Mother Nature must be a triathlete. Pre-race showers Friday brought clear blue skies and 60 degrees for the start of the sixth annual Nottingham Kids Triathlon Saturday. As the final race in the Maryland Youth Triathlon Series and the 2013 USA Triathlon Mid-Atlantic Youth Regional Championship, the Nottingham Kids Triathlon saw a record field including some of the brightest stars in youth triathlon from the region as well as 45 triathletes in our favorite variety: newbie.
It takes a herd, and we would like to thank our MINI COW TRI CLUB parents, sponsors, volunteers, Boy Scout Troop 428, Maryland State Police, Sgt. Tanis, the staff of the Nottingham Swim Club, and the residents of the Nottingham community for making this year's Nottingham Kids Triathlon the best yet. And while these people make race day possible, it is the parents of our triathletes that make it a race. Thank you for encouraging your child's interest in multisport, and we hope to see you at a future MINI COW TRI CLUB event.
A special thanks to USA Triathlon Mid-Atlantic Region Council Chairman Robert Vigorito, and pro triathlete Terra Castro for making our post-race awards ceremony extra special.
Cowgratulations again to all of our finishers, our eight 2013 USA Triathlon Mid-Atlantic Youth Regional Champions, and our 45 first time triathletes!