Jan 30, 2013


It was this time last year that we were wrapping up an audacious fundraising effort for a new outdoor track here at UofG; over a million dollars was raised to upgrade the outdoor track to an international-class facility. The triathlon community played a significant roll, coming together under the banner of "Guelph Triathlon" to raise over $50k for a 'lane sponsorship'.  It was a very inspirational experience, with great community energy, and a feeling that no project or goal was too big with the right people and the will to see it through.  Head coach Dave Scott-Thomas and the group of volunteers who spearheaded the effort did an incredible job.

The track was completed in the fall, and will be open for business this spring, with the Speed River Inferno track meet on May 28th, 2013. Mark your calendars and be sure to come out for some fast racing. 

In the meantime, here are a few pictures of the new track, including lucky lane #7, the Guelph Triathlon lane.  It's the only track I know of with "Triathlon" stenciled right into the rubber, and a lasting reminder a community that came together to support this project. Thank you.

Jan 23, 2013


The Speed River Track and Field Club is hosting their next Community Brunch on Sunday, Feb 10th at Cutten Fields. The theme this month is "Amazing Women In Guelph", featuring four outstanding speakers who will talk about their varied athletic experiences.

Tickets are $15 which includes the cost of the brunch and can be ordered at https://guestlistapp.com/events/144903. The deadline to reserve tickets is Sunday February 3rd, in order to be able to let Cutten Fields know numbers. We will collect money at the event.

Jan 22, 2013


RTC-G program featured on the UofG atGuelph page:

Guelph Triathlon Centre Trains for Podium

Athletes run, swim, cycle to be best in the world
Dorelle Hinton
Dorelle and Alexander Hinton were still youngsters in Kingston, Ont., when they started chasing down their dad. Tagging along at first to his triathlon races, they began competing in kids’ versions of those grownup meets, then graduated to longer and longer distances.
Now, as U of G students and members of the Guelph Regional Triathlon Centre (RTC), the siblings are leaving behind not just Dad but many of their peers at national and international competitions.
They’re among a dozen athletes – all U of G students or recent grads – who belong to the six-year-old program in Guelph. It’s not a varsity squad – no Canadian university offers varsity triathlon – but several members have competed for Gryphon swimming and cross-country teams in provincial and national meets.

Full article.

Jan 21, 2013


From the Canadian Sport Institute Ontario:

CSI Ontario High Performance Sport Symposium Hosted by the CSI Ontario and the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport .

We are pleased to invite you to attend the second annual CSI Ontario High Performance Sport Symposium on Friday March 22nd, 2013 from 8:30-5:00pm at the BMO Institute for Learning in Markham (corner of Steeles and Pharmacy).

The theme of this Symposium is ‘Talent De-Coded’ and will feature keynote speakers who will discuss topics including talent pathways, talent development, talent transfer, talent id, and more!

The Symposium has an interactive format which will include round-table discussions. The High Performance Sport Symposium ‘Talent De-Coded’ is open to everyone (PSO staff, coaches, volunteers) - one delegate per sport will be registered at no cost. The charge for each additional delegate per sport will be $50/person.

Event Details Place| BMO Institute for Learning (Markham) Date | Friday March 22nd, 2013 Time| 8:30-5:00pm Stay tuned for more details!!!

More info will be posted at the CSIO website.

Jan 16, 2013


Triathlon Canada is pleased to announce the dates and locations for the 2013 Triathlon Canada National Junior Series:
Venues and Schedule
Race #1 June 8 or 9*
Bird’s Hill Park, Manitoba
(Official race website not available at the time of this notification)
Race #2 June 22nd
Edmonton, Alberta
Race #3 July 6 or 7*
St. Andrews, New Brunswick
Race #4 July 21
Toronto, Ontario (Junior Nationals)
*Exact date of race to be determined
Further info here.


Thanks to Dr. Peter Summers for passing on this info.  The 7th Annual Ontario Coaches Conference will take place Feb 22-24th, in Hamilton, ON.

Schedule and registration info here.

Jan 9, 2013


FYI to athletes who may not have received this from the TriCan office today:

Dear Athletes, 

If you wish to participate in an ITU Continental Cup race in 2013 and you are eligible to do so under Triathlon Canada's International Competition Card Criteria, please email raceentries@ triathloncanada.com  expressing your intention to race at least 33 days prior to the date of the event. If you request to race within 33 days of the event you run the risk of being left off the start list if the event is full. 

Please note that in order to compete in an ITU Continental Cup Race you must have a valid, 2013 International Competition Card. The applications for an International Competition Card can be found here on our website http://triathloncanada.com/en/page.ch2?uid=IntlCompetitionCard

The schedule for Continental Cup Events can be found at the ITU website (www.triathlon.org)


Athletes that have already requested to be entered in a Continental Cup event have been entered and do not have to send another request for those events.

Please check the ITU's website leading up to the event to see the official start lists in order to confirm your entry into the event. 

The ITU's Entry Criteria can be found here.

Please be aware of the penalties for late withdrawals Continental Cup events. It is your responsibility to notify myself at raceentries@triathloncanada.com of your intention to withdraw from a race that you have requested to be entered in. 

Good luck at the races and with your training. 

Frank Christie
Program Coordinator
Triathlon Canada

Jan 8, 2013


The 2013 RTC Guelph Roster

Andre-Paul Baillargeon-Smith - Elite
Sasha Boulton - Junior
Tyler Bredschneider - U23
Joanna Brown - U23
Dorelle Hinton - Elite
Alexander Hinton - U23
Dominika Jamnicky - U23
Amelie Kretz - U23
Derek Quick - U23
Christine Ridenour - U23
Tristan Woodfine - U23
Jason Wilson - U23

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