BELWOOD POST-RACE REPORT
Local Presenting Sponsor
We would like to thank our Local Presenting Sponsor Du Tri and Run 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.
Thank you to One Bead for providing volunteers for the weekend. To learn more about One Bead Project please visit their website.
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!
Quick link – Get the full Belwood Race Results.
In addition to all the great racing, the Ospreys are just one of incredible reasons to keep coming back to the Belwood Conservation Area to race each year. Thanks to Mike Cheliak for all the great images. There are more excellent photos at our Facebook page.
In what is essentially his backyard, Cody Beals of Fergus, took the overall win eight years after completing his first ever triathlon at Belwood.
The Recharge With Milk Ambassador Team member, led the swim (10:21), with fellow Ambassador Team member, Toronto’s Mikael Staer Nathan (10:28) in close pursuit, along with Michael Murray (10:32) of Ajax. Beals then rode a crushing 42:38 bike split on the windy and hilly course course, and finished with a 24:57 run to grab the hometown win in 1:19:14.
Belwood Triathlon (750 m swim, 30 km bike, 7.5 km run) – Top 5 Men
1. Cody Beals (Fergus, ON)) 1:19:14
2. Mikael Staer Nathan (Toronto) 1:22:59
3. Keith Marchant (Milton) 1:23:31
4. Ken Morris (Toronto) 1:24:25
5. Paul White (Newmarket) 1:25:47
Suzanne French took the lead thanks to the top women’s swim (13:14), and held off a late charge by Mississauga’s Tammy Purdy (who posted the top women’s run of 28:31) to get the win in 1:42:15 – just 13 seconds ahead of Purdy.
Belwood Triathlon (750 m swim, 30 km bike, 7.5 km run) – Top 5 Women
1. Suzanne French (Caledon East, ON) 1:42:15
2. Tammy Purdy (Mississauga) 1:42:28
3. Johanna Kyte (Toronto) 1:45:38
4. Marina Bokovay (Toronto) 1:47:21
5. Amanda Charlton (Brampton) 1:47:36
Mississauga’s Larry Bradley, was second overall last week at the Canadian Duathlon Championships, and finished second last year in Belwood. He got redemption this year with a strong performance on the bike (47:25) to take the overall win (1:24:00).
Belwood Duathlon (5 km run, 30 km bike, 5 km run) – Top 5 Men
1. Larry Bradley (Mississauga, ON) 1:24:00
2. Chris Marentette (Komoka) 1:26:34
3. Spencer Summerfield (London) 1:28:35
4. Donald Lesco (Brampton) 1:35:04
5. Roger Hospedales (Markham) 1:35:18
Toronto’s Katya Masun dominated the bike ride (49:43) to easily claim the women’s title (1:33:59).
Belwood Duathlon (5 km run, 30 km bike, 5 km run) – Top 5 Women
1. Katya Masun (Toronto, ON) 1:33:59
2. Leslie Gibson (Toronto) 1:41:09
3. Michele Sheehy (Cobourg) 1:42:14
4. Angela Gervase (Stayner) 1:45:50
5. Wendy Holyday (Caledon) 1:49:13
Guelph’s Jack Bone started with the race best swim (7:12) and stayed in front for the overall victory in 37:40. Unionville’s Bridget Bethell used the top women’s run (second best overall) of 8:57 to take the women’s victory (37:50) and second overall. In fact, women occupied 4 of the top 5 positions in the overall standings. Girl power!
Belwood Give-It-A-Tri (400 m swim, 10 km bike, 2.5 km run) – Top 5 Women
1. Bridget Bethell (Unionville, ON) 37:50
2. Nicole Ritchie (Guelph) 37:57
3. Ariel De Leon (Ancaster) 39:51
4. Talija Menegotto (Guelph) 40:45
5. Ginny McAllister (Bolton) 42:46
Belwood Give-It-A-Tri (400 m swim, 10 km bike, 2.5 km run) – Top 5 Men
1. Jack Bone (Guelph, ON) 37:40
2. Jared Merkley (Orillia) 41:09
3. Graeme Knowles (Toronto) 41:45
4. Lawrence Hansen (Elmira) 41:46
5. Joshua Spring-Umansky (Waterdown) 42:06
Congratulations to all of our First Timers! Welcome to the Triathlon Family! We hope to see you again soon.
RACER OF THE DAY
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!
Irina Souiki (pictured below) raced for free thanks to Vorgee Canada. Make sure you enter for your chance to win.
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, take advantage of some hi-tech leg recovery, 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 Belwood. Thanks to all of our Volunteers (make sure you make it a practice to thank every volunteer you come across.
Special thanks go to our Local Presenting Sponsor – Du Tri and Run.
Along with our other one-site retailers: D’Ornellas Bike Shop, Big Race Wheels, Nutrie, One Bead, Pizza Delight Fergus, and the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy.
We hope to see you at Bala Falls on July 27, our next stop in the 2014 Recharge With Milk Triathlon Series.
Get into the spirit of things and dress up for our Retro Day at Bala Falls. There are lots of prizes to be won.
Get the full Belwood Race Results.
Make sure to visit the MultiSport Canada Facebook Page for all of Mike Cheliak’s photos from Belwood.
Share, Tag, Comment, and most of all Enjoy all of the free images.
If you loved your free pictures and want to show Mike some extra appreciation, check out his fundraising effort below.
Mike Cheliak’s Africa Yoga Project Service Mission
Mike Cheliak from My Sports Shooter has dedicated three weeks in August to a service mission in Moshe Tanzania with the Africa Yoga Project (AYP). AYP educates, empowers, elevates and employs youth from Africa using the transformational practice of yoga. Before leaving for Africa, Mike hopes to raise $4000 for the organization. Mike covers all costs for travel and programming so this fundraising is directly for the project. AYP is in the process of building a community centre facility in Moshe Tanzania and Mike will be working hands on to assist. Please support AYP and Mike by making a donation to this fundraising page. On behalf of Africa Yoga Project, and the extraordinary people they serve, thanks so much!
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|Coaching & Training Sponsor||Volunteer Sponsor||Timing Sponsor|
|Wetsuit Sponsor||Swim Course Sponsor||Eyewear & Rx Eyewear|
|Custom Clothing Sponsor||Nutrition & Hydration Sponsor|
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|Welland||Toronto Island, Wasaga Beach|
|Belwood, Lakeside||Gravenhurst, Bala Falls, Bracebridge, Huronia|
Silver Level Sponsors
|Run Sponsor||Bike Trainer Sponsor||Official Bike Box||Compression Sponsor|
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