- Boston 2014
- Rock Climbing Coming to Sudbury
- A Run for a Paddle
- Upcoming Local Events -
1 - Sudbury's First 5km Night Run and - 2 - SudburyRocks!!!
- Running Room Update -
- Track North News -
American wins Boston Marathon for first
time since 1985
Meb Keflezighi, of San Diego, Calif., celebrates his
victory in the 118th Boston Marathon Monday, April 21,
2014 in Boston
|The 118th Boston Marathon will long be remembered
as a cultural event, a moment where the city of Boston demonstrated
strength and resilience in the wake of last year's bombing.
As a pure race, though, it was no less impressive, with
winners turning in exceptional, defining performances.
Meb Keflezighi defied his age, nearly 39 years old, to
craft an exceptional race and become the first American
male since Greg Meyer in 1983 to win the Boston Marathon,
and first American period since 1985.
Keflezighi appeared to have the men's race locked up
halfway through, with a lead of nearly 90 seconds at one
point, but Wilson Chebet chopped that lead down to six
seconds in the final two miles. Keflezighi was able to
hold off Chebet, however, and finished the race in 2:08:37.
In the women's division, Rita Jeptoo of Kenya defended
her 2013 victory with a flawless race. Jeptoo slammed
the door on the field with a 4:49 mile in the 24th mile,
a kick that put nearly 30 seconds between her and the
field. Her 2:18:57 beat the course record by almost two
full minutes. Her performance was the eighth fastest women's
marathon ever recorded on any course. Shalane Flanagan,
who hails from nearby Marblehead, had made headlines earlier
in the week, saying she wanted to win this race for the
city of Boston. For well over half the race, Flanagan
set the pace and dominated the women's field, running
at a pace 20 seconds per mile ahead of world-record marks.
By mile 17, however, the pack had caught Flanagan, and
she found herself fighting for the lead. Soon afterward,
she dropped from the lead pack and was unable to keep
up. She would go on to finish in sixth place.
Over the last two decades, the men's and women's races
have been dominated by Kenya, on the men's side especially.
Kenyans have won 19 of the last 23 events. Only once in
that span has the winner come from outside of Africa
Keflezighi was born in Eritrea, located in the Horn of
Africa, and immigrated to the United States when he was
12. He won the silver medal in the marathon at the 2004
Olympics in Athens and finished fourth at the 2012 London
Tatyana McFadden, fresh off a stint in Sochi for the
Paralympic Games, won the women's wheelchair division
for the second year in a row. Over in the men's wheelchair
division, Ernst van Dyk won for a record 10th time, finishing
in 1:20:36. Van Dyk holds the record for most wins across
all categories in the marathon.
Last year, two terrorist bombs at the finish line halted
the marathon before its scheduled finish, sending the
entire Boston region into lock-down. This year's race
featured heavily increased security, and signs reading
"Boston Strong" and similar messages of support
lined the entire race route. But by the time the runners
turned onto Boston's Boylston Street for the final stretch,
fans were lined up ten deep to celebrate the champions,
and the city itself. Here's a first-person look:
Rocks!! In Boston
Rocks!! member Ken Stubbings
My left periformus locked up
bad. I am surprised I made the time I did. It worked about to
be a good thing as I had the best time enjoying the crowd immensely.
They kept me going. It was the best crowd there of the times
I ran it.
Each run is different..... I am getting too old to let injuries
bother me too much. I finished that's what counts!
Rock Climbing Coming
by Jamie Fairchild
For those we’ve not yet met, let us introduce ourselves.
Our names are Allan, Andrew and Joe and we’re the
owners of ARC Climbing, the new state-of-the-art rock climbing,
yoga, and fitness facility coming to Sudbury’s South
end in 2014. The project is close to fruition after several
years of planning and hard work, and we can’t wait
for our doors to finally open. The primary offerings at
the facility will be rock climbing, yoga, and in-house fitness
classes. Ultimately our goal is to provide Sudburians with
a central locale for families and fitness enthusiasts of
all levels to improve their health and have a great time.
Our proximity to trails, residential roads, and road biking
routes make us an excellent location for pre-ride rendezvous’,
post-run yoga classes, or as a destination on it’s
One of our first missions is to find out what the community
wants. Rather than develop classes, schedules, and content
exclusively based on our own beliefs and perspectives, we’re
looking to the community for feedback on what they like,
what they don’t, and for other great ideas we may
not have thought of. In less than 5 minutes you can help
us go from “pretty good” to “Super Great”!!
We also invite you to email us at the address below, or
to follow us on our Facebook page where we’re posting
regular updates on progress at the gym as well as links
to other great videos and web content that speak to our
We are truly looking forward to making Sudbury an even
better place to live.
See you at ARC!
Allan, Andrew, and Joe
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Email Address: email@example.com
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/arcsudbury
A Run for a Paddle
Laura Young for the Sudbury Star
GINO DONATO The Sudbury Star
In this file photo, a wind surfer participates in the Summer
Water Parade, marking the beginning of the Northern Water
Sports Centre's community capital campaign, called Sprint
to the Finish.
Blasting is expected to begin shortly on
the south side of Lake Ramsey.
There’s a different kind of blast planned for the
community as organizers continue their fundraising for the
Northern Water Sports Centre.
Sudbury’s first night run, a 5-kilometre event, is
set for April 26.
“It’s a night run because there haven’t
been any in Sudbury. They are popular all across the country,”
says run organizer, Dan Welch, a marathon runner and competitive
paddler, who most recently competed at the 2012 World Club
Crew Dragonboat Championships in Hong Kong.
Other major Canadian cities hold similar events, including
events through The Running Room, like the Night Race, which
is back for 2014 from Halifax to Vancouver.
“We thought of other novelty type runs
such as a Prediction Race (predicted finishing time) or
Partner Race (cumulative times), but opted for the Night
Run.” The run is to give the new Northern Water Sports
Centre visibility and serve as a small fundraiser for the
Safety concerns are really about the same as any race,
he adds.“We are designing the route so that it does
not cross any streets – from the Canoe Club along
the Boardwalk onto Paris Street, up Ramsay Lake Road with
a turn-around short of the Science North parking lot entrance
Everyone will be given a head lamp, and there are lights
along the boardwalk. The words fun and run don’t sit
easily beside one another. Still, that’s the focus
here: A fun run. It’s not a race, Welch says.
Nearly a decade in the making, the Northern Water Sports
Centre is a $4.6-million project. Located on the south shore
of Ramsey Lake, off Ramsey Lake Road, the centre is to be
a year-round, accessible home for blade and paddle athletes
and all the programming and racing possible at such a site.
A key component is accessibility for the burgeoning adaptive
paddling sports, and para-sport athletes. Of course, the
dream has met up with the hard rock of reality and the passage
of time. As anyone knows, it’s cramped at the current
digs of the club over on the north shore. At one time, the
plan called for one big happy home to house the Sudbury
Canoe Club, the Sudbury Rowing Club and the Sudbury Dragonboat
Festival. The threesome is still together, but will be housed
in two buildings. The first, a 14,000-square-foot centre,
will house the canoe club, the lockers and other change
facilities. The smaller, 5,000-square-foot building will
also include storage for the dragon boat equipment.
The Northern Water Sports Centre is working to raise $500,000
through community support for this project. They are gathering
funds through various endeavours and support, including
the Reel Paddling Film Festival – all the world’s
best paddling films on display – on May 8 at Sudbury
The Northern Water Sports Centre is a long time in the
making. Sometimes, projects are like that; sometimes they
appear differently than first envisioned. Often the pace
is frustrating, excruciating, like watching paint dry.
No matter. It will be done. But first, we run.
Young’c column runs on Monday.
Good afternoon Sudbury!
We are looking for some clinic coaches for some upcoming
spring clinics, we woud need coaches to teach learn
to run clinics all the way up to half marathon clinics.
Being a clinic coach is a great way to keep yourself
on track for your fall races and allows you to pass
on the knowledge you have gained from previous clinic
coaches and help others, you also get the benefit
of a staff discount at the store.
The Sudbury Rocks! race, run, or walk for Diabetes
is only 2 and a half weeks away now, if you have not
signed up yet please do so now and help support the
local branch of the canadian diabetes association.
Don't forget this is a Boston qualifier race! sign
up online @ sudburyrocksmarathon.com or runningroom.com
Don't feel like running or walking then contact firstname.lastname@example.org
to volunteer during this great event!
Sudbury's first 5k night run goes this Saturday night
at 8:30 p.m. from the Sudbury Canoe Club, registration
starts at 8 p.m. $20 entry fee includes a head lamp.
Training Program News
We have FREE run club Wednesday nights at 6pm and
Sunday mornings at 8:30am.
Join us for FREE Practice
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