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  Hello Everyone,                                                                                                                                                                                                      May 12, 2022        

     In this Issue:


  1. SudburyRocks!! Virtual - Any Place Any Time
  2. Impressive 10km Road Race for Caleb Beland
  3. Track North Twilight Meets are back!
  4. Apex Warrior Sprint Coming Very Soon
  5. Why you should try running without a GPS watch
  6. Photos This Week
  7. Upcoming Events: May 22 Apex Warrior Trail Race Series 2022 is live! May 28 Defeat Depression, May 29 SudburyRocks!!! Virtual Event, April - June 30 Girls Run Sudbury
  8. Running Room Run Club Update: 
  9. Track North and Laurentian XC News






SudburyRocks!! Virtual







One of the positive things about having a virtual running event, is that we are not bound by time or geography! Runners are free to run their race anywhere in the world, and at any time within the two week submission window following the event.

One of the out-of-town runners participating in SudburyROCKS!!! this year is Skylar Roth (@skylarruns on Instagram). Skylar ran ACROSS Canada (7,200km in 143 days) last summer to raise funds and awareness for mental health.

This year, Skylar will be running the SudburyROCKS!!! 21k half marathon in Calgary!

In order to submit your results, email a screenshot from your favourite run tracking app to kcacciotti@hsnsudbury.ca. Results will be posted on the SudburyROCKS!!! website so you can see how you stack up against the rest of the pack!

As per the registration contest announced on May 3rd, anyone who registers for SudburyROCKS!!! 2022 before tomorrow (Friday, May 6th) at 11:59pm will be entered into a draw to win a $200 gift certificate from the Running Room! Winner will be drawn and announced on Monday, May 9th.

Register today at https://www.sudburyrocksmarathon.com/ and support cancer care in Northeastern Ontario.



All information and Registration here






Impressive 10km Road Race for Caleb Beland



Another impressive 10km Road Race for Caleb Beland this morning at the Sporting Life 10km in Toronto. Caleb placed 6th overall in a time of 31:18.
Congratulations Caleb!

1 Miles Avalos Toronto M20-24 1 1 1 0:14:30 29:33.0
7 Sam Kinahan Ottawa M20-24 2 2 2 0:14:58 30:04.0
9465 Alex Cyr Toronto M25-29 3 3 1 0:14:58 30:15.0
9984 Matthew Lozano Ajax M20-24 4 4 3 0:14:59 30:38.0
45 Saed Griffith Oshawa M25-29 5 5 2 0:14:59 31:09.0
2 Caleb Beland North York M20-24 6 6 4 0:15:05 31:18.0






Track North Twilight Meets are back!

Track North Twilight Meets are back!

After 2 years of being unable to host meets we decided to double down and hosted meets on Wednesday and Friday night this week. Results can be found at www.tracknorth.com
Next Twilight is the Bobcat Open on Tuesday, June 21st with a start time of 6pm.




  May 22, 2022

Apex Warrior Sprint Coming Very Soon


Apex Warrior trail race committee
Left to right
Marc Cayen (apex run club coach)
Amy Crawford (apex member/ super mom)
Dennis Legault (apex owner/ operator/ coach)  

Apex Warrior Sprint

We’re looking forward to seeing you on May 22 for our first race of the series. Come out to Sudbury’s Bioski, in the heart of Laurentians conservation area for a 6 or 12km trail race/ run/ walk.
Need help training? Apex offers free run clubs 4 days a week from its training Center at 125 Loaches road.
Tuesday at 10:30am
Wednesday at 5pm
Thursday at 6pm
Saturday at 11am
Head to www.apexwarrior.ca for registration and more info.
Start running, it’s time to race!







Why you should try running without a GPS watch
Occasions when going watch-less can be a good idea


Runners love their GPS watches. The wearable technology can help them ensure that they’re on pace, running their workouts properly and can help them monitor their training load. But there times when running without a GPS watch is a good idea, and ways in which relying on a watch can hinder performance instead of helping it. Here are some reasons why runners should consider occasionally ditching the GPS.

On your really easy days
On the days that you’re supposed to be running easy, try leaving the watch at home. When you’re running a pace that’s a lot slower than you would typically, a watch reminding you of how slow you going isn’t going to make your run any better. The purpose of that day is recovery, so don’t worry about your Strava followers seeing your slow miles, and leave the fancy watch at home. Let yourself enjoy the recovery and not worry about the pace. You’ll be better for it by the next workout.

On race day
Wearing a watch on race day is a gamble: on one hand, it’s important for helping runners stay on pace, on the other, it can limit you a little. Trevor Hofbauer won the Canadian Marathon Championships at the 2019 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon in 2:09:51–without a watch. His marathon was the second-fastest ever run by a Canadian and qualified him for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.
Hofbauer said post-race: “I’ve found training with a pace immediately dictates how your workout is going to go. I trained with pace and Strava for years. One day I was running with Eric Gillis [Olympian and one of Canada’s fastest-ever marathoners] in Guelph and he didn’t use pace on his watch so I took it off of mine as well. Removing pace was something that stuck.” When runners become married to a pace, they removed the option of surprising themselves with an out-of-the-box performance like Hofbauer’s nine minute personal best.

However, if you’re a runner who’s prone to overcooking the first few kilometres of their race, keep the watch.

When you need to totally disconnect

If you’ve had an overwhelming day and you just need some time alone with your head, hit the trails and don’t worry about anything but enjoying the run. This can help clear you mind and offer a reset.

When you’re coming back from injury
When you’re coming back from an injury, everything feels difficult. Getting back into shape is no easy task, and a constant reminder of how slowly you’re moving isn’t what you need. Start your first runs back from injury without a watch and give your body time to get there. You’ll end up in your pre-injury shape, it’s just going to take some patience.






Photos This Week

May 4 Junction Creek run

May Junction Creek early am

May 5 Finlandia

May 6 Sunrise at the Nature Chalet

May 6 Laurentian loop

May 6 Laurentian loop

May 7 Rocks!! Sarurday am run

May 7 Bethel Lake overlook

May 8 Minnow Lake

May 8 Minnow Lake

May 8 Kingsway Trail

May 8 Finlandia

May 8 Finlandia

May 8 Finlandia

May 9 Moonlight Poleline

May 9 Moonlight Poleline

May 9 Moonlight Poleline

May 9

May 9 Duck Trail

May 9 Duck Trail

May 9 Finlandia

May 10 Nature Chalet

May 10 Laurentian loop at Ida

May 10 Laurentian loop

May 10 Laurentian loop

May 11 Fielding Trail

May 11 Fielding Trail

May 11 Fielding Trail

May 11 Fielding Trail

May 11 Fielding Trail

May 11 Fielding Park

May 11 Hillfield Trail













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 28, 2022

Sudbury 9th Annual Defeat Depression Walk/Run
Sudbury, Ontario
May 28, 2022









   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










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Vincent Perdue

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