Winston Cervantes took on the Santa Barbara Tri on August 27 in California. Winston finished the race in 3:55:88 coming in 38 out of 77 in his competitive men's 40-44 age group. Winston's splits were 40:53 for the 500 meter swim, 1:47 bike, and 1:23 for the final run.
Winston reports, "Santa Barbara is a beautiful, beach/surf city. The race weather was perfect. 60's in the morning and by midday at the end of the race, around 80's. The Santa Barbara Triathlon was held by the beach. Swim course was a rectangle, which posed the challenge of sighting while facing the rising sun through halfway of the course. But the most challenging part of the race was the hilly and curvy bike course. Usually, the biking leg was I enjoyed most but not this time. I borrowed a road bike for this race and it felt like it needed more granny gears (which was the case). The run course was along the beach. It was relatively flat but there were a few uphills. I enjoyed the running part because of the gorgeous views, excellent weather, and no cramps!"
"I must add that this race was mostly participated by the local and surrounding triathlon clubs. I was 1 of the 2 only out-of-state participants (in our age group) of 77."
Great job in representing Finish Strong and Texas!