K-Town Post-Race Report 2015

Quick link – Get the full K-Town Race Results


Local Presenting Sponsor

We would like to thank our Local Presenting Sponsor Burkom, LeBlanc & Wilcox Investment Advisers for their support. Please also visit their website for details on their products, services and the work they do with athletes. We have them to thank for these great finisher medals.

32 Years of the K-Town Triathlon

It was another incredible day of racing at the 32nd edition of the K-Town Triathlon. Over 550 racers participated, and there were more spectators this year to give the athletes the extra zip they needed out on the course.

The triathletes starting their journey in Kingston Harbour, continuing the rich history of this race which started in 1984.

Kitchener’s Alex VanderLinden and Angela Quick, both members of the Recharge With Milk Ambassador Team, took home the champions titles and some rent money (Yes, they are a couple) thanks to victories in the Long Course Triathlon (2km Swim, 56.2km Bike, 15km Run), adding their names to the prestigious list of past race winners (Simon Whitfield, Lisa Bentley, Mark Bates, Tereza Macel, Sharon Donnelly, and Pierre Harvey to name a few).

K-Town Long Course Triathlon Recap

Trailing Richmond Hill’s Andrew Bolton and Ottawa’s Jordan Monnink by close to five minutes heading to the run – they would eventually both be disqualified during the closing stages of the run after it was discovered that they missed a turn on the bike course – VanderLinden posted a race best 54:36 to claim the win (2:51:57). Inverary’s Billy Bostad finished second in his debut at this distance, and Kingston’s Marc Prud’Homme rounded out the podium in third.

Alex VanderLinden takes the K-Town Long Course Men’s title.

K-Town Long Course Triathlon (2km Swim – 56.2km Bike – 15km Run) – Top 5 Men

1. Alexander VanderLinden (Kitchener, ON) 2:51:57

2. Billy Bostad (Inverary, ON) 2:59:01

3. Marc Prud’Homme (Kingston, ON) 3:01:02

4. Nick Cosman (Kingston, ON) 3:01:19

5. Larry Hasson (Ottawa, ON) 3:02:33

Angela Quick led the women’s race from start to finish. Quick had her typical lead out of the water swim (27:33), padded the lead with the fastest bike (1:34:30), then closed with a 1:08:51 run to take the women’s title in 3:12:35. Montreal’s Natalie Groves and Jessica Murphy finished second and third respectively.

Angela Quick takes the K-Town Long Course Win.

K-Town Long Course Triathlon (2km Swim – 56.2km Bike – 15km Run) – Top 5 Women

1. Angela Quick (Kitchener, ON) 3:12:35

2. Natalie Groves (Montreal, ON) 3:17:30

3. Jessica Murphy (Montreal, ON) 3:20:06

4. Julie Martens (Oakville, ON) 3:23:12

5. Lianne Morissetie (Kingston, ON) 3:23:36

K-Town Long Course Triathlon – Top 5 Women and Men Overall

K-Town Triathlon Recap

Brantford’s Ben Sayles dominated the men’s race with top splits in the swim (9:47), bike (45:01), and run (28:07) to win by 3 minutes and 44 seconds.

Ben Sayles, first overall in the Triathlon.

K-Town Triathlon (750m Swim – 30km Bike – 7.2km Run) – Top 5 Men

1. Ben Sayles (Brantford, ON) 1:24:01

2. Stephen Cann (Ottawa, ON) 1:27:45

3. Matt Straatman (Lucan, ON) 1:33:00

4. Roger Carroll (Ottawa, ON) 1:34:38

5. Adrian Barber (Ottawa, ON) 1:35:49

Toronto’s Tamara Jewett, a track athlete at the University of Toronto, led the swim (12:10), lost the lead during the 30km bike, but blazed through the run course in a race best time of 26:34 to win the women’s race.

Tamara Jewett had the fastest run of the day to win the women’s race.

K-Town Triathlon (750m Swim – 30km Bike – 7.2km Run) – Top 5 Women

1. Tamara Jewett (Toronto, ON) 1:42:53

2. Jasmin Aggarwal (Orillia, ON) 1:43:35

3. Sarah Quintin (Sackville, ON) 1:46:14

4. Laura Burberry (London, ON) 1:47:15

5. Beth Bruce (Kingston, ON) 1:50:46

K-Town Triathlon Top 5 Women and Men Overall

K-Town Duathlon Recap

Kingston’s Jeff McCue, utilized the top ride of 48:39, to chase down Cornwall’s Mathieu Despatie who had a race leading opening 4km run of 14:56. After a side by side battle in the closing 7.2 km run, McCue put the hammer down with 2 km to go and surged away from Despatie to take the win at home.

Jeff McCue with the overall K-Town Duathlon win.

K-Town Duathlon (4km Swim – 30km Bike – 7.2km Run) – Top 5 Men

1. Jeff McCue (Kingston, ON) 1:34:54

2. Mathieu Despatie (Cornwall, ON) 1:35:15

3. Peter Martens (Oakville, ON) 1:39:16

4. Adric Heney (Peterborough, ON) 1:40:47

5. Dan Rees (Toronto, ON) 1:40:59

Toronto’s Kim MacLaughlin took top spot in the women’s duathlon thanks to posting the fastest splits in the opening run (17:53), bike (54:13), and final run (32:46).

Kim MacLaughlin takes the K-Town Duathlon women’s title.

K-Town Duathlon (4km Swim – 30km Bike – 7.2km Run) – Top 5 Women

1. Kim MacLaughlin (Toronto, ON) 1:45:45

2. Michele Sheehy (Cobourg, ON) 1:52:42

3. Krystal Meadus (Athens, ON) 1:56:13

4. Haley Cruse (Minesing, ON) 2:01:19

5. Oksana Dejneha (Kingston, ON) 2:08:20

K-Town Duathlon Top 5 Men and Women Overall

The three races evenly split $1800 in prize money. The top 3 men and women overall in each race (regardless of elite or age group status) took home $150 for first, $100 for second, and $50 for third.

K-Town Short Course Swim/Bike Podium – If running is not your thing, we have this great race category.


One of our Relay podums – gather some friends together, make a team, and have a blast.

* Get the full K-Town Race Results from all the race categories.

Athlete Race Reports

Check out these race reports from the Recharge With Milk Ambassador Team.

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

Angela Quick’s Race Report

Andrew Bolton’s Race Report

Billy Bostad’s Race Report

Emma Plater’s Race Report


Congratulations to our K-Town Racers of the day:

Cool story of the day – Marc Roy (the man behind Sportstats), came out of racing retirement to do his first race in over 10 years, he crossed the finish line as a Racer of the Day winner. The always classy Marc graciously passed on the prize to the next finisher Andre Yeu.

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!


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

Recharge With Milk

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 Rehydrate, Refuel and Recharge after your race. Chocolate milk delivers an ideal mix of fluids to rehydrate, carbs to refuel and protein to recharge your body the wholesome way. Chocolate milk, the original recovery drink.

K-Town Kool Shots

Pac-man and the Ghosts were greet the athletes at the start of the run.


John Salt at the finish line to greet all the finishers.

Or just carry your kids across the finish line.


We love happy finishers!


A sprint to the finish.


Another happy finisher.


“Yes, I’m done!” – Nice work Caroline.

Thanks to all of our Volunteers!

Big thanks to all of our volunteers and water safety staff. You all 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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MultiSport Canada is proud to support Easter Seals Ontario. They will be providing a hand with volunteers. Look for them on site on Race Day.

To find out more about this worthy cause and how you can help, please read their Mission Statement, fact sheet & learn about their financial assistance program.

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Thanks and See you again soon

Thanks for joining us at K-Town 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:


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Bracebridge (August 8 & 9)



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