In this Issue:
- 50 at 50 - The Glenn Woods Birthday
- OFSAA Nordic Ski Championship in Timmins
- Sudbury Rocks!!! Race News
- Upcoming Local Events:
Trek for Cancer March 5
- Running Room Run Club Update
- Track North News Ontario
University (OUA) Indoor Track & Field Championships
50 at 50
Glenn Woods Birthday Celebration
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Join us as we celebrate Glenn`s
50th birthday by helping him to complete 50K on his 50th.
Maybe we`ll even throw in his birthday burpees.
It`s a night run on the Rotary
Trail. Bring your headlamps and some warm running attire.
Once expected guests have arrived, we`ll figure out how many
KM needed by each to complete a total of 50k. You can walk,
run or even snowshoe if you want to go off-trail. Following
the total 50 km completed by the team, we`ll celebrate with
cake (healthy-ish) and hot drinks. Please join us and
let`s try to keep this a secret from Glenn.
The weather was a bit variable.
Temperatures were warm at about 0 and the ongoing rain threatened
to freeze. Fortunately new snow on the Rotary park trail soaked
up the moisture just fine making conditions better than expected
for our 50k walk/run attempt.
Glenn was in his pajamas downstairs
watching a movie and totally oblivious to a crowd assembling
upstairs. It was obvious he never intended to go running in
the rain in the dark on his 50th birthday. Ms. Bobiwash changed
all that. Finally hearing the commotion Glenn ventured upstairs
to see Helen and friends making up a schedule to ensure all
of us combined walkers and runners would complete at least
50k. Only then could we celebrate with cake and other goodies.
Glenn was actually impressed and enthused for the adventure.
He quickly donned running gear including headlamp and we were
Twelve hardy souls struck out in a mild
rain to hike to the end of the Rotary park trail and return.
Five runners agreed to add a bit more distance and continue
on the roads and trail system to the flour mills and back.
If all went well Glenn would be assured of achieving the
his magic distance.
It turned out to be a great outing. The
park hill even played a part. It challenged us and we
claimed victory in the night, running up with graceful
ease - almost. The group finished as one and after tallying
the distances we were way over the 50k mark covering 68km.
Definitely an acceptable excuse to gorge
on goodies as we celebrated Glenn's 50 at 50.
Thank you for all the Birthday wishes.
It was a great day. Helen Bobiwash invited over some friends
as a surprise. The plan being to run/walk 50km and we
totaled up to 68km. Of course, I expect the same group
in 20 years for my 70th so we can repeat and add that
Helen also got me a registration to the Niagara Barrelman
triathlon as a gift. So who isn't busy on September 17
and wants to come do it with me?
Nordic Skiing Championship
NORDIC SKIING (NEOAA)
Feb. 28- March 1, 2017, Timmins
The Lo-Ellen Park Nordic team in
Timmins- with Vanessa Catto, Sara McIlraith and Neil Phipps.
Day 1 Results:
In the Junior Boys Division, Tyler Allan,
of Ashbury College captured the gold medal, finishing
the five-kilometre course in a time of 0:13:00.3.
The silver medal went to Nick Poole,
of Parry Sound High School, who finished second in a
time of 0:13:36.8, while Cameron Pouw, of Glebe Collegiate
Institute, was third in a time of 0:13:46.0, to pick
up the bronze medal.
In the Senior Girls Division, Olivia
Westbrooke, of Collingwood Collegiate Institute won
the gold medal, finishing the five-kilometre course
in a time of 0:15:01.8.
Natasia Varieur, of Huntsville High
School, finished second in a time of 0:15:07.9 to capture
the silver medal, while Shaylynn Loewen, of Parry Sound
High School, finished third in a time of 0:15:15.5 to
take the bronze medal.
Thériault’s Isaac Rondeau-McNair
cracked the Top 10 in the Senior Boys Division, but
he had to settle for a seventh-place ribbon after finishing
the 7.5-kilometre course in a time of 0:20:38.8.
Alec MacLean, of Eastview Secondary
School, won the gold medal, finishing the race in a
time of 0:19:21.0.
The silver medal went to Pierre Grall-Johnson,
of Glebe Collegiate Institute, who completed the course
in a time of 0:19:24.0, while the bronze medal was captured
by Oliver Grocott, of the University of Toronto Schools,
in a time of 0:19:35.7.
Competitors in the Senior Boys Division
were the last to take to the trails on Tuesday and they
also skied the longest race. “The last 2.5 kilometres
were the hardest for me today,” Rondeau-McNair
said. “The hills really start coming on you quickly
and you don’t get a chance for much rest in between.”
Weather conditions for Tuesday’s
races was close to ideal. “It was really good
and the snow was really fast,” Rondeau-McNair
said. “It was getting a bit warm by the end of
the day, but overall conditions were really good.”
Day 1 of OFSAA also featured the Para-Nordic
events, with Caelan Flannigan, of Timiskaming District
Secondary School winning the Sit Boys 2.5-kilometre
event in a time of 0:12:05.3.
In the Stand Boys 2.5-kilometre event,
Mark Cheek, of Huntsville High School finished first
in a time of 0:10:03.4; followed by Hudson Booth, of
Almaguin Highlands Secondary School, in a time of 0:11:48.0
and Rory McDonald, of Mayfield Secondary School, in
a time of 0:14:56.2.
Audreanne Soenens, of Macdonald Cartier,
won the Stand Girls 2.5-kilometre event in a time of
0:14:53.9, followed by Clarista Ardiel, of Almaguin
Highlands Secondary School, in a time of, 0:16:52.7.
The Lo-Ellen Park Nordic team after
I feel the need to do a day
1 race report. Crazy good day!! by Colin
There are 15 OFSAA medals around the necks of these
kids! 5 OFSAA ribbons! Junior girls and boys, bronze!
Senior girls silver, and senior boys 6th! This is also
a young team!
We are currently in 2nd for the Junior Combined Championship
win and 3rd for the Senior Combined win. Both titles
are in reach and will be determined in the relays tomorrow!
Proud of this bunch. — celebrating this day with
Neil Phipps, Vanessa Catto and Sara McIlraith.
Neil Phipps adds: If there was an overall team award,
Lo-Ellen Park would be winning OFSAA right now....14
points - Collingwood would be the next closest with
19. Unbelievable for a team with so many first year
**SudburyRocks!! Couples Who Run**
Meet committee member Sara, and her husband Neil, who
met through endurance sport, and often run, ski, and
bike together. And whose number one fitness goal as
a couple is to beat each other in a ski race, and to
ensure that their dog Dexter gets a run in every day.
“I would definitely say skiing
is our favourite to do together. We are quite competitive
with each other on skis, so we often push each other
when we ski together. Neil has more speed than I do,
but my endurance is better. He helps me push the pace,
while I motivate him to ski longer distances.
We actually went for a headlamp ski
together on Valentine’s Day! I couldn’t
have asked for a better present.
There have been lots of memorable moments
together over the years. Neil often reminisces about
our first run together. He had just started to get back
into running after a multi-year hiatus that involved
a lot of downhill mountain biking and bad food choices.
I was nervous to run with him, as I knew he was a very
fast runner in the past.
We went out for a 10k run, and I tried
to push the pace a bit so that he didn’t think
I was really slow. We finished the run, and he went
inside and immediately crashed on the bed for a nap!
I think that might have been the only time I’ve
ever out-ran him.”
**SudburyRocks Race Facebook Contest**
was Heart Month!
Did you know that diabetes contributes
to 40% of heart attacks? Exercise is extremely
important to living well with diabetes.
Even though February is over, we want
to help you do some good for your heart!
We’re giving away ONE (1) 1 month
Kickboxing Membership from Family Kickboxing!
All you have to do for your chance to
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We’ll be entering everyone who LIKES,
SHARES, and COMMENTS’ name in a
draw and tabulating all entries received
by MONDAY, MARCH 13. We’ll be drawing
ONE (1) name on TUESDAY, MARCH 14TH, 2017!
Race, Run, or Walk for Diabetes
Presented by Ionic Engineering
Your team has conquered the Marathon
Team Relay in the past – and we
know you have what it takes to do it
just over two months until the 12th
annual SudburyROCKS!!! Race, Run, or
Walk for Diabetes presented by Ionic
Engineering! This is your chance to
take part in Northern Ontario’s
largest competitive running event.
Canadians are currently living with
diabetes or prediabetes.
your community, and your neighbours
living with diabetes, by challenging
your co-workers, friends, and family
to some healthy competition by registering
your team for this year’s Team
By participating in our 2017 event,
you are supporting Diabetes Canada in
its mission of shedding light on the
diabetes epidemic Canada is facing,
building awareness of the disease and
its implications, and in ending diabetes
and its health impacts.
SudburyROCKS!!! Race, Run, or Walk for
Diabetes wouldn’t be the success
that it is each year without the honourable
contributions of pledges raised by community
members like you. We ask that you start
fundraising upon registration –
pledge forms will be mailed out upon
We look forward to seeing your team
on Sunday, May 14th, 2017!
For more information about the Team
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Upcoming Local Events
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.
Good evening Runner's and Walker's
Goodbye to February Hello March one step closer to
spring, the next round of clinics and the Sudbury
Rocks race weekend on May 14th.
We were supposed to have a 10km clinic starting next
Tuesday March 7th but we will have to push it back
due to our clinic instructor Erika having to finish
up the 5km clinic she is currently coaching. We are
looking at a March 20th start date. If anyone would
like more information regarding the clinic you can
stop by the store or come out to Wednesday night run
club at 6pm. As well you can always contact the store
The spring race season starts this coming Sunday
with the Chilly Half Marathon taking place in Burlington
Ontario there are still a few entries left.
There is also a new event coming to Sudbury the Unbreakable
Spring Open 5km taking place on April 23rd, the kids
1km starts at 10am while the 5km starts at 10:30am.
Have a great rest of your day and see you at Run
Club Wednesday night at 6pm.
Your Sudbury Team,
Eric, Ania, Cassandra, Alex, and Bernadette
We have FREE run club
Wednesday nights at 6pm and Sunday mornings at 8:30am.
North News - by Dick
Ontario University (OUA) Indoor
Track & Field Championships
York University, Toronto, February
Crocker and Jenny Bottomley
The Laurentian indoor track
team competed at the OUA Track & Field
Championships at York University this weekend.
They returned with no medals, but ran four
personal-best performances during the competition.
Danielle Roy, Kirsten Crowe
and Rashid Dia Hantchi all ran personal bests
in the 60m. Megan Crocker followed up by running
a four-second best time in the 1500m.
This concludes the track team's
competitive season. After a short break, they'll
begin training for summer competition and
next year's varsity season.
18. Danielle Roy, 8.00 (Personal Best)
23. Kirsten Crowe, 8.15 (PB)
19. Natasha Mayer, 41.98
DQ, Kirsten Crowe, 42.37
11. Megan Crocker, 3:01.95
14. Jenny Bottomley, 3:03.58
14. Megan Crocker, 4:44.67 (PB)
17. Marissa Lobert, 4:51.29
21. Jenny Bottomley, 4:56.30
14. Marissa Lobert, 10:31.92
22. Skyler Savage-Perreault, 7.27
23. Rashid Dia Hantchi, 7.28 (PB)
19. Michael Petta, 1:24.13
Complete Results: http://bit.ly/2lnA1Sw
Dick Moss, Head Coach
Laurentian XC/Track Team
c/o Coach Moss <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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