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  Hello Everyone,                                                                                                                         August 10, 2017

  In this Issue:


  1. Don't Miss the Beaton Classic
  2. 2017 CKC Marathon Canoe Championships
  3. Haw Run 10K in Little Current, August 5th,
  4. London Western triple jumper Caroline Ehrhardt credits special inspiration for stunning result
  5. Upcoming Local Events: Aug 10 Finlandia #3, Aug 13 Beaton Classic
  6. Running Room Run Club Update
  7. Track North News



August 13, 2017


Beaton Classic Update – This Sunday!!!

It’s not too late to join in the fun this Sunday August 13 at Moonlight Beach!



Online registration is open until Friday evening, and we will be at the Running Room Saturday from 12-4 for package pickup and in person registration. Registrations are only accepted on race morning for the DQ Kids triathlon. Eric is offering a special 25% discount at the Running Room on Saturday during package pickup for race participants, so don’t miss this opportunity to get a great deal!


The swim, paddle and run are status quo (same as years past), but the bike course had to be modified due to road construction.

A section of Moonlight Beach road from the railroad tracks to the beach has been re-done with hardpack, but there is still a fair bit of loose gravel on top. We have switched the near turnaround from the entrance to the beach to the 4 way stop at Bancroft/Moonlight. The far turnaround has been extended from Caruso St. to North St. to add a bit more distance. The course is still 3 laps, but only riding Moonlight Beach road out and back once to minimize time spend on the loose hard pack section. The distance will be just under 24km.

We are also routing the cyclists through the parking lot at Moonlight rather than the entrance road. The parking lot is gravel, but it is much smoother than the entrance road (pothole heaven). Cyclo-cross bikes are strongly recommended for this year.

Email us for more information beatonclassic@hotmail.ca



(Click on Maps for larger jpeg image)

(All Routes PDF Here)


                    Revised Bike Route                      Bike Route with Elevation                           Canoe Route                               Run Route with Elevation

Swim Route

Poster (PDF)


Manual Registration Form

Beaton Classic Course Instructions

Contact: BeatonClassic@hotmail.ca



2017 CKC
Marathon Canoe Championships

Championnat Canadien de Canot Marathon

All Photos Here


The Sudbury Canoe Club hosted this years’ Canadian National Canoe Marathon Championships.

Situated in the heart of Greater Sudbury, The Sudbury Canoe Club is located within the newly built Northern Water Sports Centre on the shore of Ramsey Lake, just minutes from the downtown core.

The race course started at the Northern Water Sports Centre/Sudbury Canoe Club. The 18km route skirted Ramsey's shoreline with a portage at Moonlight beach.

Some 40 paddlers from across the country, including a healthy delegation from Saskatchewan, British Columbia and southern Ontario, gathered in Sudbury for three days of competition.

“The weather compromised the course on Saturday, so we had to make some last-minute changes,” event co-organizer Aaron Hutchings said. “We were going to circumnavigate Ramsey Lake and go into South Bay and around some islands and such, but because we had such a large fetch on the water, we were getting some pretty turbulent conditions on the south shore.

“We adjusted so that we were basically going along the north shore all the way down to Moonlight Beach, turning around and coming back, to provide the paddlers a little more shelter.”

The efforts were appreciated by one and all, including 59 year-old Mississauga resident Darryl Bohm, a native of South Africa and no stranger to Sudbury, competing in a handful of events in this region, including the recent kayak polo championships.

“I know this place very well,” said the Master Men II ICFK champion, posting a time of 1:21.52, and finishing first the next day in a K2 event. “It’s an enjoyable course and that’s what’s great with the marathon, you take the water as it comes. It was a little rough yesterday. But you’ve got a lovely lake here, great for paddling.”

Results Here

Video here: http://northernontario.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1183084&binId=1.1142313&playlistPageNum=1#1183084





Haw Run 10K in Little Current, August 5th,
by Tim Quetton

Steve Fessenden and Tim Quetton at the Hawe Run


Greetings from the Haw Run 10K in Little Current, August 5th,

1st place went to Rob Campbell in 37:43
2nd Gord Chown 40:18
3rd Lindsay Moreau-Verlaan 40:34

Steve Fessenden 47:38 and
Tim Quetton 51:19 wonder where is Taus? #whereisTaus


Many thanks to Nelson Wood and everyone else for putting together the 10, 5 and kids' 1K!





London Western triple jumper Caroline Ehrhardt credits special inspiration for stunning result

By Morris Dalla Costa, The London Free Press
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 3:57:46 EDT PM

London decathlete Taylor Stewart and Caroline Ehrhardt a triple jumper, both won gold medals at the Francophone games in the Ivory Coast in Africa last week. (MIKE HENSEN, The London Free Press)

It’s a performance that would challenge even the most pragmatic, the most practical, the most level-headed among us to deviate from what is our normal.

It would capture the imagination of the most whimsical, most romantic, most esoteric -- those who believe in the impossible.

It’s a story of strength, determination and belief in power somehow transferred by those who love us.

It’s not a question of believing in the hard-to-believe because the end-product was the proof at a time that was among the darkest for track and field athlete Caroline Ehrhardt and her fiancé, decathlete Taylor Stewart.

Ehrhardt had a special bond with her 69-year-old father Klaus. He was her father but also her supporter, friend and biggest fan. They grew especially close as Klaus nurtured Ehrhardt and her two sisters through the pain of losing their mother to cancer when Ehrhardt was in elementary school.

Ehrhardt, from Espanola, showed promise in track and field and Klaus wanted her to have something to distract her from her mother’s death.

He also wanted a way to keep an eye on his young daughter, so to make sure she wouldn’t have to train in what Ehrhardt calls “some of the tougher places in Espanola,” Klaus built a jumping pit in their backyard.

“It’s still there today,” she says.



Caroline and dad Klaus

Ehrhardt, now 25, came to Western University and competed in track and field. Her specialty was the triple jump. It’s also where she met Stewart.

Throughout his daughter's university and international career, Klaus would be at her events.

He was watching in early July when competing for London Western Track and Field Club, Ehrhardt won the triple jump at the Canadian championships, covering 13.53 metres. He also watched as Stewart finished second in the decathlon.

Two days after the meet concluded, Ehrhardt got a call that turned her world around. Her father had died of a heart attack.

Just a month and a half earlier, Stewart had lost his stepfather to cancer.

“Trying to help my mother out and then with Klaus -- I was very close to Klaus. It was a big shock,” Stewart said. “It was the hardest thing I’ve been through, watching (Caroline) go through what she went through.”

In the fog that followed the death of her father, Ehrhardt had to make a decision. Both she and Stewart were scheduled to compete in the Francophone Games in the Ivory Coast in Africa beginning July 23. Ehrhardt did almost no training. She couldn’t eat and lost eight pounds.

After talking with Stewart she decided she would travel to the Games even though she wasn’t sure she would compete.

“I still don’t know how I did it, to be honest,” Ehrhardt said. “It was huge that Taylor was there. I don’t think I would have gotten on the plane if he wasn’t. I would have had to grieve by myself over there. Knowing my dad and how supportive he’s been of my journey in sport, I know that wherever he is, he would have been disappointed if I’d had a poor performance because of him. So I just tried to keep that in mind . . . how happy he would have been if I did my best. I still can’t really believe I did what I did.”

The triple jump was held on July 24.

“Watching her warm up before the competition, I knew it was going to be a good day by how well she looked,” Stewart said. “By her second jump, 13.45, I kind of knew something good was going to be in store.”

Her third jump was 13.55, a personal best. On her fifth jump she flew 13.65 and the emotion started to get to her.

“After 13.65, I knew that I was going to break down a little bit,” Ehrhardt said. “But I knew that there was more, I had a little more. When I went 13.83, I just lost it. I broke down. I was so happy I did that but sad that I couldn’t tell him. I know that he knows but . . . “

The 13.83 was 30 centimetres better than she’d ever jumped going into the competition.

July 24, the day she competed in the triple jump, would have been her father’s 69th birthday.

“Even from just an emotional standpoint, how is it possible that I did what I did?” she said. “From just the physical side, I didn’t train for two weeks, I’d lost eight pounds. It was impossible to eat. How is it when times I thought I was in the best shape of my life and I’ve had the best practices going into competitions, I haven’t touched the distances that I did in Africa? After everything I’ve been through, someone was helping me.”

Ehrhardt says it was one of the hardest things she’s had to do.

“It was tough,” she said. “I didn’t try to put on a brave face or anything or fight the emotions. I just took everything as it came. If I was sad, I’d cry. If I was mad, I’d talk it through with Taylor and talk myself through the grieving process, just keeping in mind on July 24th at 4 p.m., I’m going to jump the best I can for him.”

Stewart also had an outstanding meet. He won the decathlon with 7,852 points, just short of the magic 8,000-point barrier. He too might have had some help.

“Even before Taylor and I were dating, (Klaus) was a huge fan of Taylor because he followed the track world. He was pretty excited when we started dating,” Ehrhardt said.

London Western coach Vickie Croley was astonished by the results, considering the circumstances.

“What they did was incredible and showed the strength of the human spirit,” Croley said. “They had each other’s support and the support of family, coaches and friends. When circumstances aren’t good, athletes need to remember they aren’t in it alone and they have the support of so many to help them achieve what they are capable of.

“I’m so proud of both of them and would have been even if the results weren’t as strong.”

The two are getting married next October, but the strong results over the last few weeks have reinvigorated their desire to continue to compete.

“We were starting to question how much longer we would be doing this,” Stewart said.

“There were two different factors,” explained Ehrhardt. “When you are in university, this is something we’re going to do, but now we are getting married and there are other things we want to do. We want to have a career. Do we really want to keep making these sacrifices? Maybe when we get married, we pursue something else.

“But now with the results being so promising, how can you not go for another Olympics?”

If that’s the case they’ll both know someone will be there to help them.


Upcoming Local Events


  August 10, 2017


Finlandia Trail Map

Running Room Online Registration





Run Club Update




Store News

Hello everybody :)

Hope this message finds you all well and happy.

There are a couple of fun events coming up soon in the area. First, the last of Finlandia Trail Run series is happening this Thursday at the Laurentian track. Registration starts at 5pm, followed by the 1km fun run, 3km, and 6km trail run at 6:15pm. Hope to see many of you there!

Sudbury Beaton Classic is this Sunday, August 13th. The race kit pick up will be on Saturday at the Running Room between 12 and 4pm. Please note we have a special VIP pricing for all participants - 25% off at the store on Saturday during the race kit pick-up. Take advantage of this special pricing and stock up on your favourite shoes, apparel, and accessories.

Ramsey Lake Tour 1/2 marathon and 5km run is coming up on Sunday, Septemer 10th. Stop by the store to register!

Starting today, August 8th, until August 13th all hydration accessories are 25% off and all nutrition products are 10% off. Don't miss out on this great deal and stop by the store!

See you all on Wednesday for the Run Club! Yay!

Happy Running,

Eric, Ania, Sam, Brendan, Kristina, Caleb


We have FREE run club Wednesday nights at 6pm and Sunday mornings at 8:30am.






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