In this Issue:
- Academic All- Canadians
- So You Wanna Be A Yogi
- Running around the World – All
- The Secret Marathon is coming back
to Sudbury on June 10th.
- Sara and Neil at Hardwood Hills
- SFC Rankings after 1 Event
- 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
Academic All- Canadians
The Academic All-Canadian
awards are always presented retroactively and last
year 21 of our XC/Track athletes were Academic All-Canadians
(2018-19). They were presented their awards at a new
Academic Success Breakfast last Thursday. Although
only six of our award winners were able to attend,
Adam Kalab was on the scene and took some photos.
They’re available on SmugMug. Our awards winners
are listed below. Congrats!!!
Alexandre Noel de Tilly, Breanne Steven,
Caleb Beland, Danielle Roy, Dylan McKevitt, Eric Roque,
Erin Hansel, Heidi Tuszkiewicz, Jessie Nusselder,
Jordan Burkitt, Kelsey Lefebvre,
Kirsten Crowe, Liam Passi, Liam Pedersen,
Megan Crocker, Michael Petta, Mika Muinonen, Miranda
Boudreau, Nicole Rich, Pascale Gendron, Skyler Savage-Perreault
All photos by Adam Kalab at the link
So You Wanna Be A Yogi
a new illustrated book by Krystel Houle (yogi,
runner and mom)
This illustrated and
informative guide to all things yoga is sure to amuse
you. Developing a personal yoga practice can be overwhelming.
Let the Cartoon Yogi show you the way in her casual
and playful manner. So You Wanna Be a Yogi contains
valuable information that yogis of all levels can
benefit from and impress their yogi friends with.
Let’s bust some common yoga myths & misconceptions!
Learn about all the different types of yoga, where
to start, why start, how to talk, how to walk, how
to breathe, how to eat...and what’s the deal
with chakras anyway? Written and illustrated by a
certified yoga teacher who draws yoga better than
she does yoga.
This is my biggest
(and most time consuming) project to date and the
one I'm most proud of, so I'm VERY excited to share
it with you! Happy World Book Day!
the World – All 40,075 Kilometres
by Martin Parnell
take a leap of faith and you have no idea
where it’s going to lead. You make a
decision that takes you out of your comfort
zone and things are never the same again.
to me on Friday, December 20th 2002. It was
a snowy day in Sudbury, Ontario and in the
late afternoon I got a call from my brother
Peter. After some small talk he came to the
reason he called……… he wanted
to challenge me to a marathon. Without hesitation
I accepted and hung up.
Now, the problem
was I was 47 years old, over-weight and had
never run. However, you never back-down from
a challenge from a younger brother. That night
I put on my tennis shoes, cotton pants, fleece
top, toque and mitts and headed out. I ran
one kilometer out and one kilometer back.
It was terrible.
The next day
I ran 2 kms out and 2 kms back and it was
twice as bad. I realised I needed help so
I joined the Sudbury Rocks Running club. Under
the guidance of Vince Perdue and other members
of the club, they taught me about what to
wear, hydration, nutrition, electrolytes and
pacing. My running journey had begun.
to 6.00 pm Monday February 17th 2020 and I
had just finished 15 km on the treadmill as
part of my Boston 2020 training. Now, that
was 17 years 59 days (6,298 days) ago and
over that time I’ve covered 40,075 kms
which happens to be the circumference of the
So what happened
between that snowy day in Sudbury and the
treadmill run? Well, here are some of the
adventures running took me on with RUNNING
THE WORLD BY THE NUMBERS:
2.0 km First run on
December 20th 2002
3.0 km The Secret 3k, Global
5.0 km Footstock 5 km, Cochrane, Alberta
10.0 km Terry Fox, all over Canada
12.0 km Grim Challenge, UK
16.0 km Gorilla run, Calgary
21.1 km Ottawa Half Marathon
42.2 km Calgary Marathon
42.2 km London Marathon
42.2 km Marathon of Afghanistan
48.0 km Yukon Arctic Ultra
80.0 km Fernie Ultra
82.1 km Golden Ultra
90.0 km Comrades Marathon, South Africa
100.0 km Rarotonga Quest, Cook Islands
106.0 km Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
126.6 km Boston (2004, 2008, 2010)
125.00 km Canadian Death Race
146.00 km Sinister Seven Ultra
160.00 km Lost Souls Ultra
193.00 km TransRockies Stage Race
1014.0 km South West Coast of England
10,550 km Running 250 marathons in one year
40,075 km Complete Running the World on February 17th
So the first spin around the earth
is done and it’s been a blast. Time to turn
around and head back the other way. Who know what
challenges and adventures there will be on the return
Sara and Neil at Hardwood Hills
March 7, 2020
Race weekend 7.
First time skiing Hardwood. Long haul race this time
- 30k. We’re both happy. Neil thinks that was
the end of race season. I’m not so sure....
km Sk Women 35-49 30 km. Free Mass Start
km Sk Men 50-64 30 km. Free Mass Start
Hi Folks, Attached are
the 2020 Sudbury Fitness Challenge points standings
after the first event! Couple of good battles shaping
up already and both of last year's overall winners
look to be starting the year fit! I have also attached
the slightly revised points calculations for this
year. Next event is the Sudbury ROCKS run on May 31st.
For more information on all of the events this year
visit the SFC
Upcoming Local Events
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
Dick Moss, Head Coach
Laurentian XC/Track Team
c/o Coach Moss <email@example.com>
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