Thursday, March 1, 2012

Brenda's Week in Review: March 1, 2012

by Brenda Chroniak

After settling in for a long winter's nap, Week In Review is back on this snowy, sleety, crummy Thursday--and with two big Tent Series events to recap: The BTT Indoor Time Trial (ITT) and the Hyannis Half Marathon!

The ITT, which took place Sunday, Feb. 19, was graciously hosted by sponsor Landry's Bicycles, supported by Powerbar, Harpoon, and Marathon Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine, with benefits going to World Bicycle Relief. Dozens of BTT-ers raced or volunteered throughout the day, and there was quite the show-down during our Ladies heat, with Jess Douglas, Nicole Kimborowicz, Mary Beth Begley, Victoria Arrigoni, and Regina O'Toole finishing just seconds apart from one another! Congratulations to Mary Beth for taking 3rd in the Women's Masters division. Notable from the men's heat was Brett Johnston, who couldn't wait to support our sponsor Harpoon until after he finished racing. Instead, he opted to chug a beer during his race, finishing in 18:35, earning himself a case of beer, and proving that it's never too soon to start training for the Beer Mile.

This past Sunday, another BTT-ers headed to the Cape to run or volunteer at the Hyannis Half Marathon, directed by our sponsor BA Events. It was a beautiful sunny day, and Pat Dwyer certainly didn't let the 20pmh winds get him down. He placed third in his division, finishing in 1:21:13 (probably less time than it took him to drive to Hyannis). There were also strong showings by Trish Kelly, Kate O'Malley, Matt Pokress, and Eric Lambi, who all finished top 20 in their age groups.

Also on Sunday, Audrey Perlow represented BTT at the RRCA 10 Mile Challenge, and Will Bruce and Sue MacLeod ran the Frozen Shamrock race in Haverhill, Mass.

This weekend, Maggie O'Toole and Terry Reagan will take on Stu's 30K Road Race. Run strong, guys!

Last, I would be remiss if I didn't thank everyone who volunteered at the ITT and in Hyannis. Each year we rely on you to help the ITT run smoothly and to help our sponsor BA Events put on a great race, and each year you come through. Thank you!

[Editor's Note: Please remember to update your race results by the Tuesday following your event.]

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