February 4, 2016
In this Issue:
- Sofie's Loppet
- Upcoming Local Events - Walden
Under the Lights Series, Hypo Half (SOLD OUT) and Free Group
- Running Room Update -
- Track North News -
York Open Indoor Track Meet
York University, January 30, 2016
The Annual Sudbury Fitness Challenge
Kicked Off with the Sofie Manarin Nickel Loppet
by Sara McIlraith
The Sofie Loppet has seen its share of weather challenges
over the past 15 years. From ridiculously cold temperatures
to blowing snow to warm conditions. Last year, the races
had to be shortened because of extreme cold and strong
winds blowing snow that made it impossible to keep the
tracks groomed. This year kept up the weather tradition,
although we traded the cold and wind for above freezing
temps and RAIN.
Neil and I arrived 2 ½ hours early, desperate
to find the magic combination of wax. Classic skiing and
rain really don’t work well together. The snow loses
its crystal structure, and the skis have nothing to grip
against. After testing a few wax options against quickly
changing snow, we broke out the dreaded ‘klister’,
and gooped up the skis with the super sticky wax. Applying
klister is an art form, and getting the wax too thick
or thin will mean skis with no grip or skis that collect
a thick layer of snow underfoot.
The stress could be felt by all skiers as they desperately
tried to find grip. Everyone looking enviously at the
skiers who had waxless skis to race on. I gave my waxless
skis to Kate, hoping that it would pay back a bit of the
debt I owe her from the Beaton.
Despite the weather, 80 enthusiastic skiers lined up
on the start grid, hoping their wax would hold up. After
raising a pole in honour of Sofie, the start gun went
off, and we double poled our way onto the trails. I had
convinced Neil to ski the long race this year, his longest
ski race ever. He excelled at the long distance, finished
second behind Kerry Abols. I think it helped having Vince
on the course giving him regular updates on how far back
I was from him. I was gaining ground over the second lap,
but when Vince warned him that I was closing the gap,
he pushed hard the last lap and gained time on me. I love
the longer distance races. The distance gives me time
to strategize and work on staying strong. I set mini goals
for myself when I race, staying in the track on the down
hills, running up the hills rather than herringboning,
being more powerful double poling.
While the weather challenged us, it didn’t seem
to dampen the spirits of anyone. It also helped that the
trails were perfectly groomed. A huge thank you goes out
to the Laurentian groomers. On tricky weather days, grooming
is even more important than good wax.
Congratulations to all those who pushed the limits of
their comfort zones. Many Fitness Challenge participants
took the ‘challenge’ to heart at the Sofie,
skiing distances they’ve never tackled before. I
hope that you continue to challenge yourself over the
other Fitness Challenge events this year. Next up, the
Sudbury Rocks!! Race.
Results Here at Zone 4: http://zone4.ca/results.asp?ID=7915&cat=all
The Sofie Manarin Nickel Loppet,
the first event in the Sudbury Fitness Challenge, took
place at the Laurentian Ski Trails on Sunday..
The Nickel Loppet was introduced in 1983 by Terry McKinty,
grandson of Bill Beaton, the former mayor of Sudbury.
In the past, five Canadian Champions have taken part
in the Nickel Loppet, including the late Sofie Manarin.
The Nickel Loppet is now named after Manarin, who lost
her life in a bike accident in 2001.
"The Laurentian Nordic Ski Club remembers Sofie
as a Jackrabbit skier and later a champion. She was a
fireball ... a dedicated athlete who was headed for the
Olympics," said Perry Sakki, Laurentian Nordic Ski
Upcoming Local Events
Sunday Feb 21st 1:00PM Adults 3:00PM Family
Wednesday Feb 24th 6:30pm Adults (headlamp is recommended)
Wednesday March 2nd 6:30pm Adults (headlamp is recommended)
Sunday March 6th 1:00PM Adults 3:00PM Family
Good evening everyone,
Here's to hoping that everyone is having a good mild
winter so far and getting in a lot of running and
cross country skiing.
Also if anyone doesn't know yet the Hypo Half Marathon
that is taking place on February 21st has officially
sold out sorry to be the bearer of bad news for those
of you that have not signed up yet.
The next set of clinics are having great luck with
mild weather the past week, Ryan Marsaw is coaching
his Half Marathon and Marathon groups to a great start
of there training the clinic day has been switched
to Tuesday evenings at 6pm just so everyone knows.
Also if anyone is interested or knows of anyone that
is interested the Running Room in Sudbury is looking
for a part-time employee to work a couple shifts a
week, if your interested please drop off a resume
at the Sudbury running room or forward your resume
to firstname.lastname@example.org thank you very much.
Enjoy your week and keep warm.
Your Sudbury Running Room Team,
Eric, Ania, Veronica, Bernadette
Join us for FREE Practice Club
We have FREE run club Wednesday nights
at 6pm and Sunday mornings at 8:30am.
North News - by Dick
York Open Indoor Track
York University, January 30, 2016
strong showing for LU track team
January 30, 2016
The Laurentian indoor track team competed
at the York Open indoor track meet this weekend, returning
with two medals, four OUA qualifying standards, one
school record and 10 personal best performances.
The team was particularly strong in
the women’s 1500m, where they placed three runners
in the top five, including 1st and 3rd place finishes
from Katie Wismer and Marissa Lobert. who ran times
of 4:41.92 and 4:43.75.
Danielle Roy, Natasha Mayer and Eric
Papineau qualified for the OUA Championships in the
60m with times of 8.12 and 8.16 and 7.30, while Marissa
Lobert’s 1500m time also met the OUA standard.
Roy, Mayer, Lobert, Jennie Philipow,
Megan Crocker, Colt Meyer, Gordie Chown and Kelsey Lefebvre
set personal bests in their events.
1. Katie Wismer, 4:41.92
3. Marissa Lobert, 4:43.75 (PB
- OUA Standard)
5. Jessie Nusselder, 4:51.24
10. Maddy Bak, 5:03.84
12. Megan Crocker, 5:05.21 (PB)
14. Danielle Roy, 8.12 (Personal Best - OUA Standard)
12. Natasha Mayer, 8.16 (PB - OUA Standard)
42. Jennifer Drane, 8.53 (exh)
44. Jennie Philipow, 8.57 (PB - exh)
16. Natasha Mayer, 42.27
23. Zvia Mazal, 42.89
24. Kirsten Crowe, 42.90
34. Jennifer Drane, 45.17 (exh)
10. Nicole Rich, 1:45.64
8. Nicole Rich, 3:09.06
9. Samantha Edwards, 3:09.66
11. Megan Crocker, 3:12.07
13. Lyndsay Greasley, 11:24.24
17. Kelsey Lefebvre, 12:18.44 (PB)
Women's 4 x 200m
7. Laurentian A Team, 1:48.16 (School Record)
(Danielle Roy, Kirsten Crowe, Zvia Mazal, Natasha Mayer)
30. Eric Papineau, 7.30 (PB - OUA Standard)
53. Rashid Dia Hantchi 7.85 (exh)
47. Rashid Dia Hantchi, 40.04 (exh)
23. Colt Meyer, 1:33.74 (PB)
23. Luke Mackrell, 2:49.03
15. Gordie Chown, 4:16.58 (PB)
Track North & Alumni
Women's 60m Hurdles
1. Serena San Cartier, 8.67 (8.79 Heats)
4. Emma Tallman, 2:59.38
6. Serena San Cartier, 41.06
Dick Moss, Head Coach
Laurentian XC/Track Team
c/o Coach Moss <email@example.com>
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