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   Hello Everyone,                                                                                                                                                         June 5, 2014

In this Issue:

 

  1. Rocks!! at Wellington Women's Half
  2. Comrades Marathon
  3. Sudbury Fitness Challenge Standings after (2) Events
  4. Share the Road Bike Ride
  5. Upcoming Local Events - June 21 Miner's Mayhem & June 22 Canoe Marathon
  6. Running Room Update -
  7. Track North News -

 

 Lynn 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!
Lynn ?

Place Name Residence Bib # Time Pace Category Cat. Place Gender Place
65 Lynn Stubbings Cobourg, CAN 1167 12:11.5 6:16 F-OPEN 65/169 65/169

http://results.sportstats.ca/res2014/wellington_womens_21.htm

 

 

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 Africa.

Ellie is currently representing Great Britain but is expecting her Canadian citizenship papers any day now. She will then hold dual citizenship.

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


Comrades Marathon 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 (5:35.30) fifth.

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 behind Mthembu.

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

Don't Get Left Behind!

Complete (Results Here)

Complete (Results Here)

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:

1 - Overalland Age Group Standings (Excel)        All Fitness Challenge Information

See you at the next Challenge (Canoe Marathon June 22)

 

 

Fitness Challenge Coordinator : Neil Phipps neil_phipps@hotmail.com

 

 

               Share the Road Bike Ride June 5


Share The Road with an Olympian
Devon Kershaw

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 the Ride.

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 tragedies.
Share the Road With An Olympian

WHEN
Thursday, June 5, 2014 5:00pm Registration, 6:15pm Ride Roll-out, Rain or Shine

WHERE
Science North
100 Ramsay Lake Road
Sudbury, Ontario

WHO
Devon Kershaw - Olympic Cross-Country Skier and Three-Time World Cup Medalist

For more information please click here.

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Local Events

 

 June 21, 2014

Welcome to the MAYHEM!!
RUN, CLIMB, DIG, SLIDE, CRAWL, SWEAR, CRY, LAUGH
YOUR WAY THROUGH 6 KM OF MINING TERRITORY

 

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

 

 

 

 

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
705-560-0424
vt perdue@cyberbeach.net

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

http://www.sudburyrocksmarathon.com/

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