In this Issue:
- Laurentian's Wallingford is Top-8 at
the PanAm Cross-Country Championships
- Track North Bobcat Program
- The shockingly high prevalence of blood
doping in endurance track events
- Rocks!! on Laurentian Trails March
- Upcoming Events
May 2 2020 Black Flies Track and Field Meet, May 24
Apex Dash, May 31 SudburyRocks!!! Marathon
- Running Room Run Club Update:
- Track North
Laurentian's Wallingford is Top-8
at the PanAm Cross-Country Championships
Bear Mountain Resort, Langford, BC, 2/29/20
Wallingford, Head Shot (attribution to Adam Kalab).
cross-country runner, Keon Wallingford, was a top-8
finisher at the Pan-Am/NACAC Junior Cross-Country
Running Championships held in Langford BC this weekend.
He was the 2nd Canadian across the line for Canada’s
national team, using a strong kick up the final hill
to pass the 3rd runner from the American squad and
cement his 8th place finish. His time was 27:49 over
the hilly 8km course.
Wallingford is a North
Bay native who is a member of the North Bay Legion
Track and Field Club. Laurentian’s Chase Canty
also competed but was forced to withdraw because of
a leg injury.
The event combined both
the Pan American (PanAm) and the North American, Central
American and Caribbean (NACAC) Championships. The
Canadian Junior team placed 3rd in the PanAm and 2nd
in the NACAC team competitions.
Full results: https://panamxccup2020.com/news/results/
Track North Bobcat Program
2020 ON-LINE REGISTRATION
For the 2020 program, we are happy to offer on-line registration
Here to Register!
The "Bobcats" is our program for elementary school-aged
athletes. It's designed to teach runners the basics of track
and field training – specifically the running and
jumping events. Sprinting, middle distance running, relays
and jumping are practiced with an emphasis on fun, skill
development and personal improvement. Participants are divided
into abilities/age groups and focus on exercises, drills,
games and workouts that match their current abilities. All
Bobcat athletes can choose to participate in the District
H Legion meet in June.
We hope that runners will leave the Bobcat program with
an improved fitness level, good running mechanics, and
the desire to continue in the sport. Great 7's and 8's
are welcome to continue summer training with Track North
and are welcome to become Track North members throughout
their high school years and beyond.... more at the
The shockingly high prevalence of blood doping
in endurance track events
25th, 2020 by Madeleine Kelly
The biological passport
was introduced to elite track and field in 2011 to
catch cheaters by monitoring changes in their blood
samples (which can catch blood doping). Blood doping
is the practice of boosting red blood cells for improved
athletic performance. A research article in Frontiers
in Physiology looked at a total of 3,683 blood samples
from the 2011 and 2013 World Championships and analyzed
the data on athletes from 209 countries. The study’s
findings are shocking, and show that while some countries
are playing by the rules, other aren’t.
More women than men were found to have blood doped
at the 2011 World Championships. They found 22 per
cent of dopers were female and 15 per cent were male.
There wasn’t much of a change in blood doping
prevalence from 2011 to 2013. Researchers found an
overall blood doping prevalence of 18 per cent in
2011 and 15 per cent in 2013 (both data sets are from
the World Championships).
Blood doping accounted
for significantly fewer infractions when compared
to generalized doping practices in endurance runners.
While blood doping came in at an 18 per cent overall
prevalence rate, doping in general was 44 per cent–a
shockingly high statistic.
There are massive discrepancies
between countries. This means that some countries
are playing within the rules and others aren’t
even making an effort. While the section that compared
nations’ rates of doping doesn’t identify
these countries by name, it’s clear that elite
sport is far from a level playing field. Some nations
had a completely clean card, with none of their athletes
showing blood doping on their biological passport,
while other countries were hitting numbers as high
at 74 per cent showing infractions.
This was the first study
of its kind on blood doping and will hopefully help
NSOs (national sporting organizations) and anti-doping
agencies catch and prevent future cheaters.
Rocks!! on Laurentian Trails March 4
Photos By Ashley Hayes
Upcoming Local Events
The Laurentian University XC and Indoor
Track Team will be hosting the 2020 Black Flies Track
and Field Meet at the Laurentian Community Track. The
meet will run from approximately 10am to 4pm. The meet
will be open to all athletes in Grades 7 and 8, High School,
University and Open.
Good afternoon Sudbury Runners and Walkers,
We have FREE run club
Wednesday nights at 6pm and Sunday mornings at 8:30am.
North News - by Dick
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Laurentian XC/Track Team
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