Wasaga Beach Post-Race Report 2015

Quick link – Get the full Wasaga Beach Race Results.

Triathlon Ontario Club Championship Weekend at Wasaga Beach

Thanks to all of you for supporting our Series and the 9th stop of the 2015 Recharge With Milk Triathlon Series.

We were thrilled to host the Triathlon Ontario Club Championships and see such a great turnout of clubs over the two days. Thanks coming out and racing in your colours to help make this a vibrant weekend. Here are a few we managed to capture on our cameras.

Congratulations to the LPC Triathlon Club (Division I Winners), and the Fighting Koalas Triathlon Team (Division II Winners) of the Club Championships. View the full results at Triathlon Ontario.

Saturday August 29, 2015 – Olympic & Give-It-A-Tri Day

A nice crowd awaits the swimmers as the reach the beach.

Swim leaders – Alexander VanderLinden & Angela Quick

Kitchener’s Alexander VanderLinden led all competitors out of wavy Georgian Bay with a time of 21:50. This left the main contenders – Guelph’s Jackson Laundry and Richmond Hill’s Andrew Bolton approximately 1:14 behind at the start of their 40 km rides. Laundry and Bolton chased down VanderLinden, and with the top ride of the day (57:08), Laundry entered T2 first with Bolton just 13 seconds behind. Laundry padded his lead with the fastest run (33:35) to grab the overall win in 1:55:29. VanderLinden caught a struggling Bolton – who slipped and fell hard in transition but chose to continue racing – for second (1:57:11).

Wasaga Beach Olympic Triathlon (1.5km Swim – 40km Bike – 10km Run) – Top 5 Men

  1. Jackson Laundry (Guelph, ON) 1:55:29
  2. Alexander VanderLinden (Kitchener, ON) 1:57:11
  3. Andrew Bolton (Richmond Hill, ON) 2:04:28
  4. Nicholas Kolodzie (Oshawa, ON) 2:09:52
  5. Luke Ehgoetz (New Hamburg, ON) 2:09:59

Kitchener’s Angela Quick led all women out of the 1.5 km swim and onto the longest freshwater beach in the world with a 22:26 clocking, with Newmarket’s Kristen Marchant 55 seconds behind. Quick managed to stay ahead for the entire bike ride thanks to the top split of 1:05:56 and took a 1:23 lead onto the final 10 km run. Unfortunately for her, she could not hold Marchant’s pace. Marchant closed with a women’s best 41:03 run to claim the win in 2:12:24. Quick took second (2:16:01), and Simcoe’s Emma Plater (2:21:48) edged out Mississauga’s Lauren Heinken (2:21:49) in a hard fought side by side sprint finish along Beach Drive.

Wasaga Beach Olympic Triathlon (1.5km Swim – 40km Bike – 10km Run) – Top 5 Women

  1. Kristen Marchant (Newmarket, ON) 2:12:24
  2. Angela Quick (Kitchener, ON) 2:16:01
  3. Emma Plater (Simcoe, ON) 2:21:48
  4. Lauren Heinken (Mississauga, ON) 2:21:49
  5. Kelley Tessier (Toronto, ON) 2:25:19

Wasaga Beach Olympic Triathlon – Top 5 Women & Men Overall

Nicholas Lambert dominated with top splits in all categories (6:19 swim, 16:20 bike, 10:21 run). The women’s race featured a close battle, with only 44 seconds separating first through fourth. With practically identical times for the swim, bike, and run, Leah Culotta pulled off the victory over Mackenzi Newman due to slightly faster transitions.

Wasaga Beach GIT – Top 5 Women & Men

Wasaga Beach Give-It-A-Tri (400m Swim – 10km Bike – 2.5km Run) – Top 5 Men

  1. Nicholas Lambert (Elliot Lake, ON) 35:35
  2. Jack Ciohos (Toronto, ON) 39:56
  3. Henry Bada (North York, ON) 40:54
  4. Len Dunkley  (Barrie, ON) 41:17
  5. Daniel Bolton (Richmond Hill, ON) 42:00

Wasaga Beach Give-It-A-Tri (400m Swim – 10km Bike – 2.5km Run) – Top 5 Women

  1. Leah Culotta (Waterdown, ON) 45:14
  2. MacKenzi Newman (Hamilton, ON) 45:27
  3. Jeannine Wright (Burlington, ON) 45:53
  4. Jennifer McPhee  (Burlington, ON) 45:58
  5. Sarah Dunkley (St. Thomas, ON) 46:16

Saturday August 29, 2015 – Sprint Triathlon & Duathlon

Toronto’s Lee Rantala used the top bike split (30:03) to get in front and managed to stay away for the win in the Sprint Triathlon.

Wasaga Beach Sprint Triathlon (750m Swim – 20km Bike – 5km Run) – Top 5 Men

  1. Lee Rantala (Toronto, ON) 1:02:13
  2. Prakash Pandya (Lasalle, ON) 1:03:01
  3. Ryan McCallum (Richmond Hill, ON) 1:03:12
  4. Leigh Wingfield (Orangeville, ON) 1:04:19
  5. Mat Reid (Burlington, ON) 1:05:17

Meghan Lamers grabbed the lead early with a 11:42 swim, stayed in front with a 32:59 ride, and shared the top run split (20:42) with Karen Ugarte Bravo to take the win in 1:07:00.

Wasaga Beach Sprint Triathlon (750m Swim – 20km Bike – 5km Run) – Top 5 Women

  1. Meghan Lamers (London, ON) 1:07:00
  2. Karen Ugarte Bravo (Barrie, ON) 1:10:44
  3. Katherine Onyett-Jeffries (Toronto, ON) 1:11:01
  4. Lauren Reid (Burlington, ON) 1:11:30
  5. Amanda Switzer (London, ON) 1:11:47

Wasaga Beach Sprint Triathlon – Top 5 Men & Women

The start of the Wasaga Beach Sprint Duathlon.

London’s Spencer Summerfield was strong among all three segments to take the overall win in the duathlon.

Wasaga Beach Sprint Duathlon (5km Run – 20km Bike – 2.5km Run) – Top 5 Men

  1. Spencer Summerfield (London, ON) 1:01:55
  2. Jeremy Carter (St. Agatha, ON) 1:02:28
  3. Ben Snider-McGrath (Port Perry, ON) 1:02:58
  4. Aniket Hooopa (Toronto, ON) 1:05:53
  5. Marcel Badertscher (Toronto, ON) 1:06:40

Cobourg’s Michele Sheehy utilized the top women’s bike split of 34:02 to separated herself from the rest of the field and take the victory in 1:11:54.

Wasaga Beach Sprint Duathlon (5km Run – 20km Bike – 2.5km Run) – Top 5 Women

  1. Michele Sheehy (Cobourg, ON) 1:11:54
  2. Annick Gagne (Angus, ON) 1:13:15
  3. Karri Beck (Richmond Hill, ON) 1:13:31
  4. Patty Stephens (Owen Sound, ON) 1:14:15
  5. Linda Crawford (Burlington, ON) 1:15:40

Wasaga Beach Sprint Duathlon – Top 5 Women & Men Overall

Some our Relay and Swim/Bike Winners

* Get the full Wasaga Beach 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.


Congratulations to our Wasaga Beach Racers of the day.

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 System 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

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.

Support the G&M Hospital Challenge!

The goal is to purchase new cardiac vital sign monitors for patients using the Collingwood G&M Hospital. Cardiac vital sign monitors are critically important to medical staff when they monitor the condition of patients in the ICU, Emergency Department and in the Operating Room and Recovery.

You can still donate to the G&M Hospital Challenge today.

John Salt on Babbittville Radio

Check out our own John Salt, President of MultiSport Canada on Babbittville Radio, There is some great discussion about Barrelman, growing the sport of triathlon, and more.

Images We Love

Velofix was on hand to help athletes with last minute repairs.

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Share, Tag, Comment, and most of all, enjoy all of the free images.

Thanks to all of our Volunteers!

Thanks again to all of our volunteers gave up their time to help the athletes this weekend. You make it possible for the athletes to do what they do. Athletes, show your appreciation and make it a practice to thank every volunteer you meet along the course at any race.

Much thanks to the Blue Mountains Arts and Culture & Collingwood Clippers Swim Club for recruiting volunteers.

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Thanks and See you again soon

Thanks for joining us at Toronto Island.

We hope to see you at our next stop of the 2015 Recharge With Milk Triathlon Series:

Lakeside (September 12 & 13)

Georgina (September 13)


Register for the Barrelman Triathlon (September 20). 

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