Racing Roundup

Spring is on the horizon and so is the triathlon season for those of us in the northern hemisphere.

A group of Human Powered Racing Athletes will be kicking off the season at the Bermuda WTS Age Group race on April 27th. With such an early season race, training intensity is ramping up quickly for the following athletes; Mike Neill, Sandy Wilson, Rob Dibden, Colette Hopkins, Mark Hopkins, April Vesey, Jay Krieger, Emily Krieger and B78 Athlete/ Human Powered Racing honorary member Dan Barton

A tall flag pole with the red Bermuda flag at the top against a bright blue sky with some white clouds. Near the bottom a stage like structure is set up with metal poles and stage lights.

We also have a group of 4 athletes (Jenn and Michael Campbell, Diana Thaxter and Dave Ganong) that are deep into preparation for Ironman Santa Rosa on May 11th. 3 of these athletes have been regulars in the Vancouver Island Race Series and they have been performing very well.

Michael And Jenn Campbell traveled to the rescheduled Cedar 12k and placed 4th and 1st respectively in their age groups.

This past weekend, Diana Thaxter raced the Port Alberni Paper Chase 15k and won her age group in a time of 1:11:47.

In non racing news, Richard Boxhall has taken on a new challenge this spring and summer. After his 24 hours of ascending and descending Mt Doug last fall, Richard is setting out to ride every single street in Victoria. To make the challenge greater he is doing it all on a U Bicycle Rental Bike.

You can follow along with Richards progress on his Facebook Page and soon to be launched website.

A man in a blue jacket smiling at the camera. The bottom of his face is entirely covered in mud, as though only the top half of his face had been covered previously.
Richard after the 2017 Parksville 360.