Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Yay Transitions! - Aquathon and Brick

Considering the cold and wet on both race days, we had some great turnout at this year's transition events! Let's start things off with the Aquathon (it was first).

After Nathaniel and Brendan were finished with their bid to become professional video-coaches (and what a great job they did!) was a great race for both the men and the ladies!

First out of the pool for the guys was Nathaniel after 7:11, and within 30 seconds Brendan and Karin were off on the chase! Not far behind was.... actually everyone. All racers were out of the pool by the 12:30 mark, meaning that there were a few PB's and many competitive times. Kudos to Seth for smashing his previous best time by over two minutes, and to Bryan for coming through in 12:00 after not having raced in a swim ever.
Fastest transitions go to Theresa and Speedsuit-Winston. Now, let's go for a run!

Two 1km loops around the pool concluded with Nathaniel holding off Brendan and Hugo for the Male win, and with Karin pulling in a win herself. Within two minutes was the pack finish of Lise, Keely, Lindsey, Ryan, Theresa and Jen M.

These were the final times: (Swim Split, Total)

Nathanial           7:11, 16:21
Brendan            7:24, 16:41
Hugo                 8:04, 17:47

Winston             8:51, 18:53
Karin                 7:38, 19:02
8:52, 19:43
Ryan                 9:43, 20:00

Elise                 8:32, 20:30
Theresa           10:01, 20:40
Lyndsey            9:30, 20:49

Keely              10:10, 20:59
Lise                  9:47, 22:03
Bryan              12:03, 22:45
Seth                12:27, 23:19

The next weekend was the Brick, again, to the chilly and ugly wet that we are all pretty used to. 

Before the race started was an intense best of one rock, paper, scissors battle between Chris H and Nathaniel. Chris lost, and therefore was relegated to being the official bike watcher.

As for the race, it was sure a quick one, with many people beating their previous best times! Congrats to everyone who did! Anyways, after 10km of mud being flipped in Anthony’s Glasses-less face, the bike concluded with Elise and (later) Chris in the lead. Yes, Seth, unfortunately no bear attacks this time around.

Special mention to Karin`s what-seemed-to-be two second transition, and Anthony’s “no-care” 2minute shoe change. Next was the 1-mile run.

Huge congrats to Theresa and Mike for winning their categories! Theresa put in an incredible run to erase a more than 15 second deficit on the bike and battle to a one-second win, while Mike built on his solid bike with an untouchable run of his own. Very competitive times, with 1st through 3rd in the Female's category only separated by 12 seconds.

Overall, there was some great improvement the Fall Series! Final times below:

Theresa                 23:42:00
Jenn B                   23:43:00
Elise                       23:54:00
Lindsey                 24:28:00
Karin                      25:42:00

Mike                     21:10:00
Nathaniel            21:41:00
Chris H                 21:43:00
Winston               23:28:00
Anthony               24:52:00

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Mile Run

This spring’s mile run saw some of the fastest race times this year!  The race was close between Nathaniel and Carl, Nathaniel winning by just less than a second!  Perneet came in third behind them, closely followed by Ryan and Hugo in a tie.  Jen M. won the girls, destroying the past club record!

Almost all the girls got PBs and every time was faster than in the fall.  Jenn M. ran 24 seconds faster than last fall, Theresa ran 16 seconds faster than last fall, and Lindsey running 21 seconds faster, amazing improvements!  One theory is that this semester the girls and guys all started together and the girls proved they could much faster with the guys pushing them.

The guys were also running faster than last semester, Ryan taking 13 seconds of last semester’s time and Perneet 15 seconds!  Overall, some very fast times times this semester!  With so much improvement, in both the 500m swim and the mile run, we can expect to see some great results from tri club next weekend at UBC tri!

Nathaniel: 4:49
Carl: 4:49.5
Perneet 5:01
Ryan: 5:03
Hugo: 5:03
Thom: 5:04
Liam: 5:08
Jen M.: 5:17
Winston: 5:28
Mirka; 5:33
Theresa: 5:33
Jordan: 5:48
Jorg: 5:50
Tiffany: 5:59
Lindsey: 6:00
Emily B.: 6: 03
Jenn B.: 6:08
Karin: 6:09
Vivian: 6:38
Bryan: 7:59

500m Swim

This semester’s swim went out fast with Nathaniel swimming a 6:48.  Theresa had an amazing PB, swimming more than 30 seconds faster than last year and Tiffany swimming 28 seconds!  Brendan also had a PB, swimming 7:00, an amazing improvement of 12 seconds from last semester!  He was seen racing up from the back of lane in the last 100m, with an incredible finish to catch Jenn and Karin (who had a head start in the lane).  

There were some very close finishes as well, from the times, it is hard to tell who really won. Tiffany and Alex came in within a second of each other, and so did Jessie and Tom.  There is some close competition going on in the pool!

Despite being a Thursday evening, dark and probably rainy (rainy is always good guess if I can’t remember), the UBC pool was a busy place with lots of fast swimming going on!  It was great to see so many people out racing hard and so much improvement in the pool! 

Nathaniel 6:48
Brendan 7:00
Jenn B 7:04
Karin 7:15
Hugo 7:41
Joerg 8:19
Anthony 8:32
Winston 8:37
Tiffany 8:47
Alex T 8:47
Derek 8:55
Jessie 9:04
Tom 9:04
Lise 9:14
Ryan 9:17
Theresa 9:28
Alec 10:00
Keith 10:34
Liam 11:27
Alex 12:08
Clinton 14:09
Mirko 14:58