Weekend Race Report – 25 July 2010
Well, another great weekend and another busy weekend of races. And, this week, we had everything from trail races to road races to a duathlon to a triathlon.
To start off the weekend (and take quite a bit of it up), Benji Chu and Pat Malaviarachchi took on the grueling Fat Dog 100 which starts near Keremeos and finishes in Manning Park – that’s about 100 miles (or possibly closer to 120). A very tough race where 60% of the starters dropped out.Â Â It startedÂ at 4am on Friday morning – imagine running until 6pm on Saturday (YIKES)..Â This photo was taken at the finish… Pat, you look refreshed.
Saturday, was the 5 Peaks Seymour trail race in which Joel Waithman, Susan Gelinas and Erin Lee all did the Enduro (about 12KM) and Walter Kwan did the Sport distance (just over 6KM) and all had great races in spite of a few slips, spills, mud and bugs in this technical and challenging course. Great job everyone.
Out at UBC for the Point Grey Duathlon/Triathlon, we hadÂ Mark Hoath who came inÂ 2nd place in his age category andÂ Tracey Baisley, Joe LavoieÂ and Dan McLaren did well in the sprint distance.Â Everyone did well in the race and in their categories.
And, down in chilly San Francisco, Tracy Marshall took on the Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park and the hills of San Francisco to also have a great race.
So another busy weekend on the race circuit – congratulations to everyone.