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  Hello Everyone,                                                                                                                              September 22, 2016

  In this Issue:

  1. Army Run Results
  2. For You Vincent
  3. SudburyRocks!!! and the Canadian Diabetes One Year Position Required
  4. Upcoming Local Events: Run for the Cure Sunday Oct. 2
  5. Running Room Run Club Update
  6. Track North News






More than 23,000 people raced through Ottawa and Gatineau streets for the annual Canada Army Run on Sunday, including Canadian Armed Forces personnel, ill and injured soldiers and civilian participants.

Rachel Hannah finished first in the women's half marathon with a time of 1:16:00.

Thomas Des Brisay finished first in the men's half marathon with a time of 1:12:25.

The top injured, ill or disabled finishers were Joey Desjardins and Christine Gauthier.

Longboard athlete born without fully developed limbs in Ottawa for Army Run
Prior to the half marathon, there was a 5K event. The top finishers were Katie Phillips (women), Alex Berhe (men), Ruth Hurst (injured/ill/disabled women) and Mohammad Khashan (injured/ill/disabled men).

About the Run:

From the cannon used as a “starter’s pistol” to the “dog-tag” medals soldiers place around all participants necks at the finish line, this unique event is “military” from start to finish. More than anything, though, Canada Army Run, is about Canadians and the Canadian Armed Forces – Air Force, Army, and Navy – joining together in the spirit of camaraderie and community. It’s a chance for the troops to extend the military esprit de corps to Canadians and to thank them for their support. And, it’s an opportunity for Canadians to say thanks to the men and women who serve them in so many ways at home and abroad.

Rocks!! and Locals in the Run

Yves Robichaud and Mike Wilson



Rocks!! members MIke Wilson and Yves Robichaud as well as many others ran in the Army run 5k or half marathon on Sunday morning. Some even competed in the (2) race Commanders Challenge. In this event you run a 5k at 8:00 am and then line up at 9:30 am to complete the half. The rewards are great as Mike explains below.





Commanders challenge finished. Not our best time but it got a little warm. But our pains , and aches pale in comparison to the effort the injured soldiers put forth today. Amazing !! Proud to support this event !



Lots of swag for this one .. three shirts two medals and a commanders challenge metal !!



i kept asking if I won .. all that stuff I was certain I won. ... but I've been advised by the army run Im a bit delusional ...

All Results Here




For You Vincent

by Lindsay Richan


Lindsay and Vincent


This past Saturday I took part in the 10th annual Marchons, Courons Trécesson (http://www.mctrecesson.org/) which offers a 5km, 10km, 20km and kids 1km/500m for free. I ran this year’s 10km race in honour of Vincent. Last year we ran this race together (his first 10km which he absolutely killed in under 44mins) and had planned to do it again together this September. It’s an interesting course in that it involves running on pavement, gravel, grass and single-track trails with a few sharp turns all while going around Lac Beauchamp.

I woke up to pouring rain that morning but it could have been -50C and snowing and I still would have ran it. Somehow the rain held out during the race and it was perfect running conditions. Physically, I felt great during the race which isn’t always the case, but mentally it was a different story. I was not fighting my self-doubt but rather trying to hold back tears for not having Vincent beside me this time.

I ended up running this race with a good friend from Val d’Or which brought comfort and I believed saved me from a few full-on tear feasts.

I finished 2nd female in just under 45mins (because it is a free event it isn’t timed so you will just have to believe me!), but the result didn't really matter this time. I'm proud of myself for finishing what I think will be my most mentally challenging race ever.

For you, Vincent.





SudburyRocks!!! and the Canadian Diabetes One Year Position Required


Community Initiatives Coordinator Sudbury, ON

The primary focus of the Community Initiatives Coordinator will be to develop all aspects of the annual Sudbury Rocks!!! Race, Run or Walk for Diabetes; an event which is a partnership between the Canadian Diabetes Association and the Sudbury Rocks!!! Running Club. The event raises funds for the Canadian Diabetes Association and provides a world class caliber running event in Northern Ontario.


The Community Initiatives Coordinator will support the volunteer organizing committee. Duties will include; organizing a race expo and celebrity challenge; providing promotional support to the event; coordinating pledge development; engaging businesses and community groups for participation and sponsorship; and providing administrative support to the event.
Eligible applicants must be University and/or College graduates who have graduated within the last three years from an accredited post-secondary institution. The position must provide the intern with first time employment in their field of study.

Please apply in writing with resume and cover letter by 5:00 p.m. Thursday, September 22, 2016, by email only to the individual listed below.

Kerry Bruder kerry.bruder@diabetes.ca

We thank all interested applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.






Run Club Update




Store News


Hello Runners and Walkers :)

First off I would like to say congrats to everyone that took part in the Army run this past weekend it is always an inspiration to see all the veterans and military personel run and cross the finish line, and for those of you that completed the commander's challenge thats a job well done.

Also still on this month Running Room is offering 25% off there apparel as well as the RRX and Pink Ribbon for September.

As well Killarney is hosting there first Mountain Lodge Fall Classic which include a 5km 10km and 1/2 Marathon starting at 8am on October 2nd. For more info contact Kelly Mcaree at gm@killarney.com

Also the CIBC run for the Cure 5km is fast approaching on October 2nd hosted at Cambrian College, kit pick up is on Sept 29th from 4pm 7pm, Sept 30th 2pm to 7pm and October 1st 10am to 2pm at the Running Room.

The Running Room will also be starting up a new round of clinics to start on Monday September 26th featuring a Learn to Run and 5km program for 10 weeks and a 10km startiing on September 27th.

Your Sudbury Running Room Team,

Eric, Ania, Justin Alex, Jordano, and Cassandra

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







Track North News - by Dick Moss






Dick Moss, Head Coach
Laurentian XC/Track Team
c/o Coach Moss <pedigest@cyberbeach.net>
Web: http://laurentianxctrack.com
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For information call me.
Vincent Perdue
341 Fourth Ave, Sudbury On. P3B-3R9
vt perdue@cyberbeach.net

Proud sponsor of the Sudbury Rocks!!! Race, Run or Walk for Diabetes



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