I have attempted to map out my season for 2010, based on what I know so far. Once again, I am disappointed that OAT and Triathlon Canada have not posted the provincial or national championship locations at this point.
I am not sure why they cannot be more organized on this matter, especially in Ontario, as Trisport and Multisport have had their calendars set for a little while now (the usual race holders for such events).
(UPDATE - I RECEIVED A VERY THOUGHTFUL MESSAGE FROM RACE DIRECTOR, RANDY SPARROW, TO INFORM ME ABOUT THE CANADIAN TRIATHLON CHAMPIONSHIPS IN KELOWNA, BC ON AUGUST 22, 2010. THIS IS A PART OF THE PUSHOR MITCHELL KELOWNA APPLE TRIATHLON WEEKEND (WHICH LOOKS TO BE AN AMAZING EVENT WHEN I CHECKED OUT THE WEB SITE!).
PLEASE VISIT http://www.appletriathlon.com/ TO GET ALL THE DETAILS!
THANK YOU RANDY! now if only OAT and Triathlon Canada could get their site updated...)
They must know that most of us are trying to set up our training calendars before January. I have had to make some major overhauls in the past few years to re-shuffle events to make the Provincial or National championship races fit. With some races (mostly the destination ones) selling out, we have to make early commitments to ensure spots so I can only cross my fingers that they will select dates away from the destination race I am about to sign up for.
The provincial du championship is a race I have competed in during each of my multisport years and I look forward to the event to see if I am making progress and to test my abilities against the best field of the year. It would be a severe burn if I sign up for one of the 70.3 races now (so that I don't miss their cut off) and then OAT goes and selects a date for the Du Championship within weeks of the 70.3.
*Around the Bay - 30k Road Race
*Victoria's Du - May 24 (a yearly tradition!)
*Milton Sprint Tri - June 6 (my first Tri on the Subaru series!)
*Guelph Lakes Olympic Tri - June 20 (first attempt at this swim distance)
*Muskoka Long Course Tri - July 25 (my favourite race location)
*Timberman 70.3 - Aug 22 (85% convinced but must reg very soon)
*Guelph Lakes II - Sept 4 (tri or du??)
2010 Maybe List
*Peterborough Half Iron - July 4 (depends on swim progress)
*Niagara Sprint Tri - Aug 8 (depends when/where Ont. Du Championship?)
*Lakeside Sprint Tri - Sept 19 (depends on weather)