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      Hello Everyone,                                                                                                                                                                                                         March 5, 2020        

     In this Issue:


  1. Laurentian's Wallingford is Top-8 at the PanAm Cross-Country Championships
  2. Track North Bobcat Program
  3. The shockingly high prevalence of blood doping in endurance track events
  4. Rocks!! on Laurentian Trails March 4
  5. Upcoming Events May 2 2020 Black Flies Track and Field Meet, May 24 Apex Dash, May 31 SudburyRocks!!! Marathon
  6. Running Room Run Club Update: 
  7. Track North






Laurentian's Wallingford is Top-8 at the PanAm Cross-Country Championships
Bear Mountain Resort, Langford, BC, 2/29/20


Photo: Keon Wallingford, Head Shot (attribution to Adam Kalab).


Laurentian University 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/

Dick Moss






Track North Bobcat Program
For the 2020 program, we are happy to offer on-line registration and payment!

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Program Description
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.

Our Goal
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 website below






The shockingly high prevalence of blood doping in endurance track events

February 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.

Important findings
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


 May 2, 2020

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.




 May 24, 2020




   May 31, 2020 NEW DATE


1k Kids, 5k, 10k, 1/2 Marathon, Marathon and Relay








Run Club Update




Store News


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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