Smiles and sunshine for some!
I am not sure whether the photo quality is due to the camera phone or the state of the subject as it was “Beauty and the Beast” day in St Croix and Jarrod Owen had a tough but productive day as he says below:
“Hi everyone at PARLEE and Cycling Edge, I had a tough, tough race not quite as I wished, really rough roads so kept losing water out of the back cages and then “enjoyed” a slow front tyre leak which made the last 30km a little scary as it was a really hilly course, mixed with *&%# roads! The run was also hilly which was tough as did 3hr15min on monday but with 4weeks to China thats life!
All in all testing, tough race and a good change from the flat stuff at most places and you know what Im in the Caribbean:-)
Again the Parlee and set up felt great and legs were good of it too!”
End result for Jarrod was 9th Outright and second Age Grouper by a minute…..he achieved his goal of an Invitation to Kona and a bonus invite to Las Vegas. Next stop Ironman China.
Aussies were prominent on the podium with Luke Bell second by 16 secs with Ritchie Cunningham third with Mirinda Carfrae on the podium in the women’s event.