Anna Marisa swims laps in the Dundonald Hall Pool on Nov. 18. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

Club extends invite to try a triathlon

By Patricia Leboeuf

Posted on Thursday, December 7, 2017

The Petawawa Triathlon Club recently invited the community to try out the sport by hosting a mini indoor triathlon.

Participants were invited to swim for 10 minutes and then cycle and run for 30 minutes. The annual Open House event gives veteran triathletes a baseline of how their training has been progressing as well as giving newbies a chance to see if they enjoy it - all in the comfort of Dundonald Hall.

“For new people to come in, it is a good thing to see what a triathlon club is about,” said President and Coach Lindsey Bertrand about the Nov. 18 event.

She hopes that it sparks interest in newcomers, fueling a desire to learn more about the sport and ultimately join the club.

ccording to its mission statement, the club “provides training and coaching opportunities to help you train safely and effectively.” With the help of coaches, trainers and peers, people can develop their swimming, running and cycling skills throughout the year.

“It is good cross-training because you are always training for three different sports,” said Bertrand. “It is a good mental workout, too.”

In June, the club also holds different events including a large triathlon, which sees people from all over the province participate.

For more information or to join the Petawawa Triathlon Club, you can visit the PSP website, or contact them at or 613-687-2932.