In this Issue:
- SudburyRocks!! Official Training Runs
- SudburyRocks!!! Virtual Training Contest
- A guide to socially responsible running
- The Ultimate Quarantine Run Challenge
- Physical Isolation Runs
- Upcoming Events
May 2 2020 Black Flies Track and Field Meet, May 24
Apex Dash, SudburyRocks!!! MOVED
to OCT 25
- Running Room Run Club Update:
- Track North
Training Runs Suspended
After reviewing the latest information on the Coronavirus
spread it is necessary for me to suspend official
Sudburyrocks!! run sessions. They include the Wednesday
pm run from the Running Room and the Saturday am run
from Laurentian University,
It would be difficult to comply with social distancing
guidelines with a group of 5 to 15 runners on the
My self, I hope to be able to run solo outside or
maybe with a friend maintaining safe distances from
all we encounter.
I'll be watching and listening for developments as
Stay safe my running friends
We’re just two
months out of when the SudburyROCKS!!! Marathon was
originally due to hit the streets of Sudbury, but
just because we’ve changed the date to October
25th doesn’t mean you should stop training and
fundraising! Stay motivated!
As we approach our
original race day, we want to give away some awesome
prizes while you train for the SudburyROCKS!!! Marathon
in October! Here’s how it works:
Keep track of your training
runs between March 31st and May 31st – Tag @ncfsudbury
and @sudburyrocksmarathon in your Instagram or Facebook
posts and use the hashtag #sudburyrocks2020. You get
an entry for each run, so train hard and often!
Submit your run or walk route link or fun picture
documentary, along with a pic of your mileage to us
for another entry. Your run distance doesn’t
affect your entries!
Make a donation or start pledging - for each pledge
you receive, you’ll get 4 entries. Donations
can be made online through The Running Room’s
event site at bit.ly/sudrocks_fundraising
(We need your help more than ever before!)
Make sure you’re registered for the 2020 SudburyROCKS!!!
Marathon (5km, 10km, ½ Marathon or Marathon
runner/walker) to be eligible for prizes.
You can run, jog, or
walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill or
on the track. Of course, if you’re running with
a friend, make sure to stay at least 6 feet apart!
Stay tuned for updates!
Race, Run or Walk presented by IONIC Mechatronics
A guide to socially
responsible running during COVID-19
How to exercise while practising social distancing
22nd, 2020 by Madeleine Kelly | Posted in Training
As Canadians practise
social distancing, many are wondering what activity,
if any, is safe to be doing during this time. Experts
are saying that running, walking and hiking are all
considered socially responsible exercise outlets,
and are in fact encouraging getting outside for the
mental, as well as physical health benefits. If you’re
a runner who’s looking for some tips, here are
a few ways you can make your run more socially responsible.
Run alone or with someone
who lives with you Social distancing means limiting
contact with people who don’t live with you.
Lots of runners are doing their runs solo, but if
your roommates, partner or family are looking to get
some exercise, encourage them to come with you. If
your partner isn’t into running, encourage them
to bike slowly alongside you. Please avoid group runs.
Please no snot rockets.
Runners, please stop snot rocketing. Bring a tissue
or wait until you’re home to blow your nose,
but limit the mid-trail spreading of germs.
Give other runners their
space. There are more runners on the trails than usual,
as it’s one of the few viable forms of exercise
right now. With that in mind, try to run on quiet
trails, and when you see runners, give them their
space (at least six feet, or two metres).
Ditch the extremely hard
workouts. Steve Magness is a performance coach and
author who reminds runners who are training during
the COVID-19 pandemic to avoid going “to the
well” in training. The “well” describes
an extremely hard workout that can leave someone in
an immune-depleted state. Magness also reminds runners
to continue to fuel the calories they burn while working
out, as a calorie deficit can also limit recovery.
Avoid touching crosswalk
buttons. Traffic is low right now, so you shouldn’t
have to wait very long to cross the street. Unless
you’re bringing hand sanitizer on your run,
try not to touch any crosswalk buttons, as the probability
of touching your face soon after is high. Avoid the
risk and wait for traffic to clear.
When it comes to the
immune system, remember the old adage, you can’t
really boost your immune system in the short term,
but you sure can suppress it.
Here are a few concepts that will
The Ultimate Quarantine
the Quarantine Backyard Ultra!
This event is a Free Backyard Ultra, completed in
self-isolation or quarantine, streamed live on Youtube,
with the largest, most competitive field ever assembled!
You will be competing for the soon to be World’s
most coveted prize: The Golden Toilet Paper Roll!
Plus… Did we mention it’s FREE?!?
Almost every runner out
there has had races that were canceled and have been
left without goal races in the near future. We do
not know when this situation is going to end, and
this is a fun way to bring a whole bunch of people
together to be able to test their fitness, join a
community, and do something together when many people
cannot leave their homes.
Whether you plan to do
one lap, 50 laps, or more, come in and join the fun!
When is it?
The first bell will ring at 7:00am Mountain Daylight
Time (GMT-6) on Saturday April 4th, and the race will
finish when there is only one runner left on the livestream.
Everyone has just enough time for a taper. No training,
no race prep. Let’s see who goes the distance.
(I wonder will
any locals accept the challenge)
Run...Vince with geese
Ramsey Lake in the rain
Attawapiskat...Amber Runs the Muck
one of the toughest areas to run, Attawapiskat.
The winter road is melting away and it is
now a muddy mess and the ice under the mud
has yet to melt. I say, run in the worse conditions
and embrace the suck. It will only make you
- Ashley Runs Virtual ATB
Ashley runs 30.13km
to complete a virtual "Around the Bay"
- Sara with Bean
Bean and I
out forgetting that the world exists outside
our beautiful lake. Maybe the last lake ski
of the season. Had to get out today, as it’s
April, and means I’ve skied in 7 months
this season. Love it so much.
Upcoming Local Events
Given the current situation related
to COVID-19, the SudburyROCKS!!! Marathon organizing
committee has decided to postpone our race.
The new date for the 2020 SudburyROCKS!!! Marathon
will be Sunday, October 25th.
We know this news may be disappointing to you
and for that we are very sorry, however we recognize
this is the right thing to do at this time.
We are still encouraging participants and the
public to register for the 2020 SudburyROCKS!!!
Marathon and to support our beneficiary the
Northern Cancer Foundation by collecting pledges.
Thank you for your patience and understanding
during this time.
If you have any questions please feel free to
connect with Elizabeth Taillefer at the Northern
Cancer Foundation by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by calling 705.523.4673.
The organizing committee will continue to monitor
the COVID-19 situation and keep our participants
and friends up to date.
Please take care and stay healthy.
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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