We had 25 athletes that are either a part of our team, being coached by me, or both. Sadly, two of our athletes were not able to finish. One had a big mechanical issue on the bike, and another a health problem that needed to be kept in check….they are both back at it again and gearing up for the next race! And for what they had to go though, I am super impressed and proud of what they accomplished during the race. Great job Candyce and Sue!!!
From the 23 left, we had 10 athletes compete in their first ever 70.3!!! So congratulations to Tony, Frank, Jose, Alex, Amanda, Cheryl, Pat, Daniela, James, and Michael, Congratulations!!!
We also had a bunch of PRs on the team, which is impressive being that this course was tougher than the previous course they did to establish their original PRs. In the PR group we had Steven, Rebecca, Cory, Chuck, Nick, Jake, and Sonia. Congratulations!!!
The rest of the crew also had awesome races (I had an awesome long walk during what was supposed to be the run)… but Heather, Judy, Glenda, Patric, Rafael and Sean brought it home running-How it should be 😝
Everyone had their own special race in one way or another, some of the crazy big accomplishments included Amanda getting first out of the water in her age group, and 9th overall from all of the females (including the PRO women), Cory getting 2nd overall in his age group, and having one of the fastest bike splits out of everyone in the race, Nick had a PR of an hour and seven minutes and Steven had almost a 20 minute PR from last year’s Oceanside race…
Our amazing cheering squad included Suzanne, Debbie, Cindy, Joanne, Ted, Tino, and Taffy.
Congratulations again, and please, share your story about the race with us, I am sure it will be a learning experience for all of us.
You have earned 2nd place in Division V!!! It shows what an amazing performance you all had during the race. Due to our performance, we have also been invited to compete at the North American TriClub Championship in April 2018 (Florida). What does this all mean?
Ironman has 5 divisions for registered TriClubs. We are placed purely by # of athletes racing. DI is 200+ athletes, DII is 126-200, DIII is 76-125, DIV is 26-75, and DV is under 25. In total, 215 teams participated, and out of all of the teams, we got 19th. In our division, there were 68 teams, and we earned 2nd spot! Congratulations again!!!