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Norway Tri - July 19, 2008
The first annual Norway Triathlon was held on a steamy Saturday in July starting and finishing at Pennesseewassee Park on Norway Lake. There was a.6 mile swim on the lake a 9 mile bike leg and a 5k run.  Registration was limited to 100 participants though and extra 30 people showed up in the morning!  Based on all accounts the event was a great success and the organizers, sponsors and volunteers who made it happen should be congratulated.  Proceeds from the race benefit the Western Foothills Land Trust's Roberts' Farm Preserve who's trails will be included in next year's event.

I'll also post these photos on Flickr tagged with "norwaytri" and "norwaylake", join the NorwayLake Flickr group! I showed up late so if you have photos of the swim or bike ride and you would like them posted here, send them to norwaylakemaine (at) gmail.com and include your name and a caption.


The turn into Pennesseewassee Park
A rider making the turn
The transition area
A runner approaching the finish line
Crossing the finish
Getting the food and refreshments ready
Volunteers Bill and Ailsa Deitemeyer
Runner from Team Stayin Alive approaching the finish
Lots of food and refreshments
Race Director Mark White and volunteer Ben Tucker
Former Sunday River honcho and Sox owner Les Otten
 There was quite a crowd at the finish area
Checking times as they were posted
The All Sports Events crew in the timing trailer
The White's Marina Team getting a rest
Organizing Committee from left
Lee Dassler, Western Foothills Land Trust; Wayne Chandler, The Weary Club; Race Director, Mark White; Matt Woods; Scott Berk of Cafe Nomad; Peter Roy; Deb Partridge, Director of the Norway Recreation Dept. and Ken Morse.

Women's overall winner Sarah Alexander of Hanover, NH
Men's second place finisher Ben Hemani of Hanover, NH
Second place White's Marina Team with Mark White