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354e Demi-marathon de l’Acadie set for April 2

Theriault-Roy planning to return for monthly event

By Andrew Wagstaff
Maritime Runner
March 16, 2017

TRACADIE-SHEILA, N.B. – Only a couple days after running an impressive half marathon at the 353rd Demi-marathon de l’Acadie, Nathalie Theriault-Roy is already planning on running the next one.
The 354e Demi-marathon de l’Acadie will take place on the familiar course from St.-Isidore to Tracadie-Sheila on Sunday, April 2, assuming it does not get postponed by a snowstorm like the last two.
The Beresford runner finished first overall at the 353rd run in cold temperatures last Sunday with a 1:38:34 time, which was among her best times at that distance. She finished third overall, first among females.

Nathalie Theriault-Roy of Beresford, N.B. running in the 353e Demi-marathon de l’Acadie in Tracadie-Sheila, N.B. on Sunday, March 12.

Photo courtesy of Demi-marathon de l'Acadie on Facebook

“Yes, it was cold but, for me, I love running in the winter more than the summer,” said Theriault-Roy. “We had the wind at our backs so it was not too bad at all… I have more energy during the winter to run.”
She is averaging about 60-70 hours of running per week as she prepares for the upcoming Fredericton Marathon on May 14, with the ultimate goal of qualifying for Boston. But she promised to return to Tracadie on April 2.
“I love the Demi-marathon de l’Acadie because we are all like a big family,” she said.
Although Theriault-Roy loves running on cold winter days, not everyone shares that sentiment. Only a total of 17 runners turned up for the March 12 run, but race director Donald Wade is expecting bigger and better things for April.
“The April one should be a better crowd,” he said. “We should get close to 40 runners in April. It will be warmer for sure.”
For more information on the 354e Demi-marathon de l’Acadie, visit here .