Saturday, September 15, 2012
The Quebec Duathlete, Sylvie Charest finished 1st Overall, winning the gold medal at the Duathlon Saint-Sauveur. She crossed the finish line with a total time of 1 hour 18minutes 26 seconds on the course which consisted of 3 km running, 29 km of biking and 3 km running. She also improved her time by about 5 minutes on this course compared to 2011, where she achieved a time of 1:23:20.
During the final event of the 2012 Sportriple duathlon season, Sylvie was also named duathlete year of the Sportriple series for the fifth year.
“It was a perfect duathlon, both for my strong running, my biking and the cooperative weather. All conditions were met, says Sylvie. I am very satisfied. I feel ready for the World Championships! My coaches Pierre Hutsebault and Mathieu Sauvé and my sponsors Peak Centre for High Performance, Pro Circuit Endurance, Dery Toyota – Scion, Lion’s Club St-Luc, Boutique Bike Zone, AzurSport, Force One, Chiropractic Maximum and Nutraxis can be proud of me. “
Sylvie Charest will attend on Sunday (September 23rd ) the Duathlon World Championships held in Nancy, France. Stay tuned for her results!
From the touching victory of Romain Guillaume, to the inspiring performance of Pierre Lavoie, and the individual performances of all of the athletes who competed in the Ironman Mont-Tremblant on August 19th, this first edition of the Ironman was a true success, and left its mark in Quebec’s sport history . Close to 2500 athletes from all ages took the start of the event at 7h00 AM on the shores of Lac Mont-Tremblant, in what would be a very long day with 3.8km of swim, 180km of biking and 42,2 km of running to complete before becoming an Ironman. At the start line, no less than 5 athletes of Team Pro Circuit Endurance including: Marc Flageole, Chuck Perreault, Martin Malo, Melanie Roch and Louise Chercuitte.
The man who was aiming for a top five finish in his age group (M45-49) to qualify for the World Championships in Hawaii ended up finishing second in his category, and 10th Overall. In what was probably one of his best results ever on an Ironman course, Marc Flageole crossed the finish line with a time of 9 hours 28 minutes, a time which qualifies him for Kona, where he will complete his 9th World Championship race. His strongest event of the race was the marathon where he completed the course in less than 3 hours and 10 minutes, thereby succeeding in the 19th Ironman in his career.
For the first time in his career as a professional triathlete, Chuck Perreault of St-Sauveur, Quebec completed the Ironman distance, with a time of 9 hours 38 minutes, which places him in 21st position Overall. Although the triathlete is used to competing in the half-ironman distance, often winning every event in which he takes part, he will no doubt be proud of his performance last Sunday, especially in the swimming leg where he completed the 3.8km course in 55 minutes.
The Montreal triathlete Martin Malo was also competing in his first Ironman in his career. After crossing the line in 25th position in the men’s 40-44 years old category, Martin says he had to deal with the fourth discipline of the Ironman: Nutrition. In fact, the triathlete says: “It’s really hard to manage drinking and eating just enough to maintain your energy, while not upsetting your stomach”. Nevertheless, his result is very encouraging for the first-time Ironman, considering his very fast time on the bike leg, with an average speed of 34,3km/hour, on the very hilly course of Chemin Duplessis and the route 117.
On the women’s side, Louise Chercuitte finished 23rd in her age group (W 50-54), completing the race with a total time of 12hours 40 minutes. The athlete, who had already competed in five Ironman races, achieved her best time since the Levis Triathlon in 2008. Furthermore, she improved the time she had done earlier this summer by more than 1 hour 40 minutes. What a great way to finish a race in front of family and friends!
Melanie Roch also established her personal record in 12 hours 02 minutes, beating her personal best time by 2 minutes 17 seconds, which dated back to the Ford Ironman in Florida five years ago. The quadruple Ironman finisher had an excellent swimming time of 1 hour 8 minutes, and finished 26th in the women’s 35-39 years old category.
Whether they leave with a ticket to Kona, or have achieved a new personal record, all of the athletes who took part in the first Ironman in Quebec will surely have great memories of this amazing event. Pro Circuit Endurance is proud to have taken part in this memorable day for the Team Endurance athletes.
Beautiful performances for the Team Endurance athletes at the Verdun Triathlon and the Tremblant Half-Marathon
Year after year, the Triathlon de Verdun Desjardins is one of the most popular triathlon on the Quebec cup circuit, and this year was no exception with a record attendance of participants.
For the second consecutive year, the Pro Circuit Endurance athlete Martin Malo won his age group (M40-44) in the sprint triathlon, completing the course with a time of 1:09, which places him 5th overall. Although “it’s not the place where you beat speed records on the bike,” as Martin says, it didn’t stop him from excelling in the discipline. His excellent result allowed him to participate in the Challenge Super Sprint, reserved for the best sprinters, and which consists of a 300m swim, 4km bike and 1km run, an event in which he finished 6th overall with a time of 16m44 seconds.
For her part, Sylvie Charest won the women’s sprint duathlon in the women’s 40-44 years old category, which gives her a fourth victory in a row within her category in the last 5 weeks. Her time of 1 hour 12 minutes also places her in the 18th position overall.
For the third consecutive year in the sprint triathlon of Verdun, Isabelle Pelland improved her overall standing by finishing 19th overall and winning the honors in her age group (F40-44) for a fifth time this year. An excellent performance that is unquestionably due to her exceptional performance in the 750m open water swim, in which she achieved one of the fastest times.
In the Tremblant Half-Marathon, it was Genevieve Jacques who represented the Team Pro Circuit Endurance. The latter, who was participating for the first time since 2009 in a 10km race, finished the hilly course in 41min51. A time that earned her the 2nd place in the F30-39 and the 12th place overall.
Three Pro Circuit Endurance athletes in the top 15 overall standings at the 2012 National Long-Distance Championships in Magog
Year after year, the Memphrémagog Triathlon sets out to beat its previous record of participants and the 2012 triathlon is no exception with over 1,200 participants taking part in one of the 20 races offered. Less than a day after the podium set by Sylvie Charest in the duathlon event, three other athletes from Pro Circuit’s Endurance Team shined in the men’s long distance triathlon (half Ironman).
The best performance goes to Chuck Perreault, who crossed the finish line in second place, behind Adam Omeara with a total time of 4h12 minutes. His fellow compatriot Andrew Tanner logged the sixth fastest time (4:22) of the day in the race thanks to a fantastic run time of 1:23 in the 21.1km course. A result all the more surprising since back spasms made him consider giving up, what would have been a first in his career. His next goal is now the Olympic Distance Triathlon at the Provincial Championship in Valleyfield.
Martin Malo for his part, finished third in his age group and reached the 15th fastest time overall (4:43). He, who had experienced all kinds of problems, last year during the bike portion completed the bike course with an excellent time of 2:32. He says in summing up his performance: “I am very happy with my performance for this fifth half. For lots of reasons! And even if (thankfully) there’s still room for improvement! “
The Duathlete, Sylvie Charest was the first to cross the finish in her category at the Memphrémagog Triathlon and Duathlon last Sunday on July 22nd, finishing at the same time in second position among all the women. She crossed the finish line with a total time of 2 hours 37 minutes after having completed a 10km run, 40km of biking and a 5km run.
«It was a difficult race for everyone, because of the extreme heat and the course, which is known to be one of the hardest in Quebec. During the whole race, I knew I was in the top 2. Winning was my only option. This race was on my agenda for 2012 because it serves as a qualifier for the 2013 Duathlon World Championships in Ottawa, and with this result, my qualification is assured. The 2013 race in Ottawa will be my fourth participation in the World Championships».
«I am proud to share this victory with my sponsors: Peak Centre High Performance, Pro Circuit Endurance, Dery Toyota-Scion, Lion’s Club St-Luc, Boutique Bike Zone, Riviera Sport and Nutraxis says the athlete, they are an example to follow in supporting amateur sport»
Sylvie is currently training for the 2012 World Duathlon Championships 2012 that will take place in Nancy, France on September 23rd. Her training is supervised by Pierre Sauvé and Mathieu Hutsebault at Peak High Performance Centre.
Her next event will be the Sainte-Agathe Duathlon on August 5th 2012.
Longueuil Regional Park, (06/24/12)-
Sylvie Charest finished third in the second 5Km race part of the Cup Dix30 running circuit
She crossed the finish line with a total time of 21:29:2, earning the Bronze Medal in the 40-49 years old category, in a field of more than 36 competitors.
Sylvie Charest is actively preparing for the Duathlon World Championships which will take place in Nancy, France, on September 23. Her training is supervised by her coaches and Pierre Hutsebault and Mathieu Sauve at Peak High Performance Centre.
Next event: Saturday, July 7, Duathlon Gatineau.
Last Sunday, Mont-Tremblant was the host of one of the two largest triathlon of the year in Quebec: the Ironman 70.3 Mont-Tremblant. Nearly 2,000 triathletes were at the start of this first edition. It goes without saying that the Team Pro Circuit Endurance athletes were well represented with a cohort of eight athletes who managed to score 6 top 10 in the age group categories.
The best performance of the day goes to Andrew Tanner who completed the 2 km swim (28min14), 90 km bike (2:26) and 21 km run (1:22) in 4 hours 21 minutes, a result that earned him the fastest time among non-professionals and a 10th place overall. His result is especially remarkable since he improved his time at the 70.3 Mooseman earlier this month by more than 11 minutes.
The Ironman veteran, Marc Flageole, signed an excellent 15th fastest time overall, and finished first among the M45-49 category. On the bike leg, Flageole conquered the hills of Highway 117, Montée Ryan and Duplessis Road in 2:22 (14th best time overall). A performance that will undoubtedly give him confidence for the upcoming Ironman Mont-Tremblant on August 19.
In his first official Ironman triathlon, Martin Malo has not only completed the distance with an excellent time of 4:36, but left the Tremblant with its ticket to participate in the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Las Vegas!
On his side, Jerome McEniry, managed to finish fourth in M18-24 with a very good time of 4:43.
Although she had already completed multiple Ironman races, this was a first Ironman 70.3 event for Louise Chercuitte, and she managed to achieve an excellent result finishing 11th in the F50-54 division with a total time of 5:46, an excellent result for her considering this was her first triathlon of the season.
Similarly, Genevieve Jacques cut almost 20 minutes off her best time in the Ironman 70.3 distance by completing the course in an excellent 5 hour, thanks to another fine running performance (1:38) that earned her the 3rd place in the F30-34 category.
Isabelle Pelland, for her part logged a superb second place in her category (F40-44) with a similar time (5:05) to that of her compatriot in team Pro Circuit Endurance, Genevieve Jacques. A ranking that can be attributable to her fast swim portion (26:16).
Ultimately, this historic day for triathlon in Quebec has ended in fine style for the athletes of Team Pro Circuit Endurance, leaving many of them waiting frantically for the upcoming Ironman Mont-Tremblant event on August 19. Whether the flawless organization of the event, the frenetic atmosphere of the crowd, or even the magical presence of the snowbirds, it goes without saying, as claimed by Lisa Bentley (11-time Ironman champion), that “ the absolute raw beauty of the region mirrors the raw nature of Ironman”.
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From Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean through Lévis, Drummondville, Lac Brome, Montreal and Morin Heights, Pro Circuit Endurance and the Team Endurance athletes were present almost everywhere in Quebec this weekend.
At the 5 and 10 km Descente Royale in Lévis (QC), runners had to deal with very hot conditions, and were challenged by the new course which was particularly hilly, and according to Michel Bélisle was “much harder than the course from previous years.” Fortunately, this did not prevent athletes from Team Pro Circuit Endurance to perform well, notably with a 4th place in the 5km by Michel Bélisle (1st in M40-49) and a third place for Louise Chercuitte among F40-49.
250 miles away from Quebec, Louis-Philippe Garnier exceled for Team Pro Circuit Endurance, finishing second (2:45: 49) in the Marathon Challenge at the Tour of Lake Brome, completing his 20km road race in 1:17: 38 (10th place) and the 22.2 km off road race in 1:28: 11. The marathon challenge, a new event put in place this year, consists of a 22.2km race on Saturday between Bromont and Knowlton and the traditional 20km race around the lake on Sunday. This 34th edition of the race was a great success since 4000 runners took part in at least one of the nine races offered on the weekend, 500 more than last year.
In Drummondville, Martin Malo was once again on the top of the podium for his third consecutive win of the season at the Triathlon Cascades of Drummondville. In 4th place after the swim, Malo continued his momentum by realizing the fifth fastest lap on the bike portion, despite heavy traffic that often prevented triathletes to gather speed. After running the 10km in in 39 minutes (9th fastest time), Malo crossed the finish line fifth overall, and first in his age group, with an excellent time of 2:03: 34.
Pro Circuit was also present at two fundraising events held across Quebec, most notably the famous Grand Défi Pierre Lavoie, where more than 900 cyclists fueled on the X1 energy formula, while completing 1100km on the bike in two days. Pro Circuit was also a supporter of the Tour du Courage Procure, held in Montreal and Morin Heights, where 800 cyclists took part in cycling events to raise money for prostate cancer research. Overall, more than 450 000$ was raised for the cause.