NICK PILGRIM 3RD IN QUEBEC YOUTH CUP TRIATHLON

Nick Pilgrim was 3rd this morning, Sunday 31st July, in the Quebec Cup Under 13 Youth Triathlon in Magog, Canada completing the 375m swim, 10km bike and 2.5km run in 38 mins 47 secs. As previously reported ( see yesterday’s postings) the triathlon was part of a two day / 3 event series of races with points being awarded for each race to determine final placings.

Nick was 4th in the aquathlon and 5th in the duathlon yesterday to leave him in 6th place overnight. However, today he finished ahead of three of the athletes who stood ahead of him overnight so it is possible that he might make the podium although how points are calculated is not clear ; final results later.

The series overnight leader, Jeremy LaJoie, was a comfortable winner of the triathlon in 37 mins 24 secs after opening up a gap on the bike.

TO SEE THE TRIATHLON RESULTS AND SPLITS GO HERE

NICK PILGRIM 5TH IN ROUND 2 OF QUEBEC CUP

Following on from his 4th place finish earlier today in the Aquathlon ( see previous post) Nick Pilgrim finished the 2nd part of the three race series, the duathlon, in 5th place. Nick completed the very fast 100m run, 5km bike, 100m run in 13 min 27 secs with the winning time being 12 mins 46 secs.

Tomorrow, Sunday 31st July, is the last of the three races over 375m swim, 10km bike and 2.5km run.

Although the series points do not appear to be available, Ian Pilgrim reports that he thinks Nick is still in 4th place in the points series going into tomorrow’s final triathlon.

For full duathlon results and splits go HERE

MAGOG QUEBEC CUP – NICK PILGRIM IN 4TH.

Nick PILGRIM JUNE 2016Following on from his excellent 12th place finish in Ottawa last weekend in the Canadian 13-15 Youth Series Event, Nick Pilgrim is racing this weekend in a unique event in Magog, Quebec, Canada in series of three races for U13 triathletes. Nick began the first day with an Aquathlon (200 m swim, 1 km run) finishing 4th out of 42 starters in 6 mins 59 secs with the winner crossing the line in 6 mins 44 secs. This event is  followed by a Duathlon later today over 100 m run-5 km bike-100 m run (with a staggered start against the clock every 30 seconds) . The starting order for the duathlon has been  determined by the aquathlon position. On Sunday, Nick will compete in a triathlon over a 375 meter swim, 10km bike and 2.5km run. The winners will have accumulated the most points on the three events.

 

To see full results and follow Nick’s results click HERE and scroll down the right side of the page to the U13 events.

NEW JERSEY STATE TRIATHLON RACE REPORT

Thanks to Dawn for her race report :

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DAWN JOHNSON AT THE 2016 NEILL / BLAKE CAMP

With temperatures of 95 degrees expected New Jersey State triathlon had the potential to be very hard work. In the end both Joel Matthews and Dawn Johnson had a great race. Overall it was extremely well organised and with a lake swim, gently rolling bike and fairly well shaded run it turned into a great event.
The swim was in 83 degree water somewhat like Bermuda but there the similarity ended. It was akin to swimming through pea soup and you literally couldn’t see your hand when stretched out in the swim. Nevertheless it was soon enough over and the bike took place in beautiful rolling countryside surrounded by farmland and well organised and policed. With both doing good times on the bike only the dreaded 10 k run was left to worry about. The first 5k was primarily through shaded trees on tarmac paths around the lake. The second 5 was slightly less shaded but there was very little climbing to be done throughout.
Joel finished 24th in his age group with a time of 2hr 32 mins and 15 secs, whilst Dawn was excited to bring home a pb of 3 hrs 16 mins and 57 secs. Both would highly recommend this race for others in Bermuda looking to add another Olympic distance to their schedule. The high temp is offset by the low humidity.