Yet Another Race Post: Riverkeeper Canoe Relay Triathlon!

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.

About Finola

I am an Ottawa area Mom, writer-want-to-be and coffee legend in the making.
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6 Responses to Yet Another Race Post: Riverkeeper Canoe Relay Triathlon!

  1. Eileen says:

    Congratulations to Tony and Finola on your participation and excellent results in the triathlon.

    And that wasn't the end of their exertions yesterday. They came out to my house mid-afternoon and did a bunch of gardening for me. Tony pruned the shrubs, Finola did some flower planting and staked some other plants that were getting top-heavy. And beautiful little N and B contributed their charming company.

    They're a great family.

  2. Sid. says:

    Wow, I'm impressed with your energy levels! You guys make a very cute couple 🙂

  3. Holy smokes – you guys are amazing. What a fabulous way to spend time together….and I like the training program you followed for this one. I think I could follow one like that:) Well done.

  4. Capital Mom says:

    You guys are amazing!

  5. Finola says:

    Thanks All! Especially Mom 🙂

  6. Laura says:

    Congratulations! Wow, what a feat. You are inspiring! 🙂

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