Cross-Country

AO Cross Country Course Map with Updated Schedule


Please note the updated race schedule!aoxc2016mappreview

Download your copy of the map here: ao-xc-course-map-and-race-legend

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Time to Celebrate…XC Nationals


Time to Celebrate NOC’s accomplishments in BC!

NOC sent a contingent of 6 ​athletes
to the Canadian Cross Country Championships in Vancouver. ​

​T​hey returned with a Gold medal and a 6th place finish. ​

Tracy Meyers, Megan Norton, Haley Esau, Kayla McGowan and Avery Goertz competed in the Youth division and Kristen Khun competed in the Junior division.
The Youth girls finished 6th out of 14 teams​.

Tracy Myers pulled double duty and also scored for Team Ontario which won GOLD!

Well done ​ladies!​ Great performance as always!​

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Transcend – How High School Runners react to seeing the movie


See the reaction of some of America’s top High School runner’s:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzL9oBPUL74

Official Website

See everyone in Niagara!

-Team Transcend

Very special (free) movie screening at AO XC Champs, Saturday Nov 15th


We’re very happy to announce that the filmmakers of the feature documentary Transcend, starring Boston Marathon Champion, Wesley Korir, will be holding a FREE screening for all AO participants Saturday night.

The film is 73 minutes long and it’ll start at 7PM SHARP so athletes will be back early! So book an early dinner reservation and bring them all over for what is guaranteed to be an inspiring evening.

Details: Saturday November 15th; 7PM Start Time; Ramada Plaza on Lundy’s Lane

Cost: AO Runners: FREE – Show BIB # at the door; Coaches/Parents: $10 recommended donation

As Malcolm Gladwell (Best-Selling Author) says, “Transcend is a film about a runner that ends up being about so much more: faith, service and courage. I was riveted.”

You’ll have the opportunity to purchase the BluRay/DVD ($20) and Kenyan bracelets ($15) both at the cross-country course and after the screening. Come to the screening and get the filmmakers to sign your copy!

Official Website

For questions email hello@thefilmtranscend.com

See everyone in Niagara! -Team Transcend

OFSAA Class of the Battle at Waterloo


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Kayla McGowan strikes again

Sharon Shares again from OFSAA: Courtesy of the St. Catharines Standard – Bernie Puchalski

More: 

Amazing races at OFSAA by the NOC ladies


Sharon Shares:

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Kayla McGowan is determined to succeed


Courtesy of Bernie Puchalski at the St. Catharines Standard:

When Kayla McGowan first joined the Niagara Olympic Club more than a year ago, she was always getting beaten by the more experienced distance runners at the club.
“They had all been doing it for a long time and I was very intimidated by them,” said the Grade 10 student at Eden in St. Catharines. “I always let them win and I would trail behind.”
All that began to change last spring when she was seventh in both the 1,500 and 3,000 metres in the midget girls division at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations track and field championships. A second in the 3,000 metres and fourth in the 1,500 metres at this past summer’s Athletics Ontario championships has brought out the competitiveness in the 15-year-old.
“At practices I don’t let people pass me,” she said. “I have to win now. The feeling of winning is so good that I don’t want to give it up.”

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NOC conquered SOSSA.


Sharon Shares:

OFSAA: Here we come!!

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AO 2014 Cross Country Championships Course Map


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NOC competed as a cohesive team in the Nationals


Excellent comments from Coach Bill MacDonald:

As you can see by the posts, NOC had a phenomenal weekend in Vancouver, especially Heather, but what can’t be overlooked is the phenomenal performance by the NOC TEAM. Six athletes went to Vancouver, six athletes showed up on the line ready to race and six athletes made NOC proud. For Kristen, Avery, Kayla and Cailen it was their first experience at Nationals.

Some may say it’s just another race, but it’s not. The best athletes from across the country are competing. This is the pinnacle of the season. For our Grade 9 athletes, Avery, Kayla and Cailin this meant going from racing 3K at OFSAA to racing 5K at Nationals, which is a big jump. They made us proud they way they raced with guts and determination.

Laura, Kristen and Heather were team leaders, truly mentors for the younger athletes. Laura and Kristen had fantastic races, which is very difficult in such a long season, a testament to their hard work and dedication.

Overall, Team NOC placed 7th!

Well done TEAM NOC, you made us all proud.