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      Hello Everyone,                                                                                                                                                                                                          March 7, 2019        

     In this Issue:


  1. Chilly Half 2019 results
  2. Rocks!! on Laurentian Trails
  3. Upcoming Events Mar 30 Running Room Run Crew Relay 2019 / Spring Series
  4. Running Room Run Club Update: 
  5. Track North News





Chilly Half 2019 results
The Chilly Half and Frosty 5K are southern Ontario's way of bidding a hopeful goodbye to winter weather

March 3rd, 2019 by Anne Francis in Canadian Runinng Magazine

The sun came out for this morning’s Chilly Half and Frosty 5K in Burlington, Ont., and the lack of wind made for some excellent finishing times, despite a partial diversion due to construction on the course. Falling six weeks before the Boston Marathon, the half is a magnet for some of southern Ontario’s big names as well as recreational athletes looking for a tuneup race. Toronto’s Sami Jibril and Hamilton’s Victoria Coates broke the tape in the half, while Phil Parrot-Migas of Mississauga (who also won in 2018) and Tanis Bolton of Paris, Ont. were the winners of the 5K.


Sudbury Running Room's Eric Leishman Places 5th

Congratulations goes out to our Running Room Manager and best distance runner in Sudbury for breaking into the top 5 in Burlington's Chilly Half Marathon on Sunday. Eric Leishman maintained a blistering 3:18/km. pace for the event bringing him home in a time of 1:09:28. He also placed 2nd in his 25-29 age group only 12 seconds behind the 2nd placer.


His next competition will be at the SudburyRocks Marathon on May 12 where he has won the half marathon and marathon every time he has competed.

Place Bib Name Gender City finish finish finish Clock Chip Pace Age Division Division
            Pace Place Time Time     Place  
1 40 SamiJibril M Toronto 1:06:49 3:10 1 1:06:49 1:06:49 3:10 29 1 M Open
2 27 TaylorKraayenbrink M Sarnia 1:07:18 3:11 2 1:07:17 1:07:17 3:11 28 2 M Open
3 621 JeffCosten M Toronto 1:08:52 3:16 3 1:08:52 1:08:52 3:16 27 3 M Open
4 4 KarlAugsten M Calgary 1:09:16 3:17 4 1:09:17 1:09:16 3:17 27 1 M 25-29
5 1629 EricLeishman M Sudbury 1:09:28 3:18 5 1:09:29 1:09:28 3:18 28 2 M 25-29






Rocks!! on Laurentian Trails

February 27 and March 6


Rocks!! on Laurentian Trails February 27 and March 6

Thank you Friederike for the pics






Upcoming Local Events



   Saturday March 30, 2019 / 9:30 A.M. / Sudbury ON

Running Room Run Crew Relay 2019 / Spring Series


Which Crew Runs This City?

Register your run crew in teams of 5 and see who comes out on top!
Accepting run groups of all types- anyone from competitive groups to friends who motivate you to get moving!

Registration Details:
Teams of 5 – From competitive groups to friends who motivate you to get moving! Each member runs a 2K distance in this 10K relay.
Individual Registration - register as an Individual to be assigned to a team.
Awards to 5 Teams in each City.
Every participant gets a black cotton poly long sleeve tee (Womens XS-XL / Mens S-XXL ) and a black toque.

Register at the Running Room Here







Run Club Update




Store News


Good afternoon Sudbury Runner's and Walker's,


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








Track North News - by Dick Moss



OUA Indoor Track and Field Championships
York University, Toronto, February 22-23, 2019


The Laurentian indoor track team competed at the OUA Indoor Track and Field Championships this weekend, returning with five top-10 finishes, four personal best performances and one school record.

Megan Crocker cracked the top-10 in both the 1500m and the 3000m, finishing 5th in the 3000m with time of 10:02.38 and 7th in the 1500m with a time of 4:51.35. She remains in the hunt for a Nationals berth in the 3000m, with final qualifiers to be announced on Tuesday.

She was joined in the top-10 by rookie Justin Graenert, who ran to an 8th place finish in the 600m with a personal best time of 1:21.40. Graenert’s time broke the school record of 1:21.93 that was set by Marc Poulin in 1984.

Erin Hansel also finished in the top-10 with a personal time of 2:58.70 in the 1000m.

With the probable exception of Megan Crocker, this concludes Laurentian’s track season for the year, with training for summer-track and Fall cross-country seasons to begin in two weeks.

Just a follow-up. Megan Crocker has qualified for the U SPORTS Track and Field Championships. Crocker's best 3000m time of 9:53.41 is Laurentian's third-best all-time and was enough to move her into the top-12 in the country and a spot at nationals.

It's the first time since 2009 that a Laurentian runner has qualified for the national university track and field championships. They'll be held in Winnipeg from March 6-9.

Results - Laurentian


Women's 60m
15. Hannah Merjavec, 8:07 (8.03 in semi-final)
21. Danielle Roy 8.21
22. Kirsten Crowe, 8.27

Women’s 1000m
10. Erin Hansel, 2:58.70 (PB)

Women’s 1500m
7. Megan Crocker, 4:41.35
17. Pascale Gendron, 4:54.81 (PB)

Women's 3000m
5. Megan Crocker, 10:02.38
15. Pascale Gendron, 10:31.65


Men's 60m
19. Skyler Savage-Perreault, 7.22
23. Alexandre Noel de Tilly, 7.37 (PB)
25. Eric Roque, 7.42

Men's 600m
8. Justin Graenert, 1:21.40 (PB - School Record)
18. Eric Gareau, 1:23.39
20. Liam Pedersen, 1:23.63

Men’s 1000m
12. Eric Gareau, 2:31.12

Men’s 1500
28. Caleb Beland, 4:13.72

Men's 3000m
21. Paul Sagriff, 8:47.41

Men’s 4 x 800m
9. 8:19.65

1. "Crocker" - Megan Crocker - #8 (Photo Credit, Natasha Mayer)

2. "Graenert" - Justin Graenert #7 (Photo Credit, Adam Kalab)

Dick Moss

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