Rhys Spencer and Brad Lee of Penticton won their respective age groups in the Pushor Mitchell Apple Triathlon in Kelowna over the weekend.
Spencer took the men’s 40-44 age group in the Olympic distance (1.5-kilometre swim, 40-km bike and 10-km run), and finished 12th overall, in smoky conditions and cool temperatures. Spencer crossed the finish line in two hours, 11 minutes and 13 seconds. Lee, pictured below, captured the 55-59 age group, and was 48th overall, after clocking in 2:25:53.
For Joanne Montgomery, Alicia Slade and Lee, this was a preparatory race for the upcoming ITU Age Group World Triathlon Championships in Chicago on Sept.19. For Dolly and Don Abney, it as a warm up for the Challenge Penticton Half. Spencer used it was a tune up for Challenge Weymouth on Sept.13.
Local results are as follows:
Alicia Slade 1:16:50 3rd F30-34
Kiah Wheeler 1:18:45 4th F20-24
Courtenay Milligan 1:22:21 6th F20-24
Dolly Abney 1:26:16 4th F55-59
Don Abney 1:28:32 7th M60-64
Jennifer Campbell 1:31:39 9th F45-49
Leigh Blaney 2:02:05 4th F60-64
Joe Peters 2:27:16 6th M30-34
Daryl Refvik 2:52:38 M55-59
Joanne Montgomery 2:56:13 2nd F60-64
Marnie Maclean 3:36:32 F40-44