Multisport Canada Series Award Winner: Me!

There must be a mistake. That’s what I thought when I received an email from Multisport Canada Triathlon Series this fall telling me that I had won 3rd place in the season long series points for triathlons of Olympic distance and longer among women aged 40-44. I wrote them back, saying that I was a middle-of-the-pack athlete, so how could I have won?

Well, it turns out there was no mistake, and I really did finish in 3rd place! Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to make it to the awards presentation in early December (basketball got in the way). Today, my plaque arrived in the mail.

 

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I’m not sure if anyone is more surprised than me!

You have to race in 3 or more races of a certain distance (in my case, Olympic distance – 1.5k swim, 40k bike, 10k run – or longer), and for each race you complete, you earn points based on your age group placing. The more you race, the better your chances of winning – your best 3 scores are added up, and certain races give you bonus points (in my case, the K-Town race).

The races that ended up counting for me were the Gravenhurst Olympic (jump off a steamship and swim to the start line!), Kingston Long Course (2k swim, 56k bike, 15k run) and Wasaga Beach Olympic (remember the race where I puked during the swim?).

I never once finished in the top 3 this season, and the funny thing is that the longer the race, the less competitive I am, but I’ll take my award and remember all the hard work that went into race preparation, my many PBs achieved this year, and how much fun I had.

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Can’t wait for the 2016 season!

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11 Responses to Multisport Canada Series Award Winner: Me!

  1. razkristi says:

    Congratulations Kyra! We have a run/triathlon series here in Ottawa that has the same awards system. It is always nice to be rewarded at the end of a season!
    Merry Christmas 🙂

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    • kyrapaterson says:

      Thanks Kristi! That’s where this whole triathlon business started for us… it’s where my husband did his first race! It was a pool swim at Carleton, a bike in the pouring rain, and a run along the canal. Merry Christmas to you too! We _will_ meet in 2016!

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  2. Soon you’ll need a room for all your families trophies , medals and race t shirts

    Neil and Denise

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  3. boristoronto says:

    Congrats! That’s awesome!

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  4. That’s awesome – congratulations!

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  5. Michel Guay says:

    Great! Toutes nos félicitations.
    Lise & Michel

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  6. Claire et Alan McIntosh says:

    Bravo! Toutes nos plus chaleureuses félicitations des Prairies!
    Uncle Alan, Richard, Julie et Tante Claire!

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