Ed Whitlock says he stuck to pace, then sped to WR
After learning of Ed Whitlock’s latest M75 world record, I wrote him to learn more about his 3000 indoor WR in Toronto. He graciously replied, “My objective was to run 45 seconds a lap (200m) for 11:45. On the first bend, I ended up behind Tim Payne (M55) and stayed there as I thought the pace was about right. It was just over 45 seconds for the first lap and as I recall we continued to run at just over 45 maybe reaching a total of 3-4 seconds over pace. I did not pass Tim until about 2000m when I thought he might be slowing although I was feeling somewhat stressed. I managed to hold on to the finish and may even have clawed back 1-2 seconds ending at 11:17.21.”
Ed adds, “Nothing planned on the track now until June, expecting to go to Rotterdam next month for their marathon. Thanks for your interest. My long run today was cool about -5f. Quite pleasant though in comparison to yesterday when there was a gale blowing, snow and the temp about 20f.”
Meanwhile, Canadian masters maven Doug Smith sent a link to a site that contains hundreds of his photos taken at the Ontario Masters Indoor Championships.
Here’s a shot of Ed in his 3K record (with M55 Tim Payne leading Ed with M60 Bert de Vries 15m behind) :
Doug also writes about other standout athletes at this and another meet:
Outstanding performances included these 10 CAN records.
M35 Allen, Desmond 35 UNA 7.14 90.4% CAN tie
(tied CAN 6.9=7.14 David Walter AB 1987) 20 years old !!
M60 Powell, Tony 63 UNA 26.44 92.5% CAN
(old CAN Tonyâ€™s 26.45 set at last yearâ€™s meet)
M80 Comber, Robert 81 UNA 7:09.65 78.7% CAN
(old CAN 7:41.5 Les Leyland BC 1998)
M75 Whitlock, Ed 75 MIL 11:17.21 96.6% WR
(old WR 11:28.28 set by Ed at last yearâ€™s meet)
M80 Comber, Robert 81 UNA 15:50.14 75.8% CAN
(old CAN 16:02 Odino Soligo at the meet in 2003)
W65 Rosenitsch,Ann Marie 66 EHS 19:14.05 82.7% CAN
(old CAN 19:28.9 Joan Christensen 2005)
W55 Trott, Rhona 58 HOC 11.86 90.7% CAN
(old CAN Rhonaâ€™s 12.14 in 2005)
W55 Trott, Rhona 58 HOC 3.68m 69.3% CAN
(old CAN 3.67 Doreen Carmichael 1987) 20 years old !!
M85 Bachman, Garry 85 THR 9.88m 93.3% CAN
(old CAN 6.88 Howard West 2000)
M85 Bachman, Garry 85 THR 11.64m 83.9% CAN
(old CAN 11.46 Howard West 2003)
Alberta Director Donna Dixon notes;
The Alberta Championships also too place this weekend.
There were at least five CAN records broken.
W45 60m 8.26 Noella Lee Pong
(old CAN 8.42 Karla Del Grande 2003)
W45 200m 27.24 Noella Lee Pong
(old CAN 28.28 Karla in 2003)
M40 200m 23.15 Andre Francois
(old CAN 23.21 Allan Tissenbaum 2001)
W45 Long Jump 4.70 Susanne Lauridsen
(old CAN 4.52 Audrey Hiemstra ON 1987) 20 years old !!
The W40 4 x 400m record remains in the hands of Team Ontario.
Our W40 team ran 4:34.64 – Laurie Meloche, Susanne Lauridsen, Donna Dixon, Noella Lee Pong
Our W35 team ran 4:49.47 and established a W35 Canadian record. – Darlene Felix, BJ Freeman, Jovette Jolicoeur, Adele Thompson.
Darlene and Noella very graciously filled in at the 11th hour for injured runners Maxine Wilkes and Sheryl Schoenthaler.
Team Ontario ran 4:27.25 in the First Annual Alberta/Ontario Relay Challenge
Karla notes that an American team ran 4:27.28 at the recent Millrose Games.