Yesterday’s Vancouver Half Iron distance triathlon (1.9k swim/90k bike/20k run) served as the British Columbia Provincial Long Course Championships. Coming out on top were Quebec’s (resides in Victoria) Magali Tisseyre, and Penticton’s Jeff Symonds.
Symonds (3:50:14) led the whole way to win by close to 7 minutes over Victoria’s Stephen Kilshaw (3:57:12), a runner up for the second year in a row. Kelowna’s Trevor Wurtele (4:00:30) rounded out the top three.
Meanwhile, Tisseyre and Heather Wurtele (recently won Ironman St. George), challenged each other all day but Tisseyre took a slight lead onto the run and was able to stay away for the win (4:12:13). Wurtele claimed second (4:13:22), and Vancouver’s Amy Kirkham was third (4:29:45).
Top 3 Women
1. Magali Tisseyre (St. Sauveur, Quebec) 4:12:13
2. Heather Wurtele (Kelowna) 4:13:22
3. Amy Kirkham (Vancouver) 4:29:45
Top 3 Men
1. Jeff Symonds (Penticton) 3:50:14
2. Stephen Kilshaw (Victoria) 3:57:12
3. Trevor Wurtele (Kelowna) 4:00:30