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      Hello Everyone,                                                                                                            February 8, 2018                                                      

     In this Issue:


  1. Cross Out Cancer Ski Loppet
  2. Rocks Winter Outdoor Action
  3. Upcoming Events:  Love to Run 5k, Sofie Loppet and Hypo Half
  4. Running Room Run Club Update: 
  5. Track North News  York University Open Indoor Track Meet Feb 2, 2018




   February 4, 2018

Cross Out Cancer
Ski Loppet

Sunday, February 4th 2018

Fitness series at Kivi Park gets people moving
Northern Cancer Foundation hosts its first event from the MOVE – The Kivi Park Fitness Series

5k and 15k Ski Loppet Start

All Photos Here

Video Here: https://vimeo.com/254552484

On behalf of the Northern Cancer Foundation, I want to extend a heart-felt thank you for your commitment to making the Cross Out Cancer Ski Loppet event so successful. We are extremely proud of this first-time event and are really excited to see the rest of the MOVE - Kivi Park Fitness Series grow.
Your generous contribution will make our vision a reality by helping us raise much needed funds for local cancer care.

As we continue to grow as a local foundation, please know that your support for events like the Cross Out Cancer Ski Loppet plays a vital role in supporting the Northern Cancer Foundation with funds for the Northeast Cancer Centre.

A huge thank you to Brent Wohlberg from Artifact Media for this fantastic video (link above) from Sunday’s event! I’m sure you will find yourself in there!!

Thank you!

Elizabeth Taillefer

Special Events / Marketing Manager
Northern Cancer Foundation


The snow and extreme cold were no barriers for the many local families that came out to move for The Kivi Park Fitness Series.

Northern Cancer Foundation (NCF) has partnered up with Kivi Park to host a series of outdoor events that will ensure our community remains active throughout the winter.

“We are trying to promote activity, because one of the things to improving your chances of not getting cancer is to lead an active lifestyle, and exercising and doing things outside is part of that,” Tannys Laughren, executive director of Northern Cancer Foundation, said, “And also we wanted to get the entire family involved, so parents don’t have to leave their kids home and the kids can be active, too.”

Today's event, the Cross Out Cancer Ski Loppet, offered three different races, a one-km race for kids, a five-km race and a 15-km race with all routes taking place on the groomed trails of Kivi Park.

The next event in line for the fitness series is a snowshoe run on March 4 with other events like cancer centre walk/run/bike for hope, a mud run, stand-up paddleboard race and mountain bike race to close the series.


Kivi Park Hosts Inaugural Ski Loppet – A Hidden Gem - by Sara McIlraith

Whether you have run, hiked, biked, skied or walked your dog, chances are you’ve had the opportunity to enjoy this new park in our city. Our Rocks!!! Wednesday night group runs have even been held on the Kivi trails. The beauty of Kivi Park is its accessibility. There are trails for every level, from wide gravel paths even rollerskis can use to challenging steep single track sections.

The Northern Cancer Foundation has tapped into the enthusiasm of Kivi with their MOVE Fitness Series. Like an off-road version of the Sudbury Fitness Challenge series, this series also focuses on getting Sudburians active and challenging themselves at any level. All 6 events are held at Kivi park. The first event of the MOVE series, the Cross Out Cancer Ski Loppet, was held this past Sunday.

A ski loppet, by definition, is "a recreational mass participation classic cross-country ski event”. While some skiers take it very seriously, the heart of the loppet is participation. The Kivi Park loppet featured a kids 1k distance, as well as a 5k and 15k. The trails were groomed to perfection, 2 tracks set around the entire 5k loop. Local ski legend Bob Hanson planned an interesting course with enough to challenge every skier, but nothing too technical. No herringbone required.



The largest race, by far, was the kids event. I love seeing kids enjoying skiing. It is a lifelong sport that never ceases to challenge and reward you. Developing a love of skiing at a young age will set the foundations for a lifelong athlete. With arms and legs flying, the kids rallied for positions out the start gate. The course finishes with a small downhill. You could feel the energy from the smiles on their faces as they tucked down the hill trying to squeeze out every last bit of speed.

Next up was the 5 and 15k events. I finished my warmup, and headed to the start line. Looking around, I was panicked that I had missed the start. Tim Tindall assured me that I had not, and that there was just a very small gathering of skiers taking part. It always makes me sad when only a few souls make the effort to get out and participate. I know first-hand the effort involved in putting on a fitness event. We organize these events because we believe in the physical and mental benefits of taking part. We provide an opportunity to challenge yourself, motivate you to be and stay active, and a time to get together and have fun with your fitness community.

While we were a small group, everyone who came skied their hearts out. From those of you trying desperately to keep up with Jody Waddell towing his son in the pulk, to us long haul distance junkies hoping our lungs don’t implode on the 3rd time climbing the steep hill, we finished with a huge feeling of accomplishment. Something that is reserved for those times you put yourself out there and try your best. And for me, the loppet provided the opportunity to ski beside Colin Cameron, heading to the Olympics to race this month, and Tim Tindall, former OFSAA ski champion.

I hope that Kivi Park continues to host ski loppets, and that maybe next year I will line up with a huge crowd of excited skiers looking for that sense of accomplishment.



All Results Here





  February 7, 2018

Rocks!! Winter Outdoor Action

Ania at Laurentian

Friends at Laurentian

Dave at Laurentian

Vince at Laurentian


Friends at Laurentian

Friends at Laurentian

These Rocks!!! traded in their running shoes for skis today.
Thanks for the ski Brent Walker Amanda Kosmerly Monika August and Elizabeth Priebe!

Wednesday evening run on Loach's path

Post Run







Upcoming Local Events


    February 10, 2018

FEB 10
Love 2 Run 5km
Public · Hosted by Running Room (Sudbury)

Saturday, February 10 at 9 AM - 12 PM

Running Room (Sudbury)
117-1984 Regent Street, Sudbury, Ontario P3E 5S1




  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


Hello All :)

Hope everybody is doing well.

We have a couple exciting events coming up!

1. Love 2 Run 5km on Saturday February 10th. Registration is FREE at www.runningroom.com Grab a friend, family member, or your loved one and join us for this fun event.

2. Hypothermic half marathon, 10km, and 5km is coming up on Sunday, February 18th! This event sold out last year so don't wait and sign up today at www.runningroom.com All runners receive a free brunch, a backpack, and a neck warmer! Also, if you decide not to run this year, please consider to VOLUNTEER! In order to have a successful race, we rely on volunteers. Please spread the word! All volunteers receive a free brunch at Buzzy Browns :)

See you all tomorrow for the Run Club at 6pm :)

Eric, Erich, Ania, Cassandra, Sam, Caleb.


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






Track North News - by Dick Moss



York University Open Indoor Track Meet
Feb 2, 2018

"Liam Pedersen1" (wearing the "V")

The Laurentian indoor track team competed at the York University Indoor Track Meet this weekend, returning with two medals, one OUA qualifying standard, one school record and seven personal-best performances.

The women’s 1500m was notable, with Heidi Tuszkiewicz placing 2nd with a 4-second personal best time of 4:38.51. Nicole Rich also set a 4-second personal best, 4:49.48, to qualify for the OUA Championships, and Megan Crocker set a 6-second season best time of 4:44.05 to place 6th.

The women’s 4 x 800m relay team placed 1st with a school record time of 9:37.52, shattering the old record by over 23 seconds.

In all, personal best times were run by Danielle Roy, Esther Nabatanzi, Heidi Tuszkiewicz, Nicole Rich, Kelsey Lefebvre, Jarod Milford and the 4 x 800m relay.

Over 600 athletes from twelve universities competed, including Brock, Guelph, Laurier, McMaster, RMC, Ryerson, Toronto, Waterloo, Windsor, Laurentian, York and Alberta’s MacEwan University. Open athletes from 43 track clubs were also involved.

“Many of our runners have already qualified for the OUA’s,” said head coach, Dick Moss. “So, their goal in this meet was to improve their times and set personal bests. We did a lot of good work today.”

The Laurentian track team's next event is the Carleton Last Chance Meet in two weeks, followed by the OUA championships the week after.

"Natasha Mayer1" (Natasha Mayer in the 600m - #1169)

Check out Heidi Tuszkiewicz' Vlog of the York Open trip! Tons of fun! Great job, Heidi!!


Results - Laurentian


Women's 60m
27. Hannah Merjavec, 8.12
31. Danielle Roy, 8.16 (Season PB)
42. Kirsten Crowe, 8.30 (OUA Standard)
74. Esther Nabatanzi, 9.28

Women's 300m
30. Kirsten Crowe, 42.89
31. Natasha Mayer, 42.91
66. Esther Nabatanzi, 50.79 (PB)

Women’s 600m
13. Natasha Mayer, 1:41.48 (PB)

Women’s 1500m
2. Heidi Tuszkiewicz, 4:38.51 (PB)
6. Megan Crocker, 4:44.05
9. Nicole Rich, 4:49.48 (PB - OUA Standard)
12. Jenny Bottomley, 4:54.63
13. Jessie Nusselder, 4:54.63
24. Lindsay Robinson, 5:11.58
32. Lyndsay Greasley, 5:29.67
33. Kelsey Lefebvre, 5:36.23

Women's 3000m
5. Lyndsay Greasley, 11:48
6. Kelsey Lefebvre, 11:58 (PB)

Women's 4 x 200m
6. Laurentian, 1:47.55 (Season PB)
(Hannah Merjavec, Kirsten Crowe, Danielle Roy, Natasha Mayer)

Women's 4 x 800m
1. Laurentian “A” Team, 9:35.72 (School Record - Previous Record was 9:59.64)
Heidi Tuszkiewicz, Nicole Rich, Jenny Bottomley, Megan Crocker
2. Laurentian “B” Team, 10:50.28
Breanne Steven, Lindsay Robinson, Lyndsay Greasley, Kelsey Lefebvre


Men's 60m
50. Skyler Savage-Perreault, 7.38
56. Eric Roque, 7.41 (Season PB)

Men's 300m
71. Ali El Sahli, 41.10

Men's 600m
21. Michael Petta, 1:29.30

Men's 1000m
14. Liam Pedersen, 2:40.71
21. Nick Orshinsky, 2:52.13
25. Walker Houghton, 2:56.73

Men’s 1500m
16. Caleb Beland, 4:11.64 (Indoor PB)
29. Jarod Milford, 4:27.91

Men's 3000m
5. Caleb Beland, 9:10.92
14. Jarod Milford, 9:59.53 (PB)

Official Results: http://bit.ly/2GJABW0

Dick Moss, Head Coach
Laurentian XC/Track Team
c/o Coach Moss <pedigest@cyberbeach.net>
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Dick Moss, Head Coach
Laurentian XC/Track Team
c/o Coach Moss <pedigest@cyberbeach.net>
Web: http://laurentianxctrack.com
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