DeYoung traces MacDonald award’s history

MELMERBY BEACH – Chris DeYoung says he feels compelled to perpetuate Paul MacDonald’s memory due to his personal qualities and athletic achievements. That is why DeYoung arranges to present the Paul MacDonald Memorial Triathlete Award each year at Melmerby Beach, as did this year on July 21 during a brief ceremony. “Paul and I grew...

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Ryan MacDonald set for Melmerby Triathlon

MELMERBY BEACH – Ryan Shaun MacDonald says he’s ready to defend his Melmerby Olympic Triathlon. The two-time champion is among those registered for the Olympics and other competitions based at Melmerby Beach on Sunday. MacDonald, who hails from Green Hill, helped to prepare for his race by winning the Porter’s Lake Sprint Triathlon on July...

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MacDonald retains triathlon title

MELMERBY BEACH — Ryan Shaun MacDonald is once again Melmerby Triathlon champion. The Green Hill athlete completed the swim, bike and run disciplines in two hours, two minutes, 54 seconds. He finished the Olympic distance six minutes faster than when he won last year, well ahead of runner-up Satish Punna of Moncton. Shawn Noftall of...

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Triathlon weekend coming up

MELMERBY – Hundreds of adults and children will take part this weekend in an array of triathlon events at Melmerby Beach. The kids triathlon on Saturday is free and the events are untimed. Registration is at 8 a.m. and races start at 9 a.m. Events are for kids of any age in a distance they...

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YMCA offers Tri Club starting May 27

The Pictou County YMCA plans to introduce a Y Tri Club Indoor “Y Not Tri?” triathlon program on May 27. It will illustrate to young people, 12 years old and under, the swimming, biking and running disciplines associated with triathlons. The indoor triathlon started in 2016 by a group of volunteers to gain more interest...

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Swimmers join polar dip

MELMERBY BEACH — A few hearty swimmers led by Bill MacEachern braved the bone-chilling cold winds and water for the annual New Year’s polar dip at Melmerby Beach. MacEachern completed his 19th trip into the water, along with some others of various ages. “I’m looking forward to number 20,” he said as he toweled off...

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Melmerby raising accessibility concerns

A recent trip to Melmerby Beach ended in disappointment for a Pictou County resident and her son. Karen Seeley-Lowe and her son Jordan Lowe, 18, took a trip to the beach last week only to find the provincial park inaccessible for Jordan, who is wheelchair-bound. As they arrived at the beach, Seeley-Lowe noticed that the...

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MacDonald Olympic winner during 2017 Melmerby Triathlon

MELMERBY BEACH — Ryan Shaun MacDonald is a Melmerby Triathlon champion. MacDonald captured the Olympic distance triathlon on Sunday with a time of two hours, eight minutes and 57 seconds at the annual event. His win followed a third-place finish last year when Corey Deveaux of Sydney River was the winner and Shawn Noftall of...

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