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   Hello Everyone,                                                                                                                                                         July 10, 2014

In this Issue:


  1. Rocks!! at Creemore
  2. 7 things runners really want everyone else to know
  3. Upcoming Local Events - Ian McCloy Island Swim July 20 + Massey Marathon
  4. Running Room Update -
  5. Track North News -



Rocks!! at Creemore

Congratulations to Shawn Schryer for completing the 25km trail run at Creemore.

42 75 SHAWN SCHRYER 02:37:35 02:37:42 45 M 25K SUBBURY


Held in Creemore, near Collingwood, the race route ascends and descends the challenging mountainous terrain several times, following muddy, rocky trails, open fields and gravel roads.

Very tough course with wicked climbs and nasty drops. Also some incredibly beautiful views, lovely trails and forest, pleasant roads, festive finish. Great set up and volunteers. Great swag and beautiful artist-made prizes. Great cold river to soak achy muscles after the race, and Creemore breweries is one of the sponsors so LOTS of free draught.

Great race, great scenery, great friendly atmosphere. Lots of hills. The anti-mega race.

Yes, I would recommend this race to a friend.

Congratulations as well to Melanie Boultbee for winning the Women's 50km event

She also won the Sulphur Springs 50 miler on May 24. She is currently in first place in the 50km Ultra Trail series.We became acquainted with Melanie when we ran the Northwest Passage marathon on Somerset Island in 2012.

7 538 MELANIE BOULTBEE 05:01:16 05:01:18 42 F 50K TORONTO

http://www.ouser.org/CVC_2014_Overall.pdf (scroll down for 50k results

Melanie's 2012 photo of the empty bench overlooking Cunningham Inlet at Arctic Watch on Somerset Island. It constantly beckons us back.


More About Creemore - the Video

Published on Jul 7, 2013

On July 7, 2013, Race Reporter Jeff Rowthorn was in the beautiful town of Creemore, ON for the Creemore Vertical Challenge. This race offered 25k and 50k options and there was certainly no shortage of hills, as the race title implies. This was a very memorable race that was well organized, very scenic, and full of a great group of people. www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_FtoviUpz4





7 things runners really want everyone else to know

In honour of National Running Day, I would like to share on behalf of runners everywhere, seven things that we really want others to know about this sport we love and suffer through.

We love to talk about running

When we’re chatting with you, you’ll notice that our comments and questions are all intended to lead towards talking about running: “Great weather over the weekend, eh? Did you get outside?” or “What’s that? Are you wondering why I am wearing this medal?”

We run to eat

We have a special meal called “runch.” It’s a magical meal, which occurs after a run where we eat as we please. There’s a theory that food eaten after a run has no calories and we are constantly trying to validate this – we will not stop runching until this is proven true.

We don’t run to everywhere but we think about it

Just because the distance to get somewhere is less than 100 km doesn’t mean we will automatically run it. In fact, that’s a crazy distance that only a small number of us runners could even contemplate. But we do have a strange habit of mapping our driving directions and then converting it to a foot route “just in case.”

We really do need all those different pairs of running shoes

Runners need to have runners. We absolutely need all those different pairs of running shoes. Like tires on car, we rotate our shoes so that they’ll have even wear. We also have different shoes to match different coloured outfits, shoes for asphalt, shoes for trail, shoes for transitioning from asphalt to trail, shoes for speedwork, shoes for long runs – we need all of these shoes just like they need us.

We kind of like it when you call us crazy

You gasp in shock and horror at the thought of us waking up at dark o’clock in the morning to run a 5K, 10K, half-marathon or even longer training run before most people have a coffee. You think we’re insane for trudging ourselves out in the heat or snow or rain. You can’t imagine why we would pay good money to run a race, endure pain and hardship, just to be fed a banana at the end. Please keep questioning our sanity – we like it.

We run with others, but we race against ourselves

We don’t compete with one another – in fact, we’re one of the most supporting groups you’ll ever meet. We work in pace groups to help each other go faster. We cheer each other on because we know how hard it can be. We celebrate each other’s accomplishments because we know what it takes to get there. But when we race, we race against ourselves with the goal of being a better version of ourselves each time.

We’d love for you to run with us

Remember that first point about talking about running? Part of the reason is that we’re sniffing you out to see if you have any interest in it. You see, we believe we have the best sport in the world. Running produces amazing health benefits, makes eating incredibly satisfying and creates the most supportive network of friends anyone could ask for. We’d want nothing more than for you to than to join us on a run one day because we think you’re worth it.

Happy Running Day,





Upcoming Local Events


July 20, 2014

31th Annual Ian McCloy Island Swim


Registration opens 9 a.m. University Beach. Races start 1030 a.m.

the fee is $25.


The swim features events for children and adults, including a 100-metre youth swim, 500-m, 1.6-kilometre and 3.2-kilometre swim challenges.



July 20, 2014

Friendly Massey Marathon/Spanish River Half Marathon/ Chutes 10K

Where: Massey, ON
Date: Sunday, July 20, 2014
Time: 6:00 am




Run Club Update



Store News

Good afternoon Sudbury!

Have a great week,

Sudbury staff

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





Dick Moss, Head Coach
Laurentian XC/Track Team
c/o Coach Moss <pedigest@cyberbeach.net>
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For information call me.
Vincent Perdue
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vt perdue@cyberbeach.net

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