Monday, March 19, 2012

The Steelman Challange

So let me begin, I was surprised Tanya and I hadn't posted a race report, a story, or anything since May 2011. It is past due ! its time to share a report. Though we haven't posted we have been active; in the time since May we not only have been training consistently but have also managed to participate in a few races. Let me list them. The Las Vegas Triathon "Olympic Distance", next year we step up to the "Half Iron" distance. We ran the High Desert Ultra Marathon, and also the Calico Ghost Town Ultra Marathon.

I'm going to be honest with the poor economy, and the ever increasing registration fees for races, we have curtailed our entries. There was a time when Tanya and I ran a marathon or an ultra a month and sometimes two; not anymore its' just two expensive. One Hundred and fifty dollars to run a marathon!! Crazy!! We both could run for that price!!!.... only a few short years ago..But anyway.....

The "Inaugural" STEELMAN SPRINT TRIATHLON CHALLENGE took place Sunday February 19th in Fontana California. The event was coined as a family event that boasted a reverse triathlon, and a 5K run as the challenge. The triathlon started with a 5K run followed by a hilly 12 mile ride, then finished with a 100 meter swim. The 5K run ran simultaneously with the triathlon. I would like to give Kudos to the race director(RD) "Ray Allard and his staff of volunteers" for an inaugural event everything went smoothly like a well oiled machine. From packet pickup to the the awards presentations everything ran smoothly. Additionally to Tanya and I participating in the event, 3 of our fitness clients also participated. Which included Ray Allard (RD); Kiana Webb and Kyle Webb; way to step up to the challenge!! Each shared excitement for what was accomplished (Kiana and Kyle Triathlon first timers!!!!), and already look forward to participation in more triathlon and running events!!!

See your on the Trails.