Hello Everyone,                                                                                                                                                                                                    November 16, 2022        

     In this Issue:


  1. “Still running after all these years”
  2. Rocks!! member Mark Crockett Podiums in Texas
  3. Photos This Week
  4. Upcoming Events:  
  5. Running Room Run Club Update: 
  6. Track North and Laurentian XC News Athletics Ontario Cross-Country Championships in Kingston






“Still running after all these years”

Jacob Washburn, Debbie McCosham, Linda McCosham with Lt. General Joe Paul – Commander of Canada’s Army.

Linda McCosham, Jacob Washburn, Debbie McCosham & Ethan Washburn with finishing Dog Tags and Challenge Coins




November 6th, 2022 witnessed a return of the Canadian Army Run, a fund raiser for the Soldier On program that supports veterans who have suffered a disability. This year’s version was held virtually but also in person for runners who ventured to Ottawa.

For Linda McCosham this year’s event marked the 11th time she has participated in the Army Run. However, it started as a family challenge with Linda and her partner Dan Welch taking on her daughter Debbie and her husband Russell in a friendly total time competition during the Ottawa Run weekend in 2006. That initial challenge evolved into a family 3 generation run tradition. The ladies’ partners have since dropped out only to be replaced by Linda’s two grandsons.

This year Linda and her daughter ran the Canadian Rangers Challenge – a 5 km run followed by a back to back 10 km run. The grandsons joined them for the 10 km run.
Linda ran in the 65+ category even though she recently celebrated her 70th birthday. She finished the Rangers Challenge in a combined time of (5k – 34:31, 10k 1:16.10) 1:50:42. Her gender placement was 173 out of 363 athletes and her category placement was 8th out of 20.

But placement was not the highlight of the day; it was running with her family members. Her grandsons Ethan (9 yrs old) ran the 10 km in a time of 1:07, he stayed with his mom and grandmother for ¾ of the race. Her grandson Jacob (12 yrs old) proved to be the strongman of the day; he ran despite fighting a flu virus. He ran his own race and finished in 1:50 and courageously struggled to complete the last section while trying to control a nagging cough.

In the end it was another successful run regardless of times and or placement, as always it was about being with family and doing a positive & healthy activity.






Rocks!! member Mark Crockett Podiums in Texas


Mark Crockett !!! Way to represent the Sudbury Rocks!! with a podium finish!!


Running on an island might not be what you’d associate with a race in the continental U.S., but the South Padre Marathon, Half Marathon & Relay provides just that: a scenic, flat race on the coast of Texas.

The point-to-point half marathon course begins on the mainland in the heart of nearby Port Isabel. From there runners run through Port Isabel and over the bridge toward South Padre Island. After arriving on South Padre Island, the course continues south along the island toward the island’s southernmost point before turning around and heading back north along the island, passing Queen Isabella Memorial Park and Andy Bowie County Park along the way.

There are plenty of photo opportunities along the course, and the race organizers have even included selfie zones along the course for these photo opportunities, both with local landmarks and areas designed just for the race.

The course is almost entirely flat, just above sea level, with a few rolling hills along the island. The four-hour time limit for the half marathon gives walkers and runners alike plenty of time to complete the course.

Nestled along the Gulf of Mexico in southeastern Texas, South Padre Island experiences warm weather all year long, with just over 2.1 inches of rain for the month of November.

On race day (Nov. 13), the average low is 64ºF and the average high is 77ºF.






Photos This Week

Nov 10 Moonlight

Nov 10 Moonlight lookout

Nov 10 Perch Lake trail

Nov 10 Perch Lake trail

Nov 10 Perch Lake trail

Nov 10 Moolight trail

Nov 11 Around Crowley Lake

Nov 11 Around Crowley Lake

Nov 11 Around Crowley Lake

Nov 11 Around Crowley Lake

Nov 12 Ramsey Lake

Nov 12 Rocks!! Saturday am run

Nov 12 Arlington loop

Nov 13 Minnow Lake

Nov 13 Finlandia

Nov 16 Perch lake south end























Upcoming Local Events




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

NOTE: There is a Wednesday pm group leaving the Apex Warrior gym On Loach's Rd. at 6pm







Track North and Laurentian XC News




Athletics Ontario Cross-Country Championships in Kingston


Some great results at the Athletics Ontario Cross-Country Championships today in Kingston by both Manitoulin (Gerry Holliday) and Sudbury Track North team members
Boys U16 - 4,000m
Xavier Mara - 27th - 14:00.8
Matthew Wilkin - 95th - 16:16.0
Boys U18 - 6,000m
Brodie Pennie - 37th - 20:08.6
Alan Wilkin - 101st - 22:08.0
Men U20 - 8,000m
Seamus Doherty - 5th - 26:33.6
Women’s Open - 8,000m
Pascale Gendron - 8th - 29:35.5
Angela Mozzon - 14th - 31:51.3
Men’s Open - 8,000m
Neil Mahalanobis - 33rd - 28:14.5
Patrick LeRoux - 34th - 28:16.7
Kevin Yuan - 44th - 29:43.3







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