Corn­wall Triathlon 2018

Seaway News - - Sports - SHAWNA O’NEILL shawna.oneill@tc.tc

CORN­WALL, On­tario - Ath­letes from across the re­gion swam, cy­cled and ran around our city from Aug. 25 to 26 dur­ing the 15th an­nual Corn­wall Triathlon.

Rob Allen, Race Di­rec­tor for 10 years and a triath­lete him­self, be­lieves that the week­end has a good fol­low­ing.

“I think it puts Corn­wall on the map,” said Allen. “It’s re­ally re­ally cool in Corn­wall that we have an in­ner city course, so we ac­tu­ally close down roads in the city and the ath­letes re­ally like that. It’s traf­fic free.”

On Satur­day, Aug. 25, youth com­peti­tors 14 and un­der com­peted in duathlons and triathlons in four dif­fer­ent age cat­e­gories. The day saw sunny skies and ex­cited rac­ers as every child that fin­ished got a wa­ter bot­tle and a par­tic­i­pa­tion medal. Com­peti­tors aged seven and up re­ceived a plaque if they crossed the fin­ish line first.

“We have between 150 and 160 kids this year, which is a sell out for us. This is the sec­ond year that we’ve sold out,” ex­plained Allen.

The rain didn’t stop new and re­turn­ing adult com­peti­tors on Sun­day, Aug. 26 from show­ing up and cheer­ing on their fel­low rac­ers. Some lo­cal rac­ers from Corn­wall clubs showed their abil­i­ties, as well as rac­ers from as far as Lon­don and Bur­gling­ton, ON.

“For the adults we have five dif­fer­ent events, and two of them have been sold out for a month. We have the most we’ve ever had, so it’s a record num­ber of (adult) par­tic­i­pants as well,” said Allen.

Regis­tra­tion prices ranged from $20 to $120 depend­ing on the age and race.

“We have such a great core of vol­un­teers that are re­ally ap­pre­ci­ated,” said Allen, ex­plain­ing how the event is made a pos­si­bil­ity.

SEPTEM­BER 2018

Com­plete de­tails about these events can be found on the Com­mu­nity Cal­en­dar page at

www.south­glen­garry.com.

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