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  • Byron Johnson - From Sprint to Half Ironman at 70 years young

    Byron Johnson - From Sprint to Half Ironman at 70 years young

    This past September 7th, I completed my first ½ Ironman equivalent, the Demi-Esprit in Montreal and qualified for the World Championships. This was my seventh triathlon of thesummer but only an intermediate goal toward doing a full Ironman in 2020 which is my final goal of a three-year plan. However, even that three-year plan took a couple of years to develop. I had a strong cycling background and could, even coax my 70-year-old legs to run at a reasonable pace, but swimming was going to the challenge – I didn’t realize how much of a challenge until I tried it. Four years ago, I signed up for a weekend swim clinic with a local sports club. At the end of the first day, ....

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  • Team Triumph Takes to the Road Races

    Debi - Jennifer - Gary - Coach Maggieat the Cookie Run
    It's been a busy road racing season and tough to keep up with all the races our members are participating in! We have a few to catch-up on that were missed. Congratulations to everyone for getting out on the roads and chasing your PB's! 9 - RUN-RUN
    Jennifer Rae-Brown 10km (3rd in AG) LE P'TIT TRAIN DU NORD MARATHON
    Ranya El Sadawy Bob Brown John Gomes TORONTO WATERFRONT HALF MARATHON
    Francois Menard (1st half-marathon!) Ryan Aimers (1st half-marathon...proud mum :) THE HAUNTED HUSTLE (TEMISKAMING)
    Monique Beland 5km PB! (3rd overall - 1st in AG) COOKIE RUN 5km
    Jennifer Rae-Brown - 1st in AG Debi ....

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  • Fall Marathon Weekend for Team Triumph

    Fall Marathon Weekend for Team Triumph

    Lyse Scott - Lucie Villeneuve - Kit E - AT THE RACES A Marathon Weekend for Team Triumph!! With perfect temperatures and loads of sunshine, what an amazing weekend it was for racing! Congratulations to everyone who got to the start line and made it to the finish line. You are all amazing athletes! 9 - RUN-RUN
    Jennifer Rae Brown - 10km (3rd in AG) Anita Lacelle-Taylor 10km Dan Begin - 1/2 Marathon PB by 7 minutes! LE P'TIT TRAIN DU NORD
    Half Marathon
    Simone Rose-Oliver Louise Lewis-James - 12th Half Marathon and......negative split the run Steve Rathwell (PB) Kit E Lucie Villeneuve Full Marathon
    Luc Lapensee (Boston Qualified!) France Saint-Denis (Boston Qualified!) ....

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  • Fall Colors Half Marathon Report - France Girard

    As some of us may have experienced, stomach issues during an endurance event are not fun! Finding the right fuel, electrolytes and water consumption before and during a race is key but sometimes it just doesn't work out. Here is France Girard's Honest Race Report: The perfect Fall day to have a competition! The best part of all those races is the little turkey trot at the beginning of the morning. All those littlekids from 2 years old and up running around the track with their parents and their grandparents cheering them! Lovely! About 200 adultsparticipated inthe half and the marathon, just the perfect number not to feel overwhelmed for the turtle that I am!!! I had my ....

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  • At the Races. A big weekend for endurance sports.

    AT THE RACES

    A BIG WEEKEND FOR ENDURANCE SPORTS!
    Team Triumph had a busy weekend in Canada and the US! Congratulations to Suzanne Rivest (seen above with her brother and son) for coming in 2nd in her age category at the Fall Colours 5km. France Girard was also out and completed the Half Marathon. While the world record for the marathon was being broken, Linda and Jean-Paul Lafrance were also on the course pushing their limits at the Chicago Marathon! Congrats to you both! Meanwhile in Louisville, Kentucky, Steve Swanwick completed another Ironman yesterday!! Unfortunately due to blue-green algae the swim course was canceled. Steve had been keeping his open water swimming ....

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  • Anna Belanger Shares Her Inspirational Triathlon Story

    Anna Belanger Shares Her Inspirational Triathlon Story

    Anna Belanger is a very busy mother, wife, educator and business owner of Anna Belanger and Associates , a massage therapy business-driven and operated by her talented team of educated, strong and compassionate therapists. Here is here story.... I started Team Triumph with a strong base in fitness, however in no way was I a triathlete. In fact I was far from it. I was afraid of open water, could only breast stroke and had a road bike I had not ridden in 4 years. There was hope on the running front though as I had already completed two marathons and over 15 half marathons. I was an athlete, but an athlete with deep fears associated with biking and swimming. My last ....

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  • Team Triumph Members Enjoy Fall Racing

    Coach Kevin Willis was busy on the weekend doing the Bruce Peninsula Gravel Gran Fondo. Here is his report:
    "Lots of Mud!!" RUN CLUB NEWS
    Congratulations to Jennifer RaeBrown(seen above,far left with Gillian Scobie, Harry Briggs, Lucie Villeneuve and Cecile Beaurepaire)for coming in 4th overall and 1st in her age group at the Rattle Me Bones 10km last weekend!! Jennifer has been consistently running with our club for over a year now and is reaping the rewards! Joanne Daweswas out on the weekend doing the Run for the Cure. Thanks for participating and raising money and awareness for Breast Cancer, Joanne! ....

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  • France Girard climbs another mountain

    France Girard climbs another mountain

    Back in June, we did a spotlight on France Girard in the OAC blog. Today, we are publishing an exciting update from her. With the race season winding down, we will catch-up on a few spotlights in our weekly news to keep you inspired for next season! France is a retired school principal and Grandmother. I had the pleasure of meeting her at her 1st triathlon in Brockville where I quickly "cleaned-up" her transition zone and gave her some pointers on how to do a triathlon. She then joined Team Triumph and has been hooked ever since! Here are France's Words of Inspiration:
    "Life is made of multiple challenges that you need to overcome, mountains that need to be conquered, sometimes big, ....

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  • Falls Racing is under way

    AT THE RACES
    It was a quiet weekend in Ottawa on the racing front as our members get ready for Le Petit Train du Nord and the 9 Run - Run races but that didn't stop our members from going afar to find a race! Congratulations to Gary Maxwell on doing a speedy fast race at the Neptune Festival 8km in Virginia Beach! Kit E completed a rather wet Berlin Marathon today and knocked another one off the 6 Major Marathons bucket list: BOSTON NEW YORK BERLIN CHICAGO TOKYO LONDON I believe Kit is just missing London. Kit has also done Paris and Toronto. Amazing feat! Luc Lapensee is reaching for the same goal! Has anyone actually completed the list or are you trying for it? ....

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  • 70.3 Barrelman and Army Run reports are in!!!!!

    Back in June we did a spotlight on France Girard in the OAC blog. Today, we are publishing an exciting update from her. With the race season winding down, we will catch-up on a few spotlights in our weekly news to keep you inspired for next season! France is a retired school principal and Grandmother. I had the pleasure of meeting her at her 1st triathlon in Brockville where I quickly "cleaned-up" her transition zone and gave her some pointers on how to do a triathlon. She then joined Team Triumph and has been hooked ever since! Here are France's Words of Inspiration:
    "Life is made of multiple challenges that you need to overcome, mountains that need to be conquered, ....

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