Race Report – Ironman Canada 29 August 2010
Sunday, August 29, 2010 was Ironman Canada in Penticton and the SAA had 6 athletes competing. The weather was a mixed bag of sun, clouds, rain, heat and cold and all the athletes did really well. It was a chilly start to the day – the water temperature was cool – but, everyone got off and had great starts to their days, and then came the assortment that only mother nature can throw at you during a race.
Congratulations to first time Ironman finisherÂ Barton Pietras and to Trudy Harris, Carmen Cameron, Jackie Davidson, Andrew Do and Rob Herron who each had a personal best in the race. Kudos to you all.
A couple of interesting stats, Trudy earned a spot on the podiumÂ with aÂ 4th in her age category and Jackie came 8th in her age category which earnedÂ her a coveted spot at the Ironman World Championships in Kona this October. Of the 2,605 finishers, 1809 were male and 796 were female. And, I know at least 10 SAA members have signed up for 2011 – training started today.
Also, I think it appropriate to thank all the club volunteers who went up to help out and/or support the athletes. Too many to mention by name, but, for 5 days they were supporting their loved ones, registering, body marking, course marshalls, strippers, catchers or cheering the athletes along… again, Thanks to each of you.