Warsaw Area Sprint Triathlon

Today is my wife’s birthday, so happy birthday Michele!

Last Sunday my wife accompanied me to the Warsaw Area Sprint Triathlon. This happened in Warsaw, Missouri. 500 meter swim, 12 mile bike, 5K run. It took me about an hour and twenty minutes.

I was prepared to give props to the company that ran the race, Split Master Timing, but when I looked for the results this morning, a week later, they’re still not posted on the website. So they are a little slow in getting results up, but I will give them credit for their organization and keeping it fun for the spectators and racers. They’re a husband and wife time and they both wear a microphone. So throughout the race they banter back and forth, give instruction, and explain triathlon to the spectators. This all in between the upbeat music that’s blaring.

This race was the shortest triathlon I’ve ever done. There were only about 17 people who raced, so it was also the smallest race I’ve ever been in. With so few runners, I think everyone won something. I was first place in my age division! I was also the only one in my age division. Well, there was one other guy, but he ran with his wife side by side, and I assume it was her first ever race of any kind, and they finished dead last. This dude had a serious tri bike and a race kit, so I figure he would’ve smoked me had he really been running.

Afterwards we got free Subway sandwiches, so you can’t beat that.

Here are some pics:

Exiting T1

Exiting T2

Returning from Run

 

About The Pretend Triathlete

Just a 46 year old trying to stay in shape. Not pro-athlete in shape, just 46 year old guy with a family and a house and a job in shape. Signing up for races is the best way I've found to do that. I blog about things that happen to me and things I observe while training and racing. Let's do this!
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