The Triathlon season kicked off this past weekend with the annual North Shore Spring Triathlon, with adults swimming 740 metres in the pool, cycling 20 km and running 5 km.
The top Whistler athlete was Greg Sandkuhl, who placed 22 nd overall and first in the men's 65 to 69 age category with a total time of one hour, five minutes and 46 seconds. His best event was the swim where he was 13 th out of the water.
Christine Suter also had a solid day, placing 32 nd overall, seventh among women and third in the women's 40 to 44 age category with a time of 1:07:59. She was also strongest in the swim, completing her laps 27 th overall in 11:35.
Liz Cullen placed fifth in female 25 to 29, boosted by a strong showing on her bike. She finished in 1:14:18, with a two-minute penalty for an infraction on the bike - always controversial for athletes. Without the penalty she could have placed in the top-three.
Karen Blaylock won the women's 50 to 54 category in 1:16:11 with consistent times in all three sports.
Jennifer Leigh was 12 th in female 40 to 44 with a strong bike leg, completing the course in 1:22:40.
Darlene Knapton was 14 th in female 45 to 49 in 1:38:37.
The top Squamish racer was Heather Sidsworth, who placed second in female 60 to 64 in 1:36:13. Andrew Baird of Garibaldi Highlands was seventh in male 20 to 24 in 1:12:40.