Sunday, August 16, 2009

NETT Rocks and Socks at Bayside Triathlon

Another fantastic day at the multisport races for NETT. Here's Frank's report:

The Bayside Triathlon in beautiful Barrington, RI saw two new mini ponies contribute to NETT’s overall success in the FIRM Grand Prix Series.

Tina completed her first triathlon of the season and more impressively her first ever ocean swim. The salt water must have treated her well because she had a solid swim followed by her usual strong bike and fast run to finish things.

Chelsea (NETT by affiliation with FKMSC) is an incredible swimmer and proved so with the 3rd fastest swim time of the day; in just 700y she was 3 ½ minutes faster than Frank! Her bike and run skills are pretty darn good as well so she won her age-group by a solid margin and placed high up overall.

Eri did a one-two punch following his Wild Cat performance up with another strong performance. And keep in mind when you scan the results that Eri swims sans wetsuit. Eri has earned a ton of points for NETT in the GP series. Lots of potential in that powerhouse.

Finally, I had a descent race myself – missing top 10 overall and top 3 in my age-group by mere seconds. Putting on socks adds about 10-15 seconds to your transition time and that may just make the difference between 3rd and 5th place. On the flip side I have no blisters to report. More disappointing (and somewhat embarrassing) is the fact that I went off course on the swim leg resulting in a significant time loss. I have to be happy with my run split though so all in all as I said a descent race.

Results have not been posted as of Sunday night but they will be here:

1 comment:

Frank said...

After reviewing the final results, Chelsea actually had the fastest swim time overall.