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January 25, 2007



   Hello Everyone,                                                                                     January 25, 2007

In this Issue:

  1. North Bay Rock!! (and Sons) Run in Houston
  2. Ryan Hall Breaks U.S 1/2 Marathon Record in Houston
  3. Weekly Cycling Training Opportunity
  4. Paralympic coaching clinic here in Sudbury
  5. Upcoming Events - Hypothermic 1/2 and SUDBURYROCK!!! Race, Run or Walk for Diabetes
  6. Running Room Update -
  7. Track North News - Nike Classic Results
  8. Mike Coughlin's Tri Section: Discomfort Zone Big Training Day - Sunday January 28, 2007


     North Bay Rock!! (and Sons) Run in Houston

Our North Bay Rock!!, Tim Uuksulainen returned to marathoning once more when he travelled to Houston, Texas to compete in the Chevron Houston Marathon. His son's Erik and Kiefer went along for the trip and dutifully ran the 5k...fast.

Tim writes: I thought my marathoning days were behind me but I got convinced to try and qualify for Boston at the beginning of November with a target of running the 35th Annual Houston Marathon on January 14th. I'm happy to report that I made the 3.45 cut-off with a 3.2711. With only a few long runs i had been concerned about bonking but I ran both halves of the race within 25 seconds of each other, so even pacing rules the day. We really lucked out with the weather, The day or two before it was 22-24c and quite humid. The race day temperature was 13c and overcast, although still humid. It poured rain about 8 hours after the race and temperatures dropped to 5c as we just avoided the major freezing rain storms that hit the mid and south west last weekend. Ryan Hall age 24 of the U.S became the first American ever to go under 60 minutes in the half marathon with an eye opening 59.43. If anyone is ever looking for a good marathon or half marathon in January, I think Houston is the best choice.

My son Erik placed 6/2000 in the 5km and Kiefer was 149/2000.
Cheers, Tim

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        Ryan Hall Breaks U.S 1/2 Marathon Record in Houston

Ryan Hall, 24, won the Aramco Houston Half Marathon, a USA Championship on Sunday January 14 in 59:43, a U.S. record, a full 72 seconds below Mark Curp's official U.S. standard. Hall had set a U.S. record of 57:54 for 20k in October at the World Road Running Championships in Debrecen, Hungary, where he finished 11th; he had won the USA 20K Championships in New Haven in September. Hall won the 12k at the 2006 USA Cross Country Championships in February by 27 seconds over runnerup Jorge Torres. Hall was the 2005 NCAA 5000-meter champion while at Stanford and has a personal best of 13:16.03 for the distance. He was a national scholastic mile champion while in high school in Big Bear, California. He is married to Sara Hall (formerly Bei), another former Stanford star and now a top U.S. runner in the 1500, mile, 3000, and 5000. His younger brother Chad won the 2006 Foot Locker Cross Country Championships.

The current Male World Record Holder is Haile Gebrselassie:

TEMPE, Ariz. January 15, 2006-- Two-time gold medallist Haile Gebrselassie, from Ethiopia, shattered the world record in the half marathon with a time of 58 minutes, 55 seconds at P.F. Chang's Rock 'n' Roll Arizona. He lowered the mark by 21 seconds (previous world record 59:16, Kenyan youngster Samuel Wanjiru). Gebrselassie also broke the 20K mark, running 55:48 at that point, giving him two world records and a career total of 20.

The current Current World Best Female:

- Paula Radcliffe, 1.05.40, Newcastle, 21 September 2003


Weekly Cycling Training Opportunity

Every Thursday evening from 6:00 to approximately 9:00 p.m. there is an opportunity to try out cycling and/or train with other cyclists at Central Electric, 1108 Webbwood Drive (off of Lorne Street). Some members of the Sudbury Cycling Club are training through the winter on Thursday evenings in addition to their training on Wednesday evenings at 6:00 at Delki Dozzi.

You are more than welcome to come and try it out.

There is NO COST - just bring your bike and trainer.

For more information, please call Bob Bagley at 688-2520.


Paralympic coaching clinic here in Sudbury

Forwarded by Minna Mettinen

For anyone interested there is an upcoming Paralympic coaching clinic here in Sudbury (@ Laurentian Univ. on Feb. 11th. It is a free event and lunch is included.

Information Here in Word Format.

Registration Form Here in Word Format.


Upcoming Events


January 24, 2007 @ 8:00 pm: Only ( 5 ) Spots Left in Hypo 1/2


1k, 5k, 10k, 1/2 Marathon and Marathon


Visit our Events Section for all the Details



Run Club Update

The Running Room Club Update: January 24, 2007
Sudbury Store (Cedar Pointe Plaza)

Only (5) spots left in the 2007 Hypothermic Half Marathon!!!

Remember the Brunch, hat, neckwarmer and gloves that come with it!
Can't miss out on this one!

Volunteers for the Hypothermic Half will also receive a brunch buffet. We are still looking for 10-15 more people to help us out with this event. How can you pass up Buzzy Brown's food!? Please contact us at the store if you are interested.

The Burlington Chilly Half Marathon is now sold out! You are able to sign your name on the waiting list at www.vrpo.ca for the chance of cancellations. There is still room in the Frosty 5K.

New this week!

January / February Issue of Running Room Magazine. This month features an article by Sudbury's own William Tai titled "Love in the Long Run".

We have also received Triathlon Canada Magazines. Featured in this issue is Alicia Kaye, former employee here at the Sudbury Running Room, and Under 23 Triathlete of the Year. What an accomplishment! Congratulations Alicia!!!

New Nike Gear. Simple, comfortable, sleek looking. Short and Long sleeve tops in green, black, and white. Shorts and pants as well.

And more updated shoes! The New Brooks Glycerine shoes are now in!!

New Clinics Starting tomorrow - Thursday January 25:

1/2 Marathon Walk with Janet Guembel at 6:00pm

1/2 Marathon Run with Bob Young and Mary Bess Dabliz at 6:30pm

Full Marathon Run with the help of Paul Waschuk and Sharon Hall at 6:30pm

Running Room FREE Run / Walk Club Schedule

Wednesday at 6:00pm

Learn to Run with Tracy: 1 min run + 1 min walk x 10

For Women Only with Jo: 2 min run + 1 in walk x 7

5K with Cory: 10:1 x 2 + 4 min run

10K Run with Mike: 4K

10K Walk with Maureen: 4K

1/2 Marathon Run with Dale and Steph: 8 Hills!

Sunday at 8:30am

Learn to Run with Tracy: 2:1 x 7

For Women Only with Jo: 2:1 x 7

5K with Cory: 10:1 x 2 + 4 min run

10K Run with Mike: 7K

10K Walk with Maureen: 7K

1/2 Marathon Run with Dale and Steph: 12K

1/2 Marathon Run with Bob and Mary B: 7K

1/2 Marathon Walk with Janet: 7K

Full marathon Run with Sharon: 10K

Happy Trails,

Johanna and Krissy Mae



Track North News - by Dick Moss

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Track North/Laurentian XC/Track News

LU/TNOR: Nike Classic

Laurentian University women's indoor track team competed in the Nike Track Classic at the U. of Toronto this weekend. They were joined by two members of the Track North Athletic Club

In the 1500m, Leila Angrand (Sudbury), running in her first-ever indoor competition, placed 2nd among university athletes, fourth overall. Her time was a personal best 4:44.63.

In the 3000m, Lindsy McNicoll (Capreol) also placed 2nd among university athletes, fourth overall, with a personal best time of 10:47.88.

Laurentian's competes next weekend at the Laker Open at Lake Superior State University.


1500m (Place among university athletes)
Leila Angrand, 2nd, 4:44:63
Marnie Smith,5:09.14 (Personal Best)
Meghan Juuti, 12nd, 5:21.34
Stephanie Flieler, 14th, 5:29.94
Hilary Kilbreath, 16th, 5:34.93

Lindsy McNicoll, 2nd University, (4th overall), 10:47.88

4 x 800m Relay
1st, 11:08.39 (Average 2:47)

Track North

André Pelland
600m, 8th, 1:26.41 (PB)
300, 7th, 37.78 (PB)

Dan Gardiner
TJ, 2nd 12.81
LJ, 5th, 6.07


(Laurentian Runners, L to R), Hilary Kilbreath, Meghan Juuti, Marnie Smith, Stephanie Flieler



Dick Moss, Coach,
Track North Athletic Club/Laurentian U. XC,



Mike's TRi Website

by Mike Coughlin

January 24, 2006

Discomfort Zone Big Training Day - Sunday January 28, 2007

Dear Fellow Triathletes and Fitness Enthusiasts,

The initial response to our first ever Discomfort Zone Big Training Day on Sunday January 28 has been excellent, and it looks like we will have a great mix of new athletes and experienced veterans enjoying a fun day of multi-sport. The event is filling up quickly, so reserve your spot now!

A few updates:

1. Unfortunately, it won't be possible to rent spin bikes for the event. This means you need to bring your own bicycles and stationary trainers for the cycling session.
2. Since we will be cycling on the carpeted floor of the Banuk Lounge, it is mandatory to have a beach towel under your trainer to catch any sweat that drips down (and yes you will sweat!). Please bring enough towels for yourself and your bike.
3. Lunch will be provided at this event. Please let me know if you have any allergies or special dietary requirements.
4. Sunday's schedule is listed below. If you are interested in skipping or shortening the morning swim session to accommodate a longer bike ride, please let me know and we can try to offer that option.
5. We are looking into offering a bike fit analysis service as well. This would also happen at the same time as the morning swim session. Please let me know if this would interest you.

Discomfort Zone Big Training Day - Sunday January 28, 2007

Laurentian University Athletic Building - Ken Banuk Lounge

7:15 Registration
7:30 Welcome/Introduction
8:00 Swim Session (bring swim goggles and cap, towel)
9:30 Morning Break (bring a snack)
10:00 Indoor Cycle Session (bring bicycle, stationary trainer, cycling clothes and shoes, large towel for under the trainer, small towel for yourself, water/sports drink)
11:30 Yoga Class (bring yoga mat)
12:45 Lunch (provided - please inform us of any allergies)
1:15 Triathlon Talk
2:30 Indoor Run Session (bring running clothes and shoes)
4:00 Clinic Ends

The cost for this clinic is $50, and includes lunch. NCTT members, Masters swimmers and Sudbury Rocks!! receive a $10 discount. Discomfort Zone coached athletes receive a $20 discount. Payment by cheque or cash may be made at registration on Sunday morning.

For more information or to register, please contact me at mike@discomfortzone.com. This is going to be fun!

Live your Dreams!

Mike Coughlin


For information call me.
Vincent Perdue
341 Fourth Ave, Sudbury On. P3B-3R9


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