Leaside Hall of Fame
ROBERT MOORE | Distance Running (1940 –)
Robert (Bob) Moore was born in England and following university came to Canada in 1967. He and his wife Jane bought a home in Leaside where they have lived ever since.
Bob was introduced to running when he was at university and saw an ad for a free meal in exchange for helping out at track meets. Shortly afterwards he himself started training. Throughout his remarkable career, Bob came fifth at his first Boston Marathon in 1969 and followed up with three seventh-place finishes. He placed second a remarkable six times at Hamilton’s Around the Bay Road Race and represented Canada at the 1970 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh. Bob has run more than 1,760 races from the 1,500 metres to marathons. He continues to train regularly and runs in 15 to 20 races a year in his late 70s. Bob has also given back to his sport by organizing races, officiating at events and mentoring many younger runners.
Inductees were honoured at the annual induction ceremony and community reception on Friday, November 17, 2017, at Leaside Gardens Arena.
(Left to Right) Dave Gardner, Hockey; Robert Moore, Distance Running; Shawn O’Sullivan, Boxing; Phil Stein, Hockey and Builder; and Athlete of The Year: Mariah Hinds, Hockey Player