In this Issue:
- Rocks!! Night Run at Laurentian
- Night Lights Nordic Ski Race Series
- Upcoming Local Events:
Woolly Hippo January 22 and Sofie's Loppet February 12
- Running Room Run Club Update
- Track North News
Rocks Night Run at Laurentian
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
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
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!
For more information on the Night Lights
Upcoming Local Events
Cross Country Fitness Club Hosts The 2017 Woolly
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
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
Sign up at the chalet or online at
*Note: There will be NO ONSITE REGISTRATION on race
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.
For race information, please contact WCCFC President
& Chief of Competition, Mary Waddell: firstname.lastname@example.org
For media inquiries, please contact
WCCFC Media & Communications Coordinator, Jessica
McShane: email@example.com | 705-626-0251
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
Tentative start times on Sunday
are 10:00 for the para nordic and 10:30 for the
Good afternoon fellow Runner's and
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
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
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.
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