Hello Everyone,                                                                                                                                                                                                    November 23, 2022        

     In this Issue:


  1. Tricia and Jay compete in Philadelphia
  2. Track North's Meghan Crocker Podiums in Eugene
  3. Doherty caps off a rookie season to remember
  4. Riley Cornthwaite: A leader in so many special ways
  5. Photos This Week
  6. Upcoming Events: January 7, 2023  The Brick Running Room 38th Annual Resolution Run 2023
  7. Running Room Run Club Update: 
  8. Track North and Laurentian XC News Athletics Ontario Cross-Country Championships in Kingston






Tricia and Jay compete in Philadelphia


PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Tens of thousands of athletes competed in the Philadelphia marathon Sunday, battling both frigid temperatures and high winds on their way to the finish line.

The 29th annual AACR Philadelphia Marathon attracted 30,000 athletes from around the world who were met with less than ideal conditions at the starting line. Sunday's forecast called for a high of 36 degrees with winds of up to 30 mph. The weather was so cold even the clock at the finish line was unable to make it through the day.

"My feet were asleep for the first like seven miles, so took an hour or so, felt good for about an hour," said Josh Podl from Cleveland, Ohio.

Some athletes claimed the best way to warm up was to keep running; some said they even enjoyed the weather.

"The conditions actually were not bad. It was cool, keep your body temperature low and it was a really fun, well-organized event," said Andrew Knoll from Brooklyn, New York.

"I used to ski, or ski race, so I was like this feels like ski racing, just think of it that way," said Emily Von Loesecke from New York City.

Despite the wind, the top athletes finished at a near record race. Dominic Ondoro from Texas won the male competition, finishing about 2 hours and 14 minutes. Meanwhile, a Philadelphian claimed the top female spot. Amber Zimmerman broke the tape in 2 hours and 31 minutes, a personal best for her.


Congratulations to Tricia Goeldner and Jay Lagadin for their strong performances in the Philly Marathon. Conditions were less than optimal but it didn't slow the northern two.




Tricia Goeldner
Marathon Runner - F/53
Sudbury, ON



Jay Lagadin
Marathon Runner - M/55
Lively, ON











Track North's Meghan Crocker Podiums in Eugene


Track North’s Megan Crocker placed 3rd today at the Run to Stay Warm Half-Marathon in Eugene, Oregon. Megan set a new personal best of 1:21:42 (official gun time) which equates to an average pace of 3:52 per km. This time bumps Megan up to 21st in the Athletics Canada national rankings this year. Congrats Crocks!






Doherty caps off a rookie season to remember
Randy Pascal


A newcomer to the team and a much-improved local veteran grabbed the biggest accolades recently as the Laurentian University Voyageurs Women's and Men's Cross-Country Running Teams returned from London, site of the 2022 Ontario University (OUA) Championships.

Competing over an eight kilometre circuit on the Thames Valley Golf Course, the Voyageur women placed 10th in Ontario, led by fourth year health promotion student Angela Mozzon. The graduate of St Benedict Catholic Secondary School placed 37th overall in a time of 32:58.

"That was a breakout performance by Angela today", noted assistant coach Dick Moss. "Her progression over four years with our squad has been remarkable. Her time today is almost four minutes faster than she ran in her rookie season."

"She has worked really hard, so it is great to see her running so well."

Unfortunately, the Voyageurs were without the services of Pascale Gendron, the Toronto native who had led the team throughout the season and appeared poised to take a run at the top of the OUA rankings but unable to finish the race due to an injury.

The Voyageurs were a tightly bunched group this year with Kristen Mrozewski (Sudbury - 48th - 33:28), Sarah Booth (Peterborough - 51st - 33:42), Meredith Kusnierczyk (Sudbury - 57th - 34:40), Ashley Valentini (Oshawa - 68th - 36:27) and Abbey Maillet (Dundas - 76th - 37:21).

Seamus Doherty, the first year Sports Administration student who has enjoyed a freshman season to remember, capped it off by helping the L.U. men to a 12th place finish, cracking the top 40th with a time of 26:55.


The Halton Hills native created some solid separation from teammates Nick Lambert (Elliot Lake - 72nd - 29:02), Patrick Leroux (Wingham - 77th - 29:52), Cameron Date (Haileybury - 84th - 30:17), Brandon Radey (Sudbury - 85th - 30:27), Travis Annett (Sudbury - 90th - 31:14) and Kevin Yuan (China - 93rd - 31:43).

"Seamus has really established himself at the OUA level this year," noted Laurentian head coach Darren Jermyn. "He was the fifth best rookie finisher in the field today and set a new personal best time over eight kilometres."

"I'm very proud of how both squads handled themselves throughout a challenging season and how they performed today."

The athletes and coaches will now turn their attention to the 2022-23 OUA Indoor Track and Field season.







Riley Cornthwaite: A leader in so many special ways
Randy Pascal

Young cross-country runners at Lasalle Secondary School would be well served to follow the lead of senior Riley Cornthwaite.

The 18 year-old who is completing his final year at the New Sudbury institution recently made his fourth appearance at the OFSAA Cross-Country Championships, mounting the podium for the second time in his high-school career.

Finishing third in the Para Division (Intellectual Impairment) earlier this month, the super friendly teenager trailed only Anthony Cigan (St Joseph’s – Windsor) and Matthew Heldsinger (Archbishop Denis O’Connor CHS – Ajax) in a field of some 44 runners who took to the trails in Uxbridge.

Teacher-coach Karen Passi has been thrilled with his development, capturing the growth of the very special teenager on so many levels. “He’s a really nice role model for our kids, especially this year for some of our junior runners because we lost (graduated) our senior team,” said Passi.

“He will lead the continuous warm-up for us now because he knows it so well. It was nice to give him a leadership role. He’s very aware of other people and wanting to make sure they feel comfortable.”

On the trails, Cornthwaite is simply following the pathway he has always known.

“I used to do baseball but I learned that my strongest sport is running,” he noted proudly. “My parents thought it was best to do this because I always would run around, everywhere I go. I was always a runner.



That said, race anxiety will tend to hit Cornthwaite more than most, a reality of which he is both fully aware and constantly conscious of. “When I am running by myself, I am nice and calm,” he said. “When I am running with other people, my heart starts racing and my head is all over the place.”

“I’ll do some meditation before hand, kind of like a video in my head, trying to think of breathing techniques to calm myself down. But when I run on the trails, sometimes, it comes back at a rapid rate – and I have a bad habit of thinking of the bad stuff.”

The irony, of course, is that Cornthwaite is such a positive influence on the other runners – albeit not always willing to cut himself quite the same slack, a truism for so many top-end competitors in a whole variety of sports.

“I am good at motivating other people but I cannot take my own advice,” he said with a smile.

Sharing his thoughts with another who can relate to earning a medal at provincials, Cornthwaite has enjoyed the time he has spent as well with former OFSAA bronze medal winner Calum Passi (2018 – Midget Boys).

“He’s a little bit better than me at some stuff,” noted Cornthwaite. “But he told me he gets nervous himself.”

All of the support seems to have helped immensely.

For the first time in his four OFSAA appearances, Cornthwaite raced without the benefit of a guide this fall, a notable accomplishment for the young man whose confidence can quickly waver.

“I thought I could try and push myself by myself,” he said. “I try and talk to myself, think of ways to calm down. My guides would talk to me and help keep my mind off the race.”

If the entire atmosphere around race day can be a tad stressful for the multi-sport athlete who plans to close out his time as a Lancer by participating in the outdoor track and field season in the spring, any pressure that he might feel in terms of reaching a given result will rapidly fade away with ease.

“I really don’t worry about what place I am in,” he said. “I just run my own race and then when I am finished, I see if I’m maybe top three or top fifteen or top twenty.”

His coach, on the other hand, is well aware of the athlete that Cornthwaite has become.

“His form – his running form – is so much better,” explained Karen Passi. “When he first started, he did not look like a runner. His upper body was swinging. Now, his upper body is settled and he has that nice arm movement.”

And he has a bucketful of great memories to take along as he makes his way forward in life.

“I am going to miss this, because this is my last year doing cross-country,” said Cornthwaite. “I enjoyed it all and made so many connections” – connections who, by and large, were more than happy to follow his lead.







Photos This Week


Nov 16 Rocks!!/Apex Wednesday pm run

Nov 17 Blackbird pond

Nov 17 Perch Lake

Nov 17 Ramsey Lake

Nov 17 Ramsey Lake

Nov 18 Laurentian Lake loop

Nov 18 Laurentian Lake loop

Nov 19 Rocks!! Saturday am run

Nov 19 College Boreal trail

Nov 18 Nepahwin Lake

Nov 20 Kingsway trail

Nov 20 Kingsway trail

Nov 20 Kingsway trail

Nov 21 Perch Lake trail

Nov 21 Perch Lake trail

Nov 22 Perch Lake trail

Nov 22 Perch Lake trai;

Nov 22 Moonlight beach









Upcoming Local Events

   January 7, 2023


 The Brick Running Room 38th Annual Resolution Run 2023

Saturday January 7, 2023 / Start Time - 1:00 PM / Sudbury ON

This race has a maximum registration cap of 50 entrants.

(This race will probably NOT be timed)









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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