Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Week in Review: 8/15/2012

by Brenda Chroniak

There are a lot of big important races coming up this weekend (Timberman, Age Group Nationals, Ironman Mt. Tremblant, TARC 50k Trail Race, Rev3 OOB) so we're going to switch things up this week and start off first by wishing everyone a huge GOOD LUCK!!!! I know you'll all do well and make BTT proud. I also know that while you're racing, you'll be composing race reports in your heads so you can type them right up and send to me afterwards. Maybe even take a little tape recorder on the bike so you can dictate while you're riding? Right!? Right...

Now, to congratulate everyone who raced this past weekend, starting with Steve Wall who braved swimming in a potentially sewage-filled Hudson and had a great finish at the Ironman U.S. Championship. Also, Tim Dewland had a great ride at the Harpoon P2P, and Audrey Perlow had a great run at the Steve Thompson 8K (which technically was yesterday, not this past weekend), placing third overall and third in her division.

Per usual, Audrey wasn't the only one on the podium this weekend. Pat Dwyer, Jamie Strain, and Lauren Bonaca ALL placed in their Age Groups at the Boston Triathlon (Pat taking first in his and Jamie/Lauren both placing second in theirs) and all had top-10 overall finishes. In Sharon, Meg MacSwan was first female overall, Jorge Martinez was second male overall, Noah Manacas placed third in his age group (despite having really only trained for the bike leg), Ira Sills placed first in his age group, and Laurie Damianos, Shay Pokress, and I all had top-10 age group finishes.And even though he didn't post his race results (tsk tsk!), Matt Pawa finished 6th in his age group.  Also, friend of BTT and Brendan Hall's wife-to-be Danielle McLaughlin had a fantastic race, placing 10th in her age group.

Congrats again to everyone who raced, good luck again to everyone who is racing this weekend, and enjoy these last few weeks of summer!

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