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   Hello Everyone,                                                                                                                                                   January 26, 2012

In this Issue:


  1. Sofie Manarin Loppet THIS SUNDAY
  2. SudburyRocks!!! Race, Run or Walk for Diabetes - REGISTER NOW!
  3. Walden Ski Loppet Results
  4. Sudbury's Allanah MacLean Places 2nd in Ski Sprint in Canmore AB.
  5. Upcoming Local Events -
  6. Running Room Update -
  7. Track North News - Jenna Thornber's Ellen Dance Dare Video + Fred Foot Memorial Track Meet



Race Notice/Volunteers are needed


Hello fellow skiers

It is that time of year when we get together to celebrate the Sophie Loppet.

As well we are looking for volunteers, so, if you have helped out in past and I am counting on your support once again for putting this loppet together.....if you know of someone who could help out then forward this email to them.

The Sofie Loppet is Sunday January.29 at 10:00 am on the trails at Laurentian University...

All information here        Registration at Zone 4 here

All the trails are open and we will be will be running the gully, shed wall, Sophie and extension loops with the possibility of the link trail to the conservation area.....if we can open the trail.

I would like to meet Friday January 27 at 6:30 at the stadium to go over things and finalize who is doing what and that everything is taken care of for the event .....

If you are not able to attend the meeting please email with the job you would like to help out with, don't be shy the more we have the better it will be. We have the following list of jobs that need to be filled.

Stadium Set up

Course set up/signage on the course.


Finish line crew (timers and bib recorders)

Registration Table


Refreshments for athletes, on course



Clean up after the event.

The race is set up on zone 4 already and if you have any zone 4 experience that would be a great asset...

Thank you in advance for your support


Perry Sakki

Laurentian Nordic Ski club








SudburyROCKS!!! Race, Run, or Walk for Diabetes

Happy New Year to All and...




Have you made the resolution to get in shape and remain committed to running and just can’t find the motivation? Add the 2012 SudburyROCKS!!! Race, Run, or Walk for Diabetes to your fitness goals. Sign up to race, run, or walk on May 13th, 2012 and give yourself a goal to work towards.

The SudburyROCKS!!! Race, Run, or Walk for Diabetes is open for registration for the 5K, 10K, half marathon, full marathon, 1K kids’ events, and team relay challenge.

Need some help to get you to the start line? The Sudbury Running Room is offering Learn to Run training clinics for the 5 KM and 10 KM. These are taught by expert instructors that will help you train and prepare for the big event! Contact the Sudbury Running Room to register for the training clinics at 705 523 4664.

This year we are fortunate to have the event fall on Mother’s Day, so please bring your family and friends and help us to Celebrate Mothers!

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2012 is your time to shine!


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Walden Cross Country Fitness Club held their 1st annual Skate Loppet this past Sunday. The skate loppet was a fun family ski race with distances for any age and ability, and even added in ‘classic’ tracks to the race courses for those not wanting to try skating. Close to 90 skiers participated in the loppet, including loads of young skiers and para-nordic racers. Distances ranged from 3km to 30km. With perfect snow and optimal temperatures, you couldn’t have asked for better conditions.
In true loppet style, skiers erupted out of the starting line in mass. The flurry of skis and poles was too much for a few skiers. I narrowly missed falling into a pile up of people – thanks Patti for teaching us how to use our quick feet to avoid obstacles. Those of us skiing 30k did 3 laps of the 9k and 1k trails. I really like to race a course with laps, as I become very familiar with all the sections of the trail. Each lap I try to improve my technique – better tucking on the hills, climbing with quicker steps, increasing my ‘one skate’ on the flat sections. I find that I really gain more comfort with the course and can push a bit harder on each lap.
Loppets are great events, even the competitive skiers are happy to slow down and say hello to fellow skiers, or step aside to let faster skiers by. It is a very friendly atmosphere, and great place for newer skiers to try out racing.

Looking forward to next year’s 2nd annual Walden Skate Loppet!

Sara McIlraith




Sudbury's Alannah MacLean Places 2nd

in the Free sprint at Monday’s sprint ski race at the Western Canadian races.

Western Canadian Championships
Haywood NorAm / Teck Sprints
Multi-­-Stage Event January 20 - 22, 2012
Canmore, AB

Here's a good example of how to steal a position

Good lunge Allannah!

A-Final: 14:14:56.60
201 Marte Haakenstad Braaten 0:02:41.19
204 Alannah MacLean 0:02:48.19
203 Camille Pepin 0:02:48.21
206 Frédérique Vézina 0:02:58.91

B-Final: 14:11:55.90
205 Gabrielle Lemire 0:02:55.07
202 Adriene Underhill 0:02:55.97
208 Alexia Rancourt 0:02:56.69
207 Emily Ertel 0:02:57.59



Upcoming Local Events


January 29, 2012

Register at Zone 4 Here

(There is no same day registration except Kids Challenge)




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






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


Jenna Thornber's Ellen Dance Dare Video

Laurentian runner, Jenna Thornber, has long had the goal of appearing on the Ellen DeGeneris show. Now, Ellen is running a contest called "Ellen's Dance Dare" in which viewers submit a video showing them dancing behind unsuspecting people.

Jenna had already produced a number of Dancing for Ellen videos (before this contest was even invented), but this contest has inspired her to even greater heights. Her latest Dancing for Ellen video is a masterpiece!!

So, please watch the video, and tell all your friends to watch too. The more hits that the video gets, the greater the chance it will be noticed by Ellen's staff. And don't watch it at work or in class. It made me laugh so hard I almost hurt myself.

Here's the link:


Fred Foot Memorial Track Meet

Fred Foot Memorial Track Meet
University of Toronto, 1/21/12

Lady Vees Win Four Medals at the Fred Foot Track Meet

The Laurentian Women's indoor track team competed at the Fred Foot Memorial at the University of Toronto this weekend, returning with four medals and three qualifying marks for the OUA Championships.

The Lady Vees finished with a one-two sweep in the 1500m, with Adrienne Wilson, of Kitchener, winning the event with a personal best time of 4:41.12. Wilson took the lead from the gun and increased her pace over each of the final three laps to win by over 50 metres. Her time qualified her for the OUA championships.

Sudbury native, Katie Wismer led the chase pack in the 1500m and fought off three runners from Queens and Toronto to place second with a personal best time of 4:51.16. Wismer also competed in the 1000m, where she placed 9th with a time of 3:08.73.

Emma Tallman qualified for the OUA's in both the 600m and 1000m events. Tallman, of Mindemoya, placed 4th in the 600m with a time of 1:39.74 and 5th in the 1000m with a time of 3:03.30.

The Lady Vees unveiled their new horizontal jumps group, under the direction of Track North coach Jim Taylor, with medals in both the long and triple jumps. Alicia Violin, of Sudbury, placed 3rd in the long jump with a leap of 4.90 and also 5th in the triple jump with a mark of 10.49. Jackie Bray, of Midland, placed 3rd in the triple jump with a distance of 10.69, and 4th in the long jump with a leap of 4.86.

Also competing was Toronto's Morgan Rammo, 7th in the 600m with a time of 1:42.67 and 10th in the 1000m with a time of 3:12.86. Both times were personal bests.
Jenna Thornber, of Uxbridge, placed 11th in the 1500m with a time of 5:17.54.

"It was a good first competition for most of our athletes," said head coach, Dick Moss. We got some people qualified for the OUA' s and we now have some baseline performances that we can key our workouts around."

The Lady Vees' next competition is the York Open in Toronto on February 3rd.

Dick Moss

P.S. Photos from the meet are available from our Photobucket site at:



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


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