This is the second year in a row that Team Imrie has conquered the Mud Hero course up at the Albion Hills conservation area north of Toronto. Last year's blog post covers the details of the race, this year's race was very similar with the order of the obstacles altered slightly and a few swapped out for relatively similar ones.
My brother turned 30 on race day, and we celebrated with a 'tight and bright' race uniform theme. Our costumes won the day, and we also dominated our wave with three of the top six times in our wave (1st, 3rd and the birthday boy in 6th). Overall I placed 3rd, potentially 2nd as the winner's time was 2.5 minutes faster than the group so he's either a stud or someone who went off course or call it a day at the half-way point.
|Team Tight and Bright - Pre-Race|
Fun times had by all, on the course, in the beer tent afterwards and then the after-party at the campsite! My only takeaway from the course this year is not to wear flat-soled shoes made of slippery rubber, no fun running downhill muddy trails in those!
Next up is Muskoka 70.3, aiming for a qualifying spot for the 2014 Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Mont Tremblant, Quebec.