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Multisport Rose City Sprint Triathlon

When September gives you a beautiful day with the sun shining and temps over 20 degrees with just the right amount of humidity… you’ve got to take advantage, and we did. We headed down to Welland for the Multisport Rose City sprint triathlon this past weekend and took full advantage of a gorgeous early fall day.

The water in the canal was ridiculously amazing to swim in, and the closed (to traffic) bike course despite having 2 – 180 degrees turns and 2 – 90 degree turns per lap was still relatively fast. The mile long (I’m exaggerating) run from transition to the mount line didn’t do any favours for our bike splits, but hey….it was the same for everyone. The bike course ended up slightly longer than the posted race distance of 20k (ending up close to 21k), and the run course was slightly longer to make it at least the posted race distance of 5km. Conditions for the most part were calm, but towards the end of the session a gentle wind from the south did start to blow.

Serena and I competed in the Friday morning session; 1 of 4 sprint triathlon sessions spread across the weekend (spread in order to cap competitor numbers to 100 to any single event in accordance with Covid regulations). The smaller field and the time trial setup — where every athlete started individually 30 secs apart — added a new dimension that neither of us have ever experienced in a triathlon.  It truly was racing simply against the clock.

Serena finished 5th female overall and 1st in the U19 age category, and I was 3rd overall and also took 1st in my age category of 20-24. Considering that we raced only on training blocks designed to build our base endurance, and with this event being only the 2nd in the past 18 months (last weekends Canaqua OWS being the only other), we can say that the lack of speed training showed in our results, but excited us to think what speeds we could hold with 6-8 weeks of event specific training. That’s exciting and sows the seeds for next year.

Afterwards, we were both approached by Multisport staff and were asked for an interview. They asked us for a recap of the race and how we would be training in the coming months. That was an amazing experience and excited us to what it must be like to be a professional athlete doing press conferences before & after major competitive events. When we find a link to the video online, we will be sure to post it. Results from the event can be found at sportstats.com or at the link here.

SunRype TRi KiDS Triathlon Series

This past weekend, jTOEST athlete Teagan completed her 17th triathlon at only 9 years of age! She had a great time and what a way to close the 2021 season of racing. Looking forward to a full season next year with Teagan and her fellow  JTOEST athletes.

Amazing work Teagan and Congratulations!

A complete listing of race results can be found under the ‘Results’ tab in the main menu