In stark contrast to last year’s mild temperatures, it was a sunny but chilly morning in Burlington, Ont. today as more than 700 runners came out for the 40th annual Robbie Burns 8K Road Race. For the third year in a row, Victoria Coates won in 28:51.7, and Blair Morgan won the men’s race for the second year in a row, in 25:36.4.
I knew my limited XC experience vs @victoriamcoates 🥇 & @RachelHannahRD 🥈 would be a factor 😉 ❄️ Happy w🥉 & ready 2 work 4 @jhboston26 @bostonmarathon 11 wks to go! @SauconyCanada @saucony @endurancetap @eloadEndurance @StokedOats @LiberteCanada @smithoptics @essentialphysio https://t.co/VM4QtSoawz
— Krista DuChene (@kristaduchene) January 28, 2019
The race was also the site of the OMA Trillium Series 8K, of which the top three male finishers were Michael Gill (26:53), Ross Bain (27:28) and Mitch Free (29:06), and the top three females were Krista DuChene (29:55), Seanna Robinson (31:02) and Lynn Dempsey (32:53).
In the Athletics Canada Trillium Series 8K, the top three men were Blair Morgan, Nicholas Mota (25:48) and Andrew Davies (25:52) and the top three women were Krista DuChene, Seanna Robinson and Julia Cameron (32:37).
Here are some additional photos from today’s events. For full results, click here.