A Woodstockerific Day!
Heat, humidity, and sunny skies greeted everyone at the season opening race at the 2016 edition of the Woodstock Triathlon and Duathlon.
As was the case in 2014, Lionel Sanders and Angela Quick came out on top once again.
David Mackie swam the opening 750m in 9:55, followed by Hector Rodriguez (10:22), and Alexander VanderLinden (10:30). Sanders, finished the swim in 11:02 and got down to business.
Sanders crushed the windy 20km bike course in 28:28 (42.1 km/hr – view Lionel’s power file), and exited T2 with a 1:37 lead over VanderLinden, and 2:40 over Mikael Staer Nathan.
With a course record in sight, Sanders ran the final 5km with the top time of the day (16:29) to take the overall victory in 57:15, trimming 18 seconds off of his own course record set in 2012. VanderLinden held on to second (1:00:10), with Staer Nathan finishing strong to grab third (1:00:32).
Woodstock Triathlon 2016 (750m swim, 20km bike, 5 km run) – Top 5 Men
1. Lionel Sanders 57:15
2. Alexander VanderLinden 1:00:10
3. Mikael Staer Nathan 1:00:32
4. Adam Doxtator 1:02:31
5. Ryan Power 1:04:08
Angela Quick led from start to finish. She started the day with a women’s leading 10:29 swim and crossed the finish line in 1:07:28. Miranda Tomenson ran 20:10 to make a big dent into Quick’s lead, and finished in second just 19 seconds behind Quick. Madeleine Kennedy placed third (1:12:01)
Woodstock Triathlon 2016 (750m swim, 20km bike, 5 km run) – Top 5 Women
1. Angela Quick 1:07:28
2. Miranda Tomenson 1:07:47
3. Madeleine Kennedy 1:12:01
4. Paolina Allan 1:12:52
5. Rachel Faulds 1:15:26
The Side Bet
Lionel and Recharge With Milk Ambassador Athlete Prakash Pandya had a little extra on the line on Saturday. Prakash had to finish within 13% of Lionel’s finishing time or else he had to wear socks on his hands for the next 48 hours. See what happened:
Prak Having Fun with the bet
The Sprint Duathlon (5 km run, 20 km bike, 2.5 km run) featured a close battle between Larry Bradley and Garvin Moses. Bradley opened with an 18:35 run to stay ahead of Moses by 14 seconds, he rode 33:03 to gain another 13 seconds, and ran 9:34 to finish in 1:02:24, just 22 seconds in front of Moses.
“It was a battle out there today with the amazing competition, the wind and my current fitness,” said Bradley, the 2012 Woodstock Sprint Duathlon Champion. “I just kept my head down and powered on trying to stay out front. Definitely, wasn’t easy with everyone racing so well this early in the season.”
Woodstock Duathlon 2016 (5km run, 20km bike, 2.5 km run) – Top 5 Men
1. Larry Bradley 1:02:24
2. Garvin Moses 1:02:46
3. Scott Finch 1:04:07
4. Spencer Summerfield 1:04:37
5. Jeremy Carter 1:06:35
Meanwhile, Karen Ugarte Bravo ran 23:13, biked 40:50, and ran 11:31 to stop the clock at 1:17:07 to comfortably win the women’s race.
Woodstock Duathlon 2016 (5km run, 20km bike, 2.5 km run) – Top 5 Women
1. Karen Ugarte Bravo 1:17:07
2. Mélanie Bernier 1:18:45
3. Anna Fiorito 1:19:10
4. Jessy Deroneth 1:20:30
5. Garima Takyar 1:20:43
Jacob Ghant and Sheri Walmsley both used race best runs (9:02 for Ghant, and 11:14 for Walmsley) to earn their respective race victories in the Give-It-A-Tri.
Woodstock Give-It-A-Tri 2016 (400m swim, 10km bike, 2.5 km run) – Top 5 Men
1. Jacob Ghant 38:40
2. Joshua Spring-Umansky 40:10
3. Keven Brennan 40:38
4. Ab Doyle 41:52
5. Mike Sun 42:19
Woodstock Give-It-A-Tri 2016 (400m swim, 10km bike, 2.5 km run) – Top 5 Women
1. Sheri Walmsley 48:02
2. Angela Gervase 49:00
3. Krista Viera 51:54
4. Laura Evans 53:25
5. Ainsley Ault 56:09
Not ready for doing all three or two sports for yourself? Get your friends or family together to participate as a Relay Team. It will be a fun day for all.
Lionel Sanders Q & A
Recharge With Milk Ambassador Team
Make sure to stop by the Recharge With Milk Recovery Zone to get your post-race Chocolate Milk, swag, recover, and to have to fun with your fellow racers.
Recharge With Milk Racer of the Day
Congratulations to Scott Knowles on being the Woodstock Racer of the Day and on winning a free entry to this race, Chocolate Milk for a month and a Recharge With Milk Swag Bag!
Find the details on how you may BECOME THE RACER OF THE DAY!
Nineteen Wetsuit Racer of the Day
The winner receives a Nineteen Pipeline FS wetsuit (MSRP $300).
2XU Racer of the Day
The winner receives a 2XU Prize Pack worth $310
Ignition Fitness / Skechers Racer of the Day
Skechers Performance is the Presenting Sponsor and Official Running Shoe for the Recharge With Milk Triathlon Series, and Title Sponsor for the Niagara Falls Barrelman Triathlon.
— Ignition Fitness (@IgnitFit) June 11, 2016
Stay for the Awards and Win Prizes
Congratulations To OUR BLADE Race Wheels Winner!
Congratulations goes out to our winner Sheila Megson who is taking home a set of BLADE 60/88mm Full Carbon Wheels as a prize for having signed up for multiple series races as part of the registration contest we held in April. A big thank you to our Race Wheels Sponsor BLADE Carbon Wheels for supporting the Recharge With Milk Triathlon Series.
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Race Reports from Athlete’s Like You
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Thanks to All of our Volunteers
We rely extensively on our communities (local service clubs, sport teams, athlete family members, current and past competitors) to provide the many volunteers required to safely stage our races. We need volunteers to work in many different areas; some of the possible volunteer roles are listed below. When you sign up to volunteer you can choose the volunteer job that most interests you or most qualified for. Our Volunteer Coordinators will do their best to place you in your chosen area.
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