Nathan Champness defended his Barley Mill Pub Bare Bones Duathlon title on May 16.
In 2014, Champness busted through the finish line ribbon in one hour, 25 minutes and 32 seconds. This year it took him 1:27:09 to complete the five kilometre run, 32-km cycle and another five-km run. He topped Penticton’s Justin Birks for the second straight year, as he came in at 1:28:54. In third was Kelowna’s Chris Young at 1:29:09.
The top female was Penticton’s Jen Annett, finishing eighth overall, at 1:35:33, while Vancouver’s Michelle Heneghan finished 10th overall at 1:43:35. Then next highest female at 18th overall was Kelowna’s Dannica Wade finished in 1:53:21.
The open distance had 63 participants.
Victoria’s Brennen Smith won the junior category, where athletes complete a 2.5-km run, 20-km cycle and 2.5-km run again. Smith completed the course in 46 minutes and 16 seconds. In second was West Vancouver’s Rowan Doherty clocking in at 46:47, while Delta’s Michael Milic rounded out the top three in 47:03. Penticton’s Riley Kascak finished in 58:57.
The sprint distance, same as the junior, was won by Kelowna’s Tracy Dayman in 1:07:16. In second was Peachland’s Kathy Keating in 1:09:44 and in third was Kelowna’s Diana Gravelle in 1:09:58.