Youth Cup and Provincials ReCap

– Youth Cup and Standard Distance Duathlon Champions Crowned –

September 16, 2014 – This past weekend Multisport Canada’s Lakeside race played host to the 2014 Triathlon Ontario Youth Cup finale, as well as Provincial Championships for the Standard /International Distance Duathlon. Despite cool temperatures over the weekend the action was red hot!

Please note: In order to be eligible to compete in either the Youth Cup or for a Provincial Championship title, athletes must be active Triathlon Ontario members and compete in their proper respective age groups.

Youth Cup
This year’s Youth Cup was an overwhelming success. In just its second year of existence the competition was expanded from four races to five in the 14 & 15 age category, in which three of the five races were draft legal. This year also saw the addition of the 12 & 13 age category, which featured four non-draft legal races. In total 84 youth members competed in the Series, a dramatic increase over 2013 even when subtracting out the new age category. Triathlon Ontario would like to thank all of the race directors, athletes, coaches and parents for making this year’s Series such a success.

Girls 14 & 15
Erika Rankin made it a perfect four out of four by winning her fourth straight race and earning a maximum 105 points in this best four out of five races. Haley Sturrock followed up her second place showing at Provincials with another second place at Lakeside in just her second race of the Series. Rounding out the podium on the day was Emilie Tremblay who finished third. Congratulations to Erika for her overall Series win. Erika’s win added to an already successful season with her silver medal performance at this year’s Ontario Summer Games.

Boys 14 & 15
Liam Donnelly also made it a perfect four out four with his win in Lakeside, earning a perfect 105 points. Will Stewart and Daniel Westbroek came in second and third respectively in Sunday’s finale. Congratulations to Liam for his victory and overall Series win. Liam’s Youth Cup win also capped off a successful season which included a silver medal performance at the Ontario Summer Games this summer.

Girls 12 & 13
Having already locked up her victory by winning the previous three races, Emma Young finished off the season in style by winning her fourth race in the Series in front of her hometown crowd. Emma earned the maximum 75 points in this best three of four race Series. In the overall standings, Isabella Mastroianni relied on three previously strong results to secure second place and Maxine Beland used her third place finish on Sunday to claim third place in the overall standings. Congratulations to Emma for her Series victory.

Boys 12 & 13
In a familiar pattern in this year’s Youth Cup, Tristen Jones made it a perfect three results by winning at Lakeside and earning the maximum 75 points. Second and third place in the overall Series belonged to Liam Yoell and Matthew Cottam respectively. Congratulations to Tristen for his fine performance and Series victory.

For full results and final standings, please click here.

Provincial Championships
Saturday was the day for the next to last Triathlon Ontario Provincial Championship. The provinces best duathletes took centre stage in Lakeside to do battle for the title and a chance to represent Canada at next year’s World Championships in Adelaide, Australia.

On the men’s side, Kintore’s Scott Finch used a 38:13 first run leg (10km) to build an early lead over the rest of the field and then followed that up with the day’s second fastest bike split with a time of 1:03:43 for the 40km course. Finch’s lead was insurmountable as he held on for the final 5.1km run leg to take the victory and the title.

London’s Christine Richardson was the second woman across the finish line on Saturday but the first female Triathlon Ontario member and therefore earns the Provincial Championship title. Richardson’s victory consisted of a collection of three consistent performances in each legs of the dualthon for a finishing time of 2:33:40, second place on the day and the Provincial title.

Congratulations to both Scott and Christine for their victories.

About Triathlon Ontario
Triathlon Ontario is a non-profit organization that is the recognized Provincial Governing Body for Multisport in the province of Ontario. Our mission is to provide leadership and governance for the development of a safe and fair environment for Multisport in Ontario. Triathlon Ontario oversees the sanctioning of races and clubs and undertakes a number of duties and responsibilities on behalf of athletes at every level, coaches, clubs, officials and race directors to ensure the growth and development of the sport in a fun and safe way. For more information please visit: www.triathlonontario.com.
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Triple Crown Challenge Winners Coronated

– Age Groupers Battle it Out in Edmonton for $500 –

September 2, 2014 – Triathlon Ontario, the recognized Provincial Governing Body of Multisport in Ontario, announced today the winners of its Triple Crown Challenge. The Triple Crown was a celebration of those that competed and completed Provincials, Nationals, and World Championships, in part, to recognize World Championships being held in Canada this past weekend.

Athletes were awarded points based on their finishing position in their age group in their gender. A $500 cash prize for each gender in each the Sprint and Standard distances was up for grabs. The winner was determined by the lowest amount of points. A total of 25 athletes were eligible for the competition after completing all three events in 2014.

Women’s Sprint
Janice Jones-Skinner used a podium finish (3rd place) in Edmonton to lock in her first place position and take home her $500 cash prize. In addition to her bronze at World’s, Jones-Skinner came in first in her age group at Nationals and Provincials.

Men’s Sprint
John Pickard’s 12th place finish this past weekend was enough to edge out Billy Bostad who finished a respectable 18th in his division in Edmonton. The two were tied in points heading into the final race.

Women’s Standard
It was a battle of attrition in this division as Meghan Lamers was the lone survivor to complete all three races. With $500 in the bag and only needing to complete the race to win, Lamers was surely hoping that she wouldn’t run into a mechanical issue or any other possible reason for a DNF on Monday. Despite being the lone competitor, Lamers had a stellar season and is a deserving champion, having excellent results capping it off with a 10th place finish at World’s in her age division.

Men’s Standard
In the closest race of the four this season, TriOnt President Mike Greenberg thought he had the title with his podium finish but Jackson Laundry, who had a one point lead going into the final race, came through with his own 3rd place finish on Sunday to scoop in for the win. Laundry won the title and $500 by just one point in the end.

Congratulations to all of those that competed during the season. For those that completed the Triple Crown Challenge, TriOnt will be sending them a commemorative polo shirt recognizing their special achievement.

For full results and standings, please visit the Official Triple Crown page

About Triathlon Ontario
Triathlon Ontario is a non-profit organization that is the recognized Provincial Governing Body for Multisport in the province of Ontario. Our mission is to provide leadership and governance for the development of a safe and fair environment for Multisport in Ontario. Triathlon Ontario oversees the sanctioning of races and clubs and undertakes a number of duties and responsibilities on behalf of athletes at every level, coaches, clubs, officials and race directors to ensure the growth and development of the sport in a fun and safe way. For more information please visit: www.triathlonontario.com.
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Youth Cup Standings Update

– With one event left to go, lots of intrigue still to be played out –

 

August 25, 2014 – The Dunrobin KOS played host to an important second-to-last stop on the 2014 edition of the Triathlon Ontario Youth Cup standings. With both divisions in action, the leader boards saw some significant movement, setting up for an exciting last stop at the Lakeside KOS.

Girls 14 & 15
Erika Rankin made a statement by taking her third straight victory in the Series over the weekend, moving her up in the Series to third place overall. Ella Kubas had another podium finish, grabbing second place on the day and putting her just ahead of Rankin in the overall Series. Series leader Sara Borrens aka “Miss Consistency”, took third place at Dunrobin, giving her a seven point lead. With one stop to go, first place is still wide open as the best four finishes of each athlete will be used to calculate the final totals.

Boys 14 & 15
Kyle Caie took advantage of Series leader Liam Donnelly sitting this one out by winning in Ottawa and taking the overall lead by six points over Donnelly. Nathan Gurrin-Smith finished second on the day, further solidifying his third place standing overall, just three points back of Donnelly. Thomas MacIntosh rounded out the podium at Dunrobin by finishing in third. Like the girls, the boys winner will be decided on the last day at Lakeside in mid-September.

Girls 12 & 13
In this best three of four results, Emma Young locked up the Youth Cup Series Championship by winning her third straight victory and earning the maximum 75 points from three races on Sunday. Isabella Mastroianni came in second place at Dunrobin and is currently sitting in second place in the Series with 57 points. Madeline Ongena grabbed third place, helping her to move up the Series leader board. Congratulations to Emma for being our first of four Youth Cup champions this year!

Boys 12 & 13
Emma’s brother Ian is making a strong case to get his name engraved on the trophy next to Emma’s. Ian came in second on Sunday, behind the hard charging Tristen Jones who took his second straight Series victory. Ian sits in first place with a 15 point lead over Jones with one more stop to go for Jones to try to overtake Young. Newcomer to the Series, Kenneth Lowther rounded out Sunday’s podium with a third place finish. Looks like another division will be coming down to the wire at Lakeside. Best of luck to everyone competing for glory!

For full results please click here

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Triathlon Ontario is a non-profit organization that is the recognized Provincial Governing Body for Multisport in the province of Ontario. Our mission is to provide leadership and governance for the development of a safe and fair environment for Multisport in Ontario. Triathlon Ontario oversees the sanctioning of races and clubs and undertakes a number of duties and responsibilities on behalf of athletes at every level, coaches, clubs, officials and race directors to ensure the growth and development of the sport in a fun and safe way. For more information please visit: www.triathlonontario.com.

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MacKinnon and Douglas Take Gold at Ontario Summer Games, Bechtel and Quick Win Provincial Titles in Bracebridge

– Stage Set for Triple Crown Challenge Finale in Edmonton –

August 11, 2014 – Triathlon Ontario, the recognized Provincial Governing Body of Multisport in Ontario, congratulates Ian MacKinnon and Jackie Douglas for their gold medal performances at this past weekend’s Ontario Summer Games, held in Windsor, Ontario on August 9th.

MacKinnon established an early lead in the race after the 600m swim, coming out of the choppy water in a time of 6:50 with a 1:13 lead over Kyle Caie and the rest of the pack. He extended his lead on the 3 loop, non-drafting 15km bike course with the fastest bike split of the day (21:57). Only Liam Donnelly had a faster run split than MacKinnon, besting his run by 11 seconds over the 2 loop, 4.5km with a split of 15:11. In the end MacKinnon finished in 44:46 to take gold, Donnelly used his speedy run to comfortably take silver in a time of 47:55, but the closest battle was for bronze, James Cooke had just enough real estate to catch Marc-Antoine Gagnon and hold on to third by just 4 seconds, finishing in 49:53.

The girls race was a much closer affair. Jackie Douglas came out of the water in a time of 7:39 and had just a 6 second lead over Lauren Shearer and the rest of the field. Dual athlete (Triathlon and Cycling) Ariel De Leon overcame early morning race day illness by posting the fastest bike split (25:29) amongst the girls. Douglas finished strong with the fastest run split of the day in 17:57 to take gold by 10 seconds (52:57) over silver medalist Erika Rankin (53:07). Allison Gibb came in 42 seconds later to claim bronze (53:49). Full results can be found on http://www.sportstats.ca.

Relays

44 out of the 48 athletes came back a few hours later to compete in the mixed relays. The relays were a non-medal event so the athletes were competing for pride, fun and some prizes. After re-jigging a couple teams to account for a few injured athletes, 10 teams of girl-boy-girl-boy and one team of boy-boy-girl-boy lined up on the shortened course. Under this format, each competitor completed a 200m swim, 5km bike, 1.5km run before tagging the next teammate who completed their leg. Famous triathletes were used as team names and much like on the ITU circuit, Team Javier Gomez (James Cooke, Jack Bone, Spencer Robinson, Nicole Ritchie) took first (1:24:50), Team Gwen Jorgensen (Allison Gibb, Ryan McCallum, Erika Rankin, Jeremy Cunningham) took second (1:25:09), Team Alistair Brownlee (Ian MacKinnon, Oliver Davies, Samantha Howard, Tarrah Price) took third (1:25:53). The action was fast and furious and very exciting.

Congrats to all that participated and looking forward to 2016 in host city Mississauga!

Olympic Triathlon Provincial Championships

Multisport Canada’s Bracebridge Olympic served as this year’s Provincial Championship. Caledon’s Sean Bechtel lead wire-to-wire after coming out of the 1500m swim in the lead in 19:20 and followed that up with the day’s fastest 40km bike split (59:22) and second fastest 10km run (35:23) for a total time of 1:55:18 over second place Jackson Laundry (1:56:56) from Haydon.

St. George’s Angela Quick used a dominating 1500m swim (19:39) and solid 40km bike (1:09:09) and 10km runs (44:53) to hold on and win the women’s Provincial title in a time of 2:15:09 over Toronto’s Michelle Pearlman (2:17:01).

Congratulations to both Sean and Angela for their achievements, both worthy champions!

Triple Crown Challenge Update

With the Olympic distance provincials complete, two of the three events are complete in the Olympic distance Triple Crown Challenge. The stage is complete for a fantastic finish in Edmonton at the World Championships.

The men’s side is heating up. Richard Gilbert and Jackson Laundry are tied for first place with 30 points (lowest point total wins) after Nationals and Provincials, while Mike Greenberg is breathing down their necks one point behind with 31 points. Andrew Bolton, Brian Laundry and Carm Morra are staying close with 34, 35, and 36 points respectively. Jackson Laundry holds the tie-breaker advantage if needed as his finishing time was closest to the winner at Provincials.

On the women’s side it looks as though Meghan Lamers will take the title as long as she completes the race in Edmonton. Barring an administration error, Meghan survived attrition and is the lone competitor left that has competed in both Provincials and Nationals and is set to compete at Worlds. Despite what may seem like an automatic win, Lamers has posted extremely competitive results and will be a worthy champion and winner of $500, assuming she completes the race in Edmonton. Updated standings can be found here.

About Triathlon Ontario
Triathlon Ontario is a non-profit organization that is the recognized Provincial Governing Body for Multisport in the province of Ontario. Our mission is to provide leadership and governance for the development of a safe and fair environment for Multisport in Ontario. Triathlon Ontario oversees the sanctioning of races and clubs and undertakes a number of duties and responsibilities on behalf of athletes at every level, coaches, clubs, officials and race directors to ensure the growth and development of the sport in a fun and safe way. For more information please visit: www.triathlonontario.com.
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Draft Legal Provincial Championship Recap and Youth Cup Series Update

August 5, 2014Triathlon Ontario, the recognized Provincial Governing Body of Multisport in Ontario, crowned six new Provincial Champions this past weekend in Ottawa at the 2014 Draft Legal Provincial Championships. This was also the third stop in the Ontario Youth Cup Series, where an additional ~25% more points were up for grabs in the 14-15 age category.

Weather conditions were perfect on the day for Ontario’s premier triathletes. Through programs such as the RTC Guelph, Quest for Gold Athlete Assistance Program or the Provincial Development Program, a total of 16 Triathlon Ontario supported athletes took the start line in the Elite/U23 & Junior divisions.

The Elite/U23 & Junior men were the first wave of the morning. A lead pack of four Elites/U23s and five Juniors finished the 750m swim all within about 10 seconds of Myles Zagar (11:01). The fastest 20km bike splits of the day belonged to Ancaster’s David Hopton (29:56) in the Elite/U23 and Kanata’s Alec Jarvis (30:05) in the Junior categories. However it was Taylor Forbes putting down the fastest 5km run time (16:07) that took the Elite/U23 title and the $400 first place prize over his twin Austen by about 15 seconds. John Rasmussen took third place to round out the podium. Myles Zagar book-ended the race with the fastest swim and run splits (17:00) amongst the Junior men to take the Provincial title. Oliver Blecher and Ian Mackinnon took second and third respectively.

In the Women’s Elite/U23 race, defending champion Dominika “the Dominator” Jamnicky went wire to wire to win back-to-back championships by nearly four minutes over the field. Guelph’s Meghan Lamers and Ottawa’s Catherine Desmarais took second and third place respectively. In the Junior women’s race, Kirsten Vergara and Samantha Klus were neck and neck for most of the race until Vergara pulled away on the run, finishing about 40 seconds ahead of Klus to take the championship. Quebec’s Annie-Kim Labarre took third place.

This was an important stop on the Youth Cup circuit for the 14-15 age group, as an additional 25% points were available for the Provincial Championship. Liam Donnelly cemented his lead in the series by taking first place and a maximum of 80 points after three events. James Cooke and Spencer Allen took second and third place on the day. Kyle Caie is in second place overall with 61 points followed closely by Nathan Gurrin-Smith with 57 points and Spencer Allen with 54 points.

On the Girl’s side, Erika Rankin made back-to-back wins on the Series by taking the Provincial title over Haley Sturrock and Sara Borrens. Borrens, however, has the overall lead after three consecutive podium finishes with 69 points. Ella Kubas is just eight points away in second at 61 points followed closely by Emilie Tremblay with 60 points and Erika Rankin with a maximum of 55 points after just two events.

The next stop in the Youth Cup Series is on August 24th, at the Dunrobin KOS, where the 12-13 ages will rejoin the Series. Will anyone be able to catch Liam Donnelly? Will Sara Borrens be able to put some distance between her and the rest of the field? Stay tuned to find out!

 
About Triathlon Ontario
Triathlon Ontario is a non-profit organization that is the recognized Provincial Governing Body for Multisport in the province of Ontario. Our mission is to provide leadership and governance for the development of a safe and fair environment for Multisport in Ontario. Triathlon Ontario oversees the sanctioning of races and clubs and undertakes a number of duties and responsibilities on behalf of athletes at every level, coaches, clubs, officials and race directors to ensure the growth and development of the sport in a fun and safe way. For more information please visit: www.triathlonontario.com.
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Youth Series and Triple Crown Update

July 28, 2014Triathlon Ontario, the recognized Provincial Governing Body of Multisport in Ontario, announced updates to its 2014 Youth Cup Series and Triple Crown Challenge.

Youth Cup Series

This past weekend, the historic Sharbot Lake KOS played host to the latest stop on the 2014 edition of the Triathlon Ontario Youth Cup Series.  This was also the first of three draft legal races for the 14-15 age category, where the best four of five events count in the final tally.   In the Boys 14-15 category Liam Donnelly took his second win and 25 points, extending his Series lead over Kyle Caie by 10 points who had another second place finish.  Nathan Gurrin-Smith moved into third place overall with his solid third place finish at Sharbot Lake.

Sara Borrens extended her Series lead in the Girls 14-15 category over Emilie Tremblay and Ella Kubas by seven points with a second place finish.  In her first event of the Series, Erika Rankin took the win and 25 points.  Helena Theban and Hannah Hall are staying close with 31 points apiece.

Ian Young used a 1-2 finish in the first two events of the year in the Boys 12-13 category (best three out of four events) to take a six point Series lead over Liam Yoell who sits at 39 points after two events.  Mac Vibert sits in third, just four points behind with 35 points.  Tristen Jones, took the win on the day in his first event, followed by Young and Yoell.

Not to be outdone by her brother, Emma Young won her second event in the Girls 12-13 category to take a commanding 13 point lead over her nearest rivals Emma Lazenby and Isabella Mastroianni.  Young sits at the maximum 50 points after two events while Lazenby and  Mastroianni sit at 37 points and Maxine Beland used a solid third place finish to stay close at 36 points.

Next up on the circuit for the 14-15 Boys and Girls category will be this weekend in Ottawa, at the Draft Legal Provincial Championships where the points are worth ~25% more.  The Boys and Girls 12-13 category will be taking a break and rejoining the Series at the Dunrobin KOS on August 24th.

For full race series results and updates please visit our Ontario Youth Cup page

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Triple Crown Challenge

With the recent National Championships being held in Magog, Quebec, Triathlon Ontario’s inaugural Triple Crown Challenge took another step closer to finding out who will win the $500 cash prize.  The Triple Crown is made up of Provincials, Nationals and World’sall being held in Canada this year.

After two of three events in the Sprint distances, there is a tight battle for first place on the women’s side.  Janice Jones-Skinner and Sheri Mazzella are tied with 30 points (remember, less is better!), Ashley Aimone and Claudia Hutchinson are just one point behind at 31 points, while Emma Plater is close on their tails at 34 points.

The men are doing their part to put on a show too.  Billy Bostad and John Pickard are tied for the lead at 30 points, while Ken Staples is next at 34 points and David Campbell is staying in the hunt at 36 points.  Edmonton is the last stop for the Sprint distance and the World Championships are sure to be the perfect stage to decide these close races.

Magog was the first event in the Olympic or Standard distance.  Kristen Marchant has drawn first blood with an age group win and 10 points, with a number of ladies hot on her heals within just four points.  On the men’s side there are a whopping 12 men all within five points and five tied for first place with 10 points.

The next stop on the Olympic/Standard distance is Multisport Canada’s Bracebridge event next weekend before moving on to the WCs at the end of August.  Both the men and women will be looking to put some breathing room between themselves and the rest of the field up in cottage country.

For full results and standings, please visit the Official Triple Crown page

 

About Triathlon Ontario
Triathlon Ontario is a non-profit organization that is the recognized Provincial Governing Body for Multisport in the province of Ontario.  Our mission is to provide leadership and governance for the development of a safe and fair environment for Multisport in Ontario.  Triathlon Ontario oversees the sanctioning of races and clubs and undertakes a number of duties and responsibilities on behalf of athletes at every level, coaches, clubs, officials and race directors to ensure the growth and development of the sport in a fun and safe way.  For more information please visit: www.triathlonontario.com.
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Triathlon Ontario Announces Winners of 2014 Provincial Club Championships

– Record number of clubs (34) and athletes (244) competed for $2,000 prize purse –

 

July 14th, 2014Triathlon Ontario, the recognized Provincial Governing Body of Multisport in Ontario, announced today the winners of the Division I and Division II Provincial Club Championships held June 21 & 22 at the Subaru Series’ Guelph Lake I race.

The Club Championships were revamped in 2014 to include points for both Age Group placings as well as points for participation in Sprint and Olympic distance triathlon, duathlon and relays.  Additionally, two new Divisions were created.  Division I consisted of sanctioned clubs with 50 or more members and Division II consisted of sanctioned clubs with less than 50 members at the time of competition.

A record 34 clubs and 244 athletes participated in the competition this year to make it a huge success.  Division I was close, however Team LPC Triathlon Club edged out rival The Toronto Triathlon Club by 150 points, to take first place and $500 with 1,490 points.  Toronto Triathlon Club took second and $300 with 1,340 points.  The Triathlon Club of Burlington came in third and won $200 with 700 points.

The Division II title and $500 was claimed by the Guelph Triathlon Club with 680 points.  Coming in second place and earning $300 for their efforts was Mettle Multisport and taking third place and $200 was newbie tri club Real Deal/Gears-WASP Cam.

Congratulations to all that participated and good luck to everyone for a safe and fun rest of the 2014 season!  For full results and a list of the rules of the competition please go to:

http://triathlonontario.com/members/clubs/club-championship/

 

About Triathlon Ontario

Triathlon Ontario is a non-profit organization that is the recognized Provincial Governing Body for Multisport in the province of Ontario.  Our mission is to provide leadership and governance for the development of a safe and fair environment for Multisport in Ontario.  Triathlon Ontario oversees the sanctioning of races and clubs and undertakes a number of duties and responsibilities on behalf of athletes at every level, coaches, clubs, officials and race directors to ensure the growth and development of the sport in a fun and safe way.  For more information please visit: www.triathlonontario.com.

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Triathlon Ontario Begins Pre-production on Next Online Con-Ed Coaching Courses

 – Swim, Bike & Run courses to begin filming next month –

 

July 9th, 2014Triathlon Ontario, the recognized Provincial Governing Body of Multisport in Ontario, announced today that it has begun pre-production of its next three installments of its popular, ground breaking online continuing education coaching courses.  Course outlines have been finalized and filming is set to begin next month for the highly anticipated Swim, Bike and Run Technique courses.  These installments will supplement the “Exercise Physiology for Triathletes”, taught by internationally renowned physiologist Dr. Greg Wells, which was launched earlier this year.

In partnership with Dr. Wells, Triathlon Ontario’s premiere series of online con-ed courses targets NCCP Community Level trained triathlon coaches that are seeking to further develop their professional skill set.  The series of courses will be comprised of a number of subjects such as Exercise Physiology, Psychology, Strength and Conditioning, Nutrition, Transitions and Sport Specific Technique (Swim, Bike and Run).  Each subject heading will consist of 6-10 hours of content divided into approximately 45 minute segments.  Coaches will be provided with access to watch the instructional videos and will be required to complete online quizzes.

Swim Technique

The Swim Technique course will be taught by swim coach Mike Rutledge.  Mike has over 30 years of experience in the area of competitive swimming both as an athlete and coach.  As an age group athlete Mike was heavily involved in competitive swimming at the National and International level, competing as part of the Canada Games Team and Olympic Development Team.  Mike earned a full scholarship to Texas A&M University where he competed as a competitive swimmer for four years.  Mike has also been Provincial Champion as a Masters athlete in both cycling and swimming and also owns the current Canadian Record in the 800m free for swimmers aged 35-39.

As a coach Mike has spent over 20 years involved both swimming and triathlon for age group and masters athletes.  He has regularly lead swimmers to Provincial and National championships and continues to produce athletes that can reach that potential.

Bike Technique

The Bike Technique course will be taught by cycle coach Ming-Chang Tsai of Toronto based cycling club Real Deal/Gears-WASPCam.  Ming has been coaching for over 15 years in rowing, cycling, running, and triathlon and is a NCCP Level-3 certified coach.  He started as a competitive runner in high school and picked up rowing while in university and eventually raced across the world with the National team at World Cups, World Championships, Asian Championships, and Asian Games.  After his elite rowing career ended, he began racing Multisport and has represented Canada on several Age Group World Championship teams in Duathlon and Triathlon.

Ming will be completing his PhD in Exercise Sciences at the University of Toronto this fall; his research interests are developing mathematical models to quantify human performance by estimating individual’s anaerobic/aerobic components. Ming frequently presents at sport science conferences in Europe and North America, while keeping up-to-date on the latest research in nutrition and training methodologies to improve his coaching.  Ming also holds a Master’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering.?

Run Technique

The Run Technique course will be taught by run coach Kevin Smith, President of Marathon Dynamics, Inc.  Marathon Dynamics is a Toronto-based company that has provided customized training plans and personal coaching to thousands of runners at every level, for over 15 years.

Kevin is an NCCP-Certified Running Coach with over 20 years experience, and has been a competitive runner for 30 years, with Personal Bests of 30:54 (10K), 1:12 (Half Marathon) and 2:42 (Marathon, at 42 years old).  He is a top-ranked, 6-time Ontario Masters (40+) Champion, at distances ranging from 1500m to Marathon, and continues to compete at the highest level as a masters athlete in his mid-40’s.

Kevin has appeared frequently as a popular media running expert: as seen on TSN, Life Network, Rogers Cable, CFTO, and at numerous corporate seminars and race expos; as read in Globe & Mail and National Post, iRun and Canadian Running; and as heard on CFRB Radio.

Course Registration

For those coaches interested in signing up for the Exercise Physiology for Triathletes con-ed course or for the next NCCP Community Level coaching course you can do so by going to our Coaches home page on the Triathlon Ontario website at: http://triathlonontario.com/members/coaches-2/.

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Triathlon Ontario Online Learning Program: Exercise Physiology Overview from Dr. Greg Wells on Vimeo.

About Triathlon Ontario

Triathlon Ontario is a non-profit organization that is the recognized Provincial Governing Body for Multisport in the province of Ontario.  Our mission is to provide leadership and governance for the development of a safe and fair environment for Multisport in Ontario.  Triathlon Ontario oversees the sanctioning of races and clubs and undertakes a number of duties and responsibilities on behalf of athletes at every level, coaches, clubs, officials and race directors to ensure the growth and development of the sport in a fun and safe way.  For more information please visit: www.triathlonontario.com.

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Triathlon Ontario To Host A Level 1 Officiating Course In Conjunction With The 2014 Pan Am Cup

June 23, 2014 – Triathlon Ontario announced today that it will be hosting a level 1 officiating course in conjunction with the 2014 Pan Am cup.The Pan Am cup will be hosted by the Toronto Triathlon Festival and Triathlon Canada on Saturday July 12, 2015?  It can be quite the challenge to become a Triathlon Official, a once in a lifetime experience, when you don’t have the time because you’re training for the sweet taste of podium victory.  Triathlon Ontario, in partnership with the Triathlon Canada, have an exciting and informative weekend planned to get racers like you the credentials needed to be certified as a Triathlon Official.  We have a great opportunity to gain valuable experience at an international multi sport event. panam_logo_en

Join us on Friday, July 11, 2014 for a FREE level 1 Official’s course hosted by Triathlon Ontario at the Westin Harbour Castle from 1pm-4pm; grab a bite and return to sit in on the 5pm Athlete briefing and the 6pm Official’s briefing.  Next morning, IT’S RACE DAY at the Pan Am Cup hosted by the Toronto Triathlon Festival.  You’ll obtain First Rate international officiating experience, while the top elite triathletes from some 41 different countries in North, South and Central America battle it out.

Register for the Official’s Course

 

Registrations are due no later than July 3, 2014

 

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