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  Hello Everyone,                                                                                                                           April 13, 2017

  In this Issue:


  1. WE DID IT: The Annapurna Ultra
  2. Spring Run Off in High Park
  3. Boston Bound
  4. SudburyRocks!!! Media Launch
  5. Upcoming Local Events: April 23 Unbreakable Spring Open
  6. Running Room Run Club Update
  7. Track North News






We finished the 200km Annapurna Ultra!

by Amber Konikow (edited by vp)



We did it!

We finished the 200km Annapurna Ultra!

Now, we celebrate with lots of food and drink!

 Amber Konikow and Joe Hurban complete the Annapurna Ultra

  The Annapurna Challenge

  A Spectacular course, in stunning scenery, mixing with local life
  2017 from Monday April 3rd to Saturday 8th April 2017

  To complete the 220km in 6 days, in some of the worlds most stunning terrain

  6 Stages
  To travel on trails that take you into the heart of the Annapurna region

  Most importantly to earn this challenge you must be self-reliant, carrying everything you need: food, water, clothing etc. (see   race info pack) for the duration

  Night Camp: Sleeping gear is supplied

  Safety First
  Of course your safety is paramount and my highly experienced team will have 4WD vehicles on the course and at manned   checkpoints should you require medical help or assistance.



WE Did It!

We finished the 200km Annapurna Ultra!
Now, we celebrate with lots of food and drink! — Amber Konikow with Joe Hurban.

Lively's Amber Konikow and Joe Hurban Take on the Annapurna Challenge


Amber's log story of their adventure:


I was definitely prepared and felt good throughout the race AND as an end result...(drum roll....I CAME IN FIRST LADY with an estimated time of 34:05hrs or so! I am feeling very humbled and blessed to have had this fantastic opportunity!

It was a challenging and a brutal course but the scenery, the people, the crew, the racers made it so worth the unstringing emotions and muscle pain! This is life, baby! Making it happen & living it!

The unfolding Saga:

-Today is the day we travel from wee Lively, Ontario to Kathmandu, Nepal to run the 220km Annapurna Race! Super excited to start this adventure! Internet access will be limited so my posting will be on a "when wifi is.

-April 3rd, stage 1 of Annapurna 201km Race. Beautiful scenery. Breath taking. Makes every climb, downhill and pain worth it. Loving this race! So scenic and challenging. The views are spectacular and the overall experience has been amazing.

-Greetings from Kalopani! And we have wifi! Joe and I finished the 1 stage in 7:15hrs. Total of 35.6km. Ascent 2673 meters and decent 1461 meters. Incredible scenery and fantastic route! No big issues during the trek; some leg cramping from Joe but he is fine. I feel great! Tomorrow we start the 2 stage at 630am in Kalopani, running 36.8km with ascent 780meters and a descent 1916meters! Fun! Fun! Fun!

-During stage 2 of the race...just simply gorgeous! I am in love. So far, an incredible race! The route is beautiful, the people of Nepal are friendly and sweet and sceneries are just absolutely amazing! The race itself including the racers, volunteers, race director are wonderful and supportive! Love it ALL!

-Stage 3 of the Annapurna 201km self supported race. I am so happy to be participating in this race. Gorgeous! I am enjoying every moment. Embracing every step, feeling every breathing I take, enduring little pains and the uncomfortable bits, taking a moment to enjoy the scenery, the shade and a cool breeze...the list of my emotions and my senses can go on. This is what I love to do. Tomorrow is stage 4 & I am looking forward to this next stage of adventure race.

- April 6th, Stage 4 finished at Chandrakot village 33.9km...I can't remember the time I came in. I think under 6hrs.
We stayed at a very rustic hotel. No power or proper bath or shower; no issues here! It's Extreme Adventure Racing! Love it

-Stage 5 start Chandrakot village and finish at Sarangot. 36.7km. I was done in 6:08hrs. Joe was about 6:23hrs or so. We have been running together on most days but the last 2 days I went ahead on my own towards the end. I was okay to run so why not run! So far my total time is 30:41ish hours. I feel good with some muscle soreness which is expected. No injuries. Still feeling healthy. April 8th, tomorrow's 6 finial stage of Annapurna 200km Ultra! Start at Sarangot finishing at Pokhara ! 26.6km


Nepal, it was great to have visited, explored, adventured, raced and chilled! But it is time to head home. Missing my home, my family, my babies & my friends. I am sure we will meet again. Namaste!

As an update...we are now in New Delhi Airport. And it was been a very challenging...(must...take... deep breath). BTW, we went through security 6 times just to get into New Delhi Airport...my boobs never had so much unwanted attention in my (beep-beep) life! Okay...so yeah! Great experience in Nepal but SUPER HAPPY to be going home.

Finally...HOME?. LOVE YOU SUDBURY ? THANK YOU ALL (from Canada & all over the world) for all of the best wishes, support & words of encouragement during our journey and us racing the 200km Annapurna Ultra!

Some of the Photos




Spring Run Off High Park

by Mary Lou Trowell


Saturday, April 8, 2017 was Spring Run Off in High Park – an annual event for many Torontonians This year Jenn Trowell gave her Dad, Norm Trowell, a Christmas gift of a Father-Daughter event for the 5 km as a reminder of this race that they had done together many years ago.


Jenn was introduced to running as she watched her Dad marathon when she was young – she stood on street corners in Toronto with her young brother and Mom with signs that said - “Go Daddy Go” for events like the Wang Marathon. Little wonder that she has become an avid runner. The lesson for young parents is to model the active lifestyle and your children will imitate you. Jenn, however, will tell you she and her brother didn’t always appreciate waiting to open their Christmas presents until Mommy and Daddy cane back from their Christmas Day run.


This event was well organized, the scenery lovely although the last hill toward the finish line is always a challenge. The event is always a signal that Spring is here and the beginning of many events in the Toronto area. Norm especially likes it as High Park was a venue for cross country running many years ago when he was a student at Riverdale Collegiate in Toronto.


This year Jenn was second in her age group and Norm was third in his. As Jenn said in her Facebook entry – it is so special to participate in a running/walking event with your 72-year-old Dad!





Boston Bound

Boston Bound ladies Lindsay Moreau-Verlaan, Helen Francis and Chantal Dagostino


The following locals are heading off to the 121rst running of the Boston Marathon this coming Monday

18082 3/3 Dagostino, Chantal E 41 F Skead ON CAN CAN

15190 2/8 Francis, Helen L 42 F Lively ON CAN CAN

172 1/1 Leishman, Eric S 26 M Chapleau ON CAN CAN

10039 2/3 Moreau-Verlaan, Lindsay H. 38 F Sudbury ON CAN CAN

22296 3/7 Pollard, Bruce 61 M Lively ON CAN CAN

12927 2/5 Williams, Michael 51 M Val Therese ON CAN CAN

16426 3/1 Lonergan, Norm 55 M Sudbury ON CAN CAN

Go to the Boston site to learn how you can track our athletes:


There is a great course description here:


Good luck to all the athletes!





SudburyRocks!!! Media Launch

Sudbury Rocks!!! gets set to race, run or walk for diabetes

Sudbury Rocks race director, Brent Walker (left), Darryl Hanson who is living with diabetes, Community Initiatives Coordinator for Diabetes Canada, Amylee Laforest, and longtime Sudbury Rocks organizer, Vince Perdue.

(Heather Green-Oliver / Sudbury.com)



Sudburians have been lacing up for the Sudbury Rocks!!! Race, Run and Walk for Diabetes for 12 years.

The largest running event in Northern Ontario will begin downtown this year on May 14 at Tom Davies Square.

The event features a free 1-km children's fun run, a 5-km celebrity challenge, which our editor Mark Gentili will be participating in - be sure to cheer him on (He'll need it!).

If you're more physically inclined than our editor, there are 10-km events, a half marathon, full marathon and marathon relay.

Proceeds and pledges from the event support Diabetes Canada in its mission to end diabetes. Over the past 12 years, Sudbury Rocks has raised more than $500,000 for Diabetes Canada.

To register to take part in the event or to volunteer, visit SudburyRocksMarathon.com.







Upcoming Local Events


  April 23, 2017



1st Annual

R U N/ W A L K

April 23rd, 2017

1km Kids Run and 5km Walk/Run

Rotary Park Trails


Course Map







Run Club Update




Store News



We would like to thank everyone that came out for the Marathon of Hope Run Club event Sunday morning that contributed to our goal of running across Canada more than 12 times, this is a great way to honour Terry Fox's vision and memory thank-you once again.

Upcoming Events:

Sunday April 23rd, kids 1km 10am, 5km at 10:30am at Adanac Rotary Park Trails

Come join Unbreakable Spring Open 1km and 5km, raise awareness and funds for Mental Health.

Sunday May 14th: Sudbury Rocks 5km, 10km, Half Marathon, and Marathon

Not participating in the event? VOLUNTEER . Information can be found at www.sudburyrocksmarathon.com

Have a great week,

Your Sudbury Team,

Eric, Ania, Cassandra, Samuel, Bernadette

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

Proud sponsor of the Sudbury Rocks!!! Race, Run or Walk for Diabetes



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