Tri United 2 and the Support Group

Tri United 2 held its race in a perfect weather condition at Laiya Batangas on July 7, 2103. More than 700 participants registered in this event, majority of which joined the long distance category of a 2 kilometer swim, 60k bike and 15k run. Though the forecasted weather by Kuya Kim Atienza had been significant in giving everyone a PR in this years event, let us not forget those that helped us cross the finish line… and get that well deserved medal!

 It may not be a podium finish for the majority but just merely crossing the finish line made everyone felt like a 1st placer.  Thanks to the support group!


It may not be a podium finish for the majority but just merely crossing the finish line made everyone felt like a 1st placer.Thanks to the support group!

 

May it be your first or your tenth triathlon race, a lot of training, discipline, perseverance and motivation resulted in crossing that finish line! Motivation and support group is very important during race day for me and for the majority I assume! When one feels like giving up, it is the support group who will encourage one’s will to finish!

Here are some photos taken by Angelo Barretto, Mary Ann Saquing of IC3 Photography and Raceday during Tri United 2… ┬ávarious shots of support and get-up-and-go poses… as a proof that one can enjoy the journey to the finish line!

 Our dear lifeguards for making sure everyone has gone out of the water safe


Thank you to dear lifeguards for making sure everyone had gone out of the murky water safe.
Photo courtesy of Mary Ann Saquing of IC3 Photography

 

 Same style with this participant, I asked my bike to be held while i washed and cleaned my feet.  Great help.  Thanks again Mary Ann, too bad I don't have a shot on the same spot.


I did the same style with this participant, I asked my bike to be held by the marshall while I washed my feet. Great help!
Thanks again Mary Ann, too bad I didn’t have a shot on the same spot.

 

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Atty. Marge, known as “atte” to us being paced by Fit+ Academy classmate Hazel. Thanks to Angelo Barretto for the nice shot!

 

 This was my favorite aid station!  I asked several times for ice in a cup when I get back, and they ever failed!   Photo courtesy of Mary Ann once again!


This was my favorite aid station! I asked several times for “ice in a cup when I get back”, and they never failed!
Photo courtesy of Mary Ann once again!

 

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Another coaching at the same time training day for Coach Norman of Team Norma! Thanks Coach and Raceday for the photo.

 

 

 "Tabo" in the aid station! A bucket of water in this aid station drives the bonk away! The best! Only in the Philippines!  Great shot Mary Ann!!


“Tabo” in the aid station! A bucket of water in this station drove all the bonks away! The best! Only in the Philippines!
Great shot Mary Ann!!

 

 Now its Fit+ Academy's Coach Kaye's turn to pace atte! Thanks again Angelo for this happy shot!


Now its Fit+ Academy’s Coach Kaye’s turn to pace atte!
Thanks again Angelo for this happy shot! Triathlon seems so easy!

 

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Even the event organizers and support crew were so happy to see one cross a finish line! This was the happiest finish line I’ve seen! Great shot, Angelo!

 

 

 

 

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Pinay Ironmom is a typical mom who wakes up before 6 am to prepare my 3 children for school. After this, I make my husband coffee, similar to the Nescafe commercial on TV of a couple's typical morning. Work is normally a tour of Northern or Southern Luzon to inspect projects we are building, checking quality of designs or preparation of presentations to prospective clients. My schedule is flexible luckily, I can squeeze in hearty lunches with my favorite lunchmate and training early in the afternoon or right after business hours. Weekends are bike days on Saturdays at MOA or Daang Reyna and Sunday is my me time - my long run day. Oh warm ups and stretchings are trips to the grocery, cool down is hearing mass and giving thanks to God for a wonderful week. This is ME :)
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