Wildflower, St. George 70.3, Esprit de She, Mallorca Tri 2013

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 70.3Kirk 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!