North Shore Triathlon tests Chilliwackians

Two adults and four youths traveled to North Vancouver and fared well in the North Shore Triathlon.

Two Chilliwackians raced in the North Shore Triathlon, held May 19 in North Vancouver.

Tara Field finished 189th overall in a field of 288 (158 men and 127 women). She was ninth in her women’s 45-49 group with a time of 1:30.53.

Morgan Kearl competed in the men’s 40-44 division.

He finished 22nd in his group and 224th overall with a time of 1:36.27.

The adult event started with a 740 metre swim in the pool at the Ron Andrews Rec Centre.

The 17.6 kilometre bike portion included four loops on the Mount Seymour Parkway between Emerson and Roche Point Road, and the run portion was done on trails and roads surrounding the Rec Centre.

At the same time, four Chilliwack youngsters competed in the Kids of Steel event.

Marin Lenz finished fourth in the 12-15 year old division, and 34th in the entire KOS field, with a time of 46:32.

This race started with a 225 metre swim followed by a 10 kilometre bike ride and three kilometre run.

Brandt and Malia Lenz finished 33rd and 34th in the 8-11 year old division, separated by three minutes and 17 seconds.

Their race started with a 75 metre swim, followed by a five kilometre bike ride and one kilometre run.

The youngest local, Dane Suderman, finished 20th in the 6-7 year old division with a time of 18:10. His race started with a 50 metre swim, followed by a 1.5 kilometre bike ride and 500 metre run.