New Members

David Marks

Dave and Debbie Henry

Wendy Budgell

Glen Colwill

Duncan Atkinson

Lori Mazey

Julie Walmsley

Nataly Mayrand

Felicity Parker

Ken Ross

Lana Ross

Kyle Stroshein

Sara Kelly

Wayne Fisher

 

Birthdays!

BOB SNELLING 

GARY BLAKE

CHRIS BATEMAN

KELLEE DRUMMOND

NANCY DOLAN

PHIL MCORMOND

Race Radar

SUNDAY, MAY 1ST  MEC CENTURY RIDE

SUNDAY, MAY 8TH   MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH for TWC Ladies   Cost $35  Contact Maggie  mbateman@bonistar.com

SUNDAY, MAY 29TH  SHAWNIGAN LAKE TRIATHLON    Sprint, Standard, Relay

SUNDAY, JUNE 12TH  SUBARU IRONMAN 70.3 VICTORIA    Long Distance *NEW COURSE

SUNDAY, JUNE 26TH  TRIATHLON OF COMPASSION    Sprint

SUNDAY, JULY 3RD   COWICHAN CHALLENGE     Sprint, Standard, Relay

SUNDAY, JULY 17TH    LANGFORD TRIATHLON     Sprint, Standard

SUNDAY, JULY 24TH       IRONMAN CANADA     Ironman

SUNDAY, JULY 31ST    SELF TRANSCENDENCE TRIATHLON   Du, Sprint, Standard

SUNDAY, AUGUST 7TH    METCHOSIN TRIATHLON   Sprint

SUNDAY, AUGUST 14TH    MEC SPRINT TRIATHLON    Panorama Sprint

AUGUST 24TH-28TH    FAMILY CHALLENGE RACES   Duathlon, Aquathlon, Cross Tri, Long Course

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2ND     AMERICAS MASTERS GAMES TRIATHLON   Standard

 

Clinics and Camps

 

LIFESPORT SWIM CLINIC

SUNDAY, FEB.7TH, 8:30 AM - 1 PM

COMMONWEALTH POOL  $95

morgan@lifesportcoaching.com

 

 

 

Wednesday
Apr272016

OPEN WATER SWIM START!

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.

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

Friday
Apr222016

TWC UNIFORMS 2016!

Did you miss your chance to order your new uniform?  Keith and Wayne are putting together our Spring order.   Deadline April 30th, deposit $50.  Check out the garment options on the Champion Systems Canada website.  Check out the photos on our website.  Keith   evatrbr2@telus.net

 

 

Wednesday
Apr202016

TWC Bike Group Photos

Group photos of our Saturday bike group in our new uniforms! What a great looking team!  Please join us at Francelli's, Summer start time 9:00 am.

Photos are at http://www.twc.bc.ca/photos/twc-bike-group-2016/


Tuesday
Apr192016

MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH

Our Social Committee has planned a Mother's Day Brunch for all the TWC ladies; mothers, daughters and friends, on Sunday, May 8th.  Cost $35.  Contact Maggie Bateman if you haven't reserved a spot.  mbateman@bonistar.com

 

 

 

Saturday
Apr092016

TWC Run Schedule April 5 to July 26

The new TWC run schedule is now available for April 5 to July 26/16: 

Run Schedule

 

Saturday
Mar262016

SATURDAY BIKE RIDE AT 9:00 AM

Just a reminder about our Saturday bike ride time change.  Meet at Francelli's in Royal Oak, ready to ride at 9:00 am.

Monday
Mar212016

Photos from Fern's Run March 19

Some great photos from Fern's Memorial Run on March 19.  
Monday
Mar142016

Synergy Bazan Bay 5k Photos

Photos from the Synergy Bazan Bay 5k are available at http://www.twc.bc.ca/photos/synergy-bazan-bay-5k-2016/

Congratulations to all participants!

 

Wednesday
Feb172016

REMEMBER FERN

It is with great sadness that I share with you the passing of Fern.  She was a true inspiration to all of us with her incredible zest for life.  As a coach she shared her knowledge.  As a friend and training partner she shared her enthusiasm.  Fern was constantly looking for a new challenge.  Fern knew everyone and everyone knew Fern.  She will be deeply missed but never forgotten.

Family and friends of Fern are planning a 'Friends' run and a 'Celebration of Life' on Saturday, March 19th.

Wayne, President, Team West Coast

Tuesday
Feb162016

CONGRATULATIONS AVILA! A WORLD RECORD!!

Congratulations to our team member, Avila Rhodes!   Avila set a World Record in the 100 m Breatstroke!! Setting records is nothing new for Avila.  She also set several BC Records.   You can learn all about her achievements on CHEK TV's "GAME ON", (February 14th).

Friday
Jan222016

SYNERGY BAZAN BAY 5K RACE APPROACHES!

Hi members and friends of Team West Coast. It's six weeks to Bazan Bay and we need your help so please RSVP soon (teamwestcoast@ymail.com). Hope you are having a great 2016.

We are looking for volunteers to help host the Vancouver Island Road Series - Synergy Bazan Bay 5km road race to be held on Sunday March 6, 2016. The race starts and ends at the Mary Winspear Center, 2243 Beacon Avenue, Sidney (off the Pat Bay Hwy across from the airport). Your day will begin around 8:30AM and you can be home enjoying the remainder of your day by 2PM. WE NEED YOUR HELP!!

If you can help on race day Sunday March 6,  we need:

  • Race route marshals (we brief everyone before the event)
  • Pre race parking marshals (a good job if you plan to race)
  • Morning of- registration & race package pick up
  • Food prep (help place food out on tables thru the morning)
  • Finish line (we are using timing chips so you just need to direct runners to keep moving thru finish area)
  • Help with course setup/tear down

We also need some folks to help for about two hours on Saturday February 27, delivering flyer notices to local residents reminding them that the race is taking place the following week (a great job if you plan to race the event)

And, on Saturday February 27 we need a few folks to take two hour shifts handing out race packages at the downtown Frontrunners store on Vancouver Street (you may even have time to buy a new pair of running shoes). All volunteers can enjoy free coffee/coco (bring your coffee mug) and some of the best post race food on the Island.

Please RSVP by return email and let Kellee Drummond (NEW COORDINATOR!!) know if you have a preference for one job or other (first come first served) to teamwestcoast@ymail.com

Thanks and hope to see you out there on race day.

Wayne Coulson, Felicity Parker

Race Directors

Sunday
Jan102016

Pioneer 8k Results

Congratulations to 16 Team West Coast finishers at the Pioneer 8k today. Lots of great results including 1st for Sara Kelly and 3rd for Greg Leiman in their age groups.

TWC results are at http://racestats.org/?Race=522&Club=Team%20West%20Coast&Tab=Table

The next VIRA race is the Cobble Hill 10k on January 24.

Saturday
Dec052015

TWC UNIFORMS 2016!

The 2016 TWC uniform designs are now posted in our photo gallery!   Check them out.  Orders will be taken this week.

Friday
Oct302015

2015 TWC AWARDS!

Our 2015 TWC AWARDS were given out at the AGM. Congratulations!  (Check out the photos!)

SRI CHINMOY AWARD  Dan Dunaway     

BIKE AWARDS   Achievement Hillerie Denning,  John Botelho   Improvement  Keith Yeung  

RUNNER OF THE YEAR  Liz Dyson, Fern Esau, Graham Fisher, Rob Hare    

TRIATHLETE OF THE YEAR  Fern Esau, Lori Morgan, Chuck Garrett

TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPION   Anne Murfitt    

FIT COUPLE  Kathy Davidson, Greg Leiman      

EVEREADY BUNNY AWARD Jim Brackenbury      

DUATHLETE OF THE YEAR  Kevin Britt, Mike Ellis

FIRST IRONMAN   Greg Leiman

Tuesday
Oct132015

Looking for a New TWC Webmaster

I've been the TWC webmaster since January, 2011. I’ve enjoyed it but it’s time to move on. 

Lori Morgan has been a great help since October, 2011.  Thanks Lori!

The club needs a new webmaster responsible for all aspects of the website, or individuals that are responsible for the following areas: main page postings, calendar updates, photo updates, new member updates.

I’ll continue until our AGM on October 24th.

Kevin Taylor

Wednesday
Oct072015

Fern's Busy Summer

Congrats, Fern! Here is a link to pictures from some of Fern’s races this season:

http://twcweb.squarespace.com/photos/ferns-busy-summer/

Escape from Alcatraz – 2nd (2nd place 2 years in a row) – 15 minutes off her PB.

Westshore Tri – 1st place

Shawnigan Tri – 1st place

Qualicum Tri – 2nd place

Great White North Half Iron – 1st place

All of Fern’s times were better than last year (including  7 races of the VIRA series)!

Kevin
Friday
Oct022015

One Cool Team! (with photo added)

TWC members set the bar a little higher today with our first swim in October at Thetis Lake. Very refreshing!

Wednesday
Sep232015

Updated Favourite Photos Link

I updated the favourite photos link at the top left of the main page of the TWC website. Click on the photo to access the album at https://www.flickr.com/photos/59681698@N06/sets/72157655809993854

Send me any comments or additional photos you'd like to add.

Kevin

Friday
Sep112015

2016 TWC SYNERGY BAZAN BAY 5K

Our 2016 Bazan Bay 5K will take place on SUNDAY, MARCH 6th, 2016, in Sidney.

Registration/Awards at Winspear Hall.  Run at Tulista/Lochside Drive.

This is our club fundraiser and the largest race in the VIRA Race Series!

Please put a big X on your calendar.  We need everyone’s help.