The Walters family from Comox took on – and conquered – the challenge of Challenge Team Triathlon at Penticton.
The competition was held Sunday, Aug. 30 and the team event consisted of a 1.9K swim, 90K bike and a 21K half marathon run. Darcy Walters, the father, completed the swim in 30 minutes and 34 seconds, his son Myles (23 years) completed the bike in 3:24 and his daughter Jenna (26 years) completed the run in 2:24. Their overall time was 6:19.
Darcy is the senior manager of recreational facilities for the Comox Valley Regional District, and is a member and one of the founders of the Comox Valley Triathlon Club.
Wife and mother of the team, Carol Walters, said, “It was such a great family affair, I’m so proud of my kids (now adults) and the fitness role model that Darcy has been for them!”
Darcy is also taking part in Pedal for Kids, which raises funds for financially disadvantaged children and enables them to take part in sport activities. Pedal for Kids, which is an event within the Canadian Tire Jumpstart program, is being held between Sept. 11-15 and is a bike ride covering 500K.
Another member of Comox Valley Triathlon Club (CVTC), Leanne Gray, took part in the individual event over the same distance. She completed the swim in 42:16, the bike in 3:39 and the run in 2:21, with an overall time of 6:42.
Leanne is a qualified triathlon coach and joint owner of PACE Multi Sports, which provides coaching and training for all sports and specializes in triathlon training.
A spokesperson for CVTC said, “The club is about to start its off-season training with pool swim workouts and indoor spin bike training sessions and Leanne is one of a number of CVTC coaches who provides instruction throughout these workouts.”
Anyone interested in taking part in the swim or spin bike workouts or who would like further information about CVTC activities can do so on the website cvtriclub.org or by making contact at firstname.lastname@example.org
– Comox Valley