Just wanted to drop a quick note and give a huge shout out to Trev and Alex, congrats you guys on some awesome results!
I arrived back in Calgary a few days ago from my trip to Hamburg for World's.
Quick turn around as I'm all packed up and am leaving tomorrow to start Chiropractic College in Potland OR.
I was hoping to do a proper race report about my experience at World's but I fell short on time.
If anyone is on Facebook I have heaps of pics posted. Feel free to add me as a friend: Peter Lawson .Calgary Network.
It was by far the hardest Triathlon I have ever done. 16C water temp caused some bad cramping on the swim. We had ~ 700-800m run to transition from the swim exit. My legs were pretty beat up once I got onto the bike.
The crowd support was spectacular and their energy helped carry me to a PB 10km split and the honour of bringing home a Silver meal for Canada.
It was a blast getting to know you guys and doing some road racing this season.
All the best to everyone and I look forward to reading about some good results for next year
Well, Speed Theory now hosts two Provincial Champions this season as Trev repeated as Masters Champion in Crossfield yesterday.
The day started with perfect riding conditions, sunny, clear, +15, and moderated wind. By days end it became a scorcher thanks to the wheels of Trev Williams, who torched the course and left those attempting to hang on in udder disarray.
A two man break took off almost right from the beginning with the pack staying in check. Then towards the end of lap one Trev decided it was go time and by himself began to reel the two leaders in. Only a quarter of the way through the second and final lap Trev had caught the twosome. However the pleasantries would only last temporarily as Trev turned it up another notch and at the halfway mark of lap number two he had shed the two riders and had about a 2 minute advantage. He continued to pick'em up and lay'em down cruising to a victory that saw no one in the distance. Although waiting for the official results the estimated time before another rider crossed the finish line was about 5-6 minutes. Total domination!!!
Keen to collect some points in Cat4 and try to go under 1 hour for a 40km TT, Alex convinced Fast Legs Frank and I to head up to Cloverlawn for the 4th and final ITT in the Provincial Race Series.
The start list was posted and I was to go second from last.... directly in front of Alberta's ITT Godfather, Bruce Copeland.
As my countdown was getting closer and closer to zero, I was trying to psych myself up for a whole lot of hurt keeping Copeland off for as long as possible. My plan was to completely throw pacing myself out the window and just try to keep Copeland behind me for 20km. I shot out of the start gate like a rocket and hammered with fury and fear.... he passed me at 14km.
All in all, a fairly successful day out there:
Alex 4th in Cat4 at 59:44 (He beat one hour !!) Frank 3rd in Cat3 at 56:55 Trev 2nd in Cat2 at 53:23