JUNE 26, 2016
Westwood Lake Triathlon
Half Iron, Olympic and Sprint
The Westwood Lake Triathlon will offer athletes the choice of three distances; a Sprint course, Olympic course and Half Iron distance.
Looking for a challenging Half Iron next summer? Training for Ironman Canada and want to test yourself?
The addition of the Westwood Lake Triathlon to the 2016 race calendar will give athletes hungry for more race options an alternative north of the Cowichan Valley for an open water triathlon that is locally owned and produced and keeps the island feel, while still delivering the full experience that our athletes are used to receiving.
We feel the date and course is a perfect test for those planning to race IMC in Whistler at the end of July.
Westwood Lake is 62 hectares in size and isn't a very deep lake so depending on Spring temperatures you will often see athletes training there starting in May. It is located just 4 km from downtown Nanaimo.
The swim start and finish will be from the beach and be a loop swim. Expected water temperature on race day between 18-20 degrees.
The Bike Course for all three races has the same initial 10 km section with the Sprint being an out and back course.
The Olympic bike course is one loop course with some challenging short climbs and fast downhill sections.
The Half Iron bike course is most of the Olympic course route with the addition of a section that includes the climb up Meadows Drive.
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Westwood Lake trail is well maintained and used for many of the local running races throughout the year. The lake loop is around 6 km. We're currently working on finalizing the run course for the race.