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      Hello Everyone,                                                                                                                                                                                                         January 27, 2022        

     In this Issue:


  1. Sofie Manarin Virtual Nickel Loppet
  2. My journey to becoming an Apex Warrior
  3. Photos This Week
  4. Upcoming Events: The Annual Resolution Run 2022. February 5, 6 2022 Sofie Manarin Nickel Loppet, Feb 1 - Mar 1 Running Room Hypo Half Virtual . Mar 2 The 3k Secret Marathon
  5. Running Room Run Club Update: 
  6. Track North and Laurentian XC News   Laurentian XC/Indoor Track News Jan 21








FEB 5 AT 8 AM – FEB 6 AT 1 PM
Virtual Sofie Manarin Nickel Loppet
Laurentian Nordic Ski Club / Club de ski nordique Laurentien

The Sofie Manarin Nickel Loppet will be an individual start, self-timed virtual event this year. Choose one event to complete:
Feb 5th 5km Freestyle (skate or classic)
Feb 5th 2.5km Kids Freestyle (skate or classic)
Feb 6th 8km Classic
Registration Form available a week before race day.
Participants must be a Laurentian Nordic member or purchase a day pass (https://zone4.ca/register.asp?id=28047)









My journey to becoming an Apex Warrior

by Marc Cayen

Apex Warrior group (Dennis Legault is in the green top)

Marc Cayen leads the Apex group on a training run

My journey to becoming an Apex Warrior
This time a year ago little did I know, my journey to joining Apex would start. I was trail running with my friend Ashley Hayes when a coach from Apex named Chantal Boivin started joining us. We put a lot of miles on that winter and often Chantal would mention Apex and it’s owner, a fellow runner Dennis Legault. She’s would say, you need to meet this guy, you guys need to run together.

A few months went by before I ran with Dennis for the first time.
Apex put on a series of trail race events and I would volunteer. I fell in love with running and even more with the race day energy. The first and second race being virtual didn’t stop the feeling. Being part of something like this was pretty special and I craved more.
The final race of the season was going live and Apex would ask me to be part of the race committee. I blindly said yes, I was clueless on what had to be done, I was afraid to mess something up but most of all I was excited to feel those race day vibes again. While all this was going on, I had also signed up for my first triathlon. I didn’t know how to swim any kind of distance and there were 3 weeks left till conquer the crater. Lone be hold Dennis was in the exact same boat, he had joined without knowing how to swim either. We would spend the next 3 weeks training together. During those 3 weeks I’d meet some of the Apex members.

I saw a guy (Richard Bradley) riding 350km on his bike for charity and a guy (Matthieu Bonin) swim across lake after lake. Later that year Matt would swim the length of lake wanapitei for charity.

I watched Dennis sign up for a 85km trail race, the longest race of his life. He would eventually come in second place. I watched a guy (William Aiello) paddle around Ramsey lake for 24hours for charity. Theses were things I got to see unfold with my own eyes while my ears heard countless more feel good stories. All theses stories had one thing in common, they were Apex members. I joined that week, best decision of my life. Every aspect of my life improved. I was in a better mental state, my running improved, my social skills improved, I was stronger, faster and over all a better human.

There’s a reason a massive company like Lulu Lemon would chose Dennis to represent them as one of their ambassadors. He’s a selfless leader with a heart of gold. He has a team of like minded coaches who care about improving every members lives. Apex changes lives for the better, every single time!

Starting next week you can join Apex run club every Thursday night at 6pm. Come see what the buzz is all about. Come be part of something amazing.






Photos This Week

Jan 19 Rocks!! Wednesday pm run

Jan 20 Sudaca

Jan 20 Perch Lake trail

Jan 20 Perch Lake trail

Jan 20 Perch Lake trail

Jan 20 Moonlight and Perch Lake junction

Jan 21 Moonlight swamp sunrise

Jan 20 Perch Lake am

Jan 21 Rocks Sat am run start

Jan 21 Arlington trail

Jan 21 15km run complete at Bell Parlk

Jan 23 Moonlight trail

Jan 23 Moonlight trail

Jan 23 Moonlight trail

Jan 23 Moonlight trail

Jan 25 Moonlight

Jan 25 Sudaca

Jan 25 Sudaca

Jan 25 Flag trail

Jan 25 Flag trail












Upcoming Local Events


  Dec 31 2021 -  January 28, 2022


 The Brick 37th Annual Resolution Run 2021/2022
Update – October 26, 2021


Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic situation, we have decided that the 2021/2022 The Brick Resolution Run will continue as a virtual event in Canada this year. If you have registered for the event, your registration will automatically be transferred to the virtual event.





February 5 - 6, 2022






   February 1 to March 1, 2022


Event Information and Registration

Hypothermic Half Marathon 2022 - Virtual Run Canada

Tuesday February 1st to Tuesday March 1st, 2022 / Wherever you are in Canada

Course Map (if you wish to use them)

Alternate Map




  Mar 2, 2022

Join us for The Secret 3K run/walk. Held during the week of International Women's Day, this race celebrates our right to be free to run. We're inviting everyone to come together in solidarity supporting the right all humans should have to walk or run free of fear in their community.

The Secret 3K - 2022
The Secret 3K: Wednesday, March 2, 2022 - Registration







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 and Laurentian XC News


Friday Jan 21, 2022

Hello LU XC/Track Alumni, Parents and Supporters.

Just received notice from our Athletic Director that we are approved to return to training at the Indoor Track and Performance Room on Monday, January 31st.
Prior to returning to training, all team members (athletes, trainers, coaches) must complete one rapid test. More info to come on this. Anyone with a positive test or anyone with COVID symptoms must isolate for 5 days.
The first weekend we are allowed to compete will be Feb 11-13.
It is likely the OUA and U Sports Championships will be pushed to the mid/end of March.
I have a meeting with OUA coaches on Friday, Jan 28th to discuss actual meet dates.
My hope is that we can attend 3 meets prior to the OUA Championships. So, once I have meet dates and plans, I will share ASAP.
Here we go! Again!






For information call me.
Vincent Perdue

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




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