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      Hello Everyone,                                                                                                                                                                                                             April 8, 2021        

     In this Issue:

     

  1. We Lose a Staple in the Sudbury Fitness Community
  2. 10 rules for running etiquette
  3. Can you call running shoes sneakers? - and more on jogging
  4. Wavy Lake Tour
  5. Photos This Week
  6. Upcoming Events:   April 11 Marathon of Hope, May 15-16 Apex Sprint, May 30 SudburyRocks!!! Virtual Marathon
  7. Running Room Run Club Update: 
  8. Track North

 

 

 

 

 

We Lose a Staple in the Sudbury Fitness Community

 

WALSH, Patrick Joseph
March 31, 2021 75 years old

1945-2021

Lovingly known as Paddy or PJ.

Passed away peacefully at Health Sciences North on March 31, 2021. Paddy was 75 years old. Beloved husband to Patricia, proud father to his three daughters Margaret (Conrad), Irene (Matt), & Kathleen (Scott), and cherished grandpa to Eleanor, Ronan, Graeme & Callum.

Paddy was born in County Tipperary, Ireland to Margaret and James Walsh, brother of Connie(d), Kathleen(d), & Maureen. He was a proud uncle to all of his nieces and nephews.

He came to Canada in 1967 and built a career for himself at INCO, starting as a miner and retiring as a hoist man after 42 years.

Paddy was a staple in the Sudbury fitness community. As an avid runner, paddler, and cyclist, he competed in Beaton Classics, participated in Dragon Boat races, and volunteered his time to mark race courses over the years. Paddy was a beloved member of the community and developed life-long friendships.

 

He built a happy life for himself in Canada but always remained close to his Irish roots. Joining a close-knit community of Irish immigrants in Sudbury, Paddy was a proud member of the band, Paddy’s Patriots. Their jovial Irish music and his skill on the squeeze box was loved by all. Through countless family trips, Irish dance lessons, and a steady diet of the Fureys, Paddy instilled that love for Ireland in his family.

It's a long way to Tipperary and Paddy made a positive impact on every person he met along the way.

 

 

 

 

Can you call running shoes sneakers? - and more on jogging
By Ben Kaplan - April 6, 2021


Sometimes, as the editor of iRun, I review shoes. And sometimes, like the start of spring, there tends to be lots of them. Reviewing a slew of new running shoes recently, I dropped a word that was considered offensive: sneakers.

“SNEAKERS???? I’VE BEEN WEARING RUNNING SHOES ALL MY LIFE. WHY WOULD I SWITCH TO SNEAKERS?” WROTE ONE READER.

“If I want reviews on “sneakers,” I go to Sneaker’s World or Canadian Sneaker Magazine or maybe iSneaker,” wrote another.

Confused, I took the question to Facebook, where our audience considered the word. Responses varied. “I have sneakers and running shoes, and they are for separate purposes,” a reader opined.

Another one said: “I wouldn’t read an article about sneakers because I don’t wear sneakers.”

“I don’t run in my sneakers, but I have sneakers. I run in my running shoes,” went a very good reply.

After Facebook, my next best source for anything running is Canadian marathon great and running coach Reid Coolsaet. Coolsaet first shared this post from Citius magazine to describe his feelings:


Coolsaet also said: “I’m fine with the word “jogging.” I often go for a jog, and enjoy it. But when I’m running fast, please don’t call it “jogging.”

Usually what Reid says is a good barometer of morality in our sport. Dayna Pidhoresky, currently training for the Tokyo Olympics, also weighed in.

“I use the words trainers, training shoes (when referring to a daily mileage shoe), as well as runners and running shoes (for any and all running shoes). Sneakers is funny,” she said. “Makes me think of a cartoon character sneaking around in loud-sounding shoes—definitely not as atrocious as saying 5K marathon!“

Often I’m a guest on Mark Sutcliffe’s iRun podcast and every time I drop the s-word, he corrects me. I’m American, he’s Canadian and perhaps that’s the difference. Oftentimes Americans use different terminology than Canadians. John Stanton, the running great and iconic founder of the Running Room, agrees.

“RUNNING SHOES OR SNEAKERS IS TRULY A CANADIAN THING, PARTS OF CANADA PROUDLY REFER TO THEIR SHOES AS “SNEAKERS,” WHILE OTHER AREAS ARE EQUALLY PROUD OF THEIR “RUNNERS” OR REFERRED TO AS “RUNNING SHOES.” BOTH APPLY EQUALLY TO OUR FOOT COVERING EQUIPMENT USED IN OUR SPORT.”

So is it OK to call running shoes sneakers? Plenty of iRun readers said yes.

“If you are a good runner, you can call them any damn thing you want!” one reader wrote.

Another one said: “Only running snobs who run in “tribes” give a sh!t what you call your shoes. Call them whatever you want and have fun.”

“Don’t get hung on the “sneakers” word, you could call them “kicks” for all that matter,” said someone else.

I was feeling pretty good about my word choice and ready to call it a day until I reached out to one more running hero, Krista DuChene, Olympian, Marathon Mom, legend.


When asked if I could call running shoes sneakers, she offered a one word reply: “Nope,” and when Krista talks, runners listen—19 runners liked her response.

Time to go for a fast jog in my new sneakers

 

 

 

 

 

Wavy Lake Tour

April 2 with Sara, Kate, Justin, Karen and Vince

 


Karen, Sara, Kate and Justin at Wavy Lake trail start

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos This Week

 

April 1 Vince and Karen at Crowley Lake

April 1 Crowley Lake trail

April 1 Crowley Lake

April 1 Finlandia

April 1 Finlandia

April 1 Finlandia

April 1 Finlandia

April 1 Finlandia

April 2 Liz first bike at Windy

April 2 Marc, Mariane and Donna complete the True North Challenge

 

April 3 Finlandia

April 3 Finlandia

April 3 Fourth Ave

April 4 Moonligt flag run

April 4 Moonlight trail

April 4 Moonlight beach

April 4 Crowley Lake

April 4 Crowley Lake hike with Andrew, Mimi, Ewa, Ania, Emi and Karen

April 5 Laurentian Lake

April 5 Finlandia

April 5 Finlandia

April 6 Finlandia

April 6 Finlandia

April 7 Hooded Mergansers on Nepahwin

April 7

April 7

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Local Events

 

 

   April 11, 2021

REGISTER & PARTICIPATE VIRTUALLY ANYWHERE ACROSS CANADA!
April 11, 2021 | Free Entry

Forty-one years ago this April, Terry Fox started his iconic cross-country run, the Marathon of Hope. On April 11th, join us to celebrate Terry, celebrate the 41st anniversary of Terry's run and celebrate all that has been accomplished with cancer research since Terry ran. Together, we can fundraise to achieve Terry's dream of a world without cancer.

Sign up for the Marathon of Hope Celebration Run today and pledge to run or walk from 1K to 10K or more. Terry was unable to complete his cross-country run but we can keep Terry's dream alive by compiling all of our pledged kilometres to see how many times we can cross the country, together!

Terry's wish was that we all come together as a nation to end cancer. Your participation in this very special event will help us do just that.

Join the Celebration


Please also follow physical distancing measures and guidelines set out by the health agencies and government in your local area.


Even if I don't finish, we need others to continue. It's got to keep going without me.


How to Register

 

 

 

 

 

  May 15 16, 2021

 

 

https://raceroster.com/events/2021/47084/the-apex-sprint

 

 

 

 

SudburyROCKS!!! Marathon

 

REGISTRATION IS OPEN

 

 

 

 

 

Run Club Update

 


 

 

Store News

 

Good afternoon Sudbury Runners and Walkers,

 

We have FREE run club Wednesday nights at 6pm and Sunday mornings at 8:30am.


Cancelled until Further Notice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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
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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurentianxctrack/

 

 

 

 

 

 

For information call me.
Vincent Perdue
vtperdue@cyberbeach.net

Proud sponsor of the Sudbury Rocks!!! Race-Run-Walk for the Health of it

ttp://www.sudburyrocksmarathon.com/

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