100 Triathlons...my next will be # 152!
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

Monday, August 14, 2017

#151 Clermont Sprint Triathlon in August

August 12 was my first time back at Clermont since my brief illness caused me to miss the July race.  It seems like the Sprint Series is more popular than ever with a lot more people each time.  Met plenty of old friends and my club, the Seminole County Triathletes had a strong showing.

Weather was perfect at the start with a light breeze from the Southeast.  Starting off in the fourth wave, I had a nice swim and jumped on the bike immediately.  Bike ride had the usual hills which I really enjoy.  The slight headwind kept my downhill speed off the big hill to 38.4 mph but was really welcome on the run.  I caught one guy on the bike and three guys on the run but one was Bill Black who races in the Clydesdale class.  I ended up 9th out of 14 with a strong finish.  James Mayer won (again) with Will Hathaway in second.  Great day!

Bill Black and I right before the start.

Swim start; I'm on the left.
Finishing the swim.

Last turn on the bike.

Heading in on the run

Finish!

Bill Walsh doing his 1,000 triathlon today, with Sandy.