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 […]

Rock Your Best Swim at the Barrelman’s Swim Course

It is August, and many Barrelman racers are also deep into their training.  With work, family, life, and triathlon training all require one’s time and attention, a fundamental aspect of training is keeping yourself motivated to make the time to work out while also balancing everyday responsibilities.  To this end, this article serves two purposes: […]

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 […]

2019 Barrelman Jersey & Tri Top – Limited Time!

You voted, we listened. After a week of votes, we came to an unanimous decision on this year’s jersey design. Here is the winning cycling jersey for the 2019 Barrelman Niagara Falls Triathlon. In fact there was such a positive response we have added a Triathlon Race Top to your choices. Order deadline August 13th. Order […]

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 […]

2019 Barrelman Jersey Vote

Help us select this year’s Barrelman Jersey! Please select your favourite choice from the below jerseys and fill out the form. One lucky winner will receive a complimentary jersey for voting! Contest Closes July 21st  @ midnight.

Barrelman Training Day in Northeastern Ohio

Ambassadors Kim Ruble and Yvonne Lipinsky held a ‘mini-triathlon ‘ training event at Craig Beach, Lake Milton. Ohio. It was a cloudy, windy, and cool morning on Saturday, June 15 but several people came out to learn about Barrelman and point-to-point transitions. After a 30 minute swim in choppy water, the group rode and hour […]

Talking about Winter triathlon… before the Summer season starts

By Lynda Gingras Better late than never: a post about Winter triathlon just before the Summer triathlon starts… Why not? As we are about to start this Summer triathlon season, I wanted like to talk a little bit about Winter triathlon, events that are gaining in popularity. Have you ever done a winter triathlon? What […]