PACTRAC had 2 members competing in the Florida Ironman Triathlon on Saturday.
The event takes place in Panama, North Florida, over the distances of:
swim 2.4 miles in the sea.
bike 112 relatively flat miles.
run 26.2 mile marathon - out and back twice.
2,891 competitor's entered the race and Roger Canham came 15th in his
Age Group from 352 athletes.
After the 112 mile bike section, Roger was in 150th place overall, and
13th in his Age Group. By half-way through the marathon (13.1 miles) he
had moved up to 114th (8th in AG) before a recurring injury slowed his
progress and he slipped back to 151st (15th in AG) with a 3:37:45
marathon - very respectable without an injury.
Dave Allsop was in the same 45-49 year Age Group. He moved up to 201st
place overall, after 72 miles on the bike, but then slipped back 31
places, in the final 40-miles to start the run in 232nd overall. Dave
had a good marathon time and hung on to 283rd overall and 36th in his
151. Roger Canham 1:04:21 5.02.09 3:37:45 = 9:44:15 AG 15.
283. David Allsop 1:06:41 5:10:49 4:04:51 = 10:22:21 AG 36.
The difference between Triathlon and other sports is that triathlon
allows you to race with the very best, in the same race. The half-
Ironman distance OceanLava Triathlon in Lanzarote at the weekend saw
Belgian, Marino Vanhoenacke (3rd in the World Ironman Championships in
2011) take the honours. PACTRAC's 2013 Club Champion, Paul Lunn,
competed, and came home in 10th place overall.
swim 1.2 miles in the sea.
bike 56 miles.
run 13.1 miles.
10. Paul Lunn 35.47 2.41.36 1.30.03 = 4.47.26 Age Group 2nd.