Wednesday, May 13, 2009

May 10, 2009 TRI event weekend

Just a quick blurb from the Panama City, FL TRI weekend.

First and foremost HAPPY belated MOTHER'S DAY!

May 9, 2009

The Gulf Coast TRI (70.3) directed by Shelley Bramblett (an 'ol family friend) was May 9 on the beautiful Gulf Shores of PCB. I stood-by faithfully in all of my race support glory :) The race featured many of my local friends and the pro return of a family friend; Carole Sharpless. Carole returned after 19 months off, following a terrible accident during a training ride in Kona. She returned to the GCT and finished 3rd in the female pro category, a great return for a true athlete. As for my local TRI guys from "team proCURE" everyone finished safely. The PCB water kicked up for the swim start, while the wind blew on the bike course and the temperatures soared to 85 (with 87% humidity) for the 13.1-mile run. Did I mention that being in the recovery phase is great today?

I had an opportunity to visit with my Tallahassee fam, the Peavys and their friends while Sherrie Peavy once again endured the Gulf Coast Roast!

Sharpie and Kari

May 10, 2009

The KIDS TRI 2 event had 70 triathletes turnout for this Mother’s Day event. Race director Koren Kuna (another pal) from Kids Tri 2 provided flowers for the Mothers and will donate a portion of the entry proceeds to The FAN Club of Panama City, a women’s cancer support group.

Children from 5 to 10 years old completed a 100 yard swim, 3 mile bike, and a 1/2 mile run while the senior age group (11-15 years old) completed a 200 yard swim, 6 mile bike, and 1 mile run. Age group winner 9-10 girls Kari Troia brought home a victory today.

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