Thursday, September 10, 2009


Lots of updates since the last post, so we'll squeeze them all together here.


Connor Hammond claims silver in the Men's Triathlon at the Canada Games

When we left the Can Games after week 1, Team Ontario was trailing Team BC in Flag Points by a small margin. In week two, Team Ontario took the lead, to claim the Canada Games Flag. Congrats to all athletes.


After the Canada Games, Connor Hammond, Ian Donald and Andrew Yorke joined the rest of Canada's World Championships Team in Victoria for a pre-worlds camp. I went to Vic for a few days to lend a hand, catch-up with some friends, and see Victoria for the first time since returning to Ontario in 2007. The team looked great, and coaches Phil Betrand, Sharon Donnelly and Patrick Kelly have them on track.

Here's the ITU preview for the race:

ITU will have live coverage of all races. For those of us on Eastern Time, here's the broadcast schedule:

U23 WOMEN: Thursday Sept 10th, 20:00EST
U23 MEN: Thursday Sept 10th, 22:30EST
AGE GROUP: Friday Sept 11th, 16:45EST
ELITE MEN: Saturday Sept 11th, 1:15EST
JUNIOR WOMEN: Saturday Sept 12th, 21:45EST
JUNIOR MEN: Saturday Sept 12th, 23:15EST
ELITE WOMEN: Sunday Sept 13th, 00:45 EST

Full Schedule here.

Juniors after a brick workout at Hamsterly Beach

Ian and Connor throw down Blue Steel in front of Simon's poster at FrontRunners Victoria.


Closer to home, I was able to get out to watch the action at Guelph Lake 2 last weekend, under sunny skies. Adrian was 6th overall against a fast mens field, and Dorelle first overall with Ang finishing 5th overall amongst the women. Lots of familiar faces, and a few new ones in the results.

I was able to take a few pics (mostly blurry ones) during the race. You can find them here.

ADM attacking the run course.

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