Member Spotlight and Race Reports

  • 08 Aug 2016 2:37 PM | Anonymous

     Julie McDaniel has been an active member of the club for many years.  (Julie is rocking our original kit in this pic from 2014!) Julie always shares her positive and welcoming spirit with those around her.  This month, Julie has gone ‘above and beyond’ to help the club by helping to safely and confidently lead a group ride out of Angus Glen.  Her willingness to rise to the occasion during this situation speaks to her strong leadership skills and generosity.  Julie is also a dedicated triathlete who is an excellent ambassador for our sport and club.  Thank you so much, Julie!

  • 08 Aug 2016 2:28 PM | Anonymous

    What inspired you to start participating in triathlons? I’d say it was mostly the challenge itself. I wanted to see if I could do it, and then I met some triathletes who convinced me it wasn’t an (entirely) insane idea. 

    Of the 3 disciplines, the one I excel at most is running. I’m fairly slow in all of them, but running is the one I’ve been doing the longest and enjoy the most.

    You completed your first triathlon at TTF a couple of weeks ago. How was the experience and did it go as you expected? It was awesome, loved every km! It was a combination of fun, and exciting and very very exhausting, just as I expected. Although I don’t think anything could prepare me for how hard it was to keep running at the end. 

    Tell us about what you are working towards/hoping to accomplish next. I’m working on getting faster in general. Probably running the Scotiabank half marathon later this year and another olympic triathlon next year.

    When you see me, talk to me about Mexico! I was born and raised in Mexico, so anything from tacos to really hot summers to the Spanish language.

  • 11 Jul 2016 9:25 AM | Anonymous

    Congrats to Lisa Drake, our June Member of the Month. Lisa is a dedicated member of the Toronto Triathlon Club Board and she goes beyond expectations as our Membership Director. She has graciously and effectively handled our clubs registration integration with Triathlon Ontario's new registration system. Lisa is known to put the email aside and to reach out personally to talk with potential members and new members to the club. Lisa is also very active with the club attending many activities and socials. Thanks for being a big part of this club Lisa!

  • 31 May 2016 7:32 AM | Anonymous

    Congrats to Debra Bell, our May Member of the Month.  Debra exhibited extreme heart, courage, and determination at Collingwood Camp this month.  Debra is also a very active member of the club participating in Tuesday Track, club rides and swims.  Debra also shares her love of triathlon with her work colleagues – encouraging them to take up triathlon at last years Toronto Island Tri and this years Guelph Lake Sprint.  Thanks for being a big part of this club Debra!  

  • 02 May 2016 1:15 PM | Anonymous

     Peter joined the TTC last season to spend more time with his girlfriend Laura who was training for her first Ironman.  Peter soon became a regular at track practices and even participated in a few triathlons by the end of the season.  This year Peter has been even more involved in the club by helping with the TTC web store development, being a member of the kit design committee, sharing his story with us as a panelist at the membership drive and even helping with website improvements.   Peter's racing this year has been top notch including placing 3rd overall at the TTC Indoor Triathlon (1st runner), placing 27th at the Race Roster Spring Runoff 9km (High Park) and most recently winning the MEC 10km Trail Race (Dundas Valley)!  Thanks for all your help with the club Peter!

  • 28 Mar 2016 4:19 PM | Anonymous

    I just wanted to thank you for putting on such an awesome event. I attended your inaugural indoor triathlon after one of your members, Amy, shared it on Facebook. Myself and my fellow IronCanuck, Kristin, were quick to jump on board.

    I should start by saying I DO NOT drive into Toronto, ever. But being Sunday morning I managed ok and was shocked to find Free parking close by. We arrived with way more time then we needed. Check in was friendly and quick. And I was super excited to get a race belt, totally unexpected!

    We were in wave 5. By the start of our wave there was a small delay but that is to be expected as the growing pains of an inaugural event. I loved that I wasn't responsible for tracking any of my own stats. Volunteers were at each venue to do that which was great. The bike was quite possibly my favorite event. Riding my own bike on a trainer, as opposed to a spin bike was awesome!! I really liked the way everything was set up on the screen in front of us. I was a bit oblivious until I heard Kristin mutter about hills.....and then I really started to study what was in front of me. My first time with any sort of power trainer and I loved it!  The track was......short. But I'm not super fast so I felt like I was really covering some ground :). Which at the end, it turned out I had!!!  I wish we could have stayed for the after party but there were large plates of bacon calling our names.

    I would love to see you do this event again. I will definitely encourage all my tri friends to participate.

    Thanks so much


  • 21 Mar 2016 8:20 PM | Anonymous

    1) What inspired you to start participating in triathlons?

    Actually I haven’t done any triathlon yet, but I have done two marathons and I cycled twice from France to the Netherlands in one week. When I moved to Toronto I thought it would be great idea to combine these disciplines.


    2) Of the 3 disciplines, the one I excel at most is …  

    None of them in particular, all three disciplines I find equally easy/hard.


    3) What triathlon-related moment are you most proud of, so far?

    Definitely the moment I finished my first marathon in Rotterdam (see photo)


    4) Tell us about what you are working towards/hoping to accomplish next.

     I want to do as many sprint/Olympic triathlons this year as I can and who knows, maybe a half one as well.


    5) When you see me, talk to me about ...

     My twin brother

  • 14 Mar 2016 3:07 PM | Anonymous

    Congratulations to Michael Bowen who has been nominated as our February Member of the month.  Michael has had perfect attendance and swam super hard all through the month, always with a positive attitude.   Congratulations Michael

  • 22 Feb 2016 7:50 PM | Anonymous

    Our January Member of the Month is Kirsten Hoedlmoser. Kirsten is a dedicated triathlete and former member of the year who has demonstrated incredible courage and patience with health set-backs. We wish her all the best for speedy recovery so we can see her smiling face at club events and races in the summer.

  • 22 Dec 2015 7:59 AM | Anonymous

    Not only do we celebrate Lindsay's birthday in December but we also celebrate Lindsay as the TTC Member of the Month!  Lindsay has been vocal about her training goals and has worked hard and diligently over the course of this year.  Within the past month Lindsay crushed her previous 10K personal best (PB) by over 2 mins, PB'd her 100m swim time only to beat it by 3seconds 2 weeks later and within that same swim practice pull of a 400m PB.  Lindsay says she likes it #shortandfast and now there's proof!  For this, you are the member of the month. Way to go!  Spread the PB Lindsay!!

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