Monthly Archives: August 2012

Rock The Road 10K 2012 in London Community News

August 20, 2012

It wasn’t hard for the runners to keep their focus during the race. Headed down Richmond, they were greeted with a hose down from fire fighters, turning onto Regent Street they were met by cheerleaders, and on Adelaide they were treated to a rock band, until they finally hit the finish line to more music at Masonville Mall on Fanshawe Park Road. Volunteers armed with boom sticks were sprinkled throughout the course to keep the noise coming.

Some elite runners joined the field and taking the top spot for the men was Josephat Ongeri — Hamilton Marathon course record holder — with a time of 30:10. Thomas Omwenga — 2006 Los Angeles Marathon Wiiner — came in at second place at 31:11, ahead of Terrence Attema — 2012 Ekiden National team member — at 31:17.

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Rock The Road 10K 2012 in Metro

August 20, 2012

Brandon Laan has travelled around the world to compete in road races.

Needless to say, the 38-year-old Londoner knows a thing or to about what draws runners to events — a healthy of mix of competition and fun.

With that in mind, Laan organized the city’s inaugural Rock the Road in 2011, attracting about 250 racers for a 10K run featuring live music along the course and something akin to a party at the finishing line.

“We realized there was kind of a hole in London,” Laan said, explaining his mindset when the race was born. “We needed something that was full of fun — music, cheerleaders and a strong sense of community.”

See the full article on metro.com

 


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Rock The Road 10K on CTV London [VIDEO]

August 20, 2012

There are many runs for a good cause in our region and today was no different. However at a run in London, a unique spin on the fundraising technique was witnessed. CTV’s Celine Moreau takes us there.

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Rock The Road 10K 2012 Results

August 19, 2012

Wow!! What an amazing event. A huge Thank You to the volunteers, participants, sponsors, volunteers, friends, family, and the city of London Ontario. This year’s event was spectacular. We had over 372 register for the event prior to race day; and we’re still compiling the final numbers. We managed to raise well over $5,000 for the MS Society of Canada (thanks to all who donated; every little but helps!).

If you have photos of the event, and you plan on adding them to your twitter, facebook, or instagram, don’t forget to hashtag them with #rocktheroad10k !

Top 3 Male Overall

Josephat Ongeri – 30:10
Thomas Omwenga – 31:11
Terence Attema – 31:17

Top 3 Female Overall

Krista Duchene – 34:08
Anna Jelegat Kibor – 36:16
Bethany McChesney – 37:53

Top Male Wheelchair Division

Wes Vick – 24:43

View Complete Overall 2012 Rock The Road 10K Results

View Complete Age Groups 2012 Rock The Road 10K Results

View Complete Wheelchair Division Rock The Road 10K Results


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The Michelob Ultra Rock The Road 10K Elite Start List

August 17, 2012

Elite Women

Krista DuChene

2010 Canadian Marathon Championships Gold
2010 Canadian Half Marathon Championships Silver

Half Marathon: 1:14:02
Marathon: 2:32:06
30K: 1:47:03
10K: 34:57
5K: 16:32

Alicia Knox

Co-Captain of the Western Cross Country and Track team for 2 years

3K: 10:30
5K: 18:36
10K: 40:52

Anna Jelegat Kibor

Winner Mexico City Marathon 2007

10K: 32:30
Half Marathon: 1:08:52
Marathon: 2:29:30

Deborah Buhlers

Represented Canada at The World Cross Country Championships in 2000 and 2001

Ran on the Canadian team at the Chiba Ekiden in 2001

5K: 15:35.89
Half Marathon: 1:19
5K: 16:32

Heather Perlmutter

Qualified for Boston Marathon

Marathon: 3:14
3K: 10:14
10K: 39:01

Elite Men

Josephat Ongeri

Detroit Marathon Winner

Hamilton Marathon course record holder

Half Marathon: 1:02:02
10K: 28:48
Marathon: 2:16:42

Maiko Momanyi

10K: 30:01
5K: 14:51
Half Marathon: 1:05:30

Philippe Parrot-Migas

UWO Cross-country Rookie of theYear

10K: 33:32
5K: 16:17

Terence Attema

2nd at Around the Bay 30k 2012

Ekiden National team member 2012

30k: 1:35:04
Half Marathon: 1:06:09
10k: 29:10

Thomas Omwenga

Around the Bay Winner 2009
Los Angeles Marathon Winner 2006
Dublin Marathon 2nd 2:12

10K: 28:26
Half Marathon: 1:02:47
Marathon: 2:10:44


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