Amy returns to her very first triathlon
Our teammates, Mindi and Evan, did a tremendous job directing this event. We were also blessed with an amazingly beautiful and perfect day. The wind cooperated and shifted just in time for our morning gulf swim. I only saw one jelly during the 600 yards but was able to avoid him. The swim course was well supported and fun. For me to say a swim was fun means that it really, really was. Flat gulf swims are the best. The bike was crowded at the start but made me feel pride as it is just great to see so many racing this awesome sport that we love. I loved seeing my teammates (guys and girls) out on the course digging deep to ride hard on the flat and fast, out and back bike course. The 5K run through the neighborhood is over surprisingly fast, thank goodness. I was thinking as I was running that so many of us talk about what we are racing and say “oh, it’s ONLY a sprint”. In reality, sprints hurt the most. Like- A LOT. But the beautiful Pensacola Beach and awesome people make that pain worth it. It is always fun to race where you started, and I am excited to celebrate 25 years of SRITRI next year with the same awesome friends.
Jayme's first time at SRI TRI...but not her last!
Who can forget about those beautiful handcrafted awards? Sister Chain Tri didn’t disappoint. Amy Stanfield crushed the bike course, Candice Taylor dominated the swim and Jayme Bograd PRd her 5k. The team took 1st overall girls team and everyone on the team found a podium spot. The Pensacola Triathlon community is awesome and can’t wait to do SRI Tri again next year.