Bridgehead Teams Tri for Riverkeeper

Erin Crowell

Three Bridgehead teams competed in the Ottawa Riverkeeper Triathlon this past Saturday, June 12th.  All three teams competed in the kayak/canoe-cycle-run triathlon relay event, one of several triathlon events that are Riverkeeper’s major fundraiser of the year.

The three teams were: 

Bridgehead FTO Speedsters:

Joey Tavenier and Linda Kruus canoeing, Barry Zeldis biking, and Kyla Ramsey running

Bridgehead Mad Mazzers:

Erin Crowell and Laura Perry Canoeing, Alek Mackie cycling, and Ian Simpson running,

Kyla Ramsey


Bridgehead ‘Has-Beans’:

 Tracey Clark kayaking, Jenn Camirand cycling, and Jennifer North running

The Mazzer team turned out Bridgehead’s best effort, with Laura Perry, an avid canoeist, proving her meddle with canoe partner Erin Crowell on the 5km paddle, Alex Mackie cycled the 24 km cycling leg VERY fast on his 1-speed souped up machine, and Ian Simpson, our guest participant (Jen N’s partner) running a sub-20 minute 5 km!

Next up was the Speedsters featuring Joey Tavenier and Linda Kruus on the water, Barry Zeldis on his bald-tired flying (cycling) machine, and the indomitable Kyla Ramsey bringing it home on the run with a fine finish with her parents cheering.

Jennifer North

And last up, although not in spirit, were the Has-Beans.  Tracey, where’s my boat? Clark kayaked hard but managed to handicap her team!  Jenn Camirand cycled until her cheeks turned red, and turned the chip over to Jen North who smiled as she careened across the finish line.

We all had a lot of fun contributing to a very worthy cause, (to learn more visit 

We refueled with a hot coffee to combat the chill of the drizzly day of competition.

Thanks to all the Bridgehead team members!

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