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   Hello Everyone,                                                                                                                                                         May 8, 2014

In this Issue:


  1. SudburyRocks!!! This Sunday "Final Information and Instructions"
  2. Saluting Those Who "RUN' the Marathon
  3. Team Laurentian Ready for the Rocks!!! Race
  4. Sudbury Runners in Toronto
  5. Local Runners in Mississauga Events
  6. Upcoming Local Events - SudburyRocks!!! FINAL INFORMATION and INSTRUCTIONS
  7. Running Room Update -
  8. Track North News - Black Fly Results



SudburyRocks!!! Race, Run or Walk for Diabetes urgently requires two people willing to spare a few hours on Sunday to help us raise money for The Canadian Diabetes Association. If you have diabetes or know someone who does this is an excellent, easy way to support the cause.

We require two people to drive the vans that supply our very important volunteers on the race course with coffee and hot chocolate. All that is required is to drive the vans, we have people in the vans to distribute the coffee. The vans will be on the course from 7:30 to 2pm.

Please, if this is something you think you'd would be able to do please contact me ASAP.

Thanks very much
Sheila Yaw-MacLean
Co-Race Director
SudburyRocks!!! Race, Run or Walk for Diabetes


Saluting those who ‘run’ the marathon
by Jennifer MacKinnon | May 5, 2014

Just for fun, before writing this article, I Googled “how to organize a marathon.” The first website to pop up explained that you can organize a marathon in just 13 steps. These organizational steps include “select a date and location” and “find out what licences or other permissions you will need.” The one thing it didn’t talk about was finding the people to actually put on the event.

Organizing an event the size of the Sudbury Rocks Race, Run or Walk for Diabetes is a huge undertaking. Planning begins in May of each year, just as the current year’s event is wrapping up. It takes a full year to make sure that all details — the 13 organizational steps mentioned above, plus about 10,000 other steps — are looked after.

The first, and key step for a successful event like this is to get the right people involved. If you don’t have those people, the event will struggle to succeed.

The Sudbury Rocks event needs about 300 volunteers in order to take place, in addition to the 20 people who are already part of the organizing committee. The organizing committee over the years has been mostly made up of runners and members of the Sudbury Rocks Running Club, however, there are also a number of dedicated, community-minded volunteers who aren’t runners.

The great irony of the Sudbury Rocks Race, Run or Walk for Diabetes, in my opinion, is that the people who run the event, and whose favourite sport in the whole world is running, don’t get to run in the event. They are running around the event during the event, but not actually running in the event.

I have said to Vince Perdue, former race director and a continuing organizing committee volunteer, that I would love to see him run the race he helped to build. Vince always says that for him, being behind the scenes is a far more satisfying place to be than running the race.

All grassroots sports clubs have these passionate people, the ones who love the sport so much that they want to share it with others. Hockey never seems to have a shortage of parents who loved the game as a child and are willing to help this new generation learn to love the game, too. Or the mom who saw how competitive swimming gave her so much in life, that going to the Laurentian pool to coach at 6 a.m. is something she does happily. Or the dad who gives up cross-country skiing himself so the trails are groomed and kids are driven to loppets.

And this is what is so amazing about our volunteers — they love the sport so much they would rather provide others the chance to participate than to participate themselves.

These people really are building our community for the future.

These volunteers don’t need a medal to hang on the wall. Their accomplishment is seeing happiness spread to others.

And thanks to these community builders, we will have future generations of passionate volunteers continuing the tradition.

Jennifer MacKinnon is a dedicated SudburyRocks!!! committee member with 20 years experience in the non-profit field, and has been involved in numerous sports organizations as a coach, committee member and proud parent



Team Laurentian Ready for the Rocks!!! Race

Rocks!! member Michelle Brunette (centre top with the light blue long sleeves) organized a Laurentian University training clinic this March for those wishing to enter the 5k or 10k walk/run. She put together training schedules and arranged leaders including the assistance of Rocks!! Sara McIlraith and Vince Perdue for the Tuesday noon runs when all went out together. Their graduation photo is above. Good job Michelle and congratulations to all. Good luck on Sunday.



        May 4, 2014

Sudbury Runners in Toronto

MARATHON Place Name Residence Bib # Time Chip Pace Category Cat. Place Gender Place 21.1 km 35 km
  978 Francine Long Sudbury, CAN 1750 04:20:06 04:19:32 6:10 F25-29 60/101 281/541 1:55:42 3:31:06



HALF Place Name Residence Bib # Time Chip Pace Category Cat. Place Gender Place    
  869 Claire Parkinson Sudbury, CAN 5083 01:50:12 01:49:04 5:11 F35-39 36/295 239/2140    
  1130 Christale Trottier Sudbury, CAN 5836 01:53:49 01:50:31 5:15 F---24 71/372 351/2140    
  1299 Brian Drolet Sudbury, CAN 3072 01:55:53 01:54:27 5:26 M25-29 158/309 879/1915    
  2338 Mary McDonald Sudbury, CAN 3295 02:08:53 02:06:29 6:00 F25-29 249/504 1002/2140    
  2404 Jim Syncox Sudbury, CAN 5084 02:09:46 02:08:38 6:06 M45-49 136/190 1364/1915    
  2718 Theresa Bowers Sudbury, CAN 6356 02:14:31 02:11:26 6:14 F25-29 302/504 1238/2140    
  3137 Emma Meunier Sudbury, CAN 3619 02:21:40 02:19:29 6:37 F---24 290/372 1513/2140    
  3945 Daniel Blair Sudbury, CAN 5034 02:59:59 02:57:13 8:24 M50-54 142/144 1872/1915    



5KM Place Name Residence Bib # Time Chip Pace Category Cat. Place Gender Place    
  201 Amanda Kosmerly Sudbury, CAN 8155 00:27:41 00:26:47 5:22 F40-44 May-49 64/601    
  786 Lesley Andrade Sudbury, CAN 8035 00:38:30 00:37:03 7:25 M30-34 57/67 332/386    





    Local Runners in Mississauga Events

May 3 and 4, 2014

There were 14 locals who walked or ran in 5 different events this weekend in Mississauga. Good going all!

Local Results Here




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!

Today is our 10th anniversary of Running Room in Sudbury! I would like to thank you all for helping make the Running Room a success and we look forward to many more years of helping you achieve your life goals. :) We hope to see lots of you out for Wednesday run club tonight, in preparation for the big race day Sunday!

The Sudbury Rocks! race, run or walk for Diabetes is this SUNDAY May 11th, race kit pick-up will be at Sacre Coeur High School on Saturday 9-5, be sure to stop by our booth on Saturday for any last minute race needs.

Congrats to anybody who ran in Mississauga/Toronto last weekend!

Happy running from 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


2014 LU "Black Flies" Track and Field Meet Results

Saturday May 3, 2014

at http://www.tracknorth.ca/


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

Proud sponsor of the Sudbury Rocks!!! Race, Run or Walk for Diabetes



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