In this Issue:
- Rocks!! Wednesday Apres Run
- Personal tales from the Beaton
- Orillia Tri Becomes a Du
- Mudmoiselle 2017
- Upcoming Events: Ramsey
Tour September 10
- Running Room Run Club Update
- Track North News
Rocks Wednesday Apres Run
A good run finished off at Buzzy's
Personal Tales from the Beaton
By John Larmer
Some personal tales
of our family’s/team’s experiences from
a super fun “Beaton Classic” tradition:
Perhaps the highlight
of the many that have stuck to this always fun event
over the years, is the draw for the bike. This beauty
Kona is graciously provided by long time sponsors,
Don, Scott & all down at “The Outside
Store” where the service is supreme….go
there, you will not be disappointed!
But I digress…on
with the story. “You gotta be there to win”,
is the mantra those who’ve stayed on in anticipation
of winning this valuable post race prize usually
chant when a name is called. But sometimes that
person has already departed….for then odds
then go up, and we all get pumped in anticipation
of having another shot! :)
Now over the 30 years
or so that the Larmer kids have managed to ice a
team, (Yikes!), I must confess that certain team
members have enjoyed some success in this regard.
One D’arcy Ryan, of New Liskeard hockey legend
fame, being the first lucky recipient. Followed
closely by Jenny Bromage, solid distance swimmer,
annual SFC event volunteer, and chief household
manager of said Bromage/Larmer clan, being the second.
But this year it was
James’ turn to get the call….and that’s
when the comedy of being on team “Short Fuse”
once more comes into play! Chuck, I’m going
to leave this earlier part of our story for you
to sort…for you will undoubtedly go down in
the folk lore of Beaton comedy history, right in
there with another of my early paddlers, one James
Wickenden, who once managed a front page picture
in the Star the season he crashed the bike during
the tag on the rubberized tack up at L.U…..fortunately
his face was hidden from view as he bounced his
way on down the track that season, & into cartoon
comedy infamy…you see, he had neglected to
fasten his lid, and this got us DQ’d, &
on the very day we had finally managed to place….therefore
no medal that year! :) How did Kerry put it? Oh
ya, “rules are rules”. Yet in extending
a bit of kindness Jim’s way, I should now
point out that he was not a cyclist back then. So
the climb back up to the stadium proved quite a
challenge for a cycling novice such as he.
Anyway, James, this
years draw winner, who already owns 2 new bikes
from the Outside Store, (as well as a shed full
of other slightly used rigs!), was about to graciously
decline taking possession of said prize…much
to the chagrin of his original sponsor, who happened
at the time to be sorely in need of a new bike!
And that’s when yours truly, old “Short
Fuse” himself, nearly popped a vein in prodding
the lad into finally claiming the prize! Lol :)
In closing, the Beaton
Classic remains a supremely fun Sudbury tradition
for all who accept the challenge….the volunteers,
the organizers, long time sponsors like Dairy Queen,
The Outside Store, and the many new ones too….to
everybody involved, thanks a bunch! Did I mention
all the fun….now to get some kms in on this
beauty….before the rain starts up again!
Mudmoiselle in Sudbury
Getting down and dirty
for a good cause
Mudmoiselle event Saturday raises more than $57K for
cancer research 88
Brandi Chatwell and Melissa
Rioux (back row from left), Kate Eastwood (front row,
from left), Amber Nancoo, Lynn Venne and Ariel Bertin,
members of team Rack Attack, relax after Saturday's
obstacle run at Mudmoiselle, held at Adanac Ski Hill.
Sunny skies and ground still wet from
last week's heavy rains made for perfect conditions
for this year's Mudmoiselle event.
The 5K obstacle run is
held each year at Adanac Ski Hill to raise money for
the Canadian Cancer Society.
Justin Burns, community
fundraising specialist with the local Canadian Cancer
Society branch, said the day went off without a hitch.
"It was really good,”
Burns said. “The weather worked out really well
for us, which was great. We had a bit of rain during
the week, which made everything muddy. And then we
had a beautiful day today.
"We had about 420
participants, plus at least 50 volunteers that helped
make everything come together."
Again this year, the
Canadian Cancer Society partnered with Talos Steel,
who designed all of the obstacles participants encountered
event is a ladies mud run, for women only,”
Burns said. “It's a 5K mud obstacle course and
all funds raised at the event go towards the Canadian
Cancer Society, which goes to fund Canada's most promising
research and vital support services, including right
here in Sudbury."
This year they raised,
so far, $57,000, Burns said, with more donations still
Mucked Up Divas
Glenn Woods in Orillia
Sprint Triathlon ~750m-
You will begin your race with a 750
m swim in beautiful Lake Couchiching along with all
the other triathletes. The difference for Swim/Bike
athletes is that they all start together in one wave,
not sorted by age group. It is a beach and wave start.
You will swim in a clock-wise direction following
a rectangular pattern before returning to the transition.
All turns will be marked with large orange buoys.
The Bike Course would be noted as a little more “technical”
and begins with some short hills and turns but once
out of town there are some long flat sections where
you can build some speed. There are some rollers on
the course but nothing terribly difficult. The return
on the bike tends to be mostly down-hill so be sure
to check your speeds on your approach back to transition.
Once back in transition your race is considered over.
Catch your breath and when you are ready you can return
your timing chip to the ladies at the finish line.
ATTENTION - Orillia Athletes
THE SWIM FOR THE ORILLIA TRIATHLON HAS BEEN
CANCELLED FOR ALL EVENTS.
The swim has been cancelled due to
high pollution counts at Lake Couchiching Park.
We have been monitoring Lake Couchiching
throughout the week. For the duration of the week
water tests showed levels safe for swimming as deemed
by Triathlon Ontario. However, our most recent water
test which we received back today (taken Friday Aug
18) has showed results at 680ppm which is unsafe for
Your safety is of utmost importance
to us, as a result the race will proceed as a DUATHLON
for all events.
Duathlon Distances: Sprint Triathlon
(2km Run/33km Bike/7km Run)
Upcoming Local Events
& 21.1 k Roadraces
Continental Insulation Ramsey Tour is
taking place on Sunday, September 10 at Laurentian University
at 10:00 am.
EVENTS: 5 km and a 1/2
through the Running Room - or - Manual
If you have any questions
please feel free to contact Jesse Winters
PHONE: (705) 674-2293
Hello Runners and Walkers,
Hope all of you are doing well and enjoying your
Ramsey Lake Tour is approaching fast on Sunday, September
10th with the 1/2 marathon and 5km races. Sign up
Starting today through Sunday, August 27th selected
Asics are on sale. Stop by the store to take advantage
of this great sale! Nimbus 19 is $149.99 (vs. $199.99),
Kayano 24 is $164.99 (vs. 219.99), Cumulus 19 is $99.99
(vs. $159.99), and GT-2000 5 is $118.99 (vs. $169.99).
Also, ASICS apparel is 20% off :)
Our clinics are in full swing with Catherine's 5/10km
and Ania's and Ryan's half marathon. New clinics starting
in September!!! Who is in? If you know anybody who
might be interested, please spread the word!
Take care everybody and see you all tomorrow night
for our RUN CLUB! :)
Eric, Ania, Sam, Kristina, Caleb, Brendan
We have FREE run club Wednesday nights
at 6pm and Sunday mornings at 8:30am.
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