REC REPORT: Good things always come in threes

A triathlon is a multi-sport event involving the completion of three continuous and sequential endurance events.

The most common triathlon involves a swim, bike and run over various distances.

Triathletes complete each segment and the time gets added together to give an overall finish time.

The nature of the sport focuses primarily on persistent and often periodized training in each of the three disciplines, as well as combination workouts and general strength conditioning.

On Friday, May 13, you can “tri-it-in-a-day” at the Grand Forks Recreation Centre.

There are three distances that you can choose. Bronze level is a 200-metre swim, 10-kilometre bike ride and a one-kilometre run. Silver level is a 750-metre swim, 20-kilometre bike ride and 10-kilometre run. The gold is a one-kilometre swim, 40-kilometre bike ride and 10-kilometre run.

You will have the entire day to complete the disciplines and get your certificate stamped to enter into a draw. This is a great prep for the Pharamsave Christina Lake Triathlon that will take place on Sunday, June 26 at the Christina Lake public beach. It is all for the fun of it and to promote fitness in our community.

***

Ladies, get your mountain bikes dusted off and tuned up for another great season on the local trails.

We meet at the arena parking lot every Tuesday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. for a ride that lasts a couple of hours on our local trails. We start out with some conditioning rides to get the legs and lungs back into gear. We will then start hitting the mountain bike single track trails later in the month.  Our only requirement is that you do have basic riding skills and a good working bike.

***

The Boundary area is a great place to spend your summers with all the lakes and rivers available to us.

Boating and swimming are two very popular attractions for Grand Forks and Christina Lake. When operating a motorized boat, it is the law that you must carry a certification.

Instructor Mike Fairweather, with Canadian Power and Sail Squadron, will be offering a boat pro course in Grand Forks on Saturday, June 11 from 9 to 5 p.m. in the arena viewing room. Pre-registration is required by June 3.

***

Stroller Fitness is a great way to get your weekly exercise program in without the cost of daycare. Instructor Lupita Laird offers an outdoor fitness class on Thursday mornings at the City Park. She will use the area as her outdoor gym providing you with a full body workout incorporating the children into the exercises.

This free program is sponsored by Success by 6 and Grand Forks Recreation.

Pick up a May flyer for details on upcoming spring events and summer programs, or view the recreation brochure on the web at www.rdkb.com .

You can also reach the Grand Forks Recreation Office at 250-442-2202 and the Grand Forks Aquatic Centre at 250-442-3488 or by email, gfplay@rdkb.com.