Another busy week for TWC members. Kevin Britt, Debbie Bugg, Fern Esau, Audrey Stibbe, and Keith Yeung completed a very warm Granfondo Axel Merckx. Wow! The Cowichan Challenge Triathlon was a successful event for the team. Sue Weightman(1st), Sara Kelly(1st), and Tom Weightman(2nd) brought home hardware. Anne Murfitt had an incredibly finish to her track season at the BC Masters Championships. Anne brought home four gold and a silver, with two personal bests!
TWC members continued their success with great performances at the new LANGFORD TRIATHLON! Winning their age group in the Sprint distance were Garth Fuller(1), Peter Dolan(1), and Sue Weightman(1). Continuing to share the podium in the Olympic distance were Liz Dyson(1), Kathy Davidson(1), Rob Hare(3), Thom Weightman(2), Jim Brackenbury(3), and Keith Evans(1). Meanwhile Fern Esau travelling to Alberta to win her age group in the GREAT WHITE NORTH TRIATHLON.
Team West Coast members had a great start to the month of July! Chuck Garrett took third in his age group in the Coeur d'Alene Ironman in 40 degree weather. Fern Esau place second in her age group in the Qualicum Triathlon. Keith Evans won his age group in the new Osoyoos Triathlon, followed closely by Mike Ellis(2nd). Wayne Coulson took second, followed by Dan Dunaway(3rd) in their age group.
Congratulations to all the TWC members that raced today!
Results are here.
Lori Morgan (1st!), Bill Morrison (2nd!), Jim Brackenbury (5th), Greg Leiman, Kathy Davidson, Fern Esau, Bruce Regensberg, Laura Leno, Liz Dyson, Alison Dickson - sorry if I missed anyone!
Congratulations to TWC finishers at Shawnigan Lake on the weekend!
Rob Hare (6th), Lori Morgan (1st), Fern Esau (1st), Jim Brackenbury (3rd), and Bruce Regensburg (3rd).
Results are here.
FRIDAY 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM until August 28.
MEET ON THE BEACH, and BE READY TO SWIM @ 9:00 AM
LEAVE ALL VALUABLES LOCKED IN THE CAR
PURCHASE SEASON PARKING PASS
WET SUIT AND BRIGHT SWIM CAP
SHORT LAP – ONE ISLAND 1000M-
REGULAR LAP – TWO ISLANDS 1200M+
LONG LAP – LAKE PERIMETER 1500M
Optional walk/run around the lake(4K).
Coffee to follow at SERIOUS COFFEE
The Canadian Red Cross has deployed a field hospital in the town of Dunche in the Langtang region of Nepal, one of the hardest hit areas of the April 25 earthquake.
The road to Dunche was blocked by landslides and the town's hospital was destroyed. Details are at:
The Canadian Red Cross appears to be effectively working to help earthquake survivors.
The Canadian government is matching eligible donations to the Canadian Red Cross from April 25 to May 25.
WHEN: mark your calenders …Sept 13th
WHAT: check out the website gooserelay.ca
I would like to put together at least 2 teams…boys vs girls. It doesn’t matter how fast you are…this is for FUN!!! To reserve your spot on a team…I will require a $50 deposit…you will get your $$ back on race day, if you are unable to run..it will be your responsibility to find a replacement..if you don’t your $ will go into the beer fund for your team…as someone from your team will have run 2 legs!!! TWC will cover the cost of the registration for 2 teams….If we have enough interest for a 3rd team…well, I’ll figure something out. If you are interested PLEASE let me know ASAP….I would like to get in on the early bird reg. fee.
COME ON TWC…LET’S HAVE SOME FUN!!!!!
CONTACT: Audrey at email@example.com
A final reminder about the TRI-CHAT activity on May 2nd.
Sharing, draw prizes(wet suit, etc), silent auction, and the guest speaker if JASPER BLAKE (top Canadian at Ironman Canada!)
This will be suitable for triathletes, duathletes, and relay participants, or even, wanabees.......
PS Wear something with our team id.
The organizers of TRI-CHAT would like an idea of numbers for the get together on May 2nd.
Please let me know if you are planning or NOT planning to attend.
ps I have an entree to the BEGINNER TRI for MS on May 3, 2015.
FREE! Who wants to try a triathlon?
We are getting a lot of requests for volunteers for various events throughout the summer.
We do NOT recommend one activity over another. Some are for charity, some are for profit.
(The SRI CHINMOY “SELF TRANSCENDENCE TRI” is the only exception. Please volunteer if you are not racing.)
Several TWC members took part in the 2015 Victoria Populaire! Check out the photos!!
Congratulations to Bob Wooff(3:29), John Botelho and Hillerie Denning(3:46), Mike Ellis(4:30), and Karen Knott(4:37). All completed the 100 km!!!
A big ‘Thank you” for everyone who helped with the 2015 SYNERGY BAZAN BAY 5K RACE.
This was our 20th year! We had 618 finishers, the largest field in the VIRA race series.
Our charity donations went to the Esquimalt Speed Skating Youth Program(Ian Phillips coach),
the Pender Island Youth Running Workshop(Audrey Stibbe coach), and the TRI-BC Youth Development Program.
We are having our follow up meeting on SUNDAY, MARCH 29TH.
If you are interested in getting more involved in our Bazan Bay race and taking on a role on the organization of our 2016 event, we want to hear from you.
Please contact me and plan to attend.
Are you a swimmer, biker, or runner?
Coach Fern is prepared to organize triathlon relays for the 2015 season.
This is a great way to support SRI CHINMOY(August 2nd) in their final year.
If you would like to take part in a triathlon relay, contact Fern at: TeamWestCoastRelays@shaw.ca
TRIATHLON MIXER – MAY 2ND
TRI-BC (Vicki Lundine and Kirk Lewis) is organizing a TRIATHLON MIXER for ALL Victoria triathletes, relay triathletes, duathletes, .....
This is a fundraiser for YOUTH triathlon development. The mixer includes a guest speaker, door prizes, and a silent auction.
We are hoping all TWC members will support this first time event. The club provides the donation(from Bazan Bay).
Mixer at NADEN on May 2nd, 2 to 5 pm. Poster attached.
VIRA RACE SERIES
There are THREE races left in the VIRA race series, the Comox Half, Merville 15K, and Sooke 10K.
Many TWC members will place in the top ten!
Watch for carpooling details.
TRAIL RUNNING MOVIE NIGHT – APRIL 6TH
There will be an evening of Trail Running Movies Mixer on April 6th @ Vic Theater.
Tickets and details at www.trailfilmfest.com
Hello All Island Clubs!
Triathlon British Columbia is very pleased to announce the first ever Vancouver Island Triathlon Community event. On May 2, 2015 between 2-5pm we are hosting a “Tri Chat” event. This event is a great opportunity for island clubs to gather, network and exchange ideas.
The “Tri Chat” is a fundraiser to support youth development and will feature a motivational speaker, silent auction, and race information.
To view poster click here.
Happy Training for 2015! – Emily
March 8, 2015- Start Time 11:00 am.
Race Package Pickup:
Saturday, the day before the race, between noon and 3:00 p.m. at Frontrunners Footwear, 1200 Vancouver Street or race morning from 9:00 am to 10:30 am at Mary Winspear Center.
Volunteers Needed: Contact Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org