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   Hello Everyone,                                                                                                                                                  October 1, 2015

In this Issue:


  1. Sheila Runs in Poland
  2. Laurentian X Country History Made at Western
  3. Upcoming Local Events - Run for the Cure THIS SUNDAY and Turkey Gobbler SOON
  4. Running Room Update -
  5. Track North News -



Sheila Runs in Poland

by Sheila Yaw-MacLean



Bieg Kobiet! A Run for Girls!

This past Saturday I ran a 5km race, the first 5km race in a few years. It wasn't a planned race; in fact I didn't know about it until Jerz and I stumbled across the setup on our Saturday morning run. Did I mention we are in Gdynia, Poland. Jerz's Dad turned 98 on September 18th and we came here to celebrate his milestone birthday. After reaching 90 years old every year should be considered a milestone.

We left the house Saturday morning, ran 2 1/2 km to the seaside and realized there was a ladies only 5km race starting at noon. We didn't have money with us but they allowed me to register and even gave me my race kit, including t-shirt with the promise to pay later. We ran another 3 km along the seaside and the 2 1/2 km back home to get the money. Jerz drove me back to the starting line and I ran the race. The course was flatter than flat but I'm still very happy with my time (27:19 official time, woohoo!) especially since we ran an 8km warmup prior to it. I haven't really raced in a few years, okay longer than that, so I didn't know how to pace myself. I finished extremely happy with a negative split and thought, darn I probably could have gone a wee bit faster. I should have remembered the advice from Vince so many years ago; if you can wave for a picture, you're not running fast enough. I could have waved the entire race. I finished 76/314 runners!



We run almost everyday while we are here. We have two favourite routes: A 6 km run by the Baltic seaside, 11 km if we run from home, or an 8 km run through the trails in the forest, basically out our front door. The route by the seaside is on a paved boulevard where anytime during the day and late into the evening people of all ages are walking, running, biking, roller blading or pushing baby strollers. Gdynia has a very active running community. Each Saturday a local run club sets up a free timed trial 5km run that you can join just by signing up on their website beforehand. The city promotes health, fitness and well being. On Sunday that same Boulevard hosted a Health Fair where numerous tents were set up to test fitness levels, blood sugar levels, osteoporosis, cholesterol levels and blood pressure just to name a few. They also had fun things for kids like climbing walls, bouncy castles and slides. This past August the city hosted an inaugural official Ironman event. It also hosts many other sporting and cultural events. If you are planning a trip to Europe I strongly recommend a visit to Poland. You can find marathons to run throughout the country and get a great history lesson for free. More Photos Here



Laurentian X Country History Made at Western

More photos at http://bit.ly/1PHF9cZ

The Laurentian Women's cross country running team made history on Saturday, placing second at the prestigious Western International race at the Thames Valley Golf Club in London - the first time the women's team has ever been on the podium at this race. The squad set a new team record of 78 points for this race - their previous best was 156 points. Their average 5 km time of 18:41 was a team record over any course. And Katie Wismer set a school record for her individual performance.

The women were led by Katie Wismer, who finished 7th in a time of 17:55. That time is a team record over any 5km course in the modern era.

Wismer was followed by Michelle Kennedy who finished 15th in 18:42; Marissa Lobert, 18th in 18:49, Samantha Edwards; 25th in 18:58, and rookie Jessie Nusselder, who finished 28th in 19:01 and was the third fastest rookie in the race. Rookie Nicole Hessels who was 38th in 19:15 and Maddy Bak, 45th in 19:35 acted as displacers. Laurentian's top-four runners all set personal bests on the course.

Laurentian Results - Women - 5k
7. Katie Wismer, 17:55
15. Michelle Kennedy, 18:42
18. Marissa Lobert, 18:49
25. Samantha Edwards, 18:58
28. Jessie Nusselder, 19:01
38 Nicole Hessels, 19:15
45. Maddy Bak, 19:35
48. Nicole Rich, 19:37
50. Meghan Crocker, 19:41
87. Lyndsay Greasley, 21:03
97. Marlisa Bevaart, 21:44
115. Lisa Schutt, 24.56

Team Results - Women
1. McMaster, 74 points
2. Laurentian, 78
3. Western, 89
4. McGill, 91
5. Toronto, 109
6. Windsor, 131
7. Queen's, 143
8. Waterloo, 203
9. Ryerson, 282
10. Laurier, 283
11. Nipissing, 333
12. York, 344

“The women had an exceptional race, with 4 women under 19 minutes and 8 under 20:00,” said assistant coach, Darren Jermyn. “And the men put themselves in the mix with Nipissing, Brock and Ryerson. They did a great job in their first varsity race.”

“We realize that Guelph wasn't at the women's race and Queen's and Toronto didn't field some of their top runners,” said head coach Dick Moss. “But the times we raced on this course were extremely fast, with one runner under 18 minutes, three under 19 minutes and five under 20 minutes. Our vets have shown excellent improvement over last year and our rookies are off to a great start.”

Men's Start

The Laurentian men's team finished 12th with a score of 344 and a team average time of 28:25 over the 8km course. They were led by Ewan Craig who finished 75th in 27:57. He was followed by Samuel Delage, 83rd in 28:18; Jacob Dupuis-Latour, 88th in 28:27; Gordie Chown, 90th in 28:30; and Luke Mackrell, 95th in 28:49. Wesley Killen, 101st in 29:02 and Mika Muinonen, 106th in 29:20 were displacers.

Laurentian Results - Men - 8km
75. Ewan Craig, 27:57
83. Sam Delage, 28:18
88. Jacob Dupuis-Latour, 28:27
90. Gordie Chown, 28:30
95. Luke Mackrell, 28:49
101. Wesley Killen, 29:02
106. Mika Muinonen, 29:20
117. Jordan Courchesne, 30:25

Team Results - Men
1. Windsor, 58
2. McMaster, 58
3. Western, 79
4. McGill, 83
5. Queens, 146
6. Toronto, 184
7. Waterloo, 193
8. Laurier, 210
9. York, 275
10. Western, 284
11. Nipissing, 343
12. Laurentian, 344
13. Brock, 365
14. Ryerson, 417





Upcoming Local Events


October 4, 2015

Sudbury Information Here

Cambrian College Sudbury, ON



October 12, 2015                                  

Don’t Miss an Opportunity to ‘Earn Your Bird’ this Thanksgiving at the 14th Annual Turkey Gobbler Trail Run

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Make sure you add the Turkey Gobbler Trail Run to your Thanksgiving plans. On Monday October 12th, you can ‘earn your bird’ by running the 3k or 8k trail distance. A 1k course is also planned for kids (parents/grandparents welcome to run alongside). This is a fun family-oriented event, with great snacks and amazing draw prizes.

Registration is available online at , or in person at the Running Room before October 10th, at the package pickup Sunday October 11 12-3pm, or race morning at the Walden Ski Chalet before 9:30am.


Monday October 12

Walden Cross Country Fitness Club (Naughton)

1k kids race at 9:45 am

3k and 8k trail race at 10 am

Great draw prizes, including a turkey!

2015 Sudbury Fitness Challenge winners will be announced at this event!

The Turkey Gobbler Trail Run is a fundraiser for our Walden Nordic Youth Ski Racers.

Contact Sara McIlraith or Neil Phipps for more information: beatonclassic@hotmail.ca

1km Map   3km Map   8km Map


Full Poster (PDF)


Online Registration             Manual Registration Form





Run Club Update



Store News

Good afternoon Sudbury,


The annual CIBC Run for the Cure is THIS SUNDAY

Each year, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure participants raise funds that help support groundbreaking breast cancer research, health education, and advocacy initiatives in Canada. On October 4, 2015, this event will connect volunteers and participants in over 60 communities across the country with the vision of creating a future without breast cancer. You can help too, by registering or donating at www.cibcrunforthecure.com today. We’re all in this together.


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


Dick Moss, Head Coach
Laurentian XC/Track Team
c/o Coach Moss <pedigest@cyberbeach.net>
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For information call me.
Vincent Perdue
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