I got my first triathlon prize purse yesterday in the mail. Much to my surprise, my 7th place finish at the North West Cup on June 6th meant that I won $200.00. I really was not expecting that but its a nice feeling that I was able to at least pay for part of the trip. With a little more experience on the bike, I'm hoping that I'll be able to earn a little more for my racing. It's exciting to realize that my "hobby" could actually earn me some money.