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July Round Up

Aug 01 2017

by Mike Neill

July is always one of the busiest months of the year at Human Powered Racing and 2017 was no different. The month starts off with the annual trip over to Port Angeles, Washington on Canada Day for the Hurricane Ridge Climb and then it is nothing but training and racing; The XTERRA Trail Run, XTERRA Victoria, The Peach Classic, Challenge Half, Challenge Standard, Challenge Aqua Bike, Ironman Canada, Whistler 70.3, MEC Victoria Sprint Triathlon and the Edmonton WTS Series were all taking place in the month of July. This was just the racing. This is also one of the biggest months of training for those preparing for the ITU World Triathlon Festival in Penticton at the end of August. Every weekend had Human Powered Racing athletes off somewhere racing to a finish line. Notable performances included Fawn Whiting’s 5th place finish in the women’s pro field at Ironman Canada. Mike Neill with the overall victory at the Challenge Standard race in Penticton. Kara Hobby, Nancy Carleton, Rob Dibden and Colette Hopkins also had wins in their age groups with both Nancy and Colette finishing 3rd overall in their respective races.

XTERRA Victoria Trail Run

Rob Dibden, Richard Boxhall, Brian Strilesky

XTERRA Victoria

Mark Hopkins

Peach Classic

David Carleton, Nancy Carleton

Challenge Standard

Mike Neill, Heather Whittall

Challenge Aqua Bike

Shane Russell

Challenge Half

Barb Rober

MEC Sprint Triathlon

Colette Hopkins

Colette Hopkins on podium in 3rd place at 2017 MEC Sprint Triathlon

Whistler 70.3

Sandy Wilson, Debbie Jackson, Richard Boxhall, Mark Hopkins, Diana Thaxter,

Diana Thaxter on the podium in 3rd place at Whistler Ironman 70.3

Ironman Canada

Fawn Whiting, Thom Brennan, Jay Watson

Fawn Running at Ironman Canada 2017

Fawn Whiting on her way to a 5th place finish in the women’s Pro Race at Ironman Canada.

Edmonton Triathlon

Kara Hobby