It was a great start for the youth division at the Christina Lake triathlon on Sunday.

It was a great start for the youth division at the Christina Lake triathlon on Sunday.

Sun, participants shine bright at Christina Lake triathlon

10th annual Pharmasave Christina Lake Triathlon was held Sunday morning.

The 10th annual Pharmasave Christina Lake Triathlon was held Sunday morning and featured 115 athletes vying in swim, bike and run portions of the popular event.

The kids (7-13) went first as they stormed the public beach at 8:30 a.m. followed by the adults an hour later. The Kidsprint division saw kids in teams or as individuals swim 100 metres, bike six kilometres and/or run two kilometres. The adult division featured adults in teams or as individuals swim 800 metres, bike 20 kilometres and/or run five kilometres.

Both races were kicked off by a shotgun start from RDKB Area C (Christina Lake) director Grace McGregor. McGregor has been involved with the triathlon for nine of the 10 years and says it’s a great event for the Lake.

“I’ve been here for awhile with the triathlon,” she said. “I’ve seen it grow. I’ve watched families start to participate. I’ve watched groups come together for it. It’s just a fun, fun thing.”

McGregor said the turnout was great and the weather couldn’t have been better.

“The whole race has been really nice,” she said. “If you watch, there are all age groups out there. It’s probably one of the neatest things I’ve seen for Christina Lake. There’s Homecoming, but this is a different thing. There’s exercise, there’s competition, and fun.”

From Rossland, the 1st and 2nd in individual kids were Talia Symington-Kruff (11 F)  came 1st with a time of 0:38:10.

2nd was Natasha Robin (12 F) with 0:42:09.

Six of the eight teams were from Rossland.

Adult Sprint Event

76 Participants

1st Male – Jackson Konkin,

Trail, 1:14:17

1st Female – Amanda Sjoden, Grand Forks 1:22:00

1st Team – The Go Girls, Grand Forks, 1:28:56 (Laura Lewis, Krista

Chursinoff, Keely Devries

 

Kidsprint Event

(ages 7 to 13)

39 Participants

1st Male – Syd Ashmead,

Calgary, 0:31:53

1st Female – Talia Symington-Kruff, Rossland, 0:38:10

1st Team – The Dorgelo Team,

Christina Lake, 0:28:41

(William Henne, Ryan

Dorgelo, Cody Olsen)