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   Hello Everyone,                                                                                                                                                         July 17, 2014

In this Issue:


  1. A Rock!! in Limberlost
  2. Rocks!! in New York
  3. A Non Runner's Guide to Runners
  4. Upcoming Local Events - THIS SUNDAY!! Ian McCloy Island Swim July 20 + Massey Marathon
  5. Running Room Update -
  6. Track North News -


                   The Limberlost Challenge 2014


A Rock!! in Limberlost

A few thoughts on TLC 2014: by Shawn Schryer
I chose the 42 km distance but ran the first loupe a little too quick,as experience should have reminded me that you only have so much gas in the tank, lesson learned but was quite happy to complete it.

Neil Jefferson*race director* and his crew of volunteers continue to do an awesome job putting on this event. The race itself
is very mentally stimulating,the views and forested trails,lakes and marshes along the way offsets any negativity one could
get while running long distances.

A delicious barbeque is provided after the race and an optional refreshing dip in a nearby lake is very welcoming after running
many hours in +30c temps.
This is absolutely my favourite trail race and it does not get much better than this in beautiful Muskoka,can,t wait
to come back next year.
Shawn S.







Shawn Schryer






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22 397  Amber Konikow Lively 8:09:41 2 4F30-39 8:45  8:09:32     




About Limberlost

Experience the very best of trail courses. The Limberlost Forest and Wildlife Reserve is the trail runner’s dream with its challenging terrain that will take you alongside pristine lakes, through a wetland with its tier of beaver dams, up and over some steep inclines and either tiptoeing or splashing through the occasional creek or mud hole.

You will run through technical areas that will require the nimblest of footwork and on trails that allow you to open up to your best speed, plus everything in between. You will marvel at the extraordinary beauty of this privately owned Reserve that we are so privileged to enjoy. It will leave you breathless in more ways than one!

We promise you a well marked course, enthusiastic volunteers and a post-race meal that you will write home about.





Rocks!! in New York

by Lindsay Richan

Rocks!! runners Lindsay Richan and Taus Joergensen with the NY Flyers Running Club (taken from NY Flyers Facebook page)


Rocks!! Run on Manhattan Island, NY


New York City is a mecca for museums, art galleries and shopping. While of course I was looking forward to these things (Nike Pegasus for $100 ?!!), I also saw it as an opportunity to run in a new area. Running is such a great way to explore a city and Taus and I made sure to take advantage. Most morning runs were along the Hudson River as we were staying in the Soho/Little Italy area on Lower Manhattan, and as early as we could wake up on vacation to beat the heat and humidity.


Saturday morning we ventured up to Central Park to join the New York Flyers Running Club (http://www.nyflyers.org/) for a scenic run on the Bridle Path through the park. They were an incredibly friendly and welcoming club and I’m happy they took us on a path we probably would have not found on our own. Our last run took us over the ‘famous’ Brooklyn Bridge where we snapped a few photos and enjoyed the views!


To Rocks!! runners travelling to NYC in the future we highly recommend to do the above runs along the Hudson River boardwalk, the Brooklyn Bridge and Central Park. Also, check out Snug Harbor on Staten Island – we only walked this lovely area, but it would make for a great run. Finally, if you are looking for a local running perspective, be sure to check out the New York Flyers Club!





A Non-Runner’s Guide to Runners

Published on July 8, 2014 | in Fitness, Health & Fitness

Not sure how to interact with these strange aerobic creatures? Our FAQ will help.

by Mark Remy, writer, runner and creator of Remy’s World

Summer is in full swing, which means that runners are, too. Perhaps you have glimpsed them out and about, loping along paths and trails. Maybe you’ve even seen them in suburban settings, such as supermarkets and coffeehouses, searching for food.

But what do you really know about these shy aerobic creatures? Are they dangerous? What do they eat? How do you get rid of one that’s in your house?

These questions aren’t academic. As the population grows, and more and more land is developed, human-runner interactions will only increase. The following information will help prepare you.

Why do runners run?

Why do runners run? You might as well ask, “Why do birds fly?” or “Why do fish swim?” or “Why do people buy scratch-off lottery tickets?” The answer to all those questions is the same: Because it’s awesome. Also, in the case of running, because maybe you can lose a few pounds.

Why do runners wear those crazy clothes?

Scientists are unsure exactly what purpose is served by the skimpy and often brightly colored gear runners wear. One theory is that it’s meant to attract potential mates. Another is that it’s defensive, as it makes them more visible to motorists. Some biologists believe that runners have actually evolved to prefer brighter clothing, as those wearing dull colors like “Pavement Gray” tend to not live long enough to reproduce.

Are runners dangerous?

You should never provoke them, of course. But runners by their nature are docile and will go out of their way to avoid confrontation. However, females pushing jogging strollers may attack if they feel their babies are in danger. Also, hearing certain phrases might enrage runners; among them:

• “Running will ruin your knees.”

• “Marathons cause heart attacks.”

• “Hey, you’re a jogger, right?”

• “Jogging will ruin your knees.”

Runners who hear any of these may respond forcefully. Meaning, they will go on to Facebook and post a rant that their running friends will then “Like.”

What do runners eat?

Runners enjoy a varied diet, consisting of bananas, sports drinks, bagels, pizza, smoothies, beer, pasta, spareribs, chicken lo mein, muffins, scrambled eggs, sushi, ice cream, grilled shrimp skewers, black bean enchiladas, and those big turkey legs they sell at state fairs and Renaissance festivals. And that’s just on their long-run days.

You might be tempted to feed runners—especially the skinny ones—but don’t do it. You’ll only attract more of them, and runners swarming in great numbers can be a nuisance.

What should I do if I encounter a runner who’s lost and scared?

From time to time, a runner may stray from his pack and find himself in unfamiliar territory, such as a sports bar or a dinner party full of extroverts. Often, he will appear agitated, or confused.

Don’t panic! Runners can sense anxiety, and it will only make a bad situation worse. Instead, approach the runner and ask about his footwear or his watch. Both will likely be running-specific. Soon he will be talking about running, nonstop, which will put him at ease. This will buy you some time while someone phones the nearest specialty running store. The store will send someone to collect the runner and return him to safety.

What if I find a runner in my house?

Especially in the hot summer months, runners may seek relief in air-conditioned homes and then panic when they can’t get back out—especially once they realize that their GPS watch has lost its satellite connection. If you discover a runner stuck in your home, open a door and try to “shoo” her out with a broom. If that doesn’t work, try a little trickery. Pointing outside and shouting, “Hey! Isn’t that the guy who wrote “Born to Run”?” has been known to work.

How do they reproduce?

Runners practice a complex mating ritual that begins with the male donning a novelty T-shirt reading “Distance Runners Do It Longer” and ends abruptly, minutes later, with the female reminding him that they both have to be up early for a long run so they really should just “hit the hay.”

In short: No one knows.

There’s much more, of course. Runners are complex, fascinating creatures, and they have much to teach us. I hope that this information helps ensure that your encounters with runners—this summer and beyond—are happy and healthy ones.

Mark Remy is a writer at large for Runner’s World, author of The Runner’s Rule Book (Rodale, 2009), and creator of the popular Remy’s World column at RunnersWorld.com. He has run 27 marathons.




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




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