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The Rose City Triathlon Weekend started on Saturday June 15 with the shorter distance races, leaving the long course racers a stage to battle it out on Father’s Day (Sunday June 16). Competitors on both days were treated to spectacular weather, race conditions, and a showcase of top quality racing.
Local athlete Wolfgang Guembel from nearby St. Catherines, had a stellar weekend of racing with victories on both days!
No stranger to the podium, Wolfgang collected his first win in the Sprint Triathlon (750 m swim, 28.8 km bike, 7.5 km run) by leading everyone out of the Welland Recreational Canal with a 9:18 swim, he then padded his lead with the top bike of 43:55, and coasted the final run in 27:52 to finish first overall in 1:24:00.
Rose City Triathlon – Top 5 Men ( 750 m swim, 28.8 km bike, 7.5 km run)
1. Wolfgang Guembel (St. Catherines, ON) 1:24:00
2. Andrew Beardsall (Alliston) 1:24:20
3. Ryan Power (Komoka) 1:26:49
4. Derek Quick (St. George) 1:27:44
5. Patryk Biegalski (Toronto) 1:31:24
Recharge With Milk Triathlon Series Ambassador Team athlete Meghan Lamers used a strong bike (50:13)/run (32:12) combo to rise to the top of the women’s podium.
Rose City Triathlon – Top 5 Women ( 750 m swim, 28.8 km bike, 7.5 km run)
1. Meghan Lamers (Guelph) 1:36:56
2. Elise Bolger (Waterdown) 141:56
3. Janine Moffett (St. Catherines) 1:44:02
4. Erika Kamenz (Dashwood) 1:44:31
5. Anne Banfield (Whitby) 1:44:59
Rose City Triathlon Top 5 Women and Men Overall
Hamilton’s Jesse Bauer, a member of the Recharge With Milk Triathlon Series Ambassador Team, notched his second duathlon win of the season (he also won at Woodstock). As usual, Jesse scorched the first 4.8 km run in 16:34, then rode 46:58 to keep Toronto bike phenom Grahame Rivers (who rode the top split of 42:04 – 41.1 km/hr avg) within sight. Back on his feet, Bauer clocked 19:31 for the second 5.2 km run to finish first overall in 1:24:24 and defend his title from last year.
Here is Jesse’s Race Report.
Rose City Duathlon – Top 5 Men ( 4.8 km run, 28.8 km bike, 5.2 km run)
1. Jesse Bauer (Hmailton) 1:24:24
2. Larry Bradley (Mississauga) 1:25:51
3. Grahame Rivers (Toronto) 1:26:33
4. Kevin Gallagher (Toronto) 1:32:31
5. Dave Cooper (Toronto) 1:32:40
Brampton’s Jade Carrington, who also won the season opener at Woodstock, engaged in a one on one battle with Toronto’s Katya Masun for the overall women’s win. In the end it was Jade’s closing 23:41 run that secured her second win in the Series.
Rose City Duathlon – Top 5 Women ( 4.8 km run, 28.8 km bike, 5.2 km run)
1. Jade Carrington (Brampton) 1:37:47
2. Katya Masun (Toronto) 1:40:46
3. Marie Reimer (St. Catherines) 1:49:14
4. Marisa Baltistella (Toronto) 1:49:45
5. Haley Cruse (Minesing) 1:51:02
Rose City Duathlon Top 5 Women and Men Overall
Rose City Give-It-A-Tri – Top 5 Men (400m swim, 10 km bike, 2.5 km run)
1. Ryan McCallum (Richmond Hill) 35:42
2. Daniel Toneguzzi (Oakville) 36:48
3. Tayler Young (Millgrove) 39:39
4. Fred Bianchi (Richmond Hill) 41:34
5. Joshua Spring-Umansky (Waterdown) 43:11
Rose City Give-It-A-Tri – Top 5 Women (400m swim, 10 km bike, 2.5 km run)
1. Emily Chant (Burlington) 40:11
2. Amy White (London) 42:41
3. Tracy Urquhart (Kitchener) 43:31
4. Kait Hoogland (Burlington) 43:54
5. Michelle Allen (Toronto) 44:17
Congratulations to all of you first timers. Welcome to the Triathlon Family! We hope to see you again soon.
Janine Moffett of St. Catherines was one of those first timers too. “I took a risk and tried something new, and it was worth it! I think I can call my first triathlon a success.” Read about Janine’s first time experience.
Super Sunday – The long course athletes come out to play on Father’s Day!
On the featured event on the weekend, the Rose City Half (2 km swim, 90 km bike, 21.1 km run), the athletes and spectators experienced a cool morning, which gradually led to a hot afternoon of racing.
For the second day in a row, Wolfgang Guembel led all out the water yet again. While St. George’s Angela Quick led the way for the women (26:44).
Both Guembel and Quick held onto their front running positions for the entire 90 km ride, but Windsor’s Thierry Guertin (2:11:14) and Toronto’s Suzanne Zelazo (2:21:16) chewed into the leads with their race leading bike splits. And while Guertin picked up 2 minutes, still leaving Guembel 5 minutes in front, Zelazo closed the gap to within seconds and arrived at T2 at virtually the same time as Quick.
With a comfortable lead during the run, Guembel brought it home in 1:21:31 to grab the overall victory in 4:03:04, his second of the weekend.
“It was a good weather day for a fast race. The swim was nice as it always is. It is nice and flat, and there are no waves to deal with. There was some wind on the bike by the lake so that made for a challenging ride,” said Guembel, who admitted to secretly going after Cody Beal’s record of 3:58:32. “The run always seems to be difficult here for some reason. It’s always hotter than it seems it’s going to be. But it played out okay.”
Rose City Half Tri – Top 5 Men (2 km swim, 90 km bike, 21.1 km run)
1. Wolfgang Guembel (St. Catherines, ON) 4:03:04
2. Thierry Guertin (Windsor) 4:14:03
3. Paul White (Newmarket) 4:14:57
4. Brandon Habermehl (Milton) 4:16:25
5. Derek Lantz (Newcastle) 4:17:41
Zelazo passed Quick not too long after exiting T2 and closed with a 1:32:27 half marathon to take the win in 4:26:54, after finishing second here in 2011.
“I love the Welland Half. I haven’t done it for a few years and John Salt always puts on a great event so I was excited to be there today,” said Zelazo. “Being able to race near home is amazing! Like everyone who races it, I love the flat fast bike course. There was a bit of a headwind in sections but it was so much fun.”
Rose City Half Tri – Top 5 Men (2 km swim, 90 km bike, 21.1 km run)
1. Suzanne Zelazo (Toronto, ON) 4:26:54
2. Angela Quick (St. George) 4:36:36
3. Shannon Kemp (Aurora) 4:40:53
4. Lauren Powell (Toronto) 4:44:48
5. Lauren Heinken (Mississauga) 4:55:16
Alexander Vanderlinden of Chatham (2:44:18) and Paolina Allan of Aurora (2:53:45) took home wins in the Rose City Half Swim/Bike.
Toronto’s Parichit Bagga (4:06:17) and Mississauga’s Tammy Purdy (4:21:00) won the Rose City Half Bike/Run.
The Nineteen Racer of the Day won a Pipeline FS wetsuit (MSRP $300).
RACER OF THE DAY
Congratulations to our 2XU Racer of the Day who won a prize pack worth in excess of $300!
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Thanks for joining us at the Rose City Triathlon. Much thanks to all of our Volunteers (make sure you make it a practice to thank every volunteer you come across – special thanks go to Ron Lemon the excellent crew of volunteers he recruits year after year) and On-site retailers – Absolute Endurance, Aktiv Life, Boston Pizza Welland, Champion System Canada, Clif Bar, Du Tri and Run, Full Cup Coffee, Hammer Nutrition Canada, and Klean Athlete.
Congratulations Athletes! And thanks for coming out to the Klean Athlete Nutritional Supplements tent to pick up samples, and learn more about the products!
If you didn’t make it to the tent, order online @ www.kleanathlete.ca and enter the code KeepKleanMSC at the checkout for $5 OFF your next purchase!
Wolfgang not only won two races on the weekend, but he was also on site as a retailer and Local Presenting Sponsor with TRYSPORT Niagara.
Make sure to visit Klean Athlete online @ www.kleanathlete.ca and enter the code KeepKleanMSC at the checkout for $5 OFF your next purchase!
We hope you had a chance to visit the Hammer Nutrition Tent to chat with Ryan.
Along with visiting Sean at Champion System Canada for all your custom Tri and Cycling gear needs.
And the Clif Bar tent to get some tasty samples.
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