Sunday, November 7, 2010

Du the Teddy Bear - Andrew's First Race!

Andrew, my 6 year old, competed in his first race in October and I could not be more proud!

We live near Bear Creek Park and there is an annual duathlon in October called "Du the Bear". I have never raced it because it has yet to align with my race schedule, but the bike shop I frequent is the head lining sponsor and I just happened to see an advertisement for a kids race called "Du the Teddy Bear".

The kids race was supposed to be a half mile run, 2 mile bike ride, and half mile run, but they ended up splitting the race into kids over 8 (they did the original distance) and kids 7 and under, who did a shorter version.

Here are the photos that will do a far better job of telling the story of the race ...

Waiting for the race to start - deer in the head lights anyone? :)

Having fun on Run Part I

Still running
T1 - preping for his ride

On the bike leg ... he actually had a minor crash at the turn around, but he got right back on his bike.
These 3 are my favorites - look at him, finishing strong!
The grin is on his way out ...

Receiving his medal

Andrew with his buddy Jack and his favorite little brother
Showing off his medal

Andrew with his gear

Brothers

Proud Mama

Proud Daddy

7 comments:

curly su said...

So great! He looks amazing, and like he enjoyed himself - congrats on some great parenting...

Meredith said...

Love, love, love. :)

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Congrats little guy!!! I guess for his 7th birthday, he wants a all carbon bike with Zipp 1080 wheelset and aero helmet

Kristin said...

Very cute!! He looked like he enjoyed himself fully

Aimee said...

Woohoo! That is so awesome, and those pictures are priceless! Yay for Andrew! :)

Bill said...

Very nice. I guess it runs in the family.

Katie said...

Those are the cutest pictures! Just made my morning :D