The MTA XC Championships took place in Brantford this year. It was true cross country weather, cold, wet, and windy. This made for a muddy cold day. The course was through the woods over rolling terrain, and if not for the weather would be an excellent course for spectators.
Having spoken to other coaches, it was quite normal that half the teams runners decided to stay home. So it was left to the truly brave and strong to compete.
This was Boardwalk RC's first visit to the championships, and we were excited to have 3 of our athletes toe the line.
in the tyke girls 1.5km race Charlotte Melnyk put in an amazing effort. She placed 41st and covered the distance in a time of 7:51.
Her sister sprinted out with the Atom girls over a 2km course. Running in her 3rd meet in 6 days Sasha finished in 53rd with a time of 9:53.
Also running 3 meets in 6 days was Cameron Woo. Cameron also had himself registered for a 10km race on the 7th day, so there was thoughts he might save something. 4 races in 7 days is a bit extreme, but Cameron has shown an ability to thrive on mileage, and has shown a similar mindset to his over raced coach. Cameron started conservatively in the first half, and began to pick off runners in the second half. When he finished, he was wishing there was more course to race, as he was just getting warmed up. He finished 31st in a time of 12:07.