- Sofie Manarin Nickel Loppet and SFC Rankings after One Event
- Congratulations to the Rocks!!! 2013 Scholarship Recipient
- Snowshoe to Stomp Out Breast Cancer
- Our Western Rock is at it Again
- Real Life Super Hero (Jamie's Progress)
- Upcoming Local Events - Hypothermic
- Running Room Update -
- Track North News -
Laurentian Indoor Track Results - Fred Foot Memorial
Lela Hopper, Kate Richards, Sydney Tarini and
Sofie Manarin Loppet
– A Great Start to the 2014 Sudbury Fitness Challenge!
by Sara McIlraith
The annual Sofie Manarin Ski Loppet was held this past weekend
on the Laurentian Nordic ski trails. Despite the blustery conditions,
the loppet had a huge turnout, with almost 100 skiers taking
part! This race honours a very talented young Sudbury skier
who sadly lost her life in a bike accident while training. The
Sofie Loppet brings together the entire local ski community,
from beginners to racers. Many new faces were also enthusiastically
taking part in their first ski race, wanting to participate
in all the events of the Sudbury Fitness Challenge. A big congrats
to Laurel Myers, who took her first steps on skis just a few
weeks ago, and won her age group gold medal in the 5k race!
Distances ranged from 1km for the youngest skiers (some as
young as 3!) to 30km for those of us wanting to get in a really
long ski. In true loppet style, all skiers from 5k to 30k lined
up together, ready to fight their way through flailing poles
and skis to get into one of the two ski tracks. One of our Rocks!!
runners unfortunately crashed at the start, but she came back
in full vengeance, passing many who skied over her in the crash.
The 5k race was definitely exciting to watch. Kate and her
training partner Lela rallied for top position alongside Kate’s
running coach, Colin Ward. Kate bombed down the hills, taking
the lead, while Lela and Colin overtook her on the climbs. At
the finish, all 3 were within 3 seconds of each other! Friendly
competition definitely brings out the best in us.
Many of our Rocks!! runners competed in the 15k, including
Neil, Todd Withers, and John Bolan – another newcomer
to the sport. Neil managed to keep the lead pack in sight, and
pushed hard the last few kilometers to win his age category.
An even larger Rocks!! contingent braved the 30k distance. Lindsay
Richan and I, along with Amanda Kosmerly were the only 3 female
competitors. Lindsay and I always set a goal to not have Kerry
Abols ‘lap’ us, and we were both successful this
year. While Lindsay takes a more moderated approach to this
race, my competitive spirit comes out in full force.
Ski races are interesting, unlike running races, so many factors
come into play that affect performance. Snow conditions, grooming,
waxing all need to work together with your overall level of
fitness. I set a time-based goal for myself, to finish in the
same time as last year. The 30k course consists of 4 laps of
a 7.5k course. My first lap was within my time goal, but I knew
I was working too hard. I pushed through the second lap almost
on time, thanks to Katherine Knight really working the pace.
I knew I couldn’t sustain that pace though, and was very
relieved to head out for lap 3 without Katherine to push me
(she raced the 15k). I finished the last 2 laps slower, and
crossed the finish line having given it my all. While I didn’t
meet my time-based goal, I am considering my race a success.
I skied hard in very tough conditions, and met other goals –
such as keeping my ski form while I was tired.
With the Sofie Loppet now completed, I am looking forward to
the next local ski event, the Beaver Lake Loppet, this Sunday.
Time to get the skis re-waxed!
SFC Rankings after One Event
TO OUR 2013 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT
is our 3rd recipient of the SudburyRocks!!! Race, Run or Walk
for Diabetes Laurentian scholarship.
writes: I am in my
second year of Bachelor of Science with a Major in Biology.
Beside my courseload I am a varsity athlete on the Cross
Country and Track & Field team, I work as a TA the Chemistry
lab, and am in the Team Lead for the Peer Health Education
It is an honour to receive this award ….
I wish to thank the organizers of
the Sudbury ROCK!!! RACE, RUN, OR WALK FOR DIABETES for
their generous scholarship. Not only is it an honour for
me, but it also helps to acknowledge the importance of volunteering
and collaborating with community partners to contribute
to healthy living and diabetes awareness in the Sudbury
J’aimerais exprimer ma reconnaissance
aux organisateurs de Sudbury ROCK!!! RACE, RUN, OR WALK
FOR DIABETES pour leur bourse généreuse. Ce
fut non seulement un honneur pour moi d’être
récipiendaire, mais cette bourse contribue aussi
à souligner l'importance du bénévolat
et de collaborer avec des partenaires communautaires pour
contribuer à une vie saine et sensibiliser la communauté
I will definitely be racing in the
SudburyROCKS!! Race this May 11 and plan on recruiting some
of the students, friends, family, and perhaps my teammates
for the Marathon Relay.
Coralea is not
only passionate about running she also loves to work with
the community to help spread the word on benefits of a healthy
lifestyle. She volunteered for the Canadian Diabetes Association
in a partnership with the organization to deliver educational
presentations on the role of healthy food choices and exercise
in the prevention of diabetes to grade 3 elementary school
children during Diabetes awareness month with the assistance
of Diabetes representative, Heather Robertson.
After she registered to run the SudburyROCKS!!!
race, she became the school ambassador and assisted the
race team with recruitment of students on campus.
This year she has taken on a new
challenge of promoting health on campus. Coralea spearheaded
the Peer Health Education Team, which works alongside the
wellness center to develop innovative, engaging, and empowering
health promotion events for University students.
LET’S STOMP OUT BREAST
JOIN US FOR THE 7TH ANNUAL
SNOWSHOE EVENT OF THE WINTER
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|Sudbury – Are you ready to
stomp out breast cancer? Join us for an energetic morning
of snowshoeing and celebration. On February 9, 2014, Tubbs
Snowshoes and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF)
are hitting the trails for the seventh consecutive year in
“You may be a weekend warrior or
a first-timer; it doesn’t matter. That’s the
beauty of this event, all are welcome” says David
Blasak of Tubbs Snowshoes. “It’s an incredible
feeling to organize something that brings friends and families
close together for some good old-fashioned winter fun, during
one of the coldest month of the year. Even better? To support
a great cause too.”
Since inception is 2008, the Tubbs Romp to Stomp Snowshoe
Series has supported CBCF by raising over $200,000 to help
fund innovative research, health education and advocacy
programs. The Tubbs Romp to Stomp Snowshoe Series includes
a: 3 km snowshoe race, 3km / 5km snowshoes walk and Lil
Romper Dash (for the little ones and their families) which
benefits the CBCF. This fun-filled day is an opportunity
for Rompers of all ages to make some memories, enjoy the
fresh air, and enter to win some great prizes – all
with one goal in mind, and that is to support the breast
“I’d like to thank Tubbs Snowshoes and all
of the Rompers for supporting CBCF and helping to carry
out our vision of
creating a future without breast cancer,” says Leigh
Jasmine, Community Development Director at CBCF. “This
year, we are also honoured to have breast cancer survivor,
Hannah McEdwards with us as one of our speakers. Her story
and spirit will light up the day, so break out your best
pink winter gear, this is an event not to be missed.”
Key highlights of the day:
-Free snowshoe demos provided by Tubbs Snowshoes
- ?Lil Romper Dash - perfect for families!
- ?Great prizes for top race finishers, top team fundraiser,
and top individual fundraisers (including a chance to win
7-day cruise for two if you raise over $1,000)
- ?Goodie bag provided to all registrants
- ?Lunch provided post event
When: Sunday, February 9, 2014
Where: Rainbow Trail at Laurentian University, Sudbury Ontario
Register here: Tubbs
Romp to Stomp Ontario
For more information visit: http://tubbsromptostomp.com/
Reserve now by emailing email@example.com
with your name, email and phone number and number of spots to
Follow the Romp to Stomp conversation online too:
Life Super Hero (Jamie's Progress)
British Columbia - The
You've probably noticed that I'm way behind on
blogging once again, I'm going to do my very best to catch up
and share my experiences. I'm just finding it so hard and exhausting
lately to keep on top of everything, as well as running all
15th January 2014
Reluctantly running over the summit of Rogers Pass.
Being stuck for four days in the Rocky Mountains due to a snowstorm,
was mentally challenging. To then be told that Avalanche alert
was extremely high and that I couldn't run for a further three
more days, was too much, I had to break away and get over Rogers
Pass. My reasoning for breaking away, when really I wasn't supposed
to, had a lot of logic. Running the Rockies during wintertime
(let's face it) is one big risk, I felt like there would never
be a perfect time, or day, to cross the mountains. This day
however, snow seemed to be holding off, so as stubborn as I
was from the advise given, I packed up Caesar in preparation
to run and conquer my fear to the summit.
At Heather Mountain Lodge, the chefs insisted that I took lots
of meat for the journey ahead and to arrange a time for when
I would be leaving, so everyone could see me off. Before leaving
the lodge, the staff all huddled around outside of reception
and shouted "good luck" and then pelted me with snow
balls. My stomach was in knots at this point, mostly from the
anticipation of Rogers Pass, this was just the kind of moraIe
boost I needed.
On the road, I unexpectedly received a call from Parks Canada
(who haven't been keen on my run through the Rockies for sometime)
to say "we're sending someone out now to give you an avalanche
beacon and talk you through how your going to run today."
I was extremely surprised. Maybe they kept an eye on my social
media or my tracker and they could see I was on the move. Whatever
it was, I didn't think I'd be getting their help.
A few miles in, Parks Canada show up, a guy greets me on the
side of the road and immediately puts an avalanche beacon (tracker)
around my body and said "now, if you're buried in snow,
we'll know exactly where you are. When buried, you only have
one minute before your oxygen cuts off, it's pretty important
that you wear this. This equipment has saved lives." I
thanked him for his concern and thought, he's really not messing
He continued on "after the storm we've had, there are
stretches on your run today with no hard shoulder, because it's
piled up with snow, not to mention the blind corners. I'm going
to be around for these stretches with my flashing lights."
Again I really appreciated his suggestions, and he kept being
He carried on with safety concerns "you'll be heading
towards the tunnels on this run. There tight and some of them
don't have lights. I'd like you and your stroller to get on
the vehicle with me and I'll drive you through these sections,
how do you feel about that?" My face tensed up, I had to
be honest "I've ran every inch from St Johns NL, to get
in a vehicle now, would devastate me." He replied "ok,
lets compromise, your stroller goes in the back of my truck.
That way, you can jump out of the way and move tightly to the
concrete edges, when vehicles drive by. There's just not enough
room for the stroller, how does that sound?" As much as
I wanted Caesar to do the mileage with me, compromises are what
Canada are all about and as long as my feet we're doing the
work, I was ok with that, "let's do it."
Before running, he wanted to make sure I understood todays
run before setting off "Jamie, me being here hasn't changed
the safety aspect, I'm simply here minimising the risks, not
Miles seemed to fly by with my rested up legs, not fast enough
though that I missed the signs that read "avalanche zone
- do not stop". I kept thinking back to being at the lodge,
where the snow kept falling off the trees and sliding off the
roof. I couldn't help but think that the snow was going to do
the same, and just slide off the mountains straight on me.
After 10 miles or so, I began the toughest climb of the journey,
a 5 mile, 6% incline grade right up to Rogers Pass. As soon
as I hit the incline, pushing obese Caesar, suddenly turned
into pushing a freight train. I put my head down, gasped for
air and thought about the victory at the top.
Battling for 2 miles into the climb, reaching over 1300m, I
became quite light headed and sick, the kind of sickness where
you lose your appetite. If ever there was a time for the saying
"one foot in front of another" this was it. The only
distraction from the sickness was the clouds that floated by,
With three miles left to the summit, the dreaded avalanche
snow shed tunnels appeared. For this section two Parks Canada
trucks arrived, one flashing their lights at the beginning of
the tunnel, and one at the end. We loaded Caesar and off I went
into darkness. Inside I found a big ledge, high up, almost like
a pathway that I could run on. This worked perfectly as trucks
blew by, there was no room for anything else. If Caesar was
on the road, chances are, he would have been flattened.
Running one mile uphill, mostly in darkness, I was relieved
to be out of the tunnels and back into the mountain breeze.
Parks Canada already had Caesar sitting by the roadside waiting
to be pushed to the summit, which was now only 1 mile away,
I was less than 12 minutes from conquering my fear.
When speaking with Parks Canada, moments before the summit,
he said "do you still wanna go over?" Like it was
an option. It wasn't, so I said "yes". He then burst
into a rant and raised his tone "this is the wrong time
of year, wrong month, wrong day" and began to shake his
head. His outburst didn't surprise me in the slightest, I felt
it brewing every time I spoke to him, earlier in the day. So
I said nothing. I too, felt that I shouldn't of been out there
on a busy highway with blind corners and no hard shoulder. After
a few seconds of silence, he quickly regrouped and then went
into how we were going to run over the summit. Which was all
I had on my brain.
I've been riding this fearful wave for months now, as humans,
we always think of the worst, are imagination gets the better
of us, and that is uncontrollable. However, I was now in the
thick of my fear, living it, breathing it, for the first time,
I had total control.
I pushed hard on the last steep incline, I began to pump my
legs, over and over again, I felt the blood drain away from
my face to the point of wanting to puke. My guess was that from
the sudden rise of 500 metres, I was experiencing altitude sickness.
So I pumped my legs some more.
Surprisingly, there were tons of cars and trucks queued up
just before the summit. As I was running past the vehicles,
people were sticking their heads out of the window to shout
encouragment "keep going, you're nearly there." One
guy shouted out, "hey, you're that runner, I have some
Chinese stir fry here, do you want some?" I managed to
squeeze out "I'm really, really ok thank you." If
there was one thing in the world that I didn't want at this
point in my life, it was Chinese stir fry. A little sick came
up, onto my tongue so I swallowed it quickly and held it down
focusing on the summit.
There it was, the sign that read "Rogers Pass alt. 1380m".
A chemical reaction inside my body started to burn with pride
as I was conquering yet another fear in Canada. Yet externally,
there was no emotion at all, apart from looking and feeling
What struck me the most, about being at the top of the pass
was the snow banks piled up, 12ft tall (way taller than me).
Maybe my frightened imagination was right after all, a day on
this summit in bad weather, could have been a very different
Despite the suffering, I knew it was time to enjoy the downhill
to where I'd be staying for the night, 4km's away. My legs were
heavier than usual, but they seemed to be happy working with
Once arriving at the destination to where I'd be sleeping,
I gave Parks Canada a big thank you and held out my hand. He
left me hanging, instead he said "you don't have to thank
me. I'm just doing my job." I shied away.
We then spoke about arranging a time for tomorrow, so he could
continue on helping me through the National Park, I would still
be in Parks Canada territory. Just before getting back into
his car, he offered out his hand. I still don't know why he
didn't shake my hand the first time, maybe that was his way
of saying "I shouldn't be out here helping you at this
time of year," or "you're an absolute idiot,"
or so on... After the awkwardness, getting the chance to shake
his hand to say thank you, meant a lot.
No matter how Parks Canada made me feel, not matter how much
I felt that they didn't want to be there, they were. And every
minute that went by during todays run (over one of the most
dangerous stretches in Canada) they were 100% looking out for
my safety. For that, I'm thankful.
Back to being on my own, I had to cover the distance of 1.5km
on trail to an alpine hut which I didn't think would be too
much of an issue - and if I had skies, it wouldn't of been.
The snow was deep, so I left Caesar in the empty parking lot
and took everything I needed. My important man bag, electrical
goods, sleeping bag and laptop.
At the beginning of the trail, every step my leg would burry,
knee deep into the powdered snow. Making it 50 metres had me
sweating, like a mad man. I had to make a decision whether to
go back and build a snow cave, or sweat on. Because I was being
beaten so badly on the trail, I almost now made it my mission
to fight back, so I sweated on. That, and not wanting to sleep
in snow made my mind up.
I panted away, step after step carrying everything in hand,
around my shoulders and with my laptop under my armpit. After
having one of the toughest runs of my life (almost like running
a double marathon), here I was, stuck in deep snow, still going.
My entire body was burning up, tip to toe, I felt like one big
ball of lactic acid.
In 45 minutes I had covered 1km, I knew I was close but I was
missing something. At first I couldn't work it out, I just had
that feeling. After checking my armpit, I realised it my laptop
that was gone, which was more worrying than losing my passport.
I dropped everything and started retracing my steps, with my
heart now pumping and panicking even faster than before. After
trudging over half a kilometre back, my guess was that it was
gone. How didn't I notice for that length of time that I wasn't
carrying it? I couldn't lose hope so I went further, after nearly
making it back to the start of the trail, I spotted a tiny black
spot by my foot. I lent down to touch it, and I was able to
pull it out of the snow, it was my LAPTOP!!! It had buried itself
after falling into the snow. So lucky.
I kept telling myself what was a few more kilometres on top
of 7000? It didn't really help. One and a half hours later I
had made it to the hut, just before it became to dark. Walking
around inside the hut, with my head torch on, I noticed a wood
stove, so I searched for a lighter.
After the day I had, I'd never been so happy to ignite a fire
and listen to nothing but crackling wood.
My Dad and I the night before I left for
So, Rich Leigh
let slip that he (and my Dad) have now booked their flights
to Vancouver, for the finish of my run. They're flying in
30th January and flying out 11th February (meaning I have
to finish this run between these dates). I think this is
good, motivational, pressure, to get the job done. Also,
I just received and read this lovely message from someone,
the timing I think, is perfect:
"Jamie, I'm bad with words but
hopefully they will come out in the right order!
I've been following you over the
last two months and am totally blown away by your physical
and mental strength, not only by blasting your way through
this immense adventure but how you capture and inspire those
near and far from you.
I've got the most awesome little
two and half year old son who is my world. I have a few
mates who have had sick kids and it pains me to think of
how precious life can be. To see what you are achieving
to support less fortunate blows my mind!
Since I was a kid I always strived
to make my folks proud. I never found that thing that made
me tick. I've always been that normal bloke and never knew
what was achievable in life. It took me 30 years to find
something I'm good at, that my folks can be proud of and
I think I have finally found it; being the best dad I can
be. When I married my wife last year and my boy was part
of our amazing day, I managed to bring my Dad to tears after
my speech. I guess that was his way of showing me his pride.
That moment was captured by the most awesome man hug from
him! As a father I can only imagine how totally bursting
with pride you nearest and dearest must be feeling and in
particular your Dad. As you ride the Rockys and the emotions
towards the end of your adventure, get ready for the most
intense and overwhelming emotion of seeing just how proud
your Dad will be when he sees you! That man hug he will
give you, will be off the scale!!
I want to thank you for being the
most inspirational bloke I've known in my lifetime. I'll
be sure to tell my son all about this nutter from up the
M5 called Mc Donald who took on Canada and nailed it!! I'll
always encourage him to not be normal like his old man and
that anything is possible. A) so he can be an awesome and
B) so I can do a father and son adventure when he is older
(and I'm grown up).
Big man love, total respect and best
P.s. I literally don't have a penny
to my name at the moment but when business picks up there
will be a contribution to your pot!"
Jan 15 Helicopter Lodge Tyler, Rob &
Brent brought a portable bbq, expecting to feed me in
a snow cave, luckily I scored a helicopter lodge west
of Rogers Pass by canyon Hot Springs
Jan 16 Off the cuff, once in a lifetime helicopter ride
from Selkirk Tangiers, over the Rocky Mountains. Good
Jan 16 Oh, and here's the view:
One of the things with this run is that
because Canada is so big in comparison to the UK, it must
be hard for people back home to relate to just how massive
this country is!!!
So, with fewer than 350 of the 5,000 miles
to go (14 marathons out of 200+), I thought it might be
fun to look how far that distance would be if I set off
from my hometown of Gloucester and just ran. Turns out
it's the equivalent of running to Dunfermline in Scotland!
Jan 19 Runner, Mat & I, are flying
up & down the mountains, Flash time.
Jan 19 Running troops, supporters &
bongo players building into #SalmonArm
Jan 20 Salmon Arm School Planting some
motivational seeds... After motivational speaking, a 10yr
old approached to say "you've inspired me to run
across Canada, when I'm older"
Jan 20 Amazing, much needed treatment
at Lakeshore Physiotherapy with Julie Parenteau. "Managing,
Jan 21 A Glawster family have showed up,
wearing a @gloucesterrugby shirt, what a boost! Smashing
Jan 21 10 miles to go, machine Chris is
staring to cramp. Not gonna lie, I'm getting quite a lot
of pleasure out of it.
About to run my 190th marathon, follow
my tracker: jamiemcdonald.org a slushy day on the Rockies:
Jan 22 Free feed at AWCanada in Chase,
a $30 giftcard for more food, plus teddy bears for the
kids once I make it to @BCCHF
186th marathon, follow my tracker: jamiemcdonald.org finishing
in the town of @SeeRevelstoke. So nearly finished my run,
across CANADA! 10 miles, my head is in the clouds, thinking
about the finish. Dangerous mind set, being "in the
now" is what's gotten me this far.
186th marathon done, couldn't stop thinking about the finish,
need to stay focused. 14 marathons to go. Made it to Revelstoke.
Jan 16 Ate like a king @TheLastDropPub,
now checking into @Powder_Springs, what more could a man
want? Actually, please don't answer that question.
Running my 187th marathon, follow my tracker as I head
to Vancouver & finish off Canada: jamiemcdonald.org
we're stronger than we think
Jan 17 A healthy few miles in with Rob (who
hasn't ran in a year), rocking the Rockies. Hilly terrain,
Rob "I'm starting to feel it." My reply "me
too, there's 5 miles to go, a lamb roast awaits at the end
of this run."
187th marathon finished, Rob & I pushed
ourselves along rolling mountains & bantered when it
mattered. 13 marathons to go, my lucky number.
Rosemary, garlic, roasted leg of lamb, mauled.
The Trapper snowboarders have triumphed.
Fueled up, racing to #Sicamous, apparently
I'm dropping a puck & also having a blessing from the
famous Native, Chief Ernie. (Watch @MrJamieMcDonald drop
the puck for the Sicamous Eagles & receive a Native
Blessing! Live streamed @ 7:00 PCT). Tweeting & running
at the same time, I'm behind schedule for the puck drop.
Legs are burning, but I am smashing this marathon, 5 miles
188th marathon, smashed. My legs are tired
& time is flying, almost to quickly. Can't believe I'm
saying it "12 marathons to go"
Jan 18 Awesome to "drop the puck"
at the @KIJHL game & very honoured to have a spiritual
blessing from Native, Chief Ernie
6:50am, waking up in Anchors Riverfront Motel
& I have to think about running soon. Another "Puck
Drop", this time in #SalmonArms, oh Canada. Beginning
my 189th marathon, totally OD on coffee, bad, bad shakes,
still have to get running...
189th marathon, boom. Supportive runners &
mountains that aren't as big as what I've ran through. 11
marathons to go, ave it!
Jan 19 Fantastic game @SASilverbacks, &
plenty of generous people (including kids) that are donating
Taking today off for speaking, fundraising
& most importantly, blogging. If I don't hurry up &
write, memories will be lost.
Great lunch in #SalmonArm with Mayor, Nancy
Cooper. After paying the bill she even made a cheeky donation
Jan 20 My 13th pair of runners, picked up
@SportChek #SalmonArm. I'll be running to Vancouver in these,
flashier than flash
Jan 20 Three awesome people, delivering
a delicious three course meal at Table24, in @PodollanInns.
Also Sleeping at @PodollanInns, can't believe I'm in this
palace, every time I look around the room, I'm like, "really?"
189th marathon begins heading to Sorrento.
Think Chris & I are ready to pack it in
for the day. 3 miles to go, so close...
189th marathon complete into #Sorrento. Springy
start into a faded run, happy to see someone else struggle.
10 marathons to go, oh yeah.
Jan 21 Late night session, at AIM Physiotherapy
Services with Anisha Moore. Loads of love & manipulation
to my foot.
Jan 21 Spending the night with Diane &
John, they remind me of my Nan & Grandad, it won't be
long, I'll be seeing them soon
In the190th marathon. Few miles in, once again,
can't stop thinking about completing this journey. This
time though it's making me so nervous my knees are shaking.
It's coming to light & hitting me hard, that I'm going
to finish my run across Canada. Way too much to digest,
my anxiety is taking over.
Jan 22 Hwy near Chase by
Follow Jamie though
the links below
photos from Sudbury in early August to the west
We will continue to track Jamie weekly as he makes
his way to the Pacific
As of Wednesday
January 22 Jamie is in near Chase British Columbia
The Hypothermic Half Marathon is about a month away
now (February 16th @ 9 a.m.), spots are going fast
now so be sure to sign up now! Registration includes
a very nice hat and glove set, one of the coolest
finishers medals around and a brunch ticket for after
the race at Buzzy Browns. Don't feel like running
the event? we are always looking for volunteers to
come out and cheer on the runners and walkers during
the race. (Volunteers will also receive a brunch ticket)
Contact the store if interested. Proceeds of the event
go to the Alzheimer Society of Sudbury
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Laurentian Indoor Track
Results - Fred Foot Memorial
University of Toronto Indoor Track, January 18, 2014
P.S. Photo attached - Marissa Lobert (R), Michelle
The Laurentian Women's track team competed at the U.
of Toronto's Fred Foot Memorial track meet this weekend,
returning with four medals, 11 personal bests and four
OUA qualifying marks.
Rookie Marissa Lobert (Sault Ste Marie) won gold in
the 3000m, finishing with a 13 second personal best
time of 10:18.91. That time is 22 seconds under the
OUA qualifying standard of 10:40.0. Three other Voyageurs
beat the qualifying standard in the 3000m, with Samantha
Edwards (Toronto) placing 3rd with a time of 10:25.69,
Alyssa Bedard (North Bay) placing fourth in 10:27.96
and Michelle Kennedy (London) placing 5th in 10:36.93.
All were personal best times. Lyndsay Greasley (Sudbury)
also ran a large personal best, placing 7th in 11:04.36.
Sprinter Ashley Huard (Hanmer) who also has already
qualified for the OUA's, won her first medal as a Laurentian
athlete, placing 1st among university athletes in the
60m and 3rd overall. Her time was 7.87.
Adrienne Wilson (Kitchener), who has already qualified
for the OUA's, continued her strong season in the metric
mile, placing 2nd in the 1500m with a personal best
time of 4:39.43. It's the first time Wilson has dipped
below the magic 4:40 barrier. National team steeplechaser,
Genevieve Lalonde, placed first in the event.
Athletes from Laurentian, U. of Toronto, York, Guelph,
Western, Queen's, Laurier, and a number of track clubs
competed in the event.
The Voyageurs' next competition is the York Open on
1. Marissa Lobert, 10:18.91 (Personal Best-OUA Qualifed)
3. Samantha Edwards, 10:25.69 (PB - OUA)
4. Alyssa Bedard, 10:27.96 (PB - OUA)
5. Michelle Kennedy, 10:36.93 (PB - OUA)
7. Lyndsay Greasley, 11:04.36 (PB)
2. Adrienne Wilson, 4:39.43 (PB)
16. Carly Charbonneau, 5:26.91 (PB)
1st university, 3rd overall. Ashley Huard, 7.87
5. Coralea Kappel, 1:49.55
6. Leanne Sanders, 1:50.13 (PB)
7. Jenna Thornber, 1:56.45
6th university, 8th overall, 2662 points (PB)
7. Meghan Rothenbroker, 3:18.15 (PB)
10. Jenna Thornber, 3:33.24
16. Leanne Sanders, 49.50 (PB)
Dick Moss, Head Coach
Laurentian XC/Track Team
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