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October 11th Newsletter

Message from your Executive

Brrrrrrr!! October is here and it was eager to bring us near freezing temperatures. As some of our members experienced last weekend, layering on bike rides is no longer optional if you want to keep your toesies from falling. It may be time to go shopping for some wool socks and toe warmers if we want to continue braving Mother Nature and delay the return to the pain cave.

Admit it, some of you even turned the furnace on already, didn’t you? Let us know, we love hearing from you even if it’s for mundane things.


Week of October 10 to October 17

None planned. If you wish to lead a workout, just drop us a line! (if you do so before Tuesdays, workouts will make it into the newsletter, otherwise use our Facebook Group)

Fall/Winter Workouts

Our page dedicated to the Fall and Winter Programs has been updated with all our offerings for this year, including club sanctioned workouts and partnerships with our coaches’ own programs offered at a preferential price to our members. You can read all details here, but don’t delay signing up! The earlier we have our minimums met, the earlier we will confirm the programs with the city.

The club is currently offering early bird prices for the swim and spin sessions with our club head coach Matthew Poole which will expire on October 15.

Please use the FMCT shop to sign up!!

13533360_10154172955291955_4595374760552296627_nWelcome to the team, Mellen!

We are very happy to announce that Mellen Gorman has volunteered to step into the Treasurer role for FMCT and we are very thankful to have her in our executive team! Her position will be considered interim until we officially vote her in at our Annual General Meeting, and we hope that you will embrace her arrival with the same enthusiasm as we do. Until then, Mellen will work with Rebecca to ensure a smooth transition and learn all about our finances. Please welcome her to this challenging new role!

Coach Matthew fulfills his Kona dream

Last weekend, the best of the best in the triathlon world toed the line at the annual Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawai’i. Among them was our own coach Matthew Poole, who has been chasing the Kona qualification for over a decade, finally reaching this coveted destination this year. His consistent hard work and dedication paid off and we could not be more proud of him. Despite the challenges of training with a full time job and a young family, Matt delivered a stellar performance in Mt. Tremblant where he qualified by finishing 3rd in a very competitive age group.

14572953_10157537726705425_675909284013925000_nHe had only 6 weeks to prepare his mind and body for yet another Ironman distance, this time on the hot island of Hawai’i, in conditions that he had never experienced before. Needless to say, on Saturday we were all glued to the Ironman live feed and athlete tracker, waiting to see Matt cross the iconic finish line. And we were not disappointed. Matt finished in 10h15, humbled but with a big smile on his face. We cannot wait to hear everything about the race, the lava fields and swimming with the Honu. Well done, Matt! You made us all proud!!

Mark your calendars

Fall Bike Show

For those interested in checking out the latest deals on bikes and accessories, the Toronto International Bike Show will be held on October 15 from 10am to 5pm at the Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place. See the official website for details. Tickets will be sold at the door for $5.

Adopt a Road Cleanup

Our second Adopt a Road event is almost here and we are eager to see what treasures we find along our beloved stretch of Mississauga Rd. Rain or shine, join us on October 30 for an hour or two of “cross training” in road cleaning. Plan to do a lot of squats and the occasional weight lifting (tyres, bumpers, and a million of wet newspapers).

We will follow our training session with a treat (or two) at Spirit Tree Cidery. Just on time for Trick or Treating! (you sure don’t want to smell an athlete’s feet!!)


Strava? What Strava? Let’s pretend that everyone worked really, really hard even though we know that you enjoyed the Thanksgiving long weekend instead. Speaking of which, a big shout out to Barb Kishimoto who completed her first metric century ride on the chilly Thanksgiving Monday with Mellen and Zindine (instead of doing the gobble-gobble like everyone else). You’re a real champ, Barb!

Race Results

  • Guelph Lake II Triathlon
    Corwin Ang – 2:07:40.2
    Emmanuel Aquino – 2:14:09.1
  • Ontario Women’s Triathlon
    Amanda Charlton – 58:49.9 (2nd AG)
    Irina Souiki – 1:07:03.2
    Barb Kishimoto – 1:08:14.5 (1st AG)
    Karen Ballinger – 1:15:08.4
  • Georgina Sprint Triathlon
    Ryan Baldwin – 1:08:53.0 (3rd AG)
  • Lakeside Try a Tri
    Cesar Centeno – 58:15.8 (3rd AG)
  • Lakeside Sprint Triathlon
    Ryan Baldwin – 1:16:01.6
  • Lakeside Olympic Triathlon
    Zindine Souiki – 2:14:56.1 (2nd AG)
    Paul Blaik – 2:28:08.4
    Emmanuel Aquino – 2:57:25.6
    Corwin Ang – 3:01:04.2
  • Lakeside Olympic Swim-Bike
    Louis Malisani – 1:34:05.2 (3rd Male)
    Jacqueline Aguilar – 2:13:26.7 (3rd Female)
  • Niagara Falls Barrelman Triathlon
    Mellen Gorman – 5:09:53 (2nd AG)
  • Niagara Falls Barrelman Swim-Bike
    Irina Souiki – 3:48:35
    Bruce Harding – 4:00:18
  • Toronto Zoo Run 10k
    Irina Souiki – 56:19

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