Wednesday 29 July 2015

2015 #SummerTT

With approximately 100 participants, the 2015 #SummerTT was our largest, most competitive, and most fun TT yet.

Since the course length is an odd 2.2K along with being extremely challenging (rolling hills, gravel, uneven terrain, and tight corners), this race has become notorious for being extremely painful, somewhat random, yet impossible to resist!  Anybody who has ever trained in Waterloo within their life has likely done some sort of session at Waterloo Park.  Because of this course experience, we have a home court advantage stemming from our intimate knowledge of this 1.1K loop.  The #SummerTT allows us to put this experience to use, showcase our speed, and run the Waterloo Park ring road better than anybody else can.  Here is a little taste of how this year's edition went:

Course Records 
(updated as of July 27th, 2015)

Overall Men: 6:13 Adam Hortian (July 27th, 2015)
Overall Women: 7:06 Vicky Siemon (July 28th, 2014)

Masters Men: 7:03 Larry Bradley (July 27th, 2015)
Masters Women: 8:40 Val Hobson (July 27th, 2015)

Junior Men: 7:19 Aidan Rutherford (July 27th, 2015)
Junior Women: 9:34 Nicole Shrigley (July 28th, 2014)

50+ Men: 7:25 Dave Rutherford (July 28th, 2014)
50+ Women: 10:42 Heidi Engelhardt (July 27th, 2015)

60+ Men: 8:26 Dean Foster (July 27th, 2015)
60+ Women: 11:31 Gail Delanghe (July 30th, 2012)

Full Results

H+P Kid's Dash

The first year of the H+P Kid's dash was awesome!  We had around 20 kids aged 0-9 tackle the 300m course, finishing to a cheering crowd of friends and family.  Familiar faces to H+P practices Jake Howard and Jenna Martin won the race for boys and girls respectively.

Results Summary

The 2015 #SummerTT was packed with a number of record breaking performances.  Here they are:

-Adam Hortian, who won the race OA, averaged 2:50/K to lower the new course record to 6:13.
-Larry Bradley, a specialist in duathlons, had a huge performance to break the Masters course record, setting the new bar at 7:03.
-Aidan Rutherford became the second Rutherford on our records list, setting a new junior record of 7:19 (and beating his dad in the process!)
- Tracy Urquhart took down one of our longest standing records- Masters women- with a time of 9:19.  In the next wave, Val Hobson bettered that record, running 8:40, taking over a minute off the previous best.
- With another one of our longest standing records- 60+ Men- Dean Foster put in a very strong effort to take over 2 minutes off our previous record, running 8:26.
For women 50+, Heidi Engelhardt ran a very strong record performance of 10:42!

Other notable performances include:
- Vicky Siemon was able to repeat her OA win and defend her title
- Dave Rutherford repeated as the 50+ champ
- Nicole Shrigley was the fastest junior girl for the 4th year in a row

Volunteers and Donations
This event simply would not have been possible without the help of our volunteers and those who donated to the event.

Music from Don't Tell My Mother 


Finally, we have to thank our outstanding sponsors for all their contributions in making this event great!

New Balance Canada


Mike Hewitson
Sales Representative with ROYAL LePAGE

Runner's Choice Waterloo

Delanghe ChiropracticFD

The next #SummerTT is only 1 year away!  Monday July 25th, 2016- mark it on your calendars.  Follow the event website HERE for updates as they come.


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