Dan Bedard and Robyn Schmidt used footspeed and pedal power to Storm the Hill to victory.
On a warm sunny Sunday morning, they were the respective male and female winners in the sprint duathlon event (two five-kilometre runs sandwiched around a 20 km bike ride).
The big hills on University Way leading to and from UNBC were no barriers to success for either competitor. Bedard stopped the clock in one hour 23 minutes 35 seconds, well ahead of second-place male duathlete Robert Miller (1:29:00) and third-place Rob Vogt (1:31:11). Miller had an early lead, needing just 13:58 to finish the first run, the best 5K time of the day.
In the women's race, Schmidt finished in 1:43:12, while Kallie Smith (1:58:53) and Vanessa Evens was third (2:22:52).
In the 10 km road race, Rachel Slykhuis broke the tape first in 53:27, followed by second-place Bobbi Miller (56:06) and third-place Haley Bateman (1:00:13). Sam Goodrich took top honours in the male event winning in 43:50, ahead of boxer Jag Seehra (44:49) and Lance Forsberg (46:18).
Lara Pederson was the women's 5K road race winner in 23:13, sharing the podium with biathlete Emily Dickson (23:28) and Abby Goodrich (24:18). Zachary Matyas captured the male 5K in 18:21. Isaac Goodrich (19:19) and D'Arcy Michiel (21:32) were second and third respectively.
The Nation Crescent Boyz won the team duathlon in 1:40:33.