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  Hello Everyone,                                                                                                                          June 1, 2017

  In this Issue:


  1. Kivi Park hosts annual CF walk
  2. Sulphur Springs Stories
  3. Glenn Woods Places at Hardwood
  4. Ottawa Race Weekend
  5. Calgary Half Race Report
  6. Star Wars - the Dark Side race report
  7. Upcoming Local Events: June 4 Girls Run, June 8 Finlandia Trail Run, June 11 Cancer Centre Walk, Run, Bike for Hope
  8. Running Room Run Club Update
  9. Track North News



   May 28, 2017

Kivi Park hosts annual CF walk

Team 'Kate Kicks'

(All Photos Here)


From Kate Richards.
Thank you to everyone who donated, came out to the walk, and/or simply spread the word about the event!! It's incredible to see the huge support network I have :) Thanks to Mary who organized this whole thing and for giving me about 7 muffins in the past 2 days.



A large showing of support made the 2017 Walk for Cystic Fibrosis the most successful event yet in the community. The newly groomed trails at Kivi Park were fully wheel chair friendly so no one was left behind. Food, give aways, draws and face painting awaited the finishers.


From the Organization:

We rely on the generous fundraising efforts of our walkers, donors, partners, and volunteers who can help realize our vision of a world without CF. The money raised from the walk funds new research lab discoveries, develops new treatments and invests in quality of improvement for CF care.

Cystic Fibrosis Canada funds research projects with the greatest potential to advance our understanding and treatment of cystic fibrosis and improve the quality of life for our CF patients. Click here to learn more about what we are funding.








German runner smashes first 200 mile ultramarathon in Canada
Posted: May 27, 2017 10:34:57 PM

Georg Kunzfeld

A German man is the first person to conquer a 200 mile race on Canadian soil at Hamilton’s Sulphur Spring Trail Race.

Runners had 72 hours to complete the 200 mile race, which is 322 kilometres, around the Dundas Valley Conservation Area.

Georg Kunzfeld finished the race in 51 hours and 20 seconds with only a few hours of sleep.

Sleep isn’t the only thing Kunzfeld will likely lose from the ultramarathon but he said he isn’t disappointed.

“I have severe blisters and I’ll probably lose some toe nails” Kunzfeld said. “Apart from that I’m fine.”

The 200 mile race began on Thursday, which brought soggy weather for the runners. Participants had to run the 200 miles in 20 kilometre laps in under three days. Like Kunzfeld, many chose to skip sleep and run throughout the night.

The Sulphur Springs Road Race offers different distances including 10 kilometres, 50 kilometres, 50 miles, 100 miles and 200 miles.

Over 1,200 racers signed up but only 28 runners took part the 200 mile race.

One of those 28 was Lively's Amber Konikow (below)

Amber Konikow at the 200k mark

Amber blogs:

Sulphur Springs 200miler! Awesome experience and so many lessons learned. I mean, how does one train and prepare for such a distance?

My distance ended at 220km. I had to DNF as per paramedic. I was having issues with my achilles while I was running at 1am. I was advised to have it assessed and have it retaped. The paramedica examined and reported, no ruptures but it is stress. So for my health and for my other races I stopped.

I am VERY happy with my skills and how I have developed as I Ultramarathon runner. I can now say to everyone, the longest distance I ever ran within 72rs was 220km. I will race it again...no doubt.
ALL SMILES! Sulphur Springs 200mile Ultra!
220km completed out of 320km.

I am home now enjoying my well desrved swollen, blistered and painful feet. Spending time with my icepack and bandages. Eating real yummie food and enjoying not smelling like pee.
The good news is my achilles is an old injury...not torn. Mr. Achilles just did not like "extra" distance because I made it suffer over 12 hrs before I was told to see the paramedics.

Overall, all other body parts are really good. My body is developing and handling ultra racing very well. Such a wonderful feeling to see how your body can adapted.

Race report to follow...soon

200 Mile Results

Liz Does 100k

Elizabeth Schweyer (centre with Brigitte left and Jody right)

29 239 Mary-Elizabeth Schweyer SUDBURY 17:15:55 4 F30-39 10 10:21

That's a wrap! 6 months of training, countless kilometers and very early mornings. From start to finish - first 100km race a total success at Sulphur Springs Trail RUN. Thank you to my girls Jody Nadjiwon and Brigitte Taillefer Sobush I could not have done it without you girls!

100k Results

25k: 53 920 Jody Nadjiwon SUDBURY 02:15:29 4 F40-49 10 05:25

10k: 155 1318 Brigitte Sobush SUDBURY 01:06:47 28 F40-49 90 06:40

Helen Francis Does 50 Miles

Helen Francis place 2nd in 50 miler (2nd from left)

Helen F: Loved Sulphur Springs... 50 miles under 9 hrs and 2500 m elevation... even better came in as 2 nd woman!!!

11 329 Helen Francis LIVELY 08:55:58 2 F40-49 2 10:43

All 50 Mile Results





Glenn Woods Places at Hardwood

Hardwood Trail Running Series- Race 1 - 10K Sat. May. 27, 2017


Ran the 10k Trail Run Series today at Hardwood Hills. Managed to get second place in the 50+ age group. Rare podium finish for me. Also, proud of Helen Bobiwash for completing a 22km mountain bike and then a 5km trail run. It was a good day with a little bit of rain and thankfully, no bugs at all. — with Helen Bobiwash.

13 1235 Glenn Woods 0:47:29.7 0:22:37.1 0:24:52.6






Top Canadian results from the 2017 Ottawa Marathon
Dayna Pidhoresky and Nicholas Berrouard the top Canadians at the 2017 Ottawa Marathon on Sunday

May 28th, 2017 by Tim Huebsch


Dayna Pidhoresky

On a warm morning in the nation’s capital, tens of thousands of runners participated in the Ottawa Marathon and Half-Marathon. In the marathon, Sunday’s marquee event and an IAAF Gold Label event, Dayna Pidhoresky and Nicholas Berrouard finished as the top Canadians.

Pidhoresky, who was targeting a spot on the IAAF World Championship team in the marathon, ran 2:36:08 to finish seventh overall in the Ottawa Marathon. Berrouard, from Shawinigan, Que., ran 2:24:38 and was ecstatic with the victory posting a personal best. He finished 23rd overall.

After the race, Pidhoresky, who trains out of Vancouver, told Canadian Running that she thinks her time may still be fast enough to qualify for the IAAF World Championships. As the top-three athletes with the eligible qualifying standard are named to Team Canada, Pidhoresky, who currently sits in fifth, would need one of the runners in front of her to withdraw their name. Lanni Marchant has confirmed that she will not run the marathon at worlds.

The qualifying period for Canadian marathoners for London 2017 ends May 31.

Nicholas Berrouard

Pidhoresky would have needed to better Tarah Korir’s 2:35:46 to land herself, excluding Marchant, in the top-three. Sunday marked Pidhoresky’s first time running the marathon in Ottawa as she improves her lifetime best by a significant margin. Her previous best was 2:40:39 from the 2016 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon.

Kenya’s Eliud Kiptanui and Guteni Imama of Ethiopia won the overall Ottawa Marathon in 2:10:14 and 2:30:18. Imama, incredibly, ran 1:11 through the halfway point, which is 2:22 pace. She faded significantly but held on for the victory in a time that is eight minutes slower than the women’s winning time in 2016.


Locals and Friends


Ken and Lynn Stubbings Stuff

Lindsay Moreau-Verlaan's fastest marathon

The De Luisa's in the 5k and 10k

Maureen Moustgaard in the 10k

Chantal Dagostino (right) before her marathon

All Results









Race Report Calgary ½ Marathon

Sunday May 28, 2017

by Leslie McLosky


Katharine (known in the west as Mick known by many as Leslie)

I feel like I have dual citizenship with my home run club Rocks and my new club the Penticton Pounders. It is no surprise that runners are great people where ever you go. Ok, ok so there are a few cranky ones…… but that’s only if my blood sugar drops. Recently Dave and I made the trek through the rockies for Calgary Race Weekend.

Calgary went above and beyond for the big Canada 150 Celebrations. The race had distances for everyone.

A 150 km solo and a 150 relay team race started Saturday at 6:00 p.m. Runners had to have finished two loops in 13 hours which was 7:00 a.m. Sunday morning when the 50km, marathon and ½ Marathon started. Later in the day was the kids Marathon, 5km and 10 km.

Mother Nature cooperated with perfect race weather. Several records were set and broken. An amazing group of people, Team MitoCanada ran to raise awareness of Mitochondrial disease. 114 runners ran the marathon joined together with surgical tubing. The youngest runner was 15 and the oldest was 80 years old. They raised a whopping $150,000. Meanwhile, 10 women also set a new Guinness World Record when they ran for the fastest all-female linked together marathon, raising more than $10,400 for MitoCanada.

Yet another record was broken by two-time 50K Ultra champion and Calgarian Justin Kurek, who now holds the Guinness World Record for the fastest marathon in a cowboy outfit. Kurek ran a 2:42:17 marathon and placed 7th overall, in jeans, a cowboy hat and chaps, thereby smashing the previous record of 3:09.

Personally , I found the apres race most enjoyable. I had planned on having massive amounts of icecream but am holding out for Tickleberry’s back home on the beach!

Ellis Andrews a fellow pounder had a great time of 1:44, first in his age group 70-74 for the ½ marathon National Championships.

Katharine (known in the west as Mick, part of our transition from the witness protection program) lol

Finish 1:54:36




Star Wars - the Dark Side race report

William Tai


Will and Tawnecia Tai at Star Wars

Given that both Tawnecia & I are fans of all things Star Wars we decided to head down to Disney World in Florida to run in the Star Wars - the Dark Side 5k, 10k and half marathon in April 2017.

For any fan of the film series the races were fantastic! Lots of photo opportunities with characters, great Star Wars music, and the race was run around the relatively flat course of the world showcase in the Epcot theme park, which made for a perfect setting for the race. As usual, the enthusiasm of the race officials and volunteers at this RunDisney event was energetic and incomparable, and the great sunny Florida weather was enjoyable. To top it all off the one-of-a-kind Star Wars medals for each race were top quality collector's items.

As with all RunDisney events we did not track our time and we enjoyed ourselves immensely on the course. May the Force be with You!!!

We decided to start filming some of our races. Check one out here





Upcoming Local Events


  June 4, 2017

Laurentian University Fitness center

Event Details: Cross-country run or walk – 2.5, 5 or 10 km






  June 8, 2017


Finlandia Trail Map

Running Room Online Registration


 June 11, 2017

3rd Annual Cancer Centre Walk/Run/Bike for Hope

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.

Go at your own pace and enjoy the trails with the Cancer Centre Walk/Run/Bike for Hope. Race the full 5km with other runners, or cruise the 3km or 1km course at your own pace and NEW this year, BIKE the 1km or 6 km courses! Whether an individual or part of a team, register today and join us as we walk/run/bike to raise money for the best cancer care in Northeastern Ontario. Space is limited so register now!

As always, all the money raised here, stays here.






Run Club Update




Store News



Hello Runners and Walkers,


Happy Running,

Eric, Ania, Sam, Brendan, Kristina

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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