Thank you to everyone who came out for Hightstown on Sunday. We had 10 members get on the podium.
As far as the adult results Christine Mackrides was 3rd woman overall. Monika Paciorek was 1st & Suzi Beck was 3rd in the 35-39 age group. Ryan Matheson placed 3rd in his age group even with being misdirected on the bike. Lisa Kall won the 40 -45 age group. Anthony Accardo was 2nd & Jacob was 3rd in the 40-45 age group. Jacob wanted to give me a chance to stay with him on the bike so he crashed at about mile 7. Kevin Kall was 2nd in the 45-49 age group beating me by 29 seconds. Mark Eiler was 2nd & Tom Dillion was 3rd in the 55-59 age group & Nelson Dunham was 1st in the 60-65 age group. Bob Neubaum, Jens Rosmus, Carolyn Janiak & Clare Daniels came out & scored points for BCTC in the DQ standings.
We will see where we stack up this week as the results for the last few races will be finalized. Unfortunately we are chasing So. Jersey Multisport who has 500 plus members. For a new club in its first full year it is quite impressive for us to be in 2nd place. Thank you to everyone who came to a DQ race this season. see all DQ races & results at http://www.dqtridu.com/
(photos courtesy of Hightstown Triathlon and Diana Pekarchik Lang)
BCTC continued to earn DQ series points this past weekend at the LBI triathlon. Ryan Matheson, Rev Rhodes & Clare Daniels all won their age groups. Nelson Dunham was 3rd & all had a great time at the after party hosted by Ryan & Kate at their beautiful bay front home on the island. See all results below:
BCTC's Christine Mackrides qualified for and raced at this weekend's Ironman World Championship 70.3 race in Las Vegas.
Congratulations to Christine on an amazing race, competing with the Worlds elite, with a finish time of 5:54:03!
BCTC members had an outstanding race weekend!
Lisa Kall takes 1st Place AG (40-45) at the Rev3 Cedar Point Full, with a 7th overall female finish!
Tammy Guld was 1st female overall at the Shoreman Half, and Justin Gosling brought home a 3rd Place AG (40-44) and 15th overall finish!
Anthony Accardo took on the SOS Triathlon with a fantastic race at what sounds like the world's wildest Tri experience! Read more about Anthony's race HERE.
Congrats to all BCTC who raced this weekend!
Congratulations to Lisa Kall on winning the 40-45 age group at Rev 3 Cedar Point 140.3. Lisa was also the 7th woman overall.
I did survive SOS. This race has to be on your bucket list, it is one of the most beautiful races that will ever torture you for 5 plus hours. It took me over 6 but this is a race of experience & if you do it once you will want to do it every year & try to improve your time. The race starts with a 30 mile bike, the 1st 25 mile are fairly flat with some up & downs & a hairy S turn at mile 10, every year someone crashes. At mile 25 you turn onto rt 45/55 & climb over 1000 ft for the last 5 miles to Minnewaska park where your crew waits for you takes your bike & sets your transition. The whole race is point to point. I had a great experienced crew Harris Brenner who did a great job keeping me on course. From this point you have to carry all your stuff you will need to get to the Survivor line. My plan of stuffing my shoes in the back of my shorts worked well & had no issues with me feet. So after you get off the bike you run 4.6 miles on a lose gravel trail up Cardiac hill (aptly named) to lake Awosting for a 1.1 mile swim across the lake. This was the coldest lake about 68 degrees, which starts with a 3ft. plunge off a rock into 7ft. water. At about the 1/3rd mile mark a swam into the person in front of me which caused my body to cramp, so I had to swim more toward the shore & stop several times stand on a rock & work out my leg cramps. At this point I was very concerned about making it through. But I kept telling myself just survive don't worry about your time & get through. So after a 38 plus minute 1st swim I finally got to the 5.5 mile trail run to lake Minnewaska for a 1/2 mile swim across that lake. I kept my run pace at 9:30 as not to bring on any further cramping which seemed to work. My 2nd swim was much better as I only experienced minor toe / foot cramps as the person behind me was drafting & wound hit my toes about every 5th stoke even when I tried to get away from them. But it only took 16 or so minutes to get across the lake. At this point Harris was waiting for me as I got out of the lake and ran with me up the rock steps. The next run is an 8 mile lose gravel fire road run to Lake Mohonk. It is mostly flat until mile 6 where you hit Godzilla hill, then when that finally flattens out until you hit son of Godzilla. There is plenty support with aide stations every 2 miles. The last 1/4 mile is gorgeous single track that opens up to the majestic Mohonk Mountain House & lake Mohonk. The toughest part of this swim was climbing over the split rail fence to get into the lake. I was quite worried about cramping during this swim but the lake was the warmest of the 3 lakes & I had my best swim of the 3 getting across the 1/2 mile in just over 13 minutes. Now all that is left is the 7/10th of a mile climb up to Smiley Tower to the Survivor line. They do give a separate award for the fastest run up to the tower. I hope next year we can get several club members up there for this incredible race. Registration is Halloween night at midnight. So stay up, eat all your kids candy & register for SOS 2014. Thank you again Harris for being a great crew.