Hello Everyone,                                                                                                                                                                                     February 28, 2024        

                    In this Issue:


  1. SudburyROCKS!!! Facebook
  2. OCup #5 at Walden.
  3. The Ageless Athlete blog #2 by Martin Parnell
  4. A Couple of mental hacks can make long runs fly by
  5. Photos This Week
  6. Upcoming Events:   May 26 SudburyROCKS!!! Marathon
  7. Running Room Run Club Update: 
  8. Track North and Laurentian XC News






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OCup #5 at Walden.

February 24-25, 2024
Walden Trails | 1 Denis Ave, Naughton, ON



Once a year I try to put myself out there and race an OCup.
Pretty grateful my body is still letting me train really hard and race competitively with the fastest young skiers in the province.
Raced on my home Walden trails with my entire team.
Proud to be a part of this amazing team as a coach and a team member.

Sara McIlraith (SudburyROCKS!! member)




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Age is just a number


(Martin is a SudburyRock!! from the early days)

There will be 25 blogs in total, with 2 or 3 a month and finishing in December.

BLOG 2/25
February 21st 2024

Chapter 2
Triathlons and Ultras

“The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.”
—Aldous Huxley, English Writer

Now all I had to do was return to Cochrane and find us a home. Eventually I found the perfect place, next to the Bow River, with a red-rock path near the backyard, perfect for running. In the meantime, my next task was coming up in August: the 2005 ITU triathlon in Fredericia, Denmark, a beautiful old fortress town on the Jutland peninsula. The qualifier for this race, the Great White North Triathlon, is a half-Ironman, but Fredericia was something else: a 3-km swim, 120-km bike and 30-km run. Almost an Ironman.

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A Couple of mental hacks can make long runs fly by

Some days, long runs provide a peaceful and pleasurable time to clear your head and relax. Other times, they can go by slower than a 10-day hitch in county lockup. When your outing feels more Shawshank than Chariots of Fire, your head may fill with doubts and questions of why you’re running in the first place. If it’s one of those days, you should consider these:

Experts say that if you want to run long, you’ve got to think small. For instance, rather than conceptualizing your long run as a 2+ hour endeavor, think of it as a few 30-minute legs that are punctuated with a reward like an energy gel. This framework of “nutrition windows” helps avoid the feeling of being overwhelmed by a monumental task.

On a related note, if you want to perform at your peak physically, you should avoid mental and emotional exhaustion prior to a big athletic endeavor: A recent study found that as little as 30 minutes of mentally demanding work before a period of exercise can reduce athletic performance. Ideally, you should stagger your most demanding mental efforts throughout the day. To give both your mind and body a break, it could help to plan downtime into your daily schedule. There’s even some evidence to suggest that sitting and doing nothing for a few minutes can be a brain booster,






Photos This Week

Feb 21 Rocks!! Apex Wednesday pm run

Feb 21

Feb 22 Moonlight Poleline

Feb 22 Moonlight Poleline

Feb 22 Perch Lake trail

Feb 22 Perch Lake trail

Feb 22 Perch Lake trail

Feb 23 Moonlight Duck trail

Feb 23 Perch Lake trail

Feb 24 Rocks!! Saturday am run


Feb 24 Laurentian trails

Feb 25 Moonlight sidetrail sunrise

Feb 24 Laurentian south end

Feb 25 Moonlight poleline

Feb 25 Shelley and Eddie on Laurentian loop

Feb 25 Moonlight trail

Feb 25 Perch Lake trail

Feb 26 Perch Lake trail

Feb 26 Perch lake trail

Feb 27 Laurentian loop











Upcoming Events



Save the Date!!!

Get Ready and Save the Date!
The 2024 Sudbury Rocks!!! race is coming up on Sunday, May 26th!

Registration Open Now!

We look forward to seeing you all!








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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