Guelph’s Jackson Laundry and Kitchener’s Angela Quick added another win to their growing collection at MultiSport Canada’s 4th edition of the Belwood Triathlon.
Alexander Hinton exited Belwood Lake with the top 750 m swim of the day (9:58), and 2013 Belwood Triathlon Champion headed out on the windy 30 km bike course with a road bike – the tool of trade for a draft legal triathlete. With the added benefit of wind slicing TT bikes, Laundry and Alex VanderLinden, chased down Hinton, and battled each other for the race win. In the end, Laundry posted the top ride of the day (42:26) which gave him 79 second lead heading into the final 7.5 km run. VanderLinden chased hard and gained time of Laundry but the lead was too much, allowing Laundry to claim his second win in a row (1:22:17), following up on his victory at the Welland Long Course Triathlon. VanderLinden finished second (1:22:53), and Hinton third (1:24:37).
Belwood Triathlon 2016 (750m swim, 30km bike, 7.5km run) – Top 5 Men
- Jackson Laundry PRO/EAG 1:22:17
- Alex VanderLinden PRO/EAG 1:22:53
- Alexander Hinton PRO/EAG 1:24:37
- Sean Henderson PRO/EAG 1:29:13
- Art Hare M30-34 1:33:04
Quick had her usual top swim (10:34), mixed in a top bike split of 49:46 to further pad her lead, and finished with a 32:31 run to easily claim top spot in the women’s race (1:34:16) – her third win in the series (Woodstock, Welland, Belwood). Burlington’s Lindsay Henderson finished second (1:43:15), and Beth Beth Deazeley moved up three places after the bike ride to take third (1:45:03).
Belwood Triathlon 2016 (750m swim, 30km bike, 7.5km run) – Top 5 Women
- Angela Quick PRO/EAG 1:34:16
- Lindsay Henderson W25-29 1:43:15
- Beth Deazeley W40-44 1:45:03
- Emma Plater PRO/EAG 1:46:06
- Nadine Vogt PRO/EAG 1:46:20
Moses and Beck Get First Ever Wins
Mississauga’s Garvin Moses and Richmond Hill’s Karri Beck both notched the first ever overall victories in their duathlon careers.
Moses put forth a dominant display of racing, posting top splits in all three segments. He ran the first 5 km in 19:07, then rode 47:05 for the 30 km bike, and closed with a final 5 km of 19:37 to finish first overall in 1:27:03. London’s Spencer Summerfield used a strong first run and ride to secure second (1:29:58), and Oakville’s Freddie So finished third (1:32:34).
Belwood Duathlon 2016 (5km run, 30km bike, 5 km run) – Top 5 Men
- Garvin Moses M30-34 1:27:03
- Spencer Summerfield M30-34 1:29:58
- Freddie So M45-49 1:32:34
- Jan De Visser M50-54 1:37:43
- Shane Wickham M35-39 1:38:12
Beck had a similar day to Moses, leading from start to finish. She led with a 22:22 run (taking a 1 minute lead to the bike), rode the top women’s split of 58:09, and with a comfortable lead, closed with a 23:38 run (just 4 seconds slower than the next fastest run) to take the win in 1:46:32. Ingersoll’s Vicki Mayberry strong runs allowed her to finish second (1:51:42), and Merlin’s Hartford Rellee used the second best bike ride to take third (1:52:42).
Belwood Duathlon 2016 (5km run, 30km bike, 5 km run) – Top 5 Women
- Karri Beck W45-49 1:46:32
- Vicki Mayberry W40-44 1:51:42
- Hartford Rellee W55-59 1:52:42
- Tory Jones W40-44 1:56:24
- Kimberley Arsenault W55-59 1:58:32
Cody Beals – A special guest at Belwood
Two time Ironman 70.3 Eagleman Champion Cody Beals was on hand to provide a clinic to participants and give back to sport at the same site he completed his first triathlon 10 years ago.