Friday, April 27, 2012

Brenda's Week in Review: April 27, 2012

by Brenda Chroniak

The Week In Review is back, and there's a LOT to cover! Here's what's been happening since the last recap:

BTT sent March out like a lion. On the 24th, Tim Daley took fourth in his division and fifth overall in the Team Velox Rota ITT and Audrey Perlow won the Pi Miler (where she won pie - read her race report). The very next day we had BTT-ers racing in the An Ras Mor, the Zurich Marato de Barcelona (ole!), the Eastern States 20-miler, and the Run for the Border, with strong showings by all. Congrats to Paul Newman for winning his Age Group at the Ras! The following weekend, BTT represented at the Mutisport Expo, both with a booth presence, and with athletes competing in the swim, bike, and run competitions. Check out the standings for each event. Also that weekend, we had athletes at Shifter's 5K, Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10K, and the Nautica South Beach Triathlon.

Which brings us to April (this WIR is a marathon, not a 5K).

The saying is that April showers bring May flowers, but April brought with it some toasty weather, instead. Boston Marathon Weekend was a steaaaamah, but our athletes were just as hot!  April 14 Regina O'Toole did the Merrimack River Trail Race and Meg MacSwan took tenth in her division at the iChase for the Cure 5K, then April 15 Trish Kelly ran the BAA 5K while Tony Felos and Kim Kaltreider took on the Wrentham Duathlon.

Marathon Monday was one of the hottest on record, but the BTT members who raced gutted it out, finished strong, and made us all proud. Congratulations Carolyn Soules, Elaine Metcalf, Paul Newman, Mary Lou Tierney, Maura Olcese, and Ed Galante! Read Carolyn's race report to hear how she fared that day.

This past weekend, Laurie Damianos, Trish Kelly, Mary Beth Begley, and Maggie O'Toole crossed the Mason-Dixon line to race 70.3 in New Orleans. Once they've recovered from their adventures, I hope to feature a race report next week. Also this weekend, Audrey raced (this seems to be a trend) the GW Parkway Classic with yet another strong finish.

This coming weekend Brett Johnston will be tackling a 50K trail race, and Matt Coarr, Bethany Edwards, and Laura Miyakawa will run the James Joyce Ramble.

Thanks for bearing with me! Please remember to post your goals, post your results, sign up for Training Weekend, and volunteer for the Harpoon 5M.

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