Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Rocky Mountain High

Congrats to Elaine who had a great run this past weekend in Canmore. She took place in the 5th race in the 5 peaks trail running series. The distance was 10km and Elaine placed 1st in her age group with a smoking 39:52, good for 5th overall female. Fantastic job Elaine, I know how much you love those kind of events!

This weekend is the Harvest Half marathon. Proceeds go t0 Brain Cancer research and is in memory of Tracy Flagg. Tracy was Laura Conoly's sister and died of cancer last year. This will be a great day to celebrate her memory.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Great White signup

Remember that the signup for Great White North Tri is tomorrow. This race always fills up fast....


Good luck to those running in the corporate challenge 10km and Rose at the Los Angeles Tri.

Thursday, September 07, 2006


I will be offering a new bike class from the new Tri store on Memorial Drive "Tri-it". The class will be on Saturday mornings (9am) starting Oct 7. We will ride for ~60 min on a computrainer (your own bike) followed by a run 45min+.

This class should fill fast. Rose has 10 computrainers to use. Wow.

Please let me know ASAP to reserve your spot or to get more info.

Hard to believe we will be riding indoors again...:)

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

swim start in Lausanne


Shane, completed his 1st world championships last Saturday. He has had a great year of training and was keen to race in Europe. The swim was very rough with lots of bodies and legs fighting for open water. Shane put his head down and swam hard. As he was swimming he lost his watch at the bottom of lake Geneva. The "gods were telling me I did not need to know my splits"

On the way out it felt slow but coming back, Shane put it into overdrive and ended up passing near 30 people during the 2nd half and finished with a solid 22:46.

T1 was very long: it took Shane 7:50. Wow, that really does sound like the longest transition.

Once on the Bike Shane enjoyed the hills. Going up was not as bad as expected and going down was a lot of fun as he was flying! Max speed ~67km/hr. Bike time 1:18 was great, considering the course.

Once on the run, Shane started to feel sick and this got worse as the race progressed. Cheers for Canada and cheers from his Dad helped Shane dig deep and continue to push hard toward the finish. His finish time was 2:44 and he was very happy / proud to have raced at the world Championships. Congratulations Shane and we can't wait to see you when you return to Canada.