Guelph’s Jackson Laundry victorious in Belwood Triathlon

BELWOOD — Jackson Laundry ignored a bit of pain as he captured the top spot in the Belwood Triathlon, the third stop in the 10-race Multisport Canada Recharge with Milk series.

An elbow injury suffered a week earlier in a skateboarding incident left Laundry at less than 100 per cent for the event. However, the only segment of the triathlon that the injury hindered him was the 750-metre swim.

Laundry was sixth after the swim, but he surged ahead on the 30-kilometre bike segment as he posted the fastest time, more than two minutes faster than the next best time. Third-fastest in the 7.5km run gave Laundry first overall at one hour, 22 minutes and 17.5 seconds.

Alex Vanderlinden of Kitchener, who gained 44 seconds on Laundry with the second-fastest run, was second overall at 1:22:53.9 and Alexander Hinton of Guelph was third at 1:24:37.9.

Hinton had the fastest swim and the fastest run, but was hampered on the bike segment by riding a road bike while other top finishers used more aerodynamic time trial bikes.

Top female finisher, seventh overall, was Angela Quick of Kitchener at 1:34:16.6 while Lindsay Henderson of Burlington was 25th overall at 1:43:15.2, Beth Deazeley of Oakville 30th overall at 1:45:03.0 and Emma Plater of Guelph 31st overall at 1:46:06.7.

Jason Hobson of Fergus finished 23rd while David Plant of Guelph was 24th, Robert Poole of Elora 35th and Cameron Mahon of Guelph 36th.

There were 194 finishers in the event.

Team Ignition Fitness/Running Free of Markham won the triathlon relay in 1:40:21.9.

Matthew Wright of Guelph won the triathlon swim/bike with a clocking of 59:18.0 while Clayton MacNeil of London was second at 1:08:18.3 and Nicole Watkins of Georgetown the top female finisher in third at 1:24:05.2.

Garvin Moses of Mississauga won the duathlon with a time of 1:27:03.7 while Spencer Summerfield of London was second and 1:29:58.3 and Freddie So of Oakville third at 1:32:34.0. Karri Beck of Richmond Hill won the women’s class as she was 13th overall at 1:46:32.0. Vicki Mayberry of Ingersoll was 18th at 1:51:42.5 and Hartford Rellee of Merlin, Ont., 19th at 1:52:42.0.

Keven Brennan of Dundas won the Give-It-a-Tri race with a time of 38:53.7 while Jackson Bonn of Belleville was second at 39:18.7 and top female finisher, Carley Somerset of Guelph, third at 39:19.3.

John Sober of West Flamborough was fourth at 39:31.7, Jack Ciotlos of Toronto fifth at 39:40.0, Emma Lazenby of Ilderton sixth overall and second in the women’s class at 40:03.7 and Madison Walsh of Ajax, seventh overall and third in the women’s category at 40:56.2.

Team Alarm of Teeswater won the Give-It-A-Tri relay at 45:53.1.

Haley Lang of Brampton was victorious in the Give-It-A-Tri swim/bike while Joe Barnes of Kitchener, competing in the men’s 70-74 class, was second overall at 39:13.8.

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