Ontario racing at Lakeside and Georgina
Ontario’s Sprint and Olympic distance triathon season wrapped up this weekend with races at Lakeside and Georgina.
Laundry and Marchant win at Georgina
Multisport racing made its return to the shores of Lake Simcoe and the Town of Georgina on Sunday in less than ideal racing conditions to say the least.
Racers faced 10 degree Celsius temperatures while being bombarded with rain, and were buffeted by winds in excess of 30 km/hr! Due to the high winds, the swim was cancelled and disc wheels were not permitted. The event became a duathlon (5km run, 20 km bike, 2.5 km run) for all competitors.
Guelph’s Jackson Laundry and Newmarket’s Kristen Marchant continued their winning ways from Wasaga Beach and rose to the top of the podium yet again today, preserving their undefeated status in the MultiSport Canada Series this year.
Laundry clocked top splits for all three segments (17:15, 28:27, 8:32) to finish in 56:00 – the only athlete on the day to go sub 1 hour.
Likewise, Marchant dominated the women’s race with top splits (19:35, 30:34, 10:05) to take the win in 1:01:57.
Scott Morrison and Jade Carrington took overall wins the the original Sprint Duathlon race (athletes who did not intend to race the triathlon).
Double day at Lakeside
At today’s Lakeside Olympic distance triathlon, Brantford’s Ben Sayles took a commanding lead out of the water (18:50) and no one could close the gap, allowing him to claim the overall victory in 1:58:53. Toronto’s Miranda Tomenson posted the fastest splits of the day in the women’s race (22:46, 1:08:27, 41:12) to easily take the win by over 15 minutes (2:14:56).
Lakeside Olympic Triathlon (1.5km Swim – 40km Bike – 10km Run) – Top 5 Men
1. Ben Sayles (Brantford, ON) 1:58:53
2. Ryan Power (Komoka, ON) 2:05:02
3. Simon Lutz (London, ON) 2:09:29
4. Fabian Cazzola (Oakville, ON) 2:14:05
5. Joshua Witt (North Bay, ON) 2:14:34
Lakeside Olympic Triathlon (1.5km Swim – 40km Bike – 10km Run) – Top 5 Women
1. Miranda Tomenson (Toronto, ON) 2:14:56
2. Saskia Holditch (Fonthill, ON) 2:30:30
3. Shelly O’Bright (Kitchener, ON) 2:31:46
4. Beth Deazeley (Oakville, ON) 2:35:01
5. Melanie Sandwith (St. Thomas, ON) 2:36:58
Ashburn’s Aaron Putman accomplished the impressive “Duathlon Double”, with victories in International Distance Duathlon today (2:06:52), and yesterday in the Sprint Duathlon (1:01:41).
London’s Christine Richardson (2:27:49.1) won the women’s race in the 10km run, 40km bike, 5 km run International Duathlon today.
In Saturday’s Sprint Triathlon (750m swim, 20km bike, 5 km run), Hamilton’s Ian Mackinnon charged out of the water in a race best 9:32 and claimed the win in 1:01:29, while London’s Laura Burberry used the top ride of 36:40 to win the women’s race in 1:15:14. Anna Fiorito of Amherstburg won the women’s Sprint Duathlon (5km run, 20km bike, 2.5 km run) in 1:12:10.