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Team RTA triathlon club kicked off their 2018 season with a Team Race in Florida and it did NOT disappoint.
2018 marked the 35th running of the St. Anthony’s Triathlon located in St. Petersburg, FL. This is an iconic race and there are reasons (many of them) why this race has been around forever.
The race is professionally organized and very well run. It has that “big deal” feel, but with all the perks and fun of a grass roots race. The race also attracts some great competition.
For the second year in a row, Team RTA kicked off the triathlon season with a Team Race in Florida. We offered bike transport to make travel logistics a breeze. Additionally, everyone agreed the sprint and olympic distance options were perfect for early season AND allowed us all to relax a little bit more pre race. St. A’s is just enough to test your fitness, brush the dust off and catapult you into the season ahead.
We had an amazing pre race dinner and the coaches shared a few words to help ease the pre race anxiety.
Race day was absolutely perfect. The temperature was just right and the wind was minimal. This allowed for some great racing.
Immediately following the race, there was a post race party which included food, beer (free) and live music. Everyone stuck around and enjoyed themselves. It was awesome!
Later, after everyone cleaned up, we got together for a boat cruise. We had a few drinks, spotted a couple dolphins and talked about our races. Following the boat, we continued the party at a roof top bar/restaurant overlooking the water.
Needless to say, the St. Anthony’s Triathlon did NOT disappoint. Everyone from Team RTA did great and we all had a BLAST!