As cyclists raced on the roads of Strasburg, Mt. Olive, Woodstock, Mt. Hebron in Shenandoah County, Virginia, Town Officials were able to breathe a sigh of relief as Mother Nature got the rain out of her system on Friday! The first-ever Strasburg Duathlon saw top competitors from the Worldgate Sport & Health Club in Herndon Virginia as well as racers from the Winchester Wheelmen, TriPerformance and other teams. There were bikers from Texas, New England and West Virginia. Timing services were provided by Tri-Performance, LLC; Brian and Alissa Crow and their crew did their usual terrific job, with results, including splits and average speeds, posted shortly after the racers’ finish.
Strasburg’s Mayor, Tim Taylor and Leila Orndorff, Chairwoman of the Strasburg 250th Anniversary Committee handed out awards to the prize winners. Mayor Taylor also raced in the event; so we all cheered for an elected official who can “walk (run and bike) the walk as well as talk the talk” !!! This was a fun, early season race, that I would recommend to anyone looking to get in a challenging bike-weighted event before the spring outdoor triathlon season begins. Click here for full results.