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Backcountry is one of British Columbia’s largest hunting, fishing and outdoor supply stores. The Fort St. John area is home to some of the best hunting and fishing opportunities in North America and often referred to as “The Serengeti of the North”.

Local triathletes find success in Edmonton

Several local triathletes were in Edmonton this weekend to compete in the Great White North Triathlon. As usual, the Energetic City made its mark on the 1,000 person competition, as representatives all placed in the top 100 of their age classes.

At the head of the pack was Irvin Tang, who placed 17th in the competitive 30 – 39 year old age class. He completed the course in 4:32:51 hours, including a two kilometre open water swim, 90 kilometre bike ride, and 21 kilometre run. Jeff Fairlie competed in the same age class, finishing at 5:49:46 for 95th.

Also impressive is Gord "The Hammer" Harris, who placed third overall in the 60 – 69 year old age group, with a time of  5:41:40 hours. Barb Polehoykie was just behind, coming in at 5:41:40 hours, to take 8th place in the same category.

In the 50 – 59 year old group, Bob Andrews finished 35th with 5:44:59, and Rob Churchill placed 69th in the 40 – 49 year old class, crossing the finish line at 5:37:32.

Blizzard Bike Club members still have a busy week ahead of them, as Tammy and Richard Howes are competing in the multi-stage B.C. Bike Race. Those in town will take part in a mountain bike race Wednesday at the Cactus trials, a time trial Thursday at Baldonnel and a Humpty's road race on Sunday.