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  Hello Everyone,                                                                                                                           March 23, 2017

  In this Issue:

     

  1. Run Celebration in Style
  2. The Art of Rest
  3. Sudbury Rocks!!! Diabetes Canada Rebrands
  4. Sudbury Rocks!!! Meet Donna Smrek
  5. Upcoming Local Events: April 23 Unbreakable Spring Open
  6. Running Room Run Club Update
  7. Track North News LU XC/Track: All-Time Records List Updated, Alumni Input Needed

 

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Run Celebration in Style


In Northern Ontario we might end our run with a group gathering at Buzzy's for a beer...maybe even a non alcoholic version and a sarsaparilla or two for the really thirsty.

NOT SO down south. Our southern Rock!!, Xavier Icardo, shows us the way his group tops off a tough day on the roads and trails in Toronto.

Nothing like a single malt to warm up the body and soul. I knew we made good single malt whiskey in Canada... and of course there's the Scottish making Scotch. What I was absolutely unaware of was the Japanese entering this sacred ground.

By the looks of the group the product appears to be of acceptable quality.

Xavier slurs these words: "I don't always drink single malt. But when I do I only drink YAMAZAKI!"

Train on my friends!

 

Xavier's southern group (Xavier is sporting the blue toque)

 

 

 

The Art of Rest

by Paul Ingraham, Vancouver, Canada    

About Paul Ingraham

I am a science writer, former massage therapist, and I was the assistant editor at ScienceBasedMedicine.org for several years. I have had my share of injuries and pain challenges as a runner and ultimate player. My wife and I live in downtown Vancouver, Canada. See my full bio and qualifications, or my blog, Writerly. You might run into me on Facebook or Twitter.

 

 


The finer points of resting strategy when recovering from injury and chronic pain (hint: it’s a bit trickier than you might think).
Resting “properly” is trickier and more important than most people realize. When you are injured — especially a repetitive strain injury (RSI) — how much rest is enough rest? Is there such a thing as too much rest? What if you get out of shape or lose muscle? Is it necessary to rest completely, or is it adequate to rest only the injured part? Is “taking it easy” enough, and for how long? How do you know when to lay off and when to “use it or lose it”? How can you rest anatomy that you need to use all day, every day?

These questions aren’t especially difficult to answer with regards to most ordinary injuries — you sprain an ankle, you stay off it for a while, no big deal. No “art of rest” there!

They become more of a challenge when there is more at stake, when you have an injury that is not healing well and is dragging on and on, or a pain problem that cannot quite be diagnosed. It is more difficult and more important when you are hurt in a way that keeps you from earning a living, or in a body part that is hard to stop using (feet), or when the amount of rest required for healing seems to be cruel and unusual punishment, as with many overuse injuries — injuries that almost always strike at the heart of your work or play.

Both patients and professionals often pay lip service to the importance of rest, while in practice are nearly ignoring it, or even defying it. Patients are often even encouraged to do precisely the opposite of rest: to “work through” their pain, to push too hard too soon, to value on-going performance and fitness over rehabilitation. The number of cases where resting is actually treated like a meaningful strategy seem to be outnumbered about 10 to 1 by the cases where it is given only the most token consideration. Until those numbers reverse, it’s a topic well worth writing about.

People tend to think rehab is all about a gruelling regimen of therapeutic exercise. That’s the cliché — lots of movie montages have shown it that way. But that’s rarely how it happens. It’s usually lazier.

Before we get rolling, I want to quickly shoot down the most common objection to the suggestion to rest thoroughly: the fear of “going to pot” or getting critically out of shape. This fear is often expressed by the most fit people, who are actually in the least danger. They also often tell me that they have been “warned” by a their doctor (or therapist) that staying in shape is more important than resting, and that they need to be “careful” not to rest too much. That’s backwards! In general, rehabilitation should almost always put physical conditioning on the back burner, especially at first. Worry about healing first, and then concern yourself with restoring any fitness you have lost. Why?

  • You certainly will go to pot if you never heal. Chronic pain is a much greater threat to your fitness than resting. And nothing will keep an overuse injury going like more use!
  • Peak conditioning is vulnerable, but the bulk of your fitness is actually quite stable and hard to lose. No one goes completely to pot in 3 months. Or even six. And even if you do get out shape, it’s really not that big a deal to get back into shape.
  • It’s also usually easy to rest/protect an injury while still maintaining some fitness by exercising in other ways (relative resting strategy).
If you’re worried about getting fat specifically, there are many experts saying loud and clear that calorie intake is by far more relevant to fatness than exercise. Just eat less when you’re not exercising!

Keep perspective: even people with extremely serious injuries, far worse than any case of runner’s knee or shin splints, do recover their fitness. I witnessed this firsthand over the last year, as my wife recovered from multiple fractures without any rehab heroics — just time and modest effort, and only after a lot of resting, when she was good and ready. She ran Vancouver’s Sun Run recently, a little over a year after her car accident. And she didn’t even train for it!

One more time, with feeling: you have to be healed before you can maintain or develop fitness, let alone optimize it. First things first.

“Bed rest” is dead

Let’s get this out of the way early as well: bed rest (a.k.a. total rest) is pretty much dead as a concept in rehabilitation.These days, doctors won’t even cast a fracture if they can avoid it — fractures heal faster when they aren’t completely immobilized.1 Even a hip fracture doesn’t get you a get-out-of-exercise card any more.2

Replacing bed rest is the concept of “early mobilization” or “active rehabilitation.” The idea is to get you moving as soon as possible — short of actually reinjuring you.3 A great deal of scientific evidence suggests that the stimulation of movement, especially in the early stages of healing, is a crucial part of recovery from injuries and surgeries.

Acute low back pain has been shown to respond much better to normal activity than to bed rest.45 Achilles tendon ruptures have been shown to heal faster with early mobilization after surgery.6 Whiplash victims recover much faster if they get moving right away after their accident, rather than wearing a collar.7

All of this is why therapeutic exercises like PF-ROM, mobilizations, functional training, reflex stimulation, endurance training, and many more are such a crucial part of serious rehabilitation.

On the other hand, sometimes active rehabilitation is too active …

You can’t exercise your way out of every problem

There is a common attitude in rehabilitation circles that patients can exercise their way out of any problem. I routinely see patients who have been encouraged by health professionals at every turn to challenge their tissues with therapeutic exercise. They receive this advice despite a strong possibility that continued exercise is exactly the wrong thing to do.

Long before breaking under a strain, tissue often gets “sick” — a failure to keep up with maintenance and repair to match the strain. Once that happens, the tissue loses the ability to tolerate even minor stresses. Activities that used to be just fine are suddenly a problem. There’s only one way out of that trap: adequate rest is critical. You have to almost completely stop challenging the tissue, or it will never have a chance to recover.

In my experience, I have often seen patients in this predicament who have suffered years of chronic pain simply because they never rested adequately. (They may believe that they have, but “taking it easy” for a couple weeks is often not actually enough rest.) This predicament is particularly tragic because rest is so cheap and safe that there’s hardly any reason not to try it.

And yet patients are often pushed to exercise too hard, too soon. Why? A little history…

In 1995, a publicly owned insurance company published a report about whiplash, authored by an organization called The Quebec Task Force on Whiplash-Associated Disorders.8 People in my line of work refer to this report as “The Quebec Task Force,” or even just “Quebec” as in “In 1995, Quebec recommended active rehabilitation,” as though the province of Quebec was somehow personally involved

“Quebec” was bullish on the whole idea of active rehabilitation, and more or less gave insurance companies everywhere a great reason to push people hard through rehabilitation. Countless insurance adjusters, physiotherapists and doctors started telling accident victims to get back into the gym as soon as possible. But how do you define “as soon as possible”?

Unfortunately, many fans of the QTF were pretty aggressive about it. I’ve seen cases where people were sent to the gym to do strength training exercises within days after an accident, when the tissue is still inflamed. Those of us less enthusiastic about the QTF9 witnessed a huge increase in the number of patients who had been pushed much too hard, much too soon. Yikes.

There is a balance to be struck. On the one hand, it’s clear that early mobilization and general activity is valuable. On the other hand, it’s just as clear that you can aggravate and even re-injure yourself by trying to do too much, too soon. If you feel that a physiotherapist or doctor is pushing you too hard, there’s a good chance that they are.

Re-injury and collateral injury10 are real risks. People get hurt trying to get over being hurt all the time. Keep this in mind!

Patellofemoral pain: the perfect example

Of all the repetitive strain injuries, patellofemoral pain is the trickiest to rest effectively. Patellofemoral pain is a type of runner’s knee that affects the joint between the femur and kneecap. It’s unusually sensitive to over and underloading, and can take a long time to recover even under optimal conditions, and so it’s more difficult and more important to rest PFPS properly than other conditions. It emphasizes everything about the challenge of resting.

It’s tricky because the patellofemoral joint is naturally a high performance joint that tolerates intense pressures under the kneecap…even when you aren’t doing anything impressive with it. And when you make a point of exercising your knees, the intensity goes up way more than most people realize. And so, unlike most other RSIs, you can easily overuse your patellofemoral joint without even realizing it.

For most RSIs, getting the rest right is still an interesting challenge. For patellofemoral pain, it’s more like driving a sports car with super sensitive steering. Writing a book about patellofemoral pain forced me to think quite deeply about what it meant to “rest properly.”

Relative rest and allowing adequate recovery

The art of rest is mostly the art of “relative” rest: finding a way to stay active and fit without placing stress on injured or severely fatigued tissues. Like rest in general, it is a neglected concept in rehabilitation. The challenge can and should be tackled with precision and creativity.Done right, it can be the closest thing there is to a “miracle cure” for many common repetitive strain injuries for which there is virtually no other effective treatment.

There are three kinds of people who need relative rest:

  • Inactive people who suddenly lose the ability to continue doing the only exercise that they were getting before injury. For instance: a self-confessed couch potato who walks several blocks to work every day, but then stops doing even that when she gets a case of plantar fasciitis.
  • Determined, frustrated athletes who find it “impossible” to stop running, or cycling, or swimming, or playing soccer, or whatever it may be that they are passionate about. For instance: a serious runner who gets iliotibial band syndrome, but continues to run 5k/day and claims to be “taking it easy.”
  • Healthy, active people who want to optimize their fitness and reduce injury risks.
All of these people need to rest relatively. Even though they have quite different priorities, there is lot of overlap between their needs. All need ways of giving some specific tissues a break while continuing to challenge other tissues. The need to avoid stressing injured tissues is obvious. It’s less obvious how the same principle applies to healthy active people — but still very important.

Surprisingly similar: recovery from injury and recovery from exercise

Every workout is like a mild injury that you have to recover from, shielding yourself temporarily from additional stress on the recovering tissues. And yet few active people and amateur athletes give their tissues enough time to recover and adapt. This can really increase the risk of injury, lead to feeling run-down, and is far from optimal for fitness.

For instance, it’s extremely common for people to go back to the gym long before their muscles have fully healed from the last workout.11 Progress may be less than it could be, and a sneaky hazard of overly frequent training is that it sucks to be perpetually not quite recovered.

You never actually get to enjoy your full fitness if you are too active, too often. Guys keen on the gym are particularly prone to this, spending far too many days of the month feeling sore and weak — strength remains reduced for days after the obvious sore phase is over — instead of actually feeling and enjoying their full power. It’s most obvious in their case, but the same thing applies to nearly any kind of intense workout: not only do you need adequate rest, you need to spend some of your time actually enjoying the fruits of your labours! How “fit” can you possibly be if you never allow yourself to recover?

Just as injured people must find ways of being active while protecting their vulnerable tissues, the healthy athlete can optimize training and prevent injury by carefully alternating between different kinds of stresses. A common, obvious example is to switch between upper body and lower body workouts — resting half the body while challenging the other half.

You can get a lot more creative than that, though. There are many relative rest tips, tricks and strategies …

Ideas for resting relatively

  • As long as you don’t have a hip or leg injury, walking is surprisingly good and non-stressful exercise.
  • Swimming is one of the most classic options for relative rest. Obviously it’s not completely stressless: you’re not going to want to swim with injured shoulders at all, and the common knee injuries can be a problem. But you can really do a lot in the water with minimal risk/stress.
  • Do a “thermal workout” — exhaust yourself with heating and cooling. For example, switch between a hot tub and a swimming pool. (See the thermal workout section in Contrast Hydrotherapy.)
  • Being chilly is another surprisingly exhausting and almost totally passive “workout.” Turn the heat down, put on a T-shirt, and put up with being non-warm for a while.
  • Vigorous breathing is a terrific non-standard workout, with numerous benefits: see The Art of Bioenergetic Breathing.
  • Power yoga can certainly be intense and hard on the body, but often in a completely different way than most of your other exertions, so it can be a great way to spread the physical stress around.
  • Many people who do not normally strength train in a gym should seriously consider it during rehabilitation, because it is a much better and more efficient way to stay in shape than most people realize, and the precision of gym equipment allows you to easily protect your injury while you heal.

And that was just off the top of my head.

Relative rest will come to you naturally if you like to be active, but also respect the importance of taking it easy on your injury. You will be motivated and creative in your quest for alternative activities for the duration of healing.

Warning: are you really resting?

Some patients (you know who you are) take the idea of relative rest as a sort of blank cheque to train and workout as hard as they want, as long as they aren’t directly or obviously irritating their injury. If this is you, you need to carefully ask: are you really resting?

Many activities that do not cause symptoms as quickly as others are still a problem — just less of one. Consider the following classic example:

A runner has plantar fasciitis, a kind of tendinitis on the sole of the foot, and running on pavement clearly irritates the condition within fifteen minutes, so he sensibly refrains from running altogether. Cycling, however, feels fine to him, and so he insists on cycling for an hour every day instead of running: relative rest, right? Maybe …

Unfortunately, cycling — especially in clips — is potentially irritating to plantar fasciitis — just a lot less obviously than running on pavement. It might take up to 90 minutes of cycling before you felt a problem, yet every hour-long ride is causing about two thirds of that irritation. This example person is not really resting at all, and will likely turn up in my office saying, “I don’t understand it, I rested from running for six weeks and the problem is still just as bad as ever!”

These are the kinds of complexities that make up the art of resting!

Handling awkward body parts

Some injured locations are harder to rest than others. Take the feet, for example. (Other tricky locations are the knees, the dominant hand or wrist, the neck, and any body part essential to your job.)

Using plantar fasciitis as a good example again: it’s a painful condition, but not usually crippling. Yet every step is an irritation that keeps it going, or makes it worse. As long as you keep using your feet, it’s probably not going to go away. In such cases, people often think that they have already done enough resting, when in fact they have done no better than “taking it easy” for a few days. I’m going to pick on runners again, because they are invariably the worst offenders:

ME: Have you tried resting?

RUNNER: Yes, I really took it easy for a month.

ME: Did you stop running?

RUNNER: Stop? Oh, no, I just dropped down to 10K.

ME: A week?

RUNNER: A day.

ME: Sounds like you were still running quite a bit.

RUNNER: There was the half marathon, too …

Runners are often their own worst enemies!

But for all patients, healing from plantar fasciitis does seem to require an unfair and unreasonable amount of inconvenience: this nagging pain in your feet, a mere irritated slip of connective tissue, can require nearly as much rest as a broken leg in the worst cases.

Unfortunately, hardly anyone takes plantar fasciitis seriously enough to rest as much as they need to. A change in perspective may be necessary: think of your feet as broken, and you’re on the right track. They are broken! And they’ll probably stay broken if you don’t get off them for a while.

So, um … how long?

Let’s recap: you know that bed rest is dead and some movement of all but the most serious injuries is important … but you can’t over do it either. I’ve explained that you can use the concept of “relative rest” to rest your injured part, but otherwise remain active. And we’ve discussed how injuries in some locations are especially tricky to rest. The astute reader will have noticed that I still haven’t said how long: there is still a need to rest something, and the $64,000-question is, “How long?”

As long as it takes, of course.

With some injuries, you can tell whether or not you’re better yet, and you don’t have to guess about how long you need to rest: you just rest until you can tell that it feels better, and then add another couple weeks just to be safe. Easy!

But lots of injuries are “quiet” when you are resting. They only act up after 30 minutes of running, say. Some injuries are completely undetectable with anything less than competition intensity. Running soccer drills might be fine, but soccer itself still impossible. Skiing itself might be fine, but falling down is still a problem.

Plantar fasciitis, medial tibial stress syndrome, whiplash, carpal tunnel syndrome, iliotibial band syndrome, tennis elbow … these common problems, and many more, can feel more or less completely fine until you’ve been working/playing for a little while, and then you discover the hard way, after already irritating it, that it’s still vulnerable. How can you know how long to rest such a condition? How can you “test” it without pissing it off again?

Every case is different. In some cases you can (sort of) test it without irritating it (much). In other cases, there is no hope of this: testing will irritate the condition and potentially delay recovery.

In these cases, you must choose between two methods: the “get it over with method” and the “if at first you don’t succeed” method.

Two styles of resting

You can see why I avoided saying “how long” at first: it depends on the individual’s situation and risk tolerance. There is no “right” answer. It’s like — exactly like, actually — trying to tell someone whether they should choose safe investments, or riskier but more profitable investments: it all comes down to your personal situation and style, and how you feel

Method 1: Get it over with …

Some people prefer the “get it over with” or “overkill” method, and choose to rest a lot on the first try, to generously rest for at least 2–3 weeks that you really think is necessary “just in case,” and not to challenge/test your injured part at all during the rest period. The benefit of this approach is that it is virtually foolproof. The disadvantage, of course, is that you may actually end up resting much more than you actually needed to.

This method is fine for people who enjoy a better-safe-than-sorry approach to life, and for people who are patient. But if you are the sort of person who can’t wait to open your Christmas presents …

Method 2: If at first you don’t succeed …

Others are so unable or unwilling to rest that they prefer the “if at first you don’t succeed” or “go for the parking spot you want”12 method, in which you try resting the minimum amount that might work. The advantage? You might succeed on the first or second try, getting away with a relatively small amount of inconvenience.

The disadvantage, of course, is that your desire for efficiency could backfire, and you could end up having to try five progressively longer rest periods, resulting a much larger investment in rehabilitation than if you’d just rested adequately the first time. Ouch.


As you can see, even if you have to try twice, you might succeed on your second try and have about the same total weeks of resting as the “get it over with” method. Or you might not. The worst case scenario with method 2 is pretty bad!

The risk is real: last year I had a client, a young woman athlete with shin splints, who had tentatively tried resting for several periods of 2–4 weeks spread out over an entire year, not one of which was adequate. It was only when I counselled her to rest adequately, no matter how “painful,” that she finally started to make progress. The final rest took three full months. In all likelihood, she could have rested successfully for just 3–4 weeks on the first try, a full year before!

The risk of resting inadequately several times in a row is real.
Here are a few more points to bear in mind when deciding how long you should try to rest:

  • Old problems are usually more prone to being irritated, and usually require more rest to recover from.
  • Don’t be too afraid of “testing” an injured part. There are almost always creative methods of testing that minimize stress to the injury, but can still tell you something about how it’s doing.
  • It’s up to you to decide how deeply to “bury” a problem. Do you need it to mostly go away? Or completely go away? If the goal is perfection, you’re going to have to rest longer.

If you can’t take the heat …

“But I can’t do nothing!!”

“I can’t quit everything!”

“I have to do something!”

These are the howls of protest I hear from athletes and active younger patients when they start to realize that “relative rest” isn’t perfect, and doing it properly means (temporarily) giving up everything they consider to be fun or rewarding. They may still be able to swim or walk or aerobics classes or yoga, but if they are shut out of their favourite activities — skiing, running, ultimate, whatever — they tend to think the world is coming to an end.

I sympathize. I really do! I’ve been there.13

And this is just part of being an athlete. Treat it like earning a scout badge. Rehabilitation is a rite of passage: there is hardly a serious athlete in the world who hasn’t had to go through it. Twice. Goes with the territory. If you can’t take the heat, stay out of the kitchen.

Riddle me this: which of these things is worse?

  • Really truly resting for a few months, like any serious athlete has to do when they get a nasty injury?
  • Never recovering at all because you just couldn't bring yourself to rest?

Seriously, how do you think the elite athletes do it? Do you really think their coaches let them get away with abusing a badly injured piece of anatomy? Do you reckon that’s a winning strategy?

Well? Think about it! Sometimes being a “real” athlete means sucking it up and knocking it off for a while.

The hard part is just coming to emotional grips with the fact that seemingly “minor” injuries like plantar fasciitis, iliotibial band syndrome, shin splints, chronic low back pain, tennis elbow, etc, are actually not going to go away until they are actually treated like real injuries.

Enjoy your own “rehab montage.” Have fun with it. And if you can’t take the heat? Stay out of the kitchen! Give 110% to something else for a while.

 

 

 

 

 

Canadian Diabetes Association Rebrands to

DIABETES CANADA

Today, we joined Diabetes Canada - Sudbury, Diabetes Clothesline- Northern Ontario, and Depute Mayor Al Sizer in celebrating the launch of Diabetes Canada, and to sign the Diabetes Canada poster to show our support and commitment to working with Diabetes Canada in its fight to end diabetes

 

On February 13th, the Canadian Diabetes Association became Diabetes Canada to shine a brighter light on the diabetes epidemic Canada is facing, and to rally Canadians to stand with the one in three Canadians living with diabetes or prediabetes.

Today, we joined Diabetes Canada - Sudbury, Diabetes Clothesline- Northern Ontario, and Depute Mayor Al Sizer in celebrating the launch of Diabetes Canada, and to sign the Diabetes Canada poster to show our support and commitment to working with Diabetes Canada in its fight to end diabetes

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of death by disease in Canada. In fact, it's in the top 10!

There's currently 11 million Canadians living with diabetes and prediabetes. That represents approximately one third of Canadians.
If we don't stop this trajectory, then by 2027, 14 million Canadians will have diabetes or prediabetes.

Let's make a difference in our community. On May 14th come on out and participate in one of our many events. The more active we are the closer we are to ending Diabetes.

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**SudburyRocks!! Meet Donna Smrek*

Donna Smrek


 

Meet Donna, one of our dedicated committee members, an active athlete, and original race director and founder of the Miners Mayhem!

“I was always active in sport through high school and university. When I moved to Sudbury, from Southern Ontario, I really needed something to keep me motivated, especially during the winter. The Sudbury Fitness Challenge was one of the things I discovered that gave me goals all through the year to work towards. The Beaton Classic was something I became involved with as a sponsor and as a participant and from there I decided to try a triathlon.

I had done the Canadian Iron Distance event in 2008, which was a very newbie friendly course, flat and well attended with volunteers, and it gave me a feeling for the commitment of the distance. After completing that one, I knew I wanted to do an IM branded one, just to see what all the hype was about. “Santa” signed me up for the Full Ironman in Mont Tremblant last year, and it did not disappoint. I am very fortunate in that I have many great friends and fellow athletes that were more than willing to spend time training and they helped to keep me motivated and accountable to my plan.
Once I got to race day, I tried to enjoy the ride. I know I took motivation from others, including my spectating son and daughter team, and I offered out bits of encouragement where I thought it may help. “We got this”, “one step at a time”, “don’t stop now, we can hear the finish line” became lines exchanged between participants and passed on over the hours of the event. It really took a village to get to that finish line, but it was so worth the journey!

It’s an amazing feeling to watch athletes complete the event either faster than you can possibly imagine or with tears streaming down their faces because it was something they never imagined they could do! The variety of athletes in Sudbury is remarkable, as is their level of competition. I would consider myself more of a participant than a competitor, but I’m still competing with myself. The mind always thinks you’ve got a little bit more in you.

It comes back to us, as volunteers, as inspiration to follow our own goals and dreams. Hopefully, I can get someone involved in a new challenge, just like I’ve had along the way local athletes that inspired me.”

See you all on run day

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Upcoming Local Events

 

  April 23, 2017

 

 

1st Annual

E N D I N G T H E
STIGMA
R U N/ W A L K

April 23rd, 2017


1km Kids Run and 5km Walk/Run

Rotary Park Trails

Registration

Course Map

 

 

 

 

 

 

Run Club Update

 


 

 

Store News

 

 

Happy Wednesday Runners and Walkers !

We would like to wish everyone participating in the Around the Bay Road Races, the best of luck ! We will be cheering you on !

Upcoming Events:

Sunday April 9, 830 am: How many times can we run across Canada ?

JOIN US for our FREE marathon of hope celebration in support of the Terry Fox Foundation. Register online at www.runningroom.com and commit to run any kms. In 2016, we ran across Canada 12 times, lets go farther in 2017 !

Sunday May 14: SudburyROCKS 5k, 10k, half marathon, and marathon

** Not participating in the event? VOLUNTEER. Information can be found at www.sudburyrocksmarathon.com

Have a great week,

Your Sudbury Team -

Eric, Ania, Cassandra, Samuel, Bernadette

 

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

 

 

 

 

 




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Track North News - by Dick Moss

 

LU XC/Track: All-Time Records List Updated

Alumni Input Needed


 

For years, our school records and top performances list for indoor track has included only performances from the year 2000 – when Darren and I came on board as coaches.

However, we now have a true All-Time List of School Records, thanks to former coach, Rick Carlton, who dug into his archive of performances and records from before 2000.

I believe that our All-Time School Records list is now accurate. As you can see, our oldest record dates back to 1972. From now on, to set a record, you'll have to run a performance that is truly the best in school history.

Alumni - I Need Your Input

I've also updated our Top Performances list, although I realize it still isn't comprehensive. Alumni - please take a look at our Top Performances list. If you see any of your own performances that can be added or changed, please let me know!!!!

Here’s the link:
http://laurentianxctrack.com/records/

Dick

 


 

Dick Moss, Head Coach
Laurentian XC/Track Team
c/o Coach Moss <pedigest@cyberbeach.net>
Web: http://laurentianxctrack.com
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For information call me.
Vincent Perdue
341 Fourth Ave, Sudbury On. P3B-3R9
705-560-0424
vt perdue@cyberbeach.net

Proud sponsor of the Sudbury Rocks!!! Race, Run or Walk for Diabetes

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