Two weekends of triathlon racing produced medals and great results for local athletes.
The Strathcona Triathlon Club competed in two different events June 19 and 26. Eight members headed to Victoria to take on the Subaru Victoria Half Ironman and the Sprint distance races.
On June 19 in the Ironman, Rick Gammie was the first club member to finish the 1.9 kilometre swim, 86 km bike and 20 km run in 5:01:09. He was closely followed by new member Jason Jewkes in 5:08:53. The first lady to cross the finish line was Sandra Milligan in 5:26:47.
On June 26 a large contingent from Campbell River competed in the Qualicum Beach Sprint triathlon. Bringing home medals were Mary Toews (first in female 20-24 years), Terry Browne (second male 50-54), Linda Nagle (first female 55-59), Deb Leger (second female 55-59) Roger Gionet (third male 55-59) and Marian Paterson (third female 60-64).
Each year the Strathcona Triathlon club recognizes members who complete their first Ironman race. This year there will be two new names to add to the trophy. Anita Painter and Diana Grant celebrated by completing their first triathlon.
Two other triathlon club members also have reason to celebrate.Georgina Knox Grootenboer and Heather Lamson completed the 3.8 km swim, 180 km bike and 42.2 km run at Ironman Coeur d’Alene in Idaho on Sun., June 26. For more information on the Strathcona Triathlon club check out the website at www.strathconatriclub.ca or call Linda Nagle at 250-830-8538.