Big congratulations to all who completed the first ever Battle of Waterloo!
This new RunWaterloo championships was met with great enthusiasm and some intense competitions. The third leg – the MTD Oktoberfest Run 5k – ran on Sunday, October 19, 2014. Due to injuries and family commitments, 70 remained at the finish line to collect the prestigious Battle Completed finishers’ medal!
Link to the overall results (including sortable results by stage, changes and gaps)
Overall winners Sean Delanghe and Annika Nicholson win a head-to-toe kit from Saucony Canada. Special congratulations to all age groups winners:
A year of highlights
|It all began on a golden day for Canada!||Singlets and group photo day in June|
|Brendan Hancock’s stage 3 win is not enough to take the overall win; Annika Nicholson wins all stages for overall victory||Hard-earned finishers’ medals at Leg 3: MTD Oktoberfest Run|
By the Numbers
Total distance: 8 + 10 + 5 = 23km
Days between stages 1 and 2: 112
Days between stages 2 and 3: 126
93 signed up
87 finished the Re-Fridgee-Eighter
83 finished the Waterloo 10KM Classic
70 finished the Oktoberfest Run
Female: winning 1:37:06 (4:13/km), average 2:16:20 (5:56/km)
Male: winning 1:18:40 (3:25/km), average 1:49:22 (4:45/km
The purpose of the Battle of Waterloo is to provide runners with a new way to enhance their running experience. We didn’t want you to find out at the end of the year that you had won an award by default – we wanted you to earn it! It is a championship of sorts – but rather than include a complicated points system for every single race, we chose a selection of events to create a dynamic, exciting, competitive and rewarding racing experience. Based on the results, we weren’t disappointed!
We will take your feedback and experience with the first battle into account for the future. We have some exciting tweaks and new opportunities, but the overall concept won’t change.
We will launch our plans for 2015 in November. Stay tuned!