Rainbow Cup Triathlon 2009
The Rainbow Cup was a hard and exquisite race. Each component of the course was riddled with technical and difficult aspects. The two lap swim course started just after 9am with over 100 participants competing around the first buoy; after the frantic grabbing, kicking, and force, all participants began to string into lines swimming the first 750meters.
The Olympic distance athletes had to exit the water, race around beach markers and dive back into the sea for the second lap. The bike leg was 8 laps without one flat piece of road, with out a loop back it was more uphill than down, and some fierce inclines at that. The sun began to hammer down as we soared through the rolling hills and sped up the inclines. The run was the last bit, 4 laps around the same hills, no problem, right? Well the 10km actually ended being about 16km, which we discovered afterwards even though my body knew it during the race. After I met where 5k should be in terms of time, I could not believe how long the loops were taking me. With the sun and humidity, I said that was the hardest 10k I ever ran!
I finished second overall female holding the St Kitts & Nevis flag high into the finish line. In all it was a gorgeous time, and a great race. Looking forward to next year to regain first position!