New Members

Dennis Johnston

Dawn Connolly

Jim Melling

Sandra Mullen

David Marks

Dave and Debra Henry

Wendy Budgell

Glen Colwill

 

 

Birthdays!

DEBBIE BUGG

DALE CARTER

BILL HINGLEY

SARA KELLY

CAROL STOCKALL

Race Radar

January 8th  PIH PIONEER 8K

January 22   COBBLE HILL 10K

February 5   SOOKE RIVER 10K

February 19  HATLEY CASTLE 8K

MARCH 5   SYNERGY BAZAN BAY 5K

 

Clinics and Camps

 

 

 

 

Monday
Dec052016

NEW 2017 RUN SCHEDULE!

Our new run schedule begins this week with a run at CEDAR HILL GOLF COURSE on TUESDAY, DEC. 6TH  Park in the lot.  Run begins at 9:15 am.  Allow time for frosty roads.

 

Saturday
Nov262016

2017 TWC MEMBERSHIPS

2017 MEMBERSHIP FEES ARE PAST DUE. PLEASE FORWARD RENEWALS TO KELLEE.                                   IF YOU ARE MISSING NEWS UPDATES, PLEASE ENSURE WE HAVE YOUR CORRECT EMAIL.                         OUR WEBSITE MAY BE DOWN FOR MAINTENANCE DURING DECEMBER.

Wednesday
Nov232016

CLOTHING SEASON SPECIALS!

e ocking stuffers!                                                                                                                            TWC BASEBALL CAPS, logo with reflective brim, blue and yellow,  $15                                                        

BROOKS RUNNING SHORTS, blue and white, great for training or racing  $15                                        

TWC BUMPER STICKERS $1

Wednesday
Nov092016

Important Events and Items

Fall/Winter Clothing Order – NOVEMBER

Keith and I will be putting together a Fall/Winter clothing order.

evatrbr2@telus.net

 

TRIATHLON CHRISTMAS PARTY – December 16th

A Victoria Christmas Party is being organized by Mercury Rising.

Cedar Hill Golf Course – December 16th

Sit down buffet, followed by a dance  $55

TWC IS INVITED.

waynecoulson@shaw.ca

 

BAZAN BAY 2017 – SUNDAY, MARCH 5TH

Please put a BIG X on this date.

The largest race in the VIRA Race Series.

We need everyone’s help to make this a real success story!

It’s our only team fundraiser and your only team obligation!!

wabbit@shaw.ca

Book your job early!

kdrummond@telus.net

 

Wednesday
Nov092016

Our TWC AGM has come and gone!!

Thanks to everyone who was able to make the time in their busy schedule to attend.

Our new elected executive is:

President:    Wayne Coulson

Vice-Pres:    Rob Hare

Treasurer:    Kellee Drummond

Secretary:    Kathy Davidson

Member at Large:    Dan Dunaway


Award Winners for 2016:

Triathlete:   Debra Henry, Bruce Turcotte, Jeannette Klein

Beg. Triathlete:   Keith Yeung, Kevin Britt

Runner:    Chris Sullivan,   Sara Kelly

Swimmer:  Avila Rhodes

Improvement:  Annetta Probst

Sri Chinmoy:  Kevin Taylor

Fit Couple:  Debra and Dave Henry

Duathlete:  Mike Ellis, Dave Henry

Fern Award:  Wayne and Jacqui Coulson

Monday
Nov072016

Congratualtions to Jacqui and Wayne

Well deserved award for Jacqui and Wayne.

TRIATHLON BC RECOGNIZES SIGNIFICANT VOLUNTEERS, COMMUNITY BUILDERS AND OFFICIALS

VANCOUVER, BC - On the evening of September 10, 2016 Triathlon BC hosted its Annual Athlete Gala. Held at the Creekside Community Centre, the Gala celebrated the achievements and dedication of its members; current and past athletes, race directors, coaches, officials, clubs, volunteers and supporters. In addition to a presentation from Challenge Penticton Champion, Jeffrey Symonds, Triathlon BC also presented awards to significant individuals who have helped to weave the fabric of the triathlon community throughout the province.

Triathlon BC is proud to recognize Jacqui and Wayne Coulson (Saanich) as Sport Developers, Andrew Armstrong (White Rock) as Official of the Year, Crystal Thomas (Terrace) as Community Builder, Brenda Lightfoot (Surrey) as Volunteer of the Year and Faith Wells (Vancouver) for Outstanding Service.

The Sport Developer recognition has been awarded to Wayne and Jacqui Coulson. This couple has been involved in the Victoria triathlon community for over 20 years. Wayne and Jacqui were key developers in the Victoria Youth Triathlon, run the Team West Coast Triathlon Club, and are also active Triathlon BC Officials. They continue to volunteer their time in supporting and developing triathlon throughout the south island. 

Tuesday
Sep132016

SATURDAY FALL BIKE CHANGE

Saturday Bike Rides will begin at 9:30 am starting on SEPTEMBER 17TH.  Meet at Francelli's.  Time to dig out the fenders and put fresh batteries in those flashing lights.

Tuesday
Sep132016

PENTICTON FAMILY CHALLENGE FESTIVAL

The 2016 Penticton Family Challenge Festival gave TWC members a chance to show their stuff.  Bruce and Wendy Turcotte(2nd),  and Dave(2nd) and Debra Henry(2nd) all completed the Duathlon Championships.  Linda Walsh(2nd) completed the Cross Triathlon.  Chuck Garrett(1st) took on the Aquabike.  Finally five TWC members all completed the Long Course Challenge. Well done Pat Maguire(1st), Tony Yue, Mike Roth, Bruce Turcotte, and Jim Brackenbury.

Friday
Sep092016

FAMILY SUCCESS!

Dave and Debra Henry both brought back medals from the ITU races in Edmonton.  Dave took Silver in the mens' National Duathlon Championships.  Debra took Gold in the women's Sprint Triathlon.

Friday
Sep092016

MORE MASTERS SUCCESS!

Team West Coast Members continued their success at the America's Masters.  Tony Knott won double gold in the mixed double badminton and the mens double badminton.  Anne Murfitt won gold, silver and bronze medals in her athletic throwing events.  What a haul! Well done!!

 

Friday
Sep022016

SILVER SWEEP AT AMERICAN MASTERS GAMES!

Team West Coast Triathletes all struck SILVER at the 2016 Americas' Masters Games.  Lori Morgan, Dan Dunaway, and Keith Evans proudly brought home the hardware.  Well Done!

Thursday
Aug252016

BIG FINISH TO THE SUMMER!

Summer may be drawing to a close but Triathlon Season is not slowing down!  Many TWC members have big races ahead.   GOOD LUCK to all our members!

FAMILY CHALLENGE WEEK!  Debra Henry-Duathlon  Linda Walsh-Off Road Triathlon   Jim Brackenbury, Chuck Garrett, Pat Maguire, Mike Roth, Bruce Turcotte, and Tony Yue-Long Course Triathlon

AMERICAS WORLD MASTERS!  Tony Knott-Badminton  Dan Dunaway and Keith Evans-Olympic Triathlon

ITU EDMONTON!  Bertrand Bozek-Sprint Triathlon

Sunday
Aug142016

Whistler Ironman 2016 more photos

Congrats to TWC Whistler Ironman finishers!  Some transition photos were added.

Photos here:  http://www.twc.bc.ca/photos/ironman-whistler-2016/

Friday
Aug052016

Self Transcendence Tri/Du Photos

Team West Coast had an excellent showing at the Self-Transcendence Triathlon and Dualthon on Sunday!

Photos are located at:  http://www.twc.bc.ca/photos/sri-triathlon-2016/

Additional photos are on the Sri website at: http://www.gordonleephotography.com/Triathlon/SelfTranscendence-Race-2016

Results are here:  http://victoriatriathlon.com/results.html

Congratulations to Wayne and Jacqui, receiving an award for their many years of dedication to the Victoria triathlon community!


 

Tuesday
Jul192016

JULY IS GOLDEN!

A GOLDEN SWEEP AT THE LANGFORD TRIATHLON!  All TWC members topped the podium at the Langford Triathlon.   Seven gold for seven TWC members.   Congratulations in the Sprint to Lori Morgan, Debra Henry, and Sue Weightman.  Olympic winners were Tom Weightman, Rob Hare, Keith Evans, and Jeannette Klein.  Former TWC member, Debbie Hazelwood also won her age group.

Wednesday
Jun292016

JUNE SUCCESS!

TWC members had many great successes this month.  Denise McGowan completed her first Half Ironman at the Victoria 70.3.   At the Provincial Duathlon Championships, Mike Ellis took Gold, Bertrand Bozek took Bronze!  Sara Kelly was the first women overall at the Navy 5k Run.  Rob Hare took Silver at the Oliver Wine Capital Sprint Triathlon.  Debbie Hazelwood won Gold at the Westshore Sprint Tri. 

At the Triathlon for Compassion,  Bruce Turcotte and Debra Henry took Gold, Wendy Turdcotte won Silver.  Carol Tickner came out of retirement to win Gold.   At the new Westwood Lake Triathlon,  Rob Hare took third in his age group in the Half,  Sara Kelly won her age group at the Olympic, and Lori Morgan, Jim Brackenbury, and Jeannette Klein, all won their age groups in the Sprint.   A busy month!!

 

Tuesday
Jun212016

Kevin & Dianne's Pacific Coast Bike Trip

We cycled from our house May 5, took the Coho Ferry to Port Angeles and cycled around the west side of the Olympic peninsula.  Then down the west coast to San Diego, arriving at the Mexican border June 12.  2900 km! Lots of scenic and enjoyable cycling, with the occasional difficult section.

Some photos are at: http://www.twc.bc.ca/photos/kevin-diannes-pacific-coast-bicycle-trip-2016/

Mostly we camped at hiker/biker group sites at State parks, hot showers and no reservation needed.  We stayed in hotels a few times when the weather was bad and near San Francisco and LA.  We flew back from San Diego to Victoria with Alaska Air, it was fairly easy to pack the bikes in Amtrack bicycle boxes for the flight. On average we cycled 80 km/day, some days 110 km.  Those were long days on touring bikes.

Best section: Monterey to Big Sur!  Longest downhill:  16 km on the Leggett hill. Amazing 32 km beach trail ride from Malibu to Redondo beach in LA.  

No mechanical issues except replacing some brake pads.  Oh, and pulling out three spokes from my front wheel.

It was early in the season, but we didn't have any rain until northern California.  Much less traffic and cooler weather which we prefer.  Overall a fantastic bike route!

Kevin and Dianne

Friday
Jun102016

IRONMAN 70.3 SUCCESS!

Congratulations to our 2016 70.3 Participants!    Jim Brackenbury, Kathy Davidson, Liz Dyson, Sara Kelly, Laura Leno, and Chris Sullivan!  Wow!

Kathy had the fastest swim(28:27).  Laura had the fastest bike(2:48.07). and Sara had the fastest run(1:46.4).

 

Monday
May302016

COMPETITION HEATS UP!!

Team West Coast members have been busy as summer approaches with more races on the calendar.

Blue Nose Marathon, Halifax   Rob Hare(11) Greg Tonge(12)

Oak Bay Half Marathon     Sara Kelly(2)

Rhody Run 12K, Port Townsend    Wayne Fisher

Cumby 20K Trail Run, Cumberland    Dan Dunaway(4)

Shawnigan Lake Sprint Triathlon  Lori Morgan(1)

Shawnigan Lake Standard Triathlon  Kathy Davidson(3),   Laura Leno(1),  Liz Dyson(2)

Monday
Apr252016

Nepal Earthquake - 1 year update

We want to thank all the TWC members that donated to the Canadian Red Cross Nepal earthquake fund last year.  That donation money was matched by the federal government and was used efficiently - fundraising costs were less than 5% of donations.

An emergency field hospital was quickly set up in Dhunche near Langtang valley, one of the worst hit areas of Nepal. Red Cross workers and volunteers also supplied emergency first aid, clean water, food and shelter supplies to 3 million people in remote areas. They continue to work to support local health facilities and rebuild communities.

A one year update is available at:

http://www.redcross.ca/crc/documents/nepal-1yr-en.pdf?utm_source=house-en&utm_medium=email&utm_content=STWD&utm_campaign=Nepal-1-Year-otg-en

Kevin and Dianne