First TTP event of 2011 - John Tanner State Park

Monday, May 2, 2011

Almost 500 athletes turned out Saturday for the inaugural event of the 2011 Tri The Parks series at John Tanner State Park in Carrollton. Race conditions were near-perfect, with air temps at start time in the upper 60s and water temps in the low 70s. 

As always, the TTP team put together a great event featuring a glass-smooth swim, a rolling bike course with enough hills to get the heart rate up, and a run that fooled many first timers with a flat start that quickly turned challenging. As one John Tanner first timer put it, “That’s the last time I trust someone else’s definition of ‘rolling’ hills!”

Overall triathlon winners were Jason Schott (1:02:35) and Katie June (1:11:57). Stephen Locke was the overall Male Masters winner (1:06:52) and Kelly Thomas was overall Female Masters winner (1:16:06). Of special note was 90-year old Dr. John Taylor, who finished in 3:26:57.

The event also included a duathlon, with overall winners Benny Sum and Kelley Lowe-Colenbaugh, and an aquabike contest, won by Havird Usry and Ashlee Bright. 

If you missed this event, TTP returns to John Tanner on September 10. The next TTP race takes place June 4 at Blalock Lakes. Registration closes May 27th.


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