Huge congrats to Tisha Wintringham for landing herself on the podium at this weekend's Spin Off Spadina Olympic Triathlon. Despite a lingering leg injury, she powered her way to a pb, taking 13 minutes off her last year's time. John Mykytchuk ran and impressive 2h44, not bad for a guy turning 60 this year! And Jenna Berthelot had a solid swim and a PB on the bike by 7mins before retiring early due to injury.
Jenna rocks the bike ride!
In Victoria, Todd and Shana Graham both had great days at the New Balance Half Ironman, placing 8th in their respective age groups. Todd achieved yet another pb, finishing in 4:55, and Shana hit her goal and crossed the line in just over 6 hours. Luke Gillmer placed 2nd overall in the Sprint race, his 4th podium finish this season already! In the relay division, coaches Sara and Clint swam and ran in the half iron event, with Paul Regensburg putting in a solid effort on the bike in between. Sara also ran on a sprint relay team with Eileen Harper and they won 3rd in the women's relay division!
Paul takes on the hill!
The Chinook Triathlon series in Calgary saw many Mercury athletes perform well this weekend. Lorraine Churchill finished 10th overall in the women's division, and Leanne Sherman continues to see tremendous improvements over her previous results. Nick Doulias found himself in the top 20 on the bike for the Half Iron distance, but faded on the run. And Tessa P put together a solid race, finishing in 2h50. With more consistent running under her belt, she is slowly chipping away at her race speeds... Watch out! And, last but not least, Kendall Pritchard ran a new PB of 2h41 and placed 2nd in her age group. Yay Kendall!!
Additionally, in the relay division, Team Mercury Rising, comprised of a coach (Carrie), a photographer (Kaz), and an athlete extraordinare (Michelle Milot) took 2nd place.
Tessa, Carrie, Kendall and Marija, ready to rock!