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  Hello Everyone,                                                                                                                          June 15, 2017

  In this Issue:


  1. Rocks!! Hydration station Part Deux
  2. Finlandia Trail Run #1
  3. YOUNG: Marcolini a quick study on wheels
  4. Upcoming Local Events: June 17 Miners Mayhem, June 18 Sudbury Fitness Challenge Canoe Marathon
  5. Running Room Run Club Update
  6. Track North News





Like we said last week:

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.




More Photos Here

The first of the Finlandia Trail Run Series was a success with beautiful weather, excellent hills ?? and, most of all, great people. Thank you and congrats to all participants! The next one is coming up on Saturday, July 22nd, followed by Thursday, August 12.

If you've never tried trail running - come out on July 22 and give it a shot!

3km & 6km: $10
Kids Fun Run: Free

All races take place at the Laurentian Community Track in Sudbury, ON. Registration takes place on race day.

Race bib pick up will take place on race day only. Please arrive well before the event start time (ie 30 minutes) to pick up your bib.

Kids Fun Run will go first at 10:00 am. The 3 km/6km racers will start together 15 minutes after the Kids Race.

Proceeds support the Laurentian Nordic Ski Club and Laurentian Para-Nordic programs.

Please contact Petri at pj_bailey@laurentian.ca if you have any questions.

Looking forward to seeing you. Näkemiin!

Finlandia Trail Map


All Results Here



YOUNG: Marcolini a quick study on wheels
By Laura Young, Special to Sudbury Star
Monday, June 12, 2017 3:25:16 EDT PM

Greater Sudbury's Emily Marcolini (right) takes part in the Bristol Mountain road race in New York state two weeks ago. Supplied photo


And so it is with irony that Sudbury has produced world-class cyclists.

The men have led the way in Olympians Gary Trevisiol, David Spears and Eric Wohlberg.

Now finally, a woman is racing the elite levels of cycling in Ontario and Canada, despite the challenge of being a Northern rider.

Emily Marcolini, 21, a member of HighGate Racing of Toronto, and the Sudbury Cycling Club, is poised to ride for Ontario at the upcoming Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg on July 28-August 13.

She put herself in perfect position to qualify for the Games with a first-place finish in the Ontario provincial cycling championships, U23 division, last weekend. She was fourth overall, mere seconds away from the podium, despite this being only her second year of competitive cycling.

Sipping water at a nearby diner last Wednesday, she reflects on her sport and the added elements of being a Northern cyclist.

“It’s hard. I definitely find that I’m pretty tired two to three days following. But it’s, like, what I have to do,” she says. She drives, often on her own, to her races around the province and in the northern U.S., shored up on ice cream and “peanut butter and banana with anything.”

Last year, she raced for the now disbanded P.K. Express in Hamilton, where she also lived.

In March, she took to the road and raced the Tour of Marietta in California. She was then invited as a guest rider on a U.S. team for the Redlands Stage race in Californian. In May, she was 58th overall in a 104-km UCI Gatineau Grand Prix in Ottawa. She was actually leading that race by 25 seconds until the pack brought her back. Two weeks ago she was second in the 100-kilometre Bristol Mountain Race in New York State.

Back in the day, Marcolini was synonymous with running prowess.

Her powerful legs and competitive nature led her to a bronze medal for Cambrian College at the Canadian College Athletic Association cross-country running championships. She had been undefeated in all Ontario college races that fall.

She ran for Laurentian before switching schools to pursue her studies at Cambrian. She was a multiple city and Northern Ontario high school champion, and OFSAA qualifier during her stellar high school athletic career.

Still, injuries took their toll and she lost her love of running. Shin splints and stress fractures took their toll. The “nail in the coffin,” she says, was a “weird” hip injury that never really went away and whose cause was never defined.

She hasn’t entirely ruled out a return to the sport as she has two years of eligibility left in her varsity athletic career.

She always loved cycling, but her dedication to the sport began after she was running on a team at the Beaton Classic.

That year, SCC rider and triathlete Jody Nadjiwon rode the bike leg of the Beaton and talked to Marcolini about the sport. The following year, Marcolini picked up her first road bike so she could race the solo division of the Beaton. Nadjiwon talked her into racing.

“Emily has no quit at all,” says Nadjiwon. “She starts every race planning to win. She is an outstanding climber and time trialist. She is also an excellent teammate as she understands how to work for her teammates to execute a race plan and achieve team goals.”

Marcolini goes at all this full-time: she rides hard and virtually every day. She works full-time as a summer student lab tech at Cambrian, where she is also a full-time student in the chemical engineering technology program.

Nadjiwon praises her commitment to training, despite her full-time status at school and work.

“She makes the sacrifices necessary to put the hours and hours of training in that are necessary to be successful at the highest level of the sport. She is often racing women with many more years of experience who have way more time to train.

“I want to mention also that she is the first to volunteer local running races, mountain bike and cross-country ski events,” Nadjiwon adds.

It’s too easy to whine about riding in Sudbury. On the up side, the city is packed with athletic talent that supports one another.

Case in point: Marcolini learned her work ethic and earned fitness level through her years running for Laurentian under the training of coaches Dick Moss and Darren Jermyn, says Nadjiwon. As well, Battista Muredda, the SCC’s master coach, remains a key resource.

“It is very difficult and expensive to be a competitive cyclist and live in Sudbury,” Nadjiwon says. “Battista Muredda ... is an excellent coach and plays the most important role of providing a world-class training program and support through the club.”

Support has also come from Accelerated Cycling fundraiser and the Sessions Ride Company. As well, “I wouldn’t be able to do this without her,” Marcolini says of Nadjiwon.

For Marcolini, riding is an intense experience she loves.

“I genuinely just love to cycle. I look forward to it every day after work.”

She is superstitious about her goals for her racing. It’s one step at a time right now. “I am still new to the sport. I don’t know how far I can go with it. We’ll see.”

Laura Young's Personal Best appears every other Monday in The Sudbury Star.






Upcoming Local Events


 June 17, 2017

Adanac Ski Hill Sudbury On




June 18, 2017


Sudbury Canoe Club/ Sudbury Fitness Challenge Canoe Race 2017

Event start location: new SCC club house - 206 Ramsey Lake Road
Tandem Canoes/ Kayaks /SUPs other categories if the numbers merit it
Mens Womens and Mixed team categories
Distances: 4, 9, and 18.5 km races
Registration: 7:30am race day
Start: 9am
Awards and Draw Prizes given out
Cost: $25.00/person

Online Registration at: https://raceroster.com/events/2017/13104/sudbury-fitness-challenge-canoe-marathon

Sudbury Canoe Club Website

Contact Rob Marcolini @ 705.522.4195 or marco.renout@eastlink.ca





Run Club Update




Store News



Hello Runners and Walkers,


It's another beautiful day out there! That being said, make sure you hydrate well while enjoying the great outdoors!

Congrats to everyone who participated in the first of the Finlandia trail run series - it was a hot one but the post race freezies at the finish line helped both young, and young at heart to cool off fast :) Check out our facebook page for some pictures. The next of the series is scheduled for Saturday, July 22nd followed by Thursday, August 10th.

If you or anybody you know might be interested in our clinics, you are in luck as we have some coming up :) Beginning this Thursday, June 15th, we are offering a half marathon and marathon clinic in prep for the Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon in October. Also, Learn to Run and 5km lead by Catherine Perrin is set to start on Monday July 10th. Please help us spread the word!

20 minute challenge is coming up on July 19! Please sign up online at www.events.runningroom.com It is FREE to sign up, and everybody who signs up receives a FREE HAT!!! We encourage everyone to bring their friends and family and be active for 20 minutes!

Happy Father's Day to all dads out there! We are having a special Father's Day sale June 16 - 18 where you can save 25% of regular price items!

Happy Running and Walking everyone!

See you all tomorrow at the Run Club,

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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