Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Brenda's Week(s) in Review: May 23, 2012

by Brenda Chroniak

What a beautiful weekend we had! I hope everyone got out to ride, run, swim, race, or just enjoy the outdoors. The Walden swims are in full effect, as is tri season, and here's where the blue and green have been in the last two weeks:

While many of us were climbing the Kanc the weekend of May 12 and 13, Janice Biederman was climbing Mt. Wachusett and finishing first in her AG. Way to go, Janice! That same weekend, Matt Pawa and Kim Kaltreider raced the NE Season Opener, also landing themselves on the podium--Matt took third in his division at the tri, and Kim was second in her AG at the duathlon. Congrats, guys!

This past weekend was a busy one for BTT, with the snazzy new uniforms making their debut in races from Maine to Florida. Jess Douglas was vying for the Hard Core Award by racing the American Zofingen short course duathlon in the Catskills and winning her age group. Read Jess' race report to learn how she conquered this brutal course.

Sean Sullivan and Bethany Edwards also had great races at the Sugarloaf 15K and Just Du It Duathlon (respectively), both finishing third in their AGs, with Sean also finishing fourth overall.

South of the Mason-Dixon line, Audrey Perlow took first in her Age Group at the Ground Force IT Power Sprint Triathlon, and Trish Kelly and Janice Biederman raced the Florida 70.3. Janice placed fourth in her age group and neither BTT-er encountered alligators or brain-eating bacteria, thankfully. Read their race report to find out why both were a concern.

Last, the team had a great showing at the Harpoon 5-Miler, both as volunteers and as runners. Brenda Chroniak, Lucy Herzog, Shay Pokress, Jay Higginbottom, Sue Bruce, and Kelwin Conroy ran as a "Six Pack" team, coming in second in the "mostly female" category, while Ed Galante raced solo. All had solid runs, and were thankful to the great support on the course from fellow BTT teammates.

Phew! That's a lot of racing! Congrats to everyone on starting the season off strong, and good luck this coming weekend to Matt Mead, Meg MacSwan, and Dan Schorr who are all doing the Run to Remember.

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