The RMEC sent a small group to Roanoke Rapids to compete in the Tri Roanoke Valley Sprint Triathlon on Saturday. To say we had a good showing would be an understatement.
Jason Irvin was first to finish with a time of 1:20:06 earning 20th overall. Despite being the fastest RMEC finisher, his competitive age group kept him off the podium by only 20 second! One place and seven seconds behind Jason came Cliff Amos finishing in 1:20:13. This was good enough for 1st in his age group. Cliff also posted the fastest run in the RMEC with a 7:48 pace on a hilly 5k course.
Nipping on the heals of Cliff was Steve Cooper finishing 25th overall with a 1:22:04. Steve stood next to Cliff on the podium placing 2nd in their age group. Steve has been fighting some vertigo for several weeks but still managed to improve his time by 15 minutes over last year!
Colin Amos returned to defend his age group victory from last year, and did not disappoint. Finishing 30th overall with a 1:23:55 he once again took 1st by 13 seconds and was the youngest competitor too! He improved his time by 13 minutes over last year. 61-year old Ralph Willey finished in 1:27:48, and also took first in his age group. Complete results are available online.