Saturday night's Celebration: Run NB Awards & Kitchen PartyNovember 13th, 2011
Your personal invitation: By now, all club members will have received their personal invitations in the mail to register for the Banquet.
On Saturday, November 19th, Capital City Road Runners are hosting the 2011 Annual Run NB Awards Banquet & Kitchen Party. It wiill take place in Fredericton at the Saint Thomas University Conference Centre at 368 Forest Hill Road, starting at 6 pm. Tickets are available for purchase from Atlantic Chip or from Run NB.
All runners, friends, family members, and the entire running community are invited to participate in this great celebration of New Brunswick running and NB runners!
Join us for the public induction of Billy Best of Minto and Leo Sheehy of Albert Mines into New Brunswick's Running Hall of Fame. Both have had long and distinguished running careers of more than 30 years. Best was the captain and lead runner of the 1954 Canadian midget cross country championship running team. He continued to set records in a career that stretched into the 1970s, winning the Saint John five mile road race for seven straight years and won the Maritime Natal Day 8.5 mile road race four times among several career highlights.
Runner Roly McSorley will be the guest speaker, & renowned musician Kathleen Gorey-McSorley will be leading the Kitchen party following the awards!
Like rock star Bruce Springsteen, Fredericton's Roly McSorley was "Born to Run", and he has never stopped.
Roly McSorley was an all-star calibre hockey and baseball player, but he has made, and continues to make his mark as a runner. His running career started with marathons in the early 1980's. He completed in three Boston Marathons before turning his attention to middle distance running. He was the top middle distance runner in this province from 1989, winning two Provincial Outdoor and three Atlantic Outdoor Championships in that time span, as well as two Atlantic Indoor crowns.
Roly moved on to the international stage at about this time and he represented Canada at the World Francaphone Games in Morocco in 1989.
In 1991 he turned 40 and became a Master, both by age and by deed. He finished second at the Canadian Master's Championship in Halifax one week and seventh in the USA National Master's event the next week.
Roly continued to maintain a torrid pace, having finished first in the Master's at the Canadian Master's Championships in the 1,500 meters in 1996 and first in the USA National Master's in the 1,500 meters. He repeated his win at a meet in Orono,Maine in 1998. Roly was inducted into the Fredericton Sports Hall of Fame on May 6th, 2000.