Welcome to the Central Toronto Athletic Club
Welcome to the Central Toronto Athletic Club (CTAC), one of Toronto's finest middle distance track and
cross country running clubs. We specialize in 400, 800, 1500, 3000 and 5000m track events.
CTAC offers age appropriate training programs for athletes aged 11 and up who are passionate
about running.We train at facilities in the central Toronto area, including Sunnybrook Park, Monarch Park Stadium,
Leaside High School, St. Michaels College and East York Collegiate.
CTAC athletes set a new club record for the number of entries to the Athletics Ontario Cross Country Championships, sending 112 athletes to Etobicoke Centennial Park for the 2015 AOXC Championships. For the second year in a row, we finished second in the Overall Team Championship to the Newmarket Huskies. Newmarket successfully defended the Overall Club Championship by a score of 189 to 136 points. UTTC was third with 109 points. However, for a club such as ours, only three years old and still building from the Bantams up, we showed amazing strength across all races and continue to be a power in this championship.
On Sunday we had 3 gold medal team performances (BB, BG & JW), and 1 bronze medal-winning team (SW). As individuals we had 17 Top 10 performances including podium finishes by Caroline Lampard (gold JW), Kate Stewart (Silver JW), Jardine Lam-Colling (silver BG), and three bronze from Cameron Denys (BB), Remy Cattell (MG) and Natali Robinson (JW).
Congratulations to all!!
Saturday November 7 was another banner day for CTAC athletes! Fifty-two CTAC athletes, a record number for the club, representing their various high schools, competed at the OFSAA Cross Country Championships on a hilly, muddy and very technical course. The event was held at the Highlands Nordic Ski Centre in Duntroon, Ontario. To succeed, a race plan stressing patience and courage was a necessity. It was a difficult test for all the athletes and CTAC’s contingent demonstrated their strength of character, rising to the occasion. In total we had 12 Top 20 finishes, including 5 Top 10’s and one Silver Medal. Two of the most exciting races were the MG’s where five CTAC athletes finished in the Top 20, and the SG’s where four CTAC athletes finished in the Top 12. Amazing performance from a very talented group of young runners.
Congratulations to Remy Cattell, Silver Medalist MG, Miranda Thompson (6th SG), Caroline Lampard (8th SG), Emily Cohen (9th SG), Jenni Dwyer (10th MG), Kylee Raftis (12th SG), Cade Kohals (12th JB), Aly White (13th JG), Alex Weir (14th MG), Parker Hopkins (15th MG), Stella Adamo (17th JG) and Ireland Robertson (20th MG). Congratulations to all!!
Emily Cohen Selected to Represent Canada!
It’s official! Emily will represent Canada at the 2015 IAAF World Youth Track and Field Championships! The event will be held in Cali, Columbia July 15-19. Emily was in the enviable position of selecting between two events for World’s. She is currently ranked #1 in Canada (Youth Girls), in both 800m and 1500m. However, she has selected to race 1500m in Cali. As of today, she is ranked #10 in the world for that event.
Click here to see the announcement.
The 2015 edition of the Runners Choice London Distance
Series (RCLDS) 1500m Night, was another great success for the club,
demonstrating our depth of talent. The
event is a favourite among distance runners from Ontario, Quebec and
Click here for all the details, pictures and results.......
Not obvious in the results were Emily Cohen’s performances in the SW 800m and1500m. Emily is now ranked #1 in the country for Youth Girls in both events!!
A big thank you to all the parents who ventured down the 401 to support our athletes, your children. Eating dinner together on Saturday evening, thanks to Amanda, was really fun and contributes a lot to what CTAC is all about.
Congratulations to all!
CTAC Shows Depth at OFSAA Championships
36 CTAC Athletes off to OFSAA Regional Qualifiers
Wow!! 36 CTAC athletes, are headed to their respective OFSAA Regional Championship Meet; the final qualifier for the 2015 OFSAA Track & Field Championships. They will compete in 61 individual events!! It promises to be a busy two days; Metro Regional May 27/28, Birchmount Stadium and Central Regionals (Jessie!) May 28/29, York University.
Broken down by gender, we have 22 girls competing in 37 individual events and 14 boys competing in 24 events. These are remarkable numbers that not only reflect CTAC's commitment to excellence, but also the highly competitive nature of all our athletes. Well done everyone!
11 CTAC Bantam Midget1 athletes, 1 parent and BM1 coach Brent competed at the Mississauga Marathon Weekend 5K on Saturday, May 2. Some of our young athletes competed with the goal
of helping raise money for the World Vision Clean Water Program in Rwanda. Emma, Kennedy
and Alex (pictured above) raised $1280 of the $3260 total dollars raised for this worthwhile
charity, along with BM1 coach Brent who has raised $1980 towards his goal of $11,300 in his
Ironman for Clean Water fundraiser that culminates in September. The funds that Brent raised
were all from CTAC families. Thank you very much to everyone that contributed, we appreciate
Our CTAC 5K participants included Alex, Emma, Kennedy, Parker, Ireland, Rachel, Rebecca,
Sophie C., Chloe, Sarah P., Noah, Jim Graham and Brent. Our young athletes represented
CTAC very well at the event. Alex and Emma had top 10 overall (both genders) results, with Alex breaking the 8 year old course record (the overall course record for women) by over 20 seconds.
Alex, Emma, Sophie C. and Rebecca were the top 4 in the overall women's event. Each of our
CTAC athletes worked hard and had a great experience.
Congratulations to the participants, and thank you to the CTAC families that donated money to
Small But Mighty CTAC Group Has
Great Showing at MTA Championships
13 athletes from our Bantam Midget1 group represented CTAC well at the Minor Track Association Championships on March 21-22 at the TTFC. CTAC athletes came home with 6 medals and 11 top 10 finishes.
Congratulations to Alex Weir on winning the SG 1500m event and setting a new MTA Senior Girls record (the previous record was 12 years old), and a silver medal in the SG 800m. Jenni Dwyer won bronze in the SG 1500m. Congratulations to Myles De Castro, he won bronze in the AB 1500m and Silver in the AB 800m. Congratulations to Parker Hopkins on a bronze medal in the SG 800m event, Parker was 4th in the SG 400m event. Remy Cattell finished 4th in the SG 1500m.
Rebecca Snow and Rachel Donnelly posted big PB's in the SG 1500 and AG 800 respectively. Well done everyone!