Monday, November 26, 2007

Vegas Marathon this Sunday!!!

Good Luck to Elaine, Michele, Dawn and Anthony who will be taking on the Vegas Marathon this weekend!

I hope you all have a wonderful day!!!!

Who said Tri season is over!!!

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and see if you can spot the 2 triathletes who just can not get over the fact that the off season has arrived!! :)

Friday, November 16, 2007

Last chance Half

Last Chance Half

Last weekend was the last chance half marathon in Calgary. Elaine was using this race as a last tune up for Vegas Marathon. Legs were a bit tired but end result was very good. Elaine finished in a time of 1:36, good enough for 3rd in her AG, 11th female and 50th overall. Vegas in 2 weeks!

John, wanted to try this race as it was his first half. He was very pleased to run that far and finished in a time of 2:11

Other finishers included Corey in a time of 1:33 (close Corey) and Rose in a time of 2:33.

Congrats to all who ran!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Calgary Tri Club Challenge

Tony Smith of UCTC writes:

I've had a fun idea kicking around in my head for while which I'd like to share with you all. I've often thought it would be great to bring the various Calgary Tri Clubs together for a fun event in the off season. This event would be called "Calgary Tri Club Challenge", here's how I see it working.

Your athletes will complete a 1500m swim time trial at your facility (or independently) anytime between now and Nov 20. You will send me, by email, your athlete names (first name only will suffice) and time for the 1500m.

Participants from all clubs will then meet at Edworthy Park (north side parking lot) on Sunday, Nov 25 at 10am for a 5km run time trial on the pathway heading East, out and back. Total time will be recorded.

I will collect all results and add the 1500m swim time to the 5k run time for an overall placing. I will post combined swim and run results on our club website. No entry fee and no prizing (unless anyone wants to donate prizing for the event).

Everyone will be welcome, non club members will also be invited to race as "independents".

I see this as a great opportunity to organize a fun event and bring everyone together. A first amongst Calgary tri Clubs in our city !

The UCTC will be participating for sure and I'd like to encourage you to join us. Full details will be posted on our club message board at soon. I will copy you with the info, if you're interested please "reply all" to this email and let us know. Coaches are also encouraged to race, let's have some fun with this !


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Wednesday, November 07, 2007

New York Marathon

The New York marathon was held on Sunday. The internet is great as I was able to watch the start (hit my watch) and follow the progress of Sue as she clicked off the miles. Going into the race Sue was a bit hesitate as to what the day would bring. As I followed her progress, I saw that she was having a great day! This was her last race in New York in her current age group. She did awesome finishing in a time of 3:33. This was good enough to place 6th in her Age (55 - 59) group. This is the New York Marathon!!! Very well done Sue!

Races last weekend

Last weekend we saw quite a few races happening. 1st was in Banff with the Winterstart.

Maddie was trying to repeat her Age group win from last year. She was feeling under the weather all week and managed to push through a tough night to once again win. Congrats Maddie on a good race and not feeling 100%.

Michele was also running in Banff as a fun race, and a chance to have a short training race for Vegas. She had a great time in Banff and enjoyed the evening run. Kevin decided to try this race as well. He felt good from start to finish and was happy with 12th in his Age group.

Back in Calgary on a cold and snowy Sunday we had quite a few challenge the Jingle Bell 10Km run. Shane was close to the front with a time of 44:38, Brad was enjoying his day with a sub 50 min clocking, Mary was very happy to finish sub 60 in her 1st ever 10 km, Janette took off 15 mins from her last 10 km and Isabelle was at first disappointed with her run but after looking at the conditions (very snowy and icy) was pleased with her day.

Great job to all for getting out and testing the elements and your Fall training. Next race is the Last Chance Marathon next weekend.