|An ocean of bikes|
|A bleak morning|
It didn't take long before the first of many waves of swimmers were called to start the swim leg. A distance of 1.9km.
The teams were the last category to be called and it was also the biggest category....181 teams. The Tri-Umphants were in the mixed team category....92 teams. Tracey swam a blistering fast time of 41.28 mins.
|92 Team Swimmers lined up and ready to go|
All the spectators made their way along the beach to where the swimmers would exit the water to start the bike leg.
Tracey made her way to the bike transition and Philip and her quickly exchanged the timer band and Philip was on his 90km ride.
Philip made his way to the transition area where Jodie was waiting for him.....also unprepared! Damn he did a good time! Time now for Jodie to run the 21.1 km.
Once again I had to juggle umbrella with camera to try and get the photo of Jodie. Boy! Is she fast!
Jodie thought she would take about an hour and fifty. She actually did it in 1hour 46mins. Blistering speed!
While I was waiting for Jodie to finish, I made my way over to the finish line for the presentation of medals to the Ladies Open winners.
|The winners of the Womens Open 70.3|
I am so proud of Team Tri-Umphants. They were placed in the top third of the teams, and that is a remarkable achievement for a team that have only competed in two triathlons.
Tracey and Philip joined Jodie as she crossed the finish line (all teams were encouraged to do so) and the smiles on their faces says it all.
|Lots of smiles at the finish line|