In this Issue:
- Steve is back
- Sudbury in Mattawa
- Sep 29 Shred Cancer
- Upcoming Events
SUNDAY Oct 6 Run
for the Cure, October 13, Turkey Gobbler
- Running Room Run Club Update:
- Track North News
Steve is Back
Rocks!! at Laurentian with Patrice, Vince, Jesse, Mike, Steve
Back from his September
11 liver transplant Steve Matusch is already out with
the gang. We walked a brisk 8k today
Sudbury in Mattawa
Sep 28, 2019
Mattawa, Ontario, Canada
Boasting itself as Northern Ontario’s “longest,
toughest and most remote trail run,” this race
runs through creek crossings, gravel pits, rocky sections
and a sand dune. Held at the end of summer, the autumn
colors of the Laurentian Mountains can be seen in
the distance. Says one runner, “I haven’t
been that dirty and intentionally gone in mud holes
that deep since I was a kid … what a rejuvenating
feeling!” Finishers receive hand-crafted medallions,
while first-place male and female winners receive
hand-carved wood trophies.
There were many entries
from the Sudbury area, Entries ranged from the 12.5
k all the way to the 50k
Below are 2 inspiring
stories from the day
ALL-TIME PROUDEST RUNNING
by Kristofer Cacciotti
Took the 25km eco-challenge
head on - my farthest distance on record - and put
up a monster time (for me)!
I got out of the gate
hot, and held first for the first 13.5km, when I was
passed by a trio of dudes (who clearly knew what they
were doing), swooped by me, and were gone into the
woods ahead. At this point, I went straight into race
I'm a man on a mission,
but I am certainly not rolling solo. There's a crack
squad of badass mofos behind me that have my back
every step of the way!
First and foremost is
Lesley Ann - my biggest fan, my strongest supporter,
and the undeniable cornerstone to everything that
I do. Nothing I do would be possible without your
understanding, support, and sacrifice. I love you
deeply and appreciate you more than words can describe.
Next are the kiddoes!
Zoey gives me "power up" kisses before every
single race, which supercharge me, and then Evvy provides
a tailwind at my back throughout the entire race.
Whenever I'm staring at a wall, I think of Everett
and everything he has overcome, and I instantly gain
access to a new gear that allows me to pull out of
the darkness and keep blasting forward.
Physically, it would
be impossible for me to do any of this without Kim
Brouzes and the entire ACTIVE THERAPY + team. Shoulder,
back, legs, recovery, repair, protection, and everything
in between. Kimmy - you keep me running in tip top
shape, always ready to perform at peak levels.
Mad love to Dennis Legault
- my coach, friend, and brother-in-arms - who is always
pushing me to the max, and holds me accountable to
the same ridiculous standards he sets for himself.
You've completely changed my fitness mindset, and
have injected a spark and a love for the game that
I didn't previously have.
It's hard to push yourself,
but it gets hella easier when there's a stampede running
behind you!!! Hahahahahaa. Love to the entire APEX
WARRIOR family for all of the support, inspiration,
competition, and good vibes that make training to
my max something that I not only enjoy, but look forward
to and NEED!
And thank you to each
and every one of you for cheering me on, sending me
love, messaging me to make sure I wake up on time,
checking in on me, sending words of encouragement,
and every other way you guys hit me up with love and
support. Your support means the world to me!
One man is strong, but
an army is STRONGER. Thank you!!!
for the books with Dennis Legault, Richard Bradley,
Anthea Bradley, and the last minute addition of MaNdy
18 weeks of training.
The Run Off-The-Grid 50km ultramarathon is done.
by Krystel Houle
My goal was to finish
strong. I was nervous leading up to the race, about
all the things that could go wrong. Putting all sorts
of pressure on myself to do well in a distance I'd
never completed, on a trail that was relentless.
Then 48hrs before race
time, I started receiving words of encouragement,
pep talks, advice and well wishes from soooo so many
of you. You all reminded me that no matter what happens,
my efforts in training were enough to inspire you.
That just to finish would be an accomplishment. That
while things could go wrong, so many things could
also go right.
-It rained, making the
trail more difficult and slowing down my time (so
what, everyone was running the same trail as me)
-I hyperextended my knee around km 18, causing pain
that got progressively worse, and swelling that prevented
me from bending it (necessary to run) without extreme
pain (I learned how deep into that pain cave I can
go and still crawl out on my own)
-I was on my lady times, which I'd trained for, but
ended up starting a day early, making my heavy day
Friday instead of race day (that's a win)
-Because of the previous point, I didn't have to make
a couple of anticipated bathroom stops. In fact, I
didn't have to make any pit stops at all. My stomach
didn't turn on me and my bladder held strong (which
for a mid-thirties mom of 4 is a massive win)
-My feet and shoes were covered in sand and mud due
to the varied terrain and swampy areas. They were
drenched thanks to the creek crossings, which I was
happy to jump into. The ice cold water provided great
relief to my sore feet. So I decided to keep the same
pair of shoes on for the whole race.
-Because of the last two points, no pit stops and
no stopping to change my shoes, I didn't waste any
valuable minutes that I needed to complete the race
before the final cut-off.
I came in later than
expected, limping along side my kids who were cheering
me on so hard, towards a group of people who were
nothing but encouraging.
I finished 19th out of
24 racers in 8:24:31. I still can't bend my knee,
but it was so worth it.
What started off as me
having a goal to complete an ultra before I turn 35
and thinking I'd be suffering all on my own turned
into a group adventure.
I need to thank my kids
for training with me when they could, tolerating my
time away when they couldn't, and being my biggest
Denis Houle for your
constant support and taking over some of my parenting
duties on my longer training days.
Denis again and Brandon
Lefebvre for your ears and your input for the better
part of this year.
Katie Jorgensen , Julie
Fox and Dennis Legault for being amazing training
Jeffrey and Dennis for
all of your coaching, wise words, and encouragement
- you were both indispensable.
Julie for handing me
advil at the finish line, providing mid race support,
and enabling these goals of mine.
Julie , Jacob Richard
, Dennis , Kristofer Cacciotti , Anthea Bradley ,
Richard Bradley and MaNdy LyNn for coming to Mattawa
and running this trail for yourselves. Just you being
there running your own races was inspiring. Seeing
your cameras on me throughout the day and hearing
you cheer warmed my heart. When I doubted myself,
you guys wouldn't let me. You all rocked your own
races and were standing at the finish line waiting
anxiously for me, hoping I'd make that cut-off.
Jacob ran the 12.5k and
rocked it, finishing in 2:11:01. He was so pumped
up, Zoé and Logan decided next year they're
running it with him!
I also want to thank
everybody who took the time to wish me luck and talk
to me about the race leading up to it. Those of you
who took the time to text me before the race. It meant
so much that you were thinking of me on your Saturday,
especially those who know just what to say (Martin
I finished in dramatic
fashion (shocking, I know - the only way I know how)
with 5:29 to spare
I'm so proud of myself.
Fitness Series: Shred Cancer Mountain Bike Classic,
Sunday, September 29, 2019
This past Sunday we hosted another
MOVE Fitness Series Event – the Northern
Cancer Foundation’s Shred Cancer Mountain
Presented by Adventure365 the
mountain bike race allowed participants to shred
through the trails of Kivi Park competing in their
choice of a 1km, 3km, 5km, 10km, or 15km course.
Fun was had by all as the sun came out just in
time for the races.
Thank you to everyone who came
out to support the Northern Cancer Foundation
and help SHRED cancer and congratulations to everyone
All funds raised go to the Northern
visit www.ncfsudbury.com - click
Cancer Mountain Bike Classic
Upcoming Local Events
Welcome to CIBC Run for
the Cure in Sudbury
We invite you to run or
walk with us on Sunday, October
6, 2019 for the CIBC Run for the Cure
in Sudbury. Whether it’s your first time, or you’ve
participated for years, we look forward to having you
join the movement! Help make this year’s event inspirational
and memorable, all while you help the Canadian Cancer
Society create a future without breast cancer.
RUN START TIME: 10:00 AM
Cambrian College, 1400 Barry Downe Rd.
Sudbury, ON, P3A 3V8
Good afternoon Sudbury Runners and Walkers,
We have FREE run club
Wednesday nights at 6pm and Sunday mornings at 8:30am.
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