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Andrew Bolton is a member of the 2014 Recharge With Milk Triathlon Series Ambassador Team. Andrew’s bike leg is his biggest weapon and there is good reason why, he rides all year round.
In his latest blog post, My Experience As A Die-Hard Bicycle Commuter, we get a glimpse of how dedicated he is to riding his bike.
There are only two seasons in Canada: Winter and July. With a ton of snow this winter and what seems like an endless cold spell (must be that polar vortex thing), winter seems like it will never end. Now don’t get the idea that I’m complaining (although it is quite understandable that most triathletes dislike winter)…this winter thing is really starting to grow on me.
We are pleased to announce that the inaugural Niagara Falls Barrelman Triathlon will have a prize purse of $5,000.
The prize money will be awarded to the top 5 male and female athletes, whether Age group or Pro.
The money will be awarded as follows:
1st – $1,000
2nd – $750
3rd – $500
4th – $150
5th – $100
Once again and for legal reasons, Multisport Canada will now have to change the name of the Welland Long Course Triathlon. We will need a name to describe the Welland race that does not include the word “iron” or the term “70.3”.
Taking place on June 15, 2014, the Welland Triathlon consists of a 2K Swim, a 90K Bike and a 21.1K run. The swim is in the clean and clear waters of the Welland Recreational Waterway, the scenic bike course winds its way through the beautiful Niagara Region, and the run course travels on fitness trails along the Welland Recreational Waterway.
As we did with the Niagara Falls Barrelman, rather than coming up with the name ourselves, we have decided to take the opportunity to launch a contest to name the race.
We will be giving away a free entry to the race to the person who submits the name chosen by our selection committee. The contest will be open until noon on March 28, 2014. The winning name will be announced on Monday March 31, 2014.
Please submit your race name suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now is the time to Register for the Niagara Falls Barrelman!
If you register before March 21, 2014, you will be eligible to win one of three great prizes – a CompuTrainer or one of two Timex Run Trainer 2.0 with Heart Rate Monitor.
CompuTrainer provides the most interesting indoor bike experience yet created. It increases your cycling power by 20 to 30% and your speed by 2 to 4 MPH. Whatever your starting point, you’ll improve significantly. CompuTrainer is best in its class by a wide margin. It sets the industry standard for accuracy (± 2.5%), power (1500 watts), quality, and service lifetime (10+ years). Exclusive performance features like SpinScan™ electronic pedal stroke analysis and Adjustable Aerodynamic Drag Factor are unique to CompuTrainer. Cycling and triathlon coaches worldwide use CompuTrainer as their primary testing instrument. USA Triathlon and USA Cycling test and train their team athletes with CompuTrainer. The CompuTrainer with Optical Cadence Puck retails for $1,799 U.S. Full details on the CompuTrainer website.
Early registrants will be entered into a draw for one (1) of two (2) Timex Run Trainer 2.0 with Heart Rate Monitor, valued at $325. The Timex Run Trainer™ 2.0 is a next-generation, GPS-enabled watch providing real-time pace, and distance. Timex Trainer product details.
Everyone who registers before March 21, 2014 will be eligible and the winners will be drawn on March 22, 2014.
Word came from Multisport Canada this weekend that the new Half Distance Duathlon added to the Barrelman weekend would have to be cancelled. While the reasoning behind it is sound, this comes as a huge blow to duathletes in Ontario banking on the long distance race to end off their season. With Peterborough and possibly Welland on the schedule for a similar distance, 2014 was shaping up to be a rare year for long course duathletes to be able to focus on the longer distance.
While triathletes generally have a wealth of options to choose from when it comes to race distance, the scarcity of longer distance duathlon offerings makes it very hard for those with long course ambitions to gear a whole season towards the distance. That’s a lot of stress to put your body through for a pay-off of one race, but 3 offerings makes it much more feasible. Duathlete friends that I have like Larry Bradley of Mississauga and Daryl Flacks of Windsor seemed to be reveling at the possibility of a long course season!
Do you need assistance in getting your training all set for the upcoming season in the Recharge With Milk Triathlon Series?
MultiSport Canada has joined forces with Recharge With Milk and Healthy Results Training to provide new athletes with a set of quality generic training programs for the Give-It-A-Try, Sprint and Olympic distance triathlons. These programs are free and are designed to help you arrive ready come race day.
We are finally getting a real dose of winter here in Ontario but have you had enough of all this cold, snow and ice? Hopefully you are making the best of things as you prepare for the light at the end of the tunnel and the start of our season on May 25th at Woodstock.
This will be the final edition of the newsletter being delivered like this. As we go forward, all of the latest Series News, Sponsor Deals, Training Articles, Athlete Profiles, Special Stories, along with information regarding Camps, Clinics and other Events, will be posted on the MultiSport Canada News Blog. These items will also be posted on our Facebook and on Twitter feed.
You will still get a monthly Newsletter but that will be sent via email and will feature any immediate announcements and highlight the major news of the month.
Wow! What a chilly start to 2014. But we hope to heat things up for you right up to the start of our season on May 25th at Woodstock.
We continually strive to be the best race series anywhere, and deliver to you the ultimate race experience. So expect some more exciting announcements to come in 2014 and we have a few in this January newsletter to kick off the year. Have a look and check out our Series News, Training Articles, Deals, Athlete stories, and Training Opportunities to get you ready for the 2014 season.