Local triathletes have successful season

  • Sep. 10, 2007 4:00 p.m.

Submitted by Chris Chanin-The Chanin family were at it again. Cameron and Courtney Chanin started their season by participating in the 2007 Harbour Days Triathlon. Both kids finished the 150 metre swim, 10 km bike and 1.5 km run individually on a beautiful sunny day in Masset.Next came the Kamloops Kids of Steel Triathlon on July 8 for the Chanin family. All four kids – Cameron, Courtney, Caleb and Carter – participated in this event completing a swim, bike and run. Cameron placed second , Courtney placed first, Caleb placed sixth, and Carter placed fourth in their respective age categories. Practice was on-going between the races for the family. Eligible athletes Cameron, Courtney and their mom Sandra Chanin were now preparing themselves for the toughest challenge of the season yet to come, the 2007 Pushor-Mitchell Kelowna Apple Triathlon. Many hours were spent biking and running in the streets of Queen Charlotte to achieve the fitness levels needed to complete this event. As well eight trips to Masset were made by the athletes for swim preparation. Finally, Cameron and Courtney attended a three-day Kids of Steel triathlon camp in Prince George the week before the Kelowna race. Two Triathlon Canada coaches attended the event which provided training techniques in swimming, biking, running and transitions to assist them with completing their triathlons in a safe and timely manner.On Aug. 18 the Chanin family traveled to Kelowna ready to race. Cameron and Courtney both competed in the 10-11-year-old category completing a 150 m swim, 10 km bike and 2 km run. Cameron exited the swim in 19th place while Courtney exited the swim in 25th place. Once they were on their road bikes and into their run both Cameron and Courtney had made up huge ground resulting in a third place finish for both of them. Sandra Chanin also competed in her third Try-a-tri at this event. Sandra completed a 300 m swim, 15 km bike, and a 3 km run finishing third in her age category and finishing two minutes faster than her personal best.The Chanin family would like to thank all family, friends, and Gwaii Trust for their huge support and assistance for these events. We had a lot of fun!

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