The Nelson Cyswog’n’Fun triathlon was a sunny success on Sunday morning, attracting enthusiastic athletes from all across the country.
The race began at Lakeside Park at 8 a.m., and was broken down into two categories: Sprint Distance and Olympic Distance.
The shorter race consisted of 500 metre swim, 22 km cycle and a 5km run. The long course was nearly double that, with a 1.5 km swim, 39 km cycle and 10 km run. Participants could choose to compete as an individual or a team.
In the Olympic Distance category, Dallas Cain of Rossland placed first with a time of 2:03:12. Sarah MacArthur of Calgary was the fastest woman, finishing at 2:08:54.
In the Men 20-29 category, Kyle Moore of Calgary came first with a time of 2:04:30, almost forty minutes faster than his closest competition. In the Men 30-39 category, Cain took the top spot. In the Men 40-49 category, Scott Tremblay won with a time of 2:03:49. In the Men 50-59 category, Alex Seal of Salmon Arm won with a finishing time of 2:20:45. Mal Finch of Vancouver won the Men 60-69 category at 2:44:14, beating out local favourite Con Diamond of Nelson, who finished at 2:50:53.
In the Women 20-29 category, MacArthur won. In the Women 30-39 category Jaclyn Dexter of Nelson won the top sport at 2:23:45. Neufeld took the top spot in the Women 40-49 category at 2:19:43. In the Women 50-59 category, Carol Currie of Trail won with a time of 2:40:00.
The Olympic Distance team competition consisted of 15 teams consisting of two or three members.
Two Peas and a Veep, a team made up of Nelsonites Alexander Kalabis, Ron Sherman and John Francis, came first with a time of 2:16:02. Calgary team the Sore Boozers finished second at 2:24:34 and Family Fun, a Nelson team consisting of Hannah, John and Dylan Devris, came third.
In the Sprint Distance competition, Trent Renshaw of Sydney placed first with a time of 1:04:36. The fastest woman in the Sprint Distance competition was Dannica Stevenson-Wade of Kelowna at 1:15:04.
In the Women 16-17 category, Clark was the only competitor. In the Women 18-29 category, Sarah Berrett of Calgary won with a time of 1:20:52. In the Women 30-39 category, Rita Cain of Rossland came first with a time of 1:24:50. Stevenson-Wade won the Women 40-49 category. In the Women 50-59 category, Kelly Waterfield of Nakusp finished first at 1:23:17. In the Women 60+ category, Judy Lloyd of Nelson won with a time of 1:37:05.
In the Men 18-29 category, Sean Funk of Cypress County came first at 1:05:56. Renshaw won the Men 30-39 category. Michael Hoher of Nelson won the Men 40-49 category with a time of 1:23:15. In the Men 50-59 category, Michael Godfrey of Calgary won with a time of 1:11:54. David Lloyd of Kelowna came first in the Men 60+ category with a time of 1:21:38.
The fastest Sprint Distance team was Team Speed of Trail, which consisted of Jackson, Mike and Jackson Konkin. They finished at 1:05:11. Second went to the Timberwolves at 1:19:16 and Three Gals Go at 1:32:10.
The Nelson Star’s own Will Johnson and Tamara Hynd competed in the event and placed 13th in the long course route with a time of 2:53:56.
Full results will appear in the Star’s print editions this week.