Team Frankie

This morning Tony and I participated in the Canoe Relay in the Riverkeeper Triathlon at Britannia Beach. Together we canoed 5km, then Tony biked 20km, and I ran 5km. The competition was much stiffer this year compared to last year. Even though our times were similar to last year’s, we placed lower. We were 5th out of a total of 9 canoe relay teams, but 4th out of 5 in the co-ed canoe relay. It was a bit disappointing.

But this is a fantastic event. There are seventeen different races that take place all on the same day, but it is so well organized that there isn’t confusion or chaos. Everything ran very smoothly, even considering that they had to move the starts and finishes to most of the water events last night due to the low water this year. It was really very shallow and it was a bit unbelievable.

We rented a beautiful light weight canoe and race paddles from Trailhead. It was such a pleasure to paddle compared to our old heavy clunker of a canoe that we take camping. We would just love to buy one like it when they sell of their rentals at the end of the year.

Just for the record, we did not need that Rescue Truck that is in the picture behind us.

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About Finola

I am an Ottawa area Mom, writer-want-to-be and coffee legend in the making.
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3 Responses to Team Frankie

  1. D. Gillespie says:

    I second that it is a well organized event. The kids ran the 1km this morning. There was no confusion at all between their event and the 3km and 5km running at the same time.

    Congrats!!! I know how wet it was.

  2. Laura says:

    Wasn't the weather awful? Congratulations Finola…you live such a fit/active life. Very inspiring.

  3. Finola says:

    Darcie, It wasn't actually too bad for our race. The rain had stopped for most of it. Congrats to your guys for running!!

    Laura, My husband makes me do all this stuff 🙂

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