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.
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!!
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
Congrats to TWC Whistler Ironman finishers! Some transition photos were added.
Photos here: http://www.twc.bc.ca/photos/ironman-whistler-2016/
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!
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.
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!!
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
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).
Congratulations to BRENT MCMAHON for an incredible victoria in the Ironman South American Championships in Brazil. Brent crushed the course record with a time of 7:46:10, the second fastest Ironman in history!
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)
Our open water swims at Thetis Lake start on Friday, April 29th. Meet Rob on the beach at Thetis Lake, ready to swim at 9:00 am with wet suits on. Lock all your valuables in the trunk. Pay parking begins in May. Purchase a season's pass at the machine.
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:
Kevin and Dianne