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      Hello Everyone,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  October 29, 2020        

     In this Issue:


  1. SUDBURYROCKS!!! Virtual
  2. McIlraith and Phipps show the way in Sudbury Fitness Challenge race
  3. City Secondary School X Country Championship
  4. Photos This Week
  5. Upcoming Events Nov. 8 Run to Remember
  6. Running Room Run Club Update: 
  7. Track North








THANK YOU so much for taking part in this year’s SudburyROCKS!!! COVID edition. We appreciate your support this year more than ever!


All Photos Here

SudburyROCKS!!! Marathon 2020

Race Committee



SudburyROCKS!!! TEAM IONIC #running for Steve at Kivi Park

A note from IONIC'S Nick Ryma,

Ionic racers raised over $9,000 in support SudburyROCKS!!! and the Northern Cancer Foundation! A big thank you to Kerry and Lloyd from Kivi Park. They were very trusting of us and helped out with anything we needed.

I want to highlight those amazing people that helped out on Sunday. Thank you, Andre, for helping out with the event from the very beginning. Megan (Andre’s wife) volunteered to help with registration. Our amazing timekeepers, Lise & Vince Perdue. You will not have seen them at our event, but Liz Schwyer and Tannys Laughren both played a big role in helping us plan this day. They work with the Northern Cancer Foundation and are huge supporters of Ionic.

We would like to acknowledge that a large portion of Steve’s family was able to attend. His father, brother and sister took part in the walk with their families. A special thank you to Tammy Gillard (Steve’s sister) who flew in from Calgary with her husband Monty to participate in this event.

It was great to see so many people participate and run/walk in memory of Steve! We would like to make this an annual tradition and hope that you consider participating next year!


All TEAM IONIC Photos Here

All TEAM IONIC Results Here













McIlraith and Phipps show the way in Sudbury Fitness Challenge race
Randy Pascal

Sara McIlraith was in cruise control, but Neil Phipps was sweating it out, right through to his final stride of the very last event.

Regardless, the local couple were able to top the charts, laying claim to their respective Sudbury Fitness Challenge crowns as points were tallied up from the Turkey Gobbler, earlier this month, and added to the aggregate totals from the four previous events that were run in a year that was almost constantly challenged by the pandemic.

In finishing her SFC season with 4792 points, McIlraith easily outdistanced local triathlete Stacey Trottier (3402), with Donna Smrek (2687), Mariane Larose (2610) and Lo-Ellen Park senior Isabella Mastroianni (2567) rounding out the top five.

McIlraith would capture first place in both Sofie's Loppett (nordic skiing) and the Turkey Gobbler, while sharing the top-end 1000 point total in the Canoe Marathon with both Emily Marcolini and Tamara Flannigan.

Wanda Dewulf showed the way in the Walden MTB (mountain bike) Race, while Mastroianni maximized her results at the Island Swim.

McIlraith, Trottier, Smrek and Larose hold the distinction of being the only four women, of the 131 who participated in at least one of the five events, to actually race in each and every won of them.

Meanwhile, Phipps, who was locked in an ultra-right race with 2019 Mr Fit Sudbury Mike Banks for the SFC men's crown, leading by just six points heading into the Turkey Gobbler, rode a top ten finish in Naughton to a 4370-4321 victory in the aggregate standings.

Sliding into third place behind Phipps and Banks was Todd Withers (4117), with Colin Ward (4030) and Dan Whalen (3929) right on his heels.

Individual event winners on the men's side included Phipps (Canoe Marathon - shared with John/James Larmer), Matteo Reich (Sofie's Loppett), Paul Guenette (Walden MTB Race), James Bertrim (Island Swim) and Kendyn Mashinter (Turkey Gobbler).

A total of 167 men/boys completed at least one event, with Julian Luoma, Steffon Luoma, Mitch Trottier and Kaeden Ward joining the top five in the overall standings (Phipps, Banks, Withers, Ward, Whalen) in successfully navigating their way through the entire series.

Following are the Mr and Ms Fit Sudbury champions in each of the respective age categories:

Women's Divisions
Under 12 - Lucia Salmaso
13 - 19 - Isabella Mastroianni
20 - 29 - Marlee Clement
30 - 39 - Jessica Lonsdale
40 - 49 - Sara McIlraith
50 - 59 - Donna Smrek
60 - 69 - Mariane Larose
70 - 79 - Maureen Moustgaard

Men's Divisions
Under 12 - Julian Luoma
13 - 19 - Kaeden Ward
20 - 29 - Nick Vanderschoor
30 - 39 - Dan Whalen
40 - 49 - Mike Banks
50 - 59 - Neil Phipps
60 - 69 - Frank Battaion
70 - 79 - John Larmer
Organizers will now turn their attention to February 2021 and the season-opening Sofie Manarin Nickel Loppet to kick off another season of competition, with the hopes of re-integrating both the Sudbury Rocks!! Race and the Beaton Classic into the traditional seven legs to the SFC schedule next year.

Final Standings







City Secondary School X Country Championship

Oct 28, 2020 at Kivi Park

All photos will be uploaded next Wednesday









Photos This Week


Moonlight Trail

Moonlight Trail

Laurentian Trails

Chief Lake Trek with Sara and Todd

First Snow at Moonlight Trail






Upcoming Local Events

  November 8, 2020


Run to Remember, November 8th 2020.

We are going VIRTUAL this year! A virtual race gives the participants the option of choosing the start time, pace, route and even the city!

All participants will get a t-shirt and medal to be pick-up a few days before the race. More details to follow.

Register using the link below :


Maps for those who choose to run the existing College routes

1k Map Here      5k/10k Map Here








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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Vincent Perdue

Proud sponsor of the Sudbury Rocks!!! Race-Run-Walk for the Health of it




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