Monday, August 25, 2008

Racing Round-up

Finally an update from the past two weekends where we've had athletes competing in Ottawa, Orillia, Kelowna and Cobourg ...

On Thursday the 14th, Derek and David raced in the first Ontario Summer Games Triathlon in Ottawa. This race featured the best 16 & under athletes in the province and to make it even more challenging, Derek and David had spent the previous 3 weeks on vacation out west, one of them managing to bring back pneumonia (usually you are supposed to bring back a t-shirt, not an illness Derek!).  came off the bike in 2nd and ended up 7th while David finished 14th. Using the performance ranking points, Derek and David both had their 3rd best ever non-drafting bike splits in Ottawa.

Up next, John raced in the Subaru Series event in Orillia. John paced a good effort throughout the race with no real weak parts - the swim, bike and run were all close in effort. This strategy was enough to win the Junior Men's division while coming in 22nd overall. This weekend John will look to improve over the same 750/30/7 distance in Guelph Lake.

On the same weekend, Anita & Gina Demczuk along with Natalie Wilkinson travelled out to Kelowna, BC for Age Group Nationals. Anita finished 11th overall in the Sprint Nationals Triathlon, finishing 1st in 18-19 age group. Natalie, on a very last-minute trip decision, finished 10th in her age group in the sprint race, earning her a Worlds spot for next year's Championships in Australia. Gina competed in the highly competitive Olympic distance race, finishing 13th in her age group.

Finally, this past weekend, Derek and Ang (coached by CT at the PTC) raced the sprint triathlon at the Multisport event in Cobourg, Ontario. Derek had a great race, leading from start to finish to win the event overall. Sister Ang nearly matched this effort, winning the Junior Women's race and finishing second overall.

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