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  Hello Everyone,                                                                                                                                 August 25, 2016

  In this Issue:

  1. Ironman Mt. Tremblant Success
  2. Finlandia Trail Run #3
  3. Northern Corner Trail Run
  4. Rio 2016... a good ending story
  5. Upcoming Local Events: SudburyMasters Continental Insulation Ramsey Tour
  6. Running Room Run Club Update
  7. Track North News





Ironman Mt. Tremblant Success

 Donna Smrek writes:

It was a little longer than planned but I made it to the finish line. Scariest bike ride I've been on..rained for 6 hours and created huge puddles that grabbed your bike tires, add lots of hills and it kicked my butt. It was worth it though...Mike Reilly, the voice of Ironman, was the caller, I got a picture with Lisa Bentley (a main inspiration for me doing tri)
and the kids were at the finish line. Amazing day!!

Thank you to all of you that supported my dream, trained with me, encouraged me, helped me stay healthy and relatively calm and even to those that thought I was crazy, you confirmed that I was dreaming big ??. It was a most amazing adventure. Hummmm, it's been 48 hours, what's next??...just kidding, I'll soak this in for a bit


Smrek, Donna CAN 60 2074 01:28:57 07:56:37 05:59:08 15:42:23





Dr. Ray Wiss finishes Ironman Mt. Tremblant


Buddy Green writes:


It was an honor to have worked with Dr Ray Wiss for the past year in preparation for today. Just under a year ago he came to the bike store I work at looking for a bike and one thing led to another and I was very fortunate to get to know Ray over the past 11 months and help him prepare for this ironman. Ray has accomplished a lot of things one of them being a war veteran and was shot in the knee and because of that he cannot run anymore so we knew he had to walk the marathon. You only have 17 hours to complete an ironman and with only being able to walk the 42.2kms we knew it would be a challenge. After 11 months of training and at the age of 57 he's in the best shape of his life and today he completed his ironman in 14:42!! What makes it even more remarkable is that he did the marathon in full combat uniform including his military boots. Ray, tonight we salute you and thank you for everything you've done for us and one more time showing us anything is possible.


Wiss, Ray CAN 77 1809 01:18:02 06:16:33 06:42:01 14:42:16






Coughlin, Mike CAN 70 356 01:05:28 05:09:45 04:57:23 11:19:04





Ironman Mt. Tremblant Winners

August 21st 2016 Leiferman and Ellis Claim "La victoire" in Quebec

Chris Leiferman's debut IRONMAN race nets him the win while Mary Beth Ellis takes her second win of the season at the Subaru IRONMAN Mont-Tremblant.
by Shawn Skene, Photos by: Joe Bucci/FinisherPic.com

Who is this guy
Aussie Paul Mathews (AUS) was first out of the water and was accompanied by Eric Limkemann (USA) and Romain Guillaume (FRA) just seconds back as the trio scampered into transition together.
In rainy conditions, Guillaume was quick to head to the front of the bike with Paul Mathews (AUS) in tow for much of the first half of the leg. Behind the pair Jordan Rapp (USA), Limkemann and rookie IRONMAN pro Chris Leiferman (USA) were anywhere from four to seven minutes back of the lead pair for the first 90 km.
In the second half of the bike, Guillaume put the hammer down and was rewarded with a five-minute lead on his closest rival. Late in the bike, Rapp reeled in the leader and reduced his deficit to under four minutes at the conclusion of the 180 km bike.
Heading out on the run it was apparent from the start that Guillaume was suffering and could only watch the top five competitors behind the him clawing into his lead at an alarming rate. Rapp's early pace earned him the lead at nine km, however the new leader had three other men breathing down his neck less than three minutes back and were all either matching or outdoing his run pace in the early goings. Behind Rapp, Leiferman was flying and reduced his nine-minute deficit quickly after the bike but was in uncharted waters as this was his first–ever IRONMAN.
Shortly before the half-marathon marker, Leiferman grabbed the lead from Rapp and quickly carved out out a small gap. Like a seasoned pro, Leiferman pounded out a consistent pace throughout the second half of the run and claimed the victory on the strength of the race-best run on the day. Rapp would hang in to claim a second place finish while Stephen Kilshaw (CAN) would complete the podium.

 Ellis with ease 

There was a lot less drama in the women's race with Amanda Stevens (USA), who came out of the water first upon her return to racing this weekend after being sidelined with a foot injury she has been nursing since May. Mary Beth Ellis (USA) was second out of the water two minutes back while Laurel Wassner (USA) exited the water in third and looked at a five minute deficit.
Once the women were on the bike course Ellis proceeded to lay down the fastest split on the day by close to 10 minutes. The 11-time IRONMAN champion would carry over a 12-minute lead on Wassner and over 17 minutes on Amanda Wenndorff at the conclusion of the bike, setting her up nicely for her 12th IRONMAN win if she could hold off any hard charges mounted behind her.
Wassner managed to out-run Ellis over the 42 km by seven minutes but had fronted the leader an insurmountable time gap at the start of the run. Ellis was never under any threat up front and cruised the run and claimed the victory by a winning margin of 6:08 on Wassner.

Top 5 Pro Men

1 Leiferman, Chris USA 0:58:56 4:36:09 2:45:09 8:24:59
2 Rapp, Jordan USA 0:58:59 4:30:35 2:54:53 8:29:57
3 Kilshaw, Stephen CAN 0:58:47 4:35:00 2:54:04 8:34:16
4 Matthews, Paul AUS 0:55:22 4:37:55 3:01:26 8:39:51
5 Ambrose, Paul AUS 0:58:48 4:37:58 3:07:56 8:50:17
Top 5 Pro Women
1 Ellis, Mary Beth USA 1:00:59 4:59:24 3:18:48 9:26:37
2 Wassner, Laurel USA 1:03:44 5:09:14 3:11:51 9:32:45
3 Jones, Jessica USA 1:05:49 5:28:14 3:20:25 10:00:43
4 Ferreira, Amber USA 1:05:48 5:14:37 3:38:04 10:05:15
5 Wendorff, Amanda USA 1:05:51 5:13:21 3:41:39 10:06:50

Originally from: http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/news/articles/2016/08/ironman-mont-tremblant-recap.aspx#ixzz4I4KdYUkD




  August 18, 2016                                                              

All Photos Here

Finlandia's Trail Race #3 was the last in the series. All 3 runs took place on the trails at Laurentian University, Everyone was made welcome as there was a distance for the kids, and two different runs of 3k and 6k allowing runners to choose their ability to handle discomfort.

This was our biggest turnout of the season. Thanks again for taking part in our final event this summer! A special thanks also goes out to the dedicated volunteers who made this event happen. Stay tuned for great things to come.

All Results Here

Sudbury Finlandia Trail Run Series



   August 20, 2016

The Northern Corner Run (1rst annual)

Onaping ON

Saturday August 20th, 2016

Kids Run/Walk* 1K
5K Run/Walk 5K
8K Run/Walk 8K

More Photos Here

The first annual Northern Corner Trail run at Windy Lake took place on Saturday morning with 48 enthusiastic participants chomping at the bit to check out the trails. It's always an adventure to see new terrain. Organizers provided 3 separate distances to ensure all comers would be accommodated. The kids got to go 1k and the adults chose either a 5k dual loop or the full on 8k trail run. Amazingly most adults chose the longer route.

Rain was forecast but didn't make an appearance. Conditions were humid and warm but that didn't deter the competitors. All starters finished...most smiling...some with slight grimaces... but all were satisfied with their efforts, Everyone agreed the courses were challenging but great fun.

Congratulations to Director Angel Shaver, the organizing group and volunteers for putting on a first rate event. Now that the word is out it will be even better next year.

Results Here

Funds Raised will be going to the Splash Pad fund!

For more information please contact Angel Shaver

Email: angelshaver109@gmail.com
Phone: 705-562-4157







A Good Ending Story

Nikki Hamblin and Abbey D’Agostino win rare Olympic medal for sportsmanship

   August 22nd, 2016 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in homepage, Rio 2016, Running News

Abbey D'Agostino and Nikki Hamblin's fall became one of the iconic moments of the Rio 2016 Olympics. The two have just won a rare Olympic medal for the sportsmanship that they demonstrated on the track. Their story was one that caught global attention and became one of the feel-good stories of the Rio 2016 Olympics.

When runners Abbey D’Agostino and Nikki Hamblin went down in the women’s 5,000m heats on Aug. 16, the two sacrificed their time and place in the Olympic race to help each other out. The two runners collided on the eighth lap of the race when Hamblin (of New Zealand) tripped and brought her American competitor down with her. When the two got up, D’Agostino stayed back to help Hamblin but fell to the track again with her pain being quite obvious. Hamblin waited until she was ready to run and the two continued on in the race. They both made it across the line in the last two places– Hamblin running 16:43 and D’Agostino running 17:10. She was taken away in a wheelchair upon finishing.

It was a touching moment that shook out of the track portion of the Games in Brazil. The two were also given the go-ahead to participate in the finals. That was a move that was popular among spectators who watched the pair give up precious time from their race result to encourage one another. Hamblin went ahead in the finals while D’Agostino couldn’t run having suffered three injuries, including a torn ACL.

Because of the sportsmanship that the two athletes showed on the track, they have been given a rare Olympic award. The Pierre de Coubertin medal has only been awarded 17 times in history. It is given to athletes who demonstrate the true spirit of sport.

“The D’Agostino and Hamblin story is one of humanity and sacrifice which has already captured the hearts of people across the globe,” read the statement from the International Olympic Committee.

Both athletes were thankful for the other in a moment which entirely changed their Olympic race and will forever be a highlight of their careers. Hamblin went ahead to run the women’s 5,000m finals and finished in 17th place running a season’s best time of 16:14.24.





Upcoming Local Events


September 11, 2016

5k & 21.1 k Roadraces

The SudburyMasters Continental Insulation Ramsey Tour is taking place on Sunday, September 11 at Laurentian University at 10:00 am.

There will be both a 5 km and a 1/2 marathon.

You can register on-line through the Running Room Here                               Manual Entry Form (Here).

If you have any questions please feel free to call me at 705-688-7738. Jesse Winters

(5k map)

(21k map)





Run Club Update




Store News


Congrats to everyone that ran the third race in the Finlandia trail run series and also the first annual Northern Corner run out at the Windy Lake ski trails looks like both events were a huge success and I am sure everyone is looking forward to next years events. But if you were unable to attend those events there is the upcoming 40th Annual Ramsey Tour 5km and Half Marathon on September 11th at Laurentian University which is always a great event to attend you can sign up online at the Running Room website or the day of onsite.

Enjoy your day and see you all Wednesday at 6pm for Run Club!!

Your Sudbury Running Room Team

Eric, Ania, Justin, Alex, Jordano

Join us for FREE Practice Club

We have FREE run club Wednesday nights at 6pm and Sunday mornings at 8:30am.









Track North News - by Dick Moss






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