Runner's Web

Runner's Web Overview

Ken Parker

The Runner's Web was founded in January of 1997 as a not-for-profit resource site. Inc. is now a small business venture which sponsors the OAC Racing Team, and until the event was cancelled last year also sponsored Emilie's Run - The Emilie Mondor 5K Race for Women (

April 2002 Update: The site will gradually mover towards a primarily news and features website as I need to decrease the time I spend on updating

The Runner's Web aims to provide a portal into the world of running - including athletics (track and field) and road running, triathlon and adventure racing.

In addition to providing access to the resources desired by participants of all age levels and abilities, the site provides timely news and features on a global scale on a 7 day per week basis with frequent, multi-times-per-day updates.

The Runner's Web posts syndicated articles from Race Results Weekly, Running USA, Athletics Canada, USATF, USAT, Canada Running Series and several other running and triathlon news sites.
In addition we post links to stories on athletics, triathlon and health and fitness from a variety of international news sources.

The Runner's Web is NOT associated with either of the pseudo Runner's Web sites in the UK. For more on this topic.

Ken, July of 2007, back on the road again The Runner's Web is maintained by Ken Parker. Ken is the founder and former President & CEO of Sirius Consulting Group Inc. which he sold in February of 2004. (Sirius founder gives up corner office for running track)

He is the founder and coach of the Ottawa Athletic Club Racing Team and was a founding coach of the Ottawa Lions Track Club. He is a former marathoner and co-founder and race director of Ottawa's National Capital Marathon and a number of other road races.

Ken was the race director for the Avon Women's Running series in Ottawa including the Avon International Marathon (the unofficial women's world marathon championships) in 1981.

In 1988 Ken was recognized for his "contribution to Track and Field in Ottawa" by the Ottawa Indoor Games.

He was named a Gloucester "Volunteer of the Year" in the late 1980s.

Ken was named Volunteer of the Year at the ACT Sports Awards in 2002 and received the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal for community service in 2003.

He was inducted into the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame on October 19, 2005.

Click here for a photo of Ken in the 1979 National Capital Marathon.

Ken Parker in the 1979 National Capital Marathon

The Runner's Web site uses the Internet Service Provider Rogers.

The Runner's Web is designed for runners and triathletes. It contains a variety of running and triathlon (and some cycling) information, a forum (newsgroup) for Ottawa area runners and triathletes, links to other information sites, running, triathlon and cycling clubs, associations, organizations, race sites, race results, pace charts, javascript calculators (Widgets) for computing race pace, Max VO2, BMI, etc., a monthly Runner's Trivia, information on the  Ottawa Athletic Club Racing Team and links to a number of commercial "Cyber Stores" which sell running and triathlon equipment. Some links are listed on multiple pages to facilitate navigation.

The Runner's Web also contains the home page of Sharon Donnelly, a world-ranked triathlete and 2000 Sydney Olympian, 1999 Pan American Games champion and three-time Canadian National Champion. Sharon has been sponsored by Sirius Consulting since 1997.

As of May 2005 the Runner's Web contained more than 7,000 external links to running and triathlon related sites.

For technical information on the Runner's Web view the RW Technical Overview from the menu to the left.

Click here for a   JavaScript and Java Test.

If you encounter any broken links, please notify us by email. Also, if you send us comments regarding linked sites, we will forward them to the site's webmaster. Use your browser's BACK button to return to the  Runner's Web after visiting a linked site.

We will post running and triathlon related links, race and result links (or complete results if provided in a text file) free of charge. Contact the  Runner's Web by email from our FrontPage.

Ken Parker's Facebook profile

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