Member Spotlight and Race Reports

  • 30 Sep 2015 12:52 PM | Anonymous


    Lori brings to the club an infectious spirit that is always positive, fun, and armed with a 'get it done' attitude.  Lori has continuously stepped up, out and beyond for the club.  She is recruiter extraordinaire, organizational and communications whiz and is always focused on how we can help our members be successful.  This year she started on the board as secretary, but when we needed her to step into the Marketing Director role she drove this with the same enthusiasm and attention to detail she shows in every activity.  Lori has been instrumental in getting many of the club activities and initiatives completed Lori, on behalf of the board and our members, THANK YOU

  • 31 Aug 2015 12:54 PM | Anonymous

      Kyle Smith joined the TTC coaching squad in 2014 year as our Run Coach for Track.  He immediately brought amazing energy and worked hard to keep the gruelling track workouts fun!  He provides genuine support, encouragement and track the progress of the runners and makes our beginners feel like superstars.  Kyle even Tri'd for us a few times this season, proudly wearing TTC apparel at the TTF Sprint and Wasaga Sprint, placing in each event!


    Eric Vanderbeek joined the TTC coaching squad in 2014 as our Swim coach for Regent Park Summer swims and quickly took over Regent Park and DA Morrison fall sessions to now coach for 4 of our full time swim programs.  Eric is ready, willing and eager to take on new challenges such as the open water swim program, swim clinics and provide written content for our online training section.  Eric is hard working and reliable and well liked by his swimmers.


  • 04 Aug 2015 10:57 AM | Anonymous

                

    Congratulations to Scott Rathbone andShannon Ross for being our July Members of the month.  If you have attended any of our camps, clinics or group cycling you have likely met Scott or Shannon.  These two are very active and supportive members of our club.  We initially reached out to Scott and Shannon to take part in the NCCP community triathlon coaching program earlier this year so they could help us our with events and activities in exchange for 15 hours of volunteer work for us.  But their commitment and dedication to the club has greatly exceed those obligations. 
     
    Both Scott and Shannon have a genuine interest in helping club members develop their cycling skills (and other skills) and “offer kind words of wisdom when it isn’t easy to hear” said one member.  Scott readily shares his bike mechanical knowledge and Shannon has helped out the club with his technical and creative skills such as photography.  In a sport where we are already so pressed for time, they often sacrifice their own training needs to ride or run with slower riders to encourage them to reach new goals.

  • 30 Jun 2015 12:08 PM | Anonymous

    Since joining the club at the end of last year, Sandie has been a very active member; participating in several training sessions and clinics, and attending several social events. On July 21, Sandie dedicated her whole morning volunteering at our post-race tent at the Toronto Triathlon Festival. She arrived at 6:30 am to help set-up, and then stayed until early afternoon to ensure food and refreshments were well stocked for our club member finishers. She was a great cheerleader and went out of her way congratulate faces that were familiar and not-so-familiar to her. 

  • 31 May 2015 9:09 PM | Anonymous

    Our Member of the Month for May is Stephan Mehr.  We shared Stephan's incredible story earlier in the month, and it's out pleasure to award him with our new "Silver" swim camp as May's Member of the Month.  Congrats Stephan!

  • 30 May 2015 5:56 PM | Anonymous
    2006
    Charlie Moser
    2007
    Ben Lawson

    2008
    Ted Rosen


    2009
    Rhea Hudson

    2010
    Roger Barker 

    2011
    Caroline Irvine

     
    2012
    Jayson Champos


    2013
    Leanne Briscoe

    2014
    Kirsten Hoedlmoser


    2015
    Scott Rathbone

  • 05 May 2015 12:25 PM | Anonymous

    Stephan was featured on Global News last week!

    http://globalnews.ca/video/1960260/recovery-after-a-heart-attack

    A few years ago I was what you might call your typical workaholic, frequent traveller, who was not getting enough sleep, watching a little too much TV, and eating foods that were not too lean and high in sodium content.

    I also ran, swam and cycled regularly, thinking I could just shed the weight or at least retain a balance between my stress and eating habits and my body’s well being.

    I thought I was the invincible professional that could go on forever without a care for how tired I was, how much stress I could handle and the food I ate.

    Then, after many half marathons and mini triathlons from 2002 to 2009, on July 4th 2010, after just finishing another sprint triathlon, it happened.. I suffered a full blown heart attack with a 100% blockage of my right coronary artery.

    I was very lucky that all the emergency services were at the site of the race. And all the paramedics were trained to deal with the situation.  That the hospital’s emergency unit was not busy, and that the best cardiac surgeon was on call on a Sunday morning.  Best of all, my spouse of more than 28 years recognized what was happening to me because his father had had a stroke 20 years earlier and took immediate steps to get help.

    Later that day, in the cardiac unit while I was recovering, the nurse handed me all the pills I would have to take every day for the rest of my life. 

    She also gave me the most important book I ever received in my life written by the Heart and Stroke Foundation and provided for free to recovering heart attack and stroke patients. It explained in detail what had happened to me and gave me the hope and courage I needed to know that eventually I would recover.

    I realized at that moment that I didn't understand the signs of this impending calamity during my training but in hindsight they were all there. Months before, I had experienced them: decrease in performance, a dizzy spell after a long bike ride, what felt like exercise induced asthma during my runs and swims (I never had asthma before). That last one was not asthma… it was angina, a very serious last warning before the big one.

    Over the next few years I slowly worked back into my swim, bike and running routines, waiting patiently to get back to my first tri.  In 2012 I joined the Toronto Triathlon Club and by July of that same year I finished my first post heart attack Sprint at the Toronto Triathlon Festival. 

    On July, 2013, almost three years to the day of my heart attack, I successfully finished my first Olympic Distance triathlon, (a sport that my cardiac surgeon urged me to get back into after he implanted a stent in my right coronary artery).  Thanks to the research and the information that the heart and stroke foundation provided, I have regained my life and my strength.

    I am proof positive that it can happen to anyone at any age. I am also proof that you can recover with the help of well-funded research and information.   

    Thanks to the Toronto Triathlon Club for being there and providing all the great programs that went a long way to enabling me to recover fully.

  • 27 Apr 2015 9:30 PM | Anonymous

    David showed is generosity and commitment to triathlete development by donated his membership drive prize back to a new triathlete in need.  He also handed over his 50/50 ticket to Mike Wallace who ended up winning the prize.  Mike in turn donate the winnings back to the cause for the Beaches Kids Triathlon.  David is an active member of the club participating in the indoor track program and Regent Park swims.  

  • 23 Mar 2015 11:35 AM | Anonymous

    March's member of the Month is Liza Perry.  Liza has been an active member of the club by participating in the morning swim classes, and indoor cycling program on Friday mornings as well as volunteering with the club at the Track Meet.  Thanks for being such an active member Liza!

  • 23 Feb 2015 6:09 PM | Anonymous

    This months Member of the Month is David Noseworthy.  David was nominated by Jackie O'Conner- Friday morning Cycling Coach.

    "David has been a committed member of the Friday Base Cycling Group since it's inception in November. He is focused throughout the workout, asks questions - which as a coach I like because it is indicative of an athlete trying to learn, goes home and repeats the workout  implementing the feedback he was given during the first effort in an effort to see the difference, and further goes on to share his enthusiasm and interest in the class with other TTC members both at other TTC classes and on his own Facebook Page. It's a pleasure having such an engaged and positive individual with us at 6:00am."

    David is also our sponsorship director and has participated in the Bike TT and Track Meet over the past month.

    DavidN.MOV


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