Moncton- ASEA continues to deliver great performances from its Masters athletes as witnessed this past March 29th at the Atlantic indoor championships held at the CEPs Université de Moncton track.
Masters coach and athlete, Paul Thibodeau was able to recruit two new athletes , Sonya Fury of Aulac New Brunswick competing in the 40-44 womens category and Annie Michaud of Moncton, competing also in the womens 40-44 category.
Both joined existing members, Heather Griffiths and Paul Thibodeau in the indoor 5000M contest. The race is a 30 lap event and requires a lot of concentration to keep the pace and focus.
Griffiths, Fury and Michaud all established indoor personal records as did Thibodeau to best his previous mark of 19:22.24 set in Waterville Maine this past Janurary 12th, Thibodeau posted a time of 19:20.63.
Griffiths won the overall womens race in a fantastic time of 22:01.54 while Fury edged out Michaud to take 2nd overall in 22:37.17 to Michauds 24:35.68. Griffiths and Fury also set two new New Brunswick indoor records at the distance.
Fury's next challenge will be the Fredericton Marathon held on May 11th which forms part of the New Brunswick Challenge series (other host cities are Miramichi, St John and Moncton).
Michaud for her part will be focusing on a Fall Marathon in Newfoundland.
Thibodeau and Griffiths are slated to run the 3000M race to be held at the ASEA Open meet set tentatively for May 10th in Moncton.