Triathlons nearing and seeking helping hands

Fast approaching is the 25th Boston Pizza Junior triathlon and the 29th Investors Group Peach Classic triathlon on July 16 and 17 respectively.

Fast approaching is the 25th Boston Pizza Junior triathlon and the 29th Investors Group Peach Classic triathlon on July 16 and 17 respectively.

The Peach Classic has been designated as the 2011 B.C. Olympic distance championship and is race No. 6 in the provincial series. It also features a sprint distance race of 750 metre swim, 20 kilometre bike ride and a 5-km run geared towards less serious or beginner racers.

The junior triathlon for the first time will have elite racers 16 to 17 years of age, plus accommodate six to seven year olds as well as all the other age groups. Both races this year will have a shared transition at Rotary Park and the juniors will race within the Lakeshore Drive corridor. The Peach course has been tweaked slightly on the run to improve safety.

Volunteers for both races are still required, the juniors through race director Troyce Beglaw at tbeglaw@idmail.com or 250-499-2830. For the Peach classic triathlon through peachclassic@shaw.ca or call co-race directors Dave Bullock at 250-493-9270 or Sarah Johnston at 778-476-4330. Registration for the Peach can be done online at www.peachclassic.ca or entry forms are available at the Bike Barn or Peach City Runners. Junior registration may be done online at www.pentictontriathlonclub.com.