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      Hello Everyone,                                                                                                                                                                                                             August 12, 2021        

     In this Issue:


  1. Dick Moss is Stepping Down as Laurentian Head Coach
  2. Bush Pig Open
  3. Sudbury Camino
  4. Canada at the Olympics
  5. Photos This Week
  6. Upcoming Events: , August 14-15 Conquer the Crater, August 22 SFC Crowley Lake Open Water Swim
  7. Running Room Run Club Update: 
  8. Track North





Dick Moss is Stepping Down as Laurentian Head Coach

Dear LU Vees, Alumni and Supporters,

I'm writing to let you know that I'm stepping down as head coach of the Laurentian women's and men's XC/Track teams. I feel it's better that someone younger, smarter and more patient take over the duties involved as head coach.

I wouldn't have stepped down if I didn't know the team would be in good hands, and they'll be in the best hands possible. There should be a Laurentian announcement about that next Tuesday or Wednesday.

I do hope to maintain some involvement with the team, both behind-the-scenes and hopefully as an assistant to the coaching staff. So, you'll still see me lurking around the track.

I've had 24 years as head coach and it's been my privilege and pleasure to have known you all. I’ve been incredibly proud as I've watched your lives unfold, and I’ll continue to keep track of you.

My deepest thanks to all the community support people who have helped to make this a quality program, including Rickey Goudreau, Dr. Mary Olsten, Nicole Dubuc, Dr. Al Dumencu, Kathy Jermyn and Terry Moss;
Also, our coaches past and present, Darren Jermyn, Jim Taylor, Jenna Thornber, Kaitlyn Tallman, Joe Burke, Jim Taylor, Tom Black, Lisa Labrecque, Mike Coughlin and Jordan Calwell;
In the early days, van drivers Chris Hocking and Jamie Innes, and the Moss family who provided us with accommodations;
The many student trainers and who've given freely of their time and kept us healthy;

The dozens of volunteers like Vince, Frank, Sally, Bill and the Jermyns, who regularly help us with our fundraising events;
And, of course, our donors: Jesse Winters, Louis Moustgaard and the Sudbury Masters Running Club, Bill & Sandy Thompson, Frank and Sally Lesk and the many other financial “angels” who have supported us through the years.

I hope you'll all continue to support the team and the new head coach. We've come through a couple of tough years, but our roster continues to include talented student-athletes whom we can help to develop athletically, academically and otherwise. As I said, I’ll personally continue to be involved, but not as the head coach.


Dick Moss

Congratulations on your retirement Dick

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  August 8, 2021

The 3rd Bush Pig Open Race Sunday Aug 8th.
All Results below



Stage #3 Start Line

All Photos Here



  August 7

Sudbury Camino 2021

The Challenge

Inspired by the famous El Camino de Santiago pilgrimage routes, the Sudbury Camino is a free event that offers a unique Camino-like experience as you discover portions of The Great Trail (Trans Canada Trail) and Rainbow Route Association trail network in the Greater City of Sudbury. This on-foot journey invites you to challenge yourself and explore our community and its breathtaking natural surroundings on-foot. This year's journey is the Tour de Ramsey Loop highlighting the lakes and lookout points. The challenge is made to be tailored so that you can create the kind of experience you are looking for with various off shoot loops offering unique experiences!

Official Finish at the Grotto

Here are some photos from the 2021 Sudbury Camino








Team Canada Medallists at Tokyo 2020

















Photos This Week

August 5 Robinson Lake

August 5

August 5

August 5 Gravel Bike Group

August 6 Finlandia

August 9

August 10 Finlandia

August 9 Finlandia

August 10 Finlandia

August 10



Upcoming Local Events



  August 14 -15, 2021

XTERRA Conquer the Crater
Kivi Park

On August 14th & 15th XTERRA: Conquer The Crater is back - stronger and safer than ever!
Registration for this XTERRA World Championship Qualifier is now LIVE at


We encourage all participants to sign up and raise funds for Miles Against Cancer in support of children with cancer and their families.
XTERRA Conquer the Crater, its committee, and volunteers are committed to providing the safest possible race environment within the Province of Ontario COVID-19 Guidelines and will remain flexible to meet those requirements as they change.

XTERRA: Conquer the Crater Swim Map (750m)

XTERRA: Conquer the Crater Run Map (3.7k) X2


XTERRA: Conquer the Crater Bike Lap 1 Map (10.5K)


XTERRA: Conquer the Crater Bike Loop 2 Map (7.5k)


XTERRA: Conquer the Crater 21K Trail Run Map (10.5k) X2


Event by Northern Cancer Foundation



  August 22, 2021

AUG 22
2nd AnnualS.F.C Crowley Crawl Open Water Swim
Hosted by Neil Phipps and Sudbury Fitness Challenge

Welcome to this year's Sudbury Fitness Challenge swim event. There will be two distances available again this year 1500m and 500m. The 1500m will have a points multiplier of 1000pts and the 500m will be 500pts points.

See our page at https://sudburyrocks.ca/.../Sudbury%20Fitness%20Challenge... for more details on how the point scoring works for the series.
Applicable social distancing guidelines will be in effect for this event. As such, registration will be limited to 60 participants this year so don't wait to sign up! You don't even have to declare your distance until race day.

The race will be an interval start format. There will be 2 waves of 30 swimmers, with a swimmer starting every 60 seconds within the waves. The waves will start 90 minutes apart. Due to a huge increase in the popularity of Crowley Lake we have to start things earlier this year. Wave 1 starts at 8:30am and Wave 2 starts at 10:00am.

Sign up for 2021 S.F.C. Crowley Crawl Open Water (https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/697009953749756045/false#/invitation

Entry Fee: $20 per person for either distance. You will able to e-transfer payment to Beatonclassic@hotmail.ca or pay with cash on site.(Exact change is appreciated) Includes: Marked, insured, lifeguard supported race course, results, Custom S.F.C. Silicone swim cap, re-purposed Technical T-shirt(previous year Beaton shirts:-) )
Wetsuits will not be allowed unless the lake temperature plunges to an unsafe temperature. Floatie bags are allowed and encouraged. There will be a minimum of 5 spotter boats in the water and swimmers will rarely be more than 100m from shore. Water shoes are recommended for before/after as the beach is a bit rocky.
Please contact us at Beatonclassic@hotmail.ca if you have any questions.









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
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Vincent Perdue

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