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, and East York Collegiate.
New Athlete "Test Drive" Dates for 2014/2015 Season
Athletes wishing to join CTAC for the 2014/2015 season are welcome to come out for a
“Test Drive(s)” on the following dates and times:
Wednesday Aug 27, 4pm
Sat Aug 30, 9:50am
Mon Sept 1, 4pm
Wed Sept 3, 4pm
Sat Sept. 6 ,4pm
These sessions will be held in Sunnybrook Park (meet in the parking lot across from the
horse stables). New athletes are welcome to attend as many of these Test Drive sessions
as they wish.
Please note that we do not offer “first come, first serve” to new members. If we have
more applicants than we have available spots there will be a selection process at the
discretion of the coaching staff. Coaches will be looking for athletes with:
a positive attitude
a willingness to train
an ability to work in a team atmosphere
a willingness to work on technique and skills
For more information on “Test Drives” see our Program FAQ’s
CTAC Medals at AO Junior Provincials
Congratulations to all CTAC athletes that competed at the 2014 Athletics Ontario Junior/Senior Outdoor
Track & Field Championships. The event was held in Ottawa. Four athletes competed over two days
(July 19/20) in four events; JM 400m, JW 1500m, JM 800m & JW 800m. CTAC athletes won 2 silver
and 2 bronze medals. Along the way 2 new personal bests were established. The not so secret to
our success was our unique IST (integrated support team) comprised of 8 parents, 1 grandparent, 2
aunts, 2 uncles, 3 cousins and 3 siblings.
Emily Cohen Silver JW 800m & 1500m
Allison Anderson Bronze JW 1500m
Michael Petersen Bronze JMJ 400m
Congratulations to all!
Au Revoir Ste. Therese
It was an exciting weekend of races in Sainte Therese, Quebec for CTAC at the Canadian Junior
Track & Field Championships. Four athletes, Allison Anderson, Maddy Hilliard, Caroline Lampard
and Kate Stewart represented CTAC at our first ever Junior Nationals. There was much to be excited
about; Allie advanced to the JW 1500m Final, finishing 10th and Maddy’s new personal best time in the 3000m, bettering her old mark by 14 seconds.
Allison Anderson – 4:40.37 (10th)
Maddy Hilliard – 10:16.74 (20th) PB
Caroline Lampard – 10:08.43 (14th)
Kate Steward – 2:23.14 (DNA)
Complete results can be found here
Race videos can be found here
Fifteen CTAC athletes competed at the Hamilton Twilight Meet on Monday, June 23. See all the details in our
Sarah, Jenni, Alex, Ireland, Parker, Mac and Julia ham it up for the camera at the TDSB
City Championships Meet.
CTAC athletes had a great day at the TDSB City Championships on Tuesday, June 10. Our young athletes entered 11 events on the track and came home with 17 medals.
Click here for all the details.........
Aly sets the pace early in her OFSAA Junior Girls 800 event. Aly took the bronze in the 800 to
go with her 1500m gold.
Congratulations to all CTAC athletes that competed at the 2014 OFSAA Track & Field Championships. Thirteen athletes qualified to compete through their local and regional meets. It was a very exciting
weekend of races. CTAC athletes won 4 gold and 2 bronze medals. Along the way 6 new personal bests were established.
Congratulations to CTAC's 3 gold medallists; Michael Petersen JB 400m, Emily Cohen MG 1500m &
Allie Anderson JG 1500m at OFSAA 2014.
Michael Petersen prepares for launch in his 400m event at OFSAA. Aly, Emily and Dave celebrate
Aly's JG bronze, and Emily's MG gold in their 800m events.
CTAC athletes brought home a total of 6 medals from this year's OFSAA Track ad Field Championships in Mississauga. Our medal winners were Emily Cohen, gold in Midget Girls 800m and 1500m, Aly Anderson, gold in Junior Girls 1500m and bronze in 800m, Michael Petersen, gold in Junior Boys 400m, and Kylee Raftis, bronze in Midget Girls 3000m.
Stay tuned for all the details in our Race Summaries.......
Thirteen OFSAA bound CTAC athletes are introduced at our summer picnic on Saturday, May 30. See below for more information.
A big thanks to Amanda Lampard for organizing this year's picnic. There was a great turnout and
plenty of good food to feed our hungry athletes.
35 CTAC Bantam Midget 1 group athletes attended Hershey Track Meets in Oshawa and
Mississauga, on May 24, and 25 respectively. Athletes were vying for spots at the Hershey
Provincial Championship Meet to be held June 21 in Mississauga.
See all the details here......
Click here to see results for both meets.....
This past week marked the start of the OFSAA Track & Field qualifying process. CTAC athletes
began with the CISAA, YRAA and TDSB North, South and East regionals. In total, 34 CTAC juniors
are moving on the to next round and final qualifier to secure an OFSAA entry. Of the 34, 19 were regional champions and another 15 were medallists! Congratulations to all! Best of luck at the
Metro and Central Region Championships.
27 of our young athletes competed in the 1500m and 800m events at the MTA Indoor Provincial Championships on Sunday, March 30 at the Toronto Track and Field Centre at York University.
CTAC 02’s competed in the Atom category, and the 01 and 02 athletes competed in the MTA
See more here
CTAC will be holding a Sport Nutrition seminar on Saturday, May 10 at 1pm at the Northlea United
Church. All CTAC members and their parents are invited to attend.
Nutrition is a key element to success in any sport, and having a basic understanding of fuelling your
body for both performance and growth is essential. Holistic Nutritionist Nathalie Niddam will provide
information and guidance on this important topic in a seminar for CTAC athletes and their families.
Please mark your calendars now and plan to attend this important seminar.
Read more about Nathalie here.
CTAC members donned their tightest and brightest apparel leading up to the AO BMJ Championships.
All we were missing was the Duran Duran music.
Thanks to Maddie and Colin for organizing!
Ask the Coach
With the summer road race season upon us we thought we would provide some advise on
the topic. Check out the latest instalment of Ask the Coach for more details.