Here are Kent Richardson and Julia Hawley’s race reports from this Sunday 7th September’s race in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.
Hey, great race course for the bike. It was not so technical but it was still hard. The run was almost a 10 miler with very very steep hills. I had a great swim and after bike was entering transition 5 or 6 place overall but lost places on the run, but very happy all in all 11 overall.
Dave, I had a great race and managed to get a Maui world championship spot!! I was 2nd female overall going in to run but I knew my run was not where it should be as I have been injured since Hawaii last year and not done any racing or run training until now! It was an xterra with a very long and hard run. Bit of a cold start to the day and it was a rough swim.
The excitement on the trip was seeing 2 bears on the bike course when we did this a couple of days before the race. The first scared us but we kept riding, the 2nd we turned around and found the nearest road and got off the trail!!