Multisport Canada Series Award Winner: Me!

There must be a mistake. That’s what I thought when I received an email from Multisport Canada Triathlon Series this fall telling me that I had won 3rd place in the season long series points for triathlons of Olympic distance and longer among women aged 40-44. I wrote them back, saying that I was a middle-of-the-pack athlete, so how could I have won?

Well, it turns out there was no mistake, and I really did finish in 3rd place! Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to make it to the awards presentation in early December (basketball got in the way). Today, my plaque arrived in the mail.



I’m not sure if anyone is more surprised than me!

You have to race in 3 or more races of a certain distance (in my case, Olympic distance – 1.5k swim, 40k bike, 10k run – or longer), and for each race you complete, you earn points based on your age group placing. The more you race, the better your chances of winning – your best 3 scores are added up, and certain races give you bonus points (in my case, the K-Town race).

The races that ended up counting for me were the Gravenhurst Olympic (jump off a steamship and swim to the start line!), Kingston Long Course (2k swim, 56k bike, 15k run) and Wasaga Beach Olympic (remember the race where I puked during the swim?).

I never once finished in the top 3 this season, and the funny thing is that the longer the race, the less competitive I am, but I’ll take my award and remember all the hard work that went into race preparation, my many PBs achieved this year, and how much fun I had.


Can’t wait for the 2016 season!

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11 Responses to Multisport Canada Series Award Winner: Me!

  1. razkristi says:

    Congratulations Kyra! We have a run/triathlon series here in Ottawa that has the same awards system. It is always nice to be rewarded at the end of a season!
    Merry Christmas 🙂

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    • kyrapaterson says:

      Thanks Kristi! That’s where this whole triathlon business started for us… it’s where my husband did his first race! It was a pool swim at Carleton, a bike in the pouring rain, and a run along the canal. Merry Christmas to you too! We _will_ meet in 2016!


  2. Soon you’ll need a room for all your families trophies , medals and race t shirts

    Neil and Denise


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  3. boristoronto says:

    Congrats! That’s awesome!

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  4. That’s awesome – congratulations!

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  5. Michel Guay says:

    Great! Toutes nos félicitations.
    Lise & Michel

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  6. Claire et Alan McIntosh says:

    Bravo! Toutes nos plus chaleureuses félicitations des Prairies!
    Uncle Alan, Richard, Julie et Tante Claire!

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