The Comox Valley Triathlon Club’s junior and adult athletes were busy over the May long weekend racing in the local Shoreline Orthodontics Comox Valley Tri-K Triathlon and the Shawnigan Lake Half Iron and Olympic distance triathlons.
Four of the junior girls raced in the very competitive age category F (12-14 years) Mini division. This age category had the largest participation with 22 girls from all over Vancouver Island and the Okanagan.
Congratulations to Madeline Gulmond, 7th (52:16), Florence Mullan-Fraser, 10th (52:50), Maya Swift, 12th (54:49), and Laura Schmidt-Schweda, 13th (57:48).
The club’s youngest competitor, Sofia Cecic, was 4th in the second largest age category of 17 girls (10-11years) with a time of 28:32. Sofia was just 10 seconds off the second-place finisher with three athletes coming to the finish within seconds of each other making it a very competitive race.
In the adult divisions at the Comox Valley Tri-K, Graeme Magor set the pace on the newly sanctioned Tri BC race course for the overall male winner and winning his age category (50-59) with a time of 1:13:34. John Newman was 7th (1:32:36). Robert Lundine was 1st overall for the men (60-69) in a time of 1:25:07.
Comox Valley Tri Club president Graham Garner was 2nd overall in the Duathlon with a time of 1:40:28.
On the women’s side: Cara Brighton, 4th W(25-29) 1:38:29, Arran Kerrigan, 2nd W(35-39) 1:26:05, Marnie van der Vliet, 12th (W40-49) 1:51:17, and Bonnie Ervin, 1st W(60-69) 1:26:16.
Down at the Shawnigan Lake Half Ironman, local Ironman athlete Don Blacklock placed 1st M(65-69) in a time of 6:06 and Louise Martel was 2nd W(40-44) in a time of 2:45 for the Olympic distance race.
“Congratulations to everyone that raced over the weekend, keep up the good work!” a club spokesperson said.
– Comox Valley Triathlon Club