Congratulations to all runners today on a fantastic fall event!
Cool running temperatures gave way to a brilliant warm sun on Waterloo Region’s largest and fastest 5k. Sausages, Waterloo Brewing, and the Jesse Webber Trio at the finish line? Can’t we do this every Sunday?
— Run Waterloo (@RunWaterloo) October 14, 2018
Huge congrats to everyone in the Delanghe beginner running group for all the hard work put in the past six weeks. You earned it!
This was one of the fastest events in Run Waterloo history.
To get a sense of how fast, 5 of top 10 ever Fall Classic 5k performances (men) and 3 of the top 5 (women) were run today.
In the 10k, Seth’s time was the fastest in Waterloo in over a decade. Erin Fox won this event for the second consecutive year.
Two records fell today:
- Julie-Anne Staehli ran the fastest-ever 5k in Run Waterloo history. This breaks a 21 year old record, which Erin McClure set at this event in 1997.
- Amanda McLeod set a new masters female record in the 5 km, running 18:02. This breaks Lynn Dempsey’s record, set at this event last year, which at the time broke a 13-year old record.
For context on these records, we have hosted ninety 5k events over the past 21 years. Wow!
Today was a major point-scoring day for Run Waterloo members. Quick update:
- F-40: No change in top 5. Erin Schmidt moves up to 3rd, pushes Vicki Zandbergen to 4th
- M-40: Reza Saputra moves into 5th, displaces Tyler Riehl from the leaderboard
- F+40: No change in top 5. Valery Hobson moves up to 4th, Kim Carr down to 5th
- M+40: Chris Schmid moves from off the leaderboard into 2nd!, which drops Dave Rutherford to 3rd and Merzi Dastoor to 5th, and Merlin Frey off the leaderboard altogether
Photos and video
Thousands of free, high quality photos will be available from our Flickr site in the coming days. Until then, here’s a sneak peek:
Finish line video for the 5k is up and available directly in the results.
The @RunWaterloo #FallClassic5km has always been my favourite …more for the friends and huge support of our amazing run community than anything else. Thanks for a great morning once again ♡ pic.twitter.com/5WUqBgWnkP
— Deirdre Large (@dela_2012) October 14, 2018