Toronto Inline Skating Club members competed in Eastern Canada and Eastern USA this past weekend.
Shannon Hegarty raced in the season’s Eastern Seaboard Series finale, claiming 2nd overall in the Pro Senior Women’ 15km race, With this results, Shanon ended up finishing first overall in the series’ Pro Senior Women’s standings. Hegarty raced Mackenzie Browne, a USA World Team member specializing in sprints.
Herb Gayle was also in attendance at the E.S.S. finale in Trexlertown, PA. Gayle finished in the lead group with the Pro Master Men / Veteran Men. Herb finished the season in 1st place in the Pro Veteran Men’s category.
Peter Doucet meanwhile competed in Quebec at the Victoriaville Pentathlon, a 42km marathon held in central Victoriaville. Doucet faced tough competition. Despite a valiant effort to chase the leading breakaway after trailing the group by over 1 minute with 20km’s to go, Doucet closed the gap down to 4 seconds at the finish, just behind the trio that had consolidated and worked together to keep Doucet away. He ended up in 4th place. The young Colombian speedster Nicolas Laborde won the race, which included 30 u-turns, in 1h14mins.
TISC members will compete this weekend at the Northshore Inline Marathon in Duluth, MN. Peter Doucet, Morgane Echardour, Cynthia Head, Georg Nikodym, Morgan Williams, and Candy Wong will skate 42km’s from Two Harbours to Duluth on Saturday morning, competing & skating with over 2000 skaters from across the World!!