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   Hello Everyone,                                                                                                                                                        October 9, 2014

In this Issue:


  1. Pink Power Propels Runners
  2. Rocks!! Run Lake Laurentian Trail
  3. Southern Rocks!! and Friends in Prince Edward County
  4. Turkey Gobbler Trial Run this Thursday
  5. Upcoming Local Events - Colours of Hope and Wiky 10k
  6. Running Room Update -
  7. Track North News -


Pink Power Propels Runners

   By Harold Carmichael, Sudbury Star                                     More Photos Here                                                                                  photo by V. Perdue
  Sunday, October 5, 2014

It's one of the biggest annual fundraising runs in Greater Sudbury.

And the 2014 edition of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure, held at Cambrian College Sunday morning, did not fail to live up to that tradition.

More than 1,000 people walked or ran one- and five-kilometre routes around the college campus, raising an estimated $300,000.

But that figure isn't final, explained past run director Mary-Catherine Coady, as money continues to come in some 40 days from the run date.

The 2013 event saw about $350,000 raised.

“It's getting even bigger every year,” said Coady.

Breast Cancer survivors could be identified Sunday by their light pink T-shirts. The majority of participants wore white shirts.

Donning a pink T-shirt was breast cancer survivor Angie Roy, 39, of Lively, who was part of the 11-member Angie's Angels team. Featuring her two daughters, husband, parents and grandmother, the team collected about $500 in pledges. Over the past three years, the team has collected about $2,500 in pledges.

Angie said she was discovered with Stage 2B breast cancer three years ago. After undergoing radiation, chemotherapy and screening, “everything is good now,” she said.

The mother of three said the breast cancer diagnosis came as a surprise.

“My family has no history of breast cancer,” said Angie. “I had DNA testing and I don't have the (breast cancer) gene, so, I had no history.”

Daughter Julia, 12, said she raises money and participates in the Run for the Cure “to support my mom and help everybody else.”

Julia's friend, Olivia Gingras, also 12, has, in addition to showing support for her friend's mom, has many more reasons to participate in the annual run.

“Because a lot of the people in my life end up with breast cancer,” she said. “I want to stop this cancer. I don't want to end up with cancer.”

Some 35 teams participated in Sunday's event, including Breast Buddies, Pretty in Pink, The Vibe Tribe, and Pink Pooligans. Some teams were as large as 40 members.

Some 60,000 people were expected to participate in Run for the Cures across Canada. Now in its 23rd year, the Run for the Cure raises funds for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation to support breast cancer research, health education and advocacy programs.


Award Winning Runners 2014

1 Liam Passi 17:09
2 Jacxsen Cress 19:32
3 Neil Phipps 20:25
1 Ali Cummings 20:21
2 Sara McIlraith 20:24
3 Amanda Kosmerly 21:30
Youth 12 and Under
1 Calun Passi 22:26
2 Massimo Marrone 23:05
3 Liam Lapierre 24:30
1 Melanie Picard 25:23




Rocks!! Run Laurentian Lake Trail

Saturday October 4, 2014

Brent Walker, Wanda Dewulf, Sara McIlraith, Shawn Schryer, Lindsay Richan and Jamie Fairchild                                                    (photos by V.Perdue)

More Photos Here

from Friends of Lake Laurentian site:

Lake Laurentian Conservation Area, a scenic area located just minutes from
downtown Sudbury, provides a tranquil wilderness setting accessible by car, bicycle
or boat. This protected green space and island of 2,415 acres is perfect for exploring
and enjoying the natural beauty of Sudbury. It is truly a hidden gem within our city limits.

Members of SudburyRocks!! running group usually run the Laurentian Lake trail a few times every year. Fall is one of the best times to take in the route as the colours can be spectacular. This year has been extremely wet so if you wish to go around expect to negotiate a bit of water. We got a bit damp but as the photos show it was a great experience. Next stop, the Turkey Gobbler 8k. See you on the trails.



          Southern Rocks!! and Friends Run in Prince Edward County

Our team finished strong in the rain today (luckily only rain for the last
400 metres or so but it came down). We were "in it together" as the back of
our shirts indicates! It was a fantastic experience sharing this event with
three gals that have become special friends. We totally under-estimated our
finish time - thinking because it was Nicole's first half and hasn't been
running very long that we'd finish in 2.5 to 3 hours...well our time was
2:16:33...not bad at all!

We are happy to have raised over $2000 for our local YMCA Strong Kids
Campaign...good to give back to the community. Thanks to all who supported
our efforts. We truly appreciate it!

Deb, Nicole, Yvonne & I have already signed up for our next event together
and I'm sure we'll enjoy many more.

P.S. Ken Stubbings ran the full as usual
Lynn Stubbings, SudburyRocks!! Cobourg

Lynn, Yvonne, Nicole and Deb

  Place Name Residence Bib # Time Chip Pace Category Cat. Place Gender Place First Half Second Half
Marathon 41 Ken Stubbings Cobourg, CAN 269 30:49.8 30:38.5 5:00 M50-59 13/29 37/102 1:46:04 1:44:35
  Place Name Residence Bib # Time Chip Pace Category Cat. Place Gender Place First Half Second Half
Half Marathon 326 Yvonne Kay Cobourg, CAN 1253 17:51.1 16:33.1 6:29 F50-59 30/63 163/295 1:11:40 1:04:54
  327 Nicole Patton Cobourg, CAN 1371 17:51.3 16:33.2 6:29 F30-39 47/77 164/295 1:11:22 1:05:12
  328 Deb Patton Baltimore, CAN 1370 17:51.4 16:33.4 6:29 F50-59 31/63 165/295 1:11:39 1:04:55
  329 Lynn Stubbings Cobourg, CAN 1470 17:51.4 16:33.4 6:29 F50-59 32/63 166/295 1:11:37 1:04:57




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Special 8k Trial Run This Thursday

Todd Withers will be conducting an 8k trial trail run Thursday October 9 at 5:30 on the new course in Walden.

If people wanted to see or try the course prior to race day it will be a slow orientation run. Wet sections so old shoes are recommended.

Todd Withers

Tel +1 705 966-3411 ext 6409

Cell +1 705 920-1469

Online Registration

Manual Registration Form

  1km Map   3km Map   8km Map

Full Poster (PDF)



Upcoming Local Events



October 13, 2014                                  


October 18, 2014

Colours of Hope - Sudbury

Where: Sudbury, ON
Date:Saturday, 18th October 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m.

Race Location: Moonlight Beach
Moonlight Beach Rd
Sudbury, ON

Race Kit Pickup: Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
From 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Sudbury & District Community Office
1780 Regent Street
Sudbury, ON P3E 3Z8
Race Extras:

Race Registration comes with a Free T-shirt!
Adult Unisex sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL
Youth Unisex sizes: S, M, L

Register and Information


October 19, 2014

42nd Annual Wiky Road Race Full Flyer Here

10k Championships on beautiful Manitoulin Island Plus 10k Walk

We have the 10 km Slower Runner Division for beginner runners and walkers.
Sponsored by the Wikwemikong Health Centre Diabetes Program this Race Starts at 10:00 a.m. Kaboni

10 Run Starts at 10:50 a.m.
Registration: 8:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. – Wasse Abin Pontiac School
Entry Fee: $20 for Adults $10 for Students
Shuttle service is available.

Info: (705) 859-3164







Run Club Update



Store News

Its not too late ...

You can still register for the 10km clinic with Sara and Vince taking place Monday evenings at 600.


Congratulations to all those who participated in the 2014 CIBC Run for a Cure. Even though it was a cold day, there were approximately 1100 participants, raising over $ 150,000 . We would also like to thank all those who volunteered at this event, and of course, all the coordinators who put many hours into planning this successful event.

RESOLUTION RUN JACKETS ARE IN ! Come in and try on the sample jackets for the Resolution Run 2014 . You can register online NOW as prices increase the closer we get to race day. Start off the New Year on the right foot...

Upcoming Races

October 13: Turkey Gobbler (register online or in store)

October 26: Haunted Hustle

December 6: Santa Shuffle

Training Program News10 km clinic: 3 km (Monday) / 4 km ( Wednesday) / 6 km (Sunday) / 3 km ( OYO )

October 21: half marathon clinic with Ryan !

** Looking for 5km and LTR clinic coaches


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
vt perdue@cyberbeach.net

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



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