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   Hello Everyone,                                                                                                                                                         June 12, 2014

In this Issue:


  1. Patrick 4 Life North Bay
  2. Share the Road Bike Ride
  3. Rocking in the Rockies
  4. Air Band Rock Show
  5. Upcoming Local Events - June 21 Miner's Mayhem , June 22 Canoe Marathon, July 1 Firecracker 5km
  6. Running Room Update -
  7. Track North News -



More photos at Neil Phipps Run Patrick 2014 folder


Sudbury Rocks!! Race Well at Patrick4Life:

by Sara McIlraith

The 9th Annual Patrick 4 Life Family Run was held on Sunday. This run is in honour of Patrick Fortin, who sadly lost his life to AIDS at 23, having been infected with HIV at 7 through a blood transfusion to treat hemophilia. The Fortin family organises this great event, and it has grown steadily over the years.

The run offers a 5km, 10km, half marathon and 2k kids event. The venue was moved to Civic Square 2 years ago, and offers an excellent location – parking right at the start line, lots of room to warm up, and a race course that runs along the shoreline and Kate Pace Way (paved rec. trail). Beautiful hand-made beaded medals and an awesome food tent await you at the finish line.

A few Rocks!! members raced in the various events this year, including John Bolan and Catherine Perrin, Tawny and Will Tai in the half, Bob Lesk in the 5k, and Suzanne Halet and I raced the 10k. A big congrats to Bob and Suzi for exceeding their goals. Suzi finished well under 1 hour, her first time racing this landmark time. Bob was 1st in his age group, and ran a very fast 23 minutes. I managed to take ½ minute off my time from Ottawa 2 weeks prior, but just narrowly missed my sub 43 minute goal. Something for me to strive to achieve at my next race . A great opportunity for me to tweak my training, and get my ‘butt’ in gear to push past this hurdle. Thankfully it is still early in the season, and with my goal race not until September, I have time to grow.

I would highly recommend anyone looking for a fun and positive event for the whole family head to North Bay next year and take part in the Patrick4Life run.



               Share the Road Bike Ride June 5

Gino Donato/The Sudbury Star

Olympian and three-time world cup medalist Devon Kershaw and Greater Sudbury Police Chief Paul Pedersen lead the pack during the sixth annual Share the Road ride to raise awareness of cycling and road safety, and the importance of sharing the road. About 200 cyclist took part in the event. For more information, go to www.sharetheroad.ca.

More Photos Here





                       Rocking in the Rockies

by Leslie McLosky

Leslie, Bruce, Sean, Ali and Wendy.

It seems I may have missed summer during my trip to Alberta but it was worth it. Not only did I have a great visit with my sister and family, we had a fabulous brunch at the Banff Mountain Lodge and spent some time in my old stomping grounds of Drumheller. The grand finale of the trip was the Calgary Marathon. It was the 50th year running so they included a 50 km race. I admit that it crossed my mind briefly but as you know I am a very fair weather athlete and the thought of being out there in potentially inclement weather was too much even for the draw of the coveted race belt buckle. Ultimately I decided on the 1/2 marathon, it doesn't hurt like the 5km and is still not too long that I can train on the treadmill all winter. Boo, hiss ,yuck, ( I bet some of you got lured in by the treadmill this winter)

The race venue was at the Calgary Stampede grounds which was underwater last year. The park is all cleaned up but there were many signs of work still around the city of Calgary. As expected the park was electric before the race. Music blasting, Good life leading warm ups and more porta potties than I have ever seen in my life!!!!!! Many people were dressed up in costumes trying to win one of the prizes to be flown to other races in Canada. I managed to not overdress but was one of a handful wearing gloves at the start. I think those Cowboy/girls are a little tougher.

The 50km, marathon and 1/2 marathon all started at 7:00 a.m. Overall there were 15,000 runners including the 10km and 5 km which ran a little later in the day. 500 people ran the 50km and many of them were over 70 years old. Told you they were tough out west. My race went pretty well. I may have started off a little fast so I found myself losing focus and lollygagging in the middle of the race. After whining in my head for a while I got back on track and finished steady ending up 4th in my age group in 1:52:41. The post race snacks were great including Organic Fruit and Jugo Juices. I might have to get a franchise for those!!!!
We all walked back to the grounds later for my family to run the 5km. They all had a good day and bested their times from last year. We finished off the day with a BBQ hosted by my sister and brother in law who I have started referring to as Brucasaurus ever since my visit to Drumheller. If you think that is childish you should have seen us in the 90' Dinosaur!!!

Next year maybe the 1/2 in the Hoodoos.
Leslie McClosky aka Katharine

90 foot dinosaur






Air Band Rock Show


Air Band Rock Show performed by the Graduating Grade 8’s of Carl A. Nesbitt complete with lighting effects, props, costumes and great music

Where: Carl A. Nesbitt School 1241 Roy St.

When: June 18th there are 2 shows to choose from…12:30 pm or 7 pm

Admission cost: $3 at the door (additional donations welcome)

In support of: Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure




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



July 1, 2014

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 - 6pm Walden Arena

Race Start Times:
6:15pm Kids 1km Fun Run
7:00pm 5km Road Race

The 26th annual Walden Firecracker Road Race is being held on the evening of July 1st, with the kids race beginning at 6:15pm, and the 5k race beginning at 7:00pm. Join in on the Canada Day festivities with a 5k race, or a 1k race for the younger runners. There will be lots of great prizes to be won, as well as refreshments and snacks following the run.

The proceeds of the race will go towards the 2014-2015 season for the Laurentian Lady Vees Cross-Country Team. Fundraising ...is crucial to our running season, and every registration is appreciated.

If you have any questions at all, be sure to ask! The registration fees for the race this year are $25 for the 5k event and $2 for the kids 1k event. You may register online by following the link found below, or can pick up a registration form at the Running Room.

Register at:


Basic details regarding the race may also be found at www.tracknorth.com

5km Map





Run Club Update



Store News

Upcoming local races:

Miners Mayhem June 21st, sign up online or at tri style.

Walden firecracker 5k July 1st.

Make sure to sign up for the 20 minute challenge July 16th, registration is FREE and you receive a Free hat. Register online today at runningroom.com

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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Laurentian XC/Track Team
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For information call me.
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