In this Issue:
- Pandemic clinches the decision - one
more year of high-school it is
- Apex Warrior Virtual Trail Race Series
- Tricia Runs to Defeat Depression
- Ashley Runs GIRLSrun Virtually
- My Self Isolation 100 Miles and More
- Photos This Week
- Upcoming Events
GirlsRun Virtual Event,
July 1 Apex warrior Virtual Race
Series, SudburyRocks!!! MOVED to OCT 25
- Running Room Run Club Update:
- Track North
Apex Warrior Virtual Trail
Race Series Update June 1!
The 1st of 3 the
Apex Dash Trail Race is complete!
Well done to all the
competitors and thank you for your support. We had
over 40 registrants which warms our hearts. The
battle was intense and the course was wet! We are
looking to put on a killer next race. The results
are coming up this week!
To all the late registrants, we
can organize a pick up for your bib and medal or
we can mail it out.
The APEX Dash 6km
1 Jill Tworo 36:27
2 Elizabeth Priebe 40:39
3 Larissa Herbert 42:16
4 Natalie Beaudry 42:17
5 Julian Luoma 45:46
6 Eden Abols 47:37
7 Matt Facendi 48:34
8 Ginette Cyr 50:49
9 Brent Byers 51:34
10 Carlie St.Amant 56:01
11 Anthea Bradley 56:07
12 Krysta Moland 01:01:00
13 Tay Wilson 01:14:01
Last updated: May 31, 2020 9:13:45pm EDT
1 William Aiello 01:03:30
2 Dennis Legault 01:04:39
3 Kristofer Cacciotti 01:07:14
4 Nick Mcchesney 01:09:17
5 Jerrika Rydall 01:09:20
6 Devon Prosser 01:13:53
7 Ross Beyers 01:15:18
8 Konrad Wiltmann 01:17:05
9 Helen Francis 01:18:30
10 Renée St-Onge 01:19:59
11 Richard Bradley 01:26:00
12 Sarah Pilbacka 01:29:54
13 Glenn Woods 01:33:22
14 Ashley Hayes 01:33:35
15 Donna Smrek 01:47:34
16 Athena Christakos 01:52:11
17 Vincent Perdue 01:59:00
18 Helen Bobiwash 02:16:00
Last updated: May 31, 2020 8:02:06pm EDT
Some of the Course Action
Liz 2nd place in 6km
clinches the decision - one more year of high-school it is
Local swimmer and Lo-Ellen Park Secondary
School senior Bella Mastroianni had already given
some thought to the possibility of doing a "victory
lap", opting to return to high-school for a fifth
year of studies.
The current pandemic
just moved that thought much more to the forefront.
The 17 year-old product
of the Sudbury Laurentian Swim Club and talented triathlete
confirmed this week her decision to hold off on committing
to a post-secondary institution for the 2020-2021
"It was always in
the back of my mind, the possibility of doing a victory
lap," said Mastroianni. "But throughout
high-school, I remember thinking that I wanted to
get school done as fast as I can. Then the whole pandemic
hit, and I thought it might be best for me to return."
The opportunity to train
one more year under SLSC head coach Dean Henze, the
all-too-common uncertainty over a definite line of
studies and career path, and the ability to enjoy
an extra year of high-school athletics all factored
into the decision, beyond the hundreds of questions
that were raised by the arrival of Covid-19.
"It looks like next
year all universities will be on-line," she continued.
"I would rather if my first year was not on-line,
I would prefer to actually enjoy my first year in
person. The extra year gives me a little more time
to think of what I want to do - but I'm definitely
In fact, the local swimming
rumour mill certainly had Mastroianni leaning towards
remaining in Sudbury and joining coach Phil Parker
and the Laurentian Voyageurs. "I feel comfortable
at home," she said.
"Staying here at
Laurentian, swimming with Phil, I thought, would be
a really good match with me, personally. But I am
very indecisive. I've been going back and forth."
And with teammate Nina
Kucheran continuing to excel at Florida State University,
Mastroianni has clearly contemplated at least the
possibility of pursuing her swim career south of the
"I personally think
that whatever best fits you is what you should do,"
she said. "It's your career, it's your time at
university. You don't want to make someone else happy,
but then have a hard time going to the States, when
you know that staying in Canada may have been a better
option for you."
Compounding her particular
situation is that Mastroianni could well enjoy greater
success, in the long-term, following her dreams as
a triathlete moreso than solely as a swimmer. "The
ages of twenty, thirty, forty, that's where you see
the majority of triathletes," she said.
"In swimming, those
ages are considered old. I think as I get older, I
will go straight into triathlons. But as of right
now, I am still swimming, as I do enjoy swimming a
lot, and I do not want to stop."
And for one more year,
at least, Mastroianni will compete as a member of
the Sudbury Laurentian Swim Club, without having to
worry about a dual affiliation with the university
of her choice.
Tricia Runs to Defeat
the Defeat Depression Run this morning in
perfect running conditions. Grateful to be
able take part in this virtual campaign to
support local mental health resources as a
member of Team Awesome!
Ashley Runs GIRLSrun
My Self Isolation 100
Miles and More
Words by Donna Smrek
it doesn’t challenge you it doesn’t change
you’ … well my friend, prepare for change.
On June 13 & 14, 2020, my friend and fellow runner,
Schweyer (Liz), is challenging
herself to run 100 miles in 30 hours. WHY?? because
she’s crazy LOL, no seriously, WHY would anyone
run 100 miles on their own?
all know our beloved running events, along with so
many others, have been postponed, deferred, cancelled
etc., due to Covid-19. Many of us are searching for
our reasons to continue to train and push ourselves
to stay committed. Liz found her reasons all around
her; e-mails postponing her planned running events,
2 young daughters at home trying to reach goals on
a new virtual school program and a position as an
event planner when all events are to be cancelled.
All the signs indicated ‘stop’, your plans
need to slow down however Liz took a different approach,
she looked in the mirror, gave a little wink and said
‘stand 6 feet back, here I come’.
She’d run 25 km, 50 km and 100 km and felt that
‘100 miles was the next logical step’.
Logical to some perhaps, to others I refer back to
the first paragraph:)
Liz knew she wanted to challenge herself and at the
same time show her daughters that setting a goal,
even if there are obstacles along the way, can be
very satisfying and help you grow. She had signed
up for the Mad Trapper Backyard Ultra, with a 100-mile
goal, well instead of folding she decided to do it
in her own back yard. Once that idea was sparked,
she realized she could also challenge her community
at the same time. Her work as an event planner with
NCF, Northern Cancer Foundation, was also fluttering
in the covid wind. She realized she had a ‘win,
win, win’ situation she could tap into. My Self
Isolation 100 Miles and More was a go!! ‘I’ll
work toward my goal, show my daughters how adjusting
to obstacles along the path to your goal is possible
and set up a fundraiser where no one has to physically
Throughout this Covid-19 crisis, cancer has not self-isolated,
it continues to impact and ravage the lives of individuals
and their families. The NCF provides financial assistance,
along with all their medical support, to individuals
deep in the fight for their lives. As an organization
relying on fundraising for support, their revenue
flow is being strangled due to social restrictions.
There is a community of runners offering to support
Liz along her journey, do a ‘loop with Liz’
to help ward off the mental games, the wild imagination
that is set free on dark trails at night and to cheer
her on as a motivator or the motivated. We will run
with her, each contributing support from an appropriate
distance, as she runs steady. We will tag team for
steps, bring soup and coffee for sustenance and celebrate
the miles along the way.
I invite you to join Liz in her effort to show that
one person can make a difference. We won’t all
run on the day and we aren’t all in a position
to share our funds at this time. However, if you are
able and willing, please follow the link to Liz’s
FB event, send messages to cheer her on and support
the fundraiser with whatever you can.
If it doesn’t challenge us, it won’t change
us. Let’s join together, virtually, and embrace
"My Self Isolation 100 and More"
Photos This Week
Amber in Attawapiskat
Tony and Sheila biking around Ramsey
Rocks!! around Laurentian
Ania on Loach's
Liz on Loach's
Yves and Patrice on Loach's
Around Laurentian Lake
Bear at Black Lake by Sara and Kate
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.
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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