Began training for the vancouver marathon (May 4th), 18 weeks with up to 55 miles a week. Training races will be
dirty duo race on the north shore (25km trail run), Gibson half marathon (March 31) and the Vancouver Sun Run, April 13.
Dirty duo went we'll raced with Diana Kilby on the bike, we both had smoking times and placed 10th in the relay division,
1:56 (25 km) mountain run and 1:59 (32 km mountain ride)
Dirty Duo Website
|click on the collage for the race website
Gibsons 1/2 marathon, tough course rainy weather... finishing time 1:25:11 and 1:54:12 for james and isabel, special
thanks to worren simon and jackie for the support!
2 days later STORM THE WALL began at UBC, as defending graduate student co-rec champs ulf found some talented girls for
us and a strong guy to give us another run for the money. This year we defended the grad student championship
and fell short by only a few seconds to winning the campus-wide co-rec division.
April 13 was the Vancouver Sun Run, 50,000 people! The second largest 10km field in the world.
Representing the MMAT Education Team I raced a 36:55 (personal best) and came in 146th place at the same time helping
the MMAT team to a first place finish in the ranks of the Education Team Division.
Thanks for Bryce for setting the fast pace, Jackie and Thara for support and all of Senator Reid Elemetary school for
taking part and working hard!
|james, jason, bryce at the sun run
Marathons done! first 2/3 were smooth then i had to slow up a bit, the last 45 minutes was quite a struggle, still i
managed to pull off a 3:09, way to go to bryce for an amazing 2:58 (also his first marathon), isabel for taking a half hour
off last years time and thara for finishing up strong
|james, bryce, thara, isabel
Since the marathon, i raced the flash 5 sprint triathlon at ubc and came in 3rd overall, now i'm kicking back and trying
to relax for the rest of the summer.
xterra canada sport, august 17, 2003
I won a race, wooohooo!
Sept 13, 2003 The first canadian university triathlon championships, went to montreal to represent UBC along with
john temesi, had a decent swim, good ride 1:00:21 (draft legal ride!) but a slow run... my time was still about 9 minutes
faster than when i raced the same course in 1999, so im on the right track... time to slow down and think about next year