With Thanks to Presenting Sponsor
Thank you to everyone who raced with us in such amazingly hot conditions! You should be very proud of your accomplishment. A very special thanks to all of the volunteers, some of whom were in that hot sun for almost 9 hours. This race, or any other, would not survive without them. We hope to see all of you again in 2019!
BARRELMAN SWIM BIKE
BARRELMAN BIKE RUN
If you haven’t already done so you can print your Finishers Certificate from the SportStats links above. Once you get to the results page click on your name then click on the certificate icon and print or download.
|Men 29&Under, Women 39&Under|
|Men 45-49, Women 40-44, Relays|
|8:48am||4||White||Men 50-54, All Swim/Bike|
|Men 55-59, Women 45-54|
|9:00am||6||Neon Yellow||Men 60+, Women 55+, Paratriathletes|
|9:10am||Bike/Run||Bike / Run Start – TT format|
The Barrelman athlete guide is now available for download. Please ensure you read over ALL of the contents carefully as there is plenty of useful information that will answer 99% of your questions.
Please be sure to review all courses, transition areas, registration process, shuttle bus information etc etc.
Looking forward to seeing everyone this weekend!
I’m thankful every day for finding triathlon. Not only do I love the sport itself, but treasure the people it has brought into my life, particularly my fellow teammates. These are people I probably never would have even met had I not decided to tri. The triathlon community is full of amazingly warm and friendly people who I’ve known to be incredibly generous with their time and their smiles and offers to help with a flat on the side of the road. We come from all walks of life and have varying backgrounds. We may not even have anything in common besides triathlon, but it is still a strong bond and through it we enjoy each other’s company. We’ve swallowed the same lake water, tipped over on our bikes and struggled through hot runs, but we enjoy the struggle together. I can’t think of a better reason to get a relay team together for Barrelman. How much fun would it be to spend a weekend in Niagara Falls, cheering each other on, earning your medals and celebrating afterwards, not just as friends but as a team! In a sport that normally is very individual, it’s nice to share in an accomplishment together. Read more
As a moderate achieving age grouper I have raced many of the multi sport races. I raced Barrelman when it was called simply Welland and it stayed in Welland. I also raced it when it became the Rose City Triathlon. Of course I have raced it in it’s next form which is Barrelman. There are many reasons to race at this venue. I live close to the site of the race and it is the closest half distance triathlon to me but I would make it a race-cation if I lived further away. The people and venue make this a must for any triathlete considering the half distance. Read more
— By Stepfanie Johnston
When I was asked to write this article, I thought sure no problem! Then I took a minute and thought, what are my top three items that I always bring with me? I started to go over my checklist in my head. Wetsuit, goggles, earplugs, bike shoes, helmet, running shoes, etc., etc. If you’re going to do triathlon, you’re going to need to get used to having a huge list of things to bring. How could I just pick three items, when everything seemed equally important. This was going to be a little bit more difficult than I thought… Read more
Please note that due to capital projects in the City of Niagara Falls, many of the roads are being completely pulverized and repaved just after the labour day weekend. The bike course has been revised between kms 67.5 through 82.5. Cyclists will now be travelling next to the scenic Niagara River on the Parkway for 12km. We know this will be a great change for the 2018 race and we are also excited that our original course will be on newly paved roads in 2019!
The Ride to Niagara Falls (Revised due to construction on City of Niagara Falls Roads)
The course now takes you under the Welland Canal via Townline Tunnel Rd. As you enter the tunnel you will see the start of a coned lane. While you are riding through the tunnel, under the canal, you will be required to stay in the coned lane.
Once clear of the tunnel, you will continue east on Townline Tunnel Rd and Netherby Rd. taking you over towards the Niagara Parkway. You will continue along Netherby Rd towards Fort Erie until reaching Townline Rd where you will turn right followed shortly after by a left onto Switch Rd. The course then turns north for the final stretch on the Parkway and, for the final 12km, travels alongside the Niagara River.
Nutrition — it’s the 4th discipline of triathlon. When starting out in the sport of triathlon, not only do we need to learn how to swim, bike and run, but we also need to learn how to fuel and hydrate our body during training and racing, especially if doing the longer distance races. You can do all the training in the world but if you are not hydrated and fueled properly, you will not be able to enjoy the benefits of your hard work. Here are some tips to get you started in the right direction: Read more