LETC race reports: Interior and beyond

LETC was busy racing this weekend in the interior at the Oliver Sprint and the far, far east of BC at Provincials in Cranbrook.

Oliver: LETC STOCKS UP ON WINE GLASSES!!

Since the top three finishers in each age group received wine glasses at the Wine Capital of Canada Sprint Triathlon, LETC took the opportunity to stock up on wine glasses. For those of us who can barely remember what it is like to swim, bike, or run in good weather, Oliver came through with sunny skies, warm temperatures and even a warm lake to swim in. Claudine and Jill were doing their first races with open water swims. Congratulations to all!!

OA CAT NAME SWIM BIKE RUN TIME
32 2M3539 Denis Peregrym 0:15:57 0:31:21 0:23:53 1:13:17
36 3F2529 Nicole Warren 0:13:48 0:35:56 0:23:05 1:15:01
54 2F3034 Lindsey Liddiard 0:13:53 0:37:30 0:26:06 1:19:24
57 1F3539 Claridge Claudine 0:18:48 0:35:14 0:23:43 1:20:10
106 7F3539 Jill Beamer 0:17:11 0:38:23 0:30:33 1:29:32
144 1F6599 Mary Battell 0:19:42 0:41:41 0:33:30 1:39:46

Cranbrook: BC Provincial Championships

Sunny, warm and dry was the common denominator in the interior and south-eastern region of BC over the weekend. While the Oliver guys and gals got a short course in super hot weather, the Olympic Distance race at Wasa Lake Provincial Park was cool to begin and warmed up nicely to 25° C by the end of the run.

The weather wasn't the only thing that heated up on race day, with new course records for both men and women.

Fourteen men went sub 2:00 hours with the race winner finishing in 1:50:32! In the women's race, both 1st and 2nd broke the old course record finishing in sub 2:05!

The women's field was a who's who in top elites, age group medalists AND Ironman podium finishers!

PLACE CAT NAME SWIM BIKE RUN TIME
24 1M4044 CARLSSON Alan 20:16 1:04:59 40:41 2:05:55
33 4F2529 WAN Martina 21:08 1:07:26 41:47 2:10:19
39 8M2529 EAKIN Rob (PR!) 24:46 1:07:12 41:30 2:13:27

A great rural event with super competition and friendly participants all topped by amazing community support! Long drive each way at 10+ hours but we saw;

  • lots and lots of deer
  • even more cows
  • fair number of sheep
  • quite a few llamas
  • a dozen big horn sheep
  • four bears
  • 1 moose
  • a few nasty looking bikers watching the moose
  • 1 coyote