Seven Summerlanders in Challenge Penticton triathlon

For seven Summerland triathletes, Sunday was a long day as they competed in the Challenge Penticton triathlon.

For seven Summerland triathletes, Sunday was a long day of swimming, cycling and running as they competed in the Challenge Penticton triathlon.

The triathlon, which replaces Ironman Canada, attracted around 1,400 participants, or about half the number as were in Ironman in the past.

The course featured a 3.8-kilometre swim, a 180-kilometre cycle portion and a 42-kilometre run.

Of the individual men, Neil Crofts finished 107th with a time of 12:24:25. He was 12th in the men’s 50 to 54 category.

Ken Cashion finished 205th. His time was 13:35:50, placing sixth in the men’s 60 to 64 category.

Michael MacDonald, the 309th individual male finisher, had a time of 15:14:40. He was seventh in the men’s 18 to 24 age group.

Raymond Maaske, in 337th place, completed the event in 15:53:00, finishing 60th in the men’s 45 to 49 category.

B. Edward Benoit, the 362nd finisher, had a time of 16:29:51. His time put him 67th in the men’s 40 to 44 age group.

Fenton Ingram, 370th, had a time of 16:47:01, finishing 69th in the men’s 40 to 44 category.

Of the individual women, Heidi Ingram finished 90th with a time of 13:51:20, finishing 13th in the women’s 40 to 44 category.