Symonds retains Bare Bones crown

Defending champ Jeff Symonds wasn’t about to let a little rain and wind get in the way of another victory during the Barley Mill Pub Bare Bones duathlon.

Penticton’s Jeff Symonds (451) gets a jump at the start line in the running portion of the Barley Mill Bare Bones Duathlon at Skaha Lake Park Saturday. The local athlete took an early lead and went on to win his second Bare Bones duathlon in as many years.

Defending champ Jeff Symonds wasn’t about to let a little rain and wind get in the way of another victory during the Barley Mill Pub Bare Bones duathlon.

Symonds of Penticton retained his crown as he completed the five-kilometre run, 32-km bike and five-km run in 1:21:20 on Sunday.

“It was pretty good to win,” said Symonds, who has competed in the event four times.

The race started with a fast 5 km run, led by former Canadian Olympic runner Graham Hood and Jeff Symonds, followed closely by Scott Tremblay, Olly Piggin and Dallas Cain. During the bike section, Symonds admitted that the weather changed his approach.

“I had to be pretty careful on the bike,” he said. “Play it safe.

Following Symonds was Tremblay of Kaleden in 1:24:19 and Graham Hood in 1:25:53. Elmore became the new B.C. duathlon champion in 1:43:02 followed by Annett in 1:43:39 and Hamilton in 1:44:24. Among the women, Kelowna’s Jeanette Elmore led at the start of the bike, while Penticton’s Jen Annett and West Kelowna’s Joana Hamilton gave chase.  Athletes battled a headwind to Okanagan Falls and some rough road conditions before returning to Penticton for the second run.  Weather changed to add rain to the race during the second run. Many local athletes had great races, some winning their age group.

Dave Matheson (Penticton) 1:29:04; 4th overall, 1st M40-44

Olly Piggin (Penticton) 1:30:50; 5th overall, 3rd M35-39

Scott McMillan (Penticton) 1:31:50; 8th overall; 4th M35-39

Mark Rutter (Penticton) 1:40:30; 20th overall

Jason Reynen (Penticton) 1:41:48; 2nd M25-29

Neil Pearson (Penticton) 1:44:16; 3rd M50-54

Jenny Ayers (Penticton) 1:45:35; 1st W45-49

Jack Wessel (Oliver) 1:46:58; 1st M60-64

Michael Kascak (Penticton) 1:48:21;

David Nash (Penticton) 1:52:05

Michele Coates (Penticton) 1:53:01; 1st W40-44

Gary Hoffman (Osoyoos) 1:54:40; 1st M65-69

Lee  Blaine (Osoyoos) 2:02:27

Edwin Dukes (Oliver) 2:04:01, 2nd M65-69

Karl Martin (Naramata) 2:09:52, 3rd M65-69

Laura Walton (Penticton) 2:13:24

Evelyn Reichert (Penticton) 2:13:24

Brian Pinch (Penticton) 2:17:48

Quinten VanHorlick (Penticton) 2:20:53

For full results, check the website www.pentictontriathlonclub.com.

 

 

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