Monday, April 6, 2009

Storm the Wall Final Report

After a week of hard racing, 1 relay team and the individual race, totaling 7 climbs of the wall, I'm upset to see the week come to an end.

Storm the wall week is by far my favorite week at UBC. Weather permitting it can be fantastic!

Getting to the final had a few bumps. For the semifinal on Wednesday it was snowing and raining at around 2*C. It was brutal. I was second to the wall but knew I had to conserve my energy to get over so I wasn't too stressed about not being in first. 

After a few missed attempts due to the wet wall I made it over winning my heat and advancing to the final. 

The final was intense. The weather was perfect. Nice and sunny and hot. I actually remember feeling heat on my back during the bike. Couldn't have asked for a better day. I've described the competition, so without further ado, here is my video masterpiece which hopefully gives you an appreciation of the whole race.

Special thanks to Derek's girlfriend Carolyn for filming this for me!

I'm in the Orange, second lane on the left, then it goes: some guy, Matt, Nathaniel, Derek.

7 comments:

MJ said...

Holy sh!t! Nice job on the race but amazing job on the video!

Nice comeback after the swim.... no splits I guess? The facial hair was also very impressive.

Best post I have seen in a long time.

Congrats to the UBCTC.

Jackie said...

Enjoyed the video, Vince! Looks like a lot of fun! Congrats!!

Rob said...

I was rooting for some guy, I knew some guy back in college

Nick Gottfried said...

That's freaking awesome. Dirty 'stache though Vince..

Vincent said...

oh come on Nick, dirty stache, unlikely, wait till you see it this weekend. It will be spectacular!

Ulyana said...

NICE RACE and a very fun video!

I love your attitude!!!! HAHA!

Michael Phelps shaved legs, lol!

Ulyana said...

Oh yes, and that's quite a wall!