We are proud to announce that one of Canada’s best 70.3-distance triathletes, Taylor Reid of Caledon, Ontario, will be on the start line at Barrelman this year! Taylor has one Ironman 70.3 competitions around the world and is passionate about racing in Canada, for the amazing atmosphere he feels on race day and because he races best when he feels at home.
We had a little Q&A with Taylor about why he’s choosing Barrelman and what he’s most looking forward to on race day, September 16!
How has your 2018 season been going?
What do you like best about racing close to home?
What are your race goals for Barrelman?
My goal is to win the race but there are a lot of factors and smaller goals that go along with winning a race. I will be racing the week before in Santa Cruz so I need to make sure I am recovered and ready to go. One week is a quick turn around but it has been done.
This is shaping up to be one of our strongest men’s pro fields ever. Thoughts on this?
I always love racing a good field. With a stronger field there are more challenges but it also is more exciting race. It makes the end result much more satisfying.
Have you done Barrelman before?
As a half-distance specialist, what are some tips you have for our first-timers taking on the distance at Barrelman?
I am a first time Barrelman athlete too, so any tips from you Barrelman veterans out there are appreciated. For first timers at the distance I would say stay relaxed and make sure you enjoy everything. Also with the two transitions make sure you plan the days before the race accordingly so you have lots of time to get your stuff set up.
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Barrelman Niagara Falls is a point-to-point course with two transition zones. If you’re familiar with MultiSport Canada races, you’ll likely be an expert with it comes to the single transition format, but things get slightly more complicated when you’re dealing with two! Part of the way we create transition ease is with the race bags you’ll receive at check-in. You’ll receive three bags when you check in for Barrelman:
- Dry clothes bag (clear)
- Wetsuit bag (black)
- Bike to run bag (red)
It’s important that all your gear makes it into their appropriate bags so that your stuff stays together during the race.
Dry clothes bag
As the race starts in Welland, this bag will meet you at the race’s finish line in Niagara Falls. This bag contains all your dry clothes that you’ll want after your race, and it’ll be waiting for you in T2 for when you’re finished. If you are taking the shuttle bus from Niagara Falls on race morning, you may leave your Clear Bag and Red Bag with staff at the shuttle OR you may drop these bags off at T1 in Welland.
Athletes will place this empty bag by their bike in Transition #1 prior to the start of the race. After the swim place your wetsuit, goggles and cap in this bag and leave it by your bike. This bag will be collected and brought to the Finish by our crew. We cannot be responsible for your wetsuit if it is not placed in the Wetsuit Bag.
Bike to run bag
After finishing the bike, athletes will rack their bikes in Niagara Falls by your assigned rack space where you will also find your bike to run bag . This bag contains all of your run gear, so be sure to include your race belt, any additional nutrition you want for the run that we won’t provide on course (salt tabs, etc.). You’ll also want to consider a hat, as it can get hot on race day! You will change into your run gear in T2 and then place your bike equipment into the same bag and leave it by your race space. These bags are claimed after the race when transition opens.
You can find all the info you need in the Athlete Guide. We will continue to post detailed race instructions leading up to the race, and we look forward to seeing you on race day. Register here.
Price increases March 5th! Details inside this month’s news!
When designing our races we have tried to please as many people as possible by using an athlete’s perspective in the race design. We are also always looking to be fair and provide a relaxed atmosphere. Having said that maybe the best way to start this article is with this quote, “You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time.”
Over the years we have had many athletes who are faster swimmers approach us about the possibility of moving up to an earlier wave so they can avoid having to swim around slower swimmers. The simple reason for not allowing this in the past is, moving up to an earlier wave is unfair to others in your age group because you are no longer racing under the same conditions as the others in your wave. Beyond the desire to have a fair race for everyone, the first consideration in deciding on start of a race and the waves is the underlying need to produce the safest race possible. This article is intended to give you the logic behind that process. Read more
We have published an early version of the athlete guide for information purposes only.
Please note that the information contained within is subject to change.
Barrelman Niagara Falls Triathlon is owned and produced by MultiSport Canada, Canada’s largest triathlon series. Both Rev3 and MultiSport Canada genuinely care about their athletes/customers, the safety and quality of their events and believe in putting the athlete first.
The Canadian and U.S. triathlon markets have slight differences. By collaborating on best practices, we believe we can ensure the delivery of a superior race experience to our respective customers.
In 2018, this race will not be branded Rev3 and will continue to be produced by MultiSport Canada. These two race production companies will continue to support each other and encourage our customers to race each other’s events because we know athletes will get a world-class experience wherever they race.
BARRELMAN NIAGARA FALLS
A GREAT WEEKEND OF RACING AND FUN
We hope you enjoy this pictorial recap of a fantastic weekend of racing!
RESULTS – September 17, 2017
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If you haven’t already done so you can print your Finishers Certificate from the Sportstats website. Once you get to the results page click on your name then click on the certificate icon and print or download.
The third annual Skechers Performance Niagara Falls Barrelman Triathlon presented by Recharge With Milk, was our biggest and best ever. Thanks to all of you who were there to support us as a participant, volunteer, or spectator.
There is no better triathlon swim venue than the Welland International Flatwater Centre. It’s both spectator and athlete friendly with the calm swim conditions and guide wires underwater. And check out that atmosphere. Read more
What a spectacular day we had yesterday for our third annual Skechers Performance Niagara Falls Barrelman Triathlon presented by Recharge With Milk.
Whether you were a competitor, volunteer or spectator, we hope you will be back next year.
Race results are available at Sportstats.
You can also contact them to report any corrections to the results.
Free Race Photos
In the next day or two, your FREE Race Photos will be available for download at Zoomphoto.ca
Triathlon Magazine Canada Re-Cap