July 24, 2017
GAGETOWN GUNNER RUNS, BIKES, AND SWIMS TO PERSONAL BEST
By Captain Nicholas Kaempffer
Base Gagetown, NB. – Captain Isabelle Turner, the Staff Officer to the Commander of the Combat Training Centre (CTC), recently achieved a personal best time at the Gatineau Triathlon, which was held on the 8th of July, 2017. This race was run in conjunction with the Canadian Armed Forces Triathlon Championship, and Captain Turner competed within the Olympic distance category, which consists of a 1.5km swim, 40km bike, and 10 km run. She achieved a 5th place finish with a phenomenal time of 2:36:17.3, which was a personal best for her at that Olympic distance.
2017 has been a banner year for Captain Turner as a member of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Triathlon High Performance Long Course Team. An incredibly accomplished athlete, she achieved a 1st place female military finish at the Ironman 70.3 Mont-Tremblant on the 25th of June, 2017, which was another personal best, and an improvement of 41 minutes for her 2016 result! In addition to her domestic racing, Captain Turner has represented the CAF internationally, as in 2016 she was the lone CAF female representative at the Ironman 70.3 Superfrog in Coronado, California (Military Division), where she placed 4th in her age category. In addition to her military duties and triathlon racing, Captain Turner is also active within the Warriors women’s’ hockey team, which has represented Base Gagetown at Regional competitions.
Starting her service to Canada as a member of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets, Captain Turner joined the Primary Reserves of the Canadian Armed Forces in 2006, and went on to join the Regular Force under the Regular Officer Training Program in 2008. A graduate of The Royal Military College of Canada, her first posting following the completion of her training was to W Battery, a sub-unit within The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery School in 2012. There, she was employed within a multitude of positions, from Troop Commander, Gun Position Officer, and Forward Observation Officer. In 2017, she was selected by a competitive process for her current position at CTC. Raised in the Moncton area, Captain Turner and her husband, Captain Tyler Turner (a fellow Gunner), reside in Oromocto with their loyal dog, Kona.
For more information:
Captain Ian McIntyre, CTC Public Affairs Officer
Tel: (506) 422-3143
Email: [email protected]