2019 Race Results

# of Athletes Qualifying for 2020 Multisport Worlds
# of Triathlon ON Aquathlon Provincial Champions

Trisport Guelph Lake II Triathlon 

Try A Tri / Super Sprint Triathlon recap

Juan opted for a wetsuit for the swim, Gabe didn’t. Juan came into T1 ahead of Gabe by 25secs, but probably because of the time it took to take off the wetsuit Gabe was able to get out of T1 ahead. With their spread in bike splits being less than 7secs, the importance of transition efficiency came into play as Gabe was speedier – in T2 – opening up the gap with Juan to over 40secs. With run splits being less than 5secs apart, Gabe held his lead into the finish to take 2nd in U19M category (i.e. Men under 19 years of age) and Juan came in right behind to take 3rd.  Great friends can be both great training partners as well as great competition, its just a matter of perspective. Congrats on your races.

Sprint Triathlon recap

Serena was challenged by her parents to take on for the first time ever the Sprint distance, but not just any sprint as Guelph II has a 30km bike instead of the typical 20km and a 7km run instead of 5km. As parents we weren’t concerned in the least knowing the volume of training and racing experience Serena has acquired over the years, but understandably the event was intimidating nonetheless. Serena shared that once she hit the turnaround of the run (@ 3.5km) then everything loosened up and she felt great knowing the finish line was close. Serena finished in 2nd place in the U19W category.

Kelso MTB Race Series

Another great season of racing wrapped up on a rather wet evening which required that the skills competition portion of the evening be cancelled. But that didnt stop the awards ceremony and the draw prizes from happening.

Serena raced in the Sport category and because she missed competing in a 10th race, her points from 9 races put her just behind first into second place for the Womens 15-18 age category.

Gabe raced in the Novice category and took 1st place in the Mens 15-18 age category.  Congrats to all those who raced, including parents who not only raced but like Serena’s mom and Gabe’s mom also stood on the podium after putting a successful season of racing.

XTerra Sudbury

When the XTerra Mine Over Matter event held in Milton, ON was cancelled, our family waited in hopes that it would be restarted, or that another XTerra event would come into being (and more local than Thunder Bay where the only other XTerra Ontario event is held). When it was announced that there would be an event in Sudbury, we planned immediately for it to be our family summer race-cation. Knowing that MTB race courses require review, we headed up early to get a few days of riding in before the event. Good thing we did… as MTB riding in Sudbury ain’t anything like MTB riding in S.Ontario. Imagine coming across a massive rock and realizing that how you get across that rock is entirely up to you. On the Canadian Shield, rocks don’t come in boulder size, they come in car, bus or house size.

As for results… this was Serena’s first ever cross-triathlon (off road triathlon), but that didn’t slow her down as she took top overall female and placed 5th overall in the short course event. Nicely done Serena.

Stroke & Stride Aquathlon Series &
Triathlon Ontario Aquathlon Championships

Race #3 in the Stroke & Stride Aquathlon Race Series was a qualifying event for 2020 Multisport Worlds – which are going to be held in Almere, Netherlands next September – and it was also the site of the Triathlon Ontario Aquathlon Championships.

As a result of his 4th place finish, Gabe qualified and will be competing alongside his teammate Juan at Worlds, and Serena finished 1st in the W19U (womens 19&under) category becoming Age Group Provincial Aquathlon Champ. Awesome work!

With the Stroke & Stride series held in the shallow and warm waters of Gulliver’s Lake (Safari Rd, Hamilton), its also the ideal venue for those who are new to open water swimming and multisport events. After having already raced in Race #1 jTOEST Junior athlete Landyn took the opportunity to race again in the series finale. Landyn took 40secs off his time from Race #1 (20:24) to finish in 19:44 for the 300m swim and 3k run and placed 2nd overall.

With open water swimming being a brand new experience for Landyn this year the successes are piling up one on top of another showcasing what proper progressive training leads to. Well done Landyn.

Caledon KOS (Kids of Steel) Triathlon

Year after year the C3 Triathlon Team manages to have amazing weather for their Caledon KOS Triathlon. This year was no different with ideal conditions for the season opener. Although the weather is warm enough to bike and run outdoors in tshirts, swimming outdoors… well, not quite yet. Thankfully the swim is held indoors at a local community pool which opens up directly to an adjacent parking lot which serves as T1 & T2. The community supports the event tremendously by allowing the bike route roads to be fully closed off to traffic making it ideal for both juniors and masters athletes who are new to the sport.

The team was out in full force with families creating triathlon relay teams (one member swims, tags of to the next who bikes, who then tags of to the runner). With distances about the same as a super sprint or try a tri triathlon, and with only 2 people per lane, the event makes entry into the sport as non-intimidating as possible.

Our jTOEST Junior and Junior Master athletes were out giving the training they’ve been putting in all winter to its first test, giving coaches also the opportunity to assess what needs work. The events are followed up with a BBQ with burgers or hot dogs available to all athletes.