In this Issue:
- Sudburyrocks THIS SUNDAY!!!
- Goodlife Fitness Toronto Marathon
brave cold in Mississauga Marathon
- Sara McIlraith Earns Ontario Masters
Athletics Silver Medal
- Nike’s Sub-2 Marathon Attempt
- Upcoming Local Events:
May 27 Defeat Depression, May 28 CF Walk
- Running Room Run Club Update
- Track North News
SudburyRocks THIS SUNDAY!!
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
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
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 and medals are here
Take a sneak peak
at what they look like!
Kemboi of Etobicoke wins GoodLife Fitness Toronto Marathon
leader Peter Kemboi (right) takes the turn off Wellington
Street ahead of a struggling Jeremy Walsh during the Goodlife
Fitness Toronto Marathon on Sunday, May 7 morning. Kemboi
went on to win the event with a time of 2:41:06. - Staff/Metroland
Kemboi of Etobicoke is the fastest runner in today’s
GoodLife Fitness Toronto Marathon.
Kemboi finished in two hours, 41 minutes
and six seconds.
Unseasonably cool temperatures today didn’t
dissuade 14,000 runners from more than 50 countries to
hit Toronto streets for GoodLife Fitness’s marathon,
marathon relay, half-marathon, half-marathon walk, 10-kilometre
run, 5K run/walk and relays.
Michelle Spencer of Guelph was the fastest
female marathoner, finishing in a time of 03:00:30.8.
Toronto’s Jane Weber was just two-and-a-half
minutes behind with a time of 03:02:54.1.
The fast, downhill marathon course took
runners from Mel Lastman Square in North York through
several Toronto neighbourhoods to the finish at Ontario
Organizers report many runners post their
personal records in the annual event, for many, a qualifier
for the Boston Marathon.
Rogers Rutto of Eldoret finished first
in the half marathon with a time of 01:07:50.2.
Ruslan Kramariuk of Toronto ran the half
marathon a close second at 01:08:37.9.
Sarah Elliot of Toronto was the fastest
half-marathoner with a time of 01:02:17.4.
Locals and Friends
Run Goodlife Toronto Events
finishes half marathon
Yesterday was an almost
optimal weather race day. The sun-cloud combo was much
more welcomed than the predicted rain/snow mix. The winds
picked up at times but nothing like last week in Waterloo.
Ken Stubbings finished his 92nd full and I finished my
74th half marathon. Both a little faster than last week.
We love that we can keep doing this for our health and
well-being. You can get some great thinking time during
long solo training runs. During the race, I choose to
take in the excitement of other participants, the volunteers,
and the spectators. We shared some of this event’s
course with my niece Katie Hamilton who had a super 10k
race. It was great to connect with her after we finished.
Just like us, she’s anticipating the next adventures.
Ken and I have races on both Saturday and Sunday this
coming weekend. It’s a first for us doing marathons
a day apart. We’ve done many a week apart. Gotta
keep it interesting. We’ve talked with many others
who’ve done this lots. The key is being smart in
the way we push our bodies to manage the challenges. Feeling
great today, but still looking forward to yoga tonight.
Nice change of pace.
Amber Konikow Paces
Her Recruit, Andrea Marich
pacing Andrea Marich at the half point in Rosedale Valley.
Andrea is just killing it!!!!!!
Half Marathon Completed!
I am so happy for Andrea! She finished her first
half marathon and did incredible while pushing through
the aches and pains.
day for a run!
brave cold in Mississauga Marathon
Thousands take part in weekend events
They're off. Nearly
800 runners headed off a cool morning to run the Mississauga
marathon on Sunday. Lucas McAneney of Burlington was the
first to cross the line, two hours and 26 minutes after
he started. May 7, 2017. - Rob Beintema/Metroland
weather did not deter nearly 800 runners from racing the
full course at the Mississauga Marathon on Sunday, May
A total of 484 men and 311 women started
the challenge with Lucas McAneney of Burlington the first
to cross the line in 2:26.09.4, more than three minutes
ahead of second-place Robert Brouillette from Cambridge.
Hamilton’s Truphena Busiene was
the top female in 3:06.31.1. The second female was Fiona
Thompson of Calgary who crossed about 12 minutes behind
The half marathon had 2.047 participants.
The fastest time was by Toronto’s Bonsa Gonfa in
1:06.17.5. Justin Lagat of Eldoret was not to far behind
in 1:06.24.1. The top female Lyndsay Tessier of Toronto
finished in 1:16.33.3. Second-place Collen Wilson of Ancaster
was timed in 1:18.06.2.
Five and 10-kilometre races were run on
Saturday, May 6. Sergio Raez Villanueva from Mississauga
won the 10K in 30.17.6 with Lagat second in 31.26.4. The
top female Tanis Bolton from Paris was clocked in 36.20.0.
The second female Laura McLean from Toronto ran the course
Top finisher in the 5K run and walk, out
of 1,169 participants was Dylan Alick from Mississauga
in 16.20.6. Second-place finisher Brendan Hancock from
New Hamburg crossed in 16.33.2.
The top female Catherine Rodriquez from
Brampton ran the course in 19.46.0. The next female was
Mellissa Jacobs of Mississauga in 20.14.5.
In the half marathon walk Jennifer Blackburn
from Mississauga was top overall and the top female in
2:12.32.7. Top male was Brett Clark from Toronto in 2:22.07.3.
Toronto’s Diana Zamora was the top
finisher and top female in the 10K walk in 1:07,41.5.
Top male and second overall was Hongfeng Zhang of Brampton
Two relays were also contested. A team
from UTM took the Sal Guzzo, LLB Relay Challenge. The
RTMS boys captured the 10K elementary school Grade 6 to
The Mississauga Marathon has been held
annually since 2004. The race is a qualifier for the Boston
The full and half-marathon courses and
the Sal Guzzo relay began at Celebration Square for the
by Frank Juzenas
Frank Juzenas is a sports reporter with the Brampton Guardian
and the Mississauga News.
Results from Mississauga
Sara McIlraith Earns
Ontario Masters Athletics Silver Medal
I'm really proud of this
accomplishment. Silver Ontario Masters medal from my race
at Around the Bay. You have your highs and lows with running,
and getting this in the mail today made me feel better
about my running low as of lately. It's important to celebrate
your accomplishments, they don't happen all the time.
Nike’s Sub-2 Marathon
So Close! Kipchoge Runs a 2:00:25
in the Breaking2 Attempt
After three years
of planning, Nike's goal of staging a sub-2-hour
marathon is still just that—an audacious
aspiration. But Eliud Kipchoge, a 32-year-old
Kenayn, ran 26.2 miles faster than anybody in
history, finishing the time trial in 2:00:25.
on the Formula One track in Monza will not count
as a world record, because the race utilized
practices like alternating pacers that are not
sanctioned by the International Association
of Athletics Federations. Kenyan Dennis Kimetto’s
2:02:57 in the 2014 Berlin Marathon still stands
as the world record.
Kipchoge averaged 4:35.7 per mile, but an approximate
4:34.5 was required to run under two hours.
now is just 25 seconds away from under two hours,”
Three men attempting
the two-hour-marathon, including Kipchoge, Lelisa
Desisa, and Zersensay Tadese, and six pacers
took off at 5:45 a.m. Saturday at the Formula
One track in Monza, Italy. A team of scientists
and physiologists had tried to account for and
control every detail, including picking a time
that offered the best weather. At the start,
reports showed 54 degree temperatures with light
rain and 74 percent humidity. The pace and went
largely according to plan for the first part
of the race.
Right around the
16K mark, with about 11 laps to go Desisa faded
from the pack. Shortly after, at the 20K mark,
Tadese fell back as well, and while he fought
for a few strides to hold on, he ultimately
ended up putting significant space between himself
and the pace group. Tadese ultimately finished
in 2:06:51—a huge improvment from his
previous best of 2:10:41.
went through the 25K mark still on pace at 1:11:03.
At 30K, he was just one second off the desired
pace. He continued on, sometimes with a smile
on his face, sticking to the script.
At the end he sprinted
the final stretch to break the tape, coming
up 26 seconds shy of the goal. He said afterward
that the effort was 100 percent of what he had
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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