Edney 9th / Matthews 22nd at Canadian National Long Course Champs. Mike Neill 2nd and 15th overall.

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Sue  crosses the line today ( clock time not correct as a running clock from pro triathletes earlier start – for splits and overall times see results link below and put in name or age group).

Sue Edney placed 9th out of 47 today, Sunday 28th August, in the 50-54 age group,  in the Penticton Challenge Triathlon in Penticton, BC,over 3km swim, 120km bike and 30km run. The race doubled as the Canadian Long Course Championships 2016 and as the Canadian age group qualifying event for the 2017 ITU Long Course Championships which will take place on this course. Consequently, most age groups attracted a strong field of both Canadian and US athletes looking to either qualify or on the case of the USA athletes to check out the course for next year.

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Joel Mathews placed 22nd out of 45 in the mens 35-39 age group despite losing the whole of his Di2 battery pack that fell off early on the bike. After stopping various times to change gear by hand he was able to get assistance from the on course mechanical van that gave him a spare bike and changed his pedals onto the new bike !!

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Mike Neill on the run today

Mike Neill finished 2nd in his age group and 15th overall.

Jeff Symonds, coached by Jasper Blake, was the overall men’s winner, and there was a large contingent of Human Powered Racing athletes and a number of B78 athletes racing. Sandy Wilson,  Mike’s fiancee who has visited Bermuda, placed 6th in the 40-44 age group

For full results and splits go here.


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