In this Issue:
- Rocks!! Hydration Station
- Girls Run
- Rocks!! at Sri Chinmoy Kingston
- Sudbury's Brain Tumour Run a Resounding
- Rocks!! Runners Excell in more than
- Upcoming Local Events:
June 8 Finlandia Trail Run, June 11 Cancer Centre Walk,
Run, Bike for Hope. June 17 Miners Mayhem, June 18 Sudbury
Fitness Challenge Canoe Marathon
- Running Room Run Club Update
- Track North News
There's nothing like a few brewskies
to reinvigorate the group after a hard 9k run in the heat.
Thanks to Zavier I. for coercing the runners into Buzzy's
for a beer and photo op.
Laurentian University Fitness
Event Details: Cross-country
run or walk – 2.5, 5 or 10 km
2.5 km Start
Faceebook video below:
Sunday was the 3rd annual
Girls Run Sudbury. It was cold, windy and a torrential
down pour but the girls had trained hard, they were
pumped and they were amazing.
Race Organizer Chantal
Dagostino states: "I am so proud to say that they
all run like girls!!!. #girlspower #amazing #overcomingadversity.
For most of them it is their first time running in an
event and despite the horrible weather. Despite the
rain, 700 Fitspirit girls have achieved their personal
goal to run a 5 or a 10k at a special event in Sudbury.
Good job girls !! , I have a feeling they will be back."
We even had a bus load
of girls from Thessalon and Blind River!
1200 registered participants?!
Well done Chantal Dagostino.
Rocks!! at Sri Chinmoy Kingston
by Lynn Stubbings
Ken, my good friend
Deb and I participated in the Sri Chinmoy 6-hour run
yesterday (9am-3pm). We've all done it before and
love the opportunity to challenge our endurance. It's
a beautiful 1.1km loop at Fort Frederick that has
runners circling the parade square, the museum and
Point Frederick Drive along the St Lawrence. Often
get asked if I'm a glutton for punishment. Well maybe
but really for me it's just continuing to feel alive
and fortunate for what I can do. Early into the run
yesterday it was clearly obvious I was not going to
reach the 50km goal Deb & I set. At 23km my calves
were twitching slightly. For anyone who has experienced
that you know pushing can lead to muscle spasms. I
opted out of pushing adjusted my plan and mind set
(including more walk breaks than I intended) and kept
moving. I could rhyme off the many reasons (excuses)
why that happened but I won't. I learn from each event.
As much as I tried to convince Deb to go for the goal
she stuck with me. That's what friends do she reminded
me. I love that gal. We are quite a team. In the end
Deb completed just over 45km. I did just over 44.
Ken did almost 56. The 50km goal is not forgotten.
It's just not happening this year. Still have 6 more
half-marathons on this year's calendar to keep me
Deb, Ken and Lynn)
Sri Chinmoy founded the
Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team in 1977 as a service to
the running community and to help promote spiritual
growth through sports.
Sri Chinmoy was born
in East Bengal, India (now Bangladesh) in 1931. A
talented and accomplished athlete in his youth, Sri
Chinmoy was for 16 years the top-ranked sprinter and
twice the decathlon champion in the spiritual community
where he grew up. An all-round sportsman, he also
excelled in soccer, volleyball and table tennis.
Since making his home
in America in 1964 Sri Chinmoy, an avid sports enthusiast,
continues to place emphasis upon the spiritual benefits
of physical fitness - particularly running. In the
1970s and 1980s, he was an active long distance runner,
completing 22 marathons and 5 ultras.
Over the years, the Sri
Chinmoy Marathon Team has become the world's largest
sponsor of ultra-distance running and a major organiser
of road races, arathons,triathlons,multi-sport events,
long-distance swimming events and Master's track-and-field
meets. It has hosted several national championships,
and numerous world records have been set in its races.
In the early years of
the "running boom," these events established
standards and levels of service to participants that
have now become commonplace: regular drink stations,
post-race food and prizes right up the age groups
to 70+ years.
Sri Chinmoy has written
and lectured extensively on the subject of running
and training, and has answered hundred of questions
on the importance of sports and physical fitness(link
is external) as avenues for spiritual growth.
About the Kingston
For many years now, we have been inviting
runners to join us for our annual June 6-hour race
in Kingston. We are proud to hold it once again upon
the grounds of the Royal Military College, on the
shore of Lake Ontario. This is a beautiful short loop
(1.1 km) near a tiny historical fort. We always strive
to welcome and support the runners in a very helpful
fashion. A water/food station is available every loop,
so you never have to worry about being caught without
nourishment. We encourage all participants to transcend
their past accomplishments, although the mood at the
race can be characterized as more friendly than competitive.
We frequently get comments from the runners about
how much they appreciate the help that our counters
are able to provide.
Sudbury's Brain Tumour Run a Resounding
by Ryan Marsaw
On Saturday, June 3rd
my mother and I participated in the annual
Sudbury Brain Tumour Walk which was held at Bell Park.
This is the second year
in a row that we took part in this event. The Brain
Tumour Walk raises
awareness about brain tumours and all proceeds of
the event go towards the
Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada.
As was last year's, this year's walk
was a resounding success. The event saw
roughly 80 participants, with pledges totalling over
$14,000. Once again the
volunteers were wonderful, making sure everything
ran smoothly. Refreshments
were available both before and after the walk. Guest
speakers included Mark
Hartman, Regional Vice President of the Northeast
Cancer Centre, as well as a
young brain tumour survivor detailing his emotional
ups and downs as he
underwent treatment while studying for his degree
in Nursing at Laurentian
For my family, this walk is very special
and personal. My older brother is a
brain tumour survivor, and my father passed away in
late 2014 of Glioblastoma,
a very aggressive form of cancerous brain tumour.
I'm very happy that Sudbury is one
of the communities in Canada that hosts the
Brain Tumour Walk. This is one event that I will continue
to participate in
for as long as there is a need to end brain tumours.
Rocks!! Runners Excell in more than
OGS Groundwater Team Receives Award
Official photo of the OGS Groundwater
Team after receiving its Service Excellence Amethyst
Award! Congratulations to (from left to right in the
photo below) Frank Brunton, Andy Bajc, Kayla Dell,
Elizabeth Priebe, Abigail
Burt, Riley Mulligan and Stew Hamilton.
Way to go team!
The Amethyst Award was created in
1992 to recognize outstanding achievements by Ontario
Public Servants, either individuals, groups and/or
partnerships. Candidates are nominated by their fellow
Ontario public servants and recipients are recommended
by an independent selection committee appointed by
the Secretary of Cabinet.
Abigail join the Rocks!! group for many noon runs
from Laurentian University. It's their de-stress time
as topics discussed are never geological.
Upcoming Local Events
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.
Hello Runners and Walkers,
Eric, Ania, Sam, Brendan, Kristina
We have FREE run club Wednesday nights
at 6pm and Sunday mornings at 8:30am.
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