ERICA HAWLEY RACE REPORT – MONTREAL CANADIAN JUNIOR TRIATHLON SERIES and CORRECTION TO TYLER SMITH’S RESULT IN WORLD CUP TRIATHLON

As already reported Erica Hawley was 8th at last weekend’s Montreal Canadian Junior Triathlon Series. Here is her race report :

This was one of the most exhilarating and exciting races that I have done so far! The world cup event was after ours so there was extensive support from the crowd and a lot of hype going into it. I had a solid swim coming out at the back of the lead pack (13 of 15) and we had a long run up to transition. I unfortunately just missed that pack but had a couple of girls with me so we worked together for the majority of the race. The bike was extremely challenging and included 4 short punchy hills, 2 180’ turns, cobblestones and a strong wind per lap! There were many crashes due to the nature of the course and the technicality so I’m pleased I avoided these and stayed safe. The run consisted of 3 laps and I was around 45 seconds down getting off the bike. I came off the bike in 11th position and managed to run myself up to 8th. All in all it was a great race that really tested me mentally as I needed to be focused at all times. I also got to watch my teammates and Flora take the win which is always inspiring and exciting.

CORRECTION : Tyler Smith finished 36th,and not 31st as previously reported, out of 48 starters in last weekends Montreal World Cup Triathlon ,his first race in the “open” adult ranks in a race that featured a large number of the world’s top 100 triathletes.

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