Our triathlon season seemed to go all too fast and boy it was tightly packed, starting with an Intro to Triathlon Clinic June 4, which led us into the 5 of our 6 events held between June 12 and July 16, before capping it off with our last race mid August.
Triathlon Manitoba and the Board of Directors were focused on coming back better as we returned to live events and we would like to extend a sincere Thank-you to everyone involved in making our restart a success!
- Event Organizers – Race Directors and Coordinators
- A great number of Dedicated Volunteers
- Triathlon Manitoba Executive Director and Office Staff
- Supporters, Cheerleaders, and Sherpa’s
- Event Hosts – Provincial and National Parks
It was exciting to be back to live in person events and judging by the excitement and buzz at the events you were too!
We did however see event participation down ~40% relative to our last year of live racing in 2019, so our work here is no where near done. We will continue our focus on growing, drawing out more familiar faces and recruiting new faces into our sport!
- Triple Threat Triathlon & Kids of Steel 107 entrants & 24 KOS
- Tri for St. Amant Virtual Triathlon 12 virtual entrants
- Malo Triathlon & Kids of Steel 178 entrants & 64 KOS
- Peace Gardens Triathlon & Kids of Steel 107 entrants across both
- Morden Triathlon & Kids of Steel 135 entrants across both
- Hecla Triathlon 118 entrants
- Riding Mountain Triathlon & Kids of Steel 298 entrants & 115 KOS
It was great to have host races for all World Championship Qualifying spots across the different distances and race types, Sprint, Standard, Long Course, and Multisport and we are excited to see many individuals gearing up for World Championships in Ibiza, Spain in April-May of 2023.
Now turning to the Kids and MTC Program where athletes were putting in exceptional work and making great gains. The Youth and Junior athletes raced throughout the U.S. and Canada, including a Triathlon Camp held at the PTO event in Edmonton in July, where they got to train with the pros ahead of racing, and then capped the summer season off with Canada Summer Games in Niagara, where Manitoba medalled twice! And in fact across all these races we saw a number of podium wins, congrats to all for your hard-work, dedication to the sport, and pursuit to always be better!
Overall the last 5 months were busy, fun, and a great success and we are eager to keep up our momentum. Keep a watch out for off-season events and clinics. We also hope to see many familiar faces at the AGM & Awards Dinner, Oct 13, 2022.
Scorecard – How did we do?
You may recall from our communication in the Spring the following were priorities.