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Ideal weather for a Run to Remember


Staff writers
November 12, 2012 — Weather Network producer B.J. Stewart and morning show host Jaclyn Whittal joined hundreds in the Downsview Run to Remember in Toronto on Sunday. They said the weather conditions couldn't have been better.


Runners were able to wear shorts and t-shirts in Toronto on Sunday
Runners were able to wear shorts and t-shirts in Toronto on Sunday

Runners are often faced with several weather challenges, especially when partaking in an outdoor race. 

The conditions in Toronto on Remembrance Day however, were perfect for the Downsview half marathon and 5K race. 

"I'm feeling good, the temperatures good, it's a good day for a run," said Weather Network morning show producer B.J. Stewart at the start line on Sunday. 

Mild and even record breaking temperatures dominated the region as a system brought in warm air from the Gulf of Mexico.

"And for how much wind there was supposed to be, it didn't seem to affect us," adds Stewart.

B.J. and Jaclyn show off their new medals from the race
B.J. and Jaclyn show off their new medals from the race

"Winds were out of the south at 20 km/h, gusting to 30 km/h, but it didn't feel like that," said meteorologist and morning show host Jaclyn Whittal. "It was out of the south so it was actually really warm." 

Over 1300 runners participated in the race on Sunday with proceeds donated to the Sick Kids Foundation and the Toronto Military Family Resource Centre. 

A Remembrance Day ceremony was also held with military personnel, bagpipers and bands.

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