Monday, August 29, 2011

Toronto Island Sprint Tri - Tons of Photographic Fun!!

Yesterday was my latest stint as a professional photographer and I got to shoot the swim and the FINISH line!

The swim is my favourite part of the race so I was thrilled to be down on the beach with the athletes.

It was SO exciting to be able to sit right in the finishing chute and shoot all of the race finishers, as I screamed and shouted and jangled my cowbell (all while wielding my camera!) - loved it!!  I managed to rig the bell by attaching it to my sandal, sitting on a stool and jangling my foot up and down... hands-free, baby!! 

Eric (hubby) raced and took 1st place in his age group!  Very exciting!

My friend Tara also hit the podium with a 2nd place in her age group!

I'm surrounded by over-achieving, fast athletes... I have no idea what we have in common... LOL!!

The weather was a bit cool and windy (thanks, Irene...) but a good day for racing.  The water of Lake Ontario was freezing, by all accounts.  I was thankful that I was not racing yesterday.  The poor guys coming out of the swim sans wetsuit were adamant (and quite vocal) about how cold it really was!  I hope that they were able to warm up on the bike!!

In other news, I'll be shooting at the Ontario Womens Triathlon at Milton next Sunday.  Who's racing??

Next up:  REV3 Cedar Point - Sandusky Ohio!!

Happy racing everyone!!