Sports Briefs: Locals top North Shore Triathlon 

The annual North Shore Spring Triathlon took place on Victoria Day, May 21, with a solid turnout taking on a sprint distance event

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The race got underway with a 740-metre pool swim, followed by a 20km bike and 5km run.

In Female 30 to 34, part-time Whistler resident Liz Cullen was first overall out of almost 20 racers in 1:08:13.

In Male 35 to 39, Squamish's Andrew Clegg placed sixth overall out of 30 racers in 1:10:50.

In Male 40 to 44, Whistler's Frederic Jardot placed seventh out of 25 racers in 1:07:43.

In Female 65 to 69, Heather Sidsworth of Squamish was second in 1:41:24.

In Male 65 to 69, Whistler's Greg Sandkuhl was first in 1:11:21 — a time that would have placed him fifth in the 45 to 49 age group against athletes 20 years younger.

The Whistler Tri Club is hosting a beginner distance this weekend based out of Meadow Park.

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WOVA registration May 29

If you missed the early registration period for the Whistler Outdoor Volleyball Association, the official registration day is Tuesday, May 29 at Dubh Linn Gate, starting at 6 p.m. All teams and players, including those who have already registered, are required to attend to receive their shirts, team volleyball, team photo and to sign waivers.

Teams arriving will need to get a number for what division they want to play in. The Monday and Thursday divisions are already full, so teams looking to play co-ed recreational four-on-four or intermediate three-on-three should be prepared to play another night, Friday or Sunday. The competitive two-on-two division is also filling up.

By picking up a number, teams will know at the start of the evening if they're going to be able to play this year. If a division fills up they should be prepared to play in a different division or make plans to split up and have players join other teams. Due to the limited number of courts there is a limited number of teams for each division.

To connect with other teams and players, league coordinator Scott Rogers is asking players looking for teams and teams looking for players to join the Whistler Outdoor Volleyball Association's Facebook page and post their information on the wall. You can also attend the registration event on May 29.

The league gets underway starting June 10 and wraps up on Aug. 19. For more, visit

Longboard biathlon looking for pushers

The Whistler Longboard Festival has officially opened registration for their downhill races at the Whistler Sliding Centre, which run from July 13 to 15, opening to the public on July 15 for the finals. Visit if you think you have what it takes.

As well, registration is now underway for a few other fun competitions aimed at beginner and intermediate-level longboarders. Whistler Olympic Park will host the Whistler Longboard Festival Skate X Shoot, a one-day event on July 12. In the morning there will be a 20km endurance race around paved Olympic trails, and in the afternoon there will be a longboard biathlon event open to all skills and ages from 10 and up. A 30-minute orientation is mandatory to take part in the biathlon — possibly the first event of its kind in the world — as athletes will be using .22 calibre rifles at the firing range.


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