Then the marathon was 13.1 miles out & back. They will then pass through town and encounter some rollers as they head south on highway 99 towards the Callaghan Valley Rd. Ironman Canada remained in Penticton until 2012, at which time the race became Challenge Penticton. Richter Pass was a really tough climb. Here is my take; Being that we were at a skiing destination where people were still skiing we did not venture into Lake Alta at this time. -- By Raymond Britt I've finished Ironman Canada three times, and got to know the bike course quite well. The elevation profile is both interesting and daunting. The 89 Km scenic bike course takes you through the beautiful lower Okanagan Valley, past many of the wineries in the “Wine Capital of Canada”. Uphill routes | With now less than four months to go, Penticton in Canada is gearing up to be a key triathlon destination this summer as the host of the inaugural ITU Multisport World Championship Festival.Course maps for all six World Championship races have now been released, and athletes still have a chance to register to participate on 18-27 August 2017. See above. Most people get on their bikes to ride here in the months of May and July. The return to Penticton is complete. IRONMAN Canada Training Camp July 23-28, 2020 (new date) TCR’s Penticton Ironman Canada Training Camp is especially designed to prepare you for Canada’s premiere Ironman event. The stunning City of Penticton first hosted a full-distance IRONMAN triathlon from 1983 to 2012, and will now again host the event with its return on August 30, 2020. Quick rides | The 2020 Ironman Canada course will keep some of it’s most iconic features, beginning with the 3.8K swim in Okanagan Lake. The other thing you that you have to remember about this bike course is that what goes down, must go up! The 30 km or so up to Whistler is that same fun descent you had on the way out. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience. This finish reminded me much more of the Lake Placid course in that respect (for those that have raced Placid you know well what I am talking about). The swim course is a small rectangular course within the city swim buoys instead of straight out and back starting from the Ironman Beach and returning to it. Although it wasn’t the two times we rode this section, wind could definitely be a factor. The two loop course will be more in line with a number of the other Ironman races in North America and will be a departure from the one big loop in Penticton. This is where things might get a little dicey as there will be a lot of congestion at this point of the course and riders will want to be very careful that they are in control of their bikes with the high speeds that they are sure to hit. Where in Penticton you finished with a nice long downhill from Yellow Lake and then a flat drag into T2, here you must climb up to T2. Those that have not metered their effort properly or managed their nutrition, hydration, heart rate, power, could find this final section quite miserable. Recently I had a chance to take a few Human Powered Racing athletes up to Whistler to preview the new Ironman Canada course. The bonus of the two loop course is that you get to feed off the energy of the crowd when you come back to where you started after 1.9km. The good news; if there is wind it will be at your back in one direction. The new Ironman 70.3 Canada bike course will bring athletes to the 2010 Winter Olympic ski jumping area (same as last year) and farther down south with views of Black Tusk. 1. Riders will immediately encounter a bit of a climb as they exit T1. Make sure to take a look up to take in the mountain air and scenery. A voice in the community. This section is flat, fast and beautiful. Penticton Ironmap and Spectator Guide is a full-colour double-sided guide and topographic map of the Ironman Canada triathlon course that is an invaluable aid with tips for spectators and competitors alike. Time is running out to secure your spot! I am still disappointed that they moved it from Penticton and I am really going to miss being in the Okanagan at the end of this August, but I think that this new race is going to be a great event. The climbing isn’t super steep, but it is pretty relentless. The Ratings can be used to compare times from different courses. It could be easy to daydream along this section because it is so flat. P - L - Green Mountain - See Ya Later - OK Falls - Skaha East, P - M - KVR - Kaleden - OK Falls - Skaha East. It was a great course. The Legend Returns - There’s a reason why this course drew amazing crowds of athletes for 30 years and back again. 1 hour cut-off time. For further inormation go to ironman.ca. Like Penticton, Whistler has a long out and back section where you will get to see many of the other 3000 racers heading either to or from the turnaround. Below are verbatim notes from my second race on the Ironman Canada bike course. Cycling routes and bike maps in and around. This section will be fun and you will watch your average speed climb. Being that a good portion of the course is in wooded trails and it will be getting dark fairly early in late August it could be very dark out there as the sun goes down. All in all, Ironman picked a fantastic venue for the NEW Ironman Canada. Most people get on their bikes to ride here in the months of May and July. "Ultraman" is a branding for events affiliated with the Hawaii original. This involves more climbing. The Wall to White Lake To Green Mtn Rd Approx - 100km View Course Here. The map includes maps of the swim course, cycle course and run course. Your email address will not be published. What are the course cut-off times? I did it back in 1986. Everyone who finishes this one will definitely earn their Ironman stripes. Find the right bike route for you through Penticton, where we've got 128 cycle routes to explore. Challenge Penticton Bike Course Course - 180km View the Challenge Penticton Bike Course PDF-Challenge Penticton.pdf The Half Iron finishes with a two loop 21 Km run through quiet residential and along the banks of the Okanagan River. The PACA 100 Approx - 103km Event Details View Course Here. You actually get a pretty good descent down “Power Line Hill” until you hit the right hand turn into the Valley. Related: Proposal for Ironman return to Penticton. The run course in Whistler is a very nice mix of trails and pavement mostly on hard packed cross country ski trails and/or paved pedestrian bike trails. Swim: There a few places I’d less rather be than the shore of Alta Lake at 5.30am. Strava details of the challenge penticton bike here - first 26km of ITU course is essentially flat. will all be important. Mike was named Triathlon Canada’s Elite Long Distance Athlete of the year in 2006. The fact of the matter is that its all legs and its all related, so on a course like IMC, your patience on the bike will be rewarded on the run. This might not last that long. Section 5 – The out and back! Advocacy for trails and bike lanes. Part of Penticton’s appeal as a race destination is the courses, which offers truly unique race experiences. This is the biggest difference between Penticton and Whistler. You basically descend for 30km. Coming Soon! A single loop swim. Long tours | Every triathlete who attends; from first-timers, to Kona hopefuls – there will be a place for you at this TCR Triathlon Training Camp. The two loop course will be more in line with a number of the other Ironman races in North America and will be a departure from the one big loop in Penticton. 1.5km Standard & Aqua Bike – 750m Sprint. Her total pace for the r… If there was one thing I couldn’t quite figure out, it was how they will shuttle the masses to the small park that is going to make up T1. The Penticton and Area Cycling Association (PACA) was formed in 2008 with a goal of providing the south-central Okanagan a voice for cyclists. The iconic course, stunning landscapes, and the welcoming host community of Penticton, British Columbia are all back as this legendary race makes its triumphant return home. Find the right bike route for you through Penticton, where we've got 128 cycle routes to explore. Her time raised some suspicion and put her on the radar among competitors and teammates both because of the missing tracking and because of her run time. Section 4 – From Whistler to Pemberton can only be described one way; FAST! There is something for everyone; the climbers, the fearless descenders and the powerhouse flat riders. For example, an 8:37 in Barcelona (course rating of 23 minutes) is a similar performance to a 9:28 in Wales (course rating of -28 minutes). Top rated routes. The swim, bike and run routes all use different colours to show their courses and are easy to follow. ULTRA520K Canada Championships is a 3-day, 520 kilometre (320 mile) individual ultra-endurance event - swim 10 km ~ bike 425.6 km ~ run 84.4 km! The Cross Triathlon bike course will take place in the highly acclaimed 3 Blind Mice Trail system, an impeccably kept trail section on Crown Land in Penticton. Amanda finished the swim and the bike without issue. The classic IMC bike course has remained. Section 6 – When you get back to the turn in Pemberton you might actually be happy to get out of the aero position. The Epic Ride •July 19, 2008 • Leave a Comment. Stunning Views - From swimming in crystal clear Lake Okanagan, cycling through the beautiful wineries within the mountain range and running along Lakeshore Drive that parallels the lake. turn off. Granted there is one or two little climbs (one is quite steep) along the way, it is more or less stair stepping DOWN with some extremely fast straight away sections where you want to pop out onto the road if you are there training as the shoulder is pretty cut up. IRONMAN, a Wanda Sports Group company, announced Tuesday that the city of Penticton, British Columbia will once again play host to the Subaru IRONMAN ® Canada triathlon. Ironman staff was in town yesturday to present the negotiated contract to the city with details of what will happen. Ironman Canada 2010. The finish looks like it will be fantastic as athletes will get to do a small loop through the village and finish right beside the Olympic Park where the Olympic festivities took place each evening in 2010. Swim: The swim course will close 2 hours and 20 minutes after the last athlete enters the water.Each athlete will get the full 2 hours and 20 minutes to complete the 2.4 mile swim regardless of what time they enter the water. Group rides and events. Where can I find the race course maps? Section 2 – You climb pretty non stop until you hit the first turnaround up near the Olympic Ski Jump/ Cross Country Park. Athletes lined up in Rotary Park to be the first to register for Ironman's 2020 Penticton return This year we offer a staggered swim start time. Just remember, this is waiting for you on your way back and you will get to watch your average speed plummet. The bike will keep its famous single 180K … All but approximately 12km of single track has been released. There are no major climbs or descents, but some of the climbs and descents on the early trail part of the course will definitely seem steeper and more painful after a 2.4 mile swim and a 112 mile ride. The two loop course will mean that once again athletes will get to feed off the energy of family, friends and spectators half way through their run. Mike has been the Head Coach of Human Powered Racing Canada since it’s launch in 2006. Access to grants for new trails and trail maintenance. In order to post comments, please make sure JavaScript and Cookies are enabled, and reload the page. 2. Required fields are marked *. Downhill routes | But again, here you will get the energy of the crowd and that will spur you on and get you back into your groove as you approach the next section; “the descent”. I predict that there will be some fast times. Enjoy the spectacular Okanagan scenery, pristine lakes, and meet like-minded triathletes sharing event goals – whether it is to finish the race strong or qualify for World Championships in Kona Hawaii! Stay tuned to find out where you’ll swim, bike and run in Penticton next year. On the same course as Ironman Canada, but only one loop, 70.3 Canada features over 1,200m of climbing. After the first split registered at 16:06 minutes per mile, she ran the remainder of the race at a 10:18 minute/mile pace. There were about 250 entries. Course maps for 2021 IRONMAN Canada will be released on Friday! Click here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your browser. Annett was among six or seven other triathlon athletes who chose to do the whole Ironman on Sunday, including the 3.8-kilometre swim in Okanagan Lake followed by 180 km bike ride and 42 km run. What comes up must come down though, so when you make the first turn you get to scream back down to highway 99. The Ratings are based on a 9-hour Ironman (consisting of a 55 minute swim, a 4:50 bike and a 3:10 run plus five minutes for T1 and T2). So it s a done deal. You can find maps, descriptions and pro-tips on the Ironman website too. The 2020 Ironman Canada Ultimate Camp in Penticton BC offers an incredible triathlon experience. Posted in 1. I have broken it down into 6 sections. IRONMAN Canada has released the new course map for this year’s IRONMAN Canada race in Whistler happening on July 26, 2015.Canada’s top mountain resort won the rights to IRONMAN Canada in last year after Penticton decided not to renew its contract with IRONMAN … Course -General. Currently you have JavaScript disabled. Training Photographs. My 2 cents on Ironman Canada in Penticton. I ran the course once and only managed to get lost a couple of times, but it should be much more straight forward on race day. Flat routes | Ironman Canada is back home and athletes have universally stamped their approval, selling out the race within 24 hours of general opening. Race Course: Even if you’re not considering racing, it’s worth dwelling on just how intense the Ironman Canada course is. It will be a looped course. The city voted on the go ahead to finalize the negotiation. You have a good bit of climbing to get you back up to Whistler. Penticton, British Columbia is known as one of the world’s premier triathlon host communities, and a bucket list destination for IRONMAN athletes all over the world. Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window), Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window). Once you make it to Pemberton it is time for the aero machines to get used to their full advantage. Once you make this turn I can only describe it as “up”. Then a bike race to & back Osoyoos. McMahon explained that he expects Sunday's course to be difficult, but it is a challenge he relishes. One other note is that it could be very hot down in Pemberton from what I have been told. 2021 IRONMAN California has fewer … The Cross Triathlon course has revealed the swim, run and start/end of the bike course. Section 1 – Transition through town to the Callaghan turn Off. Ultraman is a three-day, 515 km (320 mile) multisport race modelled on the one held annually on the Big Island of Hawaii which is now called the Ultraman World Championship. Eager athletes line up for Okanagan 2020 Ironman. The course will be managed by Penticton Search & Rescue. But, the water looked wet and the scenery around the lake is amazing. Staying focused on your position, cadence, power etc. Led by LifeSport Executive Coach, Dan Smith. This is what I would consider section 2 –. Hilly routes | The traditional single-loop swim and bike courses, along with the out-and-back run serves up a variety of sights and challenges. Race Course Maps: Swim, Bike, Run. Each of them is pretty unique and requires different skills as a rider. Mike Neill is a former professional Triathlete with 26 Ironman finishes over a 15 year career, including 11 Ironman World Championships where he was the top placing Canadian for 4 straight years from 2006 – 2009. We depart for Penticton on August 21st for the date with destiny. Echo comments above - first climb maclean road feels like the road surface was dropped onto the ground from a … Almost. Meanwhile, Matt Russell of Sarasota, Fla.—who won the final Ironman Canada in Penticton in 2012 and has a pair of half-distance 70.3 titles to his name—reiterated how important a strong time on the bike is to a victory. Updates will be posted daily from Penticton. The bonus of the two loop course is that you get to feed off the energy of the crowd when you come back to where you started after 1.9km. Your email address will not be published. Since coming back to Victoria a number of people have asked me about the new course and how it compares to Penticton. Section 3 – Once you are back at the highway you take a left and head back to Whistler. My goal was to break 12 hrs. I am sure that there is a plan in place, but as a spectator it might be difficult. Edit: For a more in depth look at the Ironman Canada and Challenge Penticton Bike Courses check out this post. Her chip did not register again. She was picked up out of the bike transition and registered a time of 36:52 at the 2.3-mile run split (16:06 per mile split). Penticton Ironmap is very detailed and shows the entire course including a magnified version of the downtown. 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