Hello Everyone,                                                                                                                                                                                                  April 10, 2024        

                    In this Issue:


  1. SudburyROCKS!!! Facebook
  2. Going to Boston: tips to prepare
  3. The Ageless Athlete Blog Martin Parnell
  4. Photos This Week
  5. Upcoming Events:   May 26 SudburyROCKS!!! Marathon, June 22 Apex Sprint
  6. Running Room Run Club Update: 
  7. Track North and Laurentian XC News






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Going to Boston: tips to prepare
You've started your taper. Here are some things to keep in mind

CLAIRE HAINES APRIL 2, 2024 Canadian Running Magazine

It's officially race month for those headed to the Boston Marathon on April 15. If you’ve spent your winter training for the 2024 edition of this storied race, you’re probably starting to think about the final preparations you can make to set yourself up for success on April 15. Here are five tips to consider:


It’s not too early to start checking the forecast and thinking about how the weather will factor into your race day plans–from what you’ll wear on the bus to Hopkinton to what you’ll run in. Boston in April can bring all types of weather, as we’ve seen on race day many times. As of today, race-day conditions are predicted to be a lovely 15 C, mainly sunny with a low chance of precipitation. While this could change, it appears we can look forward to a near-perfect day for running. However, packing for all conditions is still advised!

The right mindset
With more time (and energy) on their hands (thank you, taper!), runners often experience feelings of excitement but also stress, doubt and anxiety. This is normal.

Make a race weekend checklist
Now is the time to locate your registration information, review travel plans, make that pre-race dinner reservation and start to pack. Many runners prefer to travel with their race-day nutrition with them, so ensuring you’ve got the right supplies and some backups will reduce the risk of forgetting anything in the final days.

Prep for the hills

The hard work is done. As runners enter their taper, it’s a good time to start thinking about the unique nature of the Boston course. You’ve probably done lots hill reps in training. As you head into the last two weeks of easier training, now’s a good time to continue practicing some downhill running so the legs get used to what’s coming on April 15.


All the best to Rocks!! members Shelley Walushka and Norm Lonergan who will be taking on the race this year














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 8/25
April 3rd 2024

Chapter 6
Malc Kent: The Evolution of the Running Specialist

(Part 1 of 2)

“The excitement of learning separates youth from old age. As long as you’re learning you’re not old.”
- Rosalyn Sussman Yalow, physicist and Nobel Prize winner

During my time at university and my time experimenting with training methods I had also had my first taste of coaching and helping others. The truth was that the culture around me, at that time, had been one of mutual coaching, everyone learning and swapping learnings and helping each other. Although I had my own ambitions there was always a part of me that naturally wanted to help others and see them improve. And I took pretty much every opportunity I got to coach, paid or unpaid.

Full Blog Here










Photos This Week

Apr 3 Rocks!! Apex Wednesday pm run

Apr 3

Apr 4 Bioski Trails

Apr 5 Moonlight

Apr 5 Sudaca

Apr 6 Rocks!! Saturday am run

Apr 6 Adanac trail

Apr 6 Nepahwin Lake

Apr 6 Finlandia

Apr 6 Fourth Ave

Apr 7 Finlandia

Apr 8 Cobourg

Apr 8 Cobourg

Apr 8 Cobourg

















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!







   June 22

Apex Trail Races 2024







Run Club Update




Store News


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Track North and Laurentian XC News










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