About the Team

The UBC Thunderbirds Triathlon Sport Club is a group of highly motivated student-athletes pursuing high performance in the sport of triathlon while attending school full-time at the University of British Columbia. We come from all different academic and athletic backgrounds, but are united by our love for swim-bike-run and our drive to achieve our full potential in sports and elsewhere.  

Our team is proud to be hosting the first of three races in the Western Canadian University Triathlon Circuit at the UBC Triathlon Duathlon event on March 7, 2020.

Feel like one sport isn’t enough? Look no further! The UBC Thunderbirds Triathlon Sport Club is for anyone who is committed to training for all three disciplines and competing at a high level in the sport. We take advantage of the unique inclusive character of triathlon. Athletes usually have a strong suit discipline and one with more room for improvement which leads to a unique training environment in a committed team that pushes everyone to be their best self, both personally and athletically.

 

Tryouts

BEFORE YOU TRYOUT:

  1. Attend one of our two information sessions
    1. 5:30-6:30 pm on Thursday September 5th in IBLC 182
    2. 5:30-6:30 pm on Monday September 9th in IBLC 182
  2. Fill out our waiver here
  3. Come join us for open practices from September 4th to 15th! All are welcome to attend and see how awesome our team is. See the sections below for more information about practices.

Now to the tryouts….

Interested athletes are expected to attend one swim, bike and run tryout if they wish to be eligible for the team.  Please contact the team executives at triathlon.sc@ubc.ca if you have any questions.

Monday Sept. 16 Tuesday Sept. 17 Wednesday Sept. 18 Thursday Sept. 19
Swim tryout 1*: 500m

UBC Aquatic Center, 50m pool

6:45-8:30pm

Run tryout: 4km

North doors of SRC

5:45-7:00pm

Route

Swim tryout 2*: 500m

UBC Aquatic Center, 50m pool

6:45-8:30pm

 Bike tryout: 15km

North doors of SRC

5:15-7:00pm

Route

*Please only attend one of the swim tryouts!

Eligibility Requirements:

No prior race experience is required. In our athletes, we’re seeking commitment to our training plan, hard work, a positive attitude at practices, and being supportive of the rest of the team in training and competition.

Equipment requirements:

  • Basic running gear
  • Well maintained road/triathlon bike + cycling gear
  • Basic swimming gear (cap, goggles, pull buoy, paddles, fins)

Athlete requirements:

  • Attend at least four practices a week (one of each discipline + one strength session).
  • Compete in at least two of the three chosen races during the school year and in at least one additional race in the summer.

Academic Requirements:

Team members are required to maintain good academic standing – minimum 60% average or passing standards as identified by their faculty – and must not be on academic probation.

Team members must be students at the University of British Columbia who are registered in an Undergraduate or Graduate 9-credit course load per term in the current session, or fulfilling the requirements for a PhD/Masters, or Co-op Program. (Students registered in diploma programs, certificate programs, or affiliated colleges/ programs with the University of British Columbia including: Carey Theological College, Regent College, St. Mark’s College, and the Vancouver School of Theology, are not eligible for active membership in a UBC Thunderbirds Sport Club.)

 

Practice Schedule

  1. Monday
    1. Swim, 6:45-8:30 pm, UBC Aquatic Center
  2. Tuesday
    1. Track run, 6:30-7:30 pm, Point Grey Secondary School
  3. Wednesday
    1. Recovery spin, morning, on your own (30-60 minutes)
    2. Swim, 6:45-8:30 pm, UBC Aquatic Center
  4. Thursday
    1. Spin/brick, 6:30-8:00 am, Jericho Beach (ONLY FOR RETURNING ATHLETES UNTIL AFTER TRYOUTS)
    2. Core and mobility, 7-8 pm, ARC classroom (in the basement of the LIFE building)
  5. Friday
    1. Swim, 6:30-8:00 am, UBC Aquatic Center
    2. Tempo run, 5:30-6:30 pm, west entrance of the SRC
  6. Saturday
    1. Long ride, 10 am -12:30 pm, west entrance of the SRC
  7. Sunday
    1. Long run, 10-11:30 am, west entrance of the SRC
    2. Strength, 7-8:30 pm, SRC Birdcoop  (BEGINS AFTER TRYOUTS)

Roster

2018/19 Roster

2017/18 Roster

 

Team Fees

The triathlon team fee is approximately $200 per term, which will  cover coaching, facilities, and financial support for competitions. Effective fundraising can reduce this cost. Athletes are also responsible for an annual $67 TSC Athlete Fee which includes a TSC T-Shirt, athlete insurance, and a ticket to the Year End Athletic Banquet.

 

Competition Schedule

Stay tuned for more information as we develop this year’s racing calendar!

For exact dates, please refer to the calendar.


Apple Triathlon 2019

Sprint Results

Gen. Place Name Cat. Cat. Place Swim (750m) Bike (18.6km) Run (5km) Finish
1/148 Thomas Watson M3034 1/12 10:31 28:25 16:54 58:27
    19/148 Ethan White M2024 2/7 10:58 33:40 18:49 1:07:18
17/109 Katarina Wind F2529 3/17 13:26 37:27 21:50 1:16:32
20/109 Rocio Hollman F2024 3/7 15:23 37:41 20:36 1:17:18
25/109 Ashley Lloyd F2024 4/7 12:50 38:15 23:44 1:18:39

Standard Results

Gen. Place Name Cat. Cat. Place Swim (1500m) Bike (36.8km) Run (10km) Finish
111/182 Jonathan Chan M2024 10/11 28:07 1:18:34 44:48 2:34:48
  11/97 Jimena Salinas F2024 1/9 22:04 1:12:54 42:55 2:20:50
24/97 April St.Pierre F1619 2/2 23:01 1:20:23 44:15 2:31:39

 

North Shore Triathlon 2019

Sprint Results

Gen. Place Name Cat. Cat. Place Swim (444m) Bike (17.6km) Run (4.8km) Finish
    – Jonathan Chan M2024     – 6:58         – 23:27       –
25/129 Ashley Lloyd F2024 3/4 7:28 39:55 25:37 1:13:00

 

UBC Triathlon 2019

Sprint Results

Gen. Place Name Cat. Cat. Place Swim (700m) Bike (20km) Run (5km) Finish
1/17 Thomas Watson M3034 1/3 9:46 30:43 18:04 1:02:17
2/17 Jaron Piercy M2024 1/11 11:05 32:01 19:02 1:05:37
5/17 Adam Guthrie M2024 3/11 12:20 36:49 18:57 1:11:03
8/17 Ethan White M2024 5/11 10:23 38:39 20:21 1:13:47
9/17 William Kemp M2024 6/11 13:44 39:54 20:05 1:18:22
10/17 Jonathan Chan M2024 7/11 11:55 41:15 21:55 1:18:35
11/17 Freek De Haas M2529 1/2 14:40 37:30 24:20 1:19:30
   – Devon Heroux M3034     – 14:52 43:38 22:45      –
2/14 Abby Edison F U20 1/2 10:00 41:25 21:20 1:16:38
3/14 Olivia Vihant F2529 1/3 13:51 39:34 19:20 1:17:27
4/14 Jimena Salinas F2024 2/9 11:29 40:49 22:17 1:17:42
6/14 Katarina Wind F2529 2/3 12:06 40:42 22:37 1:20:07
9/14 Rocio Hollman F2024 5/9 14:49 42:12 22:41 1:24:23
11/14 April St.Pierre F U20 2/2 11:11 47:04 24:17 1:26:49
12/14 Ashley Lloyd F2024 7/9 12:09 45:52 27:03 1:31:16

 

 

Ironman 70.3 Victoria 2018

Half Ironman Results

Gen. Place Name Cat. Cat. Place Swim (1.9km) Bike (90km) Run (21km) Finish
26/893 Thomas Watson M3034 5/134 00:25:11 02:27:55 01:27:55 04:25:42
35/893 Kazune Tamura M2529 5/100 00:28:42 02:33:38 01:26:08 04:32:10
56/547 Keila Stark F1824 4/19 00:26:42 03:06:34 01:44:11 05:23:03
196/547 Emily Mills F2529 32/65 00:34:26 03:29:26 01:55:24 06:06:11

 

North Shore Triathlon 2018

Sprint (ish) Results

Gen. Place Name Cat. Cat. Place Swim (740m) Bike (17.6km) Run (4.8km) Finish
11/105 Pamela Villavicencio F2024 1/3 00:11:37 00:36:50 00:26:27 01:14:54.0
23/105 Jade Levine F2024 2/3 00:13:17 00:40:55 00:26:08 01:20:20.0

 

UBC Triathlon 2018

Sprint Results

Gen. Place Name Cat. Cat. Place Swim (700m) Bike (20km) Run (5km) Finish
1/14 Thomas Watson M2529 1/2 0:09:52 0:32:42 0:17:09 1:03:36
2/14 Kazune Tamura M2529 2/2 0:10:50 0:35:28 0:18:21 1:08:00
3/14 Enzo Zicat Garofalo M2024 1/9 0:10:48 0:36:43 0:19:22 1:11:06
1/12 Keila Stark F2024 1/11 0:10:01 0:40:02 0:19:48 1:14:14
3/12 Anna Bennett F2024 3/11 0:11:39 0:45:41 0:22:40 1:23:36
4/12 Emily Mills F2024 4/11 0:11:57 0:46:54 0:22:08 1:25:46

 

 

The UBC Thunderbirds Triathlon Sport Club is newly founded for the 2017-2018 academic year from the well standing AMS UBC Triathlon Club that boasts a number of Triathlon Canada Age-Group athletes as well as now-professional athletes that were part of the club and we’re excited to take the sport to a next level at UBC. The AMS UBC Triathlon club has successfully worked to promote an active, healthy lifestyle and create a great community around the sport at UBC for more than 15 years and adding a more competitive branch to that community is a logical expansion.

For the AMS Triathlon Club, the UBC Tri/Du has been the central race of the year with the biggest showing for the club since its inception. We want to keep that tradition, making it one of the key competitions for the team every year.

Name Position Email
Abby Edison Travel and Safety Officer triathlon.sc@ubc.ca
Adam Guthrie Club Lead triathlon.sc@ubc.ca
April St. Pierre Athlete Council Representative triathlon.sc@ubc.ca
Ashley Lloyd Marketing and Communications Officer triathlon.sc@ubc.ca
Rocio Hollman Finance Officer triathlon.sc@ubc.ca

Check us out at the the Thunderbird Sport Clubs area during Imagine Day 2019 on the 3rd of September!

 

If you’re looking to try out triathlon for the first time or only want to train occasionally with a great group of people in a less competitive way, the AMS UBC Triathlon Club is the right place for you.


UBC Thunderbirds Sport Clubs - Triathlon
6000 Student Union Blvd.
Student Recreation Building
Vancouver, BC
V6T 1Z1


604-822-3683 triathlon.sc@ubc.ca

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