Cross-country workouts slated


STELLARTON — Local athletes Dave MacLennan and Tony Corbin will be conducting cross country workouts for any Pictou County middle and high school student who wishes to get a head start on the school season.

MacLennan is an accomplished distance runner and multi-time winner of the Johnny Miles Marathon in New Glasgow and the Blue Nose Marathon in Halifax.

Corbin has gained renown as a runner, while also participating in triathlons.

Their workouts are at the Pioneer Coal track facility in Stellarton from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. No fees or sign up are required.

For further information, those interested can call the track facility at 755-3501.

Pictou County Athletics is also hosting its 13-and-over banquet on August 16 at the clubhouse. Team photo will be taken at 6:15 p.m., with the meal at 6:40 p.m. Awards will be presented at 7:20 p.m.

These events follow Pictou County Athletics’ fourth straight Atlantic Club Track and Field Championship captured recently in Charlottetown, P.E.I.

The club was represented by 45 athletes participated in 13 and over and masters programs and 13 Run, Jump, Throw and Wheel athletes competed.

There were over 30 personal bests recorded in different events.

PCA won the event with 670 overall points based on 346 points by its female competitors and 324 points from its male athletes.

Jenna Reid shows her winning form during recent javelin practice. (Goodwin photo)