Six provincial championship events took place this summer. Kicking off in early May, at the Bare Bones Duathlon, the provincial championships headed to Kelowna Apple Triathlon, Paradigm Naturopathic Kids Triathlon, PACE Multisport Dodge City X Triathlon, and finally concluded this past weekend at the Cultus Lake Triathlon.
These Provincial Championship events uphold values that include participation and inclusivity, while offering athletes an opportunity to test themselves against the best competitors from British Columbia in pursuit of a Provincial Champion title.
At the Bare Bones Duathlon in May, over 70 athletes took to the start line in Penticton to test their run-bike-run prowess. Hosted by the Penticton Triathlon Club, the Bare Bones Duathlon is a great beginning of season race that allows athletes to test their legs.
In July, BC’s largest contingent of athletes vying for the provincial championship title gathered at the Kelowna Apple Triathlon to test their might. The course, centered in the heart of downtown Kelowna, played host to the Triathlon BC Sprint and Standard Provincial Championships. Over 500 competitors put their skills to test.
The championship scheduled resumed again with two provincial championship events taking place on the weekend of September 7-8. In Cumberland, over 80 of BC’s triathletes came together at the Dodge City X Triathlon to show off their skills in an tough, gnarly and gritty course for the Cross Provincial Championships.
In another area of the province, on the same weekend, BC’s top racing Junior athletes gathered together at Kin Beach Park in Vernon. Athletes tested their draft legal and tactical racing skills at the Paradigm Naturopathic Kids Triathlon. This event concluded with athletes also getting the chance to test their relay skills in a non-timed relay event.
The Long-Distance Championships, at Cultus Lake, on September 15 marked the end of the BC Championship season. Over 95 athletes gritted it out and showed their skills, on a wet but fun day, at this 113km-long event.
Triathlon BC would like to thank everyone who took part in our Provincial Championship events. Athletes were awarded with custom provincial champion medals onsite and a list of Annual Provincial Champion titles are listed below. Annual Provincial Champions are awarded to the first Triathlon BC member across the line in each age category.