Hello Everyone,                                                                                                                                                                                                    September 22, 2022        

     In this Issue:


  1. Apex Trail Race
  2. Newcomers and returnees all part of the mix at the 2022 Ramsey Tour
  3. Sara McIlraith at Barrelman Niagara
  4. Photos This Week
  5. Upcoming Events: October 9 Sudbury Fitness Challenge Turkey Gobbler
  6. Running Room Run Club Update: 
  7. Track North and Laurentian XC News





  Sep 18

Apex Warrior Trail Race


Trail running is all about community and enjoying the trails together. You help bring everyone to experience something special.

That's a wrap for this year. We hope you are excited about next year. We have some fun things in the works.



50km start line participants

All Photos Here

Results Here

Head to www.apexwarrior.ca for registration and more info.
Start running, it’s time to race!







Newcomers and returnees all part of the mix at the 2022 Ramsey Tour
Randy Pascal

Pascale Gendron

Pascale Gendron apparently made the most of her time away from OUA cross-country competition.

The 22 year old fifth year Laurentian University student appeared in her first race as a Voyageurs since 2019, participating in the Ramsey Tour last weekend and proceeded to break a 19 year-old team record that was established by a former all-Canadian athlete at L.U.

Finishing first in the 5km distance with a time of 18:01, Gendron was more than 90 seconds ahead of the second place woman (teammate Kristen Mrozewski - 19:35), bettering the mark that was set in 2003 by Collège Notre-Dame graduate Leila Angrand.

"I'm super happy to be back," said Gendron, who continued to train with Toronto West Athletics and coach Gary Westgate while she studied from home the past few years. "I am coming off a really great track season."

That said, she also recognizes the inherent challenges that each venue presents, suggesting that her favourite distance on the oval is also a 5000 metre race. "Cross-country and track are both hard, but they're hard in different ways," explained Gendron.

"Cross-country is hard physically with the constant change of terrain but track is so much more mental. It's so redundant."

Battling the self-imposed pressure that comes with the ability to perform at a very high level, Gendron appreciated the fact that these feelings were offset, to a great extent last Sunday, by an appreciation for all that comes with being part of a varsity sports team.


"Just to be back in the team atmosphere and racing and having everybody around; it's such a great support system," she said.

If Gendron grabbed the spotlight for the L.U. women's team, the same could be said about incoming freshman and Halton Hills native Seamus Doherty.

Not only did the 18 year old first year student in Sports Administration finish second only to local speedster and former Cambrian College standout Eric Leishman, but Doherty also registered the second fastest time for a Voyageur rookie in the race since the program was reintroduced bac in 2015.

While it wasn't an absolutely perfect summer of preparation, Doherty was pleased with the fact that there was far more good than bad as he looks to his first fall season of OUA racing.

"I felt pretty good," said Doherty. "I was running upwards of 85 km/week coming into August but then had a little knee issue - but it kind of disappeared."

"I'm just trying to get a feel for the first year of university - it's a little stressful. Hopefully I will have some personal bests and compete at the highest level."

Doherty (16:53) finished exactly one minute back of Leishman, but was 11 seconds faster than third place finisher Ethan Aarts from the Nipissing Lakers. As a grade 10 student at Christ the King Seconday School, Doherty participated at the 2019 OFSAA cross-country race hosted at Kivi Park only to lose a shoe in the first 100 metres and still battle his way to a mid-pack placement.

This time around, he was sure to learn all that he could about the course that the race would cover last weekend.

"We had a practice Friday night on the course so I kind of got a breakdown on how the first three kms go and the last two kms, which are uphill," said Doherty.

Following are top finishers for both the 5 km event at the tradition that is the Ramsey Tour, but also the half-marathon:

5 km - Men's Division
1st - Eric Leishman - 15:53
2nd - Seamus Doherty - 16:53
3rd - Ethan Aarts - 17:04
4th - Sam Rice - 17:14
5th - Owen Dobson - 17:29
6th - Tyler Rowles - 17:41
7th - Brodie Pennie - 17:42
8th - Noah Sullivan - 17:53
9th - Nicholas Lambert - 17:59
10th - Cameron Heinz - 18:09
11th - Patrick Leroux - 18:10
12th - Brandon Radey - 18:11
13th - Liam Lacroix - 18:17
14th - Travis Annett - 18:27
15th - Kaeden Ward - 18:34

5 km - Women's Division
1st - Pascale Gendron - 18:01
2nd - Kristen Mrozewski - 19:35
3rd - Emmy Passi - 19:37
4th - Maren Kasunich - 19:44
5th - Angela Mozzon - 20:10

Mixed Half Marathon
1st - Ryan Marsaw - 1:37:37
2nd - Lindsay Moreau-Verlaan - 1:37:49
3rd - Nicholas Wolynsky - 1:39:46
4th - Marc Cayen - 1:42:56
5th - Helen Francis - 1:46:56
6th - Steven Gonder - 1:47:19
7th - Matt Pentney - 1:47:36
8th - Daniel Proulx - 1:55:06
9th - Jean-Luc Larouche - 1:55:30
10th - Konrad Wiltmann - 2:05:18






Sara McIlraith at Barrelman Niagara



I signed up 3 years ago for my third Barrelman Half Ironman. Not satisfied with the previous 2, I really wanted a better race. COVID hit, no road tris, so I decided to try something new. I switched focus from road tris to off road tris, and fell in love with the mtb. Barrelman was back this year, and having a registration paid for, I made the decision 5 weeks ago to switch gears and head back on the road bike to see what I could do.
I was feeling good heading into it, with lots of long rides, and long brick runs every Sunday all summer. I was hopeful my curse with the run course would be over.
I had a great swim, 35 mins for 2k. Felt amazing on the bike, big PB for me at almost 32k/hr. I headed out of the run, feeling pretty strong. Kept it well within my comfort zone, but then at 5k I started cramping up. My hamstring, quad and side completely overtook my body. I had to resort to walk/run. Definitely hugely disappointing. It was very hot and humid, as has been the case everytime I race this one. I need to reflect on this, and get some good advice on how to do better. Fueling is not my strong suit, maybe salt pills?
Few tears shed, but sometimes these not optimal races are opportunities to improve things.
I did have a course PB, and narrowly missed making the podium, did run sub 2 hours. Next time?
Huge thank you to Neil for always supporting me, the endless bike maintenance and keeping me going on the run. Sara

566 Sara Mcilraith F50-54 182 36 4 00:35:33 02:47:45 01:55:18 05:23:22.0

All Results




Photos This Week

Sep 14 Rocks!! and Warriors Wednesday pm run

Sep 15 Nepahwin Lake

Sep 16 Bioski

Sep 16 Bioski

Sep 17 Rocks!! Saturday am run

Sep 20 Marcolini Family at the Terry Fox run

Sep 20 Moonlight beach

Sep 20 Moonligght duck trail

Sep 20 Finlandia

Sep 20 Finlandia

Sep 20 Finlandia













Upcoming Local Events



Turkey Gobbler 2022
Walden Cross Country Fitness Club

Welcome to this year's Turkey Gobbler Trail Race. This year we will be offering a 1km, a 3.5km and an 8km in-person event. While we do still highly encourage social distancing there are not currently any restrictions in this regard. We have discovered over the last couple of years that in addition to safe guarding our health, the wave format resolved a number of other logistic issues for the event so we are sticking with a version of it. Start times will be as follows:

Wave 1 (8km) 9:00am
Wave 2 (Kids 1km) 10:30am
Wave 3 (3.5km) 11:00am

We will be doing mass starts within each of the waves unless the Health Unit recommends otherwise between now and then. We do encourage all participants to be double vaccinated and double boosted but it is not a requirement to attend this event.
T-shirts will be limited and sizing/availability will be based on a first come sign up basis. If you wait too long then you may not get your size of choice or you could possibly end up with a previous year's shirt. Please note that we WILL be putting on a kid's 1km this year. The kids race entry does not include a t-shirt but the shirts can be purchased extra on the registration site.
The online registration on the Running Room site is OPEN.

Please pay attention to the Wave descriptions when you sign up as they are designated by distance this year.
This event is a fundraiser for the Walden Nordic Racer ski team. 100% of the profits will be going to this youth racing program.
You can e-mail us at beatonclassic@hotmail.ca if you have any questions. Volunteers are welcome and encouraged.







Run Club Update




Store News


Good afternoon Sudbury Runners and Walkers,


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

Cancelled until Further Notice

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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