Triathlon club expands training

Swim sessions now available twice a week at Comox Valley Aquatic Centre

LOCAL TRIATHLETES CAN now practise their swimming twice a week at the CV Aquatic Centre.




The Comox Valley Triathlon Club is expanding their off-season training program.

In previous winters, the club has rented spin bike facilities at both Fitness Excellence and the Comox Recreation Centre to provide members with their own triathlon-specific workouts. The workouts are for a minimum of one hour and are endurance-based, enabling the triathlete to start the new season’s road biking at a greater level of fitness.

This winter, in addition to spin workouts, the club has rented lanes at the CV Aquatic Centre to provide structured swim workouts twice weekly, on Tuesday and Thursday evening. Each session will have a different workout and there will be an experienced triathlete present to assist with stroke development.

The club will be holding their AGM on Sunday, Oct. 21 at the Comox Rec Centre. New board members are being sought to ensure the club continues its development, a spokesperson noted.

Last month, two club members completed the Canada Ironman in Penticton. This was the 30th anniversary for Ironman in Penticton but their last as the race will be organized by another company, Challenge, in 2013.

The race, which consists of 3.8K swim-180K bike-42K run, was completed by Audrey Erlandson in 11hrs 56mins and Sandra Rowland in 13hrs 9mins. Audrey finished 30/168 in her age group (F40-44) and Sandra finished 29/121 in her age group (F50-54).

This was Sandra’s first ironman and she was excited with her result. “I had a great day and I was really surprised how everything about the race came together on the day,” said Rowland. “My time was beyond my wildest expectations! It was so much fun I straight away signed up to do it all again next year.”

For more information about the CV Tri Club, the off-season training or the AGM, contact the club president Graham Garner at

– Comox Valley Triathlon Club








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