Mekita got off the couch & started running in 2010.
She's raced multiple marathons and has a 3:05 PB, with 1:27 in the half. Her favorite races are Rotterdam Marathon & Edmonton Half, and she's also proud of a 3rd place finish in Hamilton Marathon, 2018. Although a roadie at heart some of her best memories are on trail, with multiple 50k's (Blackfoot, Squamish), 6 x Sinister 7 relays, once as a team of 2.
Having worked globally as a Chemical Engineer in the Manufacturing industry for many years, she's excited about this new lifestyle and continuing The Fast Trax Way - providing a superb customer experience, inspiring & being inspired, educating & being educated, and connecting with the local AB community.
As a national XC ski SIlver medalist, 2:34 marathoner, multiple Death Race winner & many other achievements, Jack inspires the rest of us to Impress Ourselves.
What he's given back to the junior & adult sports through coaching, race support & charity is remarkable. Having built Fast Trax into the specialist store with expert knowledge that it has become,
Jack is stepping back to pursue other opportunities but will continue to help out & represent Fast Trax with the same passion & grit as he is known for.
Always active, Simon applied himself to running in later life, going on to represent Fast Trax on the local race scene. Having really enjoyed running with the Run Club crew in the early years now as a coach he hopes he can offer some of the education & inspiration that he found there.
On the road he has PB's of 2:35/1:13 in the full/half & owns a masters 3rd place at the Chicago marathon as well as a Canadian National Masters half marathon title. On the trail he's won the Blackfoot 50k twice as well as multiple Sinister 7/CDR relays.
Having skied recreationally Simon harbors hopes of racing - perhaps a loppet or 2 are on the horizon...
When not running, Simon is a Project Manager, working in various engineering roles within Canada & overseas. He's is also into photography & if he sees you racing, he'll shoot you!
Don has been running forever...well, a long time. He completed his first half marathon at age 16 in Montreal in 1:31.
At school he competed in xc & track, a lifelong passion developed. Don's first marathon happened in Edmonton with no formal training. He then signed up for a 4 month marathon clinic that evolved into a lifetime of marathons...43 and counting, with a 3:17 PR. Don has also completed 36 ultramarathons including several 100 milers. And 2 Ironman's.
Don's all time favorite moment in running was pacing his wife Louise to a Boston Qualifier.
Team Member & Run Club Leader
A passionate educator and runner, Merissa has raced over 20 marathons, including Boston and Chicago multiple times, and Berlin in 2019. What she likes the most about marathon training is to be able to work towards meaningful goals, and connect with the beautiful city of Edmonton and its community. As the Run Club Leader, she hopes to impart her knowledge about goal setting, perseverance, determination and resilience.
As a teacher and a running coach, Merissa tries to model for her students a life that is balanced and shaped by daily physical activity.
Team Member & Ski / Wax Specialist
By day a teacher, by weekend a run & ski expert! Come to the store on Saturdays to meet Brad where he'll hook you up with gear. Brad is in the know on all things techie...
Team Member & Ski / Wax Specialist
Patrick is really into fast skis and helping people to have fun on snow.
As a wax technician with the US Ski Team since 2012, Patrick has attended many world cups, 3 World Championships, and the 2018 Olympic WInter Games.
You can also find Patrick training and testing skis and wax on trails all over Alberta as well as on the Alberta Cup and Alberta Loppet circuits.
Away from snow Patrick is an audit partner at a national accounting firm. He also enjoys water skiing and the pursuit of the perfect home espresso.
Paul Moore, the taller of the Moore brothers, has been a Fast Trax team member sine 14 years of age. That was when Harvey, one of the original owners called to congratulate him on qualifying for the Alberta Winter Games and to offer a sponsorship deal consisting of a free tuque.
Since then Paul has continued to train and race around Alberta and Canada. He's crossed the finish line first at Canadian Masters Nationals, the 55km Canadaian Birkie and has been the Alberta Cup Aggregate Champion.
Paul has also worked as a wax tech with the Australian cross-country ski team at world cups, 2 world championships, and the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. And more recently he has made fast skis with the Biathlon Canada World Cup team.
When he's not thinking about skiing, which is not a lot, Paul also works as the executive producer of news at CBC Edmonton.
Boss (the real one)
World traveller & running expert. 1k best of 90 secs (rabbits were involved). 5k best of 17:04 (while dragging a human tire on a beach). 2X winner of Run for the Lung Top Dog & Portrush Parkrun.
Adopted from Misty Creek Dog Rescue Calgary, 2014, she changes the lives of everyone that gets to know her well, adding intensity and energy to everything she does (especially chasing stuff). Her passion for life is infectious.