Recapping the 2014 Binbrook Triathlon and Duathlon

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The cozy setting of Binbrook Conservation Area set the stage for an incredible day of racing on Saturday June 7. Racers were treated to a cloudless sky, 70.5F/21C warm water temperatures, and hardly any wind during the flat and fast bike ride.

As with Woodstock, a speedy and talented field of athletes gathered for the Sprint Triathlon (750 m swim, 30 km bike, 7.5 km run), and the overall winner repeated his successful come from behind pattern yet again in the second race of the 2014 Recharge With Milk Triathlon Series.

Derek Quick (St. George) and David Dorian (Toronto) led the charge out of Lake Niapenco in 9:45 but Richmond Hill’s Andrew Bolton and Hamilton’s Lionel Sanders soon chased them down. Bolton rode the top split of the day (42:22 averaging 42.5 km/hr), while Sanders was just behind 42:53). With just over one minute to make up on Bolton, Sanders threw down the top run of the day (24:47 – 3:19/km pace) to overtake Bolton for his second victory (1:19:39) in a row at the Recharge With Milk Triathlon Series, while also defending the Binbrook title he won last year over Cody Beals. Bolton held on for second (1:20:21), and Toronto’s Sjaan Gerth spoiled a Recharge With Milk Triathlon Series Ambassador Team sweep of the top three by passing Mikael Staer Nathan in the final kilometre of the run to take third (1:23:40).

Check out Andrew Bolton’s Race Report.

Lionel Sanders makes it two victories in a row at the Binbrook Triathlon.

Top 5 Men – Binbrook Triathlon

  1. Lionel Sanders (Hamilton, ON) 1:19:39
  2. Andrew Bolton (Richmond Hill) 1:20:21
  3. Sjaan Gerth (Toronto) 1:23:40
  4. Mikael Staer Nathan (Toronto) 1:23:55
  5. Mike Greenberg (Toronto) 1:26:02

The women’s race featured a close battle Toronto’s Michelle Pearlman and Guelph’s Jennifer Bradwin. The two were in a virtual dead heat after the swim and bike, but Pearlman separated herself from Bradwin with a final run of 31:39 (the top women’s run of the day) to claim the victory in 1:35:25. Bradwin took second (1:37:21), and Toronto’s Phaedra Kennedy finished third (1:40:55).

Last year’s women’s champion, Kristen Marchant did race at Binbrook but competed in the Swim/Bike (which she won) due to a stress fracture which prevents her from running. Check out Kristen’s race report.

Michelle Pearlman takes the Binbrook Triathlon Women’s title.

Top 5 Women – Binbrook Triathlon

  1. Michelle Pearlman (Toronto, ON) 1:35:25
  2. Jennifer Bradwin (Guelph) 1:37:21
  3. Phaedra Kennedy (Toronto) 1:40:55
  4. Amanda Switzer (London) 1:41:03
  5. Faye Armstrong (Woodbridge) 1:41:51

Binbrook Triathlon – Top 5 Women and Men Overall

In the Duathlon (5 km run, 30 km bike, 5 km run), Mississauga’s Larry Bradley successfully defended his title.

Bradley claimed to be shaking off some rust but he looked just fine leading from start to finish. He opened with the fastest run of 19:25 to break away from Garvin Moses (a fellow Mississaugan on the rise in the sport of duathlon), then rode the top split of 47:33 to grow his lead, and finished with another top split of 20:48 to easily hold onto first in 1:28:49. Moses finished second in 1:33:16, and Toronto’s Darren Cooney, another athlete on the rise this year, secured third (1:34:12).

Larry Bradley defends his Binbrook Duathlon title.

Top 5 Men – Binbrook Duathlon

  1. Larry Bradley (Mississauga, ON) 1:28:49
  2. Garvin Moses (Mississauga) 1:33:16
  3. Darren Cooney (Toronto) 1:34:12
  4. Parichit Bagga (Toronto) 1:34:43
  5. Michael Gratton (Burlington) 1:36:58

Toronto’s Garima Takyar, trailed fellow Torontonian (25:39) after the first run, but rode to the front of the race with the top women’s ride of 57:18. With a comfortable lead, Takyar ran the final 5km in 27:23 to take the victory in 1:53:17. Oakville’s Jillian McKay finished second (1:57:20), and Miriam Brouwer of Grimsby grabbed third (2:03:24).

Garima Takyar with the Women’s victory at the Binbrook Duathlon.

Top 5 Women – Binbrook Duathlon

  1. Garima Takyar (Toronto, ON) 1:53:17
  2. Jillian McKay (Oakville) 1:57:20
  3. Miriam Brouwer (Grimsby) 2:03:24.1
  4. Lindsay Bos (Cambridge) 2:03:24.2
  5. Kristina Alvero (Toronto) 2:04:17

Binbrook Duathlon – Top 5 Women and Men Overall

Binbrook Give-It-A-Tri – Top 5 Women and Men Overall

Top 5 Men – Binbrook Give-It-A-Tri

  1. Marc-Antoine Gagnon (Burlington, ON) 34:52
  2. Ryan McCallum (Richmond Hill) 35:07
  3. Daniel Toneguzzi (Oakville) 35:12
  4. Geoff Palmer (Ancaster) 35:59
  5. Matt Bedernjak (Caledon) 36:46

Top 5 Women – Binbrook Give-It-A-Tri

  1. Madeleine Kennedy (Hamilton, ON) 36:47
  2. Emma Young (London) 38:48
  3. Emily Chant (Waterdown) 39:52
  4. Kelly Fitzsimmons (Toronto) 41:10
  5. Crystal Thompson (Hamilton) 42:05

Congratulations to all of you first timers! We are glad you enjoyed your day and we hope to see you again soon. Welcome to the Triathlon Family!

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Andrew Bolton (Recharge With Milk Triathlon Series Ambassador Team member) awarding the Nineteen Racer of the day prize of a Pipeline FS wetsuit (MSRP $300).


Congratulations to our 2XU Racer of the Day who won a prize pack worth in excess of $300!

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.

Here is John Salt, MultiSport Canada Founder and President, speaking about the upcoming inaugural Barrelman Triathlon. Consider joining us if you can it will be one of the highlights of the season.

Thanks for joining us at Woodstock. And thanks to all of our Volunteers  (Special thanks to Mat Reid and the Fighting Koalas) and On-site retailers – Hammer Nutrition Canada, D’Ornellas Bike Shop, Du Tri and Run, Absolute Endurance, Big Race Wheels, Carole Staveley – Not Lying Down, and Full Cup Coffee.

We hope to see you at Welland for the Rose City Triathlon Weekend (June 14 & 15), our next stop in the 2014 Recharge With Milk Triathlon Series.

Get the full Binbrook Race Results.

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