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   Hello Everyone,                                                                                                                                                         February 6, 2014

In this Issue:


  1. 10km Running Clinic Here Again in 2014
  2. February Run in Oakville's Bronte Park
  3. Walden Skiiers at Eastern/OCup races in Ottawa
  4. Any Takers for Parnell's Rotary Coastal Quest
  5. Real Life Super Hero (Jamie's Progress)
  6. Upcoming Local Events - Hypothermic Half Marathon and Romp to Stomp Snowshoe
  7. Running Room Update -
  8. Track North News - Laurentian U Results, York Open Indoor Track Meet



Now here again for 2014!
10km Running Clinic.

Starting Monday March 3, 2014 at 6:00pm
Location: Sudbury Running Room
Cedar Pointe Plaza
117-1984 Regent st
Sudbury ON
Phone 705-523-4664

The SudburyRocks!!! and the Sudbury Running Room will be hosting a 10k clinic designed to prepare you for our 5k and 10k walk/runs on Sunday May 12, 2013. Rocks!! members Sara McIlraith and Vince Perdue will once again be your instructors.
Click "REGISTER" to sign up online. You can also call the Running Room Sudbury store at 705-523-4664 or drop in and register there.
Running Room Sudbury
Cedar Pointe Plaza
117-1984 Regent St.
Sudbury ON

10k Program

This training program is designed to prepare you for a 10K event.

Whether you are new to 10K training or have a time goal in mind, this program will get you there. In this program you will be introduced to hill training and steady runs to build your training schedule.
Each session starts with a 20 to 30 minute class followed by a group run. You will then join your group for Run Club on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings to complete your weekly training.
The full program is 10 weeks and includes 1 information lecture per week including a training walk/run plus training sessions on Wednesday at 6:00pm and Sunday at 8:30am. Cost is $69.99 plus tax.



February Run in Oakville's Bronte Park

By Vince Perdue

The day was -3 and while snowy the winds were light making running conditions fair to good in Oakville's Bronte Park. The main trails/roads were open but the back wooded sections are still out of bounds due to damage from the ice storm in December. The "Closed" signs are politely ignored by those who know the area. I've been through the park a few times and finally remembered to bring the Coolpix. If you know where to look and are patient you will most likely find some deer, hawks and a coyote if you're really fortunate. I ended up trudging through a few snow drifts as I ran around the park but it was sure worth the effort.

See you on the trails and roads.


Walden Skiiers at Eastern/OCup races in Ottawa

All photos at:http://www.flickr.com/photos/116060021@N02/



Rotary Coastal Quest 630 To See Martin Parnell Run A Marathon A Day For 25 Days In Storm-Beaten England



Martin Parnell writes:

Thought the gang might be interested in this Huffington Post article on Rotary Coastal Quest 630.

I’m looking for runners to join me during the trek. So far, from Calgary, I have Kurt Kowolchuck, President of the Rotary Club of Calgary Sarcee, who’s joining me for 10 sections (400 plus kms) and Ally Johnson, runner / triathlete, who’s joining me for the last 5 sections (200 plus kms).

Any takers from Sudbury?

All the best, Martin http://rtp.r-esourcecenter.com/Event/index.asp?Event_Id=9

His dedication to international children's charity Right To Play has seen Martin Parnell do some pretty extreme things.

Among other things, he ran 250 marathons in one year, he then ran the Kilimanjaro Marathon and climbed to the top of that very mountain three days later, and there's the time he ran a marathon in full lacrosse gear, all in the hopes of raising money for the international children's charity.

Now, the Cochrane, Alta. man will tackle the equivalent of one marathon a day for 25 consecutive days along the battered and stormy South West Coast Path of England, as he continues his driven, and at times reality-defying, support for Right to Play.

The southwest coast of England has this year seen some of the worst weather in more than 20 years, with driving storms and tidal activity destroying entire swaths of coastline. Story Continues...


Real Life Super Hero (Jamie's Progress)

5000 Miles and 200 Marathons DONE!!

        Jamie McDonald writes:


The Coquihalla - Conquered and Dad at last...

The hardships I've been through in the last week, brought me comfort knowing I'd see my Dad at the end of it.

Recently, reading the message from Samuel's family. They were right. I ran on one of the most dangerous stretches on the journey, the coquihalla - nicked named "highway through hell". It took me a day and a half, edging to the summit. This meant everything to me, I was conquering my final mountain (or hurdle should I say) of the Rocky Mountains. The inevitable happened as a snow storm hit, making the visibility poor and the odds of trucks barrelling past and losing control, high.

Climbing, blowing hard, pushing Caesar with every tiny ounce of energy I had left. I finally made it to the summit, 1244m. Out of nowhere, I quietly broke into words "who's the Daddy...." Saying it once wasn't enough, so I said it again, a little louder this time, "who is the Daddy." Before I knew it, I went into a screaming frenzy "WHO. IS. THE. DADDY....." Cars were honking, I started to fist pump at them and continue screaming. That's when I turned to the snowplough who was also using his horn. Big mistake. I had a face full of grit, snow and salt straight in my face and MOUTH. I nearly spewed after the filth hit the back of my throat. I tried to compose myself, in front of all the oncoming traffic. And tell myself one last time "I'm still the Daddy." And yes, I did get it on camera! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mdQoaL0z78

This was the very last hurdle, it was all down hill from here. Pulling Caesar back from flying down the mountain was difficult, my legs and feet really took a battering but knowing I was only a few hours away from seeing Rich Leigh and my Dad, got me through.

A night stay, at the Deer Crest Rental Villas in Chilliwack, thanks to Loretta Lai. I was greet by Rod Wharram, two miles before the villa. So he could direct me, 400 feet up an enormous hill. After running a marathon my legs were gone, I made baby steps, and every car that went by I thought 'is this Rich and my Dad?' I was waiting for some smarmy comment.

Just before crawling to the top, I heard another engine come up behind. "Call that running?" I knew it was going to happen, Rich's voice. Then, my Dad's voice "I've seen snails run faster." Continuing on, surreal comes to mind. They had beaten me in the race.

Arriving at our villa, this was the moment I've been waiting for. Dad, hug.

CTV Newsclip here: http://bc.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=286048

Jan 31 Looking back at the Rockies - " I will miss them"

Dad on plane

Running with Rich Leigh

Abbottsford Hockey Arena

Feb 1 marathon start

Feb 1 support

Feb 1 casino

Feb 2 Final Full marathon

Feb 2 Support

Feb 2 support

Proper breakfast

Rich cramping

Hockey Arena

Feb 1 CTV crew

Feb 1 troop support

Feb 1 198 Marathon smashed

February 2

Today is my final full marathon - I just can't believe it's finally happening.

Here are the details of my next couple of days, please do feel free to join me on my run at any stage!

---Sunday 2nd Feb, 11am (PST) to approximately 6pm: Langley to Burnaby along Fraser Highway.

---Monday 3rd Feb, 10am - 12.30pm: Burnaby to B.C. Children's Hospital, Vancouver!

1pm: run into hospital grounds through West 28th entrance to be greeted by staff, spectators and patients and speak and conduct media interviews (you're all welcome to come!)

1.45pm: Leave for the Terry Fox memorial statue outside of B.C. Place Stadium, Pacific Boulevard. Please do feel free to run with me to the statue. It is a 5km run from the hospital to the plaza and I'll probably arrive there at 2.45pm. I really just want to pay homage and my final respects to an amazing man and inspiration.

After some time at the statue, I will then continue west until I get to English Bay Beach, where I'll dip my hand into the Pacific Ocean – more than 200 marathons after doing the same in the Atlantic. I'll probably throw myself in, too!

---Tuesday 4th February, likely 9am to 3pm - 30km run to mile zero (end of the TransCanada highway) from the Swartz Bay ferry port.

Here's the link, if you want to share the information wider:


Feb 2 support


    February 3                                                                      Today is the Day


I'm up... today is the day.

5,000 miles. 200 marathons. About $200,000 raised for sick kids in Canada and the UK so far (though I'm hoping we can raise more!). -40 degrees running through the Rockies. One face full of salt... and one daddy.

Here's the final press release link: http://www.jamiemcdonald.org/2014/02/03/press-release-real-life-super-hero-finishes-historic-5000-mile-run-to-raise-money-for-childrens-charities-becomes-first-brit-to-run-coast-to-coast-across-canada/

For one last time before I finish, I just ask that you read and share this with everybody you can - let's raise donations and show people that you can do anything you put your mind to.

Thank you all, I have a feeling today is going to be emotional.

On Skytrain bike path crossing boundary from Burnaby to Vancouver!

Taking it all in. Can't believe it'll all be over soon. Please do join me if you can.

Surprise visit from @BumblebeeBlogs and her son Ryder - super hero in training!


This is crazy!! arriving at BCCHF

My dad talking at @BCCHF, thanking Canada. I've been crying like a baby!


Flash Suit at the ready for the last day...

Terry Fox route

west down Kingsway past Boundary. About 4km to go, I can't believe it's almost over.

down Cambie, I'm actually doing it, we're so close I can feel the tears already.

Sorry for the delay, but just take a look at this... B.C Children's Hospital

Made it to the Terry Fox memorial at B.C. Place stadium. Humbled isn't the word.

Nearly at the Pacific. Dozens running, people joining off the street!


February 3 Finish at English Bay

February 3 Hand in the Pacific Ocean at English Bay

I did it - I reached the Pacific, 5000 miles and 200 marathons later. The finish, but certainly not the end. Anyone can be a super hero.

March 9, 2013 Hand in the Atlantic in Newfoundland

5000 miles to go

Jamie's start in Newfoundland March 9, 2013

Brit 'Superhero' Completes Cross-Canada Run

The runner tells Sky News he is "ecstatic" after completing his mammoth trek across Canada and raising thousands for charity.

"I just can't believe it's over," Mr McDonald said.

"I feel a real mix of emotions. I'm ecstatic that I have finished. I'm honoured to have met so many amazing people in what is truly a beautiful country. I'm humbled by the support people in the UK and Canada have given me."

UK Sky TV interview here  http://news.sky.com/story/1205976/brit-superhero-completes-cross-canada-run

Vancouver Breakfast TV spot here: http://www.btvancouver.ca/videos/3151452425001/

BBC News interview   http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-26030919

February 4 Run to Mile Zero

Surreal 12hr media hit. Now 6am, not a wink of sleep & I'm catching the ferry to visit Victoria on the island. Have to finish at mile zero.

Arrived at Sidney on the island, my tracker isn't working but we're on Hwy17 running to mile zero. Come join us. And bring beer.

Vancouver Island Sidney to Mile Zero in Victoria

February 4


Mile zero, done. Finished for the second time. I'm hanging up my running shoes, for a very, very, longtime.



"Special Delivery" the beer has arrived

Fuelled up on beer, should be landing into mile zero at 1:45pm.

February 4

Nandos celebratory meal, a two whole-chicken load up. Sadly, it's time to learn how to eat like a normal human being

CTV Victoria Video Here: http://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=287237

Follow Jamie though the links below


https://www.facebook.com/jamiemcdonald.org                       http://www.jamiemcdonald.org/

https://mobile.twitter.com/MrJamieMcDonald                   http://jamie.t24solo.com/     

Some photos from Sudbury in early August to the west





Upcoming Local Events


February 16, 2014


Information and Registration Here

Half Marathon Map

Where: Sudbury Running Room, Sudbury, ON
Date: February 16, 2014
Time: 9:00 am


  Sunday March 9, 2014





Sudbury – Are you ready to stomp out breast cancer? Join us for an energetic morning of snowshoeing and celebration. On March 9, 2014, Tubbs Snowshoes and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) are hitting the trails for the seventh consecutive year in Ontario.

“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 cancer community.

“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 a
7-day cruise for two if you raise over $1,000)
- ?Goodie bag provided to all registrants
- ?Lunch provided post event

Event details:
When: NEW DATE: Sunday, March 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 romptostomp@tubbssnowshoes.ca with your name, email and phone number and number of spots to reserve.

Follow the Romp to Stomp conversation online too:
Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/77701362




Run Club Update



Store News

The Hypothermic Half Marathon is about a week and a half away now! (February 16th @ 9 a.m.), there are only a few spots left now so be sure to sign up today! There are people coming from all over the Province to compete in this awesome winter celebration. 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. Profits will benefit the Alzheimer Society of Sudbury.

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. We all know how much of a difference it makes to have people cheering you on during the race and pointing you in the right direction. (Volunteers will also receive a brunch ticket) Contact the store if interested.

We hope you are all taking advantage of the warmer (still cold) weather to get all your runs in!

Happy running

Andrew and the Sudbury staff

Training Program News

We have FREE run club Wednesday nights at 6pm and Sunday mornings at 8:30am.

Join us for FREE Practice Club



Track North News - by Dick Moss


Laurentian U Results, York Open Indoor Track Meet

Adrienne Wilson 1500m

Laurentian Results, York Open Indoor Track Meet,
Toronto, 2/1/14

The Laurentian women's track team competed at the York University Open indoor track and field meet this weekend, returning with two medals, five OUA qualifying marks and 16 personal bests.

The Vees were led by Adrienne Wilson's bronze medal in the hotly-contested 1500m. Wilson (Kitchener) ran a personal-best time of 4:38.09 that, as of February 2nd, ranks her 7th in the OUA and 11th in the CIS.

Rookie sprinter, Ashley Huard (Hanmer) experienced the toughest competition, racing the 60m and 300m against three athletes who represented Canada at the London Olympics. They included Phylicia George, who finished 6th in the Olympic 100m hurdles; Jenna Martin, a semi-finalist in the 400m and Sarah Wells, a semi-finalist in the 400m hurdles.

Huard placed 7th overall and 4th among university runners in the 60m, running a school record and personal best time of 7.79. She also placed 17th in the 300m, meeting the OUA standard with a personal best time of 41.99.

Other OUA qualifiers include Samantha Edwards (Toronto) and Marissa Lobert (Sault Ste Marie) in the 1500, Samantha Edwards in the 1000m, and Alicia Violin (Hanmer) in the high jump.

Lyndsay Greasley (Sudbury) won a bronze medal in the 3000m, with an 8-second personal best time of 10:56.56.

Of note was pentathlete Alicia Violin, who qualified for the OUAs in the high jump with a personal best leap of 1:55m, while also competing in the open long jump, shot put, 60m hurdles, triple jump and 600m. The long jump, shot put and high jump were all contested simultaneously.

The squad's next meet is February 7th at the Valentine Invitational, in Boston, MA.


Laurentian Results

3. Adrienne Wilson, 4:38.09 PB
8. Samantha Edwards, 8th, 4:49.28 PB OUA Qualifier
10. Marissa Lobert, 4:50.71 PB OUA Qualifier
12. Michelle Kennedy, 4:55.09 PB
13, Alyssa Bedard, 4:56.08 PB

7th. Ashley Huard, (4th University) 7.79 PB

17. Ashley Huard, 41.99 PB OUA Qualifier
29. Jenna Thornber, 47.62 PB

6. Sam 3:04.67 PB OUA Qualifier
12. Meg 3:13.58 PB
15. Carly 3:21.95 PB

3. Lindsay Greasley, 10:56.56 PB
3. Emily Marcolini, 10:57.18

9. Leanne Sanders, 1:48.59 PB
12. Alicia Violin, 1:56.0 PB

High Jump
4. Alicia Violin, 1.55 PB, OUA Qualifier

60m Hurdles
18. AliciaViolin, 9.78

Shot Put
14. Alicia Violin, 6.27

Triple Jump
10. Alicia Violin, 10.28 metres
12. Jackie Bray, 10.20 metres
13. Dani Gorrell, 9.75

Long Jump
20. Alicia 4.60
21. Dani 4.27

4 x 400 Relay
3. LU 4:30.10


Dick Moss, Head Coach
Laurentian XC/Track Team
c/o Coach Moss <pedigest@cyberbeach.net>
Web: http://laurentianxctrack.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/laurentianxctrack/


For information call me.
Vincent Perdue
341 Fourth Ave, Sudbury On. P3B-3R9
vt perdue@cyberbeach.net

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