Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Iron Christmas 70.3 Results

With all of the holiday non-sense out of the way, yesterday morning I had the brief chance to sit down and tabulate all of the results I received back. I now finaly have the chance to sit down and post it. With about fourteen entries, there were 6 finishers plus me. I have broken down the results by event and have them below. You can skip to the bottom for the overall to avoid my commentary.


With warm water and good weather on race day, when the horn sounded the racers entered the meat grinder. 42 minutes later Karen arrived at the shore victoriously with her next competitor arriving 12 minutes later giving her a nice head start out of T1. The remainder of the pack trickled in within the event cut off time.






By an act of God I had the fastest time on the bike, I didn't even realized I had gotten it done this fast until I added up all of my workouts. Mackenzie came out of the water with a 12 minute deficet but she rode so fast that she left melted pavement behind her and she was able to make it to T2 with a 10 minuted lead. Patrick's time although 6th was able to keep him in the front of the pack going into T2. Jason and Kate put up solid times moving up several positions.





Patrick put down the best time in the run, clearly sprinting the course and skipping all of the aid stations. Jason with the next best time, finished this portion of the race 40 minutes later. There were rumors within the triathlon community that he did the course by sprinting 400 meters, vomiting, and then sprinting the next 400 meters, only to vomit again.




This was an interesting race to watch as positions traded back and forth throughout the entire course. In the end the leader proved that all it takes is solid effort to gain inches on others with every step. And now that you have suffered through my humor here are the overall results....



Thank you to everyone who participated and to everyone who made an attempt. This has inspired me to run another one within the next few months that will be strictly made of relay teams. Mackenzie please email me at tucker_lr (@) yahoo (.)com with your full name and address so I can get your care package underway.


THANKS AGAIN EVERYONE!!

11 comments:

Kate said...

This was fun, Luke! Thanks for hosting and tabulating the results.

Patrick Mahoney said...

Luke this was awesome. For the record I think my run was more like 1:40 (I'll check my sheet) but the overall time seems correct as the s + b + r + 20 mins - 4 min bonus = +/- 5:47.

You smoked that bike dude.

Karen said...

so much fun! Thanks Luke :)

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

dude next year you are going to have to contact Universal Sports and get this thing broadcasted live!

Big Clyde said...

Such a great idea. I didn't complete, but you still motivated me to get moving during that week. Thanks.

mackenzie said...

i won? NO WAY!

my husband was making fun of me for making such a big deal about getting my miles in and strategizing, but i guess it paid off!

it also helps when you have no children and little responsibilities to dedicate multiple hours per day to working out...

this totally made my day! thanks for the fun challenge!

TRI714 said...

why am I not on there :-(

One Crazy Penguin said...

Thanks for hosting :) Maybe you can make it annual and I'll aim not to be last next year :p

Kate said...

Tiina, we aren't last. We were just the last ones to cross the finish line. A sixth place finish is my best this year. :)

Patrick said...

Luke, Happy New Year!

Jason said...

This was so much fun to do. I am super excited to do the next one.

And I agree with Jeff in that we need US to broadcast this. We all get Flips from the company and record us doing these things, which would be hilarious.