The local attraction of the 32nd annual K-Town Tri brought out many IronStriders and familiar faces from all around for a chance to compete.
The long course had athletes swim 2 km in rolling Lake Ontario, bike 56.2 km out to Gananoque and back, and run 15km out through Lake Ontario Park and back.
Ryan had a 3:22:43 finish, 24th overall, and an exciting 2nd place in his age group. Lianne started out with a solid overall swim time, and continued her speed as she passed a number of competitors on the bike. During her run she did well to finish 5th in the womens category, and hold 1st in her age group with a time of 3:23:36. A relay of the long course brought a team from Focus Personal Fitness Studio and Health in Focus -Massage Therapy in Kingston together as well. Trainer Ben took to the swim surprised by it’s difficulty but made it through. He setup Chelsea to go fast on her new triathlon bike from T.I. Cycle, and fast she went! Trainer Megan ran the large 15 km run well for a team finish of 3:56:36. Also moving and shaking was Joan with some great speed. She had an awesome swim, biked the 30 km in under an hour, and finished off leading her AG for 1st in 2:09:46!
Also moving and shaking was Joan with some great speed. She had an awesome swim, biked the 30 km in under an hour, and finished off leading her AG for 1st in 2:09:46! Great event, good job everybody!
Provincial Draft-Legal Championships
On Saturday August 1st, Mooney’s Bay Park in Ottawa held Triathlon Ontario’s Provincial Draft-Legal Championships.
The juniors got the help of the U23 competitors who started the race together.
Danae had a good swim and was able to form with an U23 athlete and a few competitors on the bike to try to chase down about a 45 second lead ahead of her. The fast bike reduced the lead by half the time with Danae biking with the fastest pace of her race! On the run Danae was able to open a gap over the rest of the chase pack and finish 2nd overall in the Provincial Championship! What an accomplishment to carry forward into a couple more National competitions!
Emilie was smart benefiting from the draft of an U23 athlete exiting together through the swim, and pushing on the bike to the middle of the pack. As one of the youngest athletes in her age group, Emilie raced well to 7th place! Emilie has also been a competitor is the Provincial races so well that she is currently 3rd in this summers Provincial Junior rankings!