JUstDreamInparadise.......JUDI living in Paradise

I am fifty something and I love my family and the life I live. I'm an optimistic person by nature and I try to find a positive for every negative. I'm not a vegetarian, but the animal I eat is. I enjoy cooking, photography and scrapbooking. Since living here I have become a gardener and take immense joy in the beauty of my garden. My husband and I feel that we are the caretakers of the land rather than land owners. We run a grass fed Droughtmaster Stud on our little piece of Paradise and the cattle are a never ending supply of photo opportunities.

Monday, 15 June 2015

Cairns Ironman 70.3

All the hard training that Philip has been doing over the past six months culminated this weekend in the Ironman 70.3.  Philips team, Tri-Umphants, do the half ironman that comprises of a 1.9km swim (Tracey) 90km ride (Philip) and 20km run (Mark).  The day was wet and windy but that did not dampen the team enthusiasm.
Tracey set the pace for the team with a cracking swim of 37.35 mins, breaking last years time by almost 5 minutes.  The transition of swim to cycle was just 3 minutes so I did not have enough time to get to the bike exit to take a photo of Philip before he left!  Philip did his ride in just over 3 hours.  He had a soul-destroying head wind for a lot of the way home so his time was fantastic.  Our new team member, Mark,  who arrived from New Zealand just days before the race ran a great race in 1 hour 42 mins.  So team Tri-Umphant registered a final overall time of 5hrs 27min 38sec which brought them in at 48th position out of 213 competing teams and 26th in their category.  This was a wonderful result for the team and I am so very proud of each and every one of them.

The half ironman bike transition area......just a sea of bikes

The swim leg at Palm Cove

Tracey looking good after the swim.  Two of her children, Jasmine and James were right there to cheer her on.

Philip crossing the finish line of the bike leg

A wave for the photographer!

The team runner, Mark, crossing the line with Philip and Tracey joining him for the last 50 metres.

A triumphant Team Tri-Umphant!

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