Hello Everyone,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                September 27, 2023        

     In this Issue:


  1. October 1 Run for the Cure THIS SUNDAY
  2. Apex Warrior Trail Run Wrapup
  3. Laurentian cross-country runners ready to race
  4. Lindsay Richan and Family Run in New Malarctic Race
  5. Kris C. and the Billy Goat Gang
  6. Photos This Week
  7. Upcoming Events: October 8 Turkey Gobbler Trail Run
  8. Running Room Run Club Update: 
  9. Track North and Laurentian XC News





  October 1, 2023


Information (including new run maps)






Apex Trail Running Series (WARRIOR)

Sep 16, 2023

Apex Warrior
2023 WRAP UP
Apex Trail Race Series 2023

First and foremost, a heartfelt thank you to each and every one of you for making the APEX Trail Race Series 2023 a resounding success! We're thrilled to hear that everyone had a fantastic time, and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.

A special shoutout to our young champions who participated in the 2 km kids' race on September 17th. It was a joy to see the future of trail running in action!

As we wrap up this year, we're already buzzing with excitement for the next. And to keep the momentum going, we have some exciting news for you!

APEX Gym - Your Training Ground for Success!

Many of you might not know, but our gym is the training ground for several trail runners, including some of us who organize and participate in these races. Our training regimen is tailored to help athletes like you excel in events just like the APEX series.

Special Offer Just For You!

As a token of our appreciation and to introduce you to the world of specialized training, we're offering all our trail race participants a FREE 2-week membership at APEX Gym.

Come join our classes, meet fellow runners, and experience firsthand how we train to conquer those trails!

Once again, thank you for being a part of the APEX Trail Race Series. We can't wait to see you at the gym and on the trails next year!

Warm regards,


All Photos Here







Laurentian cross-country runners ready to race
Randy Pascal

For a cross-country runner, there might be no better feeling in the world than starting off a brand new season with a really fast time.

Based on several of the smiling faces spotted at the 2023 Ramsey Tour last Sunday at Laurentian University, there was many a happy (and quick) runner in the crowd.

"I was excited to see what could happen today," said Haileybury native and 5th year L.U. student-athlete Cameron Date, finishing behind only Eric Leishman (16:02), Brodie Pennie (16:07) and Ethan Aarts (Nipissing - 16:38) with a time of 16:40.

"I didn't really know where I was at, hadn't really run a solid race in a couple of years. My number one goal was to run a PB, which I did - which was nice."

A graduate of the Sports Administration program at Laurentian, Date is taking some extra courses in now targetting his CPA (Chartered Professional Accountant) designation - and taking advantage of the extra year of schooling to continue his progress in a sport in which he was a little late to the party.

"I was pretty mediocre in high-school, I would say," he suggested with a smile. "I was middle of the pack and alright for my region - but I really didn't start training seriously until grade 12. Darren (L.U. XC coach Darren Jermyn) was kind enough to let me train with him in first year."

Like many a runner, however, Date quickly took notice that there actually is a point of taking it to excess.

"I got really excited in first year and ran for two months straight - and then didn't run again for six months," he laughed. "For me, I really had to find a healthy balance, not putting too much in and just training consistently."

For Lo-Ellen Park graduate Kristen Mrozewski (the top finishing women with a time of 18:43 - 6th best all-time by an L.U. female at this event), the fact that her running pursuits are no longer mixed in with competitive hockey training has definitely helped the third year Nursing student take it to the next level.

"I think just focusing on running instead of having my focus in different areas is really helping me," said the 20 year-old multi-sport talent. "It was a matter of figuring out what works for me: needing a rest day every week; having an easy day before a race."

"And I am coming off a pretty strong indoor and outdoor track season which I think boosted my confidence a little bit."

In fact, while she posted a very nice time over the five kilometre distance, she is far more looking forward to seeing exactly what the indoor season holds in store and she can go pretty much all-out for one thousand metres.

"I am more focused on the track season, to have a really fast track season and get closer to the U Sports standards," she said. "I am using the cross-county season tostay fit, get in the racing mode and get used to getting faster."

Rounding out the 5km top ten and top five women were:

Noah Sullivan - Nipissing - 16:58
Sam Rice - Lo-Ellen Park - 17:12
Nicholas Lambert - Triathlete - 17:18
Patrick Leroux - Laurentian - 17:20
Alex Fishbein-Ouimette - Track North - 17:30
Noah Cornish - Nipissing - 17:42

Top Five Women
Kristen Mrozewski - Laurentian - 18:43
Megan Crocker - Track North - 19:03
Angela Mozzon - Laurentian - 19:37
Meredith Kusnierczyk - Laurentian - 20:18
Donna Mae Robins - Unattached - 20:26

Top Five Men - Half-Marathon
Dan Whalen - 1:25:00
Kris Cacciotti - 1:37:26
Steven Gonder - 1:38:13
Marc Cayen - 1:39:51
Brent Walker - 1:40:56

Top Five Women - Half-Marathon
Michelle Bryson - 1:44:46
Ramona Benoit - 1:57:22
Tricia Goeldner - 1:57:48
Ashley Hayes - 1:58:10
Jessica Shea - 2:04:20






Lindsay Richan and Family Run in New Malarctic Race




What a Sunday Funday! 10k for mom, 1st ever 5k for dad, 1k for Eva and 500m for Levi.
Levi ate ALL morning like he was running a marathon and then insisted on being carried for the entire 500m .

Eva powered through the 1k even though she started off a little too fast.

Even though the course was short of 5K, Bobby would have set a nice <30min PB.
I lucked out with good sleep and felt good (not the story for the past 4 days) and ready to go. I still had a bit in the tank to give, but I am very happy with my 2nd Place Female finish (6th overall)

It’s a new race this year in the region (500m, 1k, 2.5k, 5k, 10k and 1/2 marathon all on small gravel and/or gravel trail). They got over 500participants for the first year - pretty good

All Results Here




Kris C. and the Billy Goat Gang




Tonight, Tuesday Sep 19 the Billy Goat Gang conquered Moxam's Landing! Several of you recommended it, so we listened, and this hill did not disappoint. If anyone has any monster hill recommendations, let me know.

Lots of new Billy Goats joined the herd today - Marc Cayen, Flory Kita Bell, Kerry Lamarche - and they all crushed it!

Next week, our eyes are set on the Big Kahuna - Adanac. If you want to conquer some hills, holler at ya boy!


Don't forget Raft Lake Rd on the way to Crowley. It will not disappoint -or- maybe it will.






Photos This Week

Sep 20 Rocks!! Apex Wednesday pm run

Sep 23 Rocks!! Saturday am run

Spirit Island on Maligne Lake

Bull Elk in Jasper


Athabaska River in Jasper

Above the snow line

Bow Lake on the Icefields Parkway

Lake Louise

Lake Minnewanka in Banff

3 Sisters in Canmore

Canmore Reservoir

Sep 25 Back home at Bioski

Sep 26 Moonlight trail

Sep 26 Thomas M. going for a dip in Perch Lake

Sep 26 Bioski pond

Sep 27 Lake Laurentian

Sep 27 Moonlight Bridge

Sep 27 Moonlight beach













Upcoming Local Events




  Oct 8, 2023

2023 SFC Turkey Gobbler
Walden Cross Country


Email: BeatonClassic@hotmail.ca

2023 Turkey Gobbler Trail Run



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Run Club Update




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