Friday, February 26, 2010


AH getting ready for the training day.

Our next training day is fast approaching on Sunday March 7th. E-mail Leigh-Ann Rowe to reserve a spot. We can take max of 40 athletes, and we sold out for the last training day, so don't delay. More details at our Training Day Group on Facebook. Coaches on deck for March 7th will be me (CT), Lorri Zagar, Danielle Dickson, Chris VanBeurden. Looking forward to a great day of training!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Courtesy of Ian Donald. Nice work.

Sunday, February 21, 2010


We've just wrapped up our winter camp here in Clermont, Florida. Half of the squad is already in the air (flying home), and the rest of us are loading the van for the drive back. Internet was sketchy and the days were busy - that's our excuse for the lack of blog posts. PK's squad has put us to shame in the blogging department, but we may be able to put a video or two together during the drive home. Special thanks to coaches Greg Kealey and Lorri Zagar for their guidance and support during the camp, and congrats to the athletes; everyone arrived ready to work, and pushed their boundaries during our time here. A great start to the 2010 season.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


The boys getting ready for a good swim

Busy days lately = no new posts.

Among other things, we've been doing some swim races/TT's lately. Connor, Dorelle and Angela raced for the Guelph Gryphons at the OUA Swim Championships last weekend, with good results. Earlier this evening, most of the rest of the crew got a chance to swim at the UofG last chance meet. Most of the crew swam the 1500, while Connor took a crack at the 200 (he raced the 1500 at OU's) and our newest triathlete, Derek Snider, tackled the 800. Unfortunately, Ian was sick with a bug that's making the rounds, but he'll be back to fighting form soon.

I know that many of the youth/junior triathletes around the province have also been racing lately, with good results. Hopefully I'll find time to post a summary of those results, soon. For now, here's what the squad has been up to:

Tyler Bredschnieder 17:06.3
Connor Hammond 17:51.0
Angela Quick 18:08.3*
Dorelle Hinton 18:15.9*
Alexander Hinton 18:20.5*
Tom Lokody 18:24.6*

Derek Snider 10:31.6*

* PB's

Congrats to the squad on their performances.

Now, let's get faster.

We're off to Clermont, Florida, for a camp next week so look for some videos soon.

Some jam to go with Tom's PB

Monday, February 1, 2010


Great day yesterday with 40+ athletes swimming, biking and running, with large training squads for all groups (10-12, 13-15, Juniors, Adults). Thanks to the coaches, athletes and parents for a great day.

The Gear Swap also went really well, especially considering it was pulled together in 2 weeks. Thanks to everyone who came to sell some gear, and to those who came to shop. I managed to get great deals on a bike repair stand and a new Giro helmet - I better start riding.

If anyone has feedback on the gear swap (whether you attended or not), please e-mail me with your ideas and feedback, with "Gear Swap" in the subject line. We'd like to organize a swap next year, and we obviously need to provide more notice, but any feedback on the following would be appreciated:

- what time of year would be best?
- what items are you most interested in? (bikes, wheels, wetsuits, other?)
- should we organize a swap in conjunction with a training day (or training weekend?), or as a separate event?
- anything else?

Next Training Day is Sunday March 7th.

All the best in your training and racing.