- Rocks!! at Wellington Women's Half
- Comrades Marathon
- Sudbury Fitness Challenge Standings after (2) Events
- Share the Road Bike Ride
- Upcoming Local Events -
June 21 Miner's Mayhem & June 22 Canoe Marathon
- Running Room Update -
- Track North News -
Stubbings in Wellington Women's Half
#52 in the books. Finished in 2:12 - again
do not yet have official finish time. Not quite as good
as Whitby 2 weeks ago but I still am pleased. Some of my
girls from my Wed night group participated. 3 in the half
a half and 1 in the half...their longest race distances
yet. Incredible and happy finishes for all! Warmer weather
than we have run in this year so far too. Ken volunteered
on his bike scouting the course...sore rear now but he is
happy to have helped. Great day for all!
Canada’s Ellie Greenwood
wins prestigious Comrades Marathon
Ellie Greenwood of North Vancouver, B.C. came
back from an eight minute deficit late in the race to win the
prestigious 89K Comrades Marathon on Sunday in Durban, South
Ellie is currently representing Great Britain but is expecting
her Canadian citizenship papers any day now. She will then hold
The thought of her friends in Vancouver cheering her on half
a world away motivated her to push for the win, she said after
crossing the finish line. It was 3 a.m. in Vancouver when Greenwood
won the race. Many of her friends were following her progresss
on a live stream of the entire race.
Perhaps most impressively, Greenwood ran the second fastest
last 7K in the race, man or woman. Her 27:45 closing 7K helped
her sail past second place finisher Elena Nurgalieva for the
win in 6:18:15. Nurgalieva would finish some five minutes back.
Elena’s twin sister Olesya Nurgalieva finished in third.
Many Canadians were also on hand to cheer her on at the start
and finish line in Durban as they were there to attend the AIMS
(Associations of International Marathons) Congress held the
past few days. A large number of Canadians run the legendary
road ultramarathon every year. This year saw 59 Canadians participate
on the extremely hilly course.
By Frank Stebner in South Africa
2014 Overall Winner
02 June 2014 at 11:10 by Charis Apelgren
Durbanite Bongumusa Mthembu won his maiden Comrades
Marathon after clinching the 2014 'down run' title in dramatic
fashion in Durban on Sunday.
A day after he won 2014 Comrades Marathon, Mthembu says it
is still difficult for him to walk, yet he feels so humbled
to be the winner of this year race.
The Nedbank runner, winner of three previous gold medals in
one of the world's most famous ultra marathons, crossed the
line in a time of five hours, 28 minutes and 34 seconds.
He finished the 89.28 kilometres race over four minutes ahead
of Ludwick Mamabolo, the defending 'down run' winner from 2012.
Gift Kelehe, brother of 2001 winner Andrew, came third in a
time of 5:34.39 with three-time former champion Stephen Muzhingi
(5:35.18) of Zimbabwe fourth, followed by countryman Rufus Photo
Sweden's Jonas Buud was the only non-African who managed to
break into the men's top 10, flying a lonely flag for Europe
and finishing seventh overall - nine minutes and 44 seconds
Mthembu is the fourth athlete to have won the men's race in
the last four years, after Leonid Shvetsov and Muzhingi shared
the championship between them from 2007 to 2011.
Comrades marathon video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=FyLlapeA7WQ
Results Here: http://live.ultimate.dk/desktop/front/index.php?eventid=1978&language=us
Sudbury Fitness Challenge Updated Standings
after 2 Events
The Sudbury Fitness
Challenge is a series of seven athletic events
that take place each year in the City of Greater
Sudbury area. The Challenge consists of the
following events: Sofie Manarin Nickel Loppet,
SudburyRocks!!! Race, Run or Walk for Diabetes,
Canoe Marathon, Ian McCloy Island Swim, Mountain
Bike Tour, Beaton Classic and Youth Triathlon,
and the Walden Turkey Gobbler and Nature Walk.
These events are offered to promote the value
of an active and healthy lifestyle through participation
in physical activity.
Don't get left behind!
Two events are already complete. But there are
still more chances to challenge your friends
and rivals in the quest to become Mr. or Ms.
Fit. There are youth categories, overall categories
and age group categories.
Do you want to check out the competition?
Here are the Fitness Challenge standings after
the first 2 events:
- Overalland Age Group Standings (Excel) All
Fitness Challenge Information
See you at the next Challenge (Canoe
Marathon June 22)
the Road Bike Ride June 5
Share The Road with an Olympian
One of Canada's most accomplished ski racers, three-time
World Cup medalist, Devon Kershaw will be returning to
his native Sudbury, Ontario this June for the sixth annual
“Share the Road” Community Ride.
While there, Kershaw will be teaming up with the Share
the Road Cycling Coalition, to raise awareness for bike
safety and healthy lifestyles. This joint initiative between
Kershaw and Share the Road will feature a group bike ride
in Sudbury. The community ride will start and finish at
Science North and will be open to cyclists of all ages
and abilities. Refreshments and fellowship will follow
Kershaw and McMahon share a common tragedy. Eleanor McMahon
lost her husband OPP Sergeant Greg Stobbart, who was killed
while on a training ride on his bike in June 2006, and
Devon’s girlfriend Sophie Manarin was also killed
on a training ride in 2001. The Share the Road Ride is
being held in order to raise awareness for the importance
of sharing the road safely in order to prevent further
Share the Road With An Olympian
Thursday, June 5, 2014 5:00pm Registration, 6:15pm Ride
Roll-out, Rain or Shine
100 Ramsay Lake Road
Devon Kershaw - Olympic Cross-Country Skier and Three-Time
World Cup Medalist
more information please click here.
Upcoming Local Events
Sudbury Canoe Club
Tandem Canoes/ Single Kayaks /Outrigger
Men’s and Women’s Categories
Distances of 4, 9, 18.5 kms
Start time 9am
Contact Rob Marcolini @ 523 - 0500
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
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
North News - by Dick
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Laurentian XC/Track Team
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