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   Hello Everyone,                                                                                                                                                  February 16, 2012

In this Issue:

 

  1. Rocks!! Experience the Ski Marathon
  2. Beaver Lake Classic Event
  3. SudburyRocks!!! Marathon News
  4. Upcoming Local Events -
  5. Running Room Update -
  6. Track North News -Proudfoot Shines Silver in Ohio + Valentine Invitational Results In Boston

 

Rocks!! Experience the Ski Marathon

 

The 46th Canadian Ski Marathon - by Lindsay Richan

The 46th Canadian Ski Marathon (CSM) was held this past weekend. Excellent snow conditions allowed for the original point to point trail event which comprised of 10 sections ranging from 14-21km. In brief, the CSM is an annual two-day event, spanning over 160km taking you from Buckingham to Montebello (day 1), and from Montebello to Lachute, Qc (day 2).

Around 2,000 crazy skiers took part in the world’s longest cross-country ski tour this year; ranging from 5-85 years of age. You have the choice of entering the touring category, where you complete as many sections as you want; or the Coureur des Bois (CdB) categories where you are given more time (start at 5:40-6am instead of 8am) to complete the entire 2 day event. The CdB is broken into 3 groups: Bronze, Silver, and Gold and each can only be entered once the previous one has been completed. The Silver CdB must carry a pack weighing a minimum of 5kg, and the Gold CdB carries the same weighted pack but also camps outdoors Saturday night at a designated area. This year I took part in the Bronze CdB.

Both mornings I was up around 4:30am, quickly ate breakfast and prepared for the 6am start, headlamps and all. The air temperature hovered around -20’ C, much colder than what I had been skiing in all year. Luckily, by mid-morning the sun was out and stayed with us for most of the day. The course took you through a well mixed terrain through farmers fields, forested areas (my favourite), along logging/old rail roads, across frozen water bodies, over bridges, up steep never ending ascents, and down tricked descents…this race has it all!

The event is definitely a challenge of endurance that will test you physically and mentally. Before starting the second day, which I might add, was tougher terrain than the first day, you’ve already been skiing for 8-9hrs and covered 80 km, your body is sore and you’ve only reached half way. For me, I think the toughest part was getting up bright (read: dark) and early to do it all over again day.

Overall, I had an absolutely amazing experience. I lucked out with good ‘waxing’ (I used grip tape) for the entire event and had properly trained which allowed me to complete the full 160 km. Despite the soreness I felt, I am definitely doing this event again. The beautiful scenery, the adventure, and the challenge of testing your abilities mentally and physically are what this event is all about.

Many thanks go out to the wonderful, cheerful, efficient organizers, volunteers, and trail crew of the CSM for making such a complex event happen so flawless!

Lindsay Richan and Taus Jorgenson at the Finish Line

More Photos Here

from Lindsay Richan's Facebook:

Official completed the Marathon--160km. Booyah!! A very tough event, but worth every minute/hour of it!

Mr. Viking, Taus R. C. Jørgensen, pulled out a strong 135km. Pretty amazing for someone who spent most of the January in Thailand ;)

It's a two day event- so 80 the first day, then get up and do another 80(and the second day's course was ALOT more challenging!). I skied around 18-19 hrs total ( ~9 the first,~ 10 the second)

Wow- what an event! Very challenging, both mentally ( after completing 80km the first day and having to wake up at 4am to do it all over again!) and physically ( 9-10 hrs of skiing a day, and mind you the course on the second day was a lot more challenging!). But simply astounding- beautiful country and the feeling after completing such a race ( I still ended with a smile), well worth every minute/ hour!


Yes it was a bit chilly ( starting out in below 20 at 6am) but the sun was with us most of the day. And yes, there was definitely a horse that went through part of it!

Horse on the Course

Skiers were saying there was a lot of grousing about the deep pits in the middle of the trail on a down hill - who would be so inconsiderate as to take their skis off and walk smack down the center of the trail...! When they got to the bottom and heard it was not a human - nor moose, as some of us are accustomed to seeing, but a horse! They were told a police officer was called in to bring it home.

The Canadian Ski Marathon: A Celebration of Canada's Winter
The Canadian Ski Marathon (CSM) is North America's longest and oldest Nordic ski tour. The CSM takes place during the second weekend in February on a trail that is only groomed once per year between Lachute and Gatineau, Québec. The trail winds through mostly privately owned land in the picturesque western Laurentian mountains. There is an over-night stop in Montebello, home of the famous Château Montebello, one of the largest log-built hotel in the world.

The CSM is a two-day, 160 kilometre ski event that is divided into 5 sections each day, with an average of 16 kms per section. Skiers of all ages and abilities are welcome to participate and can do so safely. There are feed stations, first aid and toilets available at the end of each section, as well as shuttle buses that run between accommodation and checkpoints throughout each day. The CSM alternates its direction each year, from east to west one year and then west to east the next.

Unlike most ski events, there are no winners or losers in the Canadian Ski Marathon: it is not a race. Tourers and families who ski less than the full distance make up about half the participants, (see CSM Categories). Each skier can select his/her own level of challenge and try to achieve it. One can ski as little as 12 km or up to the maximum of 160 km over the weekend.

To learn more about the Canadian Ski Marathon visit: http://csm-mcs.com/index2.html

 

 

 

Beaver Lake Classic Event
FEB 12 2012

Maggie Parks (above competing in the 500m Classic at Beaver lake

More Photos here

Avid Classic cross Country skiers took on the 500m, 5.5k and 22k track sets at Beaver Lake on Sunday. There were a few Rocks!! in attendance. Maggie Parks competed in the 500m and the 2.5k. her father, Dave tagged along in the same event. Kate Richards competed in the 5.5k. Neil Phipps and Sara McIraith took part in the open 11k Classic.

Results Here

 

 

 

 

Dear Sudbury Rockers!

Happy Valentine’s Day! Have you considered the gift of running, walking or racing for your loved ones this year?

We would LOVE to welcome you back to the 2012 SudburyROCKS!!! Race, Run or Walk for Diabetes on May 13th, 2012.

Did you know that diabetes is a leading cause of heart attacks and strokes? Exercise is extremely important to living well with diabetes. Consider doing something good for your HEART and sign up today! Register by April 1st for discounted race fees at www.sudburyrocksmarathon.com.

The SudburyROCKS!!! Race, Run or Walk for Diabetes has a 5K, 10K, half marathon, full marathon and 1K free kids event. Want to run as a group? Sign up for the Marathon Team Relay with up to 8 of your friends, co-workers and LOVED ONES. Not going to run or walk this year? We welcome new volunteers!

Need some help to get you to the start line? The Sudbury Running Room and the Sudbury Rocks!! Running Club are 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 or click on the following link for all the details.http://www.sudburyrocksmarathon.com/-training-opportunities.html

For all details on the SudburyROCKS!!! Race, Run of Walk for Diabetes, please visit our website at www.sudburyrocksmarathon.com. We are on Facebook and Twitter too. Click LIKE and join us on Facebook!

Support the Canadian Diabetes Association and help make strides in diabetes research. All pledges and proceeds go towards diabetes research, and programs and services of the Canadian Diabetes Association. Just under $300,000 has been raised for the cause of diabetes since our start in 2005 – thank you!

Hope to see you May 13th!

 


 

 

 

Upcoming Local Events


 

February 19, 2012

     THIS SUNDAY!!

Event is SOLD OUT!

Information and Registration Here

Half Marathon Map

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

 

May 13, 2012

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.

Go to: http://www.sudburyrocksmarathon.com/index.html

 

 

Visit our Events Section for all the Details

 

 

Run Club Update

 

 

Store News
The Hypothermic Half Marathon is now SOLD OUT!!

You can still join us to volunteer to marshal or cheers on the runners!



Training Program News
New clinics begin the first week of March! You can register now and start running or walking with our Sunday (830am) and Wednesday (6pm) Practice Club.

We are looking for coaches for our next Learn to Run and For Women Only clinics.

If you are interested, you can reply to this email or call the store at 705-523-4664.

 


LOCAL EVENTS

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!!

 

 

Join us for FREE Practice Club

 

 

Track North News - by Dick Moss


Sunday, February 12th, 2012

"Proudfoot Shines Silver in Ohio - Moves to #3 All-Time in CIS 3000m"

Lively's Ross Proudfoot, 19, competing in his second year at the University
of Guelph, ran the third fastest CIS(Canadian Interuniversity Sport) 3000m
race in history this past weekend at the SPIRE NCAA Division I Indoor Track
and Field Invitational in Geneva, Ohio.

Proudfoot blazed his way to a finishing time of 7 minutes, 57.87 seconds and
earned a silver medal for his efforts. Guelph teammate, Alex Genest, held
off a hard charging Proudfoot to claim the gold in 7:57.46.

"I felt really comfortable running in the middle of the pack for the first
half of the race and moved up with the top five with about 900m to go. When
they rang the bell for the final lap I knew I could break eight minutes and
I made a huge move to catch all of the lead group except for Genest. My
training has been going really well this past month and my race times are
dropping accordingly" commented Proudfoot following his race.

"Breaking 8 minutes for 3 kilometres is one of those mystical barriers for
athletes at any age. For Ross to do this at the age of 19 is truly
outstanding. For some perspective, this time is equivalent to running 5
kilometres in 13 minutes and 45 seconds" commented Track North coach Darren
Jermyn.

Proudfoot next competes at the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Indoor
Track and Field Championships, February 24-25th at York University.

Contacts:
Ross Proudfoot: ross.proudfoot@hotmail.com

More Info:
Meet Results: http://lightningtiming.com/results/20120210/index.htm
Race Video:
http://www.flotrack.org/coverage/247840-2012-SPIRE-Division-I-Indoor-Track-Field-Invitational/video/602195-M-H01-3k-5-guys-sub-8


Results - Valentine Invitational
University of Boston Indoor Track Center
2/10/12


The Laurentian women's track team traveled south of the border this weekend, competing a the Valentine Invitational in Boston. Hosted by Boston University, the meet featured a large field of athletes from dozens of NCAA Division 1, 2 and 3 universities plus a selection of schools from Canada.


Track North athletes, Emma Tallman and Katie Wismer competed.

The Lady Vees returned with two OUA-qualifying marks and two personal bests.

Senior Emma Tallman (Mindemoya), ran a season-best time of 2:54.72 in the 1000m to place 2nd in her heat and 12th overall in a field of 72 runners. Tallman's time was her second-best performance, all-time.

Rookie Katie Wismer (Sudbury), ran a 40-second personal best time of 10:20.26 and qualified for the OUA's in the 3000m. Wismer led her heat for most of the race, eventually finishing 2nd in her section of 18 runners and 45th overall.

Second-year runner, Morgan Rammo (Toronto), ran an eight-second personal best time of 3:01.93 in the 1000 metres to place 3rd in her heat and 37th overall. Rammo's time qualifies her for the OUA Championship in two weeks.

Adrienne Wilson (Kitchener) placed 110th in the mile event with a time of 5:23.60.

"It's a fast track and this meet will have as as many as 200 athletes in a single event, so the competition and the atmosphere lead to excellent times," said head coach, Dick Moss. "Adrienne hasn't been feeling 100% for a couple of weeks and didn't have a good race, but Emma is definitely rounding into shape and Morgan and Katie had great performances."

The Lady Vees next competition is the Hal Brown Invitational this Friday at the University of Toronto.

Laurentian Results

1000m
12, Emma Tallman, 2:54.72
37, Morgan Rammo, 3:01.93 (PB - OUA Qualifier)

3000m
45, Katie Wismer, 10:20.26 (PB - OUA Qualifier)

Mile
110, Adrienne Wilson, 5:23.60


Laurentian runners qualify for OUA championship

Feb 14, 2012- 10:11 AM
By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff
The Laurentian University women's track team travelled south of the border on the weekend, competing at the Valentine Invitational in Boston. Hosted by Boston University, the meet featured a large field of athletes from dozens of NCAA Division 1, 2 and 3 universities plus a selection of schools from Canada.

The Lady Vees returned with two OUA-qualifying marks and two personal bests. Senior Emma Tallman, of Mindemoya, ran a season-best time of 2:54.72 in the 1,000-metre to place second in her heat and 12th overall in a field of 72 runners. Tallman's time was her second-best performance, all-time.

Rookie Katie Wismer, of Sudbury, ran a 40-second personal best time of 10:20.26 and qualified for the OUA's in the 3,000-m. Wismer led her heat for most of the race, eventually finishing second in her section of 18 runners and 45th overall.

Laurentian University runner Katie Wismer (right) finished second in the 3,000-m at the Valentine Invitational in Boston on the weekend, qualifying her for the OUA championship. Supplied photo.

Second-year runner, Morgan Rammo, of Toronto, ran an eight-second personal best time of 3:01.93 in the 1,000-m to place third in her heat and 37th overall. Rammo's time qualifies her for the OUA campionship in two weeks.

Adrienne Wilson, of Kitchener, placed 110th in the mile event with a time of 5:23.60.

"It's a fast track and this meet will have as as many as 200 athletes in a single event, so the competition and the atmosphere lead to excellent times," head coach, Dick Moss said. "Adrienne hasn't been feeling 100 per cent for a couple of weeks and didn't have a good race, but Emma is definitely rounding into shape and Morgan and Katie had great performances."

The Lady Vees' next competition is the Hal Brown Invitational this Friday at the University of Toronto.


Posted by Laurel Myers

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

 

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