As I'm way behind in race recaps & posting results for BCTC members over the past several weeks I will attempt to catch up in this post. If I forget your result please let me know & I will revise with all additions submitted. Also please send pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our latest set of impressive results all happened last weekend where Mark Eiller & Justin Gosling had incredible races at Ironman Wisconsin & Quakerman Olympic. Mark finished what is a very tough course in 12:15:23 good for 11th in his AG. Justin just flat out won the race at Quakerman. Also Bob MacFarlane was 3rd in his AG at the Quakerman Half Iron.
The Bucks County Du saw Todd Wiley back in form winning the race in a blazing 48:50. Jacob & Monika Paciorek both lit up the course, Monika was 2nd overall & Jacob was 2nd in his AG. Jim Stein & Randy Hudson also had a great races at Bucks placing 2nd & 3rd in the AG.
Bill Stout & Alex Ochman each had 2nd place finishes overall at Medford Presidential Lakes & Steelman. Also placing at Steelman in their AG where Clare Daniels 2nd & Christine Macrides 3rd. In the Sprint race Lisa Ochman won her AG & Tom Dillon was 3rd.
Like last year we are in 2nd place for the DQ series with 4 races to go. We are currently 38 points out of the top spot. http://www.dqtridu.com/
See all links to the results below:
Rough seas & rain created a challenging swim & bike at the Belmar Tri & Du for Autism. 25 athletes had to be rescued but that did not stop the 7 club members & 2 relay teams from having a great day at Belmar. We had 5 on the team get on the podium.
Ryan Matheson 2nd
Anthony Accardo 2nd
Tom Dillon 1st
Nelson Dunham 3rd
BCTC 4 Autism relay 3rd (Wendy aka Heidi Fesmire, Mark Eiler & Nick Accardo)
Rene Harnishfeger 2nd Duathlon
All results at www.angelfire.com
Conditions this year at Ironman Lake Placid were absolutely horrendous but they didn't stop Dave Noa & Bill Perry who both had tremendous races. Congratulations to you both for completing both loops of the swim before they pulled everyone out of the water due to lightening in the area. This was the least of the challenges as rain, wind & hail came down for the entire 112 mile bike & most of the run. Dave & Bill both had impressive times as well finishing in 11:15:28 & 11:19:03 respectively. Next year you're due to get better weather.
NJ State saw rare perfect weather & a wetsuit legal swim for the Olympic Race. Although most of our Team did not wear their wetsuits Sunday & that didn't slow down Allyson Thompson who was 1st out of the water & held on to win her age group. Lisa Kall & Ryan Matheson also won their age groups in the Sprint race with impressive results. Others who made the podium were Christine Mackrides 2nd, Clare Daniels 2nd, Tom Dillon 3rd & Rev Rhodes 3rd. USAT officials were out in full force & were very strictly handing out penalties. Suzi Beck & Tom Beerbower were harshly penalized in Tom's case it kept him off the podium after he had a tremendous race. The team competition was stacked this year & we fell to 4th place overall. Thank you to all the members that came out to race & Socialize. see all results at link below:
NJ State results
The DQ series continued today at Vincentown & BCTC
represented well & earned more points.
Bill Stout - 6th overall, 1st in AG
Jacob Paciorek 5th in AG
Matt Stout 1st in AG
Monika Paciorek 2nd in AG
Ross Felice 4th in AG
Also Scoogie Snyder was 2nd
overall by just 1 second.
See full results at http://www.dqtridu.com/vince14.htm
Right now we are sitting in 3rd place but after Vincentown is figured in
we may jump to 2nd. See team
Last weekend was quite busy & long for some of our incredible members. We had Members competing in Challenge AC, Ironman Coeur d'Alene, Avalon & the Western States 100. For most of us it is Tri season but Harris Brenner completed the most prestigious endurance race there is, the Western States 100 miler from Squaw Valley to Auburn, Ca. Harris finished in 25:01:54. Congratulations on an incredible accomplishment.
Other incredible accomplishments were Ryan Matheson completing the very challenging Ironman Coeur d'Alene in 11:35:31.
At Challenge AC we had 4 members all finish with impressive results. Congratulations to:
Alex Ochman 9:56:38 - 3rd AG
Lisa Kall 11:28:01 - 2nd AG
Tammy Guld 12:57:59
Nicole Kocis 13:54;24
Also Lisa Ochman did the Aquabike at Challenge & finished 1st in her age group & was the 8th women overall.
At the the Avalon Sprint Tri Rev Rhodes was top masters & Clare Daniels was 2nd in her Age Group. If you have a result you would like to share please send it to email@example.com
The weather was perfect for this past weekend for the Escape the Cape & Eagleman 70.3 Triathlons. We had over 25 members racing in these 2 races alone. Special kudos goes out to Scott Craig & Wendy Fesmire, Scott completed his 1st iron distance event at Eagleman & Wendy decided her 1st triathlon ever would be the challenging Escape the Cape. Congratulations to both on incredible achievements. Allyson Thompson also had impressive results in a stacked field at Eagleman finishing in 4:49:34 with a blazing 1:33 run.
Escape the Cape had 6 BCTC members get on the podium in both the Sprint & International distance. Stew Conard had an impressive race finishing 1st in his age group & posting the fastest transition time in the sprint race. I guess he paid attention at Tom Dillon's transition seminar. Others finishing with podium spots were: Monika Paciorek, Nelson Dunham, Tom Dillon, Kevin Grevera & Anthony Accardo. Also Mark Lutz who competed in the Aqua Bike was 4th overall. See all results below:
Mark Eiler & Dave Noa placed 2nd & 3rd respectively at the Black Bear Half. Pictured here with race director Michelle Redrow from CGI. Scott Rybny, Tom Haimowitz & Mike Magee all had good showings at the Independence Tri led by Scott who finished 23rd overall in a competitive field.
See all results at links below:
BCTC Ladies impress at Bassman & Upper Dublin. Tammy Guld & Kate Matheson both won their age groups at Bassman while Monika Paciorek won her age group at Upper Dublin. The men ran into some challenges along the way in both races with Ryan Matheson flatted during the Bassman half but still managed a top 5 finish & Jacob Paciorek crashed on the bike at Upper Dublin. Jacob is OK but his hand is a little beat up.
Alex Padanyi finished 3rd at Upper Dublin in his age group. Congrats to all racing over the past few weeks. Please send us your results stories or anything you feel worth while sharing. firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to Tom Beerbower & Jim Larson who had a great day at the Boston marathon. More locally at the Del Val Duathlon Carolyn Joniak & Ross Felice both placed in their age groups.
The season is now officially underway. Please let us know if you have a result you would like to share with us & please send us your pictures.
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