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  Hello Everyone,                                                                                                                           February 23, 2017

  In this Issue:


  1. Sudbury Hypothermic Half Marathon Events
  2. Upcoming Local Events: Trek for Cancer March 5
  3. Running Room Run Club Update
  4. Track North News Ottawa Last Chance Meet Louis Riel Dome, Ottawa, 2/18/17




  February 19th, 2017


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Hypo Half Marathon, 10km and 5km Races


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

Running Room Sudbury's 12th annual Hypothermic Half Marathon wasn't so hypo after all. Typical temperatures for mid February would be around -20 overnight and maybe -10 by mid afternoon. Not this time out. Runners saw start temperatures approach the (+) mark and rise through the day to about +6.

A record crowd of 125 participants signed up for this special winter run. And many participants were travellers from all parts of Ontario and even one from across the border.

New this year the Hypo half was also accompanied by a 5km and 10km distance. The run was opened up to accommodate those who wish a winter challenge but find the full 21km a bit of a stretch.

The run it self... conditions were mostly very good. There were some challenges with ice in a few locations but few complaints were noted and lots of happy faces were observed crossing the finish line.

The Running Room does a very good job with medal design every year. This time out we got a sasquatch. Something special to add to the collection.

A really neat finishing touch is the breakfast buffet included in the registration. It's quite a family atmosphere in Buzzy Browne's restaurant. We literally take over the establishment for a few hours. The staff diligently keep up with replenishing buffet supplies as we eat and tell run tales. Very satisfying indeed.

This was our largest event to date by far. Kudos go out to Eric Leishman and his Running Room team for promoting the event and making it a success. And 'THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS'. A note to core Sudburyrocks!! members. We always need more volunteers for this event. We never have enough. Please keep this run in mind next year and if available please consider offering your assistance. It will be greatly appreciated...and you do get a free brunch.

Here are some comments heard after the event:

  • First race of 2017 completed... Felt strong and it was fun... Bring on Boston!
  • So I completed my second half marathon this morning, the Hypo Thermic Half. My goal was to finish it happy and I did. Now looking forward to doing the half marathon at Sudbury Rocks.
  • I did it!!!! Half Marathon done in 1:54 & I am happy with that!! Now! Food,wee rest and then 16km!
  • Blame climate change . It's a thing. It's huge . Not fake news .it was a warm one. and a good one
  • Best Hypo yet!

See you again next year.

Race Results


Course Map


Upcoming Local Events

  March 5, 2017



2nd Annual Trek for Cancer Snowshoe Fun Run

Join the Northern Cancer Foundation and its community partners at Kivi Park and help raise funds for the Northeast Cancer Centre! Whether you’re looking for a corporate team building experience, a group outing or just an opportunity to get outside and have fun, this event is for you.

Push yourself to the limit with the Trek for Cancer Snowshoe Fun Run Whether an individual or part of a team, register today and join us as we snowshoe to raise money for the best cancer care in Northeastern Ontario.

As always, all the money raised here, stays here.

Information and Registration







Run Club Update




Store News


Good Afternoon to everyone on this Foggy day,

Happy Run Club Day, the sidewalks are a bit better as of the last couple of days with the continued mild weather although Loaches trail is very icy still be careful.

On another note the Hypothermic races were a great success, everyone had a great time out on the course and enjoyed the post race brunch hosted next door at Buzzy Browne's, we had 112 finisher's on the day which is a huge improvement from last years event number of 45. Thank-you to all the runner's and walker's for making the event what it was over the past weekend, as well thank-you to the volunteers for helping marshal the course as best we could. I look forward to continue to improve this event for next year.

The new round of clinics are starting in the next couple of weeks with a Learn To Run and 5km starting on Monday March 6th, we are still looking for a clinic instructor for those clinics as well there is a 10km clinic starting Tuesday March 7th again looking for an instructor to coach the clinic as well if you know you would like to get involved or know someone that would be interested please drop by the store and we can get you started or call the store at 705-523-4664.

Have great rest of your day and see you at Run Club at 6pm.

Your Sudbury Team,

Eric, Ania, Cassandra, Alex, Bernadette


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









Track North News - by Dick Moss




Ottawa Last Chance Meet
Louis Riel Dome, Ottawa, 2/18/17

The Laurentian indoor track team competed at the Ottawa Last Chance meet this weekend. They returned with six OUA qualifying times, one school record, one medal and 11 personal best performances.

OUA Championship qualifiers included Kirsten Crowe in the 60m and 300m, Jenny Bottomley in the 1000m and 1500m, Megan Crocker in the 1000m, and Rashid Dia Hantchi in the 60m.

The school record was broken by Natasha Mayer in the women’s 300m. Mayer topped Ashley Huard’s previous record with a time of 41.66 seconds.

Seven universities and nine track clubs from Ontario and Quebec competed in the event.

The Laurentian track squad leaves for the OUA Championships next weekend with a total of nine participants - the largest team they've fielded at this event.

Laurentian Results - Women

5. Danielle Roy, 8.13
7. Kirsten Crowe, 8.19 (PB, OUA Qualifier)
11. Natasha Mayer 8.36 (Heats - 8.33)
12. Zvia Mazal, 8.44 (8.43 Heats)
16. Jennie Philipow, 8.52 (PB)

5. Natasha Mayer, 41.66 (PB, School Record)
8. Kirsten Crowe, 42.10 (PB, OUA Qualifier)
11. Zvia Mazal, 42.50

5. Jenny Bottomley, 2:58.60 (PB, OUA Qualifier)
6. Megan Crocker, 2:58.73 (PB, OUA Qualifier)

6. Megan Crocker, 4:48.50 (PB)
8. Jenny Bottomley, 4:50.00 (PB OUA Qualifier)
9. Marissa Lobert, 4:51.50

3. Marissa Lobert, 10:19.16
7. Lyndsay Greasley, 11:48.47

Laurentian Results - Men

14. Rashid Dia Hantchi, 7.35 (7.33 Heats - PB, OUA Qualifier)
Skyler Savage-Perrault, 7.23 (Heats Only)

26. Aidan Lucas, 37.76 (PB)

23. Tony Thomas, 1:25.94

9. Sam Delage, 2:40.95

10. Dylan McKevitt, 4:10.27 (PB, School Record)
19. Gordie Chown, 4:20.57
25. Caleb Beland, 4:27.52

6. Dylan McKevitt, 8:57.78
12. Gordie Chown, 9:23.44
15. Caleb Beland, 9:37.10

Photos and videos from the Ottawa Last Chance meet are now available on SmugMug. The videos are at the bottom of the page. You can identify them by the small video icon that shows up when you hover over the pic.




Dick Moss, Head Coach
Laurentian XC/Track Team
c/o Coach Moss <pedigest@cyberbeach.net>
Web: http://laurentianxctrack.com
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vt perdue@cyberbeach.net

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