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James YOUNG

3 x Ironman Kona World Championship Qualifier

3 x Ironman 70.3 Word Championship Qualifier

ITU Age Group World Championship Qualifier

Boston Marathon Qualifier

James fully immersed himself in the world of triathlon and has been a Race Director for the Fresh Air Kelowna Cherry Blossom Triathlon and Apple Triathlon as well as a former Director and President of the Kelowna Triathlon Club and a Kelowna Triathlon Club Coach. He is also an NCCP Triathlon Coach Certified.

“.. The key to my own progression was that I had never been without a coach, soaking up their knowledge and experience whilst cherry picking the elements of education they excelled in. Coaches are invaluable in providing the correct training load, removing performance limiters, preparing a race schedule and race plan and being that person in the back of your mind that keeps you motivated with regards to getting out there and performing quality workouts ..”

Claire YOUNG

3 x Ironman Kona World Championship Qualifier

(9th Place @ 2016 Ironman World Championships – F40-44)

3 x Ironman 70.3 Word Championship Qualifier

ITU Age Group World Championship Qualifier

2 x Boston Marathon Qualifier / Okanagan Marathon Winner

Claire’s dedication to the sport is hard to beat. A visitor to the podium at nearly every race, she epitomizes the success that consistency brings. Claire is a previous winner of the Oliver Sprint, Osoyoos Half Iron and Fresh Air Kelowna Cherry Blossom Triathlon and she had also ‘podiumed’ at 6 Ironman branded events, culminating in an Age Group win and Second Female Overall at Ironman Canada 2016 and stunning 9th Place finish in her Age Group at the Ironman World Championships in Kona.

Claire’s day job as a Family Physician gives her a unique insight into medicine and the needs of an athlete, providing a medical support role to athletes that are interested in weight management, particularly those who might be starting out on their athletic journey and who feel their weight may be a performance limiter.

LORIS PAOLETICH

BC Olympic Distance Provincial Champion (M35-39)

Ironman Canada Finisher

Kelowna Triathlon Club President 2017/18 

Apple Triathlon / Cherry Blossom Triathlon Race Course Designer

A regular face on the Okanagan race scene, Loris epitomizes the ‘race local’ ethos. Not only propping up the AG Podium at almost every race he enters but also maintaining a quiet, yet huge, presence behind the scenes. Loris is the man responsible for a safe bike and run course at the Kelowna Apple Triathlon and Cherry Blossom Triathlon, designing the logistical maps for bike and run at both races. Loris also took over the reigns at the Kelowna Triathlon Club, fulfilling the President role in 2017.  As a key part of the PB+J Endurance Coaching team, Loris draws on his success at triathlons from Sprint through to full Ironman distance in delivering group format PB+J sessions in Kelowna.