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2015 Race Photos

FDTri-0575Once again Bob Holtsman was our official race photographer and took some great shots on Sunday! The rainbow at 7am is a particularly great photo.

All of the photographs are found here! If you would like to order a high-resolution copy of your favourite photo, email Bob at bobholtsmanphotography@gmail.com.

Also, here is a photo montage of the 2015 race. Thanks to Johanna Desrosiers of JVD Photography for putting it together.

2015 Frank Dunn Triathlon Race Results

Congratulations to all the athletes for their efforts on Sunday! It was a gorgeous day with perfect conditions. The lake was calm, the bike was virtually windless, and the run was beautiful and warm. Thank you Mother Nature for the help on Sunday!

Particular congratulations goes to Christina Charles, a local athlete from Prince Albert, who won the Female division for the third year in a row! Her time of 3:05:26 meant that she came in 5th over all! She did an interview with the Prince Albert Herald, which you can read here. Curtis Earl from Saskatoon came in first in the Men and overall with a great time of 2:55:56.

Of course a great race cannot happen without the volunteers! A big THANK YOU goes out to all the volunteers for helping make the race a success!

A race is not complete without results: Here are the full results for the 2015 Frank Dunn Triathlon.

Next year’s race, the 35th anniversary, will be August 7, 2015. See you then!

Race Day Checklist

This race-day checklist from Training Peaks is great for first-timers and a good reminder for the experienced triathletes. Print the PDF here.

Race Goals

You should have goals for every race you do, even training races. Write down the 2-3 things you would like to accomplish or learn today.

Things To Bring

  • Swim
    • Tri shorts, swimsuit, or tri suit
    • 2 sets of goggles (i.e., one tinted and one normal)
    • Bright-colored towel
    • Wetsuit
  • Bike
    • Bike
    • Helmet
    • Cycling shoes and socks (if wearing)
    • Sunglasses
    • Water bottle(s)
    • Nutrition
    • Tool Kit: tube, CO2, levers, multi-tool
    • Floor pump (pump up your tires before you leave home but leave the pump in your car just in case)
  • Run
    • Running shoes (2 pairs if you have a late start time. One to leave in transition and one to warm up in)
    • Race belt
    • Hat/visor
  • Other
    • Training device (Garmin, Timex, etc.) & heart rate strap
    • Body Glide
    • Sunscreen
    • Vaseline, powder, band-aids
    • Blunt nose scissors for sticker origami
    • Post-race, warm change of clothes
    • Post-race recovery drink/snack with a 4:1 ratio of carbs vs. protein

Race Day To-Do’s

  • Wake up early and eat 3-4 hours before your start time. Eat only familiar, easily-digestible foods (example: banana and a bagel with jam).
  • Stop drinking fluids about 2 hours before your start time. Continue sipping as needed. Pee, pee, and then pee again (don’t worry, everybody pees in their wetsuit).
  • Get to the race early to secure a good spot in transition. Ideally, this is a spot on the end of the rack close to the bike in/out.
    • Make a mental note of landmarks to help you easily find your rack.
    • Use a bright-colored towel so your area stands out…and be courteous. NO BEACH TOWELS!
    • Leave the balloons at home – you will not make any friends if your balloon is tangled around someone else’s bike.
  • Organize your gear in the order you will use it – run through transitions in your mind.
  • Complete a good 10-15 minute running warm-up about 45 minutes before start time.
  • Put on your wetsuit and hop in the water for a good swim warm-up 15-20 minutes before your start time. Be on the line 5-10 minutes before the gun.
  • Remember that this is why you put in all those training hours. Believe in your training, do your best – and have fun!

Race Info – 2015

34th ANNUAL FRANK DUNN TOYOTA / POWER 99FM TRIATHLON

Sunday, August 9, 2015 at 8:00am

Here are some notes from the Frank Dunn Race Director:

PACKAGE PICKUP:
There will only be package pickup at the the National Park. It will be at the Community hall at Waskesiu lake. It will be from 11:00 to 5:30 on Saturday, August 8th. Then in the morning of the race from 6:45 to 7:15.

If you do not have a STAC membership or a equal Provincial membership, be prepared to buy a One day membership from a STAC representative at Package pickup. All participants need to have a membership or one day insurance. Team participants are able to purchase a one day membership. A STAC membership helps with our funding, more members more funding!

CARBO SUPPER:
There will be a carbo Supper on Saturday, at the Community hall, tickets can be purchased at the package pickup for $15.00 for adults, and $7.50 for children 12 and under. This is a pasta meal with homemade sauces, salad!! We have room for 125 , first come first serve. This is a fantastic meal, if you haven’t attended before you are missing out. Supper from 6:00 to 7:45.

RACE MORNING:
There will be no PARKING at the COMMUNITY HALL parking lot, please park at the Main Beach Parking Lot and walk to Transition Area.

Body marking and late package pickup will be in the Community Hall starting at 6:45 on Sunday morning. Your timing chip is in your package, please do not lose it.

There will be a PANCAKE breakfast for all spectators on Sunday morning, this is sponsored by Waskesiu Chamber of Commerce. Starts after the swim.

VOLUNTEERS:
All interested volunteers please report to the Community Hall Saturday (12 to 5) or Sunday morning (7 am) for assignment, see Roy Fremont. We need you!! Shirt, free lunch and a amazing grand prize for one lucky volunteer!

Mark Nagy
Frank Dunn Triathlon Race Director

Registration Confirmation

The race is only 3.5 weeks away! We hope you are training hard and almost ready for the 34th Annual Frank Dunn Triathlon. We have had some inquiries into confirming registration. Once you have registered, you should have received a confirmation from Events Online that says something like “Congratulations *Your Name*! You have successfully registered to: Triathlon – Individual Registration.” If you can’t find your confirmation email, log in to the Events Online Registration Dashboard to make sure that you are registered.

See you in a month!