In the kick off to the fall cross country season, scores of Lions runners took to the streets along the Rideau Canal for the annual Army Run. In the men’s 5km race, the University of Ottawa’s Alex Berhe was the top finisher among the field of nearly 5000, crossing the finishing line in 15 minutes 53.1 seconds. Behre was joined on the podium by Carleton University psychology student, Sebastian Saville who finished 17.8 seconds behind Behre in second.Also finishing in the top ten were Lucas Trapeau (5th) and Paralympian Jason Dunkerley (10th).
On the women’s side, the top finisher was Raven runner Natasha Herron, who finished second in 17 minutes 57.4 seconds, just ahead of Gee Gee Katie Phillips, who was third in 18:11.8. In total, five Lions runners finished among the top ten with Isabelle Kanz in 7th, Ruth Burrowes in 8th, and Sarya Ross finishing 10th.
In the half-marathon, Tommy Des Brisay posted a top ten performance in the men’s race with his eighth place finish of 1 hour 14 minutes 9.4 seconds. Among the women’s competitors, former Lions Leah Larocque and Jennie Biewald placed 9th and 16th respectively.