Hello Everyone,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                August 2, 2023        

     In this Issue:


  1. Beaton Classic Coming Soon so REGISTER NOW
  2. Kids Race Now Available in the Apex X Event
  3. Study: caffeine reduces pain perception and perceived exertion while running
  4. Photos This Week
  5. Upcoming Events: August 13 Beaton Classic, August 19 Apex, Sep 10 Ramsey Tour (ONLINE REGISTRATION OPEN)
  6. Running Room Run Club Update: 
  7. Track North and Laurentian XC News





  August 13, 2023

Beaton Classic Coming Soon so REGISTER NOW

Welcome to the 2023 Beaton Classic!! The Beaton is a quadrathlon comprised of a 1km swim, 24km cycle, 4km solo canoe paddle and a 7.5km trail run. The course can be completed in teams of 4, pairs or solo. Started in 1981, it is one of Canada's oldest multisport events. For returning participants, we hope to run as close to the usual course as conditions allow.

It's not too late to sign up. Do it now solo or with your favourite team!



Registration Open Now Here



  August 19, 2023




Apex X could not be more excited to introduce a kids race at this year’s event.

Kids between 6 and 12 years old can now join the Wolf Pup 1.5k race. Course will be similar to the adult race but only 1.5k and will have fewer obstacles.

Registration is only $20 for all the little pups wanting to challenge themselves on August 19th






Study: caffeine reduces pain perception and perceived exertion while running
Caffeine may improve performance by increasing the ability to tolerate discomfort


While you know your morning java helps you jump-start your day; you may even know that it’s a legal performance enhancer. But you may not know what the science behind that boost is–and whether it can carry over to race day. A new study published in Nutrients Journal evaluated the impact of caffeine on endurance running performance and prolonging time to exhaustion, and the results may have more of us reaching for an espresso before toeing the line.

The study
The athletic community all agree on the performance-enhancing benefits of caffeine, with World Athletics even recommending it as a performance enhancer. However, most of the evidence for this was established using laboratory-based studies on cyclists. Researchers set out to determine what impact caffeine had on endurance runners, conducting a meta-analysis of 21 separate randomized controlled studies.

The boost caffeine gives is called an ergogenic effect, meaning it elevates energy, performance and recovery. This review focused on time to exhaustion and time to complete a given distance, and researchers acknowledged that more research is needed on the impact of caffeine on women, since the available information heavily is based on male runners (only 7.5 per cent of participants were women). More than two-thirds of the athletes in the studies were recreational, with a third competing at a more advanced level.

The takeaway
Caffeine intake showed a meaningful ergogenic effect in increasing the time to exhaustion and improving performance in running time trials, leading researchers to conclude that caffeine has the potential to be used as an aid for endurance running events. Researchers observed that caffeine may “inhibit perceptual response during exercise” meaning participants had an increased ability to tolerate discomfort associated with fatigue while running.

While more evidence is needed to establish the best effective dose for runners, it’s safe to say caffeine as a performance-enhancing supplement for all running distances is here to stay.





Photos This Week

July 26 Rocks!! Apex Wednesday pm run

July 27 Rotary Park

July 27 Rotary Park

July 28 Fielding park

July 28 Fielding park

July 28 Kelly Lake

July 29 Rocks!! Saturday am run on Arlington trail

July 29 Lindsay On

July 29 Lindsay Scugog River

Fielding park

Fielding park

July 31 Bioski

Aug 1 Moonlight bridge pond

Aug 1 Moonlight bridge pond

Aug 1 Moonlight bridge pond

Aug 1 Finlandia

Aug 1 Finlandia










Upcoming Local Events


   Sunday September 10,2023


The Ramsey Tour

Manual Registration Form Here

Online at R.R. Here








Run Club Update




Store News


Good afternoon Sudbury Runners and Walkers,



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NOTE: There is a Wednesday pm group leaving the Apex Warrior gym On Loach's Rd. at 6pm








Track North and Laurentian XC News










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