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We would like to thank our Local Presenting Sponsor Ontario Trysport for their support. Please visit them on race day in the Recharge Zone. Please also visit their website for details on their products, services and the work they do with athletes. Details are on their website.
Many thanks to Marie Walker and family for recruiting volunteers for the weekend.
We are very excited about our partnership with Recharge With Milk and the Recharge With Milk Triathlon Series! Look for the Recharge with Milk Team at the finish line for your sample of chocolate milk to help you refuel and recover!
Mother Nature treated athletes to a Sunny Saturday and A Soggy Sunday at the always popular Gravenhurst Triathlon & Duathlon Weekend.
Sunny Saturday at Gravenhurst
Jim Sunners of Niagara Falls, and Kristin Marchant of Newmarket, Ontario kicked off the day with victories in the Gravenhurst Olympic Distance Triathlon.
Sunners, in the 50-54 age category, shows that age is certainly no barrier every time he races. He used his usual strong bike and run to separate himself from the rest of the field to top the podium in 2:10:37 – improving upon his sixth place finish last year.
Meanwhile, Marchant took her second win in a row after winning last week in Huronia. She got off to the early lead with a 23:07 swim, then added the top bike of 1:08:35 to easily take the win in 2:16:08. Read Kristin’s Gravenhurst Race Report.
(Above) – Kristen Marchant (Left) and Jim Sunners (right) making the climb out of town to start the bike ride.
Gravenhurst Olympic Distance Triathlon (1500m swim, 40 km bike, 10 km run) – Top 5 Men
1. Jim Sunners (Niagara Falls, ON) 2:10:37
2. Steve Vandermolen (Bracebridge) 2:15:07
3. Dave Liddle (Newmarket) 2:17:31
4. David Bialkowski (Parry Sound) 2:18:33
5. Ruston Martin (Toronto) 2:18:51
Gravenhurst Olympic Distance Triathlon (1500m swim, 40 km bike, 10 km run) – Top 5 Women
1. Kristin Marchant (Newmarket, ON) 2:16:08
2. Stephanie Summers (Whitby) 2:27:05
3. Faye Armstrong (Woodbridge) 2:32:09
4. Samantha Edwards (Toronto) 2:34:09
5. Helen Rattee (Toronto) 2:34:12
Mark Thomas of Ajax used a strong bike (1:12:52) and final run (24:23) to take the overall win in the tough International Duathlon. Hamilton’s Emma Sherwood easily took home the women’s victory with the fastest first and second run splits of 47:30 and 25:03 respectively.
Gravenhurst International Duathlon (10km run, 40 km bike, 5 km run) – Top 3 Men
1. Mark Thomas (Ajax, ON) 2:27:00
2. Sebastian Gehrke (Hamilton) 2:34:07
3. Nick Garbett (Seguin) 2:35:08
Gravenhurst International Duathlon (10km run, 40 km bike, 5 km run) – Top 3 Women
1. Emma Sherwood (Hamilton, ON) 2:36:27
2. Jane Ravenshaw (Barrie) 2:43:02
3. Kathryn Rae (Newmarket) 2:45:22
A Soggy Sunday at Gravenhurst
The Give-It-A-Tri race opened the festivities for the second day. And while the rains came during the races, at least the sun made an appearance just in time for the awards presentations.
Toronto’s Katarina Mayer led the swim (8:51) and used some blazingly quick transitions to stay ahead of the rest of the women to take the win in 42:56. Greenwood’s Chris MacIntyre posted the top bike split (19:36) and also spent minimal time in transition to grab the overall victory in 42:00.
Gravenhurst Give-It-A-Tri – Top 5 Men (400m swim, 10 km bike, 2.5km run)
1. Chris MacIntyre (Greenwood, ON) 42:00
2. Logan Hunt (King City) 42:19
3. Katarina Mayer (Toronto) 42:56
4. Jack Ciotlos (Toronto) 43:11
5. Isaac Hall (Toronto) 43:19
Gravenhurst Give-It-A-Tri – Top 5 Women (400m swim, 10 km bike, 2.5km run)
1. Katarina Mayer (Toronto) 42:56
2. Ariel De Leon (Ancaster) 46:07
3. Kate Bonfield (Markham) 46:55
4. Kelly Martin (Hanover) 47:24
5. Ginny McAllister (Bolton) 47:31
Solid splits in all three segments (especially the final runs), helped both Anthony Shearing of Port Sydney, and Amanda Yates of North Bay, earn men’s and women’s victories in the Sprint Triathlon.
Gravenhurst Sprint Triathlon (750m swim, 20 km bike, 5 km run) – Top 5 Men
1. Anthony Shearing (Port Sydney, ON) 1:12:29
2. Mike Battaglini (Aurora) 1:13:55
3. Adam Markew (Pickering) 1:14:31
4. Scott Campbell (Oakville) 1:14:59
5. Michael Parker (Toronto) 1:16:41
Gravenhurst Sprint Triathlon (750m swim, 20 km bike, 5 km run) – Top 5 Women
1. Amanda Yates (North Bay, ON) 1:16:06
2. Morgan Bialkowski (Parry Sound) 1:16:46
3. Samantha Edwards (Toronto) 1:17:39
4. Helen Dempster (Port Sydney) 1:18:09
5. Jessica Morris (Oakville) 1:20:53
Bracebridge’s Brian Moore dominated the Sprint Duathlon with top splits all across the board. Second last year, he took top spot in 1:01:28. Thanks to some faster transition times, Cobourg’s Michele Sheehy narrowly took the women’s title in 1:18:27.
Gravenhurst Sprint Duathlon (5km run, 20 km bike, 2.5 km run) – Top 5 Men
1. Brian Moore (Bracebridge, ON) 1:01:28
2. Michael Gratton (Burlington) 1:09:29
3. Jesse Burt (Drumbo) 1:10:54
4. Richard Stamper (Toronto) 1:12:12
5. Brad Burchat (Etobicoke) 1:13:46
Gravenhurst Sprint Duathlon (5km run, 20 km bike, 2.5 km run) – Top 5 Women
1. Michele Sheehy (Cobourg, ON) 1:18:27
2. Christine Elliott (Oakville) 1:18:53
3. Angela Gervase (Stayner) 1:20:20
4. Haley Cruse (Minesing) 1:22:00
5. Kim Langtree (Oakville) 1:22:53
Congratulations to all of our First Timers! Welcome to the Triathlon Family! We hope to see you again soon.
The Nineteen Racer of the Day won a Pipeline FS wetsuit (MSRP $300).
RACER OF THE DAY
Congratulations to our 2XU Racer of the Day who won a prize pack worth in excess of $300!
Everyone seems to find a way to have more fun during these rainy weather races. We love it!
And here is Sunday’s final finisher, with her own escort in tow, to close off a terrific weekend of racing.
At our races, make sure to stop by the Recharge With Milk Recovery Zone go get your post-race Chocolate Milk, some swag, to hang out in the shade in comfort, or to take some post-race pictures at their photo booth.
Consider joining us for the inaugural Barrelman Triathlon. It will be one of the highlights of the 2014 season.
Thanks for joining us at Gravenhurst & thanks to All of our Incredible Volunteers (make sure you make it a practice to thank every volunteer you come across whenever you are out racing). Many thanks to Marie Walker and family for recruiting volunteers for the weekend.
Special thanks go to our Local Presenting Sponsor Trysport for their support.
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