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  Hello Everyone,                                                                                                                           April 20, 2017

  In this Issue:


  1. Boston Results
  2. Upcoming Local Events: THIS SUNDAY: April 23 Unbreakable Spring Open
  3. Running Room Run Club Update
  4. Track North News





Boston Results


Sudbury at Boston


Seven Sudbury and area residents took on the 2017 Boston Marathon challenge and they represented us in fine fashion. All finished strong in challenging conditions. The weather was a little warmer than northerners get to train in with temperatures rising from an initial 20 degrees to about 22 degrees on the finish line. No problem for our athletes. They just shifted gears and kept on trucking to Boylston Street.

Congratulations goes out to the group.

Their times are posted below along with a few photos.



172   Leishman, Eric S 26 M Chapleau ON CAN    
  5k 10k 15k 20k Half 25k 30k 35k 40k
  0:16:56 0:34:00 0:51:26 1:09:05 1:12:56 1:27:28 1:46:43 2:06:51 2:29:01
Finish:       Pace Proj. Time Offl. Time Overall Gender Division
        0:06:03   2:38:37 156 138 119
10039   Moreau-Verlaan, Lindsay H. 38 F Sudbury ON CAN    
  5k 10k 15k 20k Half 25k 30k 35k 40k
  0:23:06 0:46:09 1:09:17 1:32:24 1:37:18 1:55:18 2:18:57 2:43:00 3:10:22
Finish:       Pace Proj. Time Offl. Time Overall Gender Division
        0:07:42   3:21:36 4998 746 636
15190   Francis, Helen L 42 F Lively ON CAN    
  5k 10k 15k 20k Half 25k 30k 35k 40k
  0:26:46 0:52:30 1:18:07 1:44:00 1:49:39 2:10:31 2:38:48 3:07:45 3:35:49
Finish:       Pace Proj. Time Offl. Time Overall Gender Division
        0:08:42   3:47:52 12046 3913 659
22296   Pollard, Bruce 61 M Lively ON CAN    
  5k 10k 15k 20k Half 25k 30k 35k 40k
  0:26:16 0:53:30 1:21:43 1:49:27 1:55:22 2:18:17 2:51:21 3:23:26 3:53:46
Finish:       Pace Proj. Time Offl. Time Overall Gender Division
        0:09:25   4:06:51 16394 9930 472
12927   Williams, Michael 51 M Val Therese ON CAN    
  5k 10k 15k 20k Half 25k 30k 35k 40k
  0:24:15 0:49:01 1:16:21 1:44:20 1:50:09 2:12:29 2:41:30 3:09:22 3:42:30
Finish:       Pace Proj. Time Offl. Time Overall Gender Division
        0:08:56   3:53:58 13744 8885 1134
16426   Lonergan, Norm 55 M Sudbury ON CAN    
  5k 10k 15k 20k Half 25k 30k 35k 40k
  0:25:38 0:51:54 1:18:42 1:45:29 1:51:06 2:14:01 2:43:23 3:13:51 3:42:34
Finish:       Pace Proj. Time Offl. Time Overall Gender Division
        0:09:00   3:55:38 14175 9059 778
18082   Dagostino, Chantal E 41 F Skead ON CAN    
  5k 10k 15k 20k Half 25k 30k 35k 40k
  0:26:23 0:52:51 1:19:30 1:46:58 1:53:10 2:16:56 2:52:27 3:28:31 4:04:15
Finish:       Pace Proj. Time Offl. Time Overall Gender Division
        0:09:52   4:18:26 18132 7474 1323

Lindsay Moreau-Verlaan, Helen Francis and Chantal Dagostino before the trip to Boston

Helen Francis done

That was a long way for a beer... But it's tasting really good! Wow wonderful course, hot hot hot today and my quads died but yeah ... Done! helen

Chantal Dagostino Success

I want to thank everyone who cheer for me today! I felt pretty good until 30 k in when the heat got to me. It was 20 when I started! I am very grateful to have cross the finish line! It wasn't the time I was hoping for but I am using this one as my warm up run for Ottawa full and hopefully requalify for 2018. chantal

Lindsay Moreau-Verlaan with the coveted medal... well earned

I GOT THIS! and am not even huddled up on the pavement ??. Big shout-out to my chief marathon supporter Tim Verlaan, who spent the morning fighting crowds / public transit and didn't even get to see me run one step. Love you, Dude! Wanna do it again? lindsay


#172 Eric Leishman, #16426 Norm Lonergan, #12927 Michael Williams

Bruce Pollard with the medal



Winning Boston

American Galen Rupp kept pace with winner Geoffrey Kirui for about 24 miles of the Boston Marathon. Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Kenyans sweep Boston Marathon on a good day for US runners

BOSTON — The Kenyans are back in Boston after a relative lull that saw them shut out in the world's most prestigious marathon twice in the past three years.
More surprisingly, so are the Americans.

Geoffrey Kirui won the 121st Boston Marathon on Monday, pulling away from three-time U.S. Olympian Galen Rupp with two miles to go to give Kenya its first men's victory in five years. Edna Kiplagat won the women's race to complete the Kenyan sweep.

They were followed closely by Americans who grabbed two of the top four women's spots and six of the top ten for men — the first time that's happened since the race went professional in 1986.

"It's so exciting to see Americans being competitive here," said Rupp, the Olympic bronze medallist who was making his Boston debut. "It's a real exciting time. And it's awesome to see American distance running on the upswing and being competitive in these races."

Kirui finished in 2 hours, 9 minutes, 37 seconds to claim a silver trophy, a guilded olive wreath from Marathon, Greece, and the $150,000 first prize. Rupp was 21 seconds back, and Japan's Suguru Osako 30 seconds behind him.

Rounding out the top 10 were runners from California, Arizona, Colorado, Oregon and Utah.

"American distance running is looking good today," said sixth-place finisher Abdi Abdirahman, a Somali immigrant and Tucson resident who is a four-time Olympian. "We have the podium for both men and women, so the future is great."

Kiplagat finished in 2:21:52 to win her Boston debut, adding the victory to two world championships and wins in London, New York and Los Angeles. She pulled ahead of Rose Chelimo of Bahrain in the Newton hills to win by 59 seconds.

American Jordan Hasay, making her first run at the 26.2-mile distance, was third and Desi Linden was fourth — the first time since 1991 that two U.S. women have finished in the top four.

"It keeps happening. We keep getting closer. We're putting more numbers in there and it's just a matter of time," said Linden, the 2011 runner-up by 2 seconds. "When Americans break the tape, it's going to be a big deal here."

Kenya had won either the men's or women's race every year since 1991 before being shut out in 2014 and again last year. In fact, Kenya had taken both titles six times since 2000, so dominating the top 10 that Boylston Street began to look like a Great Rift Valley training run.

But Ethiopia has surpassed its East African neighbours on Patriots' Day the past four years, earning its first sweep in 2016. Then, in December, Kenyan Rita Jeptoo was stripped of her 2014 title for failing a drug test and it was handed instead to Ethiopia's Buzunesh Deba.

For Kirui, even when he was running shorter distances, he had his eye on Boston.

"In my mind, I was sure that one day I would win this race," said Kirui, 25, who was running just his third marathon. "To come here to Boston, I knew I was going to face my colleagues who have run many times here. ... I knew I would challenge some of the champions who have been competing here."

The American drought reached more than three decades from the time Greg Meyer won in 1983 until Meb Keflezighi ran down Boylston Street to raucous chants of "U-S-A!" in 2014, the year after the finish line bombings killed three people and wounded more than 260 others. (No U.S. woman has won since 1985.)

Keflezighi, 41, said he plans to enter the New York Marathon, which he won in 2009, one last time in the fall before retiring. In his last competitive Boston run, he finished 13th in 2:17:00 despite pain in his quad muscles.

"The crowd got me through the finish line," he said.

Also running on Monday was Ben Beach, who completed the race for an unprecedented 50th time in a row. And Kathrine Switzer, wearing the same bib number — 261 — that she wore when she entered the all-male race 50 years ago, using only her initials, K.V.

The warm temperatures that hit 79 degrees at the 20-kilometre mark in Natick slowed the runners, but the strong tailwind was a boost — especially in the wheelchair races.

Marcel Hug won Boston for the third time, outpushing 10-time champion Ernst Van Dyk down Boylston Street and finishing in 1:18:04 to beat the course record and world best by 21 seconds. Fellow Swiss Manuela Schar shattered the women's mark by more than five minutes, winning in 1:28:17.

The winners' times on the point-to-point Boston course are considered a world best and not a world record because of the possibility of a supportive tailwind like the one on Monday.

"The wind is so important," Hug said. "The roads were good. Everything was fantastic today."

Earlier Monday, city officials announced plans for memorials to mark the sites where two bombs exploded during the 2013 race.

Also in the field was Boston Police Commissioner William Evans, who ran for the 18th time in 2013 but has skipped the races since the bombings so he could be available in case of another emergency. Evans, who completed his 52nd marathon overall, said he wanted to show that Boston is back to normal.

"If I can come back," he said, "everyone can."


It's hard to top the Monday morning magic of Boston in early April. The 121st edition of the race took place with morning temperatures in the upper 50s to lowers 60s and even some tailwinds to help finishers. How did everyone do? Here's a look at top photos from the day.









Geoffrey Kirui, of Kenya, leads Galen Rupp, of the United States, as he heads to the finish line to win the 121st Boston Marathon on Monday, April 17, 2017, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)








Edna Kiplagat, left and Geoffrey Kirui, both of Kenya, hold a trophy together after their victories in the 121st Boston Marathon on Monday, April 17, 2017, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)








Mens 2nd Place Finisher American Galen Rupp











Womens 3rd place finisher American Jordan Hasay











Marcel Hug, of Switzerland, wins the men's wheelchair division ahead of Ernst Van Dyk, of South Africa, in the 121st Boston Marathon on Monday, April 17, 2017, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)





Kathrine Switzer, center, the first official woman entrant in the Boston Marathon 50 years ago, wears the same bib number after finishing the marathon on Monday, April 17, 2017, in Boston. With Switzer are her husband Roger Robinson, left, and Joann Flaminio, right, of the Boston Athletic Association. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)




Ben Beach, of Bethesda, Md., approaches the finish line to complete his 50th consecutive Boston Marathon, Monday, April 17, 2017, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)





Kathrine Switzer Finishes The Boston Marathon 50 Years Later

In 1967 a Boston Marathon official tried to hustle Kathrine Switzer, No. 261, off the course during the race in 1967. Credit Paul Connell/The Boston Globe, via Getty Images

Crossing the finish line in 04:44:31, Kathrine Switzer collected her medal 50 years after her iconic run as the first female entrant of the Boston Marathon. Wearing her original bib number of 261—which was officially retired today—the 70-year-old ran down the same streets that made her famous in 1967.


In her first running of the Boston Marathon, race director Jock Semple tried to pull her off course and tear-off her “official bib No. 261” as spectators both on course and at home watching on TV looked on. This was before women were permitted to run the most prestigious marathon in the world.

Switzer, who signed the race application with her initials, K.V. Switzer, is now known as a pioneer for women’s running.

She ran alongside members of the 261 Fearless team that supported her all weekend and crossed the finish line into the arms of her husband, Roger Robinson. Switzer created the 261 Fearless organization, a not-for- profit with increasing global reach, to encourage women to take on their challenges while utilizing the sport of running and creating lasting bonds with fellow women around the world.


“I can’t thank the people on the streets of Boston enough. I am so grateful for being able to run the Boston Marathon 50 years after my first one,” said Switzer after the race today. “I’d like to thank the BAA and everyone involved for their amazing support this entire weekend. I’d also like to send special thanks to the members of our 261 Fearless Boston Marathon team who have helped empower women globally through running.”

Switzer ended by sharing that though this weekend was about reflecting upon the past and finishing strong today, 261 Fearless is all about the future and the next 50 years of running.







Upcoming Local Events


  April 23, 2017


1km Kids Run and 5km Walk/Run

Rotary Park Trails


-Online registration is closed

Manual Registration still available until race morning (Manual form)


There is NO PARKING at the Rotary Park race site. Parking will be available at M.I.C. Canadian Eatery. Shuttle bus service will be runninng from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm

(Location: 200 Falconbridge Rd, Sudbury, ON P3A 5K4)



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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

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