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Sunday, August 21, 2011

2nd Annual Wild Woman Triathlon

 On Friday, August 19 we held our 2nd Annual Wild Woman Triathlon.
Brenda Snizek and Ranee Berg organized the event, made sure the word got out, figured out the course, and generally pulled things together.  They did a fabulous job, and we are so grateful for all of the work they did to put the triathlon together.

We had a wide variety of participants this year, from the young and tough.... the mature and strong (Sister Clark, you are my hero!).

 After everyone signed in

and paused for a group picture,

they were off!

The first part of the triathlon is a swim in Lake Elmo.

There were several boats in the water to ensue that everyone made it out of the water safely.

As well as several future triathloners

cheering on their moms.

The next leg of the event is biking.  Women bike clear out to the refinery ---but no one will tell on you if you turn around before you get there : ^) .

 The final leg is a run/jog/walk/crawl twice+ around Lake Elmo.

We had a number of moms and daughters participating together this year, which was wonderful.

It was a perfect day for a demanding triathlon--our high on Friday was 78 degrees. 

This year we had 35 participants. It was so much fun!

Thanks to all of the volunteers who helped along the way, passing out water, cheering everyone on, and making sure that everyone was okay.

Make it your goal to join us next year. We don't care if you do the whole event, or just one or two of the three. We don't care if you're slow or fast, we just take joy in your accomplishment!
Thank you, Brenda and Ranee, for all of your work, and thanks to the wonderful participating women of the Billings East Stake!

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations to Ruth Dye for winning! You're my hero!