Canadian Running was on scene for the 2016 Canadian Cross-Country Championships from Kingston, Ont. on Saturday. The event, held at Fort Henry, was the finale of the cross-country season that ranges from late summer to mid-fall. Muddy and cool conditions made for ideal cross-country weather with an estimated 1,060 athletes taking part in races ranging from the community 2.5K to the senior 10Ks.
The senior men and women both ran 10K for the first time in event history. Previously, the senior women ran 8K. Sasha Gollish won her first career senior national cross-country title while Ross Proudfoot successfully defended his men’s 10K title winning back-to-back years at the National Historic Site of Canada.
In the junior races, both winners defended their 2015 titles including Hannah Bennison and Ehab El-Sandali. We caught up with both of them after the race.
See the full breakdown of the more than 25 minutes of footage and post-race interviews below.