Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Alexander Hinton crosses the line 2nd overall at K-Town sprint.

Busy times as we get closer to the key races. A quick post to review some recent notices on the OAT Website, highlight some race results, and look forward to upcoming events:

OAT is looking for a coach to work as Training Day Co-ordinator for the 2009-2010 Training Days at UofG. Deadline: Monday August 10, 2009.

Anyone interested in running for the OAT Board of Directors, your deadline is Tuesday August 25, 2009.

Qualifying for the 2010 Ontario Games begins this month.

Congrats to Dorelle Hinton for winning the OAT 2009 Academic Scholarship!

The team for the Canada Summer Games is now official. The team will travel to Summerside, PEI, to compete in a draft-legal sprint triathlon on Tuesday August 18th, and a triathlon relay event on Friday August 21st. You can follow the exploits of the team on the Team Ontario website, and I'll try to keep the blog updated. It also looks like there will be a daily newsletter available during the games.

The CSG athletes are in their final prep, with some tune-up races prior to the games. Fresh off of strong 5000m performances, Tristan Woodfine was first overall at the Deep River Tri, and Joanna Brown was first female (and 3rd overall) at the National Capital Sprint. There were several good performances from the juniors at the Nat'l Capital Race, including Nick Gregory (9th overall), Lindsay Anderson (10th overall) and Jade Gregory (16th overall).

In Kingston, Alexander Hinton, Ian Donald and Dorelle Hinton posted strong races at the K-Town sprint, finishing 2nd, 3rd and 4th overall behind race winner Andrew Courchene. Dorelle set a new course record, and got a little media exposure from the Whig Standard. Great story about Mike Neill, too.

Connor Hammond joins James Loaring and Angela Quick this Sunday at the Windsor Tri, with several other PTC'ers tackling the escarpment climb at TriSport's Niagara Sprint.

On the international scene, the National Team has been racing well in the ITU World Championship Series. Look for most of them to be on the start line at Nationals in Kelowna.

Finally, I've been meaning to congratulate first year junior Devon Labuik for finishing first overall at the Gravenhurst Sprint, on July 18th. Congrats Devon!

Apologies for those I've missed. All the best in your training and racing.

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