Rose City Post-Race Report 2015

Quick link – Get the full Rose City Race Results.



Welland Local Presenting Sponsor


We would like to thank our Local Presenting Sponsor Trysport Niagara for their support. Please visit them on race day near the Recharge Zone. For details on their products, services and the work they do with athletes, please visit their website.

Race Weekend Recap

It was another stellar weekend of racing at Welland for the Rose City Triathlon Weekend, the second stop of the 2015 Recharge With Milk Triathlon Series.

Those racing on Saturday got the better of the weather days, but the rain on Sunday did nothing to destroy the resolve of the long course racers.

Our volunteers on Sunday definitely went the extra mile once the rain came so right from the beginning, we want to send a very special thank-you to our volunteers and volunteer recruiters Ron & Lynda Lemon and David Boone. Along with our volunteer groups from TrYForce Niagara Triathlon Club, Parrot Heads in Niagara South and Boston Pizza.

Ron Lemon – Passionate about his city and triathlon

Thanks to Fox Den Yoga for their post-race stretching station


Saturday June 13, 2015

Rose City Triathlon 2015

Featuring a Time Trial start, Port Elgin’s RJ Ross used the combination of a 45:58 bike, and top run of 27:31 to win the men’s race.

Rose City Triathlon 2015 (750m Swim – 30km Bike – 7.5km Run) – Top 5 Men

  1. RJ Ross (Port Elgin, ON) 1:26:17
  2. David Mackie (Flamborough, ON) 1:26:56
  3. Cam Black (Aurora, ON) 1:27:36
  4. Lee Rantala (Toronto, ON) 1:28:20
  5. Nigel Roedde (Hamilton, ON) 1:30:13

On the strength of a race leading 49:13 bike split, Toronto’s Katherine Onyett-Jeffries took the overall women’s victory.

Rose City Triathlon 2015 (750m Swim – 30km Bike – 7.5km Run) – Top 5 Women

  1. Katherine Onyett-Jeffries (Toronto, ON) 1:39:46
  2. Brittany Dunbar (Stouffville, ON) 1:40:22
  3. Janet Manley (Toronto, ON) 1:44:25
  4. Tedra Bolger (Waterdown, ON) 1:46:41
  5. Diane Stephen (Mississauga, ON) 1:46:47

Rose City Duathlon 2015

London’s Spencer Summerfield made sure to stay close to the front for most of the race and then on the final run (20:59), he made this move to secure the win, his second in a row after winning last week in Woodstock.

“I will be talking lots of recovery time and getting back to my running that I haven’t been able to do for a few weeks. My next race is Belwood on July 11th, where last year Larry Bradley schooled me in his fast run times and I hung on for 3rd. Hoping to better my time,” said Summerfield.

Rose City Duathlon (5km Run – 30km Bike – 5.26km Run) – Top 5 Men

  1. Spencer Summerfield (London, ON) 1:26:41
  2. Andrew McLeod (Etobicoke, ON) 1:27:33
  3. Jeremy Carter (St. Agatha, ON) 1:28:14
  4. Aaron Putman (Ashburn, ON) 1:28:29
  5. Harold Walker (St. Thomas, ON) 1:29:52

Posting the fastest first and second runs, Toronto’s Kim MacLaughlin won the women’s race.

Rose City Duathlon (5km Run – 30km Bike – 5.26km Run) – Top 5 Women

  1. Kim MacLaughlin (Toronto, ON) 1:37:12
  2. Jade Carrington (Brampton, ON) 1:39:07
  3. Bethany Timmerman (Paris, ON) 1:41:24
  4. Garima Takyar (Toronto, ON) 1:45:32
  5. Kim Hanna (Bracebridge, ON) 1:46:20

Rose City Give-It-A-Tri

Waterdown’s Elyse Daoussis swam a race best 5:24, biked 18:26, and added a rest best run of 8:27 to take the overall win in 34:52. Toronto’s Scott Knowles hammered out the top bike (17:21) and easily grabbed the men’s victory.

Rose City Give-It-A-Tri 2015 (400m Swim – 10km Bike – 2.5km Run) – Top 5 Women

  1. Elyse Daoussis (Waterdown, ON) 34:52
  2. Madedeine Kennedy (Hamilton, ON) 36:39
  3. Anna Zielinski (Burlington, ON) 42:39
  4. Shannon Bardin (Burlington, ON) 43:09
  5. Jennifer Knowles (St. Thomas, ON) 43:13

Rose City Give-It-A-Tri 2015 (400m Swim – 10km Bike – 2.5km Run) – Top 5 Men

  1. Scott Knowles (Toronto, ON) 37:41
  2. Joshua Spring-Umansky (Waterdown, ON) 40:15
  3. Dave Fisher (Caesarea, ON) 40:16
  4. Keven Brennan (Dundas, ON) 41:41
  5. Chris Carella (Welland, ON) 41:43

NOTE: To all Saturday racers. Please check your gear bags to see if you’ve mistakenly picked up a white plastic bag with some of the following contents inside (Dodge car key with a Bullfrog Power key chain, wedding ring, and green bike tag bracelet #1748). If you’ve got is, please contact our office –

Sunday June 14, 2015 – Long course playday

Good to see “The Boss”, John Salt, back in action

Rose City Half Triathlon 2015

Kitchener’s Alexander VanderLinden led from wire to wire to win the men’s title at the Rose City Half Triathlon held in Welland, Ontario. VanderLinden’s field crushing 1:18:17 half marathon in the rain, cemented the victory.

Rose City Half Tri 2015 (2km Swim – 90km Bike – 21.1km Run) – Top 5 Men

  1. Alexander VanderLinden (Kitchener, ON) 4:00:45
  2. Andrew Bolton (Richmond Hill, ON) 4:12:54
  3. Brandon Habermehl (Milton, ON) 4:17:27
  4. Luke Ehgoetz (New Hamburg, ON) 4:17:32
  5. Jim Sunners (Fort Erie, ON) 4:21:57

London’s Jennifer Ogg swam 34:52, biked 2:34:05, and ran 1:43:09 to finish in 4:56:14 to edge out Barrie’s Hannah Wilkinson to capture the women’s title. Wilkinson ran a race best 1:34:42, but 18 seconds short of surpassing Ogg.

Rose City Half Tri 2015 (2km Swim – 90km Bike – 21.1km Run) – Top 5 Women

  1. Jennifer Ogg (London, ON) 4:56:14
  2. Hannah Wilkinson (Barrie, ON) 4:56:32
  3. Rachel Wasserman (Albany, NY) 5:00:52
  4. Anne-Marie Rasmussen (Oakville, ON) 5:02:49
  5. Linda Kay Richards (Toronto, ON) 5:03:50

Rose City Half Bike/Run 2015 (90km Bike – 21.1km Run)

Masters of the long course duathlon scene, Daryl Flacks of Windsor and Tammy Purdy of Mississauga easily clinched the titles of the 90 km bike, 21.1km event.

Rose City Half Swim/Bike 2015 (2km Swim – 90km Bike)

Toronto’s Hector Rodriguez (below left) and Aurora’s Paolina Allan (right), both coaches at Ignition Fitness, finished first and second overall respectively in the 2km Swim, 90km Bike race.

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.

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!

Chris Howe – Ignition Fitness Racer of the Day

Peter Geering – Ignition Fitness Racer of the Day

Nineteen Wetsuit Racer of the Day 

The winner, Ian Mayberry #135, 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

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.

Finishing with Style

Art “Air Time” Hare

It was contagious

Jim Sunners – one of the fastest Masters Triathletes on the World. He directed traffic on Saturday and finished fifth overall in the Half Triathlon on Sunday.

Blade Carbon Wheels

One of our new sponsors this year is Blade Carbon Wheels. They were on site at Welland and we hope you had the chance to stop by and talk to Rob Milligan. If not, we did it for you.

From now until Dec 31st, 2015, use discount code “Multisport” on the Blade carbon wheels website when making a purchase for an instant $50 savings!

Thanks Volunteers!

Thanks again to all of our volunteers. You make it possible for the athletes to do what they do.

On-site Retailers/Sponsors

msc-aktiv-swim-seriesMultiSport Canada (MSC) and Aktiv Life are pleased to announce that they have reached an agreement to partner beginning with the 2015 event season. After three years of successful events, Aktiv Life Inc. is will now benefit from the expertise and leadership of MultiSport Canada to deliver an exceptional open water swim racing experience. As partners Aktiv Life and Multisport Canada will continue to bring the high level of athlete service their participants have come to expect to new open water swim events.


Wednesday July 1 – Port Dalhousie

Saturday July 11 – Binbrook Conservation Area

Monday August 3 – Welland International Flatwater Centre

Saturday Aug 8 – Port Dalhousie

* To those who won a complementary entry to email Wolfgang:

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Thanks and See you again soon

Thanks for joining us at Welland for the Rose City Triathlon Weekend and congratulations to all of our first timers. Welcome to the Triathlon Family. We hope to see you at our next stop of the 2015 Recharge With Milk Triathlon Series:

Belwood (July 11).

Get the full Rose City Race Results.

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