Larry Bickerton

Larry Bickerton

Cyswog’n’Fun seeks new director

Annual triathlon is looking for someone to relieve current race director Larry Bickerton.

  • Oct. 15, 2014 12:00 p.m.

Nelson Cyswog’n’Fun triathlon is on the hunt for a new race director.

Larry Bickerton, a longtime participant/organizer of the annual endurance event and race director for the past three years, is hoping a successor will step forward to replace him and allow the race to continue into its 33rd year.

“Cyswog’n’Fun is on solid financial footing,” Bickerton said, noting the event generally attracts around 300 participants, with about half coming in from beyond the West Kootenay to race.

“There’s a great nucleus to build from, and a lot of tradition to follow,” Bickerton explained. “The new RD will face challenges and need to make significant decisions — that comes with the territory.  It’s not easy, but it certainly has its rewards.”

The new race director will plan the 2015 Cyswog’n’fun with the support of  a committee of 10 experienced directors, including Bickerton who will move into the position of treasurer.

The Nelson Athletic Association, the governing body that oversees the race committee, will meet for its annual general meeting on Monday, October 27 at Mainstreet Diner at 7 p.m. During the meeting, Bickerton will officially resign his position and the new race director will be named.

Anyone interested in learning more about the race director position should email cyswognfun@gmail.com.