Wasaga Beach Triathlon Weekend Post Race Report

Special thanks to Local Presenting Sponsor Absolute Endurance

Absolute Endurace

Please also visit their website for more details about their products and services.

Complete Our Post-Race Survey For A Chance To Win!

Where else can you let the race organizer know how you felt about the race and get a ballot to win one of $11,000 in prizes? We really do use the feedback you provide to improve our races and hope you will take a few minutes to complete the Customer Satisfaction Survey. After every race we will send out a Post-Race Survey where we ask you about your race experience. Complete the survey and you will receive a ballot in the Season Long Draw. The survey helps us improve, make changes and let’s us know how we treated you on race day. You just need to tell us what you think of the race. Here is the Wasaga Beach Post-Race Survey.

Our Season Long Draw – Everyone can win!

This year we will once again have a Season Long Draw, however now everyone has a chance to win. After every race we will send out a Post-Race Survey where we ask you about your race experience. The survey helps us improve, make changes and let’s us know how we treated you on race day.

As in past years we will also be awarding additional ballots based on participation. With the draw being held at the end of the race season it means the more you race the better your chance to win. We will track your races and once you have entered THREE OR MORE RACES you will automatically be given three extra ballots. Each additional entry will also give you another ballot.

Here’s an example: Compete in 5 races, you get 5 ballots. Complete the post-race surveys and get 5 additional ballots for a total of 10 ballots. Compete in 2 races and complete the respective post-race surveys you get 2 ballots. It’s our way of thanking you for coming out to our races all year.

We intend to keep adding prizes all year and will keep updating the prize list as the season progresses.

The Season Long Draw page has all of the details.

Niagara Falls Half Iron Triathlon in 2014 – Registration Opens September 21st

Make sure you use the special preview code that was in your race kit in Welland. You could win a Timex Run Trainer 2.0 valued at $325. If you lost your offer card here is a PDF version.

The Niagara Falls Half Iron Tri will be an epic race. On a fast and flat course, athletes will have an excellent opportunity to race towards a personal best, while friends and family will have plenty to do before, during and after the race. This race will be a standalone event and not part of the Recharge With Milk Series. Prepare yourself for one of the fastest and most iconic Half Iron races in Canada. Visit the Niagara Falls Half Iron website.

The Only Series With A Custom Podium Award Photo

Custom Podium Award Picture

Custom Podium Award Picture

The free custom photo for our award eligible athletes will continue but in a different manner. The award photos will now be in the FREEZONE gallery on My Sports Shooter’s Facebook Page.

Each race will have a FREEZONE, and each race will have an AWARDS Gallery.

The photo will be a customized podium shot with text and graphics with the race, date, names of all participants in the category as well as the statistics directly from Sportstats. You can download your free customized award in full print resolution instead of having to claim it by using a coupon. This totally streamlines the free award process and gives you an amazing keepsake to mark your achievement!

What if I can’t stay for the podium???  We are encouraging all podium participants to stay for the group shot but if you are not able, we are asking you to head to the Photo Tent area and get a great portrait done by one of our crew members. This photo can be taken with just you or with your bike if you want. The image will be customized with your race results and put in the FREEZONE gallery. You will be able to download it shortly after the event.


We will no longer be offering any coupons, discounts or free action shots for any participants. We have the FREEZONE gallery which will have lots of amazing photos from the day and encourage you to visit the Photo Tent to have a portrait done while you are on site. Those shots will always be free for you to download directly!


50 percent offWith the tightening of everyone’s budget for recreational activities these days, My Sports Shooter would like to announce the following BIG cut to all our prices.  We are responding to a continuing trend and would like to consider ourselves industry leaders in recognizing what our customers want.

Starting with the Gravenhurst Triathlon until the end of the season, we have cut almost all our prices in half.  That’s right 50% off!  You don’t need a coupon, just check out as you would normally.  For example our high resolution digital images used to be $19.99.  They are now $10.  Our Medium Resolution Archive (all your images in medium format) used to be $49.99. They are now $25!  Prints as low as $3.00 as well.

To be fair, this pricing is in effect from the Gravenhurst Triathlon forward.  There will be no reduction in pricing for the previous races from this year.  It simply wouldn’t be fair to those who have previously purchased their images from those races. I invite you enjoy the new prices and hope it helps to fit your budget a little better!

If you run into any problems, please contact Mike Cheliak at info@mikecheliak.com.

TYR Racer of The Day


We pick a finishing position at select races and the athlete who finishes in that overall position will win a TYR wetsuit valued at $300.

Winner of the Recharge with Milk Cooler on Wheels Filled with Cool Swag

Wasaga 2013 RWM Cooler

My Sports Shooter – You’ve Been Shot Award

Mike Cheliak will be sorting out the most amazing shot from the race and the winner gets a FREE high resolution copy of the image!  Smile big, act silly, jump for joy or tuck and roll.  Just remember to do it for the camera!

Congratulations go to out to our Wasaga Beach You’ve Been Shot Award winner.

Wasaga 2013 YBS

Contact Mike Cheliak to claim your picture. Remember to smile and ham it up for the camera, and maybe you too can be a You’ve Been Shot Award winner.

Thank You To The Retailers and Sponsors At Wasaga Beach.

We would not be able to provide the quality of races and draw prizes without the sponsors and retailers who support our series. Thanks goes out to onsite sponsors Recharge With Milk, HERO BurgersAbsolute Endurance, CLIF Bar, and Du Tri and Run.

Wasaga Beach Post-race Report & Results

By Roger Hospedales

While it wasn’t a dry day on Saturday, it sure didn’t come close to the epic weather last year. When all was all said and done, thanks to a sunny Sunday and due to all of you, it was a great weekend of racing and My Sports Shooter captured many of those moments with incredible photos like these:

The very cool beach front finish at Wasaga Beach.

We hope you appreciated our efforts to step up transition area security to better protect your equipment. This will mean a few extra minutes getting set up in the morning, and post-race to get your gear out of transition, but we hope you all agree that it’s worth the effort.
Wasaga 2013 Du Start

The start of the Sprint Duathlon.

Wasaga 2013 Dog in Blanket

Styling in the Recharge With Milk mylar blanket.

Wasaga 2013 Flowers At the Finish

Receiving flowers at the finish line. Well done young man!

Wasaga 2013 Volunteers

Some of our many awesome volunteers. Thanks to all of you for your help on the weekend.

It pays to stay! Make sure to stay for the awards for your chance to win valuable draw prizes from our sponsors. We will also celebrate your win here.

Special thanks to TYRRudy Project / XX2i TimexCLIF BarAbsolute EnduranceDu Tri and RunKINEeSYSLifeSport Coaching for all these draw prizes.


Thanks for choosing to join us at Wasaga Beach.

For a complete rundown of Results please visit Sportstats, Official Timers of the Recharge With Milk Triathlon Series and MultiSport Canada. If you need any adjustment to the final results please email Sportstats. 

This was Steve Fleck’s final race announce with us for 2013. Here is Steve’s farewell:

“I want to thank all the participants of the Recharge with Milk Series this year. It’s been so much fun and a huge inspiration to have been at almost every event this year. Hosting and being at almost every finish line. Unfortunately, I’ll not be at Lakeside this coming weekend. Best wishes to all those racing there. Have, great off-seasons, train hard/well, and we’ll see you all in 2014.”

Recharge with Milk Triathlon Series – Wasaga Beach Olympic Triathlon, Olympic Swim/Bike, and Give-It-A-Tri

Olympic Triathlon – 1500 m Swim, 40 km Bike, 10 km Run

Saturday September 7, 2013

Wasaga 2013 Mike Greenberg Wasaga 2013 Leanna Lee

Olympic Triathlon   Men        
Place Total Time Name City Swim Bike Run
1 1:56:29.6 Alexander Vander Linden Chatham 20:40 59:42 34:19
2 1:57:16.4 Andrew Bolton Richmond Hill 20:33 58:06 36:30
3 1:57:18.6 Mikael Staer Nathan Toronto 21:03 59:04 35:07
Olympic Triathlon   Women        
Place Total Time Name City Swim Bike Run
1 2:15:07.1 Leanne Lee Scarborough 23:19 1:07:25 42:06
2 2:23:43.4 Shelley Obright Kitchener 28:15 1:07:15 45:07
3 2:24:58.7 Amanda Switzer London 26:39 1:10:29 45:33


Olympic Swim/Bike – 1500 m Swim, 40 km Bike

Olympic Swim/Bike   Men      
Place Total Time Name City Swim Bike
1 1:35:38.3 Joel Palmer Newmarket 25:44 1:07:48
2 1:38:55.5 Leon Vanderburgt Guelph 26:53 1:09:11
3 1:40:45.4 Brad Vokes Owen Sound 30:50 1:06:26
Olympic Swim/Bike   Women – only 1      
Place Total Time Name City Swim Bike
1 1:48:11.8 Elaine Jongsma Dundas 30:57 1:12:41
2 1:52:28.5 Leslie Grant Toronto 30:48 1:16:45
3 1:53:35.7 Marcella Caod Toronto 29:06 1:20:18

Olympic Triathlon Top Splits

 Best Swim (Top Male and Female)
Time Name City Category Pace /100 m
20:32.7 Andrew Bolton Richmond Hill M-EliteAG 1:23
23:18.8 Leanna Lee Scarborough F-EliteAG 1:34
Best Bike (Top Male and Female)
Time Name Category Pace (km/hr)
58:05.5 Andrew Bolton Richmond Hill M-EliteAG 41.3
1:07:14.9 Shelley Obright Kitchener F40-44 35.7
Best Run (Top Male and Female)
Time Name City Category Pace / km
34:18.9 Andrew Vander Linden Chatham M-Pro 3:26
42:06.0 Leanna Lee Scarborough F-EliteAG 4:13

Give-It-A-Tri – 400 m Swim, 10 km Bike, 2.5 km Run

Wasaga 2013 Allison Gibb Wasaga 2013 Scott Knowles

Give-it-a-Tri Men          
Place Total Time Name City Swim Bike Run
1 37:58.3 Scott Knowles Toronto 8:04 16:19 10:25
2 39:48.8 Ryan Mc Callum Richmond Hill 8:26 18:22 9:53
3 40:13.0 Michael Kirkpatrick Kincardine 10:32 16:01 10:06
Give-it-a-Tri Women          
Place Total Time Name City Swim Bike Run
1 41:25.2 Allison Gibb Carlisle 7:41 19:57 11:18
2 42:40.7 Katarina Mayer Etobicoke 8:56 19:13 11:24
3 43:50.9 Emily Chant Waterdown 8:39 20:52 11:34


Best Swim (Top Male and Female)
Time Name City Category Pace /100m
7:26.8 Tim Turin Toronto M01-19 1:52
7:40.7 Allison Gibb Carlisle F01-19 1:56
Best Bike (Top Male and Female)
Time Name City Category Pace (km/hr)
16:00.7 Michael Kirkpatrick Kincardine M40-49 37.5
18:32.1 Jennifer Knowles Toronto F50-59 32.3
Best Run (Top Male and Female)
Time Name City Category Pace  / km
9:31.8 Daniel J. Toneguzzi Oakville M01-19 3:49
11:17.9 Allison Gibb Carlisle F01-19 4:32

Recharge with Milk Triathlon Series – Wasaga Beach Sprint Triathlon & Duathlon

Sunday September 8, 2013

Sprint Triathlon – 750 m Swim, 20 km Bike, 5 km Run

Wasaga 2013 Laura Heinken Wasaga 2013 Alex Vanderlinden

Sprint Triathlon   Men        
Place Total Time Name City Swim Bike Run
1 1:03:09.2 Mike Greenberg Toronto 11:24 31:16 18:37
2 1:05:01.5 Derek Quick St. George 11:26 32:35 19:09
3 1:05:27.4 Aaron De Jong Waterdown 11:23 33:44 18:25
Sprint Triathlon   Women        
Place Total Time Name City Swim Bike Run
1 1:15:17.2 Lauren Heinken Mississauga 15:31 36:27 21:17
2 1:17:23.6 Emily Heath Toronto 16:26 37:21 20:51
3 1:18:04.4 Cathy Crawley Guelp 15:42 37:18 22:40


Best Swim (Top Male and Female)
Time Name City Category Pace / 100 m
11:22.4 Aaron De Jong Waterdown M01-19 1:31
13:57.3 Elise Bolger Waterdown F01-19 1:52
Best Bike (Top Male and Female)
Time Name City Category Pace (km/hr)
30:07.6 Sebastian Blanco Toronto M30-34 39.8
34:22.6 Eve MacArthur Toronto F30-34 34.9
Best Run (Top Male and Female)
Time Name City Category Pace  / km
18:24.8 Aaron De Jong Waterdown M01-19 3:41
20:51:.0 Emily Heath Toronto F35-39 4:11

Sprint Duathlon – 5 km Run, 20 km Bike, 2.5 km Run

Wasaga 2013 Bert Candela Wasaga 2013 Jennifer Faraone

Sprint Duathlon   Men        
Place Total Time Name City Run 1 Bike Run 2
1 1:02:33.2 Bert Candela Cambridge 18:36 31:38 9:52
2 1:03:44.2 Ken Johnson Pickering 18:59 33:15 9:37
3 1:03:54.8 Scott Campbell Oakville 19:22 33:28 9:33
Sprint Duathlon   Women        
Place Total Time Name City Run 1 Bike Run 2
1 1:05:52.1 Jennifer Faraone Toronto 18:35 36:07 9:25
2 1:13:18.0 Annie Maly Oakville 22:52 36:52 11:16
3 1:13:23.0 Zoe Webster Toronto 22:32 37:04 11:22


Best 1st Run (Top Male and Female)
Time Name City Category Pace / km
17:41.4 Justin Spalvieriq Alliston M20-29 3:33
18:34.7 Jennifer Faraone Toronto F30-39 3:43
Best Bike (Top Male and Female)
Time Name City Category Pace (km/hr)
31:37.5 Bert Candela Cambridge M40-49 37.9
36:06.8 Jennifer Faraone Toronto F30-39 33.2
Best 2nd Run (Top Male and Female)
Time Name City Category Pace / km
8:48.2 Justin Spalvieriq Alliston M20-29 3:32
9:24.2 Jennifer Faraone Toronto F30-39 3:46

Results are courtesy of Doug from Sportstats. See the full results at Sportstats. All photos are courtesy of My Sports Shooter.

A Reminder to all Athletes

Maintaining great relationships with the communities hosting our races is essential to ensuring that these races are successful and continue to exist. Therefore, athletes, please remember to be courteous out on the race course. Not only to volunteers and fellow racers, but also to the residents of the community you are racing in. And just like when you are out training, you need to share the road. It is a race but we do not own the road. Adopting the spirit of sharing and co-operation will make it a better experience for all.