Hello Everyone,                                                                                                                                                                                     March 6, 2024        

                    In this Issue:


  1. SudburyROCKS!!! Facebook
  2. The Ageless Athlete blog #3 by Martin Parnell
  3. RCAF 100th anniversary walk/run in Trenton
  4. Overcome mental barriers to unlock running performance
  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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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 3/25
February 28th 2024

Chapter 3
Quests for Kids (Part 1 of 2)
“Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you’re aboard, there’s nothing you can do.”
- GOLDA MEIR, Prime Minister of Israel

In early February 2009, after returning from another 30 km around Middle Lake, I checked my email and found a message from an old friend, Michael. He and I had worked together at the Con gold mine in Yellowknife back in the early 1980s and we had stayed in touch. He wrote to let me know that Tom – my old boss (and a great guy) at the Sullivan Mine in Kimberley – was in Calgary, and passed along his phone number, suggesting that I drop him a line.

I hadn’t thought about Tom in a long time and I was keen to get back in touch. Later that evening, I called Tom and he asked me over to dinner the next night. The moment I walked in the door I could tell Tom had a plan. We talked for a while about our common interest in running and skiing. Then he sat me down and told me about Right To Play. I had already heard a little bit about the organization.

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RCAF 100th anniversary walk/run in Trenton

At the Army Run last fall which my daughter and I attended, we saw an exhibit advertising the special events that would be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force. We saw that the event in Ontario was going to be held on Trenton (among other places). My uncle (also my godfather) was a pilot in the second world war and my aunt was in the air force as well. I remarked to my daughter that it would be fun to do the event to honour them as we honour my Dad at the Army Run. She and her husband surprised my husband, Norm and me at Christmas with a gift that included registration in the event and the weekend in the Belleville -Trenton area. The route for the run/walk is going to include the runway. It is being held on the 5th of May at 8 Wing/CFB Trenton. My family has a private Facebook page so I posted the news of Jenn and Alex’s gift to us and said we were doing the race to honour Uncle Clarence and Aunt Rita. Several of my cousins replied back and asked for information as they wanted to join us so now we have a team Bolger entered and a great family event planned.

I thought some of you might like to know about the event as members of your family may have been in the Air Force as well. For information access the following link: https://rcaf2024arc.ca/events/rcaf-run/    Hope to see some of you there .

Mary Lou Trowell







Overcome mental barriers to unlock running performance


Joe Desena, the founder of Spartan Race, likes to say that whether you think you can or you think you can’t – you’re right. While that may sound like a hardo Crossfit truism, academic research suggests that Joe is onto something. The Central Governor Model holds that long before your body has depleted its energy, the brain will signal you to slow down if it senses a risk of exhaustion. In reality, your body might still have enough gas in the tank to maintain your pace, according to: “The Central Governor: Does Your Brain Manage Your Running Speed?” If you’ve ever run a race to the point of apparent exhaustion, only to see the finish line and summon the energy to finish in a sprint, the CGM could explain why. Your mind recognizes there’s no longer a risk of reaching exhaustion and it allows you to move as fast as you can. Does this mean anyone can trick their brain into running a 2-hour marathon? Definitely not, since athletic performance is governed by a combination of physical, mental, and emotional factors. The good news, however, is that the CGM suggests runners can get faster simply by changing their relationship with pain. For that, you can learn: “How to Power Through the Pain Cave to Find Success on the Other Side.” Legendary ultramarathoner Courtney Dauwalter uses the visualization technique of the Pain Cave to transcend racing hardships. Being mindful about the temporary nature of your pain can help you accept and ignore it, allowing you to maintain a winning pace. Just be sure to understand the difference between “Good pain vs. bad pain: how do you know which is which?”






Photos This Week


Feb 27 Ramsey Lake

Feb 28 Rocks!! /Apex Wednesday pm run

Feb 28 Perch Lake trail in the early am rain

Feb 29 Perch Lake trail

Feb 29 Perch Lake trail

Feb 29 Perch Lake trail

Feb 29 Perch Lake trail

Feb 29 Perch Lake trail

Feb 29 Duck trail

Mar 1 Ramsey Lake from Swansea Island

Mar 1 Ramsey Lake from Galliard Island

Mar 1 Thomas M. on Perch Lake

Mar 2 Rocks!! Saturday am run

Mar 2 Rocks!! Run

Mar 2 Ramsey Lake run

Mar 3 Bear Den and fresh tracks

Mar 3 Third Ave creek

Mar 3 Swans over Ramsey Lake

Mar 3

Mar 4 First Gull sighting over Ramsey

Mar 4 Ramey Lake south end

Mar 4 Perch Lake trail

Mar 4 Perch Lake trail

Mar 4 Perch Lake trail

Mar 4 Perch Lake trail

Mar 5 Fourth Ave

Mar 6 Bioski

Mar 6 Bioski













Upcoming Events



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