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June 12, 2000
Swim Start IMC 1997 (Photo by Mark Oleksyn)

1994

March 5 University of BC Triathlon: S800m(15:21) B23km(45:20) R7km(29:01) = 1:29:42 7th out of 19 Age Group. My first triathlon since August 2, 1992! Time flys when your looking forward to having fun.
May 1 Comox Valley Triathlon: S750m (14:29) B20km (33:19) R5km (22:37) = 1:13:03 4th in my age group. Yes, beer can slow you down!
May 8 Malaspina College Sprint Triathlon: S750m (13:21) B20km (33:41) R5km (17:45) = 1:04:57 Second in my age division (36-40).Nanaimo, BC
May 24-25 Island Farms Vancouver Island Road Relay. Year two for me and a slightly different team.
June 5 Panorama Classic Triathlon: S500m (9:23), B30km (55:00) R8km (32:00)=1:36:23 Second in 35-39 Age Division.
July 1 8-40-8 Duathlon in Langley, BC R8km (31:58) B40km (1:12:39) R8km (32:11)=2:16:48 Third masters finisher/Seventeenth overall.
July 21 Tiger Triathlon: S1500m B40km R10km Colville, Washington.

October 9 Royal Victoria Marathon (3:18:00) 7:33 pace for 26.2 miles.
October 28 Creepy Crawl 5km Run (18:37)
October 30 Shawnigan Lake half-marathon (1:25:21 = pr for this course)
Greg Welsh wins the Ironman World Championship and in doing so becomes the first non-American male to win the big one!

Comox Valley Triathlon 1994
End of 1994 Season

Training had intensified in 1994 and by the end of that year I felt very fit. My running was the best I've ever run, my cycling was very good and my swimming was at least at par.

1995

January 22 Mill Bay 10km (37:23=pr)
February 5 Harriers 8km (29:24=pr)
February 15 Cedar 15km (57:15=pr for course)
March 5 Comox Valley half-marathon (1:21:54=pr)
March 11 University of BC Duathlon: R4km (15:00) B23km (37:32) R4km (16:36) = 1:09:08 1st place in Masters Category 13th overall.

Caught a bad cold and couldn't race until April 30, but I lost some speed. It's hard to maintain top fitness and race your best for a long period of time.
April 30 Paper Chase 10km (38:59) Still recovering from a cold.

Finished the Island Series 5th 40-44 Age Group, hard work paid off.

May 20 & 21 Island Farms Vancouver Island Relay!

Flying 'Y' Masters Relay Team 1995

June 4 Panorama Classic Triathlon: Decided to do a team effort with Tim Benetti. He swam and ran, I did the bike portion. Smething different and I didn't have to swim (not my favorite).
June 11 Triathlon for Healing: Another team effort, Ron Green Swim 800m, I did the bike 22km and Shelly Sarakanas Ran 5km. We got third place in the mixed division.
July 9 The Island Man half-ironman (Team Relay) Elaine Sutherland swam 1.9km, I rode 90.1km and Stephanie Wood Ran 21km trail run. We came 5th out of 30 in the team category.

October 27 Creepy Crawl 5km (18:13) Victoria, BC
December 15 X-mas Rush 5km (17:53) Victoria, BC

End of 1995 Season

1996 Season

January 7 Harriers 8km Run 32:03
March 9 UBC Duathlon Run 4km Bike 23km Run 4km = 1:14:05 3/7 A/G
October 13 Royal Victoria Marathon 26.2 miles 3:48:20 (8:43 pace)
October 27 Shawnigan Lake half-marathon 13.1 miles 1:38:42 (7:32 pace)

Slowest year since I started training in 1988. Burnout and changing jobs had alot to do with the slow season.


1997 Season

January 12 Harriers 8km Run 32:39 My 8th Pioneer/Harriers 8km. Always a good indication on speed.
February 9 Cedar 15km Run 1:02:39 My 7th Cedar 15km.
February 23 Dallas Road 10km 40:22 Finally felt good in this race series.
March 12 UBC Duathlon Run 4km Bike 23km Run 4km = 1:13:44 4/9 A/G
March 23 UVic 5km Run 19:38 Ouch, I hate these short, fast runs.
May 11 Bazan Bay 8km 31:56 A hot day, should have drank much more water. Ended up 9th in the Mens 40-44 A/G for the Series.
May 25 BC Duathlon Championship, Sannichton, BC Run 5km Bike 30km Run 5km = 1:45:50. A very hilly bike, but happy with my run splits. This race determined slots for the BC duathlon team so the competition was tough! I was really just participating to get back into shape.
June 1 Panorama Classic Triathlon Swim 500m (10:02), Bike 30km (57:36), Run 8km (32:09) = 1:39:47. 4/13 A/G. Seventh time I've done this race.
June 8 Triathlon for Healing Swim 800m (16:50), Bike 20km (40:23), Run 5km (20:51) = 1:18:04 6/17 A/G. Won the big draw prize - a mountain bike!
June 15 Qualicum Beach Triathlon Swim 400m (7:32), Bike 18km (32:56), Run 5km (20:59) = 1:01:27 1/8 A/G, 4th overall individual.
August 24 Ironman Canada Triathlon, Penticton, BC 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run/walk = 14:25:06 The wettest IMC on record. Someday I'll race this under 12 hours.

Note: In June of this year I began working weekends and odd days throughout the week which really screwed up my training and especially my racing. I stopped working weekends November 1998.

End of 1997 Season

1998 Season

March 21 UBC Duathlon Run 4km (16:19), Bike 23km (41:16), Run 4km (18:30) = 1:16:05 3/10 A/G.
October 11 Royal Victoria Marathon 26.2 miles 3:48:15

Now this was a slow year!

1999 Season

October 10 Royal Victoria Marathon, 26.2 miles 3:58:16
October 31 Shawnigan Lake half-marathon, 13.1 miles 1:44:37

A knee injury in January 1999 kept me from running for nine months.

2000 Season


June 11 Triathlon for Healing (Team): Two Thorns and a Rose
Jennifer, swim 800m (12:58); Glen, bike 20K (41:27); Gregg, run 5K (21:58) total= 1:16:23 good for 35th overall and 5 out of 16 mixed team.
It's good to be back.

This summer plan to participate and train for a few triathlons and the Royal Victoria marathon.

Selected as Best of the Pod May 1999. My thanks to the Tripod Team!
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