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  Hello Everyone,                                                                                                                         October 26, 2017

  In this Issue:


  1. Toronto Waterfront Marathon
  2. Rocks!! Wednesday pm Run + Saturday Around Laurentian
  3. Upcoming Events: November 12  Run to Remember College Boreal and Dec 2 Santa Shuffle
  4. Running Room Run Club Update
  5. Track North News  



Philemon Rono breaks two records, scores massive payday at Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon
Philemon Rono has now run the fastest marathon in Canada

October 22nd, 2017 by Sinead Mulhern

Kenyan runner Philemon Rono was the champion of the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon on Sunday, winning with a time of 2:06:51.

Updated on Sunday, Oct. 22, 1:30 p.m.

Sunday morning was a massive pay day at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon for defending champion Philemon Rono. Rono’s 2:06:51 marathon broke three significant marks on the course in the big Canadian city this morning: a personal best, a course record and the Canadian all-comers record. He’ll be flying home to Kenya now with an extra C $75,000 in the bank.

For international elites, toeing the start line means much more than updating the PB in the record books – running the marathon in Toronto means showing up for a huge pay day. It’s what they train for year-round.

The Kenyan athlete has now run the fastest marathon on Canadian ground having beat the previous mark by just three seconds. The previous all-comers record was 2:06:54 set by Yemane Tsegaye in 2014. Slicing just three seconds off that record means an extra $50,000 now for Rono who also was the champion at the Toronto race last year.

This means that Rono has proved himself once again. Last year, he showed up in Toronto hungry for the win however moments before the start, a guard rail fell on his head temporarily knocking him out. He ran anyway and was first across the line running 2:08:27.

Rono’s nickname back home is rather obscure. They call him “Baby Police” as he’s a police officer with a youthful face. He ran strong in Toronto today with Kenya’s Dickson Chumba bring his major competition. It was a fast one from the get-go though and for those watching, it was clear that the Canadian all-comers record was in jeopardy. The lead pack of men went through 5K in 14:41, 10K in 29:29 and 21K in 1:02:38. In the final push, it was between Chumba and Rono but Rono was able to open up a gap and leave Chumba in the dust.

Still second and third place cash in on $15,000 and $8,000 respectively. Chumba finished second running 2:09:11 with Solomon Deksisa (Ethiopia) placing third in 2:11:27.

Ethiopia's Marta Megra won the overall women's title with a time of 2:28:17. (Kim Cho/Twitter)

Marta Megra
While Rono was clearly the man of the hour for anyone who was spectating the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon today, he wasn’t the only one celebrating victory at the IAAF Gold Label race today. Marta Megra of Ethiopia is a seasoned marathon runner and used to spending some time on the podium. The 26-year-old elite entered the race with a 2:24:32 PB to her name which she set in China last year. She was also competitive at Tokyp – one of the World Marathon Majors – having placed fifth in February.

The women’s race got off to a quick start although not as blazing-fast as the men’s. The lead pack split 33:17 at the 10K mark and went through the halfway point at 1:11:01. The course record stood at 2:22:43 (which also happens to be the Canadian soil record) and as the race played out in Toronto this morning, that mark did not seem to be at risk.

In the end, Megra clocked 2:28:20 for the gold medal and an average pace of 3:31 per kilometre. That’s the first time she has won a marathon of this caliber. It seemed to be a struggle in the final stretch for Megra as she did not seem nearly as enthusiastic as Rono. Behind her was Sutume Asefa who ran 2:2:26 and Sarah Jebet who placed third running 2:30:02.

The weather in Toronto today was unseasonably warm for late October: 12 C at the start line 16 C at the finish.

Sudbury and friends in Toronto

Katie Keir shows off unique Waterfront Medal

All Photos Here

A big congratulations to all Sudbury runners and friends who took part in the Toronto Waterfront events on Sunday.

Of special note, in the marathon Kaylie Iserhoff ran a new personal best finishing in 3:26:04. Tricia Grynspan qualified for Boston in her first ever marathon finishing in 3:46:25. On completion Tricia stated: "I owe this race to Henry J Wong who sacrificed his own race results to encourage and motivate me". Henry paced Tricia until the halfway point where, job done, he let her speed way. Henry finished in 4:50:47.

In the half marathon Scott Ringuette ran a very fast 1:30:45 in his very first half event. Scott is relatively new to the running scene and by his speed he'll probably stick with it. Ali Cummings was very close behind turning a 1:32:18. Two other locals ran sub 1:40 paces. Michael Raskevicius crossed the line in 1:39:32 and Chantal Dagostino followed him through the chute in 1:39:34.

Rocks!! friend Xavier Icardo took many of the supplied photos. He commented: "I was lucky enough to see these ladies run today ! Tricia was looking very strong, coached by Josh, Ali was too fast, as usual, as she saw me before I could see her ( so much for the picture ... ) and Kaylie Iserhoff was very very consistent, pacing in an incredible way !Such a great day to support so many friends doing, again, the extraordinary.(Ali Cummings, please slow down next time so I can take a pic...")

A member of our family took part in the 5km event. Katie Keir completed the distance in a not too shabby 31:43 and displays the medal (opposite) as proof. She promises to return next year to break the 30 minute barrier.


All Results here


Ed Whitlock Remembered

Late running superstar Ed Whitlock of Milton, Ont., who famously smashed several senior running records was honoured at the Toronto marathon on Sunday. The octogenarian and champion runner was lauded for finishing marathons in about the time of many runners half his age.

Whitlock set a world record for his age group during last year's race when he was 85 years old. He finished the marathon in just 3:56:33.

Whitlock remains the first and only runner in the world over 70 years old to run a sub-three-hour marathon. He accomplished this in Toronto in 2003. He is also the oldest man ever to run a marathon in under four hours.

His world records were also commemorated on a tribute wall where participants and fans wrote handwritten messages. A display of memorabilia, including Whitlock's famous faded teal singlets, scuffed Brookes running shoes, medals, trophies and photos accompanied the wall. Whitlock's famous faded teal singlets, scuffed Brookes running shoes, medals, trophies and photos accompanied the wall.





Rocks!! Wednesday Pm Run

+ Saturday around Laurentian Lake

Running Room Start


Mallards Green park

Apres Run at our RESERVED table

1664 on the Menu for the WERG (Wedneday Evening Run Group)

The very select WRCS ( Wednesday Running Club of Sintra )

A group of ONE

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Rocks!! Run around Laurentian Lake

October 21, 2017








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Hello Runner's and Walker's,

Hello Runners and Walkers!

Congratulations to all who participated in the Scotia Bank Toronto Waterfront event this past weekend. You all did amazing with the tough conditions now you can all rest and recover you deserve it.

As well Running Room is offering some end of the season shoe deals starting today October 25th till Oct 29th- so the Asics shoes on-sale are the GT 2000-5 $120.00, Gel-Cumulus 18 $100.00, Gel-Kayano 23 $140.00, Gel-Nimbus 19 $160.00

Mizuno Wave Rider 20 is $120.00 and the Wave Inspire 13 is $140.00

NIke Vomero 12 $145.00

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 17 is $130.00

Also Running Room is offering 20% off regular priced Nike and Asics apparel

Finally Good luck to those that are participating in the Haunted Hustle this Sunday.

See you all at Run Club tonight at 6pm Cheers

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