Welland Post Race Report

Special thanks to our Local Presenting Sponsor Trysport Niagara

Trysport Niagara


Improve your open water swimming this summer by participating in one of our AKTIV OPEN WATER SWIMS. If you are training for an ironman or half ironman or simply need to get more comfortable in the open water, come out and race one of our 1.9km or 3.8km swim races. The swim races are designed to provide participants an opportunity to improve sighting, develop swim endurance and fine tune open water swimming technique for your next triathlon race.

2013 RACE DATES – All races start at 6pm

Race #3 – July 5, #4 – July 19, #5 – August 9, #6 – August 30

LOCATION:  Welland Recreational Canal Flatwater Community Center from 5pm to 5:40pm

Aktiv Swim Series

Aktiv Trail Series starts September 2013!

Join Aktiv Life this fall for a series of 6km trail races for adults, kids and teams. Series races take place on the Bruce Trail (end of Lockhart Dr., St. Catharines) near Brock University.  Races are chip timed and scoring is done by age-group, overall and NEW this year team rankings. For more details on the Aktiv Trail Running Series 2013 visit aktivlife.ca

6km Trail Course: The race course is a mix of single-track, dirt path, and a short stretch of road.   Click on the link to see the Race Site Set Up

Race Times:  All Kids Starts: 9:10 am / All Adult Starts: 9:30 am

Registration is now open:  Register on-line via Events Online

Register in store at Trysport Niagara.

  • Full Series = $135+tx
  • Full Series Team (6 people) = $100+tx per person *instore registration only
  • Individual Race = $35+tx

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 Woodstock 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 Welland Tri/Du/Give-It-A-Tri Post-Race Surveyand Welland Half Iron Races 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!

If you run into any problems, please contact Mike Cheliak at info@mikecheliak.com.

TYR Racer of The Day and HERO of The Day

Back for 2013 will be the 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.

HERO Certified Burgers is also sponsoring the HERO of the Day. We will be picking a finishing position at select races and the athlete who finishes in that overall position will win $150 in gift certificates from HERO Burgers.


Wellland TYR Kevin Koole Welland TYR Winner Dan Bates
Welland TYR Racer of the Day – Dan Bates and Kevin Koole. Dan wins a TYR Category 1 Wetsuit and Kevin wins a TYR Racer Category 3 Wetsuit.
Welland HERO Michelle Malaschenko
Welland HERO Stuart Demeter
Welland HERO of the Day – Michelle Malaschenko and Stuart Demeter. Both take home a case of HERO Certified Burgers worth $150.

 Winner of the Recharge with Milk Prize Pack

Welland Recharge Stephanie Vuilleumier

Stephanie Vuilleumier won a Recharge with Milk cooler along with some other 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 Welland You’ve Been Shot Award winner Veronica Voakes.

Welland YBS - Veronica Voakes

Veronica travelled from Royal Oak, Michigan to be with us and was our final finisher in the Half Iron Triathlon. She lost over 100 pounds and as you can see she accomplished her other big goal – finishing a Half Iron Triathlon. Congratulations Veronica!

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 Welland

We would not be able to provide the quality of races and draw prizes without the sponsors and retailers who support our series. Thanks also goes out to Absolute Endurance and S.C.A.P. Centre for providing much needed post race treatment for the athletes, and to retailers Du Tri and Run, and Champion System. Please check out all of the Series Sponsors at the end of this newsletter.

Signature_sChampion System is the worldwide leader in custom apparel specializing in triathlon, cycling, and running gear. Strong customer relationships and close collaboration with the world’s top athletes has been the key to Champion System’s success. Our distinctive and stylish garments are worn by Olympians, National and World Champions, and recreational athletes of all levels.

Our goal is to allow the customer to be their own brand. We are known far and wide for our solid commitment to pioneering innovative, race-proven garments that can be customized with virtually any design. We have revolutionized sublimation printing, redefined garment construction and simplified the custom ordering process. For more information: http://champ-sys.ca/

Welland Post-race Report & Results

By Roger Hospedales

Summer finally hit us here in Southern Ontario and it sure made for some steamy racing in Welland. As usual, the volunteers at Welland go above and beyond the call of duty to provide a special experience for all the athletes. It should not be a surprise because they have been doing so for over 20 years. Special thanks to Ron Lemon and David Boone for rounding up the usual group of volunteers. We hope you had the opportunity to thank everyone that helped you all throughout the course of the day.

Congratulations to our AWAD athletes: Sheri Roberts, Rich Vanderwal, and Robert Buren on their performances.

Welland AWAD 2013

Here are our video recaps of this weekend’s events:

Slide Show Recap

Post-Race Interviews

Thanks for joining us at Welland.

The next stop on the Recharge With Milk Triathlon Series brings us to Huronia (Midland/Penetanguishene) (Saturday July 6 and Sunday July 7).

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. 

Checking in with the Recharge With Milk Development Team

A few of our Recharge With Milk Development Team athletes have posted race reports from their Welland experience. Cody Beals, Alexander VanderLinden, and Angela Quick made their Half Iron Distance Triathlon debuts in Welland. Cody won the race in a course record time, Alex took fourth overall, and Angela finished as the third fastest woman.

Make sure to check out their race reports and maybe you will find that you might learn a few valuable things or discover that they go through the same struggles during the race as we all do.

Welland Cody Beals on the BikeCody’s Report,  Alex VanderLinden Alex’s Report, and Angela Quick Leads the SwimAngela’s Report.

Get Out There Magazine Report

On Saturday, June 22nd, 2013, Race Reporter Jeff Rowthorn was in Welland, ON and filed another one of his great race reports.

Welland Winners Collage 2013

Recharge with Milk Triathlon Series – Welland Triathlon/Duathlon & Give-It-A-Tri

Saturday June 22, 2013

Overall Results – Welland Triathlon – Men

1. 1:19:08.8  Lionel SANDERS  Hamilton

2. 1:22:01.6  Keith MARCHANT  Burlington

3. 1:24:40.9  Paul BREGIN  North York

4. 1:26:08.1  David SHARRATT  Cambridge

5. 1:28:22.2  Nicholas KOLODZIE  Oshawa

Overall Results – Welland Triathlon – Women

1. 1:30:20.2  Kristen A. MARCHANT  Newmarket

2. 1:36:40.4  Lauren POWELL  Waterloo

3. 1:41:51.4  Catherine CRAWLEY  Guelph

4. 1:42:13.1  Phaedra KENNEDY  Toronto

5. 1:43:08.0  Laura CLARK  London

Triathlon – AWAD Winner

1. 2:01:40.4  Rich VANDERWAL  Toronto

Overall Results – Triathlon Swim-Bike Winners

1:02:16.1  Peter HODSON  Kitchener

1:08:30.5  Mitsy LAYTON  Scarborough

Triathlon – Relay Winner

1. 1:44:04.6  ORANGE POWER

Best 750 m Swim

9:33.8  Peter HODSON  M40-49  1:17/100m,

8:18.3  Lisa BROOKS  F50-54  1:07/100m

Best 30 km Bike

41:36.0  Lionel SANDERS  M-EliteAG  43.3 km/hr

49:03.7  Kristen A. MARCHANT  F-EliteAG  36.7 km/hr

Best 7.5 km Run

23:33.2  Rich VANDERWAL  M-AWAD  3:09/km

24:19.9  Lionel SANDERS  M-EliteAG  3:15/km

28:00.0  Kristen A. MARCHANT  F-EliteAG  3:44/km

Overall Results – Welland Duathlon – Men

1. 1:24:34.3  Jesse BAUER  Hamilton

2. 1:25:31.8  Larry BRADLEY  Mississauga

3. 1:26:14.4  Erik BOX  Milton

4. 1:29:32.9  Harold WALKER  St Thomas

5. 1:29:50.3  Rob DROUGHAN  Toronto

Overall Results – Welland Duathlon – Women

1. 1:39:12.2  Jade CARRINGTON  Brampton

2. 1:44:04.1  Christine RICHARDSON  London

3. 1:45:51.5  Laura HAGERMAN  Milton

4. 1:48:30.0  Barbara GOLDMAN  Aurora

5. 1:50:16.9  Margaret MENZEL  Toronto

Duathlon – Relay Winner

1. 1:50:53.8  Spoofy

Best First 5 km Run

15:52.8  Jesse BAUER  M20-29  3:11/km

19:19.0  Jade CARRINGTON  F30-39  3:52/km

Best 30 km Bike

43:08.0  Erik BOX  M20-29  41.7 km/hr

52:29.4  Jade CARRINGTON  F30-39  34.3 km/hr

Best Second 5 km Run

18:53.0  Jesse BAUER  M20-29  3:36/km

23:54.8  Jade CARRINGTON  F30-39  4:33/km

Overall Results – Welland Give-It-A-Tri Triathlon – Men

1. 35:49.3  Paul E. SZIRMAY-KALOS  Stratford

2. 36:09.9  John C HEALY  Toronto

3. 37:44.1  Chris HERLIN  Maple

4. 39:34.6  Ryan MCCALLUM  Richmond Hill

5. 40:16.4  Mark CAIRNS  Newmarket

Overall Results – Welland Give-It-A-Tri Triathlon – Women

1. 40:40.8  Kathleen S. SZIRMAY-KAL  Stratford

2. 41:41.7  Emma YOUNG  London

3. 44:31.7  Ingrid BUDAY  Toronto

4. 45:32.8  Jennifer KNOWLES  Toronto

5. 46:38.9  Michelle MAYO  Etobicoke

Give-It-A-Tri Triathlon – AWAD Winner

1. 1:36:12.8  Sheri ROBERTS  Cambridge

Overall Results – Give-it-a-Tri Swim-Bike Winner

1. 0:35:28.0  Brenna WILLS  St. Catherines

Give-It-A-Tri Triathlon – Relay Winner

1. 44:59.6 Tigers Eye

Best 400m Swim

5:10.0  Paul E. SZIRMAY-KALOS  M01-19  1:18/100m

7:08.0  Emma YOUNG  F01-19  1:47/100m

Best 10 km Bike

16:44.1  Chris HERLIN  M20-29  35.8 km/hr

19:28.6  Jennifer KNOWLES  F50-59  30.8 km/hr

Best 2.5 km Run

8:10.4  Daniel J. TONEGUZZI  M01-19  3:16/km

9:43.9  Emma YOUNG  F01-19  3:53/km


Recharge with Milk Triathlon Series – Welland Triathlon/Duathlon & Give-It-A-Tri

Sunday June 23, 2013

Overall Results – Welland Half Iron Distance Triathlon – Men

1. 3:58:32.1  Cody BEALS  Fergus

2. 4:06:49.6  Gray NIGEL  Toronto

3. 4:10:07.4  Wolfgang GUEMBEL  St. Catherines

4. 4:13:10.6  Alexander VANDER LINDEN  Chatham

5. 4:15:10.9  Richard PADY  Mono

Overall Results – Welland Half Iron Distance Triathlon – Women

1. 4:37:50.1  Paolina ALLAN  Aurora

2. 4:43:20.5  Shannon KEMP  Aurora

3. 4:51:12.2  Angela QUICK  St. George

4. 4:52:32.5  Cindy LEWIS  Toronto

5. 4:55:37.0  Jennifer NICOL  Toronto

Half Iron Distance Triathlon – AWAD Winner

1. 5:13:57.0  Robert BUREN  Oakville

Overall Results – Half Iron Triathlon Swim-Bike Winners

1. 3:06:59.4  Geron COWHERD  St Catharines

1. 3:15:42.0  Nicole VAN BEURDEN  St. Catherines

Overall Results – Half Iron Triathlon Bike-Run Winners

1. 4:12:30.8  Parichit BAGGA

1. 5:41:51.8  Audrey BELL-PETER  Mississauga

Half Iron Distance Triathlon – Relay Winner

1. 4:45:41.9 Beneath All That

Best 2 km Swim

24:54.1  Wolfgang GUEMBEL  M-Pro  1:15/100m

26:40.9  Angela QUICK  F-Pro  1:21/100m

Best 90 km Bike

2:05:24.6  Gray NIGEL  M-Pro  43.1 km/hr

2:22:14.3  Paolina ALLAN  F-Pro  38.0 km/hr

Best 21.1 km Run

1:13:06.0  Robert BUREN  M-AWAD  3:28/km

1:17:45.6  Cody BEALS  M-EliteAG  3:42/km

1:39:26.2  Shannon KEMP  F-EliteAG  4:43/km

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.