Congratulations athletes on your personal achievements!
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Athletes in Kind
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O = Over Cut Off
2007 UMC Recap
Monday, September 03, 2007
The 2007 Ultraman Canada event came to a dramatic conclusion today at Memorial Park in Summerland. Scott Beasley of Cicero, IN ran a 8:21:12 double marathon to take the men’s overall title. Beasley’s 3 day total time of 25:35:15 edged out Calgary’s Curtis Flock by a mere 19 seconds for the closest finish ever in Ultraman Canada history. Flock finished the 3 day event with a total time of 25:35:34 which was a personal best at this event.
Not to be outdone, the total time separating third place Cory Foulk of Kailua-Kona, HI and fourth place Darwin Holt of Edmonton, AB was only 4 seconds. Foulk had his fastest Ultraman time ever with a time of 28:59:17 to Holt’s 28:59:21.
For the largest women’s field in Ultraman Canada history, the competition was also tough. Toni Barstis of Niles, MI retained her first place ranking by running a 9:40:57 and captured the Women’s Championship with a total time of 29:34:55 just 3 minutes shy of Tracy Preston’s course record of 29:31:44 set in 1999. Preston of Burnaby, BC finished second with a run time of 9:47:09 and a 3 day total of 30:34:57. Rounding out the three female finishers was Connie Hearty of Inverhuron, ON with a 11:33:20 run and a total time of 34:07:51.
Team Pulse took the first ever Relay Division title with Penny Youngash posting a run time of 10:23:55 giving her team a three day total of 28:08:31. Heather Flaherty of Team Athletes in Kind had the fastest run for the relay teams with a 9:20:43 making an overall time for her team of 29:47:21. Flaherty’s run time was not quite enough for her team to overtake Team Wincanton who held onto second place with Richard Robinson’s 10:25:44 run for an overall time of 29:21:10.
With all 3 relay teams and 14 of 15 individuals making the 12 hour cutoffs on each day, the race concluded with athletes, crews, organizers and volunteers sharing stories, experiences and camaraderie as the sun set on another beautiful event.
Sunday, September 02, 2007
Day 2 of the 2007 Ultraman Canada started Sunday morning at the Skaha Marina. The 15 individual athletes and 3 relay team members had near perfect conditions for the 273.4km bike ride that took them via Osoyoos, Okanagan Falls, Keremeos, the Similkameen Valley finishing at the Princeton Arena. Moderate temperatures, mild winds and great crew support allowed all athletes to finish within the 12 hour cutoff.
Curtis Flock dominated today’s course finishing in a time of 8:37:21 to retain his first place overall standing. He goes into tomorrow’s 84km run with a 58:36 lead over Scott Beasley of Cicero, IN. On the women’s side, Toni Barstis of Niles, MI rode a 10:35:49 to take a 20 minute lead over yesterday’s first place female finisher, Susan Taylor from Surrey, BC.
The relay division featured Team Pulse’s Ginny Sellars from Vernon, BC taking today’s top spot with a time of 10:20:56. Jennifer Dawkins from Team Athletes in Kind rode to the second spot in 10:31:32. Simon Smith of Team Wincanton was third posting a 10:38:04. The overall Relay standings remained the same at day’s end.
Saturday, September 01, 2007
With calm waters and blue skies, the 15 individual and 3 relay team participants embarked on a 10k (6.2mi) swim in Skaha Lake to start the 2007 Ultraman Canada event. The excellent conditions helped Team Pulse member, Sabrina Taylor of Surrey, B.C. to be the first swimmer to exit the water with a time of 2:45:22. Sabrina’s mother, Susan Taylor set a new swim course record for the women’s division by completing the swim in 3:12:11. The first male participant to emerge was Scott Beasley from Cicero, IN with a 3:02:04.
The athletes then ventured out onto the Day 1 bike course for a 145.3k (90mi) ride complete with deer and bears. Team Pulse’s Ginny Sellars was the first to cross the finish line in Okanagan Falls by riding a time of 4:38:18. Next across the line was Curtis Flock of Calgary, who set a new Day 1 bike course record for the men with a time of 4:25:08. Susan Taylor held the women’s lead by topping her magnificent swim with a strong bike time of 5:55:39. All 18 participants finished in under 11 hours, giving themselves plenty of breathing room from the 12 hour cut-off.