New location, race course for triathlon

A new transition location and race course for the 2011 Peachland Triathlon was unveiled last week.

“We are excited about the new location for our transition area and revised race course as it offers the athletes a streamlined exit from the water to their bikes, with a fast, yet technically challenging bike course, and a scenic run along the water,” said recreation coordinator and race director Pelma Haffenden.

The 750-metre swim course remains the same with the start and finish from Swim Bay.

The swimmers start from off shore, swim south for 375 metres and return, exiting from the bay area, swimming on the left side of the markers.

The transition area has been moved to the Peachland Yacht Club parking area, which will be well marked for entrances, exits and finish line area.

The 20 kilometre bike ride exits the transition area, and heads north on Beach Avenue, following the much familiar course along Beach Avenue, and turning right onto Buchanan.

The turnaround has been changed, requiring the cyclist to do the full loop at the cul de sac at Robinson Place.

The cyclists will then return along Buchanan to the far south end, turning around and returning to Beach Avenue.

The loop at 14th, Lake, San Clemente, 13th Avenue has been eliminated.

The cyclist will continue along Beach Avenue to the next turn around at 2nd Street, then repeat the course returning back to transition only after having returned back to 2nd Street for a second time .

The athletes will then head out on the run course which follows the Centennial Way path along the lake shore, continuing to the turn-around at Trepanier Creek, where a water station will be located.

The runner then returns back towards transition, and follows the run course lane that brings the runner back onto Centennial Way to the turn-around located at Heritage Park Spirit Square.

The runner then returns along the same path to the finish line located near transition.

The registration deadline is July 21, 4 p.m.

To register online visit the web site or call 250-767-2133.


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