Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Epic Dartmouth 2012

Even though I anxiously awaited the Epic Dartmouth race for months, charged batteries, cleaned lenses, packed and re-packed gear, nothing could have prepared me for the epic heat that hit us on July 1st. Most days I would fall into a fit of rage and do anything to escape the heat, but witnessing the inspiring and amazing efforts of the triathletes pushing their bodies to the extreme made me forget all about it.

I loved every minute of it and I'm so happy to have captured this wonderful event. I'm already looking forward to playing a much larger role for next years race. I would like to thank my new friends Margo, who took me in a kayak helping me capture some of my favorite photos for the day, as well as Clarence for his patience and awesome experience on his motorcycle allowing me to get some great cycling shots!

So, no fireworks for me this year but it was the best Canada Day I've ever had. 

Congrats to everyone who played a role in making this race happen, especially the athletes who battled the heat. Tim, it truly was Epic. Congrats!

Check out more of the photos on my website.

Rina Martin from Bathurst, NB exits the water.

Sahyne Brennan from Baileyville, ME

Peter Hill from Bundang-Gu, SE

John Gillis biking for the "Vitesse" team.

Chad Robertson biking for "The Old Farts" team. 

Steve Saunders from Blockhouse, NS

Terri Waldron looking awesome on bike course.

Brigette Sabourin from Halifax, NS

Kenneth Mitton from Dieppe, NB

Joseph Shipley from Dieppe, NB

Stacy Chesnutt had the fastest overall run time for both men and women.

Lisa Kek from Saint John, NB checking her time during the run course

Kathryn Wilson exits Shubie Park with one lap to go

Pierre Laforest crosses the finish line as the top male in the Epic Distance

Shawn Lewis from Beaver Bank, NS crosses the finish line as the winner of the Iron Distance 

Mark Campbell from Halifax, NS crossing the finish to take second in the men's Iron Distance 

Shawn answering questions from the media

Chantal Beam from Quispamsis, NB wins the female Iron Distance


  1. Great pictures Perry! It was indeed Epic. I'm the one coming out of the water and getting a handshake from one of the volunteers. Everyone there was AWESOME!

    1. Hey Rina,
      Thanks for your kind words. This was an amazing event for sure. I'm already making plans to improve the photos for next year! I'll be sure to add your name below your photo. Be sure to check out all of the photos from the race on my website!

  2. Awesome pictures Perry! I would have loved to see some of the race that day. On my way home from work at 7:00 PM I passed a couple of runners on Waverley Rd. finishing, what an amazing accomplishment for them all, especially in that heat! Way to go Dartmouth for hosting such a great event!

    1. Hey Lucy,
      You missed a great event. See you in NL.

  3. Really great pictures Perry! Good to meet you and glad you were so inspired and affected by it. I agree, no fireworks were required to make it the best Canada Day ever. Cheers and gudhealth!

    1. Hey Mark,
      Thanks for the compliments on the photos. Can't believe this was your 21st! Good luck with your duathlon next week.