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      Hello Everyone,                                                                                                                                                                                                         October 24, 2019        

     In this Issue:


  1. 47th Annual Wiky Road Race
  2. Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon
  3. A Rock!! in the Okanagan Half
  4. Sudbury Fitness Challenge 2019 Final Standings
  5. Upcoming Events     Oct 27 Walk/Run for Hope, November 10 Run to Remember
  6. Running Room Run Club Update: 
  7. Track North News





October 20, 2019



All Photos Here

The roads were filled with yellow tees this year for the 47th running of the Wiky Road Race 10k when 21 walkers and 63 runners headed out on the point to point course from Kaboni to Wiky.

Mild temperatures and favourable winds accompanied the participants along a scenic road course. Apples on trees, fall colours, beautifull pastures and an apreciative audience of dogs kept us entertained along the route.

On finishing, showers were made available at the arena across the street. The best was yet to come when all comers were treated to a BBQ consisting of sausages, burgers and salads. Nobody went hungry.

Congratulations to all and especially to Rocks !! members Neil Phipps and Sara McIltraith on their overall wins.

A big thank you to the organizers and volunteers who did an over the top job. This is a gem of an event and should be kept on your radar.

See you next year on the 3rd Sunday in October.

Wiikwemkoong 10K race numbers way up
By Michael Erskine -October 23, 2019

WIIKWEMKOONG – The 47th running of the Wiikwemkoong 10K Road Race this year enjoyed near perfect running weather that brought out 63 runners—nearly double last year’s count held in some pretty dismal weather.

The top male runner and the winner of The Expositor trophy this year was Neil Phipps with a time of 38:01, followed in second by Aurel Fox with a time of 38:25 and then third place went to top female runner Sara Mellraith with a time of 41:02. Brent Walker came in fourth with a time of 41:23 with 12-year-old running sensation Lucia Salmaso rounding out the top five with a time of 42:12.

The top male high school runner was Julian Wemigwans, with a time of 45:25, and top female high school runner was Sierra Pangowish with a time of 45:40—both not that far off the top.

The top female 50+ was Laurie Beaudin 53:16 and top male 50+ runner was Brent Walker with a time of 41:23.

New categories for this year included the first child and second child nine and under to cross the finish line, those were Brayden Wabano (1:05:03) and Lily Beaudry (1:07:40) respectively; and first and second child 10 to 13 to cross the finish line, won this year by the amazing Lucia Salmaso (42:12) and Peyton Ominika (1:12:54). Lucia came in fifth overall.

Lucia Salmaso


All Results Here





October 20, 2019

All-comers records both fall at Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon
Today was the fastest day we have ever seen on the STWM course
October 20th, 2019 by Anne Francis    

It was an extraordinary day at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, with Kenyans Philemon Rono and Magdalyne Masai Robertson taking down the men’s and women’s course records and setting new Canadian soil records in the marathon. Rono, who won this race in 2016 and 2017, came from behind in the final kilometres to take his third win at STWM, finishing in 2:05:00 and breaking his own previous record here (of 2:06:52, set in 2017) by almost two minutes. Masai finished in 2:22:16, a new unofficial all-comers record by one second.

Lemi Berhanu of Ethiopia, the 2016 Boston Marathon champion, made a bold move, putting more than 15 seconds between him and Rono with about 5K left in the race, but it turned out to be too early. Berhanu finished in second place (2:05:09), with Felix Chemonges of Uganda finishing third in a new national record of 2:05:12.

Masai was in a tight pack of about eight elite women for most of the race. Biruktayit Eshetu of Ethiopia tried to make a move on the eastern Lakeshore, but the pack covered her move. She finished in second place, with a new personal best of 2:22:40. Kenya’s Betsy Saina finished third, also in a PB of 2:22:43.

Saina was a last-minute addition to the race. She attempted to run last week’s Chicago Marathon, but had had a bout of food poisoning and did not finish. Saina won the Paris Marathon in 2018 in 2:22:56.

Masai takes the all-comers record from Gelete Burka, who set the previous record just one second slower (at 2:22:17) at the Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon in 2018. Masai is married to Jake Robertson, who ran here last year in much colder conditions, finishing sixth. It’s safe to say today’s milder weather conditions played a huge role in making this the fastest day yet for STWM.

The prize money breaks down as follows: winners earn $30,000. Course and all-comers record breakers earn another $40,000, and because Rono’s new record was under 2:06:30 and Masai’s was under 2:22:17, they earned an additional $10,000 each.

RELATED: Dayna Pidhoresky wins Canadian Marathon Championships in Olympic standard



Marc Donato, Ashley Hayes and Neil Mahalanobis


Mike Wilson medal and Tricia Goeldner


Ashley Hayes: I did it!!! I ran my first full marathon! 4:06:43 Had to stop for a bathroom break but I am still happy with my time
Thank you everyone for your encouragement & support

Marc Donato: Definitely a couple of tough moments this time around, still managed to just break 1:40. I'll accept that!

Neil Mahalanobis : Excited to meet Cam Levins

Mike Wilson: Scotiabank half marathon complete. Shouldn’t have drank that bottle of wine. Thanks to Rebecca , Marilyn , and Wanda for dinner and drinks

Tricia Goeldner: Completed the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon with a Personal Best which exceeded my goal. It was a tough race ... having incredible support made a world of difference. Thank you Chantal Dagostino for being a great coach and for pacing me for the first 16 kms and again at the end to give me a push.









Greetings from Kelowna. by Lawrie Oliphant

This past week I participated in the Okanagan Marathon Weekend and took part in the Half Marathon on Sunday. I did not feel particularly well prepared for a race. Not doing any specific training or running anything longer than 15 kms will have that sort of effect on you. My goals were quite limited. Run the whole thing and try to break 2 hours.
The whole weekend was very well organized. The course is quite flat but there are a lot of twists and turns. Having said that it was very well marked and marshalled with lots of enthusiastic volunteers so it was impossible to go off course. There were aid stations with water, electrolyte solutions and gels every 3 kms or so. The day started off cool (3 degrees Celsius) and overcast but the rain held off until the afternoon and there was just a bit of wind along the waterfront portions of the run.
I managed to achieve my goals, spent some time visiting with my BC friends, and will hopefully get a chance to come back and run it again in the future. Maybe the next time I will actually try to train for it.

Congratulations to Rocks!! member Lawrie Oliphant and original Sudbury athlete Amanda Kosmerly for their success in the Okanagan Half Marathon on Sunday Oct. 20

1375 Amanda Kosmerly F40-49 94 22 7 1:40:01
1521 Lawrie Oliphant M60-69 325 200 13 1:58:09









2019 Sudbury Fitness Challenge Winners


Overall Sudbury Fitness Challenge Winners

Overall Female: Sara McIlraith

Overall Male: Mike Banks

Under 12 Julian Luoma and Lucia Salmaso
13 - 19 Kelly Thompson and Jayde Hurley
20 - 29 Jordan Hotta and Kelly Hotta
30 - 39 Joe Lonsdale and Monika Haring
40 - 49 Mike Banks and Sara McIlraith
50 - 59 Todd Withers and karen Broughton
60 - 69 Lawrie Oliphant and Athena Christakos
70 + John Larmer and Maureen Moustgaard











Upcoming Local Events


   October 27, 2019


MOVE Kivi Park Fitness Series: 5th Annual Cancer Centre Walk/Run for Hope
Sunday, October 27th at Kivi Park
All routes run through scenic trails at Kivi Park and this year there may be a treat along the way! Don't forget your Hallowe'en costumes!

REGISTRATION: 10:00 a.m.

RACES START: 11:00 a.m.
-1km (Kids) Free - 3km (Kids $5), 5km and 10km Adults $35

Raise $100 or more in pledges and we will waive your registration!

100% of the monies raised will support the Northeast Cancer Centre for patient care, equipment and research!

visit www.ncfsudbury.com – Click on Cancer Centre Walk Run for Hope





  November 10, 2019

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1k Map Here      5k/10k Map Here

Below is the link for the online registration.






Run Club Update




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