15 Reds Finish their First Half Ironman!
Sept 24, 2011
What a journey! These 15 Gals - "The Reds" started the season in February 2011 in many different places: Many had never done a triathlon, didn't know how to swim, feared the open water, etc. We had "non-runners" who started with walking around the block (only to finish the season with a 13.1 mile run!), non-bikers, single moms, working gals, never-before athletes, previous volley ball players and everything in between! Over the course of 8 months we worked together - helping each other get through the miles and over come our "weakest links". And, come race day every single gal crossed the finished line to complete their first Half Ironman!!! It was "70.3 miles of joy!" : ) (RedLady Bea Pettus)
For many Reds, getting to the start line of their first half IM included getting through their VERY FIRST TRIATHLON EVER earlier in the season as part of their preparation. Many gals started with a sprint distance, built up to an Olympic distance and before they knew it, they were ready for their half IM!