Monday, August 10, 2009

Racing Update

Lots to update over the past month and a bit. Starting off with Junior Nationals in Gatineau, the team headed up for their key race of the season. Thunderstorms and torrential rains greeted the athletes making for a wet warm-up and very slippery bike course. John ended up having his best ever bike and run performances (and third best swim performance) to finish up 21st overall. Sister Sarah had a lifetime best race with her best ever bike, 2nd best ever swim and 3rd best ever run performances ending up 31st overall. David had his 2nd best ever race with a 3rd best ever swim, 2nd best ever bike and 3rd best ever run, finishing 41st overall. Derek had his best ever swim, however, flatted with 2.5km to go in the bike. He still managed to finish the race with his 2nd best ever performance! Here are some pics from the event:

The following week, Derek headed to Montreal to race in Age Group Nationals in the pool. He had strong swims in several freestyle events and finished the meet with the 5k open water race in the Olympic rowing basin. 

Also that weekend, David Hopton raced the Trisport Series event at Belwood Lake. Finishing 2nd Junior, David had his best ever non-drafting bike and run performances leading to his best ever non-drafting race.

John and Sarah resumed racing yesterday at the Niagara triathlon in Grimsby. Both finished third in the Junior ranks. On the same weekend Derek finished first Junior at the Windsor triathlon, which followed a 2nd place at the Bala Falls triathlon two weeks prior.

Great month of racing team!