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   Hello Everyone,                                                                                                                                                         May 29, 2014

In this Issue:


  1. Ottawa RaceWeekend
  2. Rocks!! member Kate Richards at the City Championships
  3. Lo-Ellen captures 10th straight title at city championship
  4. Upcoming Local Events - June 21 Miner's Mayhem & June 22 Canoe Marathon
  5. Running Room Update -
  6. Track North News -


                    May 24 and May 25, 2014

Good weather, strong elite racers result in four broken records at the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend

Events & Entertainment • Posted by OttawaStart on May 25, 2014

As the 40th edition of the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend winds down, Canada’s biggest running event has once again broken records for race times and registration figures.

“This has been an outstanding event,” says John Halvorsen, Race Director and President of Run Ottawa. “The weather was favourable, we celebrated our 40th year, we broke registration records with 47,500 participants, and four records fell over the weekend.”

The four records are:

A women’s course record in the Lowertown Brewery 10K women’s race set by Mary Keitany, 32 of Kenya, with a time of 31:21:7 (previous record of 31:24 was set in 2005).
Two Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon men’s records broken by Yemane Tsegay, 29, of Ethiopia for his time of 2:06:54 – the men’s Canadian soil record (set in Toronto in 2013 with a time of 2:07:05) and the Scotiabank Ottawa course record (set in 2013 with a time of 2:08:04).
A women’s course record for the Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon broken by Tigist Tufa, 27, from Ethiopia, with a time of 2:24:31 (previous record was 2:25:30 set in 2013).


“As always, we thank the more than 2,500 volunteers, as well as the Ottawa Police Services, the City of Ottawa emergency staff and other organizations for their cooperation in making the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend a huge success,” added John Halvorsen.

“Congratulations to all the runners, walkers, and supporters on a fantastic race weekend. We want to particularly thank everyone who took part in the Scotiabank Charity Program for making their run even more meaningful by giving back to local charities,” said Carole Chapdelaine, Scotiabank Senior Vice President of the Quebec and Eastern Ontario Region. “We are so proud to have become part of this great event this year and we are excited to announce we will be continuing our title sponsorship of the marathon, half-marathon and kid’s marathon for CHEO in 2015. We are also pleased to announce we will be introducing the Scotiabank Charity Challenge next year.”

More than 30 charity organizations and 2,766 participated in the 2014 Scotiabank Charity Program raising a total of $626,288.15. The Ottawa Hospital Foundation alone raised $353,235.

In the 2015 marathon weekend, the Scotiabank Charity Challenge will provide participating charities the opportunity to raise much needed funds through a friendly competition. Runners will be able to pick a cause from the participating charities and once the final donation results come in after the 2015 event, Scotiabank will award cash prizes to charities based on their fundraising performance.

Scotiabank sponsors five other major running events across Canada in Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver, which all include the Scotiabank Charity Challenge. Together those 5 races have raised over $30 million dollars since the Scotiabank Charity Challenge was initiated.

About the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend

The 2014 Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend welcomed almost 47,500 participants in six races, including the Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon, the Scotiabank Half-Marathon, the Lowertown Brewery Ottawa 10K, the HTG Sports 5K, the 2K and Scotiabank Kids Marathon. The Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon and Lowertown Brewery Ottawa 10K are both designated Silver Label IAAF events by the International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF). Run Ottawa, the organization behind the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend, is dedicated to promoting the sport of running and enhancing the health and well-being of our community by organizing distinctive world-class and local races, and managing an active, membership-based running club. Visit us at www.runottawa.ca.


Local Results

The Sudbury and area was well represented in Ottawa this year. All events saw local participation including the 2km event.

Marathon: 12

Half Marathon: 21

10km: 26

5km: 7

2km: 3

All Local Results





Rocks!! member Kate Richards at the City Championships

Over The Barriors

My first year of high school track and field started right after XC running season. I was planning to do distance (1500 and 3000) and try 1500 steeple chase. Aside from regular track practice, I decided to join the hurdle crew, for the first time, with my friends; Allison, Kyla and Holly. They were going to do 300m hurdles and I was going to use hurdling practice for going over steeples.

I did my first steeple chase at the Nippising Invitational and successfully hurdled every steeple without falling. There was no water pit, which was good, because I hadn't practiced that yet. I ended up placing 4th. I was happy with that and knew I needed more practice before cities. I continued to go to the track with our track team and work on distance and hurdles. There was no water in the water pit so I couldn't go over that.

Cities had come and I had done 3000 the first day and qualified for NOSSA. The second day was steeple chase and 1500. Steeple Chase is an open event so a grade 9 going up against grade 12's was pretty scary. I was even more worried because I had just gone over the water barrier that morning for the first time. I started the race and hurdled every steeple the first lap. We didn't have to do the water pit that lap but we did for the remaining laps. The nerves were crazy as I came up to the water but managed to go over and not fall. I recovered my landing well and was pretty happy with that. The second time around I felt even better and started to pass people. My last lap started with me in 4th however I was gaining speed by hurdling and landing the water pit smoothly. Catching 2 girls with just over 100m to go brought me up to 2nd place! I was psyched! By the end of the day I qualified for NOSSA for 2 out of 3 events.

I wasn't the only one with an amazing day! Lo-Ellen ended up winning the overall boys banner and the overall track and field banner! It was a really close race between Lockerby so every point counted till the very end.

Kate Richards



Lo-Ellen captures 10th straight title at city championship

By: Randy Pascal – Playback
| May 26, 2014 - 11:51 AM |

Lo-Ellen Park head track coach Colin Ward was not too worried — having worked out his numbers six ways to Sunday, he had a pretty good feeling that a 10th consecutive aggregate track and field city championship was still well within reach, despite the fact that the Lo-Ellen Park Knights trailed the Lockerby Vikings by 20 points after Day 1.

Ward, apparently, had good reason to remain confident as the South End powerhouse prevailed on May 22, outdistancing the Vikes by some 40 points or so as their dominance in the hurdles and relays began to take hold.

With a race this tight, split-second victories can be key. Few were tighter than the junior girls 100m dash, with the top four separated by 9/100th of a second. Michelle Corallo (LOE) and Sidney Smith (MMT) finished with identical times of 13.35, with Corallo earning the nod by virtue of a slight lean of the shoulders confirmed in the photo finish.

"I thought that I was going to come close to first, but maybe not first, because I know some of these girls can beat me," said Corallo after the race. "I was trying to get across the line as fast as I could, so I made my stride longer."

Having experienced OFSAA competition only by virtue of being part of the midget girls 4x100m relay team last summer, Corallo is hopeful of securing a berth coming out of NOSSA next week in Sault Ste. Marie, though she knows that there is very little to choose between Smith, Meagan McGaughey (13.42) and Brooke Kennedy (13.44) and herself.

No such concern for Karly Hellstrom of Lasalle, who shared the midget girls individual aggregate trophy with Allison Byrnes of Marymount, as both young ladies were among the six competitors, in total, who finished the two-day meet with three gold medals (not including relays).

Hellstrom was coming off a strong season in her first year of high school cross-country running, having topped all local athletes in terms of an OFSAA-best performance, though she decided to cut back the distances somewhat on the track.

"I really like the 800m, so I knew for sure I was doing that one," she explained. "Then we talked about just giving the 400m a try. I did it at relays and had 1:02, 1:03 split times, so I thought I would keep that as one of my events.

"I wasn't really big on doing the 3000m, because I prefer to run in the bush, with more to explore, instead of being on the track and running around in circles."
In the end, the talented Grade 9 student would sweep the 400m (1:03.16), the 800m (2:28.62) and the 1500m (5:21.01), with Byrnes earning gold in the long jump (5.06 metres), the triple jump (10.07m) and the 100m dash (13.06 seconds).

Byrnes' best effort in the long jump registered one of 10 new records that were inscribed into the books on Wednesday and Thursday, breaking the former mark of 4.58m courtesy of Grace Thomson of Lockerby in 2007.

Also establishing a new standard was junior boys high jumper Noah LaPierre from Lasalle, moving the bar up from 1.85 metres (Brandon Mask - Lasalle - 2011) to 1.88 metres.

"The weather was perfect, my legs felt good — I thought it was very reachable to get the record today," said LaPierre. "It started to rain a little bit before the competition, which made me a little nervous about the surface getting slippery."
With the precipitation holding off, the anticipation mounted as the local basketball star focused on his technique.

"I always have the height on my jump, it's more just a matter of looking back and getting my butt up.

"Almost every one of my misses is my butt hitting the bar. I get the same feedback with every coach. So if my butt's up, it's going to be a good day."

Like many midget-aged SDSSAA athletes, LaPierre struggled with his first OFSAA in 2013, not coming close to jumping heights that he could routinely reach in practice as the environment of competing against year-round track and field athletes took hold.

"You're a big fish in a small pond living in Northern Ontario, and then you get to OFSAA and everyone is that big fish," he said. "OFSAA is a completely different experience, a lot different than competing here."

Joining Hellstrom and Byrnes in the three-gold-medal grouping were Brendan Costello (JB - Lo-Ellen), Liam Passi (SB - Lasalle), Laura Graham (SG - Lasalle) and Sarah MacLean (SG - Lockerby), with Mukenge Muray (Lockerby) taking the midget boys individual aggregate, and Meagan McGaughey (CND) and Nicole Conlin (Lo-Ellen) splitting the same in the junior girls ranks.




Upcoming Local Events


 June 21, 2014

Welcome to the MAYHEM!!


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


June 22, 2014

Sudbury Canoe Club

Tandem Canoes/ Single Kayaks /Outrigger Canoes

Men’s and Women’s Categories

Distances of 4, 9, 18.5 kms

Start time 9am

Contact Rob Marcolini @ 523 - 0500





Run Club Update



Store News

Good afternoon Sudbury!!

Congrats to everybody who ran/walked in Ottawa last weekend, and locally at the run/walk to defeat Depression.

Now that the hot weather has arrived, be sure to keep hydration a big priority during your runs or outdoor activity.

Local events coming soon:

Miners Mayhem June 21st

Walden Firecracker 5k July 1st

20 minute challenge July 16th - sign up online today, registration is Free and you receive a lovely hat!

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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