The Fourth Annual Fernie Tears & Gears

The Fourth Annual Fernie Tears & Gears Mountain Duathlon was a huge success last weekend in Fernie. This non-profit community event run by Abie Moore of Fernie Brewing Company and Krista Turcasso of the Fernie Fix Magazine first began in 2010 after the duo, who both compete in running and biking (respectively) events regularly, recognized that there were no opportunities for them to compete together. They also knew they wanted to create a fun and approachable event to ensure runners and bikers of all levels would feel welcome and comfortable, and they've achieved just that.

From the competitive to the first timer, from the 60+ to the tweener, Tears & Gears truly encompasses an array of competitors making it a fun race to be a part of, whether as a competitor, volunteer, sponsor or spectator.

Results
Men's Classic Solo

Ryan Hamilton
Dave Stack
Ben Scott

Women's Classic Solo
Leslie Prentice
Kristen Lewis
Gemma Hamilton

Men's Classic Team
Forest Latimer and Edwin Shipowick
Simon Piney and Johnny Shaw
Brian Bell and Mark Canain

Women's Classic Team
Cheryl Paulson and Becky Swanson
Deanna Peake and Rebekah Paetzold
Hanna and Micah Morris

Mixed Classic Team
Aina Buchwald and Matt Barron
Deena Case and Michael Stuckey
Scott and Kat Robinson

Men's Enduro Solo
Aaron Glover
Patrick Humenny
Rich Pettit

Women's Enduro Solo
Naomi Humenny

Men's Enduro Team
Brian Leeb and Mitch Tom

Women's Enduro Team

Leah Spergel and Kim Shopland
Heather Johnson and Min Merritt

Mixed Enduro Team
Lucy Eycamp and Bob Maudie
Heather and Jesse Mong
Nancy Crombach and Alain Vadal

For more results visit www.fernietearsandgears.com.

Abi and Krista would like to thank the following sponsors, as without them hosting this event would not be possible:

Teck
Evolution
Straightline
Ski Base
Fernie Alpine Resort
Gear Hub
Crossfit Fernie
Vitality
Mow and Snow
Claris Media
Vogue Theatre
Freshies
Raveneye Photography
Fernie Physiotherapy
Re-Cycle Design
Giver Shirt Works
Graceland Buidlers
Overwaitea Foods
Fernie Brewing Co
Trillium Spa
Big Bang Bagels
The Fernie Pub
Redtree Lodge
The Fernie Fix
The Massage Place
Subway
Essential Yoga Studio
The Fernie Arts Station
The City of Fernie