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Athletics Canada studies file numbers at 2023 Canadian XC Championships

Athletics Canada studies file numbers at 2023 Canadian XC Championships


For the third consecutive 12 months, the Metropolis of Ottawa hosted the Canadian Cross Nation Championships in collaboration with Athletics Canada, Run Ottawa and Ottawa Lions Monitor and Area Membership. The occasion noticed course data in each the ladies’s and males’s open races, plus record-setting registration numbers throughout the board—with greater than 1,400 contributors throughout the eight races.

The 2023 Canadian Cross Nation Championships (ACXC) hosted the lads’s and girls’s championship 10K, U20 males’s 8K and girls’s 6K, plus a U18 boys 6K and ladies 4K. The Frost Nation neighborhood 6K was additionally again for one more 12 months, after a profitable addition in 2022, and the inclusion of a brand new neighborhood children’ 1K race.

ACXC 2023
Picture: Sean Burges/Mundo Sport Photographs

Regardless of the below-zero temperatures, there was a rise within the males’s open and neighborhood 6K races, with greater than 450 mixed contributors. Mild snow and frost made for robust cross-country circumstances and muddy races by the point the lads’s open race started within the early afternoon. The one disciplines that have been down over years previous have been the ladies’s open and the U20 division. The U18 ladies’ race noticed numbers soar, with 246 finishers.

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Two distance runners from Vancouver took residence the lads’s and girls’s open XC titles. Kieran Lumb received his first senior XC title in a course-record time of 29:18, whereas on the ladies’s aspect, NCAA standout Ceili McCabe dominated a veteran discipline from begin to end, successful in 33:28.

Vancouver’s Ceili McCabe earned her first senior ladies’s XC title. Sean Burges/Mundo Sport Photographs.

“This has been an excellent run of ACXC in Ottawa,” mentioned Chris Winter, head of home applications at Athletics Canada, in a press launch. “Ottawa’s Mooney’s Bay supplied a difficult, scenic, and fan-friendly course for our nationwide championship.” Winter went on to acknowledge the assist from Run Ottawa and the Ottawa Lions for a record-setting 12 months, which noticed the occasion surpass pre-pandemic numbers at each ACXC 2018 in Kingston, Ont. (1,156) and ACXC 2019 in Abbotsford, B.C. (711).

The championships will transfer to a brand new location in 2024/2025, going down on the final weekend in November at Fanshawe Golf Course in London, Ont., the place Canada’s greatest cross-country runners will run the Forest Metropolis’s greatest trails.



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