2014 Waterloo 10 KM Classic

Happy Father’s Day! We had a terrific morning at Laurier’s University Stadium celebrating with friends and family.
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Great weather, great music (thanks Honey Badgers!), great food, and of course, great racing! Thanks everyone for coming out, and a special thanks to those who helped raise some money for Heartwood Place. Total donations are still being calculated.


photo smallSome of the region’s strongest distance athletes joined us today at University Stadium, resulting in fast, competitive races. Johana Kariankei of Guelph successfully defended his title in the men’s 10km event, while Robyn Mildren, also of Guelph, ran away with the women’s race, setting an impressive new course record of 36:12 in the process. The Masters categories were incredibly competitive this year, with the top three men finishing within 30 seconds of each other and the top two women only 15 seconds apart.

In the men’s 5km race, Kitchener’s Derek Nakluski narrowly beat out Josh Morrison of New Hamburg for first place. Erin McClure of Waterloo had a terrific return to the Waterloo Running Series with a convincing 35 second win over Amanda McLeod.

Battle of Waterloo

battle smallIn addition to being one of the largest races in the Waterloo Running Series, the Waterloo 10KM Classic is also the second stage of the new Battle of Waterloo.

Maintaining a strong lead over the men’s field is Sean Delanghe, whose 5th place finish at the Classic puts him 2:25 ahead of second place Brendan Hancock. In the women’s field, Annika Nicholson, also 5th overall in the 10km, increased her lead in the Battle to 4:07 over Andrea Kaufman.

Combined results from stages one and two of the battle are available here. There are 83 contenders left in the battle.

Mike vs. Dave

H+PSome of you may have heard mention of a particularly fierce rivalry that has developed between two athletes, both of whom train with Health + Performance. For the Classic, their teammates decided to split up and face each other as teams as well. Dave Rutherford has opened up a 3:12 lead over Mike Piazza in the Battle of Waterloo; however, their teams finished just 10 seconds apart today!


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Waterloo Classic 2015

Registration now open for the 2015 Waterloo 10KM Classic!

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  • Andrew Moizer June 15, 2014 7:57 pm

    Thank you everyone for such a great day.

  • Julie Schmidt June 15, 2014 10:46 pm

    Can anyone spot Lloyd, the Waterloo Running Series Race Director, in the start line?

  • Robert Brouillette June 15, 2014 11:51 pm

    @Julie – I spotted Lloyd right away. He’s the second guy from the right!

  • Marc Sim June 16, 2014 11:31 am

    Thank you to the volunteers for supporting us in our efforts, with both your cheers and water. To my fellow runners, thank you for inspiring me with a kind word and competition to push me along, especially in the middle few kilometers where the mental doubt and fatigue are worse than the physical hurt when facing the wall (and that evil long hill).

  • runwaterloo June 16, 2014 1:25 pm

    Race Trivia: Lloyd Schmidt ran the Waterloo 10KM Classic in each of his first five years as race director, 1987-1991.

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  • Julie Schmidt October 29, 2014 5:26 pm

    He also ran the very first Waterloo 10KM Classic in 1978 at age 16.

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