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   Hello Everyone,                                                                                                                                                       March 26, 2015

In this Issue:


  1. Run Ryan Run
  2. Around the Bay 30k Road Race This Sunday
  3. Upcoming Local Events - 1 - April 12 Terry Fox Marathon of Hope Celebration   2 - May 10, 2015 SudburyRocks!!! Race, Run or Walk for Diabetes
  4. Running Room Update -
  5. Track North News -



Eastlink's Ryan Manahan Goes for Gold

Run Ryan Run

Follow Eastlink Magazine's Ryan Manahan trials and tribulations on the way to the Sudbury Rocks Celebrity 5k. And he's going for gold.

The year was 2008 when Eastlink last raised the trophy in victory. Randy Pascall crossed the line ahead of all challengers in our first running of the event. The hotly contested race has eluded him and Eastlink since. "Not this year", states Ryan Manahan. He's training hard, he's running hard, he's even cut out the poutine and he's going for nothing but the gold. Take a look at his video below and follow his ongoing training at http://ryanmanahan.tumblr.com/

Past Celebrity Challenge Winners
2008 Randy Pascal Eastlink Sports 23:40
2009 Rachel Punch Sudbury Star 28:00
2010 Michael Vlasveld KICX 91.7 25:01
2011 Jason Miller SNAP 21:41
2012 Jeff Harrington CTV 21:03 (Record)
2013 Jason Turnbull CBC 26:06
2014 Sean Grech CVT 24:22




Around the Bay 30k Road Race

Sunday March 29, 2015

Many northerners will be making the annual trek on Sunday to Hamilton where they will participate in the oldest and arguably the best distance race in Ontario. Falling in early spring this is the first test of winter's training programs. The race is used by some as a stepping stone to marathons yet to be contested later in the season. For others it's the biggy in itself. A few will be going for gold or silver rmedals. The rest of us will be delighted by the experience and the standard finishing medal. Next week we'll list the northern runners in both the 30k and 5k events. Good luck to all!

The course has some great standout points that keep people coming back. Here are a few highlights you will encounter at the Around the Bay

1 - The Start Line - You are surrounded by thousands of runners, excited by the crush of people, the energy. But it is also a very personal, retrospective moment: You are thinking about the challenge ahead, but also reflecting on the months of preparation, training and sacrifice, all the lonely miles on the road that got you here.

2 - Tin Pan Alley Km 12/15 - Along Beach Boulevard, residents bang pots and pans and cheer you on. At this stage of the race, you have as much of the race behind you as you do ahead of you and the cheering on the long straight-a-way helps you keep the pace. And it helps you cross the significant divide between more-than-half-to-go and more-than-half-done.

3 - We Will Rock You Km 25 - You’ve just handled the rolling hills of North Shore Boulevard and you know the big hill is just around the corner. You have to muster your resources for the challenge to come.Thump-thump-clap. Thump-thump-clap. Over and over, the anthemic Queen song plays on a continuous loop and that song is your encouragement as you prepare to head down into the valley before Valley Inn Road. Stan Wakeman is a regular Bay race fan and he is the one blasting the tune. Race lore says giving Wakeman, a dwarf, a high five is good luck.( Due to construction the HILL will not be in the race this year. I hope and expect to see Stan on the high bridge near the 25k mark).

4 - When the Hill is in Service the Grim Reaper Awaits Km 27ish - You’re suffering, suffering. You’ve just run (walked? shuffled? limped?) your way up the gruelling 500-metre-long and steep grade of the Valley Inn Road hill and now you must decide: Do you have what it takes to carry on running, or will you walk and be defeated in your goals? At the top are two Grim Reapers with signs inviting you to give up and enter the cemetery across the road. It’s where you have to dig very deep to find your answer.

5 - The Finish - The end is in sight for almost four kilometres as you approach along York Road. But the truly special moment is your entry into the arena itself. It’s celebrity, big-league treatment: You enter to fans in the stands cheering you on. In front of you as you approach the finish line, your picture is larger-than-life on the big scoreboard and your name being called out by the announcer. It’s special.

An excerpt from the event website: Hamilton's Around the Bay Road Race is the oldest on the continent, first run in 1894, three years before the Boston Marathon. Rich in tradition, it has been won by the best from around the world, including Boston Marathon winners and Olympic gold medallists. It's a continuing tradition for many to run this challenging course around Hamilton's natural harbour! The race gets bigger this year. 30k Road Race — 9,000 participants (please note one start for the 30k only — 9:30am — 4.5 hour time limit) 5k — 2,500 participants 3-person Relay teams — 250 teams 2-person Relay teams — 250 teams. Once again Around the Bay is part of the Ontario Masters Athletics 2015 Road Race Series and will host the 30k Championship.





Upcoming Local Events

  April 12, 2015


On April 12th, 35 years ago, Terry Fox started his iconic cross-Country run. Join us this year to kick off the celebration and fundraising for the 2015 Terry Fox Run. Run or walk from 1K to 10K or more, every kilometer counts as we tally up the total distance travelled.

Terry's wish was that we all come together as a nation to help keep his dream alive. Your participation in this very special event will help us do just that.

Date: Sunday, April 12th, 2015
Time: 8:30 am
Location: Running Room - All store locations




   May 10, 2015

1k Kids, 5k, 10k, 1/2 Marathon, Marathon and Relay




Run Club Update



Store News

Join us Sunday April 12th at 8:30 for a very special run club as we join the Terry Fox Marathon of Hope Celebration, you can confirm you participation at runningroom.com and from there will be a link to terryfox.org where you can donate or start a fundraising page.


Join us for FREE Practice Club

We have FREE run club Wednesday nights at 6pm and Sunday mornings at 8:30am.



Track North News - by Dick Moss


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