Monday, July 27, 2009

TURN LEFT AT THE BURRITTO

You gotta love a triathlon that has a theme. The Fairport Pirate Triathlon is not only one of the best small triathlons around...it gets into the theme..thats for sure. Notice the pirate stuff all over the Finish area. The triathlon is very inexpensive..How about 20 bucks!!!!!! I have done it many times...this year however, I sat it out as I am recovering from my shin splints and stress fracture I suffered from my 50 mile ultra marathon in June.



My son, Pat raced..and this is him...speeding to the start area out of transistion as he was running late. The day was goregous...breezy..clear..



Ohh..and did I mentioned they get into the act??? Brian Davidson was giving his witty pre race instructions and dropped a few ARRRGHHHS!! too. By the way, he stripped out of the constume and raced as well.

One thing he told the triathletes was to make sure to swim to the left of the GIANT BURRITO floating in the water. One sponsor is Chipotle. Talk about product placement!!!! That silver thing that looks like a bullet was actually a buoy.


The course has a steep..but short hill coming out of transistion that catches some racers in the wrong gear. This view looks down into trans..and the lake beyond.


The bike finishes as racers speed down the hill....brake and dismount.. I was too slow..but thats Patrick in yellow shirt going down.


And thats Pat coming back up to begin the short run.. He was moving well...and making up for the bike. His tires were low and he said the wind was fairly brisk in open stretches....


Patrick finished strong and hung out a little with our buddy Eddie Police, who had a very good race coming off a 5:18 showing last week at the Musselman Half Iron. At Fairport, Pat was 4th in a very competitive age group.!!
Fairport is just a great small race.. I really enjoyed watching and shooting pics and chatting with all the racers and their families. Next week I am swimming for Team Dawud in the Cleveland Triathlon. This week I will try to run a couple miles on the trails at North Chagrin. The leg is much better.
Finally..Props to Lindsay Buckingham and Meagan Hayes ..two of our Fox 8 producers who finished their first triathlons at Huntington Beach. Pictures will follow.!!
Life's a Blast

10 comments:

Mom2Amara said...

Ooooh, that burrito! Congrats to Pat!

ShirleyPerly said...

$20 -- what a BARGAIN!!

Funny to see that burrito floating in the water. Congrats to your son!

Eric said...

Congrats to Pat. You should have told me to be on the look out for Lindsey and Meagan. I could have gotten some pics.

PB.

Matt Collister said...
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Matt Collister said...

Fairport is a good one!

Kevin said...

20$ for a triathlon. Wow! thats cheap for a 5K, for a tri thats a steal. Congrats to Pat

untpawgal02 said...

Congrats to Pat on a great race! Sounds like a funtastic little race!

Missy said...

How fun ... that certainly sounds like a race that I need to do! Pirate theme, heck yeah!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

$20??!? I've paid more than that for little local 5Ks. What a bargain!

Rainmaker said...

$20 - holy cow. Or rather...holy burrito. That floating burrito is awesome.