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      Hello Everyone,                                                                                                                                                                                                         July 4, 2019        

     In this Issue:


  1. CSCNO track wraps up elementary school sports calendar
  2. North Bay Kiwanis Triathlon
  3. Moustgaards Find a Canada Day 5k
  4. Ticks and Lyme disease: what you need to know
  5. Sudbury Fitness Challenge Ppoints Standing after 3 Events
  6. Upcoming Events   July 10 20 Minute Challenge, July 14 Island Swim, July 21 Massey Marathon, July 21 Mountain Bike Tour
  7. Running Room Run Club Update: 
  8. Track North News






CSCNO track wraps up elementary school sports calendar

by: Randy Pascal


Ste-Thérèse grade 7-8 team champions at the 2019 CSCNO Track & Field Meet. (Supplied)


Based solely on their level of dominance at the Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario (CSCNO) Track & Field Meet, the likes of Kyle Perreault (Ste-Thérèse), Alex Pharand (Alliance St-Joseph), Zacharie Leblanc (Ste-Marie) and Michelle Scratch (Félix-Ricard) are all among the athletes to watch at the high-school level over the course of the next few years.

While Kyle Perreault also captured the 200m dash, edging Ty Cloutier (27.29) of Ste-Marie in a photo-finish time of 27.11, it was in the 400m where he particularly distinguished himself, posting a two and a half second victory with a clocking of 1:01.77.

Alex Pharand, who is also among the very best of the 2005-born "AAA" hockey talent in the city, took top spot in the 800m (2:21.90), but looked even more impressive in running away from the field in the 1500m event, covering the distance in 4:57.0

Yet another multi-event winner, Zacharie Leblanc outleaped Carson Robert (Ste-Marie) and Zachary Johnson (St Denis) by a margin of 4.70m to 4.60m to capture gold in the long jump, but really caught the attention of track and field in the observers, clearing the bar at 1.69m in the high jump.

That was the same event where Michelle Scratch would excel, taking top spot with a jump of 1.47m, her second first place finish of the day (triple jump - 8.38m).

As for the team results, Ste-Thérèse topped the grade 7/8 standings with 111 points, well ahead of both Alliance St-Joseph (86) and Ste-Marie (85), while the grade 4-5-6 banner was claimed by Jean-Paul II (69 pts), with St-Denis (55) and Félix-Ricard (53) in second and third respectively.

Winners of the 2019 CSCNO Track & Field Meet:
Grade 7-8 Boys

100m dash - Zachary Johnson (St-Denis) - 12.60
200m dash - Kyle Perreault (Ste-Thérèse) - 27.11
400m - Kyle Perreault (Ste-Thérèse) - 1:01.77
800m - Alex Pharand (Alliance St-Joseph) - 2:21.90
1500m - Alex Pharand (Alliance St-Joseph) - 4:57.00
Long Jump - Zacharie Leblanc (Ste-Marie) - 4.70m
High Jump - Zacharie Leblanc (Ste-Marie) - 1.69m
Triple Jump - Carson Robert (Ste-Marie) - 10.20m
Shot Put - Miguel Renaud (Ste-Thérèse) - 12.00m
4 X 100 relay - Ste-Marie - 52.65
Grade 7-8 Girls

100m dash - Annie Simon (Alliance St-Joseph) - 13.82
200m dash - Kiana Levac (Ste-Thérèse) - 30.22
400m - Kayley Lemaire (Notre-Dame - Hanmer) - 1:09.78
800m - Ashley Boulard (Alliance St-Joseph) - 2:54.00
1500m - Amélie Bradley (St-Denis) - 5:43.00
Long Jump - Annie Simon (Alliance St-Joseph) - 3.75m
High Jump - Michelle Scratch (Félix-Ricard) - 1.47m
Triple Jump - Michelle Scratch (Félix-Ricard) - 8.38m
Shot Put - Bianca Vigna (St-Denis) - 8.56m
4 X 100 relay - Notre-Dame - Hanmer - 58.75
Grade 4-5-6 Boys

50m dash - Nicholas Béchard (St-Joseph - Sudbury) - 8.81
100m dash - Sébastien Montgomery (Jean-Paul II) - 14.28
200m - Corey Lacroix (St-Paul) - 31.22
400m - Nicholas Béchard (St-Joseph - Sudbury) - 1:12.50
800m - Max Portelance (St-Augustin) - 2:47.60
Standing LJ - Sébastien Montgomery (Jean-Paul II) - 2.06m
Long Jump - Nathan Audette (St-Denis) - 3.48m
High Jump - Greyson Seifert (Jean-Paul II) - 1.22m
Softball Throw - Corey Lacroix (St-Paul) - 47.75m
Grade 4-5-6 Girls

50m dash - Gabrielle Demers (Ste-Thérèse) - 9.15
100m dash - Shalom Seka (Félix-Ricard) - 15.74
200m - Abigail Robertson (St-Denis) - 32.47
400m - Lucia Salmosa (Félix-Ricard) - 1:07.10
800m - Lucia Salmosa (Félix-Ricard) - 2:37.10
Standing LJ - Gabrielle Demers (Ste-Thérèse) - 2.03m
Long Jump - Aiden Panella (St-Denis) - 3.20m
High Jump - Emilie Belcourt-Tulpin (Jean-Paul II) - 1.23m
Softball Throw - Désirée Charbonneau (Ste-Marie) - 38.85m







North Bay Kiwanis Triathlon
2019-06-30 • Triathlon

by: Linda Holmes

Day two of the Kiwanis Club of Nipissing Triathlon Weekend saw another 200 athletes tackle the course under sunny but cool temperatures Sunday.

“The conditions today are perfect. It is a little bit cool. The water temperature was only 17 degrees this morning, but that allowed everybody to wear a wet suit if they chose,” said race director Nancy Birtch.

“It is sunny so that keeps it a little bit warmer, but the athletes are working at a very high intensity so they’re quite happy with it being a little bit cooler because then they don’t overheat. There won’t be the need for water as there was in other years when the temperature was probably 25 to 28 degrees without the humidex.”

Sunday’s events started with the Try a Tri with over 50 adults and teens competing.

“They did the short distance triathlon which was a 300-metre swim, 10 km bike and a two km run,” explained Birtch.

“After that was finished, we started the adult event. We have the Duathlon which is a run-bike-run and the adult event which is the swim-bike-run which includes a relay team event as well.”

The adult individual swim-bike-run event is the most competitive.

“The defending female champion is Jennifer Piper. She has won it the last two or three years. She is here defending her title. Josh Witt would be the one defending his title. He didn’t participate last year or the year before. He won three years ago and is back. The champion from last year and the previous year are not here this year.”

Kai Wilson’s first time competing in a triathlon earned him a first-place finish in the Try a Tri men’s under 20 category.

Originally from Tokyo, Japan Wilson was part of a group of competitors from Camp Chikopi near Magnetawan.

“Going out with the swim was pretty tough. It was definitely pretty chilly in the water. I was breathing pretty hard coming out of the water. The bike ride wasn’t the best performance I wanted, but I was able to come back with the run,” said Wilson.

Helping as a volunteer was Ahmed Jouar, who holds the record as the only person in Northern Ontario to have competed in the Boston Marathon for 20 consecutive years.

As an elite athlete, he knows how much training goes into being in peak physical and mental condition.

“You need a lot of training, focus, and patience and then just set the goal,” said Jouar who has been volunteering for over 13 years.

“The triathlon in North Bay is the hardest one. I told everybody, if anybody does the North Bay one, they can do anything.”

He says the day is about people setting goals and having fun.

“We have a lot of people who never did it before and when they start with the Try a Tri, the next year they set another goal and they do the big one,” said Jouar.

“The triathlon is a 1,000-metre swim, 30 km bike and 8 km run.”

An event of this magnitude can’t happen without the support of family, friends and volunteers.

“Without volunteers, you can’t do the triathlon,” said Jouar.

“We start usually around 5:30 in the morning getting ready, and we are here all day. But we like to help.”

Money raised from the weekend will go towards various Kiwanis projects and charities.

Locals at North Bay on Day 2


1,000-metre swim, 30 km bike and 8 km run.


Scott Hopkins


Sara McIlraith

51 Kelly THOMPSON M19- 1 1 1 00:14:50 00:51:20 00:32:06 01:38:14
37 Sara MCILRAITH F45-49 9 2 1 00:18:15 01:01:38 00:36:18 01:56:10
50 Kasey THOMPSON F20-24 14 3 1 00:15:29 01:03:12 00:41:49 02:00:28
40 Michael NAWALANIEC M50-54 17 13 2 00:20:17 00:57:30 00:45:47 02:03:32
27 Scott HOPKINS M45-49 34 29 2 00:20:39 01:09:17 00:48:32 02:18:26


Tri a Tri

300-metre swim, 10 km bike and a two km run,

162 Karen GUENETTE F45-49 42 33 1 0:10:29 0:24:53 0:14:31 49:51.7






Moustgaards Find a Canada Day 5k


No Firecracker Run No problem Took on 5 km distance at North Shore Channel Fun Run in Little Current?? Tough course but nice way to spend Canada Day ?? Time for swim and sauna Happy Canada Day everyone — in Little Current, Ontario.







Ticks and Lyme disease: what you need to know
With tick-borne illnesses on the rise in many parts of Canada, prevention is key

June 26th, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in Trail Running

If you’ve ever had, or known someone who’s had Lyme disease, you know it’s no picnic–symptoms may resemble the flu (nausea, fever, chills, swollen glands, or a rash), and can be debilitating. And with tick-borne illnesses on the rise in many parts of Canada, it’s essential that runners take steps to protect themselves. Here’s what you need to know.

The good news

Of the approximately 40 species of tick in Canada, only a few (e.g. the blacklegged tick) can infect humans with Lyme, but this does not mean the risk is low if you regularly spend time running through nature.

Luckily, Lyme disease (the scientific name is borreliosis) is highly treatable with antibiotics when diagnosed early. The problem with something that looks like flu is getting that early and accurate diagnosis.

Spraying your skin and clothing with bug spray containing DEET is highly recommended, as is wearing long pants tucked into socks, and long sleeves. Running in single file, you and your companions should take turns literally watching each other’s backs, and brushing off ticks before they attach.

Ticks and Lyme disease are only a risk after ticks have been attached for 24-36 hours, so there is a good chance you can avoid infection if you remove the tick as soon as you notice it.

The bad news
Lyme-carrying ticks are steadily on the rise in most parts of Canada, as are Lyme infections. The areas at greatest risk appear to be Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia, but westerners should definitely not be complacent about the risk.

There are various strains. Fewer than half of people infected will get the classic bull’s-eye rash around the site of the tick bite, and many people are not even aware they have been bitten, since ticks detach themselves after feeding. Ticks may be extremely small and hard to detect, especially if in the nymph stage (when they are the size of a poppy seed).




What we commonly know as “deer ticks” will feast on the blood of any animal, including humans. Though they cannot jump or fly, they attach by waiting with rear legs attached to branches or tall grass and grabbing hold of an unlucky human with their front legs (this is called “questing”). If left untreated, the disease can infect the central and peripheral nervous systems, with symptoms becoming debilitating and chronic.

What to do if you find a tick

Check yourself and your companions frequently for ticks, both during and after a session on the trails. Take a hot shower with soap as soon as possible afterwards. Ticks can be removed before they are completely attached (but should still be removed once attached).

The best way to remove an embedded tick is by grasping its body with fine-tipped tweezers, as close to the skin as possible, and pulling gently upwards without jerking or twisting, to make sure the mouthparts are not left behind in the skin. Clean the bite area with soap and water and treat with antiseptic. The tick can be placed in a sealed container or bag, flushed down the toilet, or dropped in alcohol. You’re advised to see your doctor for prophylactic antibiotics after removing a tick, and certainly if you develop flu-like symptoms (or any other unusual symptoms) after being bitten. There are two tests for Lyme disease, but false negatives are common, not because the test is inaccurate, but because the bacteria may need to be present for some time before it can be detected.

What not to do

Do not try to burn the tick off, smother it with Vaseline or pull it off with your fingers. Do not crush a removed tick with your fingers.









Points Standing 2019













Upcoming Local Events


July 10, 2019

What is the 20 minute challenge?

The 20 minute challenge started in July 2004, which was the 20th anniversary of the Running Room. John Stanton invited the country to visit a Running Room and get active by walking or running for 20 minutes. This has become an annual event across the country. We encourage everyone to come out and bring friends and family to walk or run for 20 minutes, receive a FREE hat, and have fun.



July 14, 2019



35th Annual Ian McCloy Island Swim

Registration opens 9 a.m. University Beach. Races start 1030 a.m.


July 14. University Beach


Fees: $25 online registration

$35 day-of registration AT THE BEACH.

A portion of the race fee is donated to the varsity swim team at Laurentian University.


The swim features events for children and adults, including a 100-metre youth swim, 500-m, 1.6-kilometre and 3.2-kilometre swim challenges.




July 21, 2019

Friendly Massey Marathon/Spanish River Half Marathon/ Chutes 10K

Where: Massey, ON
Date: Sunday, July 15, 2019
Time: 6:00 am


  July 21, 2019



Family, Fun & Fitness Too!
IONIC Walden Mountain Bike Tour
Save Sunday July 21, 2019 on your calendar.

Registration Here

2019 Poster Here








Run Club Update




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