A Tri-Umphant Day
Posted By SCOTT STEPHENSON, THE OBSERVER
Athletes taking part in the 26th annual Bluewater Triathlon and Duathlon on Saturday couldn't have asked for much better conditions to race under.
Temperatures were warm, skies were partially sunny and there was an occasional slight breeze blowing, but best of all, hardly a ripple could be seen on the surface of Lake Huron which allowed the full triathlon event to go ahead as scheduled for the first time in three years.
"We were very, very pleased. It (Lake Huron) was flat as a pancake for the swim which was terrific after two years of disappointing north winds," said race organizer Dr. Kenneth Walker.
In the 26 years that the triathlon has been presented by St. John-in-the-Wilderness Anglican Church, the swim portion had only been cancelled three times.
When this year's events were over, James Loaring, 30, of Guelph and Harold Walker, 41, of Fingal, Ontario were crowned winners of the triathlon and duathlon events, respectively, and helped the men redeem themselves in the Lambton Chiropractic Society Chase Challenge battle of the sexes, said Walker.
James wins the Bluewater Tri, and makes up the 16 minute stagger against the women. Nice job JL. Full article here.