- 10km Running Clinic Here Again in 2014
- February Run in Oakville's Bronte Park
- Walden Skiiers at Eastern/OCup races in Ottawa
- Any Takers for Parnell's Rotary Coastal Quest
- Real Life Super Hero (Jamie's Progress)
- Upcoming Local Events - Hypothermic
Half Marathon and Romp to Stomp Snowshoe
- Running Room Update -
- 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
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.
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.
This training program is designed to prepare you for a 10K
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
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.
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
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
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
Life Super Hero (Jamie's Progress)
and 200 Marathons DONE!!
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.
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
Feb 1 CTV crew
Feb 1 troop support
Feb 1 198 Marathon smashed
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
---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
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
Feb 2 support
is the Day
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
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!
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,
Brit 'Superhero' Completes
The runner tells Sky News he is "ecstatic"
after completing his mammoth trek across Canada and raising
thousands for charity.
just can't believe it's over," Mr McDonald said.
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
Breakfast TV spot here:
BBC News interview http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-26030919
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
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
Nandos celebratory meal, a two whole-chicken load up.
Sadly, it's time to learn how to eat like a normal human
CTV Victoria Video Here: http://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=287237
Follow Jamie though the
photos from Sudbury in early August to the west
Upcoming Local Events
March 9, 2014
OUT BREAST CANCER
JOIN US FOR THE
7TH ANNUAL SNOWSHOE EVENT OF THE WINTER
|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
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
When: NEW DATE: Sunday, March
Where: Rainbow Trail at Laurentian University, Sudbury
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 reserve.
Follow the Romp to Stomp conversation online too:
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!
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
North News - by Dick
Laurentian U Results,
York Open Indoor Track Meet
Adrienne Wilson 1500m
|Laurentian Results, York Open Indoor Track
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
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.
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
4. Alicia Violin, 1.55 PB, OUA Qualifier
18. AliciaViolin, 9.78
14. Alicia Violin, 6.27
10. Alicia Violin, 10.28 metres
12. Jackie Bray, 10.20 metres
13. Dani Gorrell, 9.75
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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