Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Florida Ironman and Dirty Duathlon!

Kristin Rinderknecht blasted the Ironman Florida course on Saturday, finishing her first Ironman distance event in under 12 hours! Not only was this Kristins first Ironman event.... this was her first marathon as well! I guess going in a little blind to the marathon can be a good thing!

Kristin participated in the Florida Ironman with friends Michelle Ennis and Amy Hanrahan - Pink Zoomer Jenny Weber also went as coach, supporter, friend and cheerleader! All three ladies had a great day - each one finishing in under 12 hours! Congratulations to Kristin, Michelle and Amy on a great day!

Sunday was the 3rd annual Dirty Duathlon - Pink was well represented! Dressed in pink and racing solo were Kim Hopkins, Elain Kay, Dee Mable and Kristin Reese. Those racing on Relays were Erin Rewerts (with Jerome), Dorothy Heicht (with Chad Vandelune), Shelly Hollowager (with Herbie), Kerry Gumm (with Matt), Sheri Robinson (with Steve) - as well as green-team team mates Alicia Duffy (running for Brian, her Dad) and Katie White (running for future green-team guy, Jim White). Also representing pink and running solo was Dave Mable. There was lots of pink cheering too! It was great to see!

It was quite a day with Kim Hopkins finishing 3rd overall and winning the masters division - Dee was right behind, taking 2nd in the masters, followed by Kristin Reese (3rd open) and Elain (3rd master)! In the relay race, Chad Vandelune and Dorothy won the "Married And Loving It" category, ahead of the Gumms, Rewerts and Robinsons.

It was a glorious day - and fun was had by all! Here are a few pics.

Shelly leads down the hill!

Dee smiling all the way!

Kim and Elaine early on the run!

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