Nov. 11-12 was a busy weekend for Canadian cross-country runners across the nation.
With varying conditions on the west coast versus Ontario and in Quebec, there was a bit of everything for running fans as athletes battled each other as well as the elements. The Canadian Collegiate Cross-Country Championships were held in cold conditions in Blainville, Que. while there was snow on the ground for the Athletics Ontario Cross-Country Championships in Bracebridge.
On the west coast, at U Sports, conditions were warmer, around 10 C, with pouring rain for the women’s 8K that left the course even muddier for the men’s 10K that followed. below are select photos from those three events on Saturday and Sunday.
Snow in Bracebridge, Ont. for the Athletics Ontario Championships
The Senior Women's 8km race at the Ontario X-Country Championships held at Morrison Meadows near Bracebridge. Natalia Hawthorn (252), a local girl from Bracebridge, was the eventual winner. # running #athleticsontario #muskoka #xcountryrunning #getoutside @nataliahawthorn @athleticsontario @atleticsont #canadianrunning
Where there wasn’t snow in Bracebridge, there was mud (scroll through)
Rain at the U Sports Cross-Country Championships in Victoria
Frigid conditions at the CCAA Cross-Country Championships in Blainville, Que.
Near-flooded finish line area at the U Sports Cross-Country Championships in Victoria