Hello Everyone,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                September 12, 2023        

     In this Issue:


  1. Ramsey Tour
  2. Haliburton Forest Trail Race
  3. Helen Francis at Hurricana
  4. Julianne F. in Georgina Marathon
  5. 11,000 runners disqualified from Mexico City Marathon for cheating
  6. Rocks!! Around Crowley
  7. Photos This Week
  8. Upcoming Events:Sep 17 Apex Trail Race, October 8 Turkey Gobbler Trail Run
  9. Running Room Run Club Update: 
  10. Track North and Laurentian XC News





   Sunday September 10, 2023



The Ramsey Tour Sep 10, 2023

Half Start

All Photos

All Results







Haliburton Forest Trail Race
Sep 9-10

2023 will mark the 30th annual occurrence of the event which saw its inaugural race take place in 1993. The race has grown steadily since its inception and once again we will offer your choice of 12K, 26K, 50K, 50 mile, and of course, our signature event, the Haliburton Forest 100 Miler.

The race takes place in the privately owned Haliburton Forest and Wild Life Reserve Ltd. starting Saturday, September 9, 2023 and ending Sunday, September 10, 2023.

There is a certain primal beauty found along the trails at Haliburton Forest and the absolute best way to experience it is by foot as you run on the rugged trails. Heavily forested, hilly and filled with lakes and streams it represents nature at it's best.



Ruby Lougheed Yawney

Well, I did it! Haven’t been in a race in many years and must say, it was a tough course! Borken foot still healing and minor surgeries aside, very glad I did it.



Note: Peter Yawney and Jenny Pelland competed in the 50 miler. Both fell a bit short of their goals but still relished the experience. Next time!

Other Sudbury competitors

Cassidy McAuliffe, 26k 4:23:55

Kaitlyn Whitsitt 50 mile  16:14:50

Maeve McAuliffe 26k 4:23:56

Paul Thususka 50 mile  10:53:02








Helen Francis at Hurricana


Harricana 80k done and dusted…mud that kills… hills to die on and views to remember!! Under 12 hours but I definitely suffered a little…





Official 2023 Program

An authentic trail running experience in Canada’s wild backcountry. Trails dense with rugged nature and wildlife. A rich ecosystem in a unique UNESCO world biosphere reserve. Summits where the wind carries the scents of the St. Lawrence River and the boreal forest.

What can you expect at Ultra-Trail Harricana du Canada™ To run like a wolf and free your wild!











Julianne F. in Georgina Marathon
Marathon, 1/2 Marathon, 10km, 5km

Congratulations to our Rocks!! member Julianne Falconi on her outstanding completion of the Georgina Marathon

Julianne Falconi Female 37 Greater Sudbury 3:30:45 17th Female F30 - 39 8th in age group

All Results





11,000 runners disqualified from Mexico City Marathon for cheating
More than a third of entrants at the 2023 Mexico City Marathon were disqualified



The 2023 Mexico City Marathon, which took place on Sunday, Aug. 27, has been overshadowed by another widespread cheating scandal, resulting in the disqualification of approximately 11,000 runners for failing to complete the required distance on the designated course. There were 30,000 runners in the race, so that means more than a third of all runners have been disqualified.

According to race officials, these disqualifications resulted from tracking data, which revealed that a significant number of runners did not cross mandatory checkpoints positioned every 5 km on the route. These checkpoints are intended to ensure that competitors cover the full course and do not resort to shortcuts in their quest to earn a finisher’s medal or time. An investigation was initiated following numerous complaints from other competitors who observed athletes using vehicles, bicycles and public transportation to cut sections of the course.

Race organizers issued an official statement to Marca: “The Mexico City Sports Institute informs that it will proceed to identify those cases in which participants of the XL Mexico City Marathon Telcel 2023 displayed unsportsmanlike conduct during the event, and their registration times will be invalidated.”

The statement went on to highlight the broader significance of this historic marathon: “This prestigious event not only stands as a remarkable celebration for all the residents of the capital city but also serves as an occasion to reaffirm the transcendental values of sportsmanship.”

The marathon holds a gold accreditation from World Athletics and is one of the most popular races in Latin America, attracting nearly 40,000 participants annually. Unfortunately, this is not the first instance of mass cheating in the race’s history. In 2018, the marathon disqualified more than 13,000 runners who had cheated in an attempt to secure last-minute qualification for the 2019 Boston Marathon.

The race draws thousands of registrants, as it serves as one of the final North American Boston Marathon qualifiers within the qualification window for the following year. The Mexico City Marathon traditionally follows the same route as the 1968 Olympic marathon.






Rocks!! Around Crowley

Ben, Stacey, Shelley and Vince at Crowley Lake

Linton Lake





Photos This Week

Sep 6 Rocks!! Apex Wednesday pm run

Sep 6 Ramsey Lake

Sep 6 post run

Sep 6 Bioski pond

Sep 7 Beaver pond at Bioski

Sep 9 Rocks!! Saturday am run

Sep 9 Sudbury Sailing Club

Sep 11 Perch Lake trail

Sep 11 Moonlight beach








Upcoming Local Events


  Sep 17

Apex Trail Races 2023





  Oct 8, 2023

2023 SFC Turkey Gobbler
Walden Cross Country


Email: BeatonClassic@hotmail.ca

2023 Turkey Gobbler Trail Run



Register Here   








Run Club Update




Store News


Good afternoon Sudbury Runners and Walkers,



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








Track North and Laurentian XC News










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