- Ontario Masters Championships 2014
- SudburyRocks!!! Media Launch
- Upcoming Local Events - Let's
Stomp out Breast Cancer Mar 9 + Catch the Leprechaun March
- Running Room Update -
- Track North News -
Ontario Masters Championships
Bay Nordic was pleased to welcome the Ontario Masters for
this years championships. It was held on Feb 28-Mar 2.
Member Sara Mcilraith Wins Big in the Masters Championship
- by Neil Phipps
It was a dominating performance from Sara against a very
strong women's field. She was the top female skier, overall,
in all three races. The weekend began on Friday with a 10km
classic race in pretty cold conditions. Sara(W3 category)
won by 35 seconds against second skier Stephanie Rees(W2).
Sara was able to pull away on the long climb from kilometer
3 to kilometer 7 and then stay away on the long downhill
back to the stadium.
Saturday was the 20km skate race which was the largest and
most competitive race of the weekend. Sara once again used
her strength and fitness to pull away on the relentless
climbs in the first half of the race, in very difficult
conditions, and then she rocked the long and challenging
descents. She has traditionally been a bit cautious on downhills
but the stiff competition this weekend spurred her to take
some chances, which paid off. She won in 1:22:09, finishing
a little over a minute ahead of Chris Huet(W5).
Sunday's 10km skate race proved to be her biggest challenge
and most impressive victory of the weekend. Sara was the
only one of the top women who had raced both previous days
and the 30km of racing was taking it's toll on her legs.
Due the cold temperatures on Sunday morning the races were
delayed by half an hour to allow for the temperature to
rise to a balmy -20c and they changed the course to 3 shorter
laps(with fewer hills) from 2 long laps(with many hills).
This took away much of the climbing advantage that Sara
usually "enjoys". To add even more adversity to
her day, the women started 1 minute behind the second men's
wave and the top women had to spend the entire race cutting
a path through the stragglers. Sara lead most of the first
two laps with Chris Huet and Jillian Flowers(W3) right on
her tail. On the last significant climb of the race, Sara
made her break only to trip over one of the slower men that
she was passing as she crested the climb.
The three women were all together again as they started the
descent back to the stadium(not usually Sara strongest area).
As the three of them circled the stadium and flew into the finishing
straight they fanned out three a breast and the sprint was on.
Sara looked strong, smooth and confident as she ignored her
burning legs and powered across the line in 31:47.2, three tenths
of a second ahead of Chris and seven tenths ahead of Jillian.
It was pretty impressive to see all three of them battling to
the line. I had a 2 minute head start on them and my vision
had just barely cleared after crossing the line when I looked
up to see them finishing.
All of the hard work that Sara has put into her technique and
strength over the last couple of years have really paid off
and she is clearly the top Women's Masters skier in the province.
Other skiers from Sudbury were:
See the following links for complete results.
Media Launch at Carl A. Nesbitt Public School with the "Running
Students at the school helped kick off this year's Sudbury
Rocks!!! Race, Run or Walk for Diabetes.
Sudbury Rocks!!! Race, Run, Or Walk For Diabetes
Charts New Course in 2014
Sudbury’s annual charity marathon
is going in a new direction this year, right past City
For the third year in a row, Sudbury Rocks!!!
Race, Run, Or Walk For Diabetes is being held on Mother’s
Day, Sunday, May 11. Only this year, the event is being
staged at Tom Davies Square, instead of the Centre For
Life (YMCA Building) downtown.
This year’s race expo is also being
moved from the Centre For Life to École secondaire
du Sacré-Coeur on Notre Dame Boulevard, Saturday,
May 10, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
“Tom Davies Square represents the
heart of the city, and we thought we’d try the
event there this year to really encourage the general
public to come out and take part in Sudbury Rocks!!!
either as participants, volunteers, or cheerleaders
along the course,” says Brent Walker, Race Co-Chair.
“It’s the same great event for a great cause
we’ve always had, but with a couple of new twists
Sudbury Rocks!!! Race, Run, Or Walk For
Diabetes was first held in 2006, and attracted 400 runners
and participants. Since then, it has grown to become
notheastern Ontario’s largest annual running event.
In eight years, over 13,000 participants and 3,000 volunteers
have taken part in the event.
Sudbury Rocks!!! Race, Run, Or Walk For
Diabetes features a 1 km children’s event, 5km
and 10 km races, a 5km celebrity challenge, a half marathon,
a marathon relay and a full marathon, which is an official
qualifying event for the Boston Marathon.
Funds raised by Sudbury Rocks!!! are used
by the Canadian Diabetes Association for diabetes education
and research in Greater Sudbury and northeastern Ontario.
Since 2006, the event has raised over $350,000.
“Diabetes has been described as
a health care epidemic in Canada, and Greater Sudbury
and northeastern Ontario have some of the highest rates
of diabetes in the country, “ says Chris Montgomery,
Mission Funding Coordinator, Canadian Diabetes Association,
Ontario East. “The proceeds from Sudbury Rocks!!!
stay in northeastern Ontario to raise awareness and
educate people on how to either avoid diabetes or manage
their condition. Sudbury Rocks!!! is more than just
a sporting and community event, it’s health care
It is estimated 9 million Canadians, including
15,000 people in Greater Sudbury, are living with diabetes
register for Sudbury Rocks, visit sudburyrocksmarathon.com
Upcoming Local Events
March 9, 2014
OUT BREAST CANCER
JOIN US FOR THE
7TH ANNUAL SNOWSHOE EVENT OF THE WINTER
|Sudbury – Are you
ready to stomp out breast cancer? Join us for an energetic
morning of snowshoeing and celebration. On March 9,
2014, Tubbs Snowshoes and the Canadian Breast Cancer
Foundation (CBCF) are hitting the trails for the seventh
consecutive year in Ontario.
“You may be a weekend warrior or a first-timer;
it doesn’t matter. That’s the beauty
of this event, all are welcome” says David
Blasak of Tubbs Snowshoes. “It’s an
incredible feeling to organize something that brings
friends and families close together for some good
old-fashioned winter fun, during one of the coldest
month of the year. Even better? To support a great
Since inception is 2008, the Tubbs Romp to Stomp
Snowshoe Series has supported CBCF by raising over
$200,000 to help fund innovative research, health
education and advocacy programs. The Tubbs Romp
to Stomp Snowshoe Series includes a: 3 km snowshoe
race, 3km / 5km snowshoes walk and Lil Romper Dash
(for the little ones and their families) which benefits
the CBCF. This fun-filled day is an opportunity
for Rompers of all ages to make some memories, enjoy
the fresh air, and enter to win some great prizes
– all with one goal in mind, and that is to
support the breast cancer community.
“I’d like to thank Tubbs Snowshoes
and all of the Rompers for supporting CBCF and helping
to carry out our vision of
creating a future without breast cancer,”
says Leigh Jasmine, Community Development Director
at CBCF. “This year, we are also honoured
to have breast cancer survivor, Hannah McEdwards
with us as one of our speakers. Her story and spirit
will light up the day, so break out your best pink
winter gear, this is an event not to be missed.”
Key highlights of the day:
-Free snowshoe demos provided by Tubbs Snowshoes
- ?Lil Romper Dash - perfect for families!
- ?Great prizes for top race finishers, top team
fundraiser, and top individual fundraisers (including
a chance to win a
7-day cruise for two if you raise over $1,000)
- ?Goodie bag provided to all registrants
- ?Lunch provided post event
When: NEW DATE: Sunday, March
Where: Rainbow Trail at Laurentian University, Sudbury
Register here: Tubbs
Romp to Stomp Ontario
For more information visit: http://tubbsromptostomp.com/
Reserve now by emailing email@example.com
with your name, email and phone number and number of
spots to reserve.
Follow the Romp to Stomp conversation online too:
March 3, 2014
Now here again
10km Running Clinic.
Starting Monday March 3, 2014 at 6:00pm
Location: Sudbury Running Room
Cedar Pointe Plaza
117-1984 Regent st
The SudburyRocks!!! and the Sudbury Running Room will
be hosting a 10k clinic designed to prepare you for
our 10k walk/runs on Sunday May 12, 2013. Rocks!! members
Sara McIlraith and Vince Perdue will once again be your
to sign up online. You can also call the Running
Room Sudbury store at 705-523-4664 or drop in and register
Running Room Sudbury
Cedar Pointe Plaza
117-1984 Regent St.
This training program is designed to prepare you
for a 10K event.
Whether you are new to 10K training
or have a time goal in mind, this program will get you
there. In this program you will be introduced to hill
training and steady runs to build your training schedule.
Each session starts with a 20 to 30
minute class followed by a group run. You will then
join your group for Run Club on Wednesday evenings and
Sunday mornings to complete your weekly training.
The full program is 10 weeks and includes 1 information
lecture per week including a training walk/run plus
training sessions on Wednesday at 6:00pm and Sunday
at 8:30am. Cost is $69.99 plus tax.
Spring clinics are begining this week,
our 10K clinic started last night and the group is
very excited to start training for the Sudbury Rocks!
10k race despite the less than ideal conditions outside.
There is still lots of time to sign up and join the
Don't forget about our 5k clinic that is also training
for the Sudbury Rocks race, they get going this thursday
night at 6pm. This clinic is great for beginners or
those who have been away from running and are looking
to get back into it.
We hope to see lots of you out on Sunday March 16th
for our annual St-Paddy's day 5K fun run, we will
again be doing an out and back on Loachs road at run
*Someone left a pair of lady's Sorel winter boots
(black size 10) in the back of our store during the
Hypothermic Half Marathon, they will be left to claim
until the end of next week but afterwards if unclaimed
will be donated.*
- SUDBURY STORE STAFF
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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