Race Report: 26-July-09

Either I’ve missed some SAA members and events or it was a slow weekend for racing….. and as expected I missed the 5 peaks race.

5 Peaks Trail Running Series – Seymour Mtn

We had an SAA racer out tackling Seymour Mountian on the North Shore. In the 11.7 km ENDURO race we had Birgitte Biorn finishing in fine fashion, well done.

dEVa Warp Speed Time Trial – Abbostsford

With inspiration from Contador and Schleck in their time trial at the TDF, Susan Gelinas and myself decided to throw on our aero helmets and get a taste of an Individual Time Trial. Escape Velocity dEVa women’s cycling team hosted the Warp Speed Time Trial event this past Sunday near the Abbotsford airport. The event included a 20km Individual time trial (ITT) and a 40km Team Time trial (TTT). Without a swim to warm up with or a run to finish off with, this was a chance to cycle as hard as you can for 20 km trying to catch your minute man and avoid being caught by the racer who started a minute behind you.Â

Triathletes don’t often get a chance to focus just on the bike, so if this interests you then plan for next year and maybe there is enough interest to put one or more SAA teams together. For more info on the race see http://www.escapevelocity.bc.ca/warpspeed. To give people a taste of this kind of event, SAA might even hold an informal 10k ITT out at Iona in September…stay tuned.

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