HITS Triathlon Series took to the hills of Napa Valley, California this weekend to offer five distances to over 800 athletes at Lake Berryessa. The event continued to grow the sport of triathlon as new competitors got hooked on swimming, biking and running in the HITS Open. Seasoned athletes, however, were welcomed to one of the most difficult courses in the country. With over 7,000 feet of climbing on the bike and run courses of the Full distance, HITS Triathlon Series – Napa Valley is primed to trump courses like Ironman St. George and welcome triathletes who are looking for a challenge.
Full – Matt Paz (Long Beach, California) – 11:42:31
Half – Ted Simpkins (Rohnert Park, California) – 4:33:48
Olympic – Nicholas Ree (San Francisco, California) – 2:07:12
Sprint – Tim Sheeper (Menlo Park, California) – 1:06:01
Open – Jake Roach (Lamath Falls, Oregon) – 25:11
Full – Deborah Battaglia (Salt Lake City, UT) – 13:32:52
Half – Laura Reale (Corte Madera, California) – 5:37:40
Olympic – Jessica Smith (Stanford, California) – 2:16:27
Sprint – Daniela Mehech – (Santa Clara, California) – 1:13:28
Open – Sierra Sheeper – (Menlo Park, California) – 23:51
Here’s a look at the weekend as told by ©Freeplay Magazine, ©Karen Ramsey and HITS Staff:
HITS Triathlon Series – Napa Valley was a winner and we can’t wait to be back in California December 1-2, 2012 for the HITS Championship in Palm Springs.