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   Hello Everyone,                                                                                                                                                   January 5, 2012

In this Issue:


  1. Resolution Run 2012
  2. Rocks!! Membership Renewal
  3. Attention Event Directors - Events 2012
  4. Upcoming Local Events -
  5. Running Room Update -
  6. Track North News -Christmas Party Photos and Year End Video



Resolution Run 2012

Sunday Jan. 1




Participants run into the New Year

Running isn't just a fun pastime for Jarrod Shook. It's what changed his life. Shook, who came first in the annual Resolution Run on New Year's Day, was a talented athlete before high school. Then things changed.

"I got to high school, I started falling in with the wrong crowd," he said. This eventually led to substance abuse. Until one day, when Shook decided to get clean."I just got sick of being sick and found a new way to be healthy," Shook said.

This is when he turned to running."It helps me put one foot in front of the other (and) move forward," he said, adding that he's been a serious runner for two and a half years."I struggled in the past. Running helped me," he said.

Gina Conroy can understand that. Conroy manages the Running Room, which hosted the annual run with the Sudbury YMCA."Running or walking . . . there's a felling of accomplishment," she said. "You feel better when you run. (Running) releases hormones and actually physically makes you feel happy. It releases endorphins. It's a great stress reliever."

The Resolution Run is in its seventh year in Sudbury, and saw around 165 participants, about 30 more than last year.

For Conroy, the race is a great way to start off the new year. "To say, 'I did a race on New Years Day,' it gives you a wonderful high to start off on,' " she said. Still, Conroy knows that running can be intimidating to some."Nobody wants to be seen as the chubby person running down the road," she said. "I think a perception out there is you have to be fit to run, but the thing is, you have to get fit."Conroy suggests beginners start with a walking program, which is offered at the Running Room.

Veronica Smith, a Running Room employee, started running about six years ago."I just decided I wanted to get fit," she said. "(Running) is peaceful. You can go out on the trails by yourself," she said, adding that running is easier to stay with than the gym."(It's) probably because running releases stress . . . With running, you can go at your own pace," she said.

For Stephanie Koett, a Resolution Run volunteer, the race is " a great way to hail the New Year in," she said. Running, for Koett, is a good way to stay active while getting out. "I've been a runner for years. (I like) the social aspect of it. The people, the running community."





Sudbury Rocks!! Membership Renewal

Hello Sudbury Rocks!! Members & Friends

It's the time of year to get your goals in order for the up and coming running season and for renewing your Sudbury Rocks!! Membership. The cost this year is again $10 if you don't want a new T-Shirt and $20 if you do. (The price is $25:00 if you want the shirt delivered.) All of the membership fees proceeds go directly to the cost of race assistance plus maintaining and updating the website.

New Members are enthusiastically welcomed

Please go to the Membership Page for all the details.

Present Membership List Here

Non members are always welcome to run with us at any time!





Attention Race Event Directors

If you are putting on an event in 2012, it's time to get things together now. Check out my Events calendar to be sure you are there and your race information is up to date.

If you already know the date, then post that information now. The sooner people are aware the more chance they'll enter your event.

If you are planning on putting your event online (Running Room, Events Online, Zone4...) do it now - even if your event is later in the year. Using an online service increases your exposure by a wide margin.

If there are logistical issues to be taken care of do them now. Things like Venue rentals, parade permits, any course issues etc. need to be dealt with long before run day.

If anyone requires any assistance or have any questions, please let me know.

Take care and good luck with your events,

Vince vtperdue@cyberbeach.net






Upcoming Local Events

January 29, 2012??

Information at Laurentian Nordic Website Here (2011 Info)



February 19, 2012


Information and Registration Here

Half Marathon Map

Where: Sudbury Running Room, Sudbury, ON
Date: February 19, 2012
Time: 9:00 am


Visit our Events Section for all the Details



Run Club Update




Thank you to everyone who participated in our annual Resolution Run! It was a great day and fun was had by all. Take the feeling of accomplishment you deserve for completing this fun 5K and use it to create your next goals!

Thank you to all the volunteers who came out and helped marshal the race. Thanks to Vince Perdue of Sudbury Rocks for providing timing, and to the YMCA for the great venue.

Thank you to Buzzy Browns and Walden retirement home and Walden on the Park for the prizes and race kit calendars!

Set your alerts on your e-calendars for next year, or write a reminder on those great calendars you received to register early for next year!

February 19th, 2012 – Hypothermic Half Marathon, Sudbury

February 29, 2012 – FIBER 1 Chill Challenge - Running Room stores

March 18th, 2012 - St. Patty’s Fun Run, Sudbury

May 13th, 2012 – Sudbury ROCKS!!



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Track North News - by Dick Moss

January 3, 2012

Photos from the 2011 TNOR Xmas party are now available on our PhotoBucket page:


Track North Year End Video



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


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

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