Running + Kayaking: starting & finishing in downtown Mathews!
Early morning on Sunday, October 12 Jessica, Doug, and I challenged ourselves to another group duathlon – this time, running 3 miles and kayaking 2.5 miles. We met at Williams Wharf and staged our kayaks there as our Transition Point with our Support Crew. Then we drove to Mathews for the start of our run portion.
We opted for a staggered running start – I took off first, Jessica 3 minutes after me, and Doug 2 minutes behind her. This arrangement got Jessica (with slower kayak) to Williams Wharf transition first, and Doug & I nearly the same time (Doug a minute or less before me) after our 3 mile run.
From Williams Wharf, we paddled our kayaks up East River toward Mathews until we reached Put-In-Creek. Doug arrived their first – his finish time was 56 minutes. I pulled up & out of water at 1 hr, 6 minutes; Jessica was one minute after me – with my 3 minute head-start, her total time was 1 hr, 4 minutes.
Our Support Crew (Robert) met us at the finish area so was able to capture pictures at Transition area & Finish area. This was a great time – we will definitely try this again! Jessica Rhodes, shown here, was one of the founding members of this Mathews Co based club.