With a record-setting victory in the 1991 Telegram Ten as a highlight, Point La Haye native Harold St. Croix has put an outstanding running career together and through exceptional talent, longtime determination, continuous personal sacrifice and simply excellent performances earned a spot among the finest athletes the province has produced.
He won the prestigious Tely Ten four times and his 49:50 time in´91 is the second fastest time ever and was the record until it was broken by Paul McCloy. He has the distinction of winning the race in three different decades, 70´s, 80´s and 90´s.
While the Tely Ten victories are high among his top accomplishments, he has recorded running victories at every level of competition since his initial 1974 provincial high school cross-country showing. He followed by winning every road race, cross-country race and other track and field events that he entered between 1975 and 1979. This was a remarkable showing and drew the attention that he deserved.
He clearly demonstrated a great ability to excel at a wide range of running distances, road and cross-country, with records and victories in marathons to 1,500 meters competitions. When work took him to Alberta and Ontario, he quickly moved into the running situation in those provinces with the same winning ability.
As a Newfoundland and Labrador representative at a wide range of competitions, St. Croix owns an impressive record of performances and the excellence of his career has earned him attendance at races and training camps from California to Halifax to Toronto. All of these featured positive results.
Blessed with a pleasant outgoing personality that provided great support for his athletic endeavours, St. Croix owns a fine professional acting career. Combined, these two aspects of his life have been important for distance running, especially within the province where the results has been fine exposure for a great athlete and a great sport.
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