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      Hello Everyone,                                                                                                            January 4, 2018                                                      

     In this Issue:


  1. Happy New Year from the Rocks!!
  2. Dec 31 Resolution Run
  3. Rocks Wednesday Pm Run
  5. 10 running resolutions to keep in 2018
  6. Upcoming Events:  Sofie Loppet and Hypo Half
  7. Running Room Run Club Update
  8. Track North News  







Have the best New Year ever!




  December 31, 2017


December 31, 2017 Sudbury On


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SudburyRocks!! Wednesday Pm Run January 4, 2018

Rocks!! at shelter on Laurentian Lake trails





January 1, 2017 Jamie McDonald writes:

A few days ago, I landed in Sudbury, Ontario. This was the spot during my run across Canada where I met SuperMum Cindy on the side of the road - and she gave me her two most powerful keepsakes, to inspire me to keep going.

I’ve just re-connected with Cindy at one of the book signing talks, so I wanted to share the story from four years ago. Here’s the extract from my book:


“...A few miles later a woman called Cindy turned up. She’d been at the talk in Sudbury the other night. She was shivering from emotion rather than the cold, ‘I feel like I haven’t been able to express how much I love what you’re doing.’ ‘Oh, don’t worry,’ I said.

Cindy spoke, ‘I have a wooden cabinet at home. Inside are some keepsakes related to my son Johnathan who died nine years ago. He was only thirteen years old.’ ‘I’m sorry.’

She pulled out a cute little alligator toy made from green, black and white beads. ‘Johnathan made this while he was staying at SickKids Hospital. When he gave it to me, he said, “Here, Mom, this is for you so you’ll never be alone.”’

‘Cindy,’ I said, touching the lump in my throat, ‘I can’t take this—’

‘Please, Jamie, I insist.’ She also handed me a gold ‘Starlight Hero Award’ medal that the hospital had given Johnathan. I couldn’t find words powerful enough to thank Cindy properly. I hung both the mementos off Caesar, vowing for the sake of Johnathan’s memory to finish this adventure and raise as much money as I possible could”......................

It’s incredibly special to be back here again in Sudbury, giving a talk and having Cindy and her husband in the audience.


As well as seeing Cindy again, it was nice to see Vince ‘The Machine’ Perdue, who ran with me for a few days, in and out of Sudbury all those years ago.

As icing on the Sudbury cake I’m staying with Mamma Bear Barb McDougall and her family. They have taken us into their home & their hearts! We spent New Year’s Eve watching a Jackie Chan film, what more could you want for a start in 2018!



Rocks!! and Friends meet Jamie at the new Sudbury Library December 31, 2017

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10 running resolutions to keep in 2018
Aim to accomplish a new goal and challenge yourself in 2018

December 27th, 2017 by Tim Huebsch

Every year, Jan. 1 is the day when New Year’s resolutions begin to face the test of time. Goals are set and the first day of the year marks action getting underway.

Runners are known for setting ambitious goals, whether that means chasing a lofty PB, racing for the first time, or not racing at all but setting a personal milestone. The tricky part of running is that it may take weeks and months to see the progress.

With 2018 on the horizon, here are 10 running resolutions you can set and try to follow through on in the new year.

And remember, as coach John Lofranco wrote for Canadian Running, “our resolutions, while they might be fairly specific (they have to be in order to succeed), usually serve a more general purpose.” Did you miss one day here and there but stay consistent overall? No big deal as it’s the big picture that matters.

Enter a new (for you) race

Is your routine of the same races starting to feel stale? Try an event you’ve never done before. There will likely be the thrill of conquering the unknown. And though you may not know the course like you do at your home race, the new environment and scenery may mean time passes by quicker.

A reminder that registering early in the year for a race often means saving a few bucks down the line when the deadline nears and early-bird registration ends.

Try a new surface

Like trying a new race, take change a step further and hit the trails or cross-country course. Or, if you’re an avid trail junkie, try testing out flat land by racing on the roads.

Start or continue a run streak

A run streak means you’ll be putting in consistent mileage on a week-to-week and month-to-month basis so you’ll be on track to be in PB-fitness. Just don’t be discouraged by those who have hit the 10,000-day mark.

Keep a training log

Keeping tabs on where you are in training is always a good idea. It’s helpful to look back on past workouts to see where things may have gone wrong or, if you set a big PB, it’s motivating to see just how far you’ve come. With the rise of GPS watches, a training log can be kept almost automatically.

Add or cut out a routine
Challenge yourself by dropping a habit you’ve wanted to kick for some time, or, alternatively, push yourself in other ways by adding in a specific type of cross-training here and there or attempt to master a strength training exercise.

Join a run group

Running in a group may help keep you accountable towards your goals and opens the door to meeting new people in the community.

Try to qualify for an exclusive race

Certain races have specific qualifying standards like the Boston Marathon. If you’re not ready to attempt to qualify in 2018, at least check out what the qualifying standards are for future years. You can likely cut off more time from your PB than you think.

Listen to your body

Runners are used to pain, whether it’s in training or on race day. Sometimes too much pain is a bad thing. In 2018, convince yourself that you can take a day off here and there if you feel an injury coming on. An intermittent or weekly day off is better than needing to take weeks and months off at a time.

Try a big city race

There’s a certain feeling to big-city races as thousands, sometimes in the tens of thousands, of runners take over downtown and the surrounding area. The high volume of runners means there’s a good chance you’ll have someone to run with for much of the race (albeit there may be more bumping), and that could lead you to a PB.







Upcoming Local Events

  February 11, 2018


The events are on Sunday. Para nordic 1.5km - stadium and shed. 5km - gully, shed, wall, extension, 1 lap. 16km - gully, shed, wall, sophies, extension, two laps, 24km - 3laps. All races start on the field and all races conclude with one lap of the stadium.

Tentative start times on Sunday are 10:00 for the para nordic and 10:30 for the loppet.




  February 18th, 2018


Half Marathon, 10km and 5km Races


Sudbury Running Room - View Map
Cedar Pointe Plaza
117-1984 Regent St
Sudbury, ON P3E 5S1


9:00 a.m.

Event Information and Registration

Course Map








Run Club Update




Store News


Good afternoon fellow Runner's and Walker's

I just want to say first of all Happy New Years and welcome to 2018. Whatever you have planned for the new year ahead if its to run your first Half or Full marathon or simply just have fun with running, run with the Running Room and what better way to start it is by welcoming in the new year by running the resolution run. Even though it may have been quite chilly on December 31st in Sudbury it turned out to be a fantastic event as always. Thank-you to the volunteers that came out and helped as it would be very difficult to put on this event without you but most of all thank-you to the runner's and walker's that took part.

See you all tonight at Run Club and remember to dress warm...

Eric, Ania, Cassandra, Brendan, Sam, Erich, Caleb

Training Program NewsThere is supposed to be a Learn to Run and 5km clinics starting Monday January 8th at 6pm but I am going to push it back a week to the following Monday January 15th to hopefully generate more interest, I am sorry for the inconvenience this may cause.


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






Track North News - by Dick Moss



Dick Moss, Head Coach
Laurentian XC/Track Team
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For information call me.
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