The VIRA Race Series begins on Sunday, January 11th, with the Pioneer 8K Race.
The series is a great way to sharpen up your running with regular feed back.
You can register online or visit each race website and download an entry form.
Don't forget your team name "Team West Coast".
Carpooling may be available.
Wishing you all the best in 2015!!
Time to start thinking and planning the new year.
The VIRA Island Race Series began this past weekend with the PIONEER 8K RACE. You can register online or print off an entry on the PIH site and drop off at FR. Running the series is a great way to improve your running. Don’t forget your team name! Team West Coast
There is a NEW triathlon series, “The Three Lakes Triathlon Series”. This series is 1k swim, a 60k bike, and a 10k run. The series includes Cultus Lake and OSOYOOS on June 28th, 2015. Several of us are considering a road trip to Osoyoos. Join us!
We are hoping you will ALL put the 2015 SELF TRANSCENDENCE TRIATHLON on August 2nd, 2015. This is scheduled to be the LAST YEAR for this event! There will be a duathlon, a triathlon, and a relay. Let me know if you are interested in a relay. email@example.com
Coach Audrey is taking a group up to do THE PENTICTON CHALLENGE HALF IRONMAN on August 30, 2015. Contact Audrey if you are interested. firstname.lastname@example.org
A final reminder! Our race in the VIRA series, THE SYNERGY BAZAN BAY 5K RACE on March 8th, 2015. This is our major club fund raiser and we need support from all our member! Put a big X on your calendar. Mike Roth will be assigning jobs. Book early! email@example.com
Membership renewals! A final reminder about renewing your TWC membership with Kellee. Annual membership is $25.00 and the TWC Membership Form can be found here: http://www.twc.bc.ca/membership-application/
If you plan to do any TRI-BC races this season, remember to renew your TRI-BC membership. Remember your team discount, "Team West Coast"
Would you like an opportunity to sit down with other athletes and coaches to plan an individual athletic training plan for you in 2015?
Team West Coast is organizing a workshop for all Team West Coast members to help them each develop an athletic training plan for 2015.
We have qualified coaches and experienced athletes led by facilitator, Kristine Chambers (TRI-BC Vancouver coach of the year).
Put a big X on SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14TH, from 1:30 to 5:30 pm. Details attached.
ps Hope to see you at the Christmas Dinner.
I would like to invite everyone to our TWC AGM on Saturday, October 25th.
Pot luck at 6:00 pm. Short business meeting at 7:00 pm. Draw prizes!!
Great food. Lots of time to mingle and share summer memories.
Location: Emily Carr Rec Centre (Mike's place).
Nominations for President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Member at Large. Email to Wayne at firstname.lastname@example.org
Put a big X on your calendar for the TWC CHRISTMAS SOCIAL on Saturday, December 6th.
Dinner at the Olive Grove at Royal Oak. Awards, food, prizes.......
Tickets $30, available from the social committee, Val, Maggie, Jacqui, Estle.....
The Edmonton triathlon was a great experience for everyone but for those of you checking the results, it was not as successful for me. I hit a pothole on the bike and flatted out. I went down on a corner. A little road rash and after two inner tubes I still couldn't fix the flat!
Now in Banff. Water very cold, mandatory wet suit. Bob Wooff would love the bike course. About 4 km constant UP and 3 km windy down. Race is on Saturday.
Mediofondo (92 km) Debbie Bugg, Karen Knott(2nd), Tony Knott, Bob Wooff(1st), Val Wooff
Granfondo(160 km) Mike Ellis
Kathy Davidson(FIRST IRONMAN!!), Laura Leno(2nd)
SRI CHINMOY SELF TRANSCENDENCE TRIATHLON
Maurice Robinson(3rd male overall!)
Bertrand Bozek(1st), Debbie Hazelwood((1st), Evan Fagan(1st), Ian Woodson(1st), Jacqui Coulson(3rd), Lori Morgan(2nd), Marie Kaplan(1st), Sue Weightman(2nd)
Dan Dunaway(5th), Fern Esau(2nd), Jeff Vandendriessen(4th), Jim Brackenbury(3rd), Keith Evans(1st), Tom Weightman(2nd), Wayne Coulson(1st)
I had been training for the Desert Half Iron in Osoyoos (my A-race of the year) for several months, when with only 2 weeks to go, I received notice that the race had been cancelled.
work in progress :)
Saturday bike rides continue at 8:30 am with great success! We had several stretches of strong pulls today for those who wanted. We even had a coffee in Sidney as an option, with a shorter ride home. Rick Wutzke is back from Europe with great stories. Coming up East Saanich we were warned about the police at the Panorama corner. We dutifully stopped at the STOP sign and observed another rider coming down the hill with a police car in pursuit. Obviously he didn't get the message! Bob and Val Wooff are having a great time in Europe. Attached are pictures of Bob at the peak of Mont Ventoux and Val on the top of the Neiderhorn. They hope to have them back with us soon. Brick workout? Keith Evans has started to add a short run at the end of the bike ride. Bring along your running shoes if you're up for it.
More Track and Field success!!
The Dogwood T & F Meet in Victoria gave TWC members a chance to shine. Anne Murfitt set a PB in the Hammer Throw and new comer, Stefan Moreau won the 100m and 200m in his age group with a second in the Shot Putt.
Escape from Alcatraz!
Fern Esau escaped from Alcatraz with a silver medal in her age group! Wow!
Brick Training (bike-run)
This coming Sunday, June 8th, TWC will be doing a ``brick``workout in preparation for the Subaru Triathlon.
We will bike the Subaru course from Elk Lake at 9 am, followed by a run on the trail. Distances will vary.
If you want to fit in a swim and transition practice, arrive at 8 am with your wet suit.
Transition practice pays off!
Practising your transitions, especially the wetsuit strip, does make you faster! On Friday we will finish the swim at Thetis Lake with a timed wetsuit transition. Free coffee to the fastest strippers! (See Dan Smith`s article in Lifesport Digest)
More transition work to follow!
We will be doing mulitple short transition work, short bike and run repeats, tenatively starting on Tuesday(June 10th) afternoons,at Elk Lake. Confirmation soon. (See Lance Watson`s article in Lifesport Digest)
Racing at the SHAWNIGAN TRIATHLON
SPRINT Lori Morgan(3), Rob Hare(6), Jim Brackenbury(1), Evan Fagan(1)
OLYMPIC Kathy Davidson(1), Laura Leno(2)
RELAY Fern Esau(R)
Racing the OAK BAY HALF MARATHON
Good racing wishes to Fern who competes at the ALCATRAZ CHALLENGE.
Please send us your photos/race results!!
The VICTORIA GODDESS RUN in Langford on June 1st is still looking for marshalls. Tech shirt included.
I'm heading to San Diego on April 16 and plan to start hiking the Pacific Crest Trail on Friday, April 18. I'll head north from the Mexican border about an hour east of San Diego. Here is a link to my trip journal:
I'm going to miss all my swimming, cycling, running and hiking friends!
Spring is here and it’s that time again to put out the annual reminder regarding cycling safety on Observatory Hill.
Thanks again to all of you who adhere to the rules of the road and demonstrate safe cycling practices while cycling on the hill. There continues to be a few people who ignore the rules and fortunately they are the minority. Your assistance in policing those individuals is always appreciated.
A few important reminders and rules to abide by when accessing Observatory Hill:
- Our business and facility are essentially a 24/7 operation. A closed gate does not mean there will not be vehicular traffic on the road nor does the gate impede the walkers, hikers and wildlife from access.
- Our busiest commuting period is Monday to Friday 8:00 am – 9:30 am and 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm. Group cycling activities should be avoided during these periods.
- Ride according to the posted speed limits at all times but particularly through the building site where there is abundant pedestrian traffic and a blind corner.
- Helmets are mandatory in accordance with BC Law.
- Cycling traffic is restricted from proceeding around the 1.8 m Dome, consistent with motor vehicle traffic rules. Signage has been installed indicating this is for pedestrians only.
- We are also requesting that cyclists who are training or in groups, use the circle turn-about located between the White House and the smaller telescope dome (near the concrete water tank) as their upper point of return.
- Absolutely no off-road cycling is permitted on site whatsoever.
- If training in groups please try keep your numbers spread out so as not to impede traffic and permit passing. Do not congest the travelled portions – use the parking lot areas for rest or discussion.
- Always stay within your lane.
- Observatory Hill is the property of National Research Council Canada and for all intents and purposes, it is private property. Safety of all is our utmost priority.
We look forward to your continued support in encouraging all cyclists to abide by our rules and to exercise caution at all times. Please help all of us by disseminating this message to your cycling colleagues. Don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns and please report any unsafe condition or incidents. Thank you and safe cycling!
Best Regards, Clyde Donnelly, FMA, Site Operations Supervisor
Administrative Services and Property Management / Direction des services administratifs et gestion de l'immobilier. National Research Council Canada / Conseil national de recherches Canada. 5071 W Saanich Rd, Victoria, V9E 2E7. Government of Canada / Gouvernement du Canada Phone 250 363 0004 \ Cel 250 888 1093 \ Fax 250 363 0077 \ Clyde.Donnelly@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca
Athletics illustrated has a great video of the Synergy Health Management Bazan Bay 5k race: http://athleticsillustrated.com/video/bazan-bay-5k-2014-race-video/. On the same page there is also an interview with Bruce Deacon.