Jenna

Walters family conquers Challenge Team Triathlon in Penticton

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 cvtriclub@gmail.com

– Comox Valley

Triathlon Club

 

Just Posted

Basket raffle a Comox Valley Child Development Association Children’s Telethon tradition

One-stop Christmas shopping with Winner Takes All Basket rffle

Comox Valley gives back

A look at some of the organizations and individuals who help out in the community

Golden anniversary for G.P. Vanier Thursday

It was a day of celebration for students, educators and administrators past… Continue reading

Comox Valley RCMP seeking witnesses of attempted sexual assault

The Comox Valley RCMP is looking for witnesses after an attempted sexual… Continue reading

Tommy Chong says cannabis legalization makes him proud to be a Canadian

Legendary marijuana advocate and comedian celebrates cultural milestone at Kelowna event

Comox Valley gives back

A look at some of the organizations and individuals who help out in the community

B.C. passenger caught smoking weed in a car issued $230 fine

Saanich police did a field sobriety test on the driver and deemed it safe for him to drive

Payette invites critics to ‘come and spend a few days’ with her

Governor General Julie Payette made her first official to B.C. back in March

More pot stores expected in B.C. in coming ‘weeks and months’: attorney general

Attorney General David Eby and Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth visited the new BC Cannabis Store in the province’s Interior

Telus launches charitable foundation to help vulnerable youth

The Telus Friendly Future Foundation complements other social initiatives by the company, including Mobility for Good

Police say suspicious death of B.C. artist ruled a homicide

Patrick Zube Aylward’s body was found in a residence on a rural road outside of Seton Portage, west of Lillooet, B.C.

Temporary roads being built in areas affected by landslide in northern B.C.

Emergency Management BC news release says Disaster Financial Assistance is available to eligible residents of the Peace River Regional District who may have been affected by the landslides

B.C. tickets win big in Lotto Max draw

Jackpot carried over; B.C. tickets share Max Millions prizes

Most Read