Toronto Island Post Race Report

Special thanks to Local Presenting Sponsor Absolute Endurance

Absolute Endurace

Please also visit their website for more details about their products and services.

Absolute Endurance at TO Island

Complete Our Post-Race Survey For A Chance To Win!

Where else can you let the race organizer know how you felt about the race and get a ballot to win one of $11,000 in prizes? We really do use the feedback you provide to improve our races and hope you will take a few minutes to complete the Customer Satisfaction Survey. After every race we will send out a Post-Race Survey where we ask you about your race experience. Complete the survey and you will receive a ballot in the Season Long Draw. The survey helps us improve, make changes and let’s us know how we treated you on race day. You just need to tell us what you think of the race. Here is the Toronto Island Post-Race Survey.

Our Season Long Draw – Everyone can win!

This year we will once again have a Season Long Draw, however now everyone has a chance to win. After every race we will send out a Post-Race Survey where we ask you about your race experience. The survey helps us improve, make changes and let’s us know how we treated you on race day.

As in past years we will also be awarding additional ballots based on participation. With the draw being held at the end of the race season it means the more you race the better your chance to win. We will track your races and once you have entered THREE OR MORE RACES you will automatically be given three extra ballots. Each additional entry will also give you another ballot.

Here’s an example: Compete in 5 races, you get 5 ballots. Complete the post-race surveys and get 5 additional ballots for a total of 10 ballots. Compete in 2 races and complete the respective post-race surveys you get 2 ballots. It’s our way of thanking you for coming out to our races all year.

We intend to keep adding prizes all year and will keep updating the prize list as the season progresses.

The Season Long Draw page has all of the details.

Niagara Falls Half Iron Triathlon in 2014

Make sure you use the special preview code that was in your race kit in Welland. You could win a Timex Run Trainer 2.0 valued at $325. If you lost your offer card here is a PDF version.

The Niagara Falls Half Iron Tri will be an epic race. On a fast and flat course, athletes will have an excellent opportunity to race towards a personal best, while friends and family will have plenty to do before, during and after the race. This race will be a standalone event and not part of the Recharge With Milk Series. Prepare yourself for one of the fastest and most iconic Half Iron races in Canada. Visit the Niagara Falls Half Iron website.

The Only Series With A Custom Podium Award Photo

Custom Podium Award Picture
Custom Podium Award Picture

The free custom photo for our award eligible athletes will continue but in a different manner. The award photos will now be in the FREEZONE gallery on My Sports Shooter’s Facebook Page.

Each race will have a FREEZONE, and each race will have an AWARDS Gallery.

The photo will be a customized podium shot with text and graphics with the race, date, names of all participants in the category as well as the statistics directly from Sportstats. You can download your free customized award in full print resolution instead of having to claim it by using a coupon. This totally streamlines the free award process and gives you an amazing keepsake to mark your achievement!

What if I can’t stay for the podium???  We are encouraging all podium participants to stay for the group shot but if you are not able, we are asking you to head to the Photo Tent area and get a great portrait done by one of our crew members. This photo can be taken with just you or with your bike if you want. The image will be customized with your race results and put in the FREEZONE gallery. You will be able to download it shortly after the event.


We will no longer be offering any coupons, discounts or free action shots for any participants. We have the FREEZONE gallery which will have lots of amazing photos from the day and encourage you to visit the Photo Tent to have a portrait done while you are on site. Those shots will always be free for you to download directly!


50 percent offWith the tightening of everyone’s budget for recreational activities these days, My Sports Shooter would like to announce the following BIG cut to all our prices.  We are responding to a continuing trend and would like to consider ourselves industry leaders in recognizing what our customers want.

Starting with the Gravenhurst Triathlon until the end of the season, we have cut almost all our prices in half.  That’s right 50% off!  You don’t need a coupon, just check out as you would normally.  For example our high resolution digital images used to be $19.99.  They are now $10.  Our Medium Resolution Archive (all your images in medium format) used to be $49.99. They are now $25!  Prints as low as $3.00 as well.

To be fair, this pricing is in effect from the Gravenhurst Triathlon forward.  There will be no reduction in pricing for the previous races from this year.  It simply wouldn’t be fair to those who have previously purchased their images from those races. I invite you enjoy the new prices and hope it helps to fit your budget a little better!

If you run into any problems, please contact Mike Cheliak at

TYR Racer of The Day


We will be picking a finishing position at select races and the athlete who finishes in that overall position will win a TYR wetsuit valued at $300.

Toronto Island TYR Racer of the Day

Winner of the Recharge with Milk Cooler on Wheels Filled with Cool Swag

My Sports Shooter – You’ve Been Shot Award

mysportsshooter.comYES! We are still running the wildly popular “You’ve Been SHOT!” race day award!

Mike Cheliak will be sorting out the most amazing shot from the race and the winner gets a FREE high resolution copy of the image!  Smile big, act silly, jump for joy or tuck and roll.  Just remember to do it for the camera!

Congratulations go to out to our Toronto Island You’ve Been Shot Award winners.

Toronto Island YBS 1Toronto Island YBS 2

Contact Mike Cheliak to claim your picture. Remember to smile and ham it up for the camera, and maybe you too can be a You’ve Been Shot Award winner.

Thank You To The Retailers and Sponsors At Toronto Island.

We would not be able to provide the quality of races and draw prizes without the sponsors and retailers who support our series. Thanks goes out to Recharge With Milk, HERO Burgers, Absolute Endurance, TYR, Rudy Project / XX2i, Timex, CLIF Bar, Du Tri and Run, D’OrnellasKINEeSYS, Rock Tape and Vorgee.

Toronto Island Post-race Report & Results

By Roger Hospedales

We were thrilled to be back on Toronto Island, a popular stop on the Recharge With Milk Triathlon Series schedule.

One of the wave starts at the crisp and clear water at Hanlan’s Point.

Make sure to visit the Recharge With Milk Recovery Zone for Chocolate Milk, and cool swag.

Recharge Zone TO Island

HERO Burgers. A nice reward after a hard and fast race.

Many members of the Age Group National Team we in attendance in get in one more race before the World Championships in London (September 11-15).

The start of wave one of the Sprint Duathlon.

Congratulations to all of our First Timers!

Thanks to all of our volunteers and safety support staff. Here Kevin provides a cooling sponge soaking at the finish line.

It pays to stay! Make sure to stay for the awards for your chance to win valuable draw prizes from our sponsors. We will also celebrate your win here.

Special thanks to TYR, Rudy Project / XX2i, Timex, CLIF BarAbsolute Endurance, Du Tri and Run, D’OrnellasKINEeSYSVorgee, LifeSport Coaching.


Sprint Triathlon Winner Mikael Staer Nathan took the race win and a sweet Zoot Bag from Du, Tri, and Run.

Thanks for choosing to join us at Toronto Island.

The next stop on the Recharge With Milk Triathlon Series brings us to Wasaga Beach (September 7 & 8).

For a complete rundown of Results please visit Sportstats, Official Timers of the Recharge With Milk Triathlon Series and MultiSport Canada. If you need any adjustment to the final results please email Sportstats. 

Here are some interviews with our race winners:

Recharge with Milk Triathlon Series – Toronto Island Give-It-A-Tri

400 m Swim. 10 km Bike, 2.75 km Run

Saturday August 24, 2013

TO Island GIT Podium 2013

Give-it-a-Tri Men
Place Total Time Name City Swim Bike Run
1 36:33.3 Paul Disimone Toronto 7:18 16:49 10:42
2 37:44.6 Scott Campbell Oakville 8:33 16:28 10:50
3 37:51.9 Kyle O’Brien Stouffville 7:28 16:32 12:12
Give-it-a-Tri Women
Place Total Time Name City Swim Bike Run
1 41:39.3 Allison Gibb Carlisle 7:49 19:31 12:58
2 43:16.3 Danielle Cornacchia Ajax 7:34 19:45 14:10
3 43:28.7 Emily Chant Waterdown 8:57 19:56 13:18


Best Swim (Top Male and Female)
Time Name City Category Pace
6:56.9 Esen Turkben Toronto M25-29 1:45
7:33.6 Danielle Cornacchia Ajax F01-19 1:54
Best Bike (Top Male and Female)
Time Name City Category Pace
15:44.4 Scott Knowles Toronto M01-19 38.1
18:58.0 Lynn O’Connor Toronto F55-59 31.6
Best Run (Top Male and Female)
Time Name City Category Pace
10:08.6 Daniel J. Toneguzzi Oakville M01-19 3:42
12:49.5 Sydney Vandersluis Pickering F01-19 4:40


Recharge with Milk Triathlon Series – Toronto Island Sprint Triathlon & Duathlon

Sunday August 25, 2013

Sprint Triathlon – 750 m Swim, 20 km Bike, 5.4 km Run

TO Island Tri Podium 2013

Sprint Triathlon Men
Place Total Time Name City Swim Bike Run
1 59:39.0 Mikael Staer Nathan Toronto 11:17 28:27 18:28
2 1:00:27.9 Mike Greenberg Toronto 11:03 28:39 19:19
3 1:00:50.7 Jackson Laundry Guelph 11:38 28:51 19:15
Sprint Triathlon Women
Place Total Time Name City Swim Bike Run
1 1:05:43.1 Miranda Tomenson Toronto 12:05 31:00 21:13
2 1:11:20.6 Kirsten Vergara Toronto 12:13 35:54 21:43
3 1:12:56.8 Lauren Heinken Mississauga 13:47 34:17 23:18


Sprint Triathlon Distance Best Swim (Top Male and Female)
Time Name City Category Pace
10:57.3 Brandon Kingston Holland Landing M20-24 1:28
10:58.8 Martha McCabe Toronto F20-24 1:28
Sprint Triathlon Distance Best Bike (Top Male and Female)
Time Name City Category Pace
28:26.5 Mikael Staer Nathan Toronto M-Elite AG 42.2
30.59.5 Miranda Tomenson Toronto F-Pro 38.7
Sprint Triathlon Distance Best Run (Top Male and Female)
Time Name City Category Pace
17:59.4 Christopher Moyer Pickering M-Elite AG 3:20
21:12.2 Miranda Tomenson Toronto F-Pro 3:56

Sprint Duathlon – 5.4 km Run, 20 km Bike, 2.95 km Run

TO Island Du Podium 2013

Sprint Duathlon Men
Place Total Time Name City Run 1 Bike Run 2
1 1:06:08.7 Ken Johnson Pickering 20:39 31:22 12:23
2 1:06:13.1 Christopher Marentette Komoka 19:38 33:00 11:58
3 1:07:15.9 Kevin Gallagher Toronto 21:21 31:35 12:42
Sprint Duathlon Women
Place Total Time Name City Run 1 Bike Run 2
1 1:16:17.1 Jade Carrington Brampton 23:50 34:59 15:08
2 1:18:11.6 Garima Takyar Toronto 25:39 35:32 14:46
3 1:19:51.0 Frances Cormier Newmarket 24:50 37:56 14:35


Sprint Duathlon Best 1st Run (Top Male and Female)
Time Name City Category Pace
19:17.6 Mitchell Valic Etobicoke M01-19 3:35
22:59.9 Clare Horan Toronto F30-39 4:16
Sprint Duathlon Best Bike (Top Male and Female)
Time Name City Category Pace
31:21.7 Ken Johnson Pickering M40-49 38.3
34:58.1 Jade Carrington Brampton F30-39 34.3
Sprint Duathlon Best 2nd Run (Top Male and Female)
Time Name City Category Pace
11:32.3 Mitchell Valic Etobicoke M01-19 3:55
13:12.9 Clare Horan Toronto F30-39 4:29

Results are courtesy of Doug from Sportstats. See the full results at Sportstats. All photos are courtesy of My Sports Shooter.

A Reminder to all Athletes

Maintaining great relationships with the communities hosting our races is essential to ensuring that these races are successful and continue to exist. Therefore, athletes, please remember to be courteous out on the race course. Not only to volunteers and fellow racers, but also to the residents of the community you are racing in. And just like when you are out training, you need to share the road. It is a race but we do not own the road. Adopting the spirit of sharing and co-operation will make it a better experience for all.