PENTICTON'S RHYS SPENCER won the men's 40-44 age group in the Olympic distance (1.5-kilometre swim

PENTICTON'S RHYS SPENCER won the men's 40-44 age group in the Olympic distance (1.5-kilometre swim

Penticton triathletes pick up win in Apple triathlon

Rhys Spencer and Brad Lee win their respective men's age group races at Kelowna's Pushor Mitchell Apple Triathlon

  • Aug. 27, 2015 12:00 p.m.

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:

Apple Sprint

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

 

Apple Olympic

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