Weekend Race Report 30 May 2010
Busy weekend for races with the Lees Trail Tri on SaturdayÂ and onÂ Sunday was the Calgary HalfÂ Marathon, Ottawa Marathon,Â the Subaru Shawnigan Lake Triathlon and the South Okanagan “half corked” Marathon.Â
Tracy Baisley and Joel Lemaire both competedÂ in the Lees Trail Triathlon.Â Tracy did quite well, and Joel came in 5th overall and 2nd in his age categoryÂ in thisÂ Â inclusive, fun and non-intimidating triathlon.
In spite of snow and near freezing temperatures, Jenny Harris braved it all and had a great run in the Calgary Half marathon.
Linda Hilts and Jim Fox ran the 5K race in Ottawa on Saturday in some extreme heat. Â Linda won her age category and had a Personal Best, then on Sunday, it was overcast and the temperature held outÂ in the high-teens forÂ the marathonÂ where Linda PB’ds andÂ re-qualified for Boston.Â
At the Shawnigan Lake Half Iron Triathlon,Â in spite of weather challenges (who does those forecasts anyways?)Â it was a day for SAA on the podium, Susan Gelinas and Brian Flett both came in second place in their respective age categories and George Tiller was third in his category.
Up in the Okanagan, Linda WaithmanÂ had a great time running asÂ aÂ Wine DivaÂ Fairy and Walter Kwan went out a little more seriously at the 1st Annual South Okanagan Half Corked Marathon, having a few glasses of wine along the way.Â This is a fun race Inspired by the world-famous Marathon du MÃ©doc in Bordeaux, France.Â Shorter, but just as much fun.Â Walter finished 7th overall and 3rd in his age category