New Members

Jim Melling

Sandra Mullen

David Marks

Dave and Debra Henry

Wendy Budgell

Glen Colwill

 

 

Birthdays!

DAN DUNAWAY

JIM ALLMAN

LIZ DYSON

KAREN KNOTT

ROB ELDRED

SUE WEIGHTMAN

BRUCE REGENSBURG

BILL HILLSDEN

PETER DOLAN

SUSAN DENNY

LINDA DOBIE

TONY YUE

WAYNE FISHER

JACQUI COULSON

SUE ALLMAN

Race Radar

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

 

 

 

Saturday
Jul232016

TWC Run Schedule August 2 to November 29

The new TWC run schedule is now available for August 2 to November 29/16: 

Run Schedule

 

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!!

 

Saturday
Jun252016

SATURDAY BIKE RIDE AT 8:30 AM

Starting on JULY 2ND our SATURDAY bike rides will begin at 8:30 AM from Francelli's Coffee Shop.

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).

 

Tuesday
May312016

Well Done, Kevin!

Kevin Taylor and his wife Dianne arrived in San Francisco this week, after over 1400 km of cycling down the West Coast!   What an accomplishment!!  Pictures to follow.

Monday
May302016

CONGRATULATIONS BRENT!

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!

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)

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
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