A duo of Chain team members headed to Tallahassee for the 19th Annual Red Hills Triathlon, below are the dispatches to their fellow team members following the event. Sounds like a fantastic day for both Logan and Spence with many thanks to a great venue, tough competition, and organized and supportive race staff and volunteers.
"Red Hills Triathlon wouldn't be the same race without the cold start, for 2019 that tradition continued on. After 14 years I've returned again to the triathlon that started my journey in the sport, albeit a slow one, getting second to last in my first 'race.' The event hasn't changed from the one I love... An alligator warning sign that is also used for a starting line for the swim, the canopy-covered roads that resemble Florida mountains, and the shaded half-trail & half-pavement run through Maclay Gardens State Park. Put all those together with an excellent race director and support team and you get a phenomenal event. This race is special to me and I'm certain I'll be back for future participation!"
"Red Hills Triathlon is one of my favorite races and I try to do it every year. Pretty cold at the start and everyone was wearing 3-4 layers to keep warm. Water temp was warmer than the air so made for a pleasant swim. Bike was freezing until I got dried off and got the blood moving staying up with the Tallahassee crew. Went back and forth on the bike with the same guy, Wayne the president of Gulf Winds Triathletes. Came into T2 fast and despite numb hands and feet went out hard. Felt good on the run and finally saw Logan - me at the one mile point, him at the two mile point. Run was road and trail which always makes it more interesting. All in all a great race with fantastic awards and beverages!"