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  Hello Everyone,                                                                                                                            January 12, 2017

  In this Issue:


  1. Rocks!! Night Run at Laurentian
  2. Night Lights Nordic Ski Race Series  
  3. Upcoming Local Events: Woolly Hippo January 22 and Sofie's Loppet February 12
  4. Running Room Run Club Update
  5. Track North News




Rocks Night Run at Laurentian


Every Wednesday evening the SudburyRocks!! Running Room crew venture out for our weekly hour long run that usually finds us exploring some new byway or path in the neighbourhood. Trails are high on our to do list and we often end up in the Laurentian lake area... in all seasons. Winter is never an inhibitor. If the trails aren't already packed by avid walkers and snowshoers we will do our part and blaze the path. Often we find the footing as good or better in the winter than the other months. All the uneven grades and rocks are covered by a good layer of white stuff making progress rather comfortable. Even night runs are no problem as the snow reflects lots of ambient light and most of us carry small accessory lights to ensure our footing is stable. Thanks to Zavier Icardo and his trusty phone for the supplied photos.

See you on the trails.




Night Lights Nordic Ski Race Series  

For the third winter, Walden Cross Country Fitness Club is once again hosting their unique Night Race Series. The series is geared to every level of skier, and includes 4 different races, held every second Tuesday night. One of the major draws is the unique snacks following each race. Last night was a classic race and home-made nachos. There are even amazing draw prizes from Sessions Ride Company. A few lucky skiers walked away with some very fancy ski toques!

The weather warnings last night didn’t deter the large crowd of skiers excited to test out their early season ski fitness. Those who are experienced with ski waxing would have looked at last night’s weather and shuddered. The trickiest weather to wax for is temperatures around 0 and falling snow. Skis will either have no grip, or will ice up and cause the snow to ball under your foot, leaving you with the best traction you’ve ever experienced.


About 10 minutes before the race started, the skies opened up with a flash of lightning and a wall of snow started to fall. Wax that was working all of a sudden started to ice up. Even those with wax-less skis were having issues. Despite this, everyone made the most of the situation, and worked really hard mastering their technique to keep the skis moving. Everyone finished smiling, and quickly made their way into the chalet to enjoy the nachos.

The next race is in the series is a skate sprint (Tuesday January 24). Sprints are a fun way to pick up the pace without getting exhausted. Distances are normally .5 to 1 km, and you get to race in at least 2 heats. Not sure what the snack will be, you’ll have to come out to see!

Race results:


For more information on the Night Lights Series:





Upcoming Local Events

  January 22, 2017


 Walden Cross Country Fitness Club Hosts The 2017 Woolly Hippo Invitational

Classic & Skate Ski Races | Sunday, January 22nd at the Naughton Trail Centre
1 Denis Avenue, Naughton, ON P0M 2M0

Mass Starts in Waves
11:00 AM Start – Paranordic 700m & 350m | Jackrabbit 700m & 350m
11:15 AM Start – Midget 3km | Open 5km | Open 15km

Para, Jackrabbits & Midget Races: $10 | 5km & 15km: $25 (WCCFC Members will receive a $5 cash rebate at bib pickup.)

Registration closes at midnight, Friday, January 20th.
Sign up at the chalet or online at www.waldenxc.ca/registration
*Note: There will be NO ONSITE REGISTRATION on race day.

Draw Prizes | Free Snacks & Hot Chocolate | Wood Fired BBQ Burgers for Sale | Heated Wax Hut

Register and receive 50% off a TRAIL PASS Jan 21st.


Website: waldenxc.ca/2016/12/18/woolly-hippo-invitational/

Facebook Event: www.facebook.com/events/207973956273242/

Detailed Event Information(PDF)

For race information, please contact WCCFC President & Chief of Competition, Mary Waddell: president@waldenxc.ca | 705-688-4825

For media inquiries, please contact WCCFC Media & Communications Coordinator, Jessica McShane: media@waldenxc.ca | 705-626-0251




   February 12, 2017


The events are on Sunday. Para nordic 1.5km - stadium and shed. 5km - gully, shed, wall, extension, 1 lap. 16km - gully, shed, wall, sophies, extension, two laps, 24km - 3laps. All races start on the field and all races conclude with one lap of the stadium.

Tentative start times on Sunday are 10:00 for the para nordic and 10:30 for the loppet.







Run Club Update




Store News


Good afternoon fellow Runner's and Walker's

Hoping everyone had a good first week to the new year and all your running miles were logged dispite a bit of cold weather front.

If you had trouble with that because you were getting cold than we have exactly what you need the Running Room jackets are 25% off until Sunday January 15th.

As well speaking of cold the Hypothermic 5km, 10km and Half Marathon is coming up on February 19th and we are limited to only a few more spots so if you are still thinking of taking part in any of the runs please sign up as soon as possible so you are not disappointed if we sell out, you can signup online at RunningRoom.com. We are also looking for volunteers to help out (All volunteers get a brunch included for helping out).

Happy New Year and Happy Running,

Your Sudbury Running Room Staff

Eric, Cassandra, Ania, and Alex

Training Program NewsWe also have New Years clinics this week and next week starting.

We have the Learn to Run, 5km and 10km clinics starting next week on Monday January 16th at 6pm being coached by Erika and myself, looking forward to helping you achieve your running goals for 2017.

As well Ryan Marsaw is coaching the Half Marathon and Marathon clincs that started last Thursday there is still time to join his group that is targeting a spring Half or Marathon.

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








Track North News - by Dick Moss







Dick Moss, Head Coach
Laurentian XC/Track Team
c/o Coach Moss <pedigest@cyberbeach.net>
Web: http://laurentianxctrack.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/laurentianxctrack/

For information call me.
Vincent Perdue
341 Fourth Ave, Sudbury On. P3B-3R9
vt perdue@cyberbeach.net

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