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January 4, 2015
What better way to start the new year with a special announcement! Congratulations to ORW Kris Kozell on
being the Ontario Masters Athlete of the Month for December 2014! Kris broke the W60-64 indoor 5,000m
record in Rochester on December 27, 2014 walking a 29:41.24. Kris broke June Marie Provost's record from
1997, which was 31:17.4.
January 10, 2015
The Ontario Racewalkers held our Annual General Meeting today. After a very cold workout, we went in for a
great discussion about the club over a great breakfast. We also presented some awards today! Huge
congratulations to Kris Kozell for earning the Athlete of the Year for 2014. And a huge congratulations to the
recipient of our newest award, Rookie of the Year, Michelle Connery! Looking forward to seeing how well you
both do in 2015!
February 2, 2015
Kris Kozell is on a record-breaking roll! On top of the 5,000m indoor W60 Canadian Record she achieved in
December, she also now has the Canadian Records in the W60 in the 1,500m and 3,000m indoor walks.
February 26, 2015
The Ontario Masters Athletics Indoor Championships
were held on the weekend. Everyone in our club
improved on their previous 3,000m times, so we all
"walked" away happy! Thanks Coach!
July 15, 2015
On July 12, 2015, Team Ontario competed
against Team Michigan in the Weinacker
Cup. It was a hot, humid day, and it took its
toll on the athletes. Ontario lost to Michigan
27 to 12. However, Ontario still leads the
series 15 to 8!!
On July 14, 2015, we had a special guest at
our workout in High Park - Inaki Gomez from
BC, who is in town to compete in the Pan Am
games. Inaki competed in the London 2012
Olympics, finishing an amazing 13th overall.
Ontario Racewalkers have a lot of
involvement in the Pan Am Games. Former
ORW Rachel Seaman will be competing in
the women's 20K walk, and current ORW
Creighton Connolly will be competing in the
men's 50K walk! Lily Whalen has been
chosen to be the Assistant Chief Judge, and
coach Stafford Whalen and athlete Sarah
Raetsen are volunteering at the start/finish
line. These are going to be some exciting
October 3, 2015
The Ontario Racewalkers would like to extend a huge
congratulations to our teammate Kris Kozell on being a
co-winner for the Ontario Masters Athletics (OMA) Female
Distance/Walks Athlete of the Year! Kris had a fantastic
The OMA athletes were honoured at the Athletics Ontario
annual banquet on September 26, 2015. That Kris on
the far right in the picture at the top. And two lovely
racewalkers (Kris and Lily Whalen) in the picture at the
December 9, 2015
2016 Registration Forms are out now, and can be found here. Come on out and join us!
November 25, 2015
Some of our athletes are already competing in an indoor season! The Alberta Open Indoor Meet was held on
November 21, 2015. Congrats to Teresa Chiozza on a new Canadian W65 3000m indoor record!
Becky Sillito: 1,500m - 8:37.09; 3,000m - 17:33.35
Susan Brooke: 3,000m - 16:32.30
Teresa Chiozza: 1,500m - 9:10.98; 3,000m - 18:39.04
Congrats also go out to Michael Mannozzi, who won a Bronze medal at the US 50km Championship in a time
of 4:44:03. It was a slow time for him, but he was competing in hot conditions and walked a smart race. His
bronze medal earned him $3,000! Way to go Michael!
December 3, 2015
Throughout the year, members of ORW volunteer at all of
the Canada Running Series (CRS) races in Toronto. CRS
graciously provides us with funding for our efforts, which is
put towards each of our racing fees. In return, our team
manages the finish line at all of the races, which involves,
set up and tear down, and managing all of the key areas:
front, middle and back of house, medals, giveaways, crowd
control, cheering, you name it!
In December they hold a yearly party to thank all of the
volunteers. Check us out! Don't we look great!
December 15, 2015
The 2016 race section has been started. Take a look at some of the already confirmed races. The list can be