The Telegram (St. John's)
Bazeley can’t defend her Tely 10 title
Injury suffered walking her dog means women’s record holder will watch from the sidelines Sunday
She managed to pull it off two years ago, running the 2015 Tely 10 only seven weeks after giving birth to her second child, but there’s no way Kate Bazeley will be at the start line Sunday to defend her title in the 90th annual 10-mile road race.
That’s because Bazeley delivered her third child on July 1, a Canada Day baby for the fourtime Tely 10 champ, and her husband, Dr. Peter Bazeley, who is also a competitive runner.
Not that she probably would not have given running Sunday’s race a shot — “I ran the day I delivered Anna (her second child),” she said — but a knee injury in February when she was five months pregnant ended any hopes of competing in this year’s Tely.
“I tore my meniscus walking the dog. Imagine, all those years running, and this is how I injure my knee,” she chuckled.
“Of course, being five months pregnant, no one would look at me for surgery. So I’ll be there at the race Sunday, but watching Peter and everyone else.
“I’ll miss running it much.”
Which means the women’s field at Sunday’s Tely is wide open.
Bazeley was the star of last year’s race with a history-making run, setting a new standard for women with a time of 55:34. very