The LOST Race

LOST Race, 2011… 85 swimmers!!! (click to enlarge)

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The LOST Race is a fun and competitive 3.8 km (Ironman distance) race in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.  It started in 2008 with just 8 swimmers… and now gets over 100 swimmers each year!  It is very scenic, safe and fun race.  The majority of participants are just regular swimmers that are up for a good challenge, but we always have some pretty amazing swimmers in the group too… tons of triathletes and Ironman especially, NCAA and Canadian Varsity swimmers, Olympians, people who have swum the English Channel, Around Manhattan Island, the length of Tampa Bay, Around Key West and of course, even a select few who have swum across Lake Ontario!  So join us for a fun morning splashing around in one of the best open water locations in the world… with a bunch of other fun LOSTies!

Cheers,

Rob

LOST Race route     (click to enlarge)

LOST Race route (click to enlarge)

The LOST Race

  • Location: Lake Ontario near Oakville, Ontario, Canada
  • Date: the 2nd Saturday in August, every year
  • Start Location: from the foot of Maple Grove Drive, south of Lakeshore
  • Finish Location:  the Lighthouse Pier at the foot of Navy Street and Sixteen Mile Creek.
  • Start Time: 8:00 am… but you should be there at least about 60 minutes early to check in / register.
  • Distance: 3.8 km / 2.4 mile (Ironman swim distance)
  • Water Temperature: usually 60F – 70F or 16C – 21C… but this is open water swimming… who knows!
  • Water Conditions: the first 2 years were flat as glass, sunny and warm… but in 2010 it was warm, but very choppy!  Also the first year there was a current that we swam against, the second year we swam with the current and the third year it was hitting us from the side!  The water is almost always quite clear, and despite the common myth Lake O is a very clean lake, particularly where we swim as the water circulates well.  Having said all that, this is open water swimming, there could be wind, waves, cold water, seaweed and fish, who knows?!… but that’s the fun of it, the challenge of the conditions.  There is rarely any seaweed or fish, but it’s cool when you see a fish or a turtle… but don’t worry, there are no fresh-water sharks… oh, and there are no lines on the bottom either.
  • Divisions: the results are sorted 3 ways:
  1. Overall
  2. Male Wetsuit and Naked (which is the “non-wetsuit” division, in case you were wondering!).
  3. Female Wetsuit and Naked
  • Canadian Open Water Swim Series: The LOST Race is one of the founding members of COWSS!  When you enter the LOST Race, you are automatically entered into COWSS, so you will have a National Ranking!!!  Check out the COWSS.ca website for more info!

 

The LOST Race Results & Record Book

       All-Time Records

1.      Fastest ‘Overall’ - 44:55, Owen von Richter, 2013

2.      Fastest ‘Wetsuit – Man’: 44:55, Owen von Richter, 2013

3.      Fastest ‘Wetsuit – Woman’: 51:48, Lynn Rodgers,2013

4.      Fastest ‘Naked – Man’: 46:58, John Steadman, 2009

5.      Fastest ‘Naked – Woman’: 50:53, Elissa Gelleny, 2013

6.      ‘Best Value’ Swimmer –  2:23, Kathleen McDonnell, 2012

spectacular homes! (click to enlarge)

 Annual Division Winners 

2013

·Fastest ‘Wetsuit – Man’: 44:55, Owen von Richter

· Fastest ‘Wetsuit – Woman’: 51:48, Lynn Rodgers

· Fastest ‘Naked – Man’: 53:14, Miguel Nascimento

· Fastest ‘Naked – Woman’: 50:53, Elissa Gelleny

· ‘Best Value’ Swimmer: 1:36:09, Brett Titus

· Overall Results (click to view): LOST Race results, (2013)

2012

LOST Race

·Fastest ‘Wetsuit – Man’: 50:51, Dylan Kent

· Fastest ‘Wetsuit – Woman’: 57:05, Ayesha Rollinson

· Fastest ‘Naked – Man’: 51:57, Reed Nerendorf

· Fastest ‘Naked – Woman’: 1:03:18, Cathy Crawley

· ‘Best Value’ Swimmer: 2:23:25, Kathleen McDonnell

· Overall Results (click to view):   LOST Race results, (2012)

2012 Masters Swimming Canada 10K National Championship

· Fastest  Man’: 2:24, Samer Yaghmour

· Fastest  Woman’: 2:29:23, Lynn Marshall

· Overall Results (click to view):  MSC 10K National Championship results, 2012

2011

·Fastest ‘Wetsuit – Man’: 47:03, Bud Seawright

· Fastest ‘Wetsuit – Woman’: 52:09, Lynn Rodgers

· Fastest ‘Naked – Man’: 52:05, Andrew Taylor

· Fastest ‘Naked – Woman’: 59:25, Carolina Lleras

· ‘Best Value’ Swimmer: 1:33:58, Clara Northcott

· Overall Results (click to view):  LOST Race results, (2011)

2010

·Fastest ‘Wetsuit – Man’: 54:56, Andrew Taylor

· Fastest ‘Wetsuit – Woman’: 59:37, Lynn Rodgers

· Fastest ‘Naked – Man’: 51:45, Dylan Kent

· Fastest ‘Naked – Woman’: 58:00, Lisa Neidrauer

· ‘Best Value’ Swimmer: 2:04:00, Caelyn McAulay

· Overall Results (click to view): LOST Race results, (2010) 

2009

· Fastest ‘Wetsuit – Man’: 46:05, Dylan Kent

· Fastest ‘Wetsuit – Woman’: 59:30, Joanne Kent

· Fastest ‘Naked – Man’: 46:58, John Steadman

· Fastest ‘Naked – Woman’: 1:02:40, Maisey Kent

· ‘Best Value’ Swimmer: 1:35:25, Christophe Walkowski

· Overall Results (click to view):   LOST Race results (2009)        

2008 

· Fastest ‘Wetsuit – Man’: 49:00, Dylan Kent

· Fastest ‘Wetsuit – Woman’: 55:00, Jenn Kerr

· Fastest ‘Naked – Man’: 1:15:02, Rob Kent

· Fastest ‘Naked – Woman’: no entrants

· ‘Best Value’ Swimmer: 1:45:02, Hugh Ryder

· Overall Results (click to view): LOST Race results (2008)   

perfect water in 2009… beautiful course everyday! (click to enlarge)

The Other Stats

Race Day Weather Records:

  • 2013, Aug 10 – 63F / 17C, flat as a pool and a nice sunny day, not much current, air 28C
  • 2012, Aug 11 – 73F / 23C, very rough, rain, strong negative current, overcast, air 25C
  • 2011, Aug 13 – 71F / 21C, flat water, slight positive current, overcast, air temp 24C
  • 2010, Aug 14 – 71F / 21C, very choppy, sunny, air temp 28C
  • 2009, Aug 15 - 70F / 21C, flat water, fairly strong positive current, sunny, air 28C
  • 2008, Aug 9 - 60F / 16C, small waves, overcast, air temp 22C

Number of Participants:

  • 2013 – 94 swimmers – 77 wetsuit, 17 naked (18%)
  • 2012 – 94 swimmers – 65 wetsuit, 29 naked (31%)
  • 2011 – 85 swimmers - 56 wetsuit, 29 naked (34%)
  • 2010 – 64 swimmers - 48 wetsuit, 16 naked (25%)
  • 2009 - 39 swimmers - 33 wetsuit, 6 naked (15%)
  • 2008 – 8 swimmers -  6 wetsuit, 2 naked (25%)

 

The LOST Race 2013

The LOST Race 2013

LOST Race, 2011… 85 swimmers!!! (click to enlarge)

LOST Race, 2010… 64 swimmers! (click to enlarge)

The LOST Race, 2009

The LOST Race, 2009… 39 swimmers! (click to enlarge)

The Lost Race, 2008

The Lost Race, 2008… 8 swimmers!

2009, getting ready for the Start!

lining up for the start in 2010!

More beautiful estates… a view most people never see! (click to enlarge)

Sprint to the finish… you must touch the flag!!!

2008 Lost Race winner, Dylan Kent

2008 Lost Race winner, Dylan Kent

Maisey's hand-painted LOST Awards

Maisey’s hand-painted LOST Awards

85 swimmers… lining up to go! (2011)

Perfect conditions for swimmers… and support… flat and warm! (2011)