The week in local triathlon



By Don McCormick

The past week has been a very busy one for local triathletes.

The Gravenhurst Triathlon was held on July 13-14 in near-perfect racing weather. In the Sprint Triathlon, the top local male was Anthony Shearing placing first in his 50-55 age group (AG) and seventh overall with a time of 1:10.34. The top Huntsville female was Kaitlyn Baker with a first in her 35-39 AG and the sixth female overall.  Carolyn Croxall stood second to Kaitlyn in the 35-39 AG with a time of 1:21.15. Carl Tusz stood fourth in his 25-29 AG posting a time of 1:20.01. Brian Gray stood fourth in his 55-59 AG with a 1:23.10 posting and Don McCormick placed first in his 75+ AG with a time of 1:32.45. Leigh Fettes was sixth in her 45-49 AG (1:35.11) and Stacy Tinkler placed 17th in the same AG (1:52.23). Alley Szukalski placed 15th in her 30-34 AG (1:45.36).

In the Sprint Duathlon, Kat Ahokas placed third in the 30-39 AG (1:13.38) and Sierra Johnson stood third in the 20-29 AG (1:34.26).

On the Saturday Nathan Forestall stood third in his 20-24 AG in the Olympic Distance triathlon (2:38.46). The Olympic distance is twice the Sprint distance.

On the previous weekend, July 7, the Ironman 70.3 Muskoka race was held in Huntsville. This has become a huge event with over 1750 people registered. Again the weather was excellent for racing.

Jon Morton was the top local athlete with a fifth place finish in the M35-39 and 18th overall (4:28:34). Mark Sinnige was close behind with a third place finish in the M50-54 (4:45:45). Jess Adam, triathlete and triathlon coach to several local athletes ,was the top local female with third in the F45-49 (5:09:27). She was the 20th female overall. Roger Penney was not far behind with a time of 5:17:16, good enough for a 19th place in the M50-54. Erin Creasor stood 13th in the F25-29 AG (5:45:55) and Jess Craymer placed 14th in the F25-29 AG with a time of 5:46:55. Erin Roebuck had a 37th place finish in the F35-39 (6:41:30) and Catherine Zacal finished 36th in the F45-49 with a 6:52:05 posting. Allan Bruce rounded the local entries with a 58th place in the M55-59 (7:29:44).

The local triathletes will be competing in the upcoming Bracebridge, Barrie, Orillia triathlons and other events over the summer.

Don’t miss out on Doppler! Sign up for our free newsletter here.

Leave a reply below. Comments without both first & last name will not be published. Your email address is required for validation but will not be publicly visible.