Red Hills Triathlon 2013

Red Hills Triathlon was the kickoff to triathlon season for Triattic. We had 27 athletes tow the starting line that morning, 4 of whom were first timers. This year was a finish to be proud of. On a day when conditions were not favorable, everyone rose to the challenge.

The morning started off with temperatures in the mid-low 40's. Lake Hall was the coldest it has ever been in Red Hills history at a chilly 62 degrees. But that didn't stop any of the athletes. Prior to the race, everyone was setting up transition, adding socks here and a windbreaker there. Things you typically forgo in a sprint race. At 6:30 am we set out on a steam roll group warm up. Easy jogging, some DWU's (dynamic warm ups) and strides were on order. After that 40's didn't seem to bad.
The first wave hit the water at 7:30 am.

Coach Charlie posted the fastest total time, swim time, transition times, bike time and run time for Triattic earning him a spot on the podium and placing third overall with a time of 1:09:04. Coach Sandy was the next Triattic to finish, finishing third overall in the women's field. Melissa Thompson posted the fastest female 5K time for Triattic and all of female Red Hills competitors with a time of 20:41. This was fast enough to run herself into winning the Female 25-29 age group and 5th overall female. Keith Rowe top the top honors for and won the Clydesdale 40+ with a time of 1:29:10. Hilary Joyner came in third in her division Female 35-39 with a time of 1:38:29. Michelle took 2nd place in Female 45-49. Monica McCullion placed 3rd in Female 50-54 age group. And Bob Keller was the oldest finisher of the day wining his age group Male 75-59.

Congratulations to first time triathlon finishers: Murray Baker, John Thompson, Fred Kinch, and Meli Wood.

Triattic Finishers

For complete results See Race Smith and photos of the event go to Endurance Image.

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