Pleasant conditions for Last Penticton Ironman

The last Subaru Canada Ironman in Penticton favoured the athletes with ideal end of summer weather conditions.

Glen Croutch of Abbotsford heads to the transition area after completing most of the 180 kiloometre bike course during Sunday’s Ironman competiton in the South Okanagan - Similkameen. Croutch finished his first Ironman in 15:57:55. Glen is the son of Steve and June Croutch of Keremeos.

Glen Croutch of Abbotsford heads to the transition area after completing most of the 180 kiloometre bike course during Sunday’s Ironman competiton in the South Okanagan - Similkameen. Croutch finished his first Ironman in 15:57:55. Glen is the son of Steve and June Croutch of Keremeos.

The last Subaru Canada Ironman in Penticton favoured the athletes with ideal end of summer weather conditions.

The 2,600 participants enjoyed sunny skies and warm conditions for race day. This year’s version saw eight contestants from the Okanagan Falls – Kaleden – Lower Similkameen areas take part in the race. Strong perennial local triathlete Scott Tremblay finished in 11th place this year, clocking in at 9:22:06, 15 minutes and three seconds behind last year’s 9:07:03, a time which gave Tremblay a ninth place finish last year, where similar race weather conditions prevailed.

Fifteen time local Ironman Milton Guignion turned in a better performance this year than last, placing 546th at 11:39:14  ahead of last year’s 565th place, 11:44:22 finish.

 

Local Ironman racers’ results

 

Place Name Time

11 Scott Tremblay 9:22:06

546 Milton Guignion 11:39:14

721 Caolin Hogeweide 12:00:22

1017 Steve Lapointe 12:38:57

1341 Karen Lapointe 13:21:14

1636 Heather Carter 13:57:23

1984 Kevin Abney 14:57:19

Phillip MacDonald DNF