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   Hello Everyone,                                                                                                                                                         May 15, 2014

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  1. SudburyRocks!!!
  2. Upcoming Local Events - Defeat Depression Run/Walk
  3. Running Room Update -
  4. Track North News -



  May 11, 2014

SudburyRocks!!! 2014

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May 11, 2014 Race Director's Message

Congratulations to all 2014 SudburyRocks!!! participants. You have done our community proud.

On behalf of the organizing committee of the SudburyROCKS!!! Race Run or Walk for Diabetes I would like to take this opportunity to thank the City of Sudbury for their support in making our run a big success. We had well over 2000 people participate safely in this charity event with participants coming not only from Northern Ontario but many from the south and other provinces. Our goal was to organize a professional event that promotes health and fitness, raises awareness about Diabetes and at the end of the day raises some money for the Canadian Diabetes Association. Thanks to your support, we achieved all of our goals. We could not of had that success without your help.

An additional thank you goes out to our Police Services, EMS Services, 400 enthusiastic volunteers including Venue, Marshals, and Water Stations and all our dedicated sponsors that help ensure our race went forward without a hitch.

New for this year, we moved the event onto Minto street adjacent to the courtyard at Tom Davies Square. The feedback has been entirely positive and we are delighted with the big changes we made to the event this year.


Brent Walker

Angela Batsford captures Rocks Marathon
by Randy Pascal SudburySports.com

To the best of anyone's knowledge, North Bay native Angela Batsford became the first woman ever to win the Rocks Marathon outright, finishing almost ten minutes ahead of Neil McCallum of North Bay Sunday morning in Sudbury.

Placing first among the women in 2013 with a time of 3:11.09 in miserable conditions, Batsford took advantage of a sunny, albeit windy day, to drop her time by a couple of minutes, crossing the line in 3:09.49.

"This course is very hilly, and today the wind was pretty strong, but it was still a lot better weather than last year," acknowledged Batsford. "It definitely is one of the hardest ones (marathons), especially with the double loop, seeing everything twice."

With a field of just 33 runners completing the marathon, Batsford maintained that even knowing her exact placement was not the easiest thing, sharing the course with runners covering various other distances, including the Brokerlink 8-person Marathon Relay.

"There was a bike rider in front of me, so I didn't know whether I was the leader, or whether I was just the first female," she said. Competing in a handful of different events over the summer, Batsford has targetted the "Endurrun International" in Waterloo in August as her main goal this summer.

The event sees runners cover a distance of 160 kilometres over a six day stretch, completing the journey with a marathon on the final day. No such ultra-distance challenge for half-marathon winner Eric Leishman, who held off triathlete Devin Wittig (1:15.31 vs 1:15.39) in capturing the 21 kms race.

"It was nice to have Devin for the last bit," said Leishman. "It motivated me to keep tough." The former cross-country star at Cambrian College won the Rocks Marathon last year, and is busy preparing for his second crack at the distance in two weeks time, heading to Ottawa for the Canadian Marathon Championships.

A total of 155 participants completed the Riverside Cardiac Clinic Half Marathon. Still more familiar names at the forefront of the Continental Insulation 10 km Run, an event that drew a field 330 runners strong.

The top four of Greg Edgar (37:49), Andrew Hawkins (38:03), Neil Phipps (38:46) and Paul Cobb (39:38) all managed to crack the forty minute barrier, with Laurentian University student-athlete Emily Marcolini narrowly missing the mark despite finishing first among the women.

"I would have liked to be under 40 minutes, because I've been under 40 before, but that was on the Massey Marathon course, which is way flatter than this one," said Marcolini.

The alumnus of St Benedict Catholic Secondary School admits to "toughing it out" when it comes to her recent training, looking forward to jumping back into her speedwork next week.

"I'm working full-time for the first time ever, so my training runs have felt a little bit sluggish," Marcolini acknowledged. "I've been doing mostly mileage, which is a little bit boring. But it will definitely make the six kms races (standard for OUA cross-country) seem easier than this."

In the meantime, Marcolini expects to spend the bulk of the next two months searching out fast 3000m races in the GTA and Guelph areas, hoping to hit the qualifying standard of 10:20 that would guarantee her a spot in the Canadian Junior Track & Field Championships in early July.

Despite being down two members from the seven-person crew that won the marathon relay in 2013, "Happy Mother's Day" (Robyn Cameletti, Chantry Cargill, Garrett Edwards, Christopher Tarini, Katie Wismer) managed to repeat this year, summarizing the feelings of the majority of the runners on hand.

"This is the only year I remember, for a long time, where it was actually nice weather," laughed Cargill. "The last time I remember it being nice weather was when it was still called the Sun Run."

Following are the top five finishers for the various distances (except the 10 km - which is outlined above):

CIS Sudbury Rocks Marathon
1st - Angela Batsford - 3:09.46
2nd - Neil McCallum - 3:18.38
3rd - Gilles Gobeil - 3:20.01
4th - Michael Garneau - 3:26.27
5th - Corey Peckford - 3:26.44

Riverside Cardiac Clinic Half Marathon
1st - Eric Leishman - 1:15.31
2nd - Devin Wittig - 1:15.39
3rd - Patrick Boily - 1:23.37
4th - John Bolan - 1:26.43
5th - Joel Ruel - 1:28.41

Ionic Engineering 5 km Run
1st - Kyle Reinhardt - 19:44
2nd - Benjamin Haner - 19:50
3rd - Justin Caranci - 20:26
4th - Jamie Fairchild - 20:25
5th - Mark Thom - 20:23

Brokerlink 8 Person Marathon Relay
1st - Happy Mother's Day - 3:11.55
2nd - Glencore XPS Won - 3:12.21
(Michael Blouin, Marc Boissonneault, Jessica Emslie, Pat Greasley, Line Guillemette, Johnna Muinonen, Mika Muinonen, Phil Thwaites)
3rd - Stobie Toe Jammers - 3:31.16
(Andrew Breckon, Michelle Hulme, Bob Lesk, John O'Shaughnessy, Colin Pegues, Jake Raskevicius, Shawn Schryer, Neil Thompson)

All Results Here



Upcoming Local Events

 May 25, 2014

Sudbury Defeat Depression Run/Walk

Information and Registration Here at: http://mdsc.akaraisin.com/Sudbury2014

Join us for a great time and a great cause!

We are hosting a 2 km and 5 km walk or run through Minnow Lake Place in support of the Defeat Depression campaign.

Date: May 25th, 2014
Time: 9:00am
Location: Minnow Lake Place, Sudbury, ON




 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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