Monday, February 11, 2008


We've been busy over the last few weeks - here's a quick update:

We hosted the 3rd and final Swim Camp, Feb 1-3, complete with another snowstorm that forced us to cancel the Friday PM Session. Despite the weather, we had a good turnout, and a nice progression in swim technique and speed over the last few months. Congrats to the athletes on their hard work and attention to detail, and thanks to coach Lee Hart for working with this group.

Underwater pic of C3 Club athlete Chad Ruby, at the Swim Camp.

While we were hosting the swim camp, other youth and junior triathletes across the province were competing at their regional swim championships. There were lots of new PBs established in all regions, including two impressive swims by Derek Quick (BAC) and David Mackie (GHAC). Both boys posted 400m free times of 4:30 - Derek will be racing his first year of Junior this year, and David will be a Junior in 2009. Results for all Ontario meets can be found here. Congrats to the athletes and coaches on their continued improvement!

Last weekend, PTC athletes Dorelle Hinton and Angela Quick raced for the Guelph Gryphons at the Ontario University Athletics Swim Championships. Both athletes had very strong showings. Angela achieved a new 200m free PB (twice), a new 800m free PB, and anchored the bronze medal winning 4x200 relay - not bad for someone who missed 5 days of training in the weeks preceding OU's due to illness, including a night in the hospital. Dorelle also had a strong meet, posting 9 or 10 PBs (I lost count), earning two relay medals, and meeting three Senior Provincial qualifying times (400fr, 800fr, 400IM), and two Eastern Canadian Champs qualifying times (400fr, 400IM). The Gryphons Women's Team finished 3rd, edging out 4th place McMaster by 2 points. Congrats to Ang and Dorelle on their performances, and to the entire Gryphons team.

There were also some solid performances from other triathletes competing at OU's, including Andrew Woegerer (C3, Western), Steven Hewick (C3, McMaster), and David Clinkard (Queens). Andrew Yorke (C3, McMaster), fresh from racing at the Brazil Fast Triathlon, even hopped in for a time trial between heats and finals. Full results here. Congrats to all, and apologies if I've missed anyone.

Last but not least, the PTC was represented at the 16th Annual Hart House Triathlon by Rachel O'Reilly (C3) and Tom Lokody. Both athletes had a great day at this fun event. Tom was 4th overall, and Rachel was 5th overall, and the first woman. Congrats to both athletes, and thanks to Lynsay Henderson and the crew at Hart House for hosting another great event.

That's all for now. We'll post some pics when we get them. Stay warm, and train smart.


dorelle said...

ok craig let's not get ahead of ourselves here, i'm not a flyer...yet. no provincials there.

CoachCT said...

right, you missed it by 1.45 secs. post edited. get back in the pool.