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  Hello Everyone,                                                                                                                          July 27, 2017

  In this Issue:


  1. Rocks!! Wednesday Night Post Run
  2. Don't Miss the Beaton Classic
  3. 33rd Annual 20 Minute Challenge
  4. Finlandia Trail Series #2
  5. Sudbury Fitness Challenge Mountain Bike Tour
  6. Upcoming Local Events: July 30 Canaqua Sports SwimRun Challenge, Aug 10 Finlandia #3, Aug 13 Beaton Classic
  7. Running Room Run Club Update
  8. Track North News



Rocks!! Wednesday Night Post Run

A 10k run then peanuts and beer





August 13, 2017

Don’t miss the 2017 Beaton Classic!


The Beaton Classic is the 6th event in the Sudbury Fitness Challenge series. Challenge yourself in this unique Sudbury quadrathlon. Participate solo, in a pair, or a team of 4. Kids aged 8-12 can take part in the Beaton Youth triathlon.

All events are on Sunday August 13th at Moonlight Beach. The Beaton starts at 9am, with the Youth Tri following at 12pm.

For more information, registration forms and course maps see the links provided below.

Register online at the Running Room, paper forms available at the Outside Store (day of entries only for the Youth Tri):

Volunteers needed!

We are in need of volunteers for all aspects of our event. Students earn volunteer hours. Please consider helping out. Volunteers get a race t-shirt, home-made jam, and lots of amazing snacks.


Poster (PDF)


Manual Registration Form

Beaton Classic Route Maps

Beaton Classic Course Instructions

Contact: BeatonClassic@hotmail.ca


July 19, 2017

What is the 20 minute challenge?

The 20 minute challenge started in July 2004, which was the 20th anniversary of the Running Room. John Stanton invited the country to visit a Running Room and get active by walking or running for 20 minutes. This has become an annual event across the country. Everyone is encouraged to come out and bring friends and family to walk or run for 20 minutes, receive a FREE hat, and have fun.

This year we 99 participants came out to accept the challenge!!

More Photos Here


  July 23, 2017




All Photos Here

Congratulations to all the racers

All Results Here


The times to beat for the Sudbury Kettlebell Club Challenge are Jarod Milford (26:47) and Lindsay Moreau-Verlaan (28:42).
The male and female with the fastest time of the summer in the 6K earn $50 and a one month membership to the Sudbury Kettlebell Club. There is one more opportunity to beat those times. See you on Thursday August 10 at 6:16 pm.




  July 23, 2017

Family, Fun & Fitness Too!
Sudbury Fitness Challenge Mountain Bike Tour

PASCAL: Mountain bike tour offers something for everyone
By Randy Pascal, For The Sudbury Star
Monday, July 24, 2017

Sure, members of the Walden Mountain Bike Club were front and centre, as one might expect, at the Ionic Engineering Mountain Bike Tour Sunday in Naughton. But perhaps as much as any other single event that is part of the Sudbury Fitness Challenge, the cycling component enjoys a wide spectrum of participation, with distances and technical requirements that cater to all ages and skill sets.

Forty-six-year-old Scott Hopkins is now in his third year as an SFC mainstay, eventually conquering each of the sporting tests after coming up just short in 2015. “I thought I would do all events, right up to the swim, but I couldn’t do the swim, couldn’t swim the distance,” Hopkins acknowledged. “So I joined the Laurentian Masters swim team that winter. Last year, I did all the events, including the swim, and I won my age category (40-49). I’m mediocre in every event, but I’m back this year to check them all off,” he added with a laugh.

Hopkins, of course, is being far too hard on himself, having shown a solid proficiency and the ability to progress in each and every event. When it came to the Mountain Bike Tour, there was plenty of thought invested in finding the right fit. “It’s a little bit strategic,” said Hopkins. “The (WMBC) Wolfpak (racing team) will show up and they’re going to podium in everything, so I try and ride within my ability, which is the intermediate course, but then go the longer distances. I did the 20 kilometres, so that eliminates a lot of the competition.”

Ironically, while one might think that the tooth and nail battles occur with the younger generation, it might well be the categories for the parents of the kids where the most fierce battles are waged, relatively speaking. “I think the 40-year-olds and the 50-year-olds are the ones who might be the most competitive out here,” noted Hopkins. “Generally speaking, our children have grown up and we have a little bit more time, a little more time for yourself and training.”

Known first and foremost for her avid involvement in Nordic ski, Alison Godwin has not quite reached that stage of her life just yet. “My son is out here with three of his buddies, and they were doing the team relay,” she said of the eldest of her three children, part of a squad of seven and eight-year-olds. This represents a distinctly different approach to her riding than when Godwin was first introduced to the sport. “When I was getting into skiing a little more seriously, I started riding with Stephanie Tarlton, Bronwen Davies. They were skiers, primarily, but mountain bikers in the summer. I was way in over my head, following them on rides I never should have followed them on. “I ended up in the river, upside down, still clipped into my bike, but eventually, my skills came around. Now it’s just fun and the kids just love it, so we’re riding as a family, which is great.”

Having come a long way in her technical riding ability, Godwin was one of five women who tackled the 20-kilometre advanced circuit, placing right in the middle of the group in a time of 1:03:45. “It was fun,” she said after the race. “I didn’t have my kids hanging off me, and they said I came through every lap with a smile on my face. I wanted to clean the climbs that are challenging. That’s what I would consider a good race, that I didn’t have to get off my bike.”

While 18-year-old second year Laurentian Sports Administration student Casey Crowe might have finished at the bottom of pack of more experienced cyclists in the form of Colin Ward, Mike Nawalaniec and Hopkins, his placement really wasn’t all that much of a concern for a key member of the Sudbury Fitness Challenge team. “I picked up the role as statistician for this year, for sure, a volunteer role with (SFC organizer) Neil (Phipps),” said Crowe. “It was just something that I would like to get into, because getting into some community involvement is big for me. And I have a bit of background in data entry, that sort of thing.” An on-and-off participant during his high school days at Lo-Ellen, Crowe has now been exposed to a completely different aspect of the Sudbury Fitness Challenge from the one he enjoyed as an athlete. “It’s more about learning what is going on with all of the events,” said Crowe. “I’ve been attending most of them now, versus the one or two that I might have attended as a participant. Just seeing how everything is run, really going behind the scenes, set-up and take down, the weeks of planning. When it comes to the points and stuff, it’s pretty much as expected – but I can now understand why it takes so long to compile it all.”

Among the remaining highlights of the event:

Wolfpak rider Alex Anstice claimed top spot in the men’s 20-km advanced bracket, completing his opening lap in a blistering time of 14:00, and crossing the finish line in 43:30, with teammates Paul Guenette and Ian Sagle just minutes behind. Wanda Dewulf finished first in the female classification in the same race, posting a time of 1:01:29.

Monika Haring finished first in the 20-km intermediate division (1:13:37), while Emma Mourre and Joshua Rioux would show the way in the eight and under 350m dash. Other category winners included Hailey Larochelle, Noah Rioux, Megan Bischoff, Derek Thompson, Clew Meagher and Matthew Paventi.

Next up for the Sudbury Fitness Challenge is the uniqueness of the Beaton Classic, set to take place at Moonlight Beach come the morning of Sunday, Aug. 13.

Randy Pascal is That Sudbury Sports Guy. His column runs twice weekly.


Thank you so much to all of our volunteers who stepped up and helped out with getting the trails and venue ready for the SFC event this weekend...A big thanks to the registration and race /tear down crew for making it another great day with our new cycling friends and SFC family...It was great to see the WolfPak out as our club ambassadors to inspire future WolfPakers....Congratulations to all who put a number plate on their bikes today and also those who made lots of noise and took lots of pictures today.... Thank you to our generous sponsors as well as Walden Cross Country Fitness Club and NorthShore Search and Rescue who helped us put on a great event...The Ionic Engineering Corporate Challenge generated a $1000 donation to Cystic Fibrosis Canada on behalf of the challenge winners from Sessions Ride Co... A special tip of the hat goes out to Rusty Hopper for your tireless attention to detail...your energy is inspiring...See you all again on 13 Aug 2017 as the Beaton Classic Quadrathlon will descend on Moonlight Beach...Register now at The Running Room and The Outside store...Thank you all for spending the day with WMBC!!!





Upcoming Local Events


  July 30, 2017

Canaqua Sports SwimRun Challenge


Kivi Park


Event Registration

Canaqua Sports is proud to present its first ever SwimRun Challenge in beautiful Kivi Park in Sudbury On. Swim and run through this 300+ acre wonderland in northern Ontario.

Sudbury SwimRun ChallengeDate July 30 2017Location Kivi Park, Sudbury Ontario Note that space is limited to the first 150 athletes, so don’t delay, get your entries in for this historic event. As a special incentive, register on or before January 31, 2017 and pay the early bird rate of $75.00. (see full information here)




  August 10, 2017


Finlandia Trail Map

Running Room Online Registration





Run Club Update




Store News


Good afternoon Runners and Walkers!!!

The Sun is shining bright again and we hope this message finds you Well, Healthy, and Happy! and hoping everybody had a good weekend. Congratulations to all Finlandia trail runners as well as those that participated in the Mountain bike races this weekend.

If you are looking to join a 5km or 10km clinic it is not to late as Catherine Perrin is just getting into the swing of things with her clinic members, as well Ania is coaching a Half Marathon clinic so if you are looking to do a race like Scotia Bank Half marathon this would be your chance to be well trained.

As well the Survivor Clinic is set to start next Monday July 31st 2017 in preparation for the CIBC run for the Cure on October 1st. Did I mention it is free for Cancer Survivors. Come sign up at the store or online at runningroom.com

As well remind your friends to re-opt in on receiving the run club email by logging into the running room website and giving the ok.

Happy Running Everybody!

See you all at Run Club 6pm sharp :)

Eric, Ania, Brendan, Kristina, Sam, and Caleb

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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