Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun gets ready to blow out candles on 30 years of swimming, cycling and running
Did you know that in 1982 the Commodore 64 computer and the first CD player by Sony were released.
The shift in technology was so significant that Time Magazine named The Computer as the person of year in 1982.
Another major event taking place happened in Nelson when Jennifer Stanger and Sandy and Danny Babin parlayed an idea during a trip south of the border into the Cyswog’n’Fun Triathlon.
Sunday, organizers, competitors and volunteers will blow out the candles on 30 years of swimming, cycling and running at Lakeside Park.
“We’re up over 300 registrations,” said Kim Irving, in charge of registration for the Cyswog’n’Fun.
“This being our 30th anniversary we wanted to have a good turnout so we offered a $30 (early bird) fee, which seemed to help.”
The action begins with the starter’s pistol at 8 a.m from the beach at Lakeside Park.
Competitors take to the water for the 1500 meters swim — short course, 500 meters — before switching gears to the bike for the 39 km trek on along beautiful Kootenay Lake to Kokanee Park and back.
Short course participants turn at Lower 6 Mile Road.
After the cycle, it’s running shoes time as competitors trek along the waterfront, around Anderson Street and then Nelson Avenue and across the orange bridge onto the rolling hills of Johnstone Road.
Sprint course turns around on Valhalla Rd, returns via the bridge and turns right on Kokanee Avenue and right again on Second Street into the park.
Spectators are welcome.