I would like to thank the Challenge Penticton organizers and sponsors for an awesome race day on Aug. 30.
I have been involved with triathlon in Penticton since 1983 either racing or volunteering. What an amazing course for the full and the half distance races.
Changes to the run course through the Penticton Indian Band lands along the river channel, was a great idea. The bike courses are championship calibre, you won’t find any like it.
The South Okanagan and Similkameen is world-renown for triathlon with enthusiastic volunteers throughout the region.
I have read some comments regarding the banners. Such a minor issue considering everything involved in planning and executing a race of this caliber. Challenge organizers worked very hard to bring a world class race to Penticton, and they achieved just that. What a finish line — the best ever.
From an athlete’s perspective, a big thank you to a couple of people who worked very hard behind the scenes; Shelie Best and Barb Cutjar. These races are not possible without some key people working in the background and there are so many more not mentioned —but you know who you are. Thank you for a great day!