100 Triathlons...my next will be # 153!
Go to the early blogs to read how I got into triathlons. Click on any picture to enlarge it. I'm now in USA Triathlon's Century Club; go to
https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Triathlon/Membership-Services/Member-Recognition/Deca-and-Century-Club/Century-Club
"It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood...who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly." Theodore Roosevelt 1910

Sunday, June 7, 2015

# 133 Clermont Sprint Triathlon in June

This was the first Clermont Sprint Tri of 2015.  Big turnout, with 469 finishers, on a beautiful day.  I brought the Moulton AM SPEED for it's second test for this year.  All my tough competitors, Ken Junkins, James Mayer, and Will Hathaway were here; James won the Tomoka Tri three weeks previous to my third place and Ken has been beating me for years.  Lots of friends from Seminole County Triathletes raced also.
Men 50+ were in the last wave, number 8.  Quite a lot of people on the swim but I finished in 10:05 and headed out on the bike.  This is a very hilly course with several long, steep climbs and I averaged 17.7 mph with a max speed of 38.6!  Passing people elicited a lot of comments about the Moulton too!  New bike finish had us turn before the old finish with a bit of a longer run in.  And the run is a new course with no hills and a straight out and back on the bike trail.  Ran the 5k leg in 26:00 (8:22 splits) and  finished with a 1:16:23.  This placed me in fourth place out of 17 in my age group.  Ken and James finished over 10 minutes ahead of me, 2 seconds apart.  Will Hathaway DNF'd and Charles Best got the third with 1:09:05.  Really had a great time!
Racked and ready!
Running in after the swim.


Heading out on the bike.

Back from the hilly ride!

Strong finish!

Susie from Seminole County Triathletes.

Thank you Dr. Moulton!

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