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!|