Tuesday, November 04, 2008

OSIM Corporate Triathlon 2008

Last Saturday Danny and Betsy took part in the 2008 Corporate Triathlon.  One of Danny's co-workers has been involved in many triathlons in the past and introduced the idea to the school.  In all there were ten of us that competed.  Thankfully it was set up in such a way that we could sign up to run the race as a relay.  We had three relay teams (a swimmer, a biker, and a runner).  Betsy did the swim leg for one of the teams (the mini relay: 200 meter swim, 10 km (6 mi) bike, 2km (1.2 mi) run).  Danny did the bike leg for one of the sprint teams (750 meter swim, 20 km bike, 5 km run).  It was a fun day.  
Here is a photo of the transition area, each runner or team had a spot to park his bike.
 
Here is Betsy after her swim.  She had fun, but felt the 200 meters was too short!  She plans to swim the 750 meter length next year.
  
Betsy's team:
  
Notice on the number bib: RX100, but if you zoom in you will see the team name: 1.6868055555555556.  We're not sure what happened there, the team name was supposed to be 40:29 (from Isaiah).  Apparently the computer took that to be a time and converted it to days (40 hours and 29 minutes is 1.6868055555555556 days)!
Here is another look at the transition area as some of the men's individual triathloners are getting ready to go out for the bike leg.  Tim (in blue) is the one who introduced us to the triathlon.
  
 Here is Tim on his bike.
  
 There was also a handicapped category, it was neat to see a few riders biking this way (he is pedaling with his hands).
  
 Here goes Danny, not quite as nice of a bike, or as good of form.  But very happy with his final time of 46:06 (average of 16 mph).
  
 The triathlon was run at East Coast Park, nearby was the beach with this section dedicated to sand castles.
  
Upon returning home and a shower, Danny received one more souvenir.  Note the sunburn line!
  
If you follow the link at the beginning of the post you can see our results:  Betsy was in the Mini Relay Non-Profit Mixed.  Danny was in the Sprint Relay Non-Profit Mixed.  As a warning, the biker on Betsy's team didn't realize he was supposed to ride two laps, so he only road one lap and the team was thus disqualified.
This is from a couple of weeks ago, but thought we would throw in one picture of Aaron as well.
 

4 comments:

Marie said...

I was wondering how hard it would be to get the black ink off... now I know!
The picture of Aaron is adorable! Interesting putting it next to the picture of his Daddy in the same position, and his Mommy facing the other way! Very cute! I think they're all related!

farmgirl beth said...

Oh, how I love to see those smiles!

Carter Family said...

Good for you. I trained with some girls that were doing a triathalon, but I only did the swimming part. Love the pictures. Aaron is growing so quickly. It is amazing how they grow and change.

joann renee said...

I like the Danny & Aaron looking over the shoulder shots so close together