Sunday, May 04, 2008

Race report: 6th Annual Tri-Benbrook Triathlon

The proud new father, Mike W., posted an impressive third place finish in our age group. Another TNT Alumni, Anthony H., bested Mike to take second place thanks in part to a stunning run performance.
Yours truly came in 12 out of 28 in our age group.

We all had a lot of fun. It was kind of like playing a home game. We all know the bike course very well; the windy and winding hills that snake around Benbrook Lake serve as a popular training ride for cyclists in the Fort Worth area. The ride peaks at "Nice Hill" - a steep and fairly short incline that someone appropriately named. A giant spray-painted smiley face awaits you as you grind your way to the top.

Team in Training had a tent at today's event to promote the upcoming Nation's Triathlon in September taking place in Washington DC and benefiting LLS

While not an official TNT event otherwise, tons of volunteers cheered on those of us in the purple and green. We're encouraged to sport the jersey and continue to promote TNT as alumni - and I gotta say, I don't mind at all having a ready cheering section and hearing the "Go Team!" throughout the day.