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Mike Woods Geneseo Cross Country Invitational
Rocks!! Wednesday pm
Bear Scat... or a big dog
Photos by Chelsea Tait
Thanks to Lise for organizing
the Sudbury Rocks!! Running Club Run for the Cure Team.
It was a beautiful day for a run and as always, a great
event. It was sad to see fewer participants than in
previous years, but the enthusiasm of everyone made
up for it.
I encouraged my step daughter, Ewa Ceccon to join our
team and told her she try to run as fast as she could
to give her an idea of how fast she actually can run.
For a woman that only runs once a week, if she's lucky,
she was amazing. Her time was 24 minutes, not sure of
the seconds, and she was the second female to cross
the finish line! We are very proud of her. Just think
of how fast she could be if Vince got a hold of her!
I was very happy with my time, crossing the finish line
at 27 minutes. I remember years ago when we trained
hard for races Vince used to tell us if we had enough
energy to wave for pictures we weren't running hard
enough. I have to tell you Vince, at the start of the
race I was thanking the volunteers and police officers.
By km 4 I was trying very hard not to stop, could barely
lift my hand and smile to the volunteers. I gave it
all that I had and was very proud of it, even in spite
of an injured, Stephanie Koett coming in a good 1 1/2
minutes earlier. Way to go Steph! I must say though
the best part of the race was watching Maureen Moustgaard
cross the finish line with a great big smile. She is
and always will be my inspiration to keep up this sport
that I love to do.
Years ago, Stephanie Koett, a long-distance runner,
ran a marathon in honour of her aunt who had passed
away from breast cancer. Years later, she herself was
“I had a pink ribbon
on my little runner’s bib,” Koett, 54, said.
“When I was diagnosed years later it devastated
me. The fact that I’m still standing here 12 years
later ... The proceeds from this race go to help us
survivors who need it, those who are going through.
It’s horrendous when you get diagnosed.”
Koett, a survivor of breast
cancer, participated with roughly 375 others in the
Canadian Cancer Society’s Run for the Cure at
Cambrian College on Sunday.
in this race for several years,” Koett said. “I’ve
also been run director for a couple of years. This is
close to my heart."
In 2015, Koett's sister-in-law
died from breast cancer. "So to me we’ve
gotta keep on fighting," Koett said. "This
is my little way to help contribute to that fight.”
Despite sustaining an injury
a few days ago, Koett pushed herself across the finish
line while being cheered on by a fair-sized crowd of
spectators and volunteers. “I probably shouldn’t
have been running today,” said Koett, who fell
during a training run leading up to Sunday's event.
“(My time) today was slower than what I would
have liked, but today was dedicated to my sister-in-law.
She was with me every step of the way.”
Some participants took
part in a one-kilometre run or walk, as well.
“This is big for
awareness and raising funds for research,” said
run director Telana Arseneau. “We’re trying
to connect with people with an event like this.”
Roughly 60 cancer survivors
took part in Sunday's Run for the Cure.
5k Run Award Winners
Nolan Moxam 19:52
Colin Burrell 20:26
Casey Crowe 20:39
Sara McIlraith 20:56
Eva Ceccon 24:21
Rachel Conway 25:15
Child 12 and under
Nolan Kulberg 22:16
Matthew Muzi 22:56
Emily Bradley 23:31
Stephanie Koett 25:38
Completes 100 Marathons
We had amazing weather for our races
in Prince Edward County on Sunday morning. It's a beautiful
route from Wellington to Picton through Sandbanks Provincial
Park. I completed my 83rd half marathon alongside my
good friends Nicole & Deb Patton. We are an awesome
completed his 100th full marathon. Sharing some of the
race with his friend Lee. The race organizers made sure
he had race bib #100 for the special day. Lots of congrats
from many and fun balloons and a yummy personalized
cake from Deb was much appreciated.
100 Ken Stubbings M50-59 38 28
5 01:49:20 03:39:47.7
Martin Parnell is our western SudburyRock!!
and a good friend of the group.
View his motivational
Sharing his own stories
of personal tragedy and triumph, Martin Parnell tells
us that life is a relay. In this humorous and insightful
presentation, Martin takes us from exploding out of
the blocks to hitting your stride, and finally to
passing the baton to the next wave of change makers.
Martin is passionate about making a difference in
the world, and inspiring others to do the same. He
lives by his adage, “In life you don’t
have to do much but you have to do something.”
In 2010, following a 25-year career in mining, Martin
started his "Quests for Kids" initiative.
Over the next five years he completed 10 "Quests".
These included running 250 marathons in one year,
setting five Guinness World Records in endurance events
and summiting Mount Kilimanjaro in 21 hours. At the
end of 2014, he had raised over $1.3m for the humanitarian
organization Right To Play and 27,000 children had
been given the gift of hope.
Martin's words: "
The Sudbury Rocks running club is where it all began".
Congratulations to all who participated in the annual
CIBC Run for the Cure. Heartfelt thank you to all
participants, volunteers, and organizers. Job well
done! Also, congratulations to our Run Club member
and clinic participant, Lisa Church, for being the
top online fundraiser! Also, congrats to the top online
teams: Candocrew (Catherine Perrin) and Sudbury Rocks!!
Running Club (Lise Perdue). Amazing job everybody!
With the summery weather spoiling us this fall, it's
hard to believe Thanksgiving weekend is almost here!
What does it mean to us runners? TURKEY GOBBLER time!
This annual trail run is happening on SUNDAY, October
8th at the Naughton Ski Trails and is the final event
of the Sudbury Fitness Challenge. Please register
online on the Running Room website, stop by the store
to register (cash or cheque only) or register the
day of. Race kit pick up is on Saturday, October 7th,
12 - 3pm at the Running Room. Please note, all participants
receive a special VIP 25% off discount. Don't miss
out on this sale!!!
Happy Running and Happy Thanksgiving!
Your Sudbury Running Room crew,
Eric, Ania, Cassandra, Sam, Erich, Cale
We have FREE run club Wednesday nights
at 6pm and Sunday mornings at 8:30am.
North News - by Dick
Mike Woods Geneseo
Cross Country Invitational
10/31/17, Letchworth State Park, Mount Morris, New
Bottomley Wins Geneseo!
Led by a stellar first place individual finish by
Jenny Bottomley, the Laurentian women’s cross
country running team placed 2nd out of 14 NCAA Division
III teams at the Mike Woods Geneseo Cross Country
Invitational in Letchworth State Park, New York this
weekend. The men’s team also raced well, placing
7th out of 17 teams.
Bottomley ran the 6km course in a personal best time
of 21:27, outpacing the field of 197 runners. She
was followed by Heidi Tuszkiewicz in 10th place, also
with a personal best time, in 22:25. Nicole Rich,
Megan Crocker and rookie, Nicole Sartor, all finished
in close succession, completing the scoring with a
19th, 20th and 22nd place finish. Their times were
23:11, 23:13 and 23:17 respectively. Jessie Nusselder
and rookie Megan Sippel acted as displacers, finishing
29th and 41st with times of 23:29 and 23:45.
The women’s squad’s time of 22:42 was
a meet record for the Vees, as was Bottomley’s
individual time. Bottomley ran 1:44 faster than her
time at this race last year. It was the first time
a Laurentian runner has won this race.
“Jenny was aggressive from the start, taking
the lead almost from the gun,” said Associate
Head Coach, Darren Jermyn. “She was challenged
by Geneseo runners Ramirez and Cossaro at the 4.5km
mark, but she put the hammer down with 800m to go
and was just flying at the finish.”
Paul Sagriff's finishing kick
In the men’s race, rookie runner, Paul Sagriff,
once again led the Voyageurs, placing 10th in the
large field of 238 runners from 17 teams. Sagriff,
a first year runner from Kingston, ran a personal
best time of 25:32 over the 8km course to finish in
the top 10 for the first time in his university career.
He was followed by Liam
Passi, who finished 23rd in a time of 25:32; Caleb
Beland who was 40th in 26:14; Sam Delage, who was
98th in 27:21 and Jarod Milford, who finished the
scoring a 122nd place finish and a time of 27:56.
Gordie Chown who was 156th in 28:40 and Mika Muinonen
who was 173rd in 29:16 acted as displacers.
“Paul showed great composure in a large field,
“said head coach, Dick Moss. “He worked
his way through the pack and kicked his way into the
top 10 on the home stretch. And the rest of the squad
ran well, with almost everybody, on both the men’s
and women’s teams, running personal bests or
Individual Results – Laurentian
10. Paul Sagriff, 25:32
23. Liam Passi, 25:54
40. Caleb Beland, 26:14
98. Sam Delage, 27:21
122. Jarod Milford, 27:56
156. Gordie Chown, 28:40
173. Mika Muinonen, 29:16
Team Scores – Men
1. Geneseo, 35
2. Rowan, 81
3. Oneonta, 90
4. Brockport, 129
5. Penn State Behrend, 158
6. Rochester, 191
7. Laurentian, 194
8. Fredonia, 222
9. Shenandoah, 315
10. Daemen, 335
11. Suny- ESF
12. Hobart, 363
13. Adrian 435
14. Alfred, 445
15. Finger Lakes CC
16. Hilbert, 490
17. Villa Maria, 534
The Voyageur running squads’
next race is the Marauder Bayfront XC Invitational
in Hamilton on Friday October 13.
Start of the women's
Team Pointing: LU Women’s Cross Country team
points to race winner, Jenny Bottomley.
Front Row (L to R): Meghan Sippel, Lindsay Robinson,
• Back Row (L to R): Lyndsay Greasley, Nicole
Rich, Jenny Bottomley (#394), Megan Crocker, Mackenzie
Crowther (trainer), Heidi Tuszkiewicz, Kelsey Lefebvre,
Natalie McConkey (trainer).