3x XTERRA World Champion Melanie McQuaid from Vancouver Island won the XTERRA National Championships in Whistler last weekend and in her latest blog post recounts the event.
Dear Canadian Triathletes: After a decade’s hiatus, the most challenging, spectacular and exhilarating triathlon event is back to rock your world and better than ever!
It has been a full 10 years since my first XTERRA race- which happened to be in wild and wonderful Whistler, BC. My inauspicious beginning was a sixth place after catapulting backwards on the run but my love of the sport was confirmed for life. This year I earned another National XTERRA title with the win at the La Terra XTERRA Canadian National Championships at Nita Lake Lodge in Whistler. With the fastest bike and run splits I took the win with Christine Jeffrey in second, Danelle Kabush in third, Joanna Harrington fourth and Tanis Tomlin rounding the podium in fifth. There now is no contest as to what my favorite course is in the world.. although Whistler is now tied with Italy and Maui as my favorite venues the course at Creekside is definitely the best course I have ever had the pleasure of experiencing.
Continue reading this report on Melanie’s website…