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A perfect summer day greeted athletes at the 2014 Huronia Triathlon & Duathlon.
The Kids of Steel races kicked off the festivities, and set the tone for a wonderful and fun filled day of racing.
The Give-It-A-Tri grabbed the limelight next. Toronto’s Scott Knowles and Waterdown’s Emily Chant (pictured below) claimed the overall wins.
Huronia Give-It-A-Tri – Top 5 Men (400m swim, 10 km bike, 2.75km run)
1. Scott Knowles (Toronto) 41:58
2. Tayler Young (Millgrove) 43:02
3. Peter Tkalcevich (Toronto) 46:21
4. Wesley Knowles (Toronto) 48:00
5. Neil Grunberg (Maple) 48:15
Huronia Give-It-A-Tri – Top 5 Women (400m swim, 10 km bike, 2.75km run)
1. Emily Chant (Waterdown) 44:32
2. Ariel De Leon (Ancaster) 44:45
3. Kate Bonfield (Markham) 46:03
4. Kelly Martin (Hanover) 47:40
5. Ginny McAllister (Bolton) 47:55
Next on the agenda was the SprintTriathlon and Duathlon.
Richmond Hill’s Andrew Bolton and Newmarket’s Kristen Marchant both members of the Recharge With Milk Triathlon Series Ambassador Team, reached the top of the podium in the Sprint Triathlon.
American Brett Saunders (visiting us from Camp Chikopi) swam 9:49 to lead all competitors out of Penetanguishene Harbour, with Bolton in close pursuit (11:05). Bolton powered to the front with his signature dominant 30:12 bike ride, then he got off and closed with the top run of 18:00 to cruise to victory in 1:00:48.
Newmarket’s Kristen Marchant made a successful return to the 2014 triathlon season after dealing with a stress fracture in her foot all year. Second out of the water (11:10) behind American Brooke Saunders from Camp Ak-O-Mak (11:04), Marchant posted the top bike (34:15) and ran her first 5km of the season (19:23) to easily separate herself from the rest of the women’s field to win in 1:06:38. Read Kristen’s Race Report.
Huronia Sprint Triathlon – Top 5 Men (750m swim, 20 km bike, 5 km run)
1. Andrew Bolton (Richmond Hill, ON) 1:00:48
2. Paul White (Newmarket) 1:05:42
3. Brett Saunders (USA) 1:06:30
4. James Corcoran (Toronto) 1:08:56
5. Mark Foullony (Orangeville) 1:09:20
Huronia Sprint Triathlon – Top 5 Women (750m swim, 20 km bike, 5 km run)
1. Kristen Marchant (Newmarket, ON) 1:06:38
2. Jocelyn Saunders (USA) 1:13:28
3. Lauren Heinken (Mississauga) 1:13:29
4. Allison Gibb (Carlisle) 1:14:50
5. Faye Armstrong (Woodbridge) 1:16:15
Caledon’s Matt Bedernjak took the overall victory in the Sprint Duathlon. Bedernjak posted top splits in all three segments. He completed the first 5 km run in 22:10, biked the 20 km in 33:43, and finished the final 2.5 km run in 11:06.
Stayner’s Angela Gervase did the same in the women’s race. She ran 24:31 to start, biked 41:56, and ran 12:41 to earn the clear victory.
Huronia Sprint Duathlon – Top 5 Men (5km run, 20 km bike, 2.5 km run)
1. Matt Bedernjak (Caledon, ON) 1:08:36
2. Michael Gratton (Burlington) 1:09:28
3. Dave McInroy (Orangeville) 1:14:02
4. Roger Hospedales (Markham) 1:14:24
5. Steven Forrest (Carlisle) 1:17:46
Huronia Sprint Duathlon – Top 5 Women (5km run, 20 km bike, 2.5 km run)
1. Angela Gervase (Stayner) 1:20:52
2. Tabatha Welsford (Pickering) 1:26:37
3. Mardi Charlton (Wasaga Beach) 1:29:37
4. Helen Scissors (Coboconie) 1:32:46
5. Gillian Aube (Brampton) 1:36:08
Congratulations to all of our First Timers! Welcome to the Triathlon Family! We hope to see you again soon.
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!
The girls of Camp Ak-O-Mak made their annual visit to the race, and entertained with their camp song.
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, 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 Huronia. 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 Trysport for their support.
We also thank Du Tri and Run for providing some great on-site Triathlon deals.
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: One of our athletes is missing her helmet from the race. A Specialized road helmet (red/black/silver). She was located in rack #380-425. If you mistakenly picked up this helmet, please contact our office (firstname.lastname@example.org) so we can arrange for this athlete to get her helmet back ASAP.
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