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  Hello Everyone,                                                                                                                           February 9, 2017

  In this Issue:


  1. Sudbury high school student tries to end stigma surrounding mental health
  2. Maple Syrup Stampede Ski Loppet St Joe's Island
  3. The 8 Stages of Marathon Running
  4. Upcoming Local Events: Sofie's Loppet February 12, Hypo Half February 19
  5. Running Room Run Club Update
  6. Track North News York Open Indoor Track Meet




Sudbury high school student tries to end stigma surrounding mental health
Josh Tillson motivated to start program for youth after losing his stepfather to suicide

CBC News
January 26, 2017

Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School student Josh Tillson is trying to bring a new youth mental health program to Sudbury, Ont.

(Olivia Stefanovich/CBC)


A high school student in Sudbury, Ont. is working to set up a new program for young people who are struggling with mental health issues.

Josh Tillson lost his stepfather to suicide in February, 2016, after which, he said he didn't get much help from counseling.

That's led the Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School student to try to bring a program that combines mental and physical health to Sudbury's youth.

"I went through a very dark period in my life where I had a lot of trouble dealing with my own emotions and through that time I found running," he told CBC News.

"When I ran, I felt empowered and it was a really amazing feeling that helped me through that time in my life.

Tillson added that running really allowed him to express his emotions.

The Sudbury teen is not alone. A Toronto-based charity called Cameron Helps offers youth suicide awareness and prevention programs; it also partners with community groups and schools to bring recreational youth running groups to communities.

It's that type of program Tillson wants to see succeed in the northeast.

"Really I just want to help students like myself," he said.

"I'm seeing the change, the difference it's making in students in southern Ontario that are in this program in the school boards," he continued. "It's massive and I want to be able to bring that to a community like Sudbury that's in desperate need for it."

Tillson said he was surprised to learn how few mental health resources were available to him in Sudbury.

He is planning to host a run April 23 at Adanac Hill to raise money for the run program.

With files from Olivia Stefanovich.



1st Annual

R U N/ W A L K

April 23rd, 2017








Maple Syrup Stampede Ski Loppet St Joe's Island

Karen Renout, Rob Marcolini, Tom and Sharon Marcolini

On Saturday February 4th my wife Karen, myself, my brother Tom and his wife Sharon did the annual Maple Syrup Stampede ski loppet on beautiful St. Josephs Island. Hosted jointly by Mountainview Trails and Soo Finnish Nordic, participants had a choice of 2km and 7km classic races or the 14 km skate event located on the trails of picturesque Jocelyn Township.
My sister in law Sharon opted for the 2km event while the rest of us did the 7. The course was surprisingly technical and hilly as well as quite scenic throughout the beautiful maple and oak forest. Plenty of volunteers kept us on track and well hydrated during the race and well fed afterwards at the lunch and awards banquet held at the historic Jocelyn Town Hall.
Prizes included maple syrup, maple syrup and more maple syrup. The sister in law and I pocketed two bottles worth while the missus got ski socks and the oldest brother got goose eggs (oh well..). Kudos to my brother and his wife for being good sports and letting us drag them out to their first ever race of any kind. I think they’ll do it again next year.
Race it: first Saturday of February 2018
Sharon Marcolini 2/3 24:24
Rob Marcolini 6/16 34:05
Tom Marcolini 12/16 53:53
Karen Renout 12/21 45:52

All Results at: http://soofinnishnordic.com/?p=2661





The 8 Stages of Marathon Running




Upcoming Local Events


   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.




  February 19th, 2017


Half Marathon, 10km and 5km Races


Sudbury Running Room - View Map
Cedar Pointe Plaza
117-1984 Regent St
Sudbury, ON P3E 5S1


9:00 a.m. for ALL events

Event Information and Registration

Course Map





Run Club Update




Store News


Good Morning to you all on this crisp and sunny morning :)

It's definitely nice to see the sun out! We have two events coming up very fast:

1. Love Run this Saturday, February 11th at 9am. Registration is free and all registered participants have a chance to win 1 of 3 prizes in the region, including shoes and a Garmin Forerunner 35 watch!

2. Hypothermic half marathon, 10km, and 5km on Sunday, February 19th., All distances start at 9am sharp :) There are 4 spots left to sign up so if you have been procrastinating, it is not too late :)


Training Program News

Both Ryan's and Erika's clinics are going strong - great job everybody!

New clinics coming up soon, including the Run to Quit clinic starting on April 17th.

Happy Running! Happy Walking!

Your Sudbury Running Room Team

Eric, Cassandra, Ania, Bernadette and Alex

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









Track North News - by Dick Moss



York Open Indoor Track Meet
Toronto Track and Field Centre, February 3-4, 2017

Megan Crocker

The Laurentian indoor track team competed at the York Open this weekend, and returned with one medal, one school record, , two OUA standards and five personal best performances.

Megan Crocker placed 3rd in the 3000m with a personal best time of 10:29.56. She then met the OUA standard by finishing 6th in the 1500m with a personal best 4:49.28.

Michael Petta placed 8th in the 600m, breaking his own school record with a personal best time of 1:23.31.

Also setting personal bests were Jenny Bottomley in the 3000m and Sam Delage in the 1000m.

The team's next competition is the Ottawa Last Chance meet on February 18.

Michael Petta

Women's Results - Laurentian

30. Danielle Roy, 8.34
36. Jennie Philipow, 8.56

14. Natasha Mayer, 42.73
23. Kirsten Crowe, 44.10
28. Zvia Mazal, 44.93

6. Megan Crocker, 4:49.28 (PB, OUA Standard)
10. Jessie Nusselder, 4:54.64
14. Jenny Bottomley, 5:02.56 (PB)

3. Megan Crocker, 10:29.56 (Personal Best)
4. Jenny Bottomley, 10:52.66
5. Lyndsay Greasley, 11:34,56

4 x 200m
5. Roy, Crowe, Mazal, Mayer, 1:47.62

Men's Results - Laurentian

23. Skyler Savage-Perreault, 7.26
37. Rashid Dia Hantchi, 7.44

38. Tony Thomas, 38.61
45. Aidan Lucas, 39.67

8. Michael Petta, 1:23.31 (PB, School Record)
25. Tony Thomas, 1:26.28

15. Sam Delage, 2:40.16 (PB)
19. Luke Mackrell, 2:45.67

26. Dylan McKevitt, 4:12.20
39. Gordie Chown, 4:20.65

8. Gordie Chown, 9:28.81


Photos from the York Open are now available on SmugMug.



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Laurentian XC/Track Team
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