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2017 Point Grey Triathlon Cancellation

It is with great disappointment that we are announcing the cancellation of the 2017 Point Grey Triathlon scheduled for June 17. The UBC Recreation program has been a proud part of the BC triathlon community for over 30 years, making this decision extremely difficult and one made with great care and consideration. Our primary focus has and continues to be the experience and safety of our participants and unfortunately, due to ongoing development on campus and it’s impacts on event infrastructure and race experience, we are unable to offer the event this year. It is our intention that the Point Grey Triathlon will return to the UBC campus in the summer of 2018.

For those wishing to look to other race opportunities across the lower mainland we would encourage you to visit the TriBC website events listing.

We want to thank you for your support and understanding. Have a great summer and we hope to see you at our 2018 Triathlon events.

Captain’s Email’s have been sent

Hello everyone.

The UBC Adult Summer Soccer League registration has closed and captain’s have been emailed their introductory information.  Team schedules can be found at the left of this page under “Summer Teams”.  Just click your division, and then your team name to check your schedule, results, and roster information. If your captain has not received the introductory email, please make sure they follow up with im.soccer@ubc.ca

Games start Wednesday, May 24th for most teams, but some teams will have a bye-week or a double header (depending on your division) during the season due to an uneven schedule that we have initially.

If you have any questions about the league, please contact im.soccer@ubc.ca

Early Bird closing fast! Grab your place now on Vancouver’s best 2017 spring triathlon

Get the Early Bird price before close on Mon May 15th! Come and have some fun at an official TriBC sanctioned event, race in a Sprint, Short, Duathlon or Relay – or how about joining in the Kids ‘Splash Pedal and Dash’ fun race for 6 -12 year olds?

Follow the ‘Registration and Refund’ button on the webpage here for more details. Grab your place now and save $$$!

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Taylor is a UBC Student in the Sauder School of Business.

 

Why did you choose to compete in a Triathlon?

I have always wanted to do a triathlon but I was intimidated by the long distances of traditional races. UBC’s Short distance triathlon was the perfect race for me to try out my first race. I had never biked or swam competitively so I made a gradual training schedule and kept to it.

What is a Short Triathlon?

A Short Triathlon is a 400m swim, an 11km bike, and a 5km run.

What’s next for you?

I loved it so much that I’m taking it one step further and signing up for the sprint distance for this year’s Point Grey Triathlon.

A Different Way to Spend your Saturday: Try the Tri!

Summer is just around the corner in Vancouver, and for many that means finding any excuse to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. That could mean a bike ride around Stanley Park or a hike up the Grouse Grind, but why not try something a bit different?

Try the Tri.

UBC Point Grey Triathlon - Try the Tri

Yes, the idea of a Triathlon can sound intimidating, but hear me out. Many triathlons offer a variety race lengths that, with a little bit of planning and training, are totally achievable. Now close your eyes and imagine yourself crossing that finish line… how incredible that feels  to have accomplished such a feat? Not to mention when you’re back at work the following week and everyone’s chatting about their weekends and you get to say “oh I just conquered a triathlon”….. no big deal. Specifically, we’re talking about the week of June 18th, after you complete the UBC Point Grey Triathlon.

The facts: Short Triathlon

The Short Triathlon distance includes a 400m swim, 11km bike, and 5km run. But are you wondering what that actually means? Let’s break that down a bit.

  • The Swim – 400m is 4 laps in the 50m competitive pool. Many triathlon’s take place in the ocean, but here you’ll be sheltered in the state-of-the-art UBC Aquatic Centre.
  • The Bike – 11km is the same distance you’d bike if you started from Canada Place and biked around Stanley Park to English Bay.
  • The Run – 5km, also very achievable, is approximately what it takes to run from Science World to Kitsilano beach if you follow the seawall through olympic village and past Granville Island.

Train together, Tri together.

Two friends crossing the finish line at the UBC Point Grey Triathlon

Numerous studies show that it is easier to stay on track with a training schedule (and have more fun doing it) when training with friends. Did you know that you can request to race with your training partner? Register separately online, and then follow up with an email to ubc.triathlon@ubc.ca with the first & last names of both you and your friend and we’ll ensure that you’re in the same heat! Friends who Tri together, stay together – am I right or am I right?

Divide and Conquer.

Two friends doing the Point Grey Triathlon Relay

So maybe you’re not quite ready to take on all three aspects of the Tri quite yet. So grab 1 or 2 friends, split out the legs and do it in a relay! The Relay distance includes a 700m swim, a 20km bike, and a 5km run. You can split it amongst 2 or 3 people and just divide out the legs of the race amongst yourselves. What better way to bond with your squad than to work together and cross that finish line as a team? You’ll be the #SquadGoals envy of the neighbourhood.