Thursday, May 27, 2010

Camp Blogging

Check out the latest update from the Victoria Camp!

www.runningwithdoggies.blogspot.com

Sunday, May 23, 2010

The difference a year can make...


Last year at Multisport Canada's Try a Tri in Calgary, Leanne Sherman celebrated completing her first triathlon. Her swim was a mix of strokes, and she placed near the back of her age group. Today, she raced her way to 4th place out of 91 ladies in her age group!!! Hard work pays off. Way to go, Leanne!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Kerry hits the middle of the pack!



Long-time Mercury athlete Kerry Enick had a breakthrough race on Sunday at the UCTC super sprint in Calgary. Kerry started his athletic journey 9 years ago at 340 pounds. Over those years Kerry has lost 160 lbs, and run multiple running events, triathlons, marathons and even Ironman Canada in 2009. Usually finishing in the bottom third of every race, Kerry was delighted to finish 59th/102 and 6th in his age group! Congratulations Kerry from the Mercury team.

On Saturday, Kendall, Carolyn and Tessa all ran the Women's Half Marathon in Canmore. From their reports, the race would have been more aptly called "The Women's Mountain Marathon" as the course was largely on trails, hilly and 23km! None-the-less cutie Carolyn managed 9th overall, and 4th in her age group. Hot on her heels for most of the way was Kendall, and Tessa, after her first winter of injury-free running, managed a stellar run (sans swagger but with swag!).

Well done to all!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

A first for Jeremy

Today at the UBC Olympic distance triathlon Jeremy Hopwood had his first ever overall podium finish, coming third.
Well done, Jeremy - especially considering the hard training you did right up to race day!!

Fast Fry

Congrats to James Fry for taking 1st at the Oliver Sprint Triathlon today!! Well done, James!!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Jasper Blake to speak at camp!



We are very pleased to announce that Jasper Blake, former Ironman Canada winner and multiple top-5 Ironman finisher will be giving a talk on nutrition at the Spring Ahead and Race Camp in Victoria at the end of this month. Jasper is not only a great athlete, but is a spokesperson for the Multiple Sclerosis Society, a dad, and a well-loved member of the triathlon community. We are very excited that he is willing to come and share his knowledge and experience with us!

For more info on Jasper, see his website:

www.jasperblake.com

Monday, May 10, 2010

GREAT WEEKEND!!

Congratulations to Carolyn Leonard who won the 40-49 age group (out of 349 runners!) at the Mother's Day 5k in Calgary in a time of 21.40. Young Carolyn is becoming quite the little runner!!

Also, Julie Anderson finished 2nd overall in the Lethbridge Olympic distance triathlon. It was also her first time running hard after a foot injury kept her on the elliptical and in the pool for 6 weeks! Yay Julie!

Way to go Team!!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Good Day of Racing

On Saturday James Fry pulled off a nice 5th place finish at the Bare Bones Duathlon in Penticton.

At the Sun Run today Rachel Kiers ran PB of 38 flat while Jeremy Hopwood pulled off an impressive 34:05

We also had a few athletes at the Sooke Sprint Triathlon. Results have yet to be posted but will be pasted here as soon as they are!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

PHAT CAMP registration open!



Registration has now started for the 2nd annual ghetto, oops I mean, Phat Camp which will take place in Penticton July 17th-24th 2010.

Details and entry form can be found here:

http://www.mercuryrisingtriathlon.com/camps.php


Alternatively, email Sara saragross@yahoo.com, and she will send you the form!!

Hope to see everyone in Penticton!!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Lucky 7s!!

This past weekend Miranda Aldritt pulled off an impressive 7th place finish at Ironman St. George - also posting the 3rd fastest bike split!!
And at the Escape from Alcatraz Emily Cocks pulled a very satisfying 7th place - going ten minutes faster than the previous year.

Good job Mercury athletes!!!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

RACE WINNER!!

Congratulations to Shana Graham who was the first place female at the Icebreaker Sprint Triathlon in Regina this morning!! Conditions were rough, with sleet, mud and temperatures around zero. Despite the rough conditions, Shana's husband Todd also had a solid race, coming in 4th overall and Nick Doulias finished 16th, both running personal best times.

In Barrie Ontario, Carlos (our very own web-guy!) ran an impressive 41mins at the Sporting Life 10k, Cathy Noel of Victoria ran 1.55.54 at the Vancouver half marathon and Teresa Copeland finished her first marathon today as well!

Congrats to all!!