Tony and I just completed the Riverkeeper Canoe Relay Triathlon for the third year in a row. This is one fun event that is held at Britannia Beach, and there are so many choices for races, that there is something for everyone to do here. Seriously, look:
Olympic Triathlon & Relay – 1500M Swim / 44.4Km Cycle / 10Km Run
Sprint Triathlon – 500M Swim / 23.7 km Cycle / 5Km Run
Try A Tri & Try A Tri Relay – 200M Swim / 13.3Km Cycle / 3Km Run
Super Sprint Triathlon – 200M Swim / 13.3Km Cycle / 5Km Run
Canoe Triathlon – 5Km Paddle / 23.7Km Cycle / 5Km Run
Kayak Triathlon – 5Km Paddle / 23.7Km Cycle / 5Km Run
Olympic Duathlon – 5Km Run / 44.4Km Cycle / 10Km Run
Olympic SwimCycle – 1500M Swim / 44.4Km cycle
Swim Triathlon Relay – 500M Swim / 23.7Km Cycle / 5Km Run
Canoe Triathlon Relay – 5Km Paddle / 23.7Km Cycle / 5Km Run
Kayak Triathlon Relay – 5Km Paddle / 23.7Km Cycle / 5Km Run
It is amazing with this many events how smoothly it all goes. I extend a sincere thank you and congratulations to the organizers of this day, because it is just fantastic. Plus? It didn’t rain and I have no idea how the organizers pulled THAT off. Well done!
Tony and I competed together in the canoe relay triathlon. Together we canoed 5K, then Tony biked for 23K, and I ran for 5K. Other than running in race weekend two weeks ago and playing some tennis, we didn’t train for this race other than doing this:
Although we have our own canoe and paddles that are suitable for puttering around a cottage, we rented a racing canoe and paddles from Trailhead, and it was so worthwhile. The canoe was so light my nine-year-old could have portaged it, and the paddles made us fly. Wheeee!
Here are Tony and I before the race. Looking good, Team Frankie!
Here I am in my cute new skirt. Yes, it did indeed make me run faster.
We had a good canoe and finished third out of five; the canoe relay has a pretty small field, though we got to paddle with the kayakers too. The team who came in first were a mixed team like us, and in second place were two men, so not bad for us.
Tony had a great bike and here he is coming into the transition zone:
And I had a personal best in my 5K so I was darn pleased and tired.
And here we are after it’s all over, feeling just fine.
Tomorrow, weather permitting, we have a tennis lesson, and then we plan to spend some time at West Fest. This is what a spring weekend in Ottawa is all about.