What a weekend of racing! Wildflower was awesome as usual. It is the toughest ½ IM in the World. If you ever want to see what suffering is all about give it a try J! Lots of results to share from around the country and around the world!
From Mallorca, Spain, Kim Essendrup completed his first Olympic distance race. The Mallorca Olympic race is draft legal for age groupers and takes place at the BEST swim facility which is one of the most outstanding training centers in the world. Kim picked a great race for his first Olympic!
At St. George 70.3, Kirk McCarville and Simon Willman toed the starting line. Kirk finished 24th in his age group in 6:26 and Simon covered the distance in 6:02, finishing 52nd in his age group. This was Simon’s first long course event while Kirk is a seasoned Ironman racer and Ultra runner.
We had eight finishers at Wildflower this year including six first-timers. Impressive results by all! WF is about 30-60 min slower than most other ½ IM races. That tends to happen with over 5,000’ of climbing on the bike and near 2,000’ on the run.
Will Rossiter 5:21 23rd AG Yes, same Will Rossiter that went 10:31 at IMNZ in March! First Wildflower .
Toby Baum 5:34 31st AG Third WF
SheriAnne Nelson 5:37 3rd AG Sheri Anne will be racing at IM Hawaii in Oct. This was a great result in a most competitive field. First WF.
Ben Quillinan 5:59 67th AG First WF
Kirk Lacko 6:21 38th AG First WF.
Tom Hennessy 6:32 20th AG First WF
Rachael Quillinan 6:40 21st AG First WF
Jenifer Garner 7:24 37th AG Second WF
Congrats to our Esprit de She racers who raced locally at Tempe Town Lake.
Esprit de She – Tempe
Caroline Sekaquaptewa 1:44 – 30th in AG
Laura Miles 1:29 – 6th in AG
Barb Wang 1:40 – 13th in AG
Joan McGue 1:48 – 9th in AG
Congratulations to all our racers and good luck to Anne Dreier who is racing at IM Texas next weekend!