Another great weekend for Team AMEC. Let’s start with the Kiawah Island Tri :
Tracey completed her first ever olympic distance triathlon in preparation for her first ever half ironman coming up in October. She loved the distance, did GREAT, and I think she might be hooked. Congrats to her.
Tracey finishing her first Olympic distance!
Toby, who is still “recovering” from becoming a new dad to twin boys did amazing as well- finishing 5th in his AG and PRing by 2 and a half minutes. Very proud of him for getting in the training while being sleep deprived.
Toby prepping for the swim
Cameron placed 2nd in his AG and is now preparing for Beach2Battleship half ironman.
AND, finally, Shaun placed 1st in his and 17th overall!
Great job to all.
Next up was the Hellhole Gravel Grind. This race had one day races and a multi-day stage race. Heather placed 2nd in the women’s one day 75 mile distance- an amazing fete. She had never ridden so far on her mountain bike EVER. For those who don’t know- that is VERY hard to do. This race proved to be very difficult and I am super proud of her. Next up is Beach2Battleship half. She will rock it.
Heather on the podium
Pearce was also there, doing the 2 day stage race. He is preparing for IM Cozumel and we thought this would be a fun way to get more time on the bike instead of just traditional triathlon road riding. Again, this was a REALLY tough event- 2 days of 75 miles on the dirt roads put a big hurt on everyone. He did great.
Pearce looking fierce on the single track. Courtesy of Brian Fancher Photography
I was out there, too. I placed 2nd in the overall women’s stage race, which I am pretty happy about. I don’t talk about myself much on this site BUT I wanted to post a picture to give a HUGE shout to Brian Fancher Photography. He does an amazing job capturing the feel of races and the expressions of the athletes at their best (and worse).
Thanks to Brian Fancher Photography for getting some GREAT shots at the Hellhole Gravel Grind