Sharon Triathlon – August 13, 2017
Zabeth’s Race Report:
The Sharon Triathlon is one of my favorite sprints put on by Max Performance. The pond is usually calm, and the ride and run are quite flat and fast. For an August race, this one is also a great choice as the bike and run courses go around the pond and are mostly shaded and breezy.
It’s an interesting sprint in that the swim is a full ½ mile, the bike is 12.3 miles and the run is longer than usual at 4.4 miles, favoring those who are happiest running.
There is one more unusual aspect of the Sharon Tri – there has been an Aquabike division for the last couple of years.
Another perk Max Performance provides at this race is a tent with post-race massages: sign-up as soon as you finish as it’s first-come-first-served!
I chose to race the Aquabike this year due to running injuries and enjoyed being able to go as fast as possible during my ride without having to save energy for the run. I was quite pleased to come in 3rd in my division even though I had a slow swim split.
Sharon Perl Olshvang and her daughter Riley Perl both raced the triathlon. Congratulations Riley for earning 3rd place in the under 19 division. We’d love to have you join Team Envision this year!
I highly recommend the Sharon Triathlon and hope more of us register for it in 2018. It’s a great event.