Today the family ventured to south Lake Washington for the kids’ second running of the Seafair Kids Triathlon. The race was supposed to be a 100-yard swim, 3-mile bike and 500-yard run, but the “swim” was more a run through water and the bike was closer to one mile than three.
All in all, the kids did much better than in 2015. Reese finished in a time of 10:34 — good for 84th place in a field of 113. A very slow transition because of some shoe malfunctions ended her chances. Finn finished in 8:43 — 25th overall and the fastest 7-under in the field. (Ten other athletes were in that category: he was the fastest by 46 seconds.) There wasn’t a lot of room for error in this race: the winner, an eleven-year old boy, finished with a time of 7:19.
A little short, even for a kids’ tri-, if you ask me.
Afterwards we took a quick trip to Seattle Center. Regrettably we missed the Bite of Seattle — it was last weekend — but we still had a fun time frollicking in the fountain.