Pre-Race Newsletter #1

Sportstats Timing App

This past week there were a number of athletes who posted on the Barrelman Facebook Group page asking about race day tracking. The tracking in previous years was simply live updates of when an athlete went past one of the 7 timing mats on the course. We responded and promised we would see what was available beyond that standard tracking.

We are very pleases to announce that we have increased the number to 12 locations and are going to be using the Sportstats app for athlete tracking. The Sportstats App uses predictive algorithms and will provide projections of when an athlete will be at the next timing location. It also will project bike and run splits as well as finishing time.

We believe this additional expense will be an additional benefit to that athletes and their friends and loved ones will enjoy. You can download the Sportstats App at:



Live interviews starting this week – Barrelman TV

We thought you might enjoy meeting some of the athletes who will be racing this year and have asked MultiSport Canada’s Steve Fleck to interview four athletes over the coming three weeks.

First up is Lynda Gingras from Ottawa, Ontario and Club Bionick. Topics include training during the pandemic, importance of clubs in the endurance community, and preparation for the Barrelman Triathlon coming up on Sept 18th, 2022.

You can check out Steve’s interview of Lynda at Barrelman TV.

Next week will feature Sophie Hotchkiss for Endura Performance followed by Michael Smith for ROC Triathletes.

Sponsors At The Race

We are pleased to announce our sponsors who will be onsite race weekend. Joining us will be:

Sophie Hotchkiss for Endura Performance Inc. Please follow Sophie’s Instagram

Brubeck Apparel

F2C Nutrition

Sean Green for Velofix

Along the Road Tri boutique

Tri Swim

TriClubs At The Race

Over the years we have invited Triclubs to set-up on Club Row at T2 and Finish in Kingsbridge Park. If your club would like to set-up a tent to cheer on your athletes we would be happy to accommodate you. Please contact Carolynne Simons by email before Sept 12th, 2022.

Already confirmed this year are:

James Loaring for Loaring Personal Coaching

(ROC) Rochester Triathletes

Endura Performance

Club Bionik 

BASE Performance

Toronto Triathlon Club

PR Endurance Training

Team JAC

Volunteers Always Wanted and Needed

We are always in need of volunteers and would be very appreciative if you would be able to volunteer at this years race. We will be adding a volunteer sign-up page in the near future however, in the meantime please email if you or someone you know would like to volunteer this year.

F2C Official On Course Nutrition

Once again F2C is our Official On Course Nutrition sponsor for Barrelman. Here is what you can expect on race day F2C

Please make sure you drop by the F2C booth on Saturday in Welland. Greg and his team will be happy to explain the benefits of F2C and try some out.

2022 Athlete Guide

We have had a number of requests for the 2022 version of the Athlete Guide. The Athlete Guide will contain the most up to date information and available for download before 9PM on Monday, Sept 12th.

More Scenic Bike

For those of you who have not seen this announcement on the race website or the Barrelman Facebook Group page, there has been a couple of small changes on the bike course. We feel these changes will make the bike more enjoyable.

You will now be staying on Netherby Rd, which becomes Townline Rd., until you reach the Niagara Parkway. This means being on the scenic Niagara Parkway for a few more kilometres before you finish the bike. We also felt that the 2nd bottle exchange came a little too soon and have moved the 2nd bottle exchange 10km further along to the 60km point. This location also makes for a much better bottle exchange location.

You can review the new bike course on the Course Maps page.

COVID-19 Travel Advisory – Use ArriveCAN to enter Canada

We wish to thank our loyal community of US based participants who reached out over social media and were asking questions regarding COVID-19 protocols in Canada. The most current information for entry into Canada can be found at the government website at We will also continue to monitor in case there are any last minute changes you should be aware of.


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