New Members

Wayne Ford

Helena Lin 

 

Birthdays!

LIZ DYSON

DAN DUNAWAY

JIM ALMAN

KAREN KNOTT

SUE WEIGHTMAN

ROB ELDRED

PETER DOLAN

BRUCE REGENSBURG

TONY YUE

SUHKDEEP SAINI

WAYNE FORD

SUSAM ALMAN

Race Radar

SUBARU IRONMAN WHISTLER - JULY 30th

DYNAMIC EVENTS ELK LAKE TRIATHLON - JULY 30th

 

 

 

 

 

Clinics and Camps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday
Sep132016

PENTICTON FAMILY CHALLENGE FESTIVAL

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.

Friday
Sep092016

FAMILY SUCCESS!

Dave and Debra Henry both brought back medals from the ITU races in Edmonton.  Dave took Silver in the mens' National Duathlon Championships.  Debra took Gold in the women's Sprint Triathlon.

Friday
Sep092016

MORE MASTERS SUCCESS!

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!!

 

Friday
Sep022016

SILVER SWEEP AT AMERICAN MASTERS GAMES!

Team West Coast Triathletes all struck SILVER at the 2016 Americas' Masters Games.  Lori Morgan, Dan Dunaway, and Keith Evans proudly brought home the hardware.  Well Done!

Thursday
Aug252016

BIG FINISH TO THE SUMMER!

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

Sunday
Aug142016

Whistler Ironman 2016 more photos

Congrats to TWC Whistler Ironman finishers!  Some transition photos were added.

Photos here:  http://www.twc.bc.ca/photos/ironman-whistler-2016/

Friday
Aug052016

Self Transcendence Tri/Du Photos

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!


 

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!!

 

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).

 

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)

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

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/


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

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.