Welcome to the Guelph Triathlon Club

GTC logo greenThe Guelph Triathlon Club is a non-profit organization dedicated to the pursuit of lifelong health, fitness and happiness for its members through the provision of safe, affordable and effective triathlon training. We support all our members, at every level, to train and compete in triathlon competitions. We are committed to continuous self- improvement, our community of triathletes and to each other.

Our goal is to provide an enjoyable athlete experience through participation and to encourage all athletes to reach their competitive potential in the sport of triathlon.

Our Club encourages anyone who would like to participate in triathlon to come along and join our racing or training events. We also encourage families to become involved in our club and the social aspect of triathlon.

We offer affordable membership packages and our training and racing calendar provides opportunities all year round. There are also a range of social activities throughout the year to encourage members to get to know each other, introduce their families to the club and to form friendships and training partners.

As a volunteer based club we are passionate about the sport of triathlon and look at ways of providing a memorable experience for our athletes.

We hope you find our site to be a valuable resource, and encourage you to join the Guelph Triathlon Club.

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Nominations Open for #TriGTC Member Recognition Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the Guelph Triathlon Club’s recognition awards open to members that have shown dedication to their training, competition, and the club. We’re seeking nominations to recognize club members in the following categories:

  1. Qualified for worlds
  2. Made it to the podium
  3. Did a longer distance
  4. Tried a new event
  5. Supporting the club
  6. Camaraderie & Enthusiasm

Simply email a paragraph or two to eliza_kost@hotmail.com, explaining why you feel the individual is deserving of the award.

Awards will be announced at the end of year party – date and location will be announced in the October 15th Newsletter.

 

 

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Inside the ITU World Duathlon Championships

The GTC’s Angela Hofstra Represents Canada at the 2016 ITU World Duathlon Championships in Aviles, Spain (June 4-5, 2016)

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By Angela Hofstra, GTC Executive Member and Coach

Being part of the age group team for Canada at the 2016 International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championships for duathlon in Spain was something I didn’t know was possible 3 years ago when I did my first duathlon. It was a marvelous experience and one I hope to repeat in 2017; in Canada. The inaugural ITU Multisport World Championships will be in Canada, August 18 to 27, 2017 in Penticton, B.C.  What an awesome opportunity to compete with athletes from around the world in duathlon, long distance and cross triathlon, and aquathlon. Triathlon Canada and the organizer want to see a forest of maple leaf uniforms in the race and on the podium; since, we are the host country, team Canada may include up to 25 males and 25 females in each 5 year age category. Check out the events at Penticton 2017 ITU Multisport World Championship Festival. To be guaranteed a spot you need to attain a qualifying spot (for example the Montreal Esprit). However, there are lots of other opportunities to gain a spot on the age group team.  Check out Triathlon Canada for details.  In brief, members of their provincial triathlon association who complete a qualifying event or a provincially sanctioned event are eligible to apply to join the team.

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A Message from Incoming GTC President Elizabeth Stewart

Dear Members,

It is with tremendous gratitude that I accept the role of President of the GTC Executive Committee and Membership.

I first joined the club in the summer of 2011 through the beginner clinic. I still recall Steve’s incredible enthusiasm as he volunteered often at practices. His cheers bellowed loudly and were encouraging during race simulations and even during regular practices. Steve’s enthusiasm for the GTC has never wavered in the almost six years that I have known him. He has been a passionate advocate for quality programming that meets the needs of the GTC’s diverse membership. Steve has made significant contributions to the GTC, most recent and notable, recruiting our head coach Miguel Vadillo.

Steve’s leadership will be hard to match, but I will do my absolute best. My ambitions for the club are to continue to offer accessible quality programming that meets the needs of our membership and to maintain the friendly club atmosphere that welcomes people of all ages, fitness level and fitness goals.

Now in my sixth season as a GTC member, third season as a GTC coach and entering my first season as Executive President, the GTC is more to me then a club I belong to. It grounds me to my community, it is a place of great friendships. The diversity and friendliness of our club is what I enjoy the most.

I sincerely value this opportunity to serve the membership as president. I welcome all ideas from all members on how to continue to strengthen our programming and overall club experience. Please never hesitate to contact me through email, Facebook or Twitter, my ears and digital channels are always open!

Wishing all members a fun, safe and successful 2016 race season!

Elizabeth Stewart

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Milton Triathlon | Volunteers Needed

Hey GTC, it’s coming to that time of year again!

Yearly, we offer up as many of our members that are able to participate as volunteers for the Milton Triathlon.

We will need volunteers on Saturday the June 4 from 2pm-4pm, to help with set-up and the race kits/stations.  We will also need volunteers on Sunday June 5 from 6:30am to 1:30pm for registration and other assistance as needed around and on the course for the event day.

Come on out, get caught up in the excitement of the day, especially at the start of a new race season, and help cheer on all the new (and returning) athletes in multisport!

Please email Donna at donna.bryson@gmblueplan.ca to register as a volunteer.

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