IRONDames’ Mother & Daughter Tackle Ironman 70.3 Timberman, Gilford, New Hampshire, USA: August 18th 2013

IRONDame Pat Shaw and her daughter Jody McNeely Skinner were among the 1,962 triathletes racing in this year’s Ironman 70.3 Timberman in Gilford, New Hampshire two weeks ago.

The challenging 70.3 Timberman Course starts with 1.2 mile point-to-point swim in Lake Winnipesaukee; followed by a 56 mile scenic but hilly out and back bike and ends with a 13.1 mile two-loop run along the shore of Lake Winnipesaukee.

The race boasting 100 Age Group qualifying slots for the 2014 Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Montreal, Quebec saw former Ironman 70.3 World Champions Melissa Hauschildt (AUS) and Andy Potts (USA) claim the women’s and men’s titles in times of 4:12:49 and 3:53:24 respectively.

Of course racing is always better when you have your own cheering section! Jody and Pat couldn't thank their squad in blue enough! (From L to R: Jody, Pat, Sharon, Brian, Ally, Allison and Cuyler)

It’s a race that our IRONDame Mother/Daughter duo would definitely consider doing again. Check out Pat’s thoughts on the Timberman Course below:

“Jody and I had a great time doing this race. The swim in Lake Winnipesaukee became a little rough about halve way through, but nothing we couldn’t handle, even with the swimmers, swimming over top of you (certainly there were more than I could count)!

The bike has a bit of everything in it. I really enjoyed it! There is one hell of a long steep hill about 7 miles into the bike ride, but anyone who loves to climb will love it!

The run was very well supported, offering lots of water stops, with plenty of assorted refreshments, food, and terrific entertainment. There are a few good hills with a long up grad climb, but they are sure fun coming back down! lol.. The run course is well shaded. The only thing I didn’t like on the run was the last 150 m run in (and run turn around)! This is on grass so you really need to watch your step.

I would definitely do this one again.” ~ IRONDame Pat Shaw

Always proud to race together… IRONDames mom Pat Shaw and daughter Jody McNeely Skinner!

IRONDames’ Race Results For Ironman 70.3 Timberman:

Jody McNeely Skinner: Age Grouper F 40-44 / Overall Time: 7:06:17 / Div Rank: 89/103 / Gender Rank: 503/614 / Swim: 52:35 / T1: 3.25 / Bike: 3:20:40 / T2: 5:29 / Run: 2:44:09

Pat Shaw: Age Grouper F 60-64 / Overall Time: 07:39:31 / Div Rank: 4/7 / Gender Rank: 547/614 / Swim: 50.46 / T1: 4:56 / Bike: 3:36:12 / T2: 4:23 / Run: 3:03:16

Congratulations to Pat and Jody! We can’t wait to see you racing together next year in our IRONDame’s colours!


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