Weekend Race Report 18 July 2010
Another great weekend and another weekend with SAA members active in Tri’s, running and the STP (202.5 miles from Seattle to Portland).
On Saturday, a group from the club began the long journey from Seattle to Portland by bike. This 200-mile bicycle ride is the largest multi-day bicycle event in the Northwest, with up to 10,000 participants riding from Seattle to Portland in one or two days. The route takes you through the scenic valleys, forests, and farmlands of western Washington and Oregon. Included in the 10,000 riders the SAA had Stephen Ptucha, Susan Gelinas, Brian Flett on the one day ride and Mike and Michelle LaPorte taking the route on in two days.
I hear it was quite chilly both mornings for the start of the ride, but, the riders were proudly sporting their new Tyvek jackets.
Back in Vancouver, and a very warm 8 am starting time, Julian Forman had a very nice run around the seawall in the Summerfast 10 Km race. Hear the homemade snacks at the end were just as great as always.
On Sunday, in Penticton, we had a great showing for the Olympic distance, Peach Classic Triathlon. The weather was great and Michelle Horstmann came 2nd in her age category (oh, and 9th women to finish) at her first Olympic distance tri in spite of crashing on a downhill turn (both Michelle and her bike are fine). Jackie Davidson also made it to the podium coming in 3rd in her age category. Also in Penticton were Trudy and Doug Harris who both also did quite well.
And, down at Chelan Lake in Washington State on Saturday,Â Barb Hinds took on the Olympic distance and did quite well.Â In fact, she took about 12 minutes off her 2009 time in the same race. This is a beautifulÂ race thatÂ takes place in and around Chelan Lake.
And, one more, in Langley on Sunday for the Langley Half Marathon, Ira Sy had another great race finishing well up in the standings and in his age categoryÂ (sorry, I had missed this on the original post).Â
Congratulations to everyone on another great showing.