The triathlon training blog of Phil Barnes

Cornwall Triathlon 2014

I always get excited on the Thursday prior to the Cornwall Triathlon. You will be driving down Montreal Road, and the traffic cones are all out, ready to be set up. You know the Triathlon is coming. It's kind of like Christmas, you know it's coming when you see all the lights on. This year, was a little bitter-sweet for me. It's the first year, in a long time that I wasn't a participant. I had decided to save all my bullets for next week's Canadian Iron 226. So, I was doing the next best thing volunteering.

Laura and I, and 6 other high-energy enthusiastic folks had the aid station on Anthony Street. We had a blast. Afterwards, my hands were sore from clapping so much, and my throat was hoarse from yelling. It was awesome.

We had set up a loudspeaker across the street, and were blasting the tunes. Here's the pump up play-list.

1Love Shack The B-52's
2Dude (Looks Like A Lady) Aerosmith
3Roar Katy Perry
4Walk of Life Dire Straits
5The Fox Ylvis
6Boom Boom Pow Black Eyed Peas
7Blurred Lines Robin Thicke
8Mustang Sally The Commitments
9Die Young Ke$ha
10Vertigo U2
11Bad Medicine Bon Jovi
125-1-5-0 Dierks Bentley
13Relax Frankie Goes to Hollywood
14Walk This Way [feat. Aerosmith] Aerosmith & Run-D.M.C.
15Bad Romance Lady Gaga
16Tik Tok Ke$Ha
17Ain't Going Down (Til the Sun Comes Down) Garth Brooks
18Addicted To Love Robert Palmer
19Happy (From "Descpicable Me 2") Pharrell Williams
20Sledgehammer Peter Gabriel
21Life Is a Highway Tom Cochrane
22Blue Monday New Order
23#Selfie The Chain Smokers
24Dirty Laundry Don Henley
25Black Betty Ram Jam
26Jump Van Halen
27Gangnam Style Psy
28Bicycle Race Queen
29Electric Avenue Eddy Grant
30I Love It Icona Pop ft. Charli XCX
31Big Time Peter Gabriel
32Billie Jean Michael Jackson
33Poker Face Lady Gaga
34Dancing Queen Abba
35#Thatpower Will.I.Am ft. Justin Bieber
36Rebel Yell Billy IDOL
37Crying Over You Platinum Blonde
38Bizarre Love Triangle New Order
39Song 2 Blur
40Where the Streets Have No Name U2
41Timber (feat. Ke$ha) Pitbull
42Livin' On a Prayer Bon Jovi


It was a very fruitful triathlon weekend for the Barnes family. Laura nabbed 1st place overall in the Girls 12-14 year old triathlon on Saturday.

Andrew got 4th overall in his first attempt at the Adult triathlon.

Guylaine shaved off 9 minutes from her previous PB at the Olympic Distance (shaving minutes off of each discipline), narrowly missing the AG podium.