Ontario Cup

It was another all-star performance for Danae last weekend as she competed in Dunrobin for the last Ontario Cup race of the season.

With an amazing summer of racing experience she was improving her racing tactics once again. Danae held well in the water coming out only 30 seconds down of the leader, who through the season had a minute plus advantage! On the bike she made up almost all of that time, and she had excellent turnover on the run to blast into first! Danae pushed on well for the win with a best 18:14 5k and won the Dunrobin Junior Elite Triathlon! This win was huge and helped her to 2nd overall in the Ontario Cup as she raced 3 out of 4 races. Awesome win!

Emilie finished up her first year of junior series in excellent form! She was in a close race the whole way moving well and found an extra gear to place ahead of competition for a great 5th place. Emilie also ended up an impressive 5th overall in the series as one of the youngest competitors, with 2nd & 3rd having the same number of points.

Great job again to the impressive juniors moving on up!

Randy Zabukovec

Cornwall Triathlon



The beautiful and well organized Corwall Triathlon was the goal for 10+ prospective triathletes back when we started training them in mid-May. As you can see there may have been some nerves, but with consistent skilled training, team support, and fun everyone finished with a smile!

First in the duathlon, was Lynn and Ingrid. They supported each other on the run, sped along on the bike, and finished running well! Awesome job, what an accomplishment!

In the sprint tri, Dennis was one of the first of our intro tri’ers out of the water. He had the fastest bike, and the fastest run to finish in 1:28! The power horse himself, Edmond, had the fastest swim of the group. He kept moving well on the swim, and was still smiling with the run in 1:31! Michelle rose above any trepidation, not just surviving, but thriving through the tri and looking great the whole time as she was our fastest intro female in 1:32. Norm made his way through the whole event well and showed his family what he could do en route to a 1:34 finish.

Sugar man Graham kept it all level through the swim, bike, and run with blood checks in his transitions for goal completion in at 1:40. Kelly stuck with it from the start through the open water and by the time she was flying through the rest of the course it was thumbs up and smiles! A 1:44 finish got her 5th in her age group! Donna in our intro group completed the tri too as she encouraged others along and moved well while doing it to a 1:45 finish! Aileen was calm in the water, started ripping faster on the bike and finished looking great to a 1:53 finish.

The almost famous O’Reilly vs. Zabukovec duel! Randy was blistering through the swim as the announcer gave tisk tisks over the PA system. Mike had quite the good swim himself with some awesome training he’s been doing, but he knew he had some time to make up to catch the Zab man. As Mike got on the bike he cranked up his power to 1000+ and averaged 64 km/h on the 20km ride! Randy didn’t even see him fly by! Mike decided to take it easy on the run and shocked Randy a bit when he saw Mike ahead. Randy, the casual runner who’s never competed in Boston or Kona, just didn’t have it in him to catch Mike although he finished 5th overall. And this is the story of how Mike beat Randy!

Wait… this just in…Mike has admitted to……realizing he only did one 10km loop on the bike course as he was out on the run! Oh, well I guess it’s Randy 1, Mike 0 or Corwall tri course 1 Mike 0! You’re a winner Mike and congrats to all old and new IronStrider Triathletes who are hooked on continuing to Tri.

Randy Zabukovec

K-Town Triathlon


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!

Randy Zabukovec