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  Hello Everyone,                                                                                                                             December 8, 2016

  In this Issue:


  1. Salvation Army Santa Shuffle 2016
  2. YOUNG: TMP needs citizen input
  3. SudburyRocks!! Santa Hat Run 2016
  4. Upcoming Local Events: December 31, 2016 Running Room Sudbury Resolution Run 5km
  5. Running Room Run Club Update
  6. Track North News




December 3, 2016


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Participants take part in the Elf Walk/Run portion of the Salvation Army Santa Shuffle at College Boreal in Sudbury, Ont. on Saturday December 3, 2016. The event was held to raise awareness and funds for local Salvation Army programs such as the Cedar Place Women and Families Shelter, the New Life Centre and Community Family Services.

In the 5k event Eric Leishman was the once again the overall winner (for the 8th year in a row). His winning time of 16:29 put him comfortably ahead of Nicholas Lambert ( 17:59) and Kelly Thompson (19:29). The ladies race was closer. Lindsay Moreau-Verlaan broke the tape in 20:07. She was closely followed by Emily Dodge (20:16) and Sara McIlraith (20:27).


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YOUNG: TMP needs citizen input
By Laura Young, Special to Sudbury Star

Laurentian Lake Conservation Area

(Proposed road extension from Hwy 69 to South Bay Rd below the University)

We, the City of Greater Sudbury, have progressed so far from the days when many a new bride cried in despair as her husband brought her from Europe or Montreal, or anywhere else in Canada, to Sudbury. And I am not being sexist. I’m sure the men were crying, too.

So we come to another juncture in city life where we can decide if all the talk from one side of the mouth matches the chatter from the other.

On Tues., Dec. 13, the Transportation Master Plan (TMP) goes to city council. On Wed., Dec. 7, is a community-led information night to review the TMP. The meeting is open to the public and will be held at the Open Studio at 93 Cedar Street, from 5 to 8 p.m.

So on the one hand, we proclaim Sudbury is a learning city, a place for families, a city hosting more than 330 lakes (size of lake undefined?) and a walkable city? A happy place? Let’s invest money to bring professionals and other folk to live.

Sudbury is home to the Big Nickel, Olympic champions (four and counting), a film and television hub, literary, jazz, folk, comedy, and heavy metal music festivals, to name but a few. Local garlic and potatoes, anyone? Once a Vancouver-ite told a foreigner (true story) that her sister had a nicer lifestyle in Sudbury.

On the other hand, speeding is high, pedestrian safety is low. It’s all about the trucks; poor health, obesity, smoking rates and so on.

We study it but we’re never implementing cycling and pedestrian infrastructure. The TMP looks at it as a long-term of 11-15-plus years (we will need to study it again at that point); and, oh while we’re at it, let’s revive what is supposedly just a proposal of a road through Lake Laurentian Conservation Area.

Reading the thorough the TMP, one sees the city will add 268.5 kilometres of cycling infrastructure to the already existing 138.6 kilometres, for a total of 407.1 official kilometres. They would appear in a combination of lanes, cycling tracks, signed bike routes, multi-use trails.

Yet again, we find a proposal for a possible southern university route, identified in a shady yellow, lurking on the far right corner of the maps.

Who really wants this hot local potato? Laurentian? In the past, they’ve said no. The City? Really?

Anyone stuck in traffic on Ramsey Lake Road and Paris Streets at certain times of the day may well be wishing for another way. But the city’s own research has stated that a secondary road won’t necessarily reduce congestion. Is a four-lane expansion of Ramsey Lake Road really a good idea? Do residents want that?

Besides, there’s another issue in this particular situation.

As Laurentian's student newspaper, Lambda, reported this fall, parking space is already at a premium on campus.

Since the announcement of the date for council to receive the TMP, calls have gone out from groups like the Coalition for a Liveable Sudbury.

The CLS wants safe cycling infrastructure on busy streets made the priority.

They are not all doom and gloom and are happy to see advances, for example, the effort this fall toward crosswalks that help with pedestrian safety.

Their other main concern is that proposed phasing in of cycling occurs over the long-term.

The CLS strongly recommends the city identify primary travel corridors and apply a high priority, thus implementing the corridors over the short-term or up to five years.

“Specifically we recommend designating the Paris/Notre Dame, Lasalle, Barry Downe, Lorne, Kingsway and Elm corridors as high priority (short term), stand-alone cycling infrastructure projects, with dedicated, separated cycling infrastructure.

“In the TMP, some major routes, including the Paris/Notre Dame and Lasalle corridors, are listed as long term (11 to 15-plus years), others are incomplete, while others propose unsafe cycling infrastructure,” says the CLS.

Like many other groups, the CLS wants even the whisper of the South Bay Road Extension, aka the Southern University Link, eliminated.

On page 155 of the city’s own plan, it says: “From a traffic capacity perspective, the road link is not essential to accommodate traffic volumes and would not help to alleviate congestion.”

Here’s the link to the Transportation Master Plan: http://www.greatersudbury.ca/living/roads/draft-transportation-master-plan1/;

Find your councillor’s email at: http://sudburycandidates.ca/


A student petition for the trails:


The FB public open-house event on Dec. 7: https://www.facebook.com/events/650356081810025/.

It all comes down to much ado about the future of the city. Remember what it used to look like. We can always strive to be better, safer, and greener, however that’s defined.

Laura Young's Personal Best appears every other Monday in The Sudbury Star.





SudburyRocks!! Santa Hat Run and Christmas Get Together 2016




Everyone is invited to join the Sudbury Rocks!! Running Club for our Annual Santa Hat Run and Christmas get together. The event is an informal celebration of the season where members, friends and enthusiasts get together for a casual run through Sudbury neighbourhoods. The Club's official meeting place for runs is at Laurentian University's Fieldhouse. For our Santa Hat Run we will meet in the Ken Bahnuk Lounge at 8:00 am and after the official Santa Hat photo, the group will take to the streets for runs of about 1/2 hour to 60ish minutes (nothing longer today please). Coffee and sweets will be served in the Ken Bahnuk Lounge after the group have returned. All runners are welcome. Don't forget to bring your Santa hats or toques. Coffee is supplied by Lise and Vince. Treats are welcomed.

Saturday December 18 @ "8:00 am"

Please note the start time. Laurentian exams are being held the same day and access to parking will be difficult the later you arrive. Come early!







Upcoming Local Events


  December 31, 2016


Event Information and Registration

2016 Course Map

Saturday December 31st, 2016 / 5:00 P.M. / Sudbury ON

This race has a maximum registration cap of 150 entrants.





Run Club Update




Store News


Good afternoon Runner's and Walker's



Well another great Sudbury Santa Shuffle has come and gone, I have to give a lot of praise to Loretta and her team at the Salvation Army for there hard work once again to make this event such a wonderful and spirited event to start the Christmas season off on the right foot. Also thank-you to everyone that participated in the event and raised money for a fantastic cause.

The winter season is officially here just in time for Christmas shopping savings starting today Tuesday December 6th 2016 through till Sunday December 11th spend $100 dollars and get $15 off, Spend $150 get $25 off and spend $200 dollars and get $40 dollars off come on in and check out winter apparel and new footwear arrivals such as the new Asics GT 2000 5 and the new Mizuno Wave Rider 20 both awesome shoes.

As for the Resolution Run there are 24 spots left for the event that is scheduled for December 31st at 5pm from the Sudbury Running Room. Also if you are around and not taking part in the run it would be greatly appreciated if you could volunteer.

For the Hypothermic 5km, 10km and the much anticipated Half Marathon has only 20 spots left so if you would like to run this race better sign up asap to make sure you don't get disappointed if the event sells out.

Your Sudbury Running Room Team,

Eric, Ania, Cassandra, Bernadette, Jordano, Justin, and Alex

We have FREE run club Wednesday nights at 6pm and Sunday mornings at 8:30am.








Track North News - by Dick Moss





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