Bala Falls Post Race Report

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 Woodstock 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  Bala Falls 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

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.


My Sports Shooter would like to help you all celebrate the Bala Retro race by rolling back prices on digital downloads to the prices back in the 80′s!  Since they didn’t have digital files available in the 80′s those prices would be ZERO!

That’s right!  All the photos from Bala are free for anyone to download!  High resolution images…all yours for FREE!

Silly us!  I guess we should have thought it through!


Go to the Bala Falls Photo Gallery, find your picture and download the image right then and there.

Mike Cheliak and the My Sports Shooter Team

TYR Racer of The Day and HERO of The Day


Back for 2013 is the TYR Racer of the Day.

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

Bala Falls TYR Racer of the Day

Bala Falls TYR Steve Benson

Steve Benson wins a TYR Category 1 Wetsuit.

My Sports Shooter – You’ve Been Shot Award

mysportsshooter.comYES! We are still running the wildly popular “You’ve Been SHOT!” race day 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 Bala Falls You’ve Been Shot Award winner Andy of Team Tewsley Two of Peterborough.

Bala Falls YBS

Now that’s a memorable way to cross the finish line. Lots of airtime and with style. Congratulations Andy!

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 Bala Falls.

We would not be able to provide the quality of races and draw prizes without the sponsors and retailers who support our series. Thanks also goes out to D’Ornellas Bike Shop, and Trysport Parry Sound/Bracebridge. Please check out all of the Series Sponsors at the end of this newsletter.

Bala Falls Post-race Report & Results

By Roger Hospedales

We had another successful day at our second annual Bala Falls Retro Day. Thanks to everyone who made the effort to dust off their old gear and compete in it.

Bala Swim

Our Retro Category Winners took home the awesome Timex Marathon GPS Watches.

 Timex Marathon GPS

The judges for the various Retro Categories.

Bala Falls Crowd Judges

The contestants for the Best Dressed Retro Contest.

Bala Falls Retro Dress Group

Women’s Contestants

Retro Dress Women

Men’s Contestants

Bala Retro Men

Your Best Dressed Retro winners – Allison Chisholm and Bob McDermott.

Bala Falls Retro Dress Winners

Best Retro Bike Entries




Best Retro Bike Winner – congratulations to owner Gary Deighton.


Retro Athletes in Action

Gary Deighton riding his Best Bike Winner – The Softride Rocket TT

Bala Falls Retro In Action4


Andrew Bolton, second overall, really got into the spirit of the day with multiple looks for each sport.





How cool was it to have these classic cars drive by on our Retro Day?

Bala Falls Retro Cars

The first place medal and a prize pack from Kinesys.


Congratulations to our Bala Falls Triathlon Men’s and Women’s Champions

Chris Balestrini

Bala Chris Balestrini Bike

Leanna Lee

Bala Leanna Lee

Steve Vandermolen of Ultra Possible. Special thanks go out to him and the rest of crew from Ultra Possible for providing all of our incredible volunteers.

Bala Falls Steve Vandermolen

Thanks for choosing to join us on this very unique day on the race calendar. We hope to see you next year in all your Retro Gear.

The next stop on the Recharge With Milk Triathlon Series brings us to Bracebridge (August 10 & 11).

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. 

Recharge with Milk Triathlon Series – Bala Falls Triathlon

Sunday July 28, 2013

Bala Falls Triathlon Podium

Triathlon Men
Place Total Time Name City Swim Bike Run
1 1:25:35.3 Chris Balestrini London 12:30 44:58 26:55
2 1:25:50.9 Andrew Bolton Richmond Hill 11:35 44:08 28:50
3 1:28:26.1 Colin Campbell Toronto 11:38 47:59 27:52
Triathlon Women
Place Total Time Name City Swim Bike Run
1 1:34:02.8 Leanne Lee Scarborough 10:50 49:35 32:18
2 1:41:03.4 Allison Chisholm Toronto 13:03 51:06 34:10
3 1:44:34.7 Phaedra Kennedy Toronto 13:35 55:40 33:01

Bala Falls Swim Bike 40+ Podium

Triathlon Swim/Bike Men
Place Total Time Name City Swim Bike
1 59:31.8 Teddy Jarret Toronto 12:33 45:43
2 1:02:33.6 Alex Krievins Toronto 11:38 50:02
3 1:17:10.1 Peter Tkalcevich Toronto 15:39 58:32
Triathlon Swim/Bike Women
Place Total Time Name City Swim Bike
1 1:11:29.1 Jane Wolfe Huntsville 14:22 55:37
2 1:14:37.3 Denyse Krizmanich Carlisle 13:10 1:00:10
3 1:18:03.7 Jennifer Colebourn Windsor 15:55 1:00:00


Triathlon Best Swim (Top Male and Female)
Time Name City Category Pace  / 100m
9:45.2 Michael Murray Ajax M25-29 1:19
10:17.8 Molly Green Lively F20-24 1:23
Triathlon Best Bike (Top Male and Female)
Time Name City Category Pace  km/hr
44:07.5 Andrew Bolton Richmond Hill M-Elite AG 40.8
49:34.1 Leanna Lee Scarborough F-Elite AG 36.3
Triathlon Best Run (Top Male and Female)
Time Name City Category Pace  / km
26:54.4 Chris Balestrini London M-Elite AG 3:36
32:17.5 Leanne Lee Scarborough F-Elite AG 4:19

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.