Great Lakes Half Marathon, 10K & 5K
Water Tower Inn
Sault Ste Marie, Ontario
Saturday, June 2, 2001

Half Marathon

Place                          Age  Sex     Time Place
1    Stan Trudeau               42   M    1:13:47    1
2    Frank Schnekenburger       40   M    1:26:34    2
3    Karen Cowling              35   F    1:26:39    1
4    Michael Suraci             47   M    1:28:36    3
5    Mika Jylha                 29   M    1:30:36    1
6    Harri Juhani Heimonen      28   M    1:31:27    2
7    Dan Puddister              38   M    1:32:07    1
8    Matthew Mccron             16   M    1:33:36    1
9    Jeremy Paquin              26   M    1:34:38    3
10   Larry Tomie                44   M    1:36:37    4
11   Daniel Taillefer           43   M    1:36:53    5
12   Celia Moore                28   F    1:38:36    1
13   Peter Lobert               40   M    1:39:16    6
14   Ben Baldassarro            44   M    1:39:25    7
15   David Erickson             40   M    1:40:11    8
16   Mark Menean                37   M    1:40:52    2
17   Jack Mallette              42   M    1:41:06    9
18   Carolin Haggard            35   F    1:41:11    2
19   Greg Smyth                 34   M    1:41:27    3
20   Jason Kerr                 17   M    1:42:05    2
21   Brian Ohlman               44   M    1:44:25   10
22   Alex Mathewson             49   M    1:44:47   11
23   Ian Kerr                   17   M    1:45:26    3
24   Barry Mclean               35   M    1:46:03    4
25   Tania Hazlett              41   F    1:46:07    1
26   Gerry Chaput               38   M    1:47:14    5
27   Patrick McAuley            47   M    1:48:19   12
28   Jocelyne Boutin            40   F    1:49:17    2
29   Sandra Possamai            43   F    1:50:01    3
30   Kelly Latvanen             41   F    1:50:31    4
31   Sonia Reid                 29   F    1:51:56    2
32   Debbie Canning             39   F    1:52:46    3
33   Raija Gordon               49   F    1:53:01    5
34   Cathy Pelletier            45   F    1:53:06    6
35   Isaac Appaqaq              48   M    1:53:15   13
36   Ken Lomas                  45   M    1:53:59   14
37   Cheryl Palazzi             34   F    1:54:08    4
38   Lindsay Brown              17   F    1:54:35    1
39   Carla Dolanjski            30   F    1:55:58    5
40   Tom Carmichael             38   M    1:57:38    6
41   Stephanie Martynuck        31   F    1:57:51    6
42   Edwin Westlund             56   M    1:58:10    1
43   Terry Lemieux              54   M    1:58:28    2
44   Janet Davidson             38   F    1:58:40    7
45   Terry Gignac               38   F    1:58:40    8
46   Leslie Wright              38   F    1:58:48    9
47   Wayne Fiset                40   M    1:59:09   15
48   Marshall Canning           44   M    1:59:09   16
49   Eero Laakso                58   M    2:00:41    3
50   Kelly Lauren Apostle       23   F    2:02:09    3
51   Jennifer Meincke           22   F    2:03:43    4
52   Alan Sloan                 68   M    2:05:07    1
53   Karen Barban               36   F    2:08:30   10
54   Pam Williamson             41   F    2:10:07    7
55   Cheryl Low                 35   F    2:10:09   11
56   Paul Berger                45   M    2:11:01   17
57   Ray Stortini               72   M    2:22:51    2
58   Sunni-Blue Yukich          21   F    2:35:32    5
59   Maria Caputo               36   F    2:42:13   12
60   Anna Cappelli              37   F    2:42:20   13
61   Sally Sohn                 37   F    2:47:30   14
      Steve Holmes               49   M      DNF       
      Anthony Vautour            27   M      DNF       
      Perry Inch                 40   M      DNF       
      Adam Kates                 21   M      DNF       
      Brennan Tyler Cumming      18   M      DNF       
      David Lang                 43   M      DNF       


10 K

Place                          Age  Sex     Time Place
1    Sean Sloan                 18   M      40:18    1
2    Brent Gerhart              16   M      40:50    2
3    Peter Lachowsky            14   M      41:26    1
4    Stephen Smith              17   M      41:26    3
5    Terry Myers                39   M      42:51    1
6    Masa Higvchi               25   M      46:05    1
7    Evan Desaulnier            15   M      46:21    4
8    Jody Simms                 29   M      46:25    2
9    Joey Pavlik                30   M      47:12    2
10   Jaana Kastikainen          19   F      47:16    1
11   Don Chisholm               43   M      49:21    1
12   Brenden Peters             39   M      49:44    3
13   Diane Kelly                45   F      50:16    1
14   Andrew Metcalfe            27   M      50:25    3
15   Darrell Czop               28   M      50:36    4
16   Eileen Forestell           44   F      50:43    2
17   Melissa Diluzio            23   F      50:47    1
18   Rodney Buzdygan            37   M      51:03    4
19   Jim Flesher                37   M      51:20    5
20   Stan Martynuk              36   M      51:35    6
21   Kemp Burnside              41   M      52:06    2
22   Anthony Tessarolo          37   M      52:25    7
23   Greg Thompson              50   M      52:25    1
24   Armande Pieschke           63   F      52:42    1
25   Ron Hale                   52   M      52:58    2
26   Maxine Anderson            33   F      53:22    1
27   Steve Gjos                 39   M      54:31    8
28   Jack Rice                  36   M      54:31    9
29   Marg Meinuke               47   F      54:39    3
30   Roseanne Lamon             45   F      55:59    4
31   Susan Fitzpatrick          35   F      56:06    2
32   Cynthia Merkel             44   F      56:06    5
33   Cheryl Vanderheyden        29   F      57:21    2
34   Christina Buffone          29   F      59:39    3
35   Connie Traves              34   F      59:44    3
36   Mary Mcmeeken              37   F      59:44    4
37   Sarah Leclair              15   F    1:01:17    2
38   Sharon Buehner             35   F    1:02:11    5
39   Natalie Blake              36   F    1:02:52    6
40   Helen Lamon                46   F    1:03:31    6
41   Rosemary Connor            47   F    1:03:31    7
42   Helen Bobiwash-Toulouse    32   F    1:28:20    7
      Colin Dolletti             22   M      DNF       
      Louise Avery               48   F      DNF       
      Gina Delorenzi             46   F      DNF       


5 K

Place                          Age  Sex     Time Place
1    Stephen Eles               21   M      16:38    1
2    Mario Festival             46   M      18:45    1
3    Charles Sloan              14   M      19:13    1
4    Jeremiah Shamess           17   M      19:23    1
5    Scott McCron               14   M      21:01    2
6    Marnie Smith               14   F      21:14    1
7    Andrew Pister              13   M      21:30    3
8    Ian Finke                  29   M      21:34    2
9    Eric Laurila               43   M      21:49    2
10   Garr Smith                 47   M      22:03    3
11   Hans Nicholas Freistatter  17   M      22:13    2
12   Tom Brown                  53   M      22:45    1
13   Robert McWilliam           54   M      22:48    2
14   Mike Belcher               49   M      22:59    4
15   Erik Farrell               21   M      23:03    3
16   Kealy Sweet                20   F      23:04    1
17   Ed Lange                   57   M      23:13    3
18   Quentin Miller             32   M      23:27    1
19   Madeleine Evans            35   F      23:42    1
20   Matthew Cuddy              12   M      23:59    4
21   John Harvey                11   M      24:24    5
22   Richard Delabbio           60   M      24:45    1
23   Gregory Wendt              11   M      25:31    6
24   Paula Ciotti               34   F      26:59    2
25   Sarah Cuddy                15   F      27:45    1
26   Wendy Piper                46   F      27:54    1
27   Hilary Gordon              15   F      27:55    2
28   Jennifer Grant             29   F      28:01    2
29   Julie Christian            41   F      28:13    2
30   Juli Briglio               36   F      28:17    3
31   Catherine Maccarone        37   F      28:22    4
32   Soili Kastikainen          42   F      28:31    3
33   Jimmy Eaton                45   M      28:53    5
34   Margaret Barbeau           43   F      29:04    4
35   Laurie Eaton               40   F      29:05    5
36   Michelle Iannelli          34   F      29:21    5
37   Lisa Turco                 32   F      29:23    6
38   Evelyne Fournier           30   F      29:27    7
39   Hilary King                21   F      29:28    3
40   Elaine Windus              50   F      30:14    1
41   Anthony Nanne              43   M      30:21    6
42   Mark Smith                 25   M      30:35    4
43   Robin Smith                51   M      30:36    4
44   Stefan O'Halloran          13   M      30:54    7
45   Aimee Leclair              23   F      30:56    4
46   Cheryl Ross                40   F      31:01    6
47   Michael Shaughnessy        40   M      31:01    7
48   Mary Pascuzzi              43   F      31:05    7
49   Robert Sheehan             56   M      31:25    5
50   Joyce King                 21   F      31:42    5
51   Marnie Sicoly              21   F      31:42    6
52   Linda Forsyth              47   F      31:57    8
53   Katelyn Myers              13   F      32:21    2
54   Robin Myers                39   F      32:28    8
55   Sarah Pinder               17   F      34:02    3
56   Betty Ffrench              50   F      34:26    2
      Kristen Berger             17   F      DNF       


By BILL MONTAGUE, The Sault Star, June 4, 2001

Karen Cowling had little to complain about Saturday but she did have one question for the organizers of the third annual Great Lakes Half Marathon and five-and-10 Kilometre Run.

"That last kilometre was a good hill," Cowling said. "I'd like to know who put that in?"

The 35-year-old mother of one showed no ill effects from the ovarian cyst surgery she underwent six months ago as she gunned down the field in the half marathon, finishing first among the women in one hour, 26 minutes and 39 seconds.

Her time was good enough for third overall, five seconds behind Frank Schnekenburger, who finished second overall. Stan Trudeau finished first in 1:13:47.

Cowling has already established herself as a force nationally. The Sudbury native is believed to be among the top 25-ranked women in Canada in the marathon and her times and finishes have supported that.

She finished second at the Canadian International Marathon in Toronto in October, finishing in two hours and 59 minutes and was fourth at the Quebec City Marathon last August, finishing in three hours, 10 minutes.

"I'm probably ranked among the top 25 women in Canada in the marathon and I just started taking it seriously a few years ago," Cowling said. "My dad (Jim Carvell) always ran and I ran a bit in Grade 8 but I didn't realize I had much talent."

Finishing third overall among the male competitors was Michael Suraci (1:28:36) followed by Mika Jylha (1:30:36) and Harri Juhani Heimonen (1:31:27).

Finishing second among women competitors was Celia Moore (1:38:36) followed by Carolin Haggard (1:41:11), Tania Hazlett (1:46:07) and Jocelyne Boutin (1:49:17).

Cowling, who does half marathons to stay fit, said she was impressed with the course and running of the Sault race. She also liked the fact that she didn't have to travel far to get in a good run.

"It was fairly challenging but it was well run," Cowling said. "I was really impressed with all the water stops and I thought the organizers did a great job."

Cool temperatures helped the competitors, who didn't have to deal with scorching heat. A total of 67 runners competed in the 21-kilometre race while 45 competed in the 10-kilometre event ad 57 in the five-kilometre event.

By Mario Festival

Standing approximately 400 metres from the start of the Half Marathon, I was amazed to see Stan Trudeau go flying by. He was already 100 metres ahead of the field. He appeared to have set an impossibly fast pace to be able to hold. Just over an hour later, he finished looking relatively strong. I spoke with Trudeau after the race. His plan was to set a three minute and 20 second per kilometre pace to be able to achieve a one hour and ten minute finishing time. This time would have set him among the fastest half marathon masters in Canada. Considering the number of hills on the course and that he ran unchallenged throughout, missing his optimistic goal by only three minutes was still a great accomplishment.

Trudeau currently lives in the Toronto area but had lived in Sault Ste Marie for a number of years. In fact he recalled having run the first Fall Colour Run 15 km event in 1980 with a finishing time of around 55 minutes.

He reported that he had recently ran some fast times, including a sub-33 minute 10 km and around 15 minutes for 5 km, which gave him the confidence to shoot for a 1:10 half marathon time. These are very good times for the open class and are especially impressive for a masters runner.