The last couple of weeks have been pretty busy for Human Powered Racing. Training is in high gear and Triathlon’s have begun here on the Island. A couple of weeks back Drew Robertson and Marcia Kirby had great races at the Westshore Triathlon at Juan De Fuca. This past weekend, Richard Wey did his very first 10km running race and finished in a time of 1:11. Well done everybody.
This past weekend a group of 27 riders gathered to tackle the 8th annual Parksville 360 (it actually ends up being closer to 333 when we cut off a few side roads on the way back, but Parksville 333 doesn’t sound nearly as good). The weather co-operated for the most part and all of the riders rode strong and smart. Besides a flat tire or two and a couple of torrential downpours on the way home everything went according to plan. For many of the riders, the Saturday trip up was the longest ride they had every completed (following it up with a 30 minute run was also new territory for many) You can only imagine what they were thinking when they knew they were getting up to do it all again on Sunday. BUT, as with all great challenges, everyone just put their heads down and focused on the road in front of them and not the road (Malahat) waiting 100km up the way. In the end, everyone returned home strong and most importantly safe.
This is one of the best bonding weekends of the year for Human Powered Racing. Nothing brings you closer together than suffering and then succeeding as a group. Well Done Team!