Jericho Beach Sailing Centre



Vancouver W30W35 Winners
Corinne Issel
Carrie Byer
Myndi Quirion




Vancouver M35M35 Winners

Nathan Kendrick  1st
Joe Boland  2nd






Vancouver W35W40 Winners

Tina Connelly  1st
Lisa Harvey 2nd




Vancouver M45M45 Winners

Troy Cox  2nd
Derek Hackshaw 1st

(Bruce Deacon was 3rd)





Vancouver W40W45 Winners

Michele Harvey-Blankenship
Veronica Biggar  2nd
Nicola Everton  3rd



Vancouver M50

M50 Winners

Geoff Peat 2nd
Mark Bennett 1st

(Andrew Tuovinen 3rd)





Vancouver M55

M55 Winners

Jerry Kooymans  1st
Gary Duncan  3rd
(Michael Lax 2nd)





Vancouver M60


M60 Winners

Mike Secker  1st
Bill Krezonoski  2nd
Clifford Russell  3rd



Vancouver M65


M65 Winners

Fred Pawluk  2nd
Grant Towns  1st
Paul Wood  3rd


Vancouver M70


M70 Winner

Vern Christensen





Some of the Club Team Awards;

Vancouver M50 Team


M50  Newmarket Huskies

Dan Fiorini
Chris Deighan
Veronica Biggar
Geoff Peat

Vancouver W30 Team


Calgary Phoenix Striders

Myndi Quirion
Rhonda Clark
Donna Dixon


Vancouver W50 TeamW40
Kooteney Chaos TC

Nicola Everton
Sharisse Kyle
Becky Bates

Vancouver W40 Team


Calgary Phoenix Striders

Amy Anderson
Zita Mulligan
(Barbara Mercier)


Vancouver Jake

Ontario Masters President Doug Smith and
BC Masters President Jake Madderom
shake after a close battle for the trophy





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