October Newsletter

What’s Happenin’ @TriOntario

Happy Thanksgiving From All of us at Triathlon Ontario!

Limited Time $10 Off-Season Membership

We’ve brought back our popular $10 off-season membership. Available from now until October 31st.

The membership, popular with clubs as a tool to drive winter programming, will be similar to regular membership which is valid until March 31, 2017. Some of the benefits of purchasing an off-season membership include a subscription to Triathlon Magazine Canada for the remaining membership period, liability and sport accident insurance for club training activities, ability to purchase the 24-7 world wide individual insurance and access to member discounts on various Triathlon Ontario programming.

As in the past, anyone wanting to sign up for an early bird registration for a sanctioned 2017 race and take advantage of the one day fee discount, must purchase a new 2017 membership prior to registering for the race.

Early Club Re-sanctioning Available

You can get ahead of the game by re-sanctioning your club now for the 2017 season. With so many 2017 races opening early registration in late 2016, members will be also be needing to renew their memberships so they can take advantage of one day fee discounts when registering for those races.

Members who also belong to a club are entitled to a $10 discount off of Triathlon Ontario membership but only if their club has sanctioned for the 2017 so make sure to re-sanction your club now so your members can save!

Draft Legal Manual Published

With the growing interest in draft legal racing at both the Age Group and youth levels, Triathlon Ontario recently published “Triathlon Ontario Drafting Certification Manual Level One“, a manual designed to help coaches and clubs understand and develop the basic skills required in draft legal events.

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Overdrive Series, Last Outdoor Race of the Year

The Overdrive Race and Relay Series is the last outdoor event of the season and its perhaps the most unique. The event offers every type of cycling, running and duathlon you can think of and is one of the only events held on an automotive race track. Trail running, mountain biking, draft legal cycling, this event has it all so don’t put away the outdoor equipment away just yet!

Youth Cup Series

Congratulations to Ian Young and Nadiya Linde-Elmhirst for their wins in the 12-13 Division and to Isabella Mastroianni and Tristen Jones for their wins in the 15-16 Divisions.

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Peterborough Pirates Take First Ever Youth Club Championship

Just a few yeas ago having enough youth clubs to even have a Youth Club Championship was unthinkable. This year nine clubs competed for the title and the Peterborough Pirates made history by being the first to take the Youth Crystal Cup.

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Long Course Provincials

Congrats to Alex Vanderlinden and Miranda Tomenson for winning the 2016 Long Course Provincial Championship titles in Niagara a few weeks ago.


Long Course Series Update

The Niagara Falls Barrelman wrapped up another great year of Long Course racing across the province. Congrats to Triathlon Ontario Long Course Series Master Champions Luke Ehgoetz and Jennifer Knowles and Age Group Champions Dany Malley and Kristen King!

Final Series standings can be found here.

ITU World Championships

Beals Top Canadian in Men’s ITU Long Distance WCs

Ontario’s Cody Beals was the top Canadian at last month’s ITU Long Distance World Champs in 5th place. Congrats also goes to Taylor Reid for a solid 12th in his first ITU Long Distance race.

Age Groupers Rock Mexico

Last month nearly 300 Age Groupers experienced the thrill of putting on the maple leaf to represent their country at the ITU Triathlon World Championships. Congratulations to the following Ontario athletes for their fantastic results:

M35-39 Kirk Hopkins 4th place

F40-44 Kirsty Andrews 5th place

GOLD F40-44 Kirstie Kniaziew
SILVER M35-39 R J Ross
M35-39 Kirk Hopkins 5th place
F50-54 Diane Ste-Marie 5th place

Special Discounted TriOnt Member Offers

Are you buying your sports drinks off the shelf or buying multiple nutrition products? Why not customize a drink that has all of your nutrition needs for racing and training?

Infinit Nutrition is offering all members a free 30 minute consultation to help design your own sports drink plus 20% off all products by using the discount code TO2016.

Not only is the team at the Flying Monkey Bike Shop and Coffee Bar official bike fitters and mechanics of Triathlon Ontario’s Provincial Team, they also offer all members 25% off bike fits and saddle mapping for both road and tri bikes as well as 10% off of all store items. Make sure you show your membership card to ensure you get your discounts.