Victoria triathlete burns up the Chemanius Twilight 5km

In 28 years the Legion Twilight Shuffle in Chemainus has seen a lot of national level runners burn through the five kilometre course.

In 28 years the Legion Twilight Shuffle in Chemainus has seen a lot of national level runners burn through the five kilometre course.

This year was no different as Matt Sharpe, a triathlon prodigy of Victoria’s national training centre, bolted ahead of the field to win the race in 15 minutes and 40 seconds.

“Sharpe came to the race on a mission, needing to hit the 15:40 standard for the 5km to qualify for future World Cup triathlon events,” said race organizer Phil Nicholls. “He did it with coaches and national triathlon teammates cheering him on.”

This year the Twilight Shuffle is the B.C. championship and records there will stand as the course is certified by Athletics Canada.

Victoria’s Jonathan Gendron finished runner up with a time of 16:46 and Aaron Thomas, a triathlon teammate of Sharpe’s, came in third at 16:56.

Claire Morgan (Victoria) won the women’s in 18:34, with Jessica Knowles 20:33, and Miranda Nyah 21:21 in second and third.

Nicholls is currently plotting the second running of the McNeill Bay Half Marathon for Sept. 9. Nicholls brought the 21km race through Oak Bay and Fairfield back last year after a multi-year hiatus.

This year’s McNeill Bay event is adding the Lightspeed 5km. Up for grabs are a Lightspeed M1 road bike and a Quintana Roo triathlon bike.

To register for the McNeill half marathon visit Events Online and for the Lightspeed 5km visit Race Online.

 

 

 

 

Just Posted

Plans to clear-cut old-growth near Port Renfrew causes an environmental outcry

Groups call logging a provincial government ‘blind spot’

Sentencing delayed for man who attacked VicPD dog

Uno later recovered from his injury and returned to work

Saanich councillor continues to call for permanent funding for Greater Victoria sexual assault centre

Coun. Ned Taylor says funding announced last week will help, but need for permanent support remains

Second cannabis dispensary earns Langford approval

The Original Farm Langford Ltd. plans to open in Belmont Market

Four Grizzlies players named for NHL draft

Newhook slated to be pick number 13 overall

4 victims killed in Penticton shooting spree remembered at vigil

John Brittain, 68, is charged with three counts of first-degree murder and one count of second-degree murder

POLL: How often does your family use BC Ferries?

Navigating the lineups for BC Ferries is a way of life for… Continue reading

Crime Stoppers most wanted for Greater Victoria for the week of April 16

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

Undercover cops don’t need warrant to email, text suspected child lurers: court

High court decision came Thursday in the case of Sean Patrick Mills of Newfoundland

Whitecaps fans stage walkout over club’s response to allegations against B.C. coach

Soccer coach has been suspended by Coastal FC since February

Three climbers presumed dead after avalanche in Banff National Park

One of the men is American and the other two are from Europe, according to officials

TSB makes two safety advisories in probe of B.C. train derailment that killed three

The CP Rail train went off the tracks near the B.C.-Alberta border in February

VIDEO: Trump tried to seize control of Mueller probe, report says

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report revealed to a waiting nation Thursday

Contaminated soil to stay at contentious Shawnigan Lake site?

Reaction: “The community would lose their minds if this plan proceeds.”

Most Read