Posts by Barrelman Ambassadors

Vivian Workman’s Barrelman 2019 Recap

This was my third time participating at Barrelman and it did not disappoint. Beautiful picturesque sunrise, calm waters, and the last minute calls for (and finding) assistance; what I’ve come to expect from this race. Conversations about the course and tips were mingled with the general air of excitement. One of the nice touches is […]

Give Back!

By Shawn McNamara, Barrelman Ambassador One of the most rewarding aspects of triathlon is the sense of community it builds. Triathletes are often seen helping each other during training or the race itself. Sometimes it can be as simple as lending a bike pump in transition or reassuring a newbie before a race. It might […]

Race Day Countdown

By Angela Lilly Here we are! You’ve had months of planning, training, learning, nutrition consumption and hopefully, great race day experiences in your blood. As soon as I wake up one week from race day, it’s called “race day countdown”.  We have many challenges, juggling family, career and triathlon training. Here’s some tips for this […]

So, You’ve Never Done a Point to Point Triathlon Before?

By Barrelman Ambassador, Kim Ruble Doing a point to point triathlon can be a little confusing at first, but once you have done one or two, they become much less anxiety producing. Barrelman Triathlon is set up with 2 transition areas. The Swim start and T1 is at the Welland Flatwater Center and T2 and […]

Top 10 Reasons to Make the Barrelman Triathlon in Niagara Falls a Must Do Event!

By Kim Ruble 10. You will become an International Triathlete, and that just sounds very cool doesn’t it? 9. You get to swim at the Welland International Flatwater Centre. You don’t have to worry about waves, salt water, jellies and you have ropes to site off of so you swim straight. The water temperature is […]

The Volunteers

We all sign up for the races, train (maybe :)), show-up to the event, grab our swag and race our race. Many of us will even, while gasping for air, thank those who provide the security and safety for our event. But how many of you have been on the flip side of the race […]

Barrelman like a Time Trial

By Angela Lilly I have tried to keep triathlete growth both in mind and in training up to speed regularly over this season, however I feel it’s time to dig a bit deeper than social media and write this article. The last month was a lot of planning of training and racing and life. We […]

Prepare to Succeed!

“People make their own luck by good strategy and even better preparation!” (modified from a Jack Canfield quote). This quote doubles as sage advice. Aside from revealing training weakness, I love multi-sport for the lessons it teaches about race day strategy and preparation. After 18 years competing in triathlon, I am still humbled by new […]

Take a Walk/Run on the Wild Side

The dog days of summer are upon us and I, for one, am in need of some relief from the searing heat of the concrete/asphalt urban paths. But where to go? And how should I adjust my training? Why hit the trails? Well for starters, it’s usually a bit cooler as there a greater amount […]

Going on Vacation? Yes, you can still train!

By Shannon McNamara, Barrelman Ambassador You know the drill, it is summer time. The kids are out of school. Your family is trying to plan a vacation. If you are like my husband and I, trying to plan vacations around the kids’ activities is bad enough, but throw in our training schedule…..forget about it. I know that […]