MacEachern charts marathon milestone

NEW GLASGOW — Bill MacEachern is feeling better. He’s feeling so good that he wants to run enough marathons this year to position himself to make the 2020 Johnny Miles Marathon his 100th marathon. “I hope to run the 2019 Johnny Miles Marathon,” he said. “That will be my 95th marathon.” MacEachern has cased what...

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Big Dog run draws 140-plus

TRENTON — Dave MacLennan’s recent sub-2:40 marathon time has earned him special honours. Organizers of the 2018 Big Dog run felt there was no better opportunity to honour MacLennan’s marathon win in his age group at the Toronto International Marathon that coincides with Canadian and World Masters marathons than by presenting him with the Big...

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Crushers deal ahead of Weeks golf event

ABERCROMBIE — A trade by the MHL Pictou County Weeks to acquire Malcolm MacEachern last week coincided with the annual Weeks celebrity golf scramble. MacEachern was acquired from the Edmundston Blizzard for two 2020 draft picks and future considerations. The right-winger from the Cape Breton West Islanders is 6’1” tall and weighs 185 pounds. He...

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MacLennan wins 12th Miles marathon

NEW GLASGOW – Make it an even dozen Johnny Miles Marathon wins for Dave MacLennan. MacLennan, 53, started strong and steadily gained on runner-up Matthew White of Dartmouth to win the marathon by nearly 11 minutes in two hours, 47 minutes, 36 seconds. It’s his fastest winning time for the race since 2014 when he...

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Swimmers join polar dip

MELMERBY BEACH — A few hearty swimmers led by Bill MacEachern braved the bone-chilling cold winds and water for the annual New Year’s polar dip at Melmerby Beach. MacEachern completed his 19th trip into the water, along with some others of various ages. “I’m looking forward to number 20,” he said as he toweled off...

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Invictus Games tour visits area

In honour of the third Invictus Games, the official flag made its tour through Pictou County last week in anticipation of the games that will be taking place in Toronto this year from September 23 to 30. For those who may not have heard of the games before, the first ones took place in London,...

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