Hello Everyone,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                August 9, 2023        

     In this Issue:


  1. Beaton Classic THIS SUNDAY
  2. Kids Race Now Available in the Apex X Event NEXT SATURDAY August 19
  3. Besties At It Again – Deep River Triathlon
  4. Rocks!! hike to Topaz Lake in Killarney Park
  5. Photos This Week
  6. Upcoming Events: August 13 Beaton Classic, August 19 Apex, Sep 10 Ramsey Tour (ONLINE REGISTRATION OPEN)
  7. Running Room Run Club Update: 
  8. Track North and Laurentian XC News





  August 13, 2023



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 (closes Friday August 11 at 11:59pm)

(No last minute registration for the adult events)

Package pick up is from 12-3 at the RR. on Saturday August 12


Kids can sign up at the same RR link as the adults, but they can also sign up manually at the package pick up on Saturday or at the race site on Sunday morning.

Good racing ALL!






  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






Besties At It Again – Deep River Triathlon

Liz and Brittany

Last year I lost my training partner to ‘greener’ pastures. She moved south, leaving me to pour my heart out on the trails to a dog who is more interested in sniffing things than listening. Our venting is now done through bedtime texts and virtual hugs. We’ve adapted to virtual friendship, but virtually connected race days are just not the same. I miss the big bear hugs after we cross the finish line, the reassurance at the start line.

Time to remedy this situation! This weekend Liz and I rejoined forces in person for a race in her hometown of Deep River. Liz and I raced the Deep River Triathlon together 11 years ago. A lifetime has passed since then. So many experiences we have shared together, and we both feel fortunate to be healthy and fit and race ready a decade later.

The Deep River Tri is a well-organized friendly race. I highly recommend it. The swim is in the Ottawa River, so be prepared for some current and turbulence. The bike is a multi-lap course through town and includes a fun twisty downhill (road bike > TT bike). The run is a gradual climb over the first half, and one steep climb in the last km. It is a fun course and lots of people on course cheering.

Liz and I both had great races, felt strong and in control throughout. I was in a tight race on the bike, just like the XTERRA, with 3 of us coming out of the bike transition to the run together. I felt strong heading out onto the run, stayed patient the first km, eventually taking the lead and maintaining it to the finish line. Liz also came off the bike feeling strong and ran a tri PB pace!

The best part of the day was the big bear hug at the finish line! So glad we got to race together again!

What’s next on our bestie race calendar Liz?

Sara M.




After an 11 year hiatus, I returned to the Deep River triathlon for another crack at it. It’s as hard as I remembered but Brittany Saurette was by my side throughout the process. Thanks to High Performance Pembroke for the excellent support, highly recommend Tony Biernacki for athletes of all levels who want to race their best.
So grateful to my dear friend Sara McIlraith who made the trek to repeat our tri experience from 2012. Look at how young we were 11 years ago, time flies!

Liz P.




Besties Elizabeth and Sara

2012 on left and 2023 on right







Rocks!! hike to Topaz Lake in Killarney Park

Photos by Ania D. and Vince P.

From George to Topaz Lake with this great crew! So proud of my girls to complete this 22km hike without complaining (one had to be bribed) Fish & chips to conclude, of course! Ania D.

Aug 6 Rocks!! Hike to Topaz Lake

Aug 6 onroute

Aug 6 enroute


Acid lake enroute

Topaz Lake



Topaz Lake

Topaz Lake

Return trip






Photos This Week

Aug 2 Wednesday pm Rocks!! Apex run

Aug 2 Arlington trail

Aug 3 Moonlight beach

Aug 3 Bioski

Aug 3 Moonlight

Aug 4 Minnow Lake

Aug 4 Finlandia

Aug 5 Rocks!! Saturday am run

Aug 8 Laurentian loop

Aug 8 Bennett Lake

Aug 9 Finlandia

Aug 9 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,



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










For information call me.
Vincent Perdue

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