Saturday, September 18, 2010

Mercury Takes Banff

Last weekend, myself (Sara) and Clint made the long drive to Banff to help out with the Lifesport event there (well, Clint helped out, i mostly hung out). I was very pleased at the Mercury Rising turnout at the race, including amateur photographer Tessa P. who took some beautiful shots and was kind enough to share them with us.

In terms of results, there was no shortage and it was great to see various people in team kit on the podium in various categories. Jackie Morettin completed her first Olympic distance race in 3h14 and Leanne Sherman put together a solid race in 2h40. Todd Graham (aka the energy bunny) won his age group just 2 weeks after Ironman Canada!! And relay team of Tessa, Lisa and Jon came 2nd overall in the Olympic relay division. Luke Gillmer put together a solid race placing 3rd in the elite division, another great result for Luke as he prepares for the 70.3 World Championships in Clearwater.

Leanne smiles as she runs home down Banff Ave.

Mercury team member Lisa shares a burger with hubby Jon after a successful effort in the relay division (photographer Tessa biked for this team)

I love this shot of Todd and I chatting after his podium finish, while wife Shana removes a timing chip from a competitor. Shana offered to help out at the finish line at the last minute and really saved the day! Thanks Shana!

Volunteer extraordinaire Shana.

Todd and Shana debrief post-race in the shadow of the mountains.

Todd on top of the age group podium.

Luke 3rd in his second elite race! Yay Luke!

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