Aktiv Racing 2014

Wolfgang Guembel – Head Coach

  • Strongman and Ironman 70.3 Champion
  • Professional Triathlete 2003 – Present
  • 8:42 Ironman PB (Ironman Arizona and Canada)
  • Multiple sub-48min Ironman swimmer
  • Multiple sub-3:01 marathons off the bike
  • 52min 15km PB off the bike
  • Eddy Izzard Clip: http://youtu.be/WYcnEonB04E 
  • Home: St. Catharines

Barb (Szybka) Guembel – Coach

  • First Triathlon: 2010 Winsor Sprint Triathlon
    • Swim (800m): 3:20/100m Bike (30km) : 28km/hr Run (6km): 5:43min/km
  • 2011 Strongman Japan
  • 2011 Welland Half Ironman – 5:22:13
  • 2011 Ironman Florida – 12:38:57
  • Around the Bay (30km) – 2:36:49
  • 2013 Around the Bay (30km) – 2:25:23
  • 2013 Welland Half Ironman – 5:09:02
  • IM Tremblant 2013 – 11:02 Ironman PB
    • Swim (3.8km): 1:42/100m Bike (180km): 30.7km/hr Run (42.2km): 5:37min/km
  • Home: St. Catharines

Pepper Guembel – Head of Security

  • Fastest Chiweenie in all the land,
  • Averages 4:00-4:15km for up to 15km,
  • Has a twin sister, Potts
  • Home: St. Catharines

Deb Broughten – Team Leader

  • Entrepreneur (hairstylist extraordinaire!) and Mom,
  • Cedar Point Half Iron triathlon Finisher,
  • Home: Fonthill

George Morettin

  • 3:52 marathon PB (Berlin, 2013)
  • 2014 – first Ironman
  • Home: St. Catharines

Patti-jo Chambers

 

  • Proud to finish my first Ironman in Mont Tremblant in 15:47
  • Goal ~ to improve my run off the bike & to continue to train + have fun, too! (All while taking pictures.)
  • Home: Grimsby

Tom Hunter

  • 2012 Boston Marathon 
  • 2012 Ironman Mount Tremblant
  • 2013 Berlin Marathon BP (3:13)
  • 2014 Age Group World Championships – Olympic Triathlon
  • Home: Ridgeville

Bernadette Wilson

  • New to Ironman Triathlon
  • Home: Beamsville

Amanda Hoar

Occupation: Communicative Disorders Assistant  
  • Ironman Tremblant 2013
  • Goal: Get faster and have fun! 
Home: Welland 
For you single guys out there: I like long walks on the beach, cycling, running swimming and hiking! I am most interested in anyone who can drastically increase my net worth.
Doug Chambers

 

Randy Wilson

  • 2013 Mont Tremblant Ironman Finisher
  • 2014 – re-qualify for Boston Marathon, train for another Ironman and eventually cycle across Canada

Bernhard Mattern

 

  • 2012 Niagara Falls half marathon
  • 2012 Nickel City Olympic triathalon (first triathalon)
  • 2013 First Ironman 70.3
  • 2013 Ironman Arizona
  • Home: St. Catharines
  • Occupation: babysitter
  • 2014 goals:
    Sub 5:45  Welland half
    Sub 13:00 ironman Tremblant 
    Party hard after Miami 70.3
  • Favorite Eddy Izzard clip – death star canteen

Steve Zaporzan

  • Best time: Subaru Niagara 1:50:29
  • First year participating in triathlons
  • Longest race: Muskoka 70.3

2014 Goals:

  • Around the Bay (In under 3 hrs?) – will be first time running over 21km
  • Welland Half (finish strong – 6 or 6.5hrs would be nice + feel human at work the next day)
  • Tremblant Full (12 or 12.5 hrs would be nice, but quite content with a strong finish for my first full)
  • Maybe NF Half (tentative race)

Profession: Elementary school teacher

Home: Grimsby

Darlene Dawson

  • 2013 Boston Marathon
  • 2014 Boston Marathon
  • 2014 First Ironman -Tremblant
  • Goal:to swim like a fast fish

Home : Thorold

Occupation: Problem Solver

Jim Simpson

Goals:

  • Improve my overall health and fitness,
  • Complete a Marathon,
  • Beat my Personal best Half Marathon time of 1:52,
  • Complete the Around the Bay in an average KM time of 4:15,
  • Run the Canal Days 5 km race in under 19 mins,

Occupation: Sales

Favorite Quote “Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail”
Home: Port Colborne

Aktiv Racing Team 2013

Contact Us

Aktiv Life Inc.

Head Office

17 Lock Street, #110

St. Catharines (Port Dalhousie),

ON, L2N 5B6

905.934.2879

Any Questions?

Contact us directly:

905.934.2879

Or use our contact form.

What’s New?

Aktiv Racing Triathlon and Running Team: join now for 2014.  Professional coaching and experience guides athletes to be successful at their first triathlon or in qualifying for Ironman Hawaii.  Visit Trysport Niagara to talk to Barb or Wolf about more details.

 

More details here.



Aktiv Race Series

Stay tuned for details on the 2014 Aktiv Racing Series.  2014 will have the 2nd annual Aktiv Open-Water Swim Race Series, the 3rd annaul Aktiv Trail Running Series, and three special events, 1. Ontario High School Open Water Swim Championships (TBD), 2. the Oktoberfest Half Marathon (October 4, 2014), and the Ugly Christmas Sweater Trail Marathon (December 20, 2014)

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