Day 4, Sunday: The Race Day – “Recharge with Milk” Triathlon series at Welland, Ontario.
Woke up at 4am as usual. Finally pooped (yay + ouch) and got late anyway. So I changed my shorts and got ready to leave. We took quite some time to reach Welland and finally arrived at the venue around 8:30am. Parichit bhaiya got himself registered for the Bike-run race and Garima di decided to train instead. While he was warming up for the race, me and garima di went near the lake where the swimming race was taking place. It was amazing to see so many heads in the water 😛
We headed back to the transition area where the swimmers started running after their swim to get their bikes. It was hot even though the wind was cold. Unfortunately, one of the cycles’ tires burst at the transition area which was a pity. But the race crew was there to help. I also hear a woman complain to a friend about a woman behind her during the swim who pushed her back while swimming because the swimmers were too close to each other in the beginning (as seen in the pic above). Anyways, Sunny bhaiya started with his race and I clicked away.
Then I felt sleepy but couldn’t sleep on the grass (too ticklish, made me itch all over) so had to sleep on the bench kept out in the sun. Thankfully, the wind was cold….
And then suddenly I heard people clapping so I got up and saw runners coming up on the course. I got ready with my camera for Shani Bhaiya who came a bit later…I cheered for him when he came…
But instead of smiling and waving at me (as I had imagined), he decided to throw a glove at me and told me to keep it in the bag.
So anyway, I met Garima di later and we decided to go the canal and swim. Since the water was cold and I didn’t have a wetsuit (which she did) so I just dipped my feet while she swam there.
Then I spot Shani bhaiya during his second lap and then we met him later after the race. Guess who won??
And we drove back home after having some hamburgers and some tasty chocolate milk 🙂