Triathlon club athletes enjoy success

Busy May long weekend includes Comox Valley Tri-K and Shawnigan Lake event

LOCAL TRIATHLETES WERE busy on two fronts over the May long weekend

LOCAL TRIATHLETES WERE busy on two fronts over the May long weekend

 

 

 

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

 

 

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