Evert Lamb wins Guelph Lake 5150 triathlon
GUELPH – Evert Lamb of Toronto captured the victory in the 5150 triathlon at the Guelph Lake One stop on the Subaru Ontario Triathlon Series.
Lamb negotiated the distance in two hours, six minutes and two seconds to finish one minute and two seconds ahead of Guelph Lake master Len Gushe of Mattawa who had several victories at the Guelph Lake Conservation Area on his resume, but was making his return to competition in the area in a few years.
Matt Straatman of Toronto was third in 2:07:35 and was followed by Kevin Van Geest of Beamsville in fourth in 2:12:19 and Barry Dalton of Milton fifth in 2:13:34.
Top Guelph finisher was Andrew Barnes in 21st in 2:21:37.
Erika Giovannetti of Mississauga was top female finisher, 37th overall in 2:26:59. She finished eight seconds ahead of Lora Rigutto Vigliatore of Pickering. Third in the female class was Paulette Dalton of Milton in 2:28:43.
Fastest in the 1.5-kilometre swim portion was Bob Hayes of Toronto who completed the swim in 19:23. Straatman was fastest on the 40 km bike leg, finishing in 59:04, the only competitor to crack the one-hour mark. Marcel Blom of Beamsville was fastest on the run as he finished the 10 km in 38:01.
Blom finished ninth overall and Hayes 14th.
Team Mayak Tri won the 5150 triathlon relay in 2:29:53.0.
Mike Coughlin of Guelph won the 5150 swim/bike in 1:24:33.5 while James McNaughton of Mississauga was second in 1:26:31.7 and Andrew Edge of Keswick third in 1:33:34.1. Top female finisher, ninth overall, was Amanda Mikalachki of London in 1:55:39.1.
Winner of the Try-a-Duathlon was Connor Ciotlos of Toronto in 37:39.7. Kira Gupta-Baltazar of Kleinburg was top female finisher, sixth overall in 40:22.0.
Peter Haler of Toronto won the 5150 duathlon in 1:53:55.2. Garvin Moses of Mississauga was second in 1:57:18.7 and Steve Beasley of Goderich was third in 1:59:51.6. Nicole Gavin of Ajax was top female finisher, 22nd overall in 2:27:15.7.
- Guelph Sports Journal