Local triathletes hit the leaderboard in Bracebridge and Barrie



By Don McCormick

Local triathletes have been busy, with 18 of them competing recently in three different triathlons in Bracebridge and Barrie.

Bracebridge Triathlon

In the Olympic Distance event (1500m swim, 40km bike and 10km run) on Saturday August 10, the top performance was posted by Jessica Adam with a win in the F45-49 Age Group (AG) in 2:26:00.
Charlotte Alexander came in second in her AG of F35-39 followed by three eighth place finishes for Greg Pitts (M45-49), Carl Tusz (M25-29) and Luke Felhaber (M40-44).
Greg Pitts had the second best time among the local triathletes with a 2:30:23.

In the Sprint event (750m swim, 20 km bike and 5km run) on Sunday August 11, Kat Ahokas posted the fastest time among the local triathletes with a 1:21:46. That time earned her a second place finish in the F35-39 AG.
Carolyn Croxall had the second fastest time of 1:22:10, earning a fourth place finish in the F35-39 AG.
David Lamy, who grew up in Huntsville and now lives in Toronto, was close behind with a 1:22:19 for a fifth place finish in the M40-44 AG.
Marianne Bialkowski of Parry Sound stood third in the F55-59 AG with a 1:26:23. Marianne is closely associated with the local triathletes and is always included as “one of us.”
Stacy Tinkler had a third place finish in the F45-49 AG with a 1:48:04 time.

Russ Buckerfield had a win in the M40+ swim-bike event (swim 750m and bike 20km) and Drew Markham stood second in the same AG.

Barrie Triathlon

Kaitlyn Baker posted the fastest time among the local triathletes and was second in her AG (F35-44).
Brian Gray also had a second place finish in the M55+ AG.
Louise Choquette had a fourth place finish in the F55+ AG.
Robin Bassari had a fifth place finish in the F25-34 AG.
Susan Stayer-Bobyk finished 12th in the F55+Ag and Drew Markham finished 21st in the M45-54 AG.

Most of these local triathletes are members of the TriMuskoka Triathlon Club of Huntsville. The club holds regular coached training sessions weekly and invites anyone interested in participating to become a member of the club and to take part in these coached sessions.

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