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      Hello Everyone,                                                                                                                                                                                                     April 7, 2022        

     In this Issue:


  1. YMCA Race To The Finish Line
  2. Bobcats are Back!!!
  3. How to Run Forever
  4. Photos This Week
  5. Upcoming Events: May 22 Apex Warrior Trail Race Series 2022 is live! May 29 SudburyRocks!!! Virtual Event, April - June 30 Girls Run Sudbury
  6. Running Room Run Club Update: 
  7. Track North and Laurentian XC News Marvin Zongo placed 4th at U Sports in Triple Jump






  April 2, 2022

YMCA Race To The Finish Line

Eric Leishman, winner of the 21km event

All Photos Here




Great morning running for the YMCA Sudbury and seeing so many familiar faces!!!! First in person race in a while! Today was a great day!!!

Huge thanks to our friends NSS Canada for this brilliant concept and leading the way in building and sponsoring this event to help YMCA Sudbury Race to The Finish!

Together we are building healthy communities in spirit, mind and body.

The event was incredible because of Apex Warrior, Kivi Park all the volunteers, sponsors and 225 runners that attended and supported our first in person event of 2022!
Inspired for what’s to come for the rest of 2022 because of you

All Results Here






Bobcats are Back!!!

Track North Bobcat Program - We are back in 2022!

Our famous and fun Youth Track and Field Program is back and running in 2022.

Program Description
The "Bobcats" is our program for elementary school-aged athletes. It's designed to teach runners the basics of track and field training – specifically the running and jumping events. Sprinting, middle distance running, relays and jumping are practiced with an emphasis on fun, skill development and personal improvement. Participants are divided into abilities/age groups and focus on exercises, drills, games and workouts that match their current abilities. All Bobcat athletes can choose to participate in the District H Legion meet in June.

If you have children in Grades 3 to 8 that are interested in learning the fundamentals of track & field in a beautiful outdoor setting at the Laurentian Community Track then check out the link below!
Bobcat Program practices start May 3rd!








How to Run Forever
By Ben Kaplan - March 30, 2022

Two of Canada’s all-time greatest marathon runners raced on Sunday and they finished, respectively, second and fourth. Reid Coolsaet and Krista DuChene, both Olympians, are 42 and 45-years-old, and both chat easily about their performance. There were things they did well—Krista’s last kick, Reid’s ascension in the hills—and things that didn’t go their way: Reid felt a bit under the weather, Krista, like everyone Sunday at Around the Bay, felt hamstrung by the wind. There are elements, however, that they share in common, beyond grit, natural talent, drive, and almost a supernatural ability to tolerate pain. That’s joyfulness.

They both have days like we all have, to be sure, but, if you want to run forever like Reid and Krista, you have to fall head over heels, with running, in love.

“I don’t overthink stuff. I truly enjoy it. I put the work in and, when I’m done running, I don’t let it consume my life,” says DuChene, Canada’s Marathon Mom, who Sunday set the W45 Canadian record at Around the Bay, finishing the event for the eleventh time. “Sunday’s race was good for me because I didn’t have marathon fatigue. I could stay up and go to my kids’ activities in normal clothes and not sit in the van in my pyjamas.”

All of us love running. We want to go fast and go far and buy the latest gadgets and sneakers and travel to exotic races while maintaining our fitness and posting cool running photos online. However, practitioners of the sport who’ve survived, and by that I mean not just running the half marathon once and crossing it off their bucket list, must develop a deeper relationship with the sport. Running is a lot of running around in circles and, if you do it in Canada, oftentimes you have to do it while the weather is crap. To hear Reid and Krista describe it, they chase numbers and records and both have chased prize money and considerable, though Canadian, fame. That’s not the reason they run.

“I will totally admit that I’m motivated by numbers and hitting a weekly mileage or time in a week, but if that’s all-consuming, it’s detrimental,” says Coolsaet, currently training for the Western States 100-miler and adds that, despite his forays into race directing and coaching, the two-time Olympian with a marathon PB of 2:10:55, is most definitely not retired. “I’m not chasing Olympic spots anymore, but I always love racing and, even now, while my focus is trail running, I ran Around the Bay solely because I couldn’t pass up a local race that’s one of the big icons of running in Canada.”

Coolsaet ran Around the Bay because he wanted to. He ran it in trail shoes. He had fun. Being him, he knows that diehard running geeks will check out his times and wonder if he’s still got it. He wasn’t feeling 100%. He didn’t care. Like Krista, he runs for himself and because he loves it. Loves getting to the starting line. Fighting through the aches and pains. Seeing familiar faces and hearing the cheers and, when it’s all over and he’s with his wife and kids, thinking about the race and drinking a beer, he loves to plan for what he’s going to run next. “I enjoy having a reason to compete and train and, as long as I wake up and want to do this, I think I’ll hang on as long as I can,” says DuChene, who plans on running shorter distance races this spring and summer with Canada Running Series as she prepares for the Chicago Marathon this fall. “You always have to have some motivation and reason for running, and I definitely still do, but I’ve just adjusted my goals reasonably to make them appropriate for my age.”

Reid Coolsaet and Krista DuChene are two of the finest practitioners of our sport. They’ve achieved great success in their sneakers, but they’ve also inspired legions of middle-of-the-packers to follow in their fluorescent shoes. Do you want to run forever? Want to extend your spring season into the fall, into next year, into ten, twenty, fifty years down the road? Listen to Krista DuChene and Reid Coolsaet. The secret isn’t the stretching, the sneakers or the training plan—though all those things will help. The secret is the attitude you choose.

“I think some part of my longevity you’d have to attribute to a combination of motivation and listening to my body,” says Coolsaet, “but the bigger thing is, probably, I just love to run.”







Photos This Week

April 1 Bioski

April 1 Perch Lake trail

April 1 Perch Lake trail

April 1 Perch Lake trail

April 2 Fourth Ave

April 2 Rocks!! Saturday am run

April 2 Bell Park boardwalk

April 3 Berry Island on Ramsey Lake

April 3 Berry Island

April 3 Berry Island

April 3 Berry Island

April 3 Galliard Island


April 4 Laurentian Lake

April 4 Laurentian Lake

April 4 Bypass lake

April 4 Bypass lake

April 4 Bypass lake

April 4 Perch Lake

April 5 Ramsey Lake sunrise

April 5 Ramsey Lake sunrise

April 5 Bioski trails

April 5 Perch Lake

April 6 Nature Chalet

April 6 Perch Lake

April 6 Perch Lake














Upcoming Local Events


  May 22, 2022

Apex Warrior Trail Race Series 2022 is live!


3 epic trail races in 3 different locations. This our first year having all our events go live and they are going to be bigger than ever.
Race #1 - Apex Sprint
Date - May 22

Distances - 6km - 12km
Location - Laurentian Bio-ski chalet
Race #2 - Apex Rush
Date - July 31

Distances - 6km -12km - 25km
Location - Walden Mountain Bike trails
Race #3 - Apex Warrior
Date - Sept 18

Distances - 6km-12km-25km-50km
Location - Laurentian Nature chalet
Head to www.apexwarrior.ca for registration and more info.
Start running, it’s time to race!







   May 29, 2022

Virtual SudburyRocks Marathon 2022 Presented by Ionic Engineering








   April - June 30  

The moment we have all waiting for! Girls Run Sudbury REGISTRATION is now OPEN! This will be our last virtual event before going in person in 2023!

Start your training, set yourself an achievable goal and strive for it. You will have the month of July to submit your best result. Looking forward to see you all achieving you personal best in 2022.









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


Marvin Zongo placed 4th at U Sports in Triple Jump

This guy just placed 4th at U Sports in Triple Jump and broke his own school record twice enroute. 15.09 metres - wow!
Congrats Marvin Zongo and coaches Ryan Taylor and Jim Taylor





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