Greater Trail athletes sizzle at Cyswog-n-Fun

The Nelson Cyswog’n’Fun triathlon was a sunny success last week, but it was Greater Trail athletes that rose to the top.

The Nelson Cyswog’n’Fun triathlon was a sunny success last week, attracting enthusiastic athletes from all across the country, but it was Greater Trail athletes that rose to the top.

Rossland’s Dallas Cain claimed first place overall in the Olympic distance category, while his better half Rita raced to first in women’s 30-39, and Carol Currie of Trail won in the women’s 50-59 category. The fastest Sprint Distance team was Team Speed of Trail, which consisted Mike and Jackson Konkin that beat their rivals by almost 15 minutes with a time of 1:05:11.

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-kilometre cycle and a 5-km run, while the long course was nearly double that, with a 1.5 km swim, 39 km cycle and 10 km run with individual and team categories.

In the Olympic Distance category, Cain raced to first with a time of 2:03:12 and 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 who finished at 2:50:53.

In the Women 30-39 category Jaclyn Dexter of Nelson won the top sport at 2:23:45, while Neufeld took the top spot in the Women 40-49 category at 2:19:43,.

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 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.

Second in the Spring Distance team event went to the Timberwolves at 1:19:16 and Three Gals Go at 1:32:10.

-with files from the Nelson Star