Saturday, August 4, 2012, 3:39PM start for my wave. Hot, sunny, humid, in the 80s.
1:18:13, 15th out of 341. Results here.
The bad news is that the age group awards only went one deep; the good news is I won my age group! This was huge for me as my first time winning age group in a tri; I usually don't even place.
Swim: 9:37, 146th place.
Short 1/4 mile triangular swim. Started way back in wave 7 of 10. This one starts out weird with a 50-yard dash on the sand, past a flag, then you enter the water. It's kind of neat as you run past the roped off crowd. Swim out to the first two buoys went fine. After that, with the sun in my eyes looking west and a little water in my goggles, I had trouble seeing the exit point on the beach. When I came out of the water, realized I had overshot the pavilion and lost some time running in the water back to the exit chute.
|Runner on the last part of the course|
|Polly and another competitor|
crossing the finish line
|My first ever triathlon trophy!|
Will proudly display this one.
Gladly waited for the awards, while I jumped back in the water a number of times to try to cool off, then showered and changed. Picked up my award, then went to Ballards for some drinks with Steve and Polly, and even caught up with Tom on the way back to the ferry. Exhausted, but FUN!