Friday, May 07, 2010

The power of two

A tale of 2 triathlons ... one mini and one Olympic at the world renowned Club La Santa

Our luxury apartment complete with Cesar Manrique decorations. It's so nice to have my bicycle back in the apartment just like student days.


After our 3G Sim failed to work in the mifi router (shown left), Agata starts to put the 3G SIM into her 1G iPhone and then realises her error!


Agata relaxes by the pool


Marcus modifies his seat and bars position to enable him to actually reach the handlebars. The cycle top tube of this rental bike is too long for me!


Depressingly we find the Philadelphia cheese selection in Lanzarote (off the coast of West Africa) is better than back home in Switzerland.


Extensive el Grifo wine testing is in progress


We received a lecture on nutrition and a free bag of SIS gels and powders. Luckily SIS is our favourite sports food, yet unavailable in Switzerland. We will be stocking up!


Dan, Caroline, Chris and Nicolaus


Marcus and Agata before the mini triathlon


Simon limbers down



Wetsuit training session with Jo Lewis


Trace finishes mini triathlon


Agata finishes mini tri


Takka finishes mini triathlon


Sue finishes the mini triathlon



Mary finishes the mini Triathlon

(A fuller list of mini tri photographs is available in the high resolution Picasa album)


Marcus starts and continues the post mini triathlon drinking


Tanja Slater and Phil Price

The 3 princesses


Buoy setup on the lake for the Volcano Triathlon


Saturday morning and it is Transition setup


We start the swim and there seems to be an element of walking (i.e. cheating) going on here


Marcus battling with traffic on the bike


Agata on the bike




Marcus on the run


Agata on the run


Agata finishes her first Olympic distance triathlon A great time for her and she was truly a very happy bunny.


Proud finishers: Trace, marcus and Agata


Our team Volcano triathlon finishers dinner


The Volcano Triathlon 2010 winners take to the stage




Our luxury Citroen C3 hire car


Agata the art critic at Castil San Jose gallery


Time is short. Agata and Marcus are forced to use the secret transporter to come home


Boo hoo . We are back home. We dream of a longer trip next time

Links
Full Picasa web album including high-res photographs
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