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      Hello Everyone,                                                                                                                                                                                                         April 2, 2020        

     In this Issue:


  1. SudburyRocks!! Official Training Runs Suspended
  2. SudburyRocks!!! Virtual Training Contest
  3. A guide to socially responsible running during COVID-19
  4. The Ultimate Quarantine Run Challenge this Weekend
  5. Physical Isolation Runs
  6. Upcoming Events May 2 2020 Black Flies Track and Field Meet, May 24 Apex Dash, SudburyRocks!!! MOVED to OCT 25
  7. Running Room Run Club Update: 
  8. Track North






SudburyRocks!! Official Training Runs Suspended


Hello All,
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 roads.
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 they unfold.
Stay safe my running friends
Vince Perdue





SudburyRocks!!! Virtual Training Contest

Virtual Contest Time!

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:

1) 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!

2) Submit your run or walk route link or fun picture documentary, along with a pic of your mileage to us at etaillefer@hsnsudbury.ca for another entry. Your run distance doesn’t affect your entries!

3) 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!)

4) 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!

SudburyRocks Race, Run or Walk presented by IONIC Mechatronics





A guide to socially responsible running during COVID-19
How to exercise while practising social distancing
March 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 help:






The Ultimate Quarantine Run Challenge

Welcome to 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.

All Information Here

(I wonder will any locals accept the challenge)





Physical Isolation Run...Vince with geese

Ramsey Lake in the rain


Physical Isolation Attawapiskat...Amber Runs the Muck

Welcome to 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 stronger




Physical Isolation - Ashley Runs Virtual ATB

Ashley runs 30.13km to complete a virtual "Around the Bay"

Physical Isolation - 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 etaillefer@hsnsudbury.ca 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.
Thank you,
SudburyROCKS!!! Marathon
Organizing Committee






 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









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.








Track North News - by Dick Moss





Dick Moss






Dick Moss, Head Coach
Laurentian XC/Track Team
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For information call me.
Vincent Perdue

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