Hello Everyone,                                                                                                                                                                                                                             November 15 2023        

                    In this Issue:


  1. Rocks!! in Bay Bridge Run Walk
  2. Pineau and the Knights show the (SDSSAA) way at OFSAA X-C
  3. Vancouver runner takes second place at Moab 240 ultra
  4. Photos This Week
  5. Upcoming Events:   Dec 2 Santa Shuffle (Final Map included)
  6. Running Room Run Club Update: 
  7. Track North and Laurentian XC News






Rocks!! in Bay Bridge Run Walk

Visit to Jenn wouldn't be complete without going to a run Today was The Bay Bridge Run Walk . It was 10Km of which much of the distance was on a bridge over Chesapeake Bay Weather was a cool 5 degrees and very windy
Got the medal Got the t-shirt Jenn, Louis and Ì were 3 of 15,000 participants Happy to have placed 6/40 age group

Maureen Moustgaard

Place Bib Name Gender Gender Place Age Age Place Age Group City State Clock Time Chip Time Pace
8752 23576 J F 4663 51 420 F 50-54 Alexandria VA 1:46:48.9 1:28:48.0 14:17
9261 21545 M F 5017 76 6 F 75-79 Sudbury ON 2:02:08.3 1:32:49.9 14:56
13925 21546 L M 5565 79 30 M 75-79 Sudbury ON 2:19:31.7 2:03:36.9 19:54







Pineau and the Knights show the (SDSSAA) way at OFSAA X-C
Randy Pascal

Collectively, the Lo-Ellen Park Knights senior boys team provided the SDSSAA highlight at the 2023 OFSAA Cross-Country Championships in Toronto last weekend, finishing fourth overall, just six points off the podium.

On an individual basis, it would come down to Megan Pineau of Lo-Ellen (34th - NG - 15:46.49) edging senior teammate Sam Rice (35th - SB - 19:47.46) for the best SDSSAA showing in the traditional age brackets, with some outstanding results of note as well for the Lasalle Lancers para team.

Teaming up with Owen Dobson (51st - 20:07.05), Nolan Kuhlberg (83rd - 20:37.57) and Shiloh Sauvé (108th - 21:00.00), Rice and the senior Knights found themselves just back of Neil McNeil High-School in Scarborough (277 vs 271 - lowest score wins), with Glebe Collegiate Institute (Ottawa - 193) and London Central Secondary School (215) leading the pack.

After claiming gold at both SDSSAA and NOSSA, Megan Pineau was not the least bit awestruck by the spectacle that is OFSAA Cross-Country, even as she participated for the very first time. Pineau would be the only SDSSAA Novice Girl to crack the top-100 in Toronto, with Adrielle Charette of Collège Notre-Dame just outside that mix (111th - 16:54.77).

The surprise of the day, from a local perspective, likely came courtesy of Lo-Ellen novice boys runner Narayan Shukla. After finishing 6th at both the city meet as well as the regional race a week later, the grade nine student was joined only by teammate Frank Nzotungwanimana in terms of novice boys who came in below the century mark, finishing 89th (14:32.27), with Nzotungwanimana twelve seconds faster.

On a northern scale, impressive results were posted by the likes of Cameron Gelinas of St Joseph Scollard Hall in North Bay (5th overall in NB - 13:05.31), as well as the Manitoulin Secondary senior tandem of Maren Kasunich (11th - 22:33.70) and Brodie Pennie (23rd - 19:26.97).

The Lasalle Lancers para team continues to impress on a provincial level.

While no school were able to enter a complete team of four in the same category of this multi-faceted division, coach Karen Passi and company were not only among the teams with three entries - they were also the one with the lowest combined score, good for first place overall, if that distinction was recognized.

Either way, Passi could not be more proud of James Butcher (bronze in ambulatory - 15th of 57 overall - 20:12.83), Dante Ricketts (5th overall - 5/31 in intellectual grouping - 16:50.70), Gabriel Lapointe (23/31 - 25:04.94) and Summer Boyer (8th/15 - 27:40.13).

Following is a listing of all SDSSAA runners who cracked the top-100:

Senior Boys Division
* all noted above
Sam Rice - Owen Dobson - Nolan Kuhlberg

Senior Girls Division
Georgia Lepage (STB) - 78th - 22:33.70
Lauren Pineau (LCS) - 84th - 24:45.45

Junior Boys Division
Raphael Belzile (ESMC) - 56th - 16:25.08
Isaac Longston (LCS) - 85th - 16:46.89

Junior Girls Division
Lily Bignucolo (LOE) - 82nd - 19:46.52
Misaki Diavolitsis (LCS) - 96th - 20:06.91
Lea Maki (LOE) - 97th - 20:07.80





Vancouver runner takes second place at Moab 240 ultra
Vancouver's Jeff Pelletier finished in 70 hours and 53 minutes, just minutes behind the first runner


Jeff Pelletier, a trail runner and filmmaker out of Vancouver, ran to an incredibly close second-place finish at the legendary Moab 240, a 240-mile (386-kilometre) race hosted by Destination Trail. Pelletier’s 70 hours, 53 minutes and 16 seconds. Pelletier was just moments behind winner Jesse Haynes (70 hours, 47 minutes and 49 seconds), an accomplished ultrarunner from Coto de Cazi, Cali. whose finishes include Bigfoot 200 and Hardrock Endurance Run.

Moab 240 is part of Destination Trail’s ‘Triple Crown’ of 200-milers, which includes Bigfoot 200 in Washington State and Tahoe 200 in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California and Nevada. Runners have 116 hours to complete a 239.66-mile loop that begins and ends in Moab, Utah, climbing and descending 9,621 metres.

“I’ll forever remember this amazing and challenging three-day journey by the way it finished, with a 12-mile sprint,” Pelletier shared on Instagram on Tuesday. Destination Trail called the race between Pelletier and Haynes an “epic battle.”“ This was arguably the closest battle between first and second place that we’ve ever seen at one of our races, as Jesse fought for the last 100 miles to keep his lead, with second place finisher Jeff Pelletier less than a mile behind,” they added.

Pelletier has finished several renowned 200-mile races in Europe, including the Tor des Géants in 2018 (a race that traverses the Aosta Valley in the Italian Alps) and the Swiss Peaks 360K in 2019, where he finished 19th overall. Moab 240 was his first 200-mile-plus distance in North America, and before the race Pelletier shared that the race had been a long time coming. “I’ve been wanting to toe the line at an American 200 miler for a long time, which have a very different feel to those in the Alps and are on very different terrain,” Pelletier said. “The Moab 240 mile will be my longest race to date in terms of distance, but hopefully my shortest 200 miler in terms of time on feet.” Pelletier was right, although he couldn’t have predicted the challenge between Haynes and himself, which lasted for more than 100 miles. “He worked his way up in the field from about 15th before the halfway mark,” Destination Trail said. “He ended up in a race for first place for the last 100 miles of the race, a very long time to run neck-and-neck for.”

After chasing Haynes for 70 miles, Pelletier entered the final section of the race, one he had trained on and felt familiar with. With legs that felt fresh, the runner felt the odds were in his favour, but he was unable to close the five-minute gap to take first: “…those final miles were some of the most enjoyable I’ve ever run, and this was by far my most fun race finish,” Pelletier said.

American ultrarunner Sally McRae took first place on the women’s side, crossing the line in 86 hours, 18 minutes, and 33 seconds. She was also the female winner of the 2023 Triple Crown, with her combined finish times at Tahoe, Bigfoot and Moab.

You can check out Pelletier’s YouTube channel here. For full results of Moab 240, head here.







Photos This Week

Nov 8 Rocks!! Apex Wednesday pm run

Nov 10 South end Ransey Lake

Nov 10 Laurentian Lake

Nov 10 Finlandia

Nov 11 Rocks!! Saturday am run

Nov 11 Bell Park

Nov 11 Sofie's bench

Nov 11 Golf Course

Nov 11 Natalie on the Golf course

Nov 11 Bell Park

Nov 12 Kingsway trail

Nov 12 Kingsway trail

Nov 13 Moonlight Duck trail

Nov 13 Moonlight trail

Nov 15 Moonlight pond

Nov 15 Perch Lake trail










Upcoming Local Events


 December 2, 2023


Saturday, December 02, 2023

The Santa Shuffle has returned to Sudbury, bringing with it passionate individuals from
across our community who support The Salvation Army’s Sudbury Cedar Place. The
shelter gives HOPE to women, children and families who need a place to call “HOME.”
Individuals, co-workers, family members, friends are signing up to for the 1K or 5K Elf Walk.

1.   How to Register: Go to Running Room Online Event Registration
2.   Choose your event: The 5 K run or 1 K Elf Walk and your shirt size
3.   Pay your registration fee:
4.   Find sponsors: Sponsors can donate online under your name/group at Running Room
       Online Event Registration

5.   Pick up your Race Kit (free shirt and medal) SUDBURY RUNNING ROOM Cedar Pointe
       Plaza 117-1984 Regent Street
       Thursday, November 30 th from 11:00 A.M. TO 5:00 P.M.
       Friday, December 1 st from 11:00 A.M. TO 5:00 P.M.
6.   Race Location and Times

                                             Gather at the Jeno Tihanyi Olympic Gold pool at Laurentian University 
                                           Race starts at 10:00am

7.   Prizes for

- Best dressed Elf
- Best dressed Santa
- Best Workplace Christmas Costume Ensemble
- Person who raised the most money
- Group who raised the most money
Family who raised the most money

8. The Salvation Army Sudbury Cedar Place Thanks YOU for helping US give HOPE to those in need.

Final Map





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








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