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      Hello Everyone,                                                                                                            March 15, 2018                                                      

     In this Issue:


  1. Collin Cameron Bronze
  2. Canada’s St. Patrick’s Day races
  3. Rocks Winter Outdoor Action
  4. Upcoming Events:  April 22 Unbreakable Spring Open
  5. Running Room Run Club Update: 
  6. Track North News  Laurentian XC/Track Team Photo 2017/2018







Sudbury native Collin Cameron captured a bronze medal in the 7.5-km biathlon at the Paralympics game in PyeongChang last night. 29-year-old Collin started competing merely two years ago and was the only athlete Greater Sudbury sent to the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games. (Supplied)

from Marley Cameron:

What a great ending to a whirlwind of a week! My incredible husband, Collin Cameron, took home Canada's first ever medal in mens sitting-biathlon and I couldn't be prouder!
It was such an amazing race to watch...my cheeks hurt from smiling and literally thought I as going to pass out! Can't wait to see what else he has up his sleeves for the 2018 Paralympic Games

Canada's Collin Cameron (Sudbury, Ont.) made Canadian history in his Paralympic Games debut. The 29-year-old is the first Canadian man to ever win a medal in Para nordic sit skiing taking bronze in the 7.5-kilometre men’s sitting biathlon on Saturday, March 10, 2018 in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Courtesy of Canadian Paralympic Commitee

The 29-year-old Cameron sent a shot of adrenalin through the entire Canadian Para-Nordic team ranks in the morning when he captured the first biathlon medal in his three-year career.

The former sledge hockey player from Sudbury etched his name into the history books as the first Canadian male ever to reach the Paralympic biathlon podium in the sit-ski classification with a thrilling bronze-medal finish in his 7.5-kilometre race, posting a time of 23:59.0.

“This is crazy. I didn’t expect this today,” laughed Cameron. “I felt really great getting down on the matt (shooting) and was in position every time. It got me on the podium today, and it is absolutely crazy.”

Cameron was flirting with the leaders in a nail-biter of a race while heading into the range for the final time.

“When I was coming into the range for the second time, I heard on John’s [Jaques, coach] radio when he bent down to give me my rifle that I was in third, and I missed that shot. I took a breadth and got the rest – then I just went for it. Coming up that final hill, the whole team was just screaming at me and I went as hard as I could.”

Cameron finished just 9.3 seconds behind the golden pace set by American Daniel Cnossen who clocked-in at 23:49.7 (0+1). He was just 2.4 seconds behind the silver-medallist from Belarus – Dzmitry Loban who finished at 23:57.0 (1+0).

“Everything came together today, and I don’t know why. I think just the build up through the season. I was progressively getting snappier and faster, and all the work John spent with me in Sudbury. We focused on race procedure and that paid dividends today. It is such a fun course here.”

He certainly has had his share of fun in Korea.

The first of his two podium finishes on the IPC World Cup also came in PyeongChang one year ago when he won a cross-country skiing sprint race. His only other international podium came earlier this year – also in a cross-country skiing sprint race – when he claimed the bronze in Germany.

“I always considered cross country skiing my priority, but biathlon is a lot of fun too. I love the aspect of having two different races. It is a lot of fun and I like the challenge,” added Cameron, who is one of the most respected athletes on the international race scene. “I just hope the entire team can take some of this awesome momentum we are building for the rest of the week.”

The cross-country sit-skiing races are slated for Sunday.

Supplied by the Canadian Paralympic Committee









Canada’s St. Patrick’s Day races

March 11th, 2018 by Tim Huebsch

There’s no shortage of St. Patrick’s Day-themed races in Canada.

This year’s celebration occurs on March 17, a Saturday, while a number of themed road races fall on the Sunday, the more traditional weekend day for running events.
Whether it’s to bounce back from the previous night’s festivities or to start the day off with a race, here’s a (non-exhaustive) list of St. Patrick’s Day road races (and one trail race) across the country.

Take a look at Canadian Running Magazine's site for a glance at some St. Patrick themed runs this weekend.

If you can't make one of those us Rocks!! will be out in force on Saturday morning at 8:00 am sporting our finest green










Rocks!! Winter Outdoor Action

March 14, 2018

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Upcoming Local Events


  April 22, 2018

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Run Club Update




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Good afternoon Runclubbers!!

This week at the Running Room, we are a proud virtual location for the Secret Marathon! This is an amazing event that allows the running and walking community to work together towards gender equality. In 2015, the first marathon was held in Afghanistan where both men and women could run together, but they had to run it in secret. Why is this? There are still places in the world today, where women are not allowed to run or walk outside. However, the community of Afghanistan is courageously carving a new path for future generations and creating safe environments for all to run or walk. What an amazing cause to stop by tomorrow and run or walk a 3k route in support Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan! There is an amazing documentary that shows exactly how this event began. www.thesecretmarathon.com that you should definitely check out before registering.

We are running this event tomorrow just after our regular run club start time at 6pm. We are still allowing signup's in store with cash or cheque. So come on out to the Running Room and help us work together gender equality and to help make everyone's streets safer to run and walk on.

Training Program NewsSpring is right around the corner! Have you signed up for your goal race yet? Well if you have and need some help preparing for your future goal, the Running Room has new clinics starting soon! Learn to Run is starting up this April 30th, our 5k clinic is starting April 23rd, and our 10k clinic is starting on April 24th!! What a great way to have some fun with your friends and achieve some goals along the way!

And for all you half-marathoners and marathoners, don't be shy, we still have our practice night's on Wednesday's, Friday's, and Sunday's. It's always nice to have some company when you're heading out for that weekly long runs!

We'll see you on the trails soon!

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