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  Hello Everyone,                                                                                                                          May 4, 2017

  In this Issue:


  1. Sudburyrocks is only a few days away
  2. A pre-coronation of Lo-Ellen Park track and field
  3. Upcoming Local Events: May 27 Defeat Depression, May 28 CF Walk
  4. Running Room Run Club Update
  5. Track North News




SudburyRocks only a few days away


If you have already registered for the 2017 SudburyROCKS!!! Race, Run, or Walk for Diabetes, we thank you so much for your support in this event!

For those still wishing to register: Online Registration closes Wednesday May 10th, 2017 at 11:59pm.
Last minute manual registration for all race distances can be done at the Race Expo on Saturday May 13th, 2017, located at École Secondaire Du Sacré-Coeur at 261 Notre Dame Avenue in Sudbury from 9:00am to 5:00pm. The registration process is cheaper and quicker if you register yourself online!

If you don’t want to run or walk, you can always volunteer! We need more than 200 volunteers to make sure everything goes smoothly.

Also, don’t forget to continue raising pledges! Every dollar you raise and every kilometer you race helps those living with diabetes and helps our community for generations to come!
We’ve got an amazing prize lined up for the TOP PLEDGE RAISER! VIA Rail Canada has generously donated one (1) travel voucher for two (2) people to travel anywhere between Sudbury and Ottawa!
For more information, please visit: www.sudburyrocksmarathon.com
Once again, we sincerely thank you for your support! We look forward to seeing you on race day, Sunday May 14th, 2017!


We're getting excited for race day! All the t-shirts have come in and are ready for it.

Here's a sneak peak at what they look like!



We'd like to take a few minutes to acknowledge all the amazing businesses and local citizens who have generously sponsored and donated to this year's SudburyROCKS!!! Race, Run, or Walk for Diabetes!
The event wouldn't be possible if it weren't for them! So,




We need hundreds of volunteers every year to help make our event happen. It really wouldn't be possible without the volunteers who come out every year at the crack of dawn to help set up barricades, mile markers, to hand water and juice to our runners, to hand out medals, and to stand and cheer our runners on as they get through the grueling miles they're putting in.

So, THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts, Volunteers! Please know how much we truly appreciate each and everyone of you!








A pre-coronation of Lo-Ellen Park track and field
by Randy Pascal



Sure, not all of the local high schools were represented at the 2017 Black Flies Track & Field Meet Saturday at Laurentian University. Truth be told, perhaps only slightly more than half of the contingent that will be on hand for the SDSSAA Championships later this month made an appearance at the first local event of the outdoor season.

But with 19 individual first place finishes, and a large grouping of relay victories as well, it’s a very safe bet that coach Colin Ward and the Lo-Ellen Park Knights will be adding another track & field banner to their already impressive collection.

That said, there were plenty of intriguing storylines that developed over the course of the day, as athletes from a handful of Sudbury institutions were joined by solid delegations from North Bay and Timmins, as well as some impressive talent donning the school colours of W.C Eaket in Blind River.

Already blessed with the deepest pool of track talent in the city, the Knights will benefit from the transfer of junior Christina Robert from Lockerby, the OFSAA fourth place finisher who dominated in both the 100m (12.10 seconds) and 200m (26.99).

Sydney Tarini established herself as the runner to beat in the senior 1500m race, easily capturing first place in a time of 5:16.79, while several Lo-Ellen midgets also made an immediate impression. Fiona Symington (800m – 2:46.59), Meredith Kusnierczyk (1500m – 5:30.23) and Briana Endanawas (high jump – 1.35m) are among the grade nine Lo-Ellen talent to watch.

Yet the most decorated female athlete of the day was not a Knight, but rather Harmony Martel of Lockerby, as the Vikings senior captured first place in the 100m (13.20), long jump (4.60m) and triple jump (9.70m).

Other noteworthy local performances in the girls event included a solid midget triple jump victory for Lady Wolves stalwart goaltender Mireille Kingsley of College Notre-Dame (9.13m), as well as closer one for Lo-Ellen junior Nathalie Marks de Chabris in the 800m, outkicking a pair of competitors by less than two seconds.

Bronwyn Mantle of Lo-Ellen took first place in the junior girls 80m hurdles (15.21), teammate Kat Tasch topped the field in the junior girls high jump (1.46m), Jayde Hurley (1:07.10) bested Sonya McCaffrey of Marymount in the junior girls 400m sprint, while Megan Wickie earned gold in the 200m dash (28.95 seconds).

Finally, Emily Dodge might be only in grade eight but she is already making a name for herself, crossing the line in 11:50.84 in the Open Girls 3000m race, four seconds better than St Benedict freshman Isabella Mastroianni.

Over on the boys side, the Lo-Ellen junior juggernaut is already in full gear as Lucas Mrozewski (400m – 54.96 seconds), Colin Therrien (long jump – 5.92m) and Callum Bruser (triple jump – 12.80m) all broke meet records.

The junior boys 1500m race promises to be a dandy, as Augustin Marks de Chabris (4:39.18) just barely held off Connor Jermyn (4:30.60) in a battle of Lo-Ellen teammates. The incoming male class at the home of the Knights showed the potential that coach Ward is likely to mold as Kendyn Mashinter (800m – 2:18.96), Giordano Biondi (triple jump – 11.21m) and Laydon Bursey (high jump - 1.60m) all earned first place ribbons.

The St Benedict Bears have welcomed another talented sprinter to the fold as Max Villano swept both the midget boys 100m (12.44) and 200m dash (25.51). Competing under their affiliation with Track North Athletic Club, Zacharie Mainville (JB 100m – 11.37), Eric Struk (JB 200m – 23.67) and Carter Struk (SB 100m – 11.70; 200m – 24.51) all walked off with bragging rights in their respective distances.

After missing out on competing last year, Lasalle Secondary senior Noah Lapierre was adamant about giving the high jump one more shot prior to heading to join the Brock Badgers basketball program in the fall. The former city champion looked in mid-season form, clearing the bar at 1.90 metres.

Other local winners included Matt Savoie of Lockerby in the senior boys 400m, clocking in at 58.24 seconds, with Jarrod Paypompee in second at 58.64. An OFSAA medal winner in years gone by, Mathieu Plamondon of Ecole Secondaire catholique Theriault in Timmins cruised to victory in both the senior boys 1500m (4:13.83) and 3000m (9:13.66) races, setting new records in both.

“In spite of the cool and windy challenging conditions, this meet was a positive team building experience,” noted Ward. “It’s a good training meet. Athletes need several meets to bring out their potential, or to reveal their winter training efforts. This meet serves them well in this regard.”

A number of the local athletes who fared well on Saturday are expected to be back in action next weekend in North Bay.




Upcoming Local Events

   May 27, 2017


Information and Registration



   May 28, 2017

Kivi Park hosts annual CF walk


Details Here






Run Club Update




Store News



Sudbury Rocks!! Race, Run, or Walk for Diabetes is approaching fast on Sunday, May 14th. If you have not signed up, please VOLUNTEER! If you have any high school students in your life, please pass the message on to them - it is a great experience and a great way to earn volunteer hours. To volunteer, please sign up at the store, email sudburymarathon@hotmail.com or call Amylee at 705-670-1993.

Our spring clinics are in full swing, with the Run to Quit being the newest addition. If you know anybody who would be interested, it is not too late to join the Run to Quit clinic which is intended for individuals who would like to quit smoking while getting physically active. Learn to Run, 5km, and 10km clinics are to start next week if you or anybody you know might be interested. We always are looking for coaches too so if you are not participating in a clinic, please consider being a coach.

Enjoy your Wednesday and hope to see you tonight for the Run Club!

Eric, Ania, Samuel

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





Track North News - by Dick Moss






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Laurentian XC/Track Team
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For information call me.
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