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   Hello Everyone,                                                                                                                                                         April 24, 2014

In this Issue:


  1. Boston 2014
  2. Rock Climbing Coming to Sudbury
  3. A Run for a Paddle
  4. Upcoming Local Events - 1 - Sudbury's First 5km Night Run and - 2 - SudburyRocks!!!
  5. Running Room Update -
  6. Track North News -



American wins Boston Marathon for first time since 1985


Meb Keflezighi, of San Diego, Calif., celebrates his victory in the 118th Boston Marathon Monday, April 21, 2014 in Boston


The 118th Boston Marathon will long be remembered as a cultural event, a moment where the city of Boston demonstrated strength and resilience in the wake of last year's bombing. As a pure race, though, it was no less impressive, with winners turning in exceptional, defining performances.

Meb Keflezighi defied his age, nearly 39 years old, to craft an exceptional race and become the first American male since Greg Meyer in 1983 to win the Boston Marathon, and first American period since 1985.

Keflezighi appeared to have the men's race locked up halfway through, with a lead of nearly 90 seconds at one point, but Wilson Chebet chopped that lead down to six seconds in the final two miles. Keflezighi was able to hold off Chebet, however, and finished the race in 2:08:37.

In the women's division, Rita Jeptoo of Kenya defended her 2013 victory with a flawless race. Jeptoo slammed the door on the field with a 4:49 mile in the 24th mile, a kick that put nearly 30 seconds between her and the field. Her 2:18:57 beat the course record by almost two full minutes. Her performance was the eighth fastest women's marathon ever recorded on any course. Shalane Flanagan, who hails from nearby Marblehead, had made headlines earlier in the week, saying she wanted to win this race for the city of Boston. For well over half the race, Flanagan set the pace and dominated the women's field, running at a pace 20 seconds per mile ahead of world-record marks. By mile 17, however, the pack had caught Flanagan, and she found herself fighting for the lead. Soon afterward, she dropped from the lead pack and was unable to keep up. She would go on to finish in sixth place.

Over the last two decades, the men's and women's races have been dominated by Kenya, on the men's side especially. Kenyans have won 19 of the last 23 events. Only once in that span has the winner come from outside of Africa

Keflezighi was born in Eritrea, located in the Horn of Africa, and immigrated to the United States when he was 12. He won the silver medal in the marathon at the 2004 Olympics in Athens and finished fourth at the 2012 London Olympics.

Tatyana McFadden, fresh off a stint in Sochi for the Paralympic Games, won the women's wheelchair division for the second year in a row. Over in the men's wheelchair division, Ernst van Dyk won for a record 10th time, finishing in 1:20:36. Van Dyk holds the record for most wins across all categories in the marathon.

Last year, two terrorist bombs at the finish line halted the marathon before its scheduled finish, sending the entire Boston region into lock-down. This year's race featured heavily increased security, and signs reading "Boston Strong" and similar messages of support lined the entire race route. But by the time the runners turned onto Boston's Boylston Street for the final stretch, fans were lined up ten deep to celebrate the champions, and the city itself. Here's a first-person look:


Rocks!! In Boston

Rocks!! member Ken Stubbings writes:
My left periformus locked up bad. I am surprised I made the time I did. It worked about to be a good thing as I had the best time enjoying the crowd immensely. They kept me going. It was the best crowd there of the times I ran it.
Each run is different..... I am getting too old to let injuries bother me too much. I finished that's what counts!
Bib   Name Age M/F City St Ctry Ctz  
5322   Stubbings, Kenneth V. 52 M Cobourg ON CAN    
  5k 10k 15k 20k Half 25k 30k 35k 40k
  0:22:23 0:45:07 1:08:08 1:32:51 1:42:14 2:13:43 2:59:03 3:36:10 4:12:59
Finish:       Pace Proj. Time Offl. Time Overall Gender Division
        0:10:15 4:28:23 4:28:23 19346 11543 1769




Rock Climbing Coming to Sudbury

by Jamie Fairchild

For those we’ve not yet met, let us introduce ourselves. Our names are Allan, Andrew and Joe and we’re the owners of ARC Climbing, the new state-of-the-art rock climbing, yoga, and fitness facility coming to Sudbury’s South end in 2014. The project is close to fruition after several years of planning and hard work, and we can’t wait for our doors to finally open. The primary offerings at the facility will be rock climbing, yoga, and in-house fitness classes. Ultimately our goal is to provide Sudburians with a central locale for families and fitness enthusiasts of all levels to improve their health and have a great time.

Our proximity to trails, residential roads, and road biking routes make us an excellent location for pre-ride rendezvous’, post-run yoga classes, or as a destination on it’s own.

One of our first missions is to find out what the community wants. Rather than develop classes, schedules, and content exclusively based on our own beliefs and perspectives, we’re looking to the community for feedback on what they like, what they don’t, and for other great ideas we may not have thought of. In less than 5 minutes you can help us go from “pretty good” to “Super Great”!! We also invite you to email us at the address below, or to follow us on our Facebook page where we’re posting regular updates on progress at the gym as well as links to other great videos and web content that speak to our vision.

We are truly looking forward to making Sudbury an even better place to live.

See you at ARC!

Allan, Andrew, and Joe

Survey Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HJF3RNF
Website: www.arcclimbing.ca
Email Address: info@arcclimbing.ca
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/arcsudbury



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A Run for a Paddle

by Laura Young for the Sudbury Star

GINO DONATO The Sudbury Star In this file photo, a wind surfer participates in the Summer Water Parade, marking the beginning of the Northern Water Sports Centre's community capital campaign, called Sprint to the Finish.

Blasting is expected to begin shortly on the south side of Lake Ramsey.

There’s a different kind of blast planned for the community as organizers continue their fundraising for the Northern Water Sports Centre.

Sudbury’s first night run, a 5-kilometre event, is set for April 26.

“It’s a night run because there haven’t been any in Sudbury. They are popular all across the country,” says run organizer, Dan Welch, a marathon runner and competitive paddler, who most recently competed at the 2012 World Club Crew Dragonboat Championships in Hong Kong.

Other major Canadian cities hold similar events, including events through The Running Room, like the Night Race, which is back for 2014 from Halifax to Vancouver.

“We thought of other novelty type runs such as a Prediction Race (predicted finishing time) or Partner Race (cumulative times), but opted for the Night Run.” The run is to give the new Northern Water Sports Centre visibility and serve as a small fundraiser for the centre.

Safety concerns are really about the same as any race, he adds.“We are designing the route so that it does not cross any streets – from the Canoe Club along the Boardwalk onto Paris Street, up Ramsay Lake Road with a turn-around short of the Science North parking lot entrance and back.”

Everyone will be given a head lamp, and there are lights along the boardwalk. The words fun and run don’t sit easily beside one another. Still, that’s the focus here: A fun run. It’s not a race, Welch says.

Nearly a decade in the making, the Northern Water Sports Centre is a $4.6-million project. Located on the south shore of Ramsey Lake, off Ramsey Lake Road, the centre is to be a year-round, accessible home for blade and paddle athletes and all the programming and racing possible at such a site. A key component is accessibility for the burgeoning adaptive paddling sports, and para-sport athletes. Of course, the dream has met up with the hard rock of reality and the passage of time. As anyone knows, it’s cramped at the current digs of the club over on the north shore. At one time, the plan called for one big happy home to house the Sudbury Canoe Club, the Sudbury Rowing Club and the Sudbury Dragonboat Festival. The threesome is still together, but will be housed in two buildings. The first, a 14,000-square-foot centre, will house the canoe club, the lockers and other change facilities. The smaller, 5,000-square-foot building will also include storage for the dragon boat equipment.

The Northern Water Sports Centre is working to raise $500,000 through community support for this project. They are gathering funds through various endeavours and support, including the Reel Paddling Film Festival – all the world’s best paddling films on display – on May 8 at Sudbury Secondary School.

The Northern Water Sports Centre is a long time in the making. Sometimes, projects are like that; sometimes they appear differently than first envisioned. Often the pace is frustrating, excruciating, like watching paint dry.

No matter. It will be done. But first, we run.

Laura Young’c column runs on Monday.





Upcoming Local Events



 June 21, 2014

Welcome to the MAYHEM!!


Event Site: http://tristyle.weebly.com/the-miners-mayhem.html




Run Club Update



Store News

Good afternoon Sudbury!

We are looking for some clinic coaches for some upcoming spring clinics, we woud need coaches to teach learn to run clinics all the way up to half marathon clinics. Being a clinic coach is a great way to keep yourself on track for your fall races and allows you to pass on the knowledge you have gained from previous clinic coaches and help others, you also get the benefit of a staff discount at the store.

The Sudbury Rocks! race, run, or walk for Diabetes is only 2 and a half weeks away now, if you have not signed up yet please do so now and help support the local branch of the canadian diabetes association. Don't forget this is a Boston qualifier race! sign up online @ sudburyrocksmarathon.com or runningroom.com Don't feel like running or walking then contact sudburymarathon@hotmail.com to volunteer during this great event!

Sudbury's first 5k night run goes this Saturday night at 8:30 p.m. from the Sudbury Canoe Club, registration starts at 8 p.m. $20 entry fee includes a head lamp.

Happy running

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




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

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