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Time Trials Will Test You (for the better)

By Angela Lilly

I have tried to keep triathlete growth both in mind and in training up to speed regularly over this season, however I feel it’s time to dig a bit deeper than social media so here’s an article.

The last month was a lot of planning of training and racing and life. We get used to racing by age group but MSC keeps us chasing new goals and challenges as they offer their unique “time trial start” at the Bracebridge triathlon.  When I first started racing this years ago, I was concerned that I was in a 15-minute deficit and I had so many more challenges than my fellow friends/racers. Now, I’ve found strength in this format of race. Here’s some points to share about why you should try a TT:

  1. The swim is really spread out in beautiful water.
  2. The exit of the swim is exciting; lots of spectators and lots of bikes gone off the rack.
  3. The bike course is very positive and sportsman-like. I once found that I raced courses that I would call encouraging words to other racers as I passed them, or they passed me, and they would be silent.  In MSC racing, it is wonderful.  We must all pass through an imaginary beam of light as we walk over the starting mat that beams us up for a personal best day.  In MSC racing, if there is a pass, both triathletes are encouraging to one another.
  4. The bike course is full, but it isn’t as tough to ride as “full-wave start” races. It’s much more spread out, less chance you get caught in a drafting situation, safer, and if you pay enough attention, you can even follow the triathlete ahead of you and ride a good line (no pot holes or cracks in the road).
  5. The run makes you truly race your best with what you have left. You always know your pace depending on the distance; however, I have found TT races to push you beyond that zone. I find someone ahead of me and try to push my pace by 5 seconds. If I get passed, then I tuck in behind them and try to feel their strength to run better than I was (there are the triathletes that are always faster runners than me and those ones I have to let go because I don’t want to completely blow up). Don’t try to push it or race by yourself.  There are hundreds of people on course so make a friend and quickly talk.  Find out where each other is at and help one another. MSC has so many great triathletes that have made me push it till the last second at the finish line.  I hope I too, have done the same for others.
  6. The race truly isn’t done until the finish line and this is even more powerful when it is a time trial as you can’t possibly know if someone has beaten you by 10 seconds or 3 minutes. It’s up to you to push your limits till the final line. Sportstats will take care of the rest.

I treated my next race the same way and good things happened; personal best time!

Now that we are on to our final races of 2019 triathlon season in Ontario, race your triathlon like a TT.  It will hurt but you will achieve more than you set out to achieve.  What a great way to complete 2019!

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2018 Barrelman Niagara Falls Post Race Report

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2018 BARRELMAN NIAGARA FALLS

Hot! Hot! Hot! But Fun! Fun! Fun!

Thank you to everyone who raced with us in such amazingly hot conditions! You should be very proud of your accomplishment. A very special thanks to all of the volunteers, some of whom were in that hot sun for almost 9 hours. This race, or any other, would not survive without them. We hope to see all of you again in 2019!

RESULTS – September 16, 2018

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BARRELMAN RELAY
BARRELMAN SWIM BIKE
BARRELMAN BIKE RUN

If you haven’t already done so you can print your Finishers Certificate from the SportStats links above. Once you get to the results page click on your name then click on the certificate icon and print or download.

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2018 Barrelman Triathlon victories for Laundry and Jewett

By Roger Hospedales

Guelph’s Jackson Laundry redeemed himself after a DNF in 2016, and Toronto’s Tamara Jewett set a new course record at the 5th Annual Niagara Falls Barrelman Triathlon, presented by Keystone Communications. Read more

Previewing the 3rd Annual #BarrelmanTri – Sunday September 18

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The Pro/Elite Race

The stage is set for tomorrow’s #BarrelmanTri. The professional/elite race will be an intriguing event. Check out the list of pros/elites expected to vie for the title.

Pro/Elite Women

Jennie Hansen (Rochester, NY)

2016 Ironman 70.3 Timberman 70.3 11th Pro Female

2016 Ironman 70.3 Racine 70.3 (no swim, shortened bike) 10th

2016 Ironman 70.3 Mont Tremblant 12th

2013 Ironman Lake Placid Champion

Angela Quick (Kitchener, ON)

2016 Ironman 70.3 Ohio 1st Overall Woman

2016 K-Town Long Course Triathlon 2nd

2016 Rose City Long Course Triathlon 1st

2016 Belwood Triathlon 1st

2016 Woodstock Triathlon 1st

Sheila Treleaven (Grimsby, ON)

2016 Ironman Mont Tremblant 2nd W40-44, 19th Woman Overall

2016 Ironman 70.3 Eagleman 2016, 1st 40-44 6th Woman OA

2105 Ironman 70.3 World Championships 2015 6th W40-44

2015 Ironman 70.3 Raleigh 1st W40-442014 Niagara Falls Barrelman Triathlon 4th Woman OA

Leah Sherriff (Ottawa, ON)

2016 Toronto Island Sprint Triathlon 2nd

2016 Ironman 70.3 Mont-Tremblant 15th – pro debut

2016 Ironman 70.3 Monterrey 1st W30-34, 13th Woman Overall to earn pro card

2015 Niagara Falls Barrelman 6th

Miranda Tomenson (Toronto, ON)

2016 Ironman 70.3 Calgary 10th

2016 Rose City Long Course Triathlon 2nd

2016 Bracebridge Olympic Triathlon 1st

2016 Toronto Island Sprint Triathlon 1st

2016 Woodstock Sprint Triathlon 2nd

Pro/Elite Men

Scott Bradley (Rochester, NY)

2016 Ironman Canada 11th Pro Male

2016 Ironman 70.3 Eagleman 8th

2016 Ironman 70.3 Raleigh 15th

Jackson Laundry (Guelph, ON)

2016 Rose City Long Course Triathlon 1st

2016 Gravenhurst Olympic Triathlon 1st

2016 ITU Ottawa National Championships 11th OA 8th CAN

2015 MultiSport Canada Elite Triathlon Series Winner

Nick Glavac (Mentor, OH)

2016 Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga 17th

2016 Cleveland Triathlon 1st

2015 Ironman 70.3 Muskoka 7th

Jordan Monnink (Ottawa, ON)

2016 Ironman 70.3 Eagleman 10th

2016 Ironman 70.3 Mont-Tremblant 10th

2016 K-Town Long Course Triathlon Champion

2016 Ironman 70.3 Timberman 9th

2015 Skechers Niagara Falls Barrelman 2nd

Alex VanderLinden (Kitchener, ON)

2016 Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga 12th place

2016 Bracebridge Triathlon Olympic Distance Champion

2015 Rose City Half Triathlon Champion

2015 K-Town Long Course Triathlon Champion

2015 Ironman 70.3 Muskoka Runner-up

John Salt’s #BarrelmanTri Story

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President of MultiSport Canada, John Salt, talks to TJ Flynn about the Sketchers Performance Barrelman, presented by  Recharge With Milk, and tells the story of turning a vision for an epic race into reality.

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There’s a perch, an observation point with a sweeping view across the water, attached to one of the buildings at the Welland Flatwater Centre. Early on a fine Sunday morning last September, John Salt took a moment to climb the stairs to this private oratory.

His eyes stretched across the area below and were met with postcard images: transition filling with athletes; a knot of eager swimmers already wet and finding a feel for the clear water; spectators beginning to mill about the grandstand. There were familiar names and new faces scattered about and as a morning crested with excitement, beneath John Salt a vision was coming to life.

In what would be a busy, hectic-day for the MultiSport President, it was a standalone, personal moment and one that has remained with him in the year that has passed.

“That morning I just had this great feeling,” he says. “And on top of that little observation deck as I looked out, I actually teared up. It was a great moment for the series. I was realizing that this was a special race, a very unique race that we’d worked so hard to make happen.”

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It was the second running of Sketchers Performance Barrelman, presented by Recharge With Milk, and even though the race was in it’s infancy, it was already becoming a mainstay on the multisport calendar for athletes across Ontario, and even for those further off towards neighbouring Canadian provinces and south to those States that straddle the border.

MultiSport Canada has carved out a reputation for creating well-run, friendly races with a family atmosphere and true to their word, even for a larger race such as Barrelman, they’ve remained loyal to this ethos.

From an athlete’s perspective, Barrelman is a highly-accessible half-distance race. Read more

#BarrelmanTri – Register by September 10th to Beat the Final Price Increase

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#BarrelmanTri – Registrations continue to come in and we’ve surpassed our registration levels from our inaugural 2014 year. But we want more of you to come and join us to make Ontario’s Triathlon Event of the Year even better.

Register by midnight on Saturday September 10 to beat the final price increase and before September 8th to ensure you have your name printed on your bib for the Skechers Performance Barrelman Triathlon.

This year’s race features the new Creemore Springs Beer Garden and the Vieni Estates Wine and Spirits Wine Garden so you can celebrate post race with your fellow racers, family and friends. All registered athletes may also look forward to a special gift from Creemore Springs Brewery in their race kit.

To secure your spot go to www.NiagaraFallsTriathlon.com and get in on the lower entry fee.

See You September 18th!

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Check out the #BarrelmanTri finisher medal and the first place medal below.

#barrelmantri finisher medal  #barrelmantri first place medal

Lionel Sanders to race against a stacked field on Saturday

By Barrie Shepley

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Add in Olympic medalist, World Champions, Ironman Champions and you can visualize just how good the field is for Saturday’s US Pro 70.3 Championships in St. George, Utah.

Lionel Sanders, C3 and Recharge With Milk Triathlon Series Ambassador Team athlete, will be in the deepest, biggest field of his young triathlon career.  After an undefeated amateur season last year, Lionel did his first pro race in Muskoka last Sept where he won the overall race beating Andreas Raelert (one of the top Ironman athletes in the world).

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