Toronto Island Post-Race Report 2016

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#MSCTorontoIsland – Some Tri and Some Du

Thanks to everyone who came out to our annual Toronto Island Triathlon and Duathlon. We hope you enjoyed your experience with us, and the spectacular views of the Toronto skyline on the Ferry ride back and forth from the Island. Racing on the flat and fast course on the Island is quite fun too!

Saturday’s Give-It-A-Tri featured a field mostly comprised of first timers, and we were glad that Mother Nature co-operated with great weather and 23 degree water temperatures – the warmest that we’ve ever experienced here. However, on Sunday, the winds kicked up and that made for unsafe swim conditions in Lake Ontario. So it was a duathlon for everyone – thanks to all of you for understanding our decision to keep everyone safe and rolling with the punches and making the best out of the day. In the end, we had two incredible days of racing at #MSCTorontoIsland.

SickKids Foundation Fundraising Goal Surpassed

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In our inaugural year of partnering with the SickKids Foundation to raise funds to help change children’s health, we are happy to announce that we surpassed our $5000 goal with a total of $5697 raised!

You can still help build on that total and donate to the cause here.

Thanks to everyone who used their race to raise funds and to all who donated.

The top male and female fundraisers were Paul Graham – $1848.10, and Caroline Cathcart – $1470. Both have won a FREE entry to any 2016 or 2017 Recharge with Milk Triathlon Series presented by Skechers Performance race and will be contacted by our office staff.

Saturday August 20, 2016 – A Day Celebrating the First Timer

With over 80% of the field being first timers, let’s first say:

Congratulations to all of ALL of you! Welcome to the Triathlon Family. We hope to see you again soon.

Toronto’s Brian Mahon used to top ride (15:59) and run (10:09) to take the overall victory. While, 61 years young, Jennifer Knowles rode the fastest women’s split of 17:47, and ran just fast enough to grab the overall women’s win by a mere two seconds.

#MSCToronto Island Give-It-A-Tri/Super Sprint – Top 5 Women & Men

Toronto Island Give-It-A-Tri 2016 (400m swim, 10km bike, 2.5km run) – Top 5 Men

  1. Brian Mahon (Toronto) 39:14
  2. Scott Knowles (Toronto) 39:21
  3. Randy Pruyn (Port Colborne) 40:10
  4. Chris MacIntyre (Thunder Bay) 41:15
  5. Craig Burkett (Toronto) 41:19

Toronto Island Give-It-A-Tri 2016 (400m swim, 10km bike, 2.5km run) – Top 5 Women

  1. Jennifer Knowles (Toronto) 45:05
  2. Kortney Watson (Kincardine) 45:07
  3. Vilija Hakala (Toronto) 45:13.2
  4. Nadya Bakker (Ottawa) 45:13.3
  5. Lauren Park (Nobleton) 45:36

Give-It-A-Tri Relay Winner – Team Ignition Fitness/Running Free

Sunday, August 21, 2016 – Everyone does the Du

High winds led to rough water at Hanlan’s Point Beach and thus the decision to cancel the swim to ensure everyone’s safety. This meant that everyone raced a Duathlon of a 5 km run, 20 km bike, and 2.5 km run.

Guelph’s Jackson Laundry posted top splits in all categories (17:25 run, 28:52 bike, and 9:45 run) to win his 8th race in a row at the Recharge With Milk Triathlon Series presented by Skechers Performance. 

Toronto Island Sprint Triathlon turned Duathlon 2016 (5km run, 20km bike, 2.5 km run) – Top 5 Men

  1. Jackson Laundry (Guelph, ON) 57:22
  2. Adam Doxtator (Frankford) 59:01
  3. Matt Straatman (Lucan) 1:00:12
  4. Bryan Rusche (Toronto) 1:01:57
  5. John Pulford (Elmira) 1:04:02

Toronto’s Miranda Tomenson used the top bike split of 31:58 to separate herself from the rest of the women’s field and to earn her third title at Toronto Island.

Toronto Island Sprint Triathlon turned Duathlon 2016 (5km run, 20km bike, 2.5 km run) – Top 5 Women

  1. Miranda Tomenson (Toronto) 1:06:12
  2. Leah Sherriff (Ottawa) 1:07:10
  3. Nina Sieh (Mississauga) 1:09:40
  4. Emma Plater (Guelph) 1:12:30
  5. Katherine Force (King City) 1:13:49

#MSCTorontoIsland – Sprint Triathlon turned Duathlon Top 5 Women and Men

In the original Sprint Duathlon category, Toronto’s Scott Johnson and Rachel Simpson both utilized their strong run legs to take overall wins.

Toronto Island Sprint Duathlon 2016 (5km run, 20km bike, 2.5 km run) – Top 5 Men

  1. Scott Johnson (Toronto) 1:01:39
  2. Peter Schindler (Toronto) 1:03:24
  3. Vincent Palhol (France) 1:04:19
  4. Darren Cooney (Toronto) 1:05:58
  5. Josh Good (Oshawa) 1:08:30

Toronto Island Sprint Duathlon 2016 (5km run, 20km bike, 2.5 km run) – Top 5 Women

  1. Rachel Simpson (Toronto) 1:11:24
  2. Karri Beck (Richmond Hill) 1:15:14
  3. Garima Takyar (Toronto) 1:17:07
  4. Ivey Chiu Forrest (Toronto) 1:18:56
  5. Tory Jones (Kitchener) 1:19:20

Relay Winners

Get your friends or family together to participate as a Relay Team. It will be a fun day for all.

Sprint Triathlon turned Duathlon Relay – Team U of T Team Mile

Sprint Duathlon Relay – Team Ignition Fitness/Running Free

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Media and Athlete Reports

Triathlon Magazine Canada Race Recap

Check out the #MSCTorontoIsland: Post-race chatter and reports (CLICK HERE)

Recharge With Milk & The Ambassador Team

Make sure to stop by the Recharge With Milk Recovery Zone to get your post-race Chocolate Milk, swag, recover, to have to fun with your fellow racers, and to ask our Recharge With Milk Ambassador Athletes any questions that you might have.

Recharge With Milk Racer of the Day


Congratulations to Jennifer Hogan & Nikola Markovic on being the Racers of the Day! They have each won a free race entry, Chocolate Milk for a month and a Recharge With Milk Swag Bag!

Find the details on how you may BECOME THE RACER OF THE DAY!

Nineteen Wetsuit Racer of the Day 

The winner receives a Nineteen Pipeline FS wetsuit (MSRP $300).



TRYSPORT the Official Swim Course Sponsor of the Recharge With Milk Triathlon Series.

2XU Racer of the Day


The winner receives a 2XU Prize Pack worth $310

Skechers Racer of the Day

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Skechers Performance is the Presenting Sponsor and Official Running Shoe for the Recharge With Milk Triathlon Series, and Title Sponsor for the Niagara Falls Barrelman Triathlon.

Mentholatum Fastest Triathletes of the Day

Jackson Laundry and Miranda Tomenson took home Metholatum Prize Packs as the Fastest Male and Female Triathletes/Duathletes of the Day.

Ignition Fitness / Skechers Performance Racer of the Day

The winner receives an Ignition Fitness Tri Top and a pair of Skechers Performance shoes after wearing the Tri top at two races.

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Thanks to All of our Volunteers

Remember to thank every volunteer you encounter on race day, they are giving up their time to help you have a great race.

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We rely extensively on our communities (local service clubs, sport teams, athlete family members, current and past competitors) to provide the many volunteers required to safely stage our races. We need volunteers to work in many different areas. When you sign up to volunteer you can choose the volunteer job that most interests you or most qualified for. Our Volunteer Coordinators will do their best to place you in your chosen area.

We can use some help at Wasaga Beach this coming weekend (August 27 and/or August 28). As a thank you for joining us, we will provide you with a $35 discount code to put towards any 2016 or 2017 Recharge With Milk Triathlon Series race.

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