Gravenhurst Post-Race Report 2015

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Another Sold Out Triathlon Weekend at Gravenhurst

Thanks to all of you for supporting our Series and continuing the sold out streak at Gravenhurst, the fourth stop of the 2015 Recharge With Milk Triathlon Series.

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Saturday July 18, 2015

Participants were treated a humid 30 degree plus Muskoka summer’s day, but that provided no barrier to some fast racing and a day full of enjoyment.

Richmond Hill’s Andrew Bolton, a member of the Recharge With Milk Ambassador Team, lead all athletes out of Muskoka Bay (21:59), then blasted out the fastest ride of the day (57:39) on a new course along the Frank Miller Memorial Route. Then with a comfy lead in hand, Bolton ran just fast enough to slip in under the 2 hour mark (1:59:39) to take the overall victory in the Gravenhurst Olympic Triathlon. Inverary’s Billy Bostad ran the fastest 10km (37:07) to take second in his debut at the Olympic distance, and Newmarket’s Dave Liddle claimed third.

Gravenhurst Olympic Triathlon (1.5km Swim – 40km Bike – 10km Run) – Top 5 Men

1. Andrew Bolton (Richmond Hill, ON) 1:59:39

2. Billy Bostad (Inverary, ON) 2:05:25

3. Dave Liddle (Newmarket, ON) 2:15:22

4. Steve Vandermolen (Breacebridge, ON) 2:15:26

5. Tom Fancsy (Lasalle, ON) 2:15:55

Simcoe’s Emma Plater put forth a balanced attack over all three segments (including the top run of 45:28) to finish ahead of Whitby’s Stephanie Summers and Nina Sieh of Mississauga.

Gravenhurst Olympic Triathlon (1.5km Swim – 40km Bike – 10km Run) – Top 5 Women

1. Emma Plater (Simcoe, ON) 2:21:55

2. Stephanie Summers (Whitby, ON) 2:24:45

3. Nina Sieh (Mississauga, ON) 2:27:59

4. Angela Giddens (North Bay, ON) 2:29:56

5. Jessica Adam (Toronto, ON) 2:30:03

Gravenhurst Olympic Triathlon Top 5 Women & Men

The International Duathlon showcased a close battle between the top four overall. After the opening hilly 10 km run, Toronto’s Darren Cooney led the way into T1 (39:37), from there Etobicoke’s Andrew McLeod (31 seconds behind) hammered out a 1:03:01 bike, to lead the race into T2. With Nicolae Petrescu of Toronto in hot pursuit, McLeod managed to hold on for a 5 second victory. Windsor’s Daryl Flacks posted the top ride of 1:02:29 and held off Cooney for third.

Andrew McLeod takes the International Duathlon victory.

Gravenhurst International Duathlon (10km Run – 40km Bike – 5km Run) – Top 5 Men

1. Andrew McLeod (Etobicoke, ON) 2:05:19

2. Nicolae Petrescu (Toronto, ON) 2:05:24

3. Daryl Flacks (Windsor, ON) 2:07:16

4. Darren Cooney (Toronto, ON) 2:07:38

5. Kevin Gallagher (Toronto, ON) 2:14:40

Toronto’s Janet Manley dominated the women’s race right from the start. She opened with the top women’s run of 46:40 to take a 3 minute lead over fellow Torontonian Alex Bade, and further added to that lead with a statement making 1:12:47 ride (8 minutes faster than the next best bike time), then finished with another race best run of 23:24 to easily claim the victory in 2:24:13.

Janet Manley is happy with her International Duathlon win.

Gravenhurst International Duathlon (10km Run – 40km Bike – 5km Run)- Top 5 Women

1. Janet Manley (Toronto, ON) 2:24:13

2. Stephanie Lalonde (Mississauga, ON) 2:39:36

3. Alex Bade (Toronto, ON) 2:42:35

4. Kelly Millson (Huntsville, ON) 2:45:21

5. Marie Malcolm (Bracebridge, ON) 2:56:49

Gravenhurst International Duathlon Top 5 Women & Men

Sunday July 19, 2015

Oakville’s Scott Campbell trailed after the 750m swim, but made use of the second best ride (31:38) and fastest run (21:33) to grab the overall win in 1:09:57.

Gravenhurst Sprint Triathlon (750m Swim – 20km Bike – 5km Run) – Top 5 Men

1. Scott Campbell (Oakville ON) 1:09:57

2. Mike Battaglini (Aurora, ON) 1:10:23

3. Harold Walker (St. Thomas, ON) 1:10:41

4. Logan Hunt (King City, ON) 1:11:28

5. Ken Staples (London, ON) 1:11:38

Thornhill’s Jordie Seaton also overcame a deficit after the swim and bike, but her women’s best run (21:58) on the hot, humid and hilly course earned her the victory.

Jordie Seaton takes the women’s victory in the Sprint Triathlon

Gravenhurst Sprint Triathlon (750m Swim – 20km Bike – 5km Run) – Top 5 Women

1. Jordie Seaton (Thornhill, ON) 1:14:45

2. Marusa Mason (Oakville, ON) 1:16:30

3. Catalina Maass (Thornhill, ON) 1:17:37

4. Jody Yoken (Toronto, ON) 1:17:40

5. Laura Burberry (London, ON) 1:17:45

Gravenhurst Sprint Triathlon Top 5 Men & Women

The start of the Sprint Duathlon

Eighteen year old Brian Moore of Bracebridge ruled the day with the fasted times in all three segments. He led the opening 5km run with an 18:30 clocking, was the only athlete all day in either event to ride sub 30 minutes (29:38), and if that wasn’t enough, he blasted out a 9:53 final 2.5 km run to take the overall win 59:42 – the only sub 1 hour athlete.

Gravenhurst Sprint Duathlon (5km Run – 20km Bike – 2.5km Run) – Top 5 Men

1. Brian Moore (Bracebridge, ON) 59:42

2. Jonathan Bunn (Etobicoke, ON) 1:06:20

3. Glen Caradus (St. Agatha, ON) 1:09:25

4. David Lamy (Ashburn, ON) 1:09:50

5. Scott Morrison (St. Thomas, ON) 1:10:02

Matching Moore’s performance in the men’s race, Oakville’s Anna Parker posted top splits right across the board (21:38 run, 34:42 bike, and 11:13 run) to cruise to victory on the women’s race.

Gravenhurst Sprint Duathlon (5km Run – 20km Bike – 2.5km Run) – Top 5 Women

1. Anna Parker (Oakville, ON) 1:10:08

2. Anna Fiorito (Amherstburg, ON) 1:13:51

3. Karen Koehler (Algonquin Highlands, ON) 1:17:23

4. Karan Gardiner (St. Catherines, ON) 1:18:21

5. Karri Beck (Richmond Hill, ON) 1:18:47

Gravenhurst Sprint Duathlon Top 5 Men & Women

Toronto’s Chris Anderson put together the best swim/bike combination to reach the finish line first in the Give-It-A-Tri, while Barrie’s Maxine Beland ran her way to victory in the women’s race.

Gravenhurst Give-It-A-Tri (400m Swim – 10km Bike – 2.5km Run) – Top 5 Men

1. Chris Anderson (Toronto, ON) 38:37

2. Takayuki Matsuzaki (Scarborough, ON) 40:54

3. Dave Fisher (Caesarea, ON) 42:13

4. Tim DeClercq (Mississauga, ON) 44:24

5. Jack Ciotlos (Toronto, ON) 45:12

Gravenhurst Give-It-A-Tri (400m Swim – 10km Bike – 2.5km Run) – Top 5 Women

1. Maxine Beland (Barrie, ON) 40:59

2. Chilyn Fenton (Barrie, ON) 42:21

3. Diana Gonzalez (Toronto, ON) 47:07

4. Tara Rutledge (Lucan, ON) 47:50

5. Shannon Bardin (Burlington, ON) 48:58

Gravenhurst Give-It-A-Tri Top 5 Women & Men

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Athlete Race Reports

Check out these RACE REPORTS from the Recharge With Milk Ambassador Team.

Andrew Bolton leads the swim at Gravenhurst.

These reports will give you lots of insight and information which will help you with your own racing and training.


Congratulations to our Gravenhurst Racers of the day.

Skechers Racer of the Day


The winner of this prize gets a pair of Skechers Performance Running Shoes

Men’s Skechers GOmeb Speed 3

Ignition Fitness Racer of the Day

The winner receives an Ignition Fitness Tri Top from Champion Systems along with additional opportunities to win more.

Share a picture of you in your ROTD kit on social media and Ignition Fitness will send you a Clif prize pack. Share another pic of you racing in your ROTD kit and we’ll send you another Clif prize pack. The more races you wear your ROTD kit, the more you win!


Scott MacLennan – Ignition Fitness 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

Here are our winners:

Recharge With Milk

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.

Cool Shots

We hope you paid a visit to the Hammer Nutrition Big Rig. It’s on a Canada wide-tour. Check out July is Hammer Bars.

How’s this for a support crew?

Jason Vurma from above, making sure everything is going perfectly.

The Best Finish of the Day!

Smiles! We always love to see that. And she hasn’t event started yet.

Former NHLer, Michael Zigomanis with the impressive finish (second in his age group).

Relays – get some friends together for a fun day at the races.

Thanks to all of our Volunteers!

A very special thank-you to our volunteer recruiters Christine Cousins and Marie Walker.

Thanks again to all of our volunteers gave up time to help the athletes in the heat and humidity. You make it possible for the athletes to do what they do. Athletes, show your appreciation and make it a practice to thank every volunteer to meet along the course at any race.

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Thanks and See you again soon

Thanks for joining us at Gravenhurst and congratulations to all of our first timers.

We hope to see you at our next stop of the 2015 Recharge With Milk Triathlon Series:


Bala Falls (July 26)

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