2019 Results

Welland Sprint & Super Sprint Triathlons & Relay

Welland Super Sprint Results – all
Welland Super Sprint Results – Juan
Welland Super Sprint Results – Patricia
Welland Super Sprint Results – Tom
Welland Sprint Triathlon Relay Results
Six (6) individual events and one (1) relay team and… everyone… I mean everyone podium’d! Wow! Click on the buttons to see everyone’s overall times and split times, and the individual buttons to see year over year comparisons. Juan knocked it out of the park with a 6min P.B. compared to last year… 6mins… awesome, and with that he took 2nd in the U19 Mens category and was 3rd Male Overall. Patricia set a 3min P.B. compared to last year… again… awesome. Patricia took 2nd place in the W50-59, Andres took 3rd in the M40-49, Gabe took 3rd place in the U19 Mens category and Carolina took 2nd in W40-49. As for Tom… Tom whose arm had to be twisted into doing a Super Sprint Tri Relay last year, was open to doing the Super Sprint this year and was rewarded with 1st place in his category M60-69. Finally, our family relay team in the Sprint distance triathlon went from initially being recorded as a DNF, then moved up to 3rd and finally with a photo to validate our finishing time, we were moved up to 1st. Next year this is gonna be tough to beat, but we have a year to put in the training to have everyone set course P.B.s.  Well done team! For those not going to Gatineau, we will see you at Kelso first and then at Caledon second.

Guelph Lake I Triathlon –  Sprint Relay

The Plazas family headed off to Guelph Conservation Area on another chilly June morning to compete in the Sprint Triathlon Relay. Patricia swam, Andres rode and Juan ran… everyone doing their favorite event. Patricia’s watch measured the race course as just a couple meters shy of 900 which put her on pace for a PB at this distance for open water swimming and a sub 2min/100m pace. Evidently a few people had to be pulled from the water; considering the spring we’ve had the water temperature was likely on the cool side for many. For Patricia, after swimming in 12-13 deg water at Worlds, anything warmer is easy peasy now. The men followed up riding and running the hilly out & back courses. It was a Fathers Day fun day for the entire family. Next up… Welland next weekend. See you all there.

Caledon Kids of Steel / C3 Triathlon

Third year in a row of… immaculate weather. Who woulda guessed it… after a spring like we’ve had that the day of the Caledon Triathlon would have ideal weather. And, the ideal weather set the stage for a long list of firsts: Andres’ first pool 400m swim (sans wetsuit), Carolina’s first triathlon in 30 years and she was the first female [adult] out of pool, Landyn’s first triathlon… ever, and for everyone else it was the first triathlon of the year. Juan and Gabe built the excitement but before you watch the conclusion in the video… Juan took a lead in the pool, held onto it during the bike but Gabe turned in a 3k run that was just shy of 5:00/km pace on a slippy wet cross-country type run course to pull Juan within sight. Watch the video for the exciting conclusion. Last but not least, we decided to take on the event as a family relay to place 3rd: MJ swam, Serena rode and Aimee ran. Click here to link to the results @Chiptime Results.

MEC Burlington Race #2 Confederation Park 5k

Where to begin? Well… Lesley broke 30mins, not sure if its for the first time but based on pre-race hopes that was much faster than anticipated. Kelly broke 25mins, a 25sec improvement over MEC’s Bayfront Park 5k race last year. Andres set a PB taking off another 9secs, and Aimee broke 22mins for the first time, also a 25sec improvement. In addition, Gabe and Juan took 3rd and 4th in the M10-19 cateogry, Aimee was 4th woman overall, placing 1st in the W40-49 category while Kelly took 3rd place in W40-49. Results are posted on the speedrivertiming.com website under MEC Burlington Race TWO 2019

MEC Burlington Race #1 – Dundas Valley 3.5k, 9k & 12k

Last year it was cool and wet, really really wet and it was drizzling. This year the Dundas Valley race was cold (for April) with strong winds felt even on the valley floor. Nonetheless, everyone huddled at the visitors centre until the last second when Jill announced that the race was starting momentarily.
This year there was a new route for both the 9k and 12k routes with a fair amount of single track and far far more elevation changes. The routes tied into the 3.75k route only to complete another side trail before returning to the visitors centre. Check out the results. So many age category podium positions. Sweet work y’all!

2019 Ontario Masters Swimming Champs (OMSC)
@Markham Pan Am Pool, March 22-24

# of Swims
# of Personal Bests
# of Podiums
# of Age Cat Champs

What a weekend!  TOESTees outperformed once again.  Conquering new events or challenging ourselves to set a personal best in an event with an existing time, we did it all. Last year in Nepean, 4 TOESTees took the podium, this year… we had 6 athletes each take at least 1 podium. In addition, Kate took not only the podium twice, she is the OMSC Age Group Champ in the 50 Fly (42.91 secs) and Carolina – who medaled in each of her events – finished the meet as OMSC Age Group Champ in: the 400 IM (6:07), 800 FR (10:57), 50 FLY (33.61 secs), 200 IM (2:52), and 200 FR (2:28).

Notable performances…

The teams’ set of twins – Patricia & Tanya – both set personal records in the 400FR, Patricia swam a time of 7:23 (a 24sec P.B.) and Tanya swam 7:17 (a 17sec P.B.);  they also both swam to personal bests in the 800FR with Tanya finishing in 14:52 and Patricia in 15:03.

Tom swam at his first ever Provincial Champs and challenged himself for the first time with the 100FR and the 50BR events and swam on all 3 relays helping the team score valuable points for overall standings.

Most notably: in only his 2nd year of competing (and 2nd full season of swimming…he learnt how to swim in 2017) Andres took 16secs off his 100FR time posting a new time of 1:40.53, 18secs off his 200BR (4:11.86), and completed for the first time the 200FR event.

Congratulations team!  Next up we finish the year at the Milton Masters Spring Splash.  Lets try out some new events, bring out some new swimmers and have a great time in Milton as we always do.

Chilly 1/2 Marathon & Frosty 5k

You could not have asked for a more beautiful day…  a fresh coat of snow everywhere but on the streets which were clear and ready for running, blue skies with the sun shining. Temperature at race time was also an ideal -4 with little if any wind… well, it is after all the day of the Chilly Half, Frosty 5k and Frigid 10k.

The Hernandez and Plazas family showed up in full force, with Andres just a few seconds of all his p.b., Patricia took 1:40 off her p.b. running sub 26 for the first time, and Juan… well lets just say that this is a perfect lesson to contrast what happens when you put in consistent training and when you don’t. Capable of running a sub 24min 5k with ease, today Juan demonstrated what happens when you take a break, a prolonged break from running. Still, his time of 26:02 was 40secs faster than his prior p.b. (26:42) which shows how despite not running, the swimming and dryland training has paid off. Hopefully this is the incentive needed to restart consistent running so that when triathlon season arrives… Juan will be ready to run, and run fast.

Carolina ran her first 5k in many many years putting in a benchmark time to remind herself down the road where she started from, and Tom ran the Chilly 1/2 cracking the 2hr barrier. Congrats to all. Great way to open up the season with an unrested and untapered event to test training.

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Dare 2 Tri PB-C3-Embrace Indoor Triathlon

As a warmup event for Multisport Worlds in Spain, Patricia competed in Triathlon Ontario Indoor Tri series Race#2. The event was made of 15mins of each swimming, cycling and running with 5min transitions between. Distance from each segment is recorded and allocated points. Patricia put in an amazing performance with splits equivalent to her personal bests in standalone 800m swim and 5k run events and in so doing took 2nd place in the masters woman category. Nicely done!

Alderwood Teddy Bares 44th Annual
Short Course Yards Meet – Etobicoke

# of Athletes
# of Personal Bests
# of Swims

What a showing by TOEST athletes! Results build as more and more TOESTees come out to swim meets to put their training to the test. With Alderwoods being a yards meet, personal bests were set as many events were first time swims for many. For Leslie & Tom with this being their 2nd and 3rd meets ever, they tested out not only new events but longer events. For Leslie the meet was a blow out with a personal best in the 50y BR & 50y FR and only minutes later swimming in her first relay ever – as anchor no less – Leslie reset her personal best by taking 4secs off her 50y FR time. Congratulations to all. Next stop… MSO Provincials in March.

The plan by Carolina for Alderwood: attempt records in 4 events; the outcome…

# of Provincial Records

Carolina rewrote all 4 Masters Swimming Ontario Age Category Records

New Ontario Records in:  1000 FR, 200 IM, 50 FLY and 200 FR (scy)

Carolina now holds records in 7 of the 18 events in the W45-49 category, including all 3 FLY records (50, 100 & 200y). What a performance Carolina, it was amazing to be part of it.

ABOVE: 4×50 (200y) Medley Relay team – Aimee (BK), Patricia (BR), Tanya (FLY), Leslie (FR); LEFT: TOESTees sporting their new team hockey jerseys. Click to enlarge either image.