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      Hello Everyone,                                                                                                                                                      May 24, 2018            

     In this Issue:


  1. 6 Pubs/6 Km/6 Hours
  2. What Does the Royal Wedding Have to Do With Marathons? Everything!
  3. NEW Firecracker 5k
  4. Upcoming Event May 27 MOVE Series Cancer Centre Walk, Run, Bike
  5. Running Room Run Club Update: 
  6. Track North News





6 Pubs/6 Km/6 Hours

Rocks!! 3rd Pub Run

May 19, 2018



Despite the rainy weather, we had a good show of runners for our spring pub run. The good news is, the rain stopped after our first stop at Buzzies and the temperatures were enjoyable. Thank you for showing up and enjoy the photos

Ania Derecka

All Pub Run #3 Photos Here





All Pub Run #2 Photos Here



All Pub Run Photos #1 Here






What Does the Royal Wedding Have to Do With Marathons? Everything!


Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tie the knot at a site that looms large in running history.

Nearly everyone knows the marathon is 26 miles, 385 yards long. But why the random distance?

Surely everyone knows by now that there’s a royal wedding—you’ve heard of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle?—taking place tomorrow at England’s Windsor Castle, about 22 miles west of downtown London.

Few realize, however, that the very same Windsor Castle is responsible for the marathon’s now-classic distance. It was the starting point for the 1908 London Olympic Marathon.

Prior to the London Olympics, marathon races, beginning with the first marathon at the inaugural modern Olympics of 1896, covered approximately 40 kilometers (25 miles). This was the distance from the Plains of Marathon to the Panathinaiko Stadium in downtown Greece that Pheidippides covered in 490 B.C. while carrying word that Athens had defeated the invading Persians. According to legend—and Pheidippides himself was likely a mythical artifact—he collapsed and died after delivering the good news.


Subsequent Olympic cities—Paris, 1900; St. Louis, 1904—followed suit in selecting the length of their marathon courses, though no one bothered to micro-measure them. Similarly, early versions of the Boston Marathon, run continuously since 1897, started in Ashland, not Hopkinton. The course measured about 24.5 miles.

According to some stories, the 1908 Olympic course was extended to Windsor Castle—26 miles, 385 yards from the Royal Box in White City Stadium—because the Royal Family wanted several young princes and princesses to see the valiant marathon runners. It seems more likely that London Olympic organizers had always wanted a Windsor Castle start, and eventually succeeded.

While the 1908 London Olympic Marathon established the now-traditional race distance, this distance wasn’t ratified and made official until 1921. Beginning with the 1924 Paris Olympics, all Olympic marathons and other official marathons have covered 26 miles, 385 yards (42 kilometers, 195 meters).

The British Royal Family also played a role in last month’s London Marathon on April 22. The marathon was started by 92-year-old Queen Elizabeth. She stood on the lawn in front of Windsor Castle’s Round Tower, and at 10 a.m. depressed a button that sounded horns at the London Marathon start line in Greenwich Park.



July 1, 2018  

NEW Firecracker 5k

NEW Firecracker Roadrace

Details: https://www.facebook.com/Firecracker5k2018/

Race Times
Firecracker 5km / Kid's Run: Sunday July 1, 2018 @ 10:30 A.M.

For more information please contact Casey Crowe

Email: Northernfitnesssudbury@gmail.com


Register: https://www.events.runningroom.com/site/15431/firecracker-road-race/








Upcoming Local Events


   May 27, 2018

Cancer Centre

Sunday, May 27th 2018







Run Club Update




Store News


Good afternoon Sudbury Runner's and Walker's,

Sudbury Rocks race has come and gone it was a very exciting weekend and we were blessed with some of the best weather we've had in present memory, with lots of stories that came out of the weekend. It was very nice to see some familiar faces. Next up on the ontario race scene is the Ottawa race weekend May 26th and 27th tons of people will be gathered to take in one of Canada's primary races.

See you all at Run Club tonight 6pm


your Sudbury Staff,

Eric, Caleb, Brendan, Ania, Sam

Training Program News
The next round of clinics are coming up starting with the
10km clinic starting Tuesday April 24th at 6pm
Women's only clinic set to start Saturday April 28th 2018 at 10:30am
Followed by the Learn to Run and 5km on Monday April 30th at 6pm
The Half marathon clinic is starting its 18 week program Thursday April 26th Followed by the Marathon Clinic Friday April 27th for a fall Half and Marathon respectively.




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
c/o Coach Moss <pedigest@cyberbeach.net>
Web: http://laurentianxctrack.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/laurentianxctrack/

For information call me.
Vincent Perdue
341 Fourth Ave, Sudbury On. P3B-3R9
vt perdue@cyberbeach.net

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