The 2023 Woody’s Triathlon is all wrapped up.
On Saturday competitors aged five to over 20 years old took part in the one-day event that featured swimming, cycling, and running.
Featured as a multi-day event this year organizers moved it to a one-day competition with races in the morning and afternoon.
The day began with the adult race’s first including the Try-a-tri, sprints, and relays at the Michener Aquatic Centre. The swimming portion of the race took part inside the centre and the on-land portion was on various tracks outside.
In the Try-a-tri, which includes swimming, biking, and running, had competitors aged 16 and over. In the men’s race, Deklen Cameron finished first with a combined time of 33:50. His fastest time came in the pool where he clocked in 5:47.7.
On the women’s side, Cynthia Clark claimed the top spot in 38:39.4. Her fastest time also came in the pool in 5:41.1.
In the junior sprints aged 16-19, Jeff Fenton won the men’s competition in 1:08:13.0 and Jordan Cultrera took home the women’s race in 1:15:18.1.
The rest of the sprints went as follows: adult sprint 20-29 (male) David Newton 1:17:0.6 and (female) Madalyn Church 1:16:42.9; adult sprint 30-39 (male) Michael Schnare 1:07:57.2 and (female) Kasia Kuperus 1:13:19.4; adult sprint 40-49 (male) Matthew Bennett 1:08:05.4 and (female) Jen Panteluk 1:14:40.3; adult sprint 50-59: (male) Gregory Shimizu 1:18:10.1 and (female) Lynne Wade 1:31:43.1; adult sprint 60-69 (male) Tony Moores 1:18:01.9 and (female) Helene McDonald 1:42:50.1.
The best relay team was “Almost All in the Family” with a time of 1:06:33.2. On the team was Tyler Johnson, Luke Tweedale, and Parks Tweedale.
In the kids of steel race, Oksana Petryshen-Kozak won the best time in the kids 5-7 in 10:14.9 followed by kids 8-9 Lauren Peters in 22:01.2, kids 10-11 Noam Ornely Koffi in 29:29.6, kids 12-13 Felicia Robert in 42:26.9, and kids 14-15 Tomas Chalupa in 46:25.8.