Longboat Awards

2017 Longboat Award Recipients

2016 Longboat Award Recipients

2015 Longboat Award Recipients

2014 Longboat Award Recipients

2013 Longboat Award Recipients

2012 Longboat Award Recipients

2011 Longboat Award Recipients

Member of the Year – This award recognizes a member who has made an outstanding contribution to the club.

New Member of the Year (male and female) – This award recognizes a new member who has made an outstanding contribution to the club through volunteerism or his/her running performances.

Most Improved Runner of the Year (male and female) – This award recognizes a member who has shown the most improvement (based on race results, club standings and input from coaches).

Kevin Hayes Road Warrior – This award recognizes members who run an exceptional kind of race or number of races. There can be multiple recipients for this award.

Marathoner of the Year (male and female) – This award recognizes a member who has displayed dedication and performance in a marathon. Although finishing time is an important factor, it is not the only consideration.

Runner of the Year (male and female) – This award recognizes a member who has had an outstanding running season. Recipients of this award displayed dedication to the sport, determination to improve and the ability to inspire others to excel.

Special Achievement – This award recognizes outstanding achievements of members and is only given out as appropriate (not necessarily every year). Recipients are selected by the Awards Committee.

Cross Country Champions (Male & Female) – Winners of the annual Longboat Cross Country Championship 5Km race held in September in Riverdale Park.

Flying Feather Awards (7 male and 7 female) – These awards recognize members with the fastest road race times. A member’s top four road races are converted to a half marathon equivalent using the MacMillan running calculator. The average time is taken and ranked against other members. Races between 5K and 42.2K qualify. Duplication of distances is not permitted.

WMA Awards (7 male and 7 female) – These awards recognize members with the highest World Masters Association age adjusted scores. The six races to count comprise a minimum of two races under 10Km and two races 10Km or more, with a maximum of two track races under 10,000m. A marathon can be counted as two races.

5  Year Bronze Pin – Awarded to a member on attaining 5 years of club membership.

10 Year Pewter Pin – Awarded to a member on attaining 10  years of club membership.

25 Year Gold Pin – Awarded to a member on attaining 25 years of club membership.


Announcements and Events

Meet the 2017 Board




From Left to Right:

  • Secretary: John MacMillan
  • Race Co-ordinator: Bert de Vries
  • Treasurer: Bill Prest
  • Coaching Co-ordinator: Laura McLean
  • Social Co-ordinator: Stephen Word
  • President: Rob Hanks
  • Past President: Roger Moss
  • Vice President: Trevor Kobe
  • Communications Co-ordinator: Michael Moran – see below


Announcements and Events

Longboat XC Championships Wednesday September 14, 2016


Register at 6:00pm Gun at 6:30pm in Riverdale Park.  For those who signed up via the eVite there is a post race meal at Cranberries.

Here is a map of Riverdale Park.


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Kevin Hayes & the 2016 Longboat Island race shirt

Kevin Hayes 2001-09-APS

Kevin at the Longboat Island Race in 2001

The design of the Longboat race T-shirt this year is a replica of the 2003 shirt, one of many created for the race (1996 thru 2006) by Kevin Hayes; a long time, much loved member of the club who died 10 years ago of Lou Gehrig’s disease. Kevin’s death came on September 10, 2006: Longboat’s race day. This year’s shirt honours Kevin’s memory, as does the Kevin Hayes Road Warrior Award handed out each year to a deserving club member.

2016 Island Race Shirt

For those who perhaps did not know Kevin, here’s a profile of him from Longboat’s newsletter (Sept/Oct 2004).


Prior Island race shirts:

Front 2009

Announcements and Events

Facebook Advertising Policy

From the constitution of the Longboat Roadrunners:

[Section] 29 Promotions

(1) Persons or companies wishing to sell goods or services to the Club shall submit a written request to the Board. The Board will deal with each request on an individual basis.”

The Facebook advertising policy of the Longboat Roadrunners, decided at the Board Meeting of 3 February 2016 and posted on Longboat’s Facebook feed on 5 February 2016.

Advertising Guidelines for Longboat’s Facebook page: This Wednesday past, the executive decided upon guidelines for what advertising should be allowed or not allowed on our Facebook page. Long story short, the purpose of our Facebook page is to promote the Longboat Roadrunners, to enable Longboaters (and Longboat friends) to have conversations about running, or simply to engage in friendly banter. To that end, we don’t want our space to get crowded out with product advertising. So advertising posts by non-club members will be removed. Posts by club members that discuss running related products or which promote club related activities will be allowed. There is admittedly a grey area involved here, but common sense should serve as a reliable guide. Here are some examples:

Example One: if a race director who is not a member of Longboat tries to advertise a race, that will be removed. If, on the other hand, a member of Longboat’s executive wants to promote a race because Longboat has been given a club discount, that’s OK. Likewise, if a club member wants to discuss the merits or demerits of a race (or group of races), as Tony Serwatuk just did, that’s great. (That was a really good discussion).

Example Two: If a non-club member wants to promote a product, that will be removed. If a club member wants to draw the attention of the club to a product or sale, as Laura McLean has just done, that is OK. In fact, Laura’s post is excellent because she discussed the product as part of a marathon preparation strategy (on which she is an expert).

Example Three: Longboat recently received an offer from the producers of the forthcoming movie on Jesse Owens to advertise their product on our space. Not OK. However, if a Longboater wanted to organize a club party to watch the movie, that would be fine.

If you are in doubt about something, ask for feedback. Or simply shift the discussion to your own Facebook feed (as I did recently with my post about loving Kinvara 4s). Ask yourself these questions: is this product discussion something that EVERY Longboater needs to know about? Or, is this a discussion that could benefit a Longboater I don’t know?

These guidelines can be refined with the benefit of further experience and discussion. Having once been a professional moderator for a discussion list on American foreign policy, I would prefer that the club exercise a light hand on Facebook posts. But long story short, we do need some guidelines because there are many, many groups out there which are eager for us to do heavy promotional work on their behalf in exchange for a pittance.

Rob Hanks, President

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