Thursday, August 9, 2012

Week in Review: August 9, 2012

by Brenda Chroniak

Last week got away from me, so this week is a jam-packed two-fer! Happy August, everyone.

The last weekend in July was another good one for BTT, with Elaine Metcalf placing second in her AG in Lowell, the O'Toole sisters both placing first in their division at Wild Cat, and Audrey Perlow taking first in her age group and placing second overall at the Hugh Jascourt 4-miler. Virtual fist bumps to Glen Cote, Kyle Geiselman, Alan White, Greg Tucci, and Sasha Dass, as well, for their top-10 AG finishes, and high fives to Mark Pelletier and Steve Sian for strong finishes. And a special shout-out to Jamie Strain, who raced at the ITU Long Distance World Championship in Spain and placed 11th in his age group. Ole!

This past weekend, Noah Manacas took on his first stage race at the Tour of the Catskills, dominating some really brutal climbs. He rose through the ranks after each stage, ultimately placing 10th in his category after a grueling three days in the heat. Way to go, Noah!

Also this weekend, Eric Lambi had a great race at the Beach to Beacon 10K, Audrey Perlow was the overall winner at the Cross Country 3-Miler, and Beth Edwards won her age group at the Block Island Triathlon.

Even though he has not posted his race results, a huge congratulations to Josef Kurtz for his overall win at the Even Up Aquaman Triathlon and setting a new course record.

This coming weekend is another busy one, with teammates racing the Harpoon Point-to-Point, Ironman U.S. Championship, Brew Run, Danze Sprint Triathlon, Boston Triathlon, and of course a huge group racing Sharon. I don't know about anyone else, but I'm only doing it for the post-race margaritas and slip n slide at Fun Tony's place.

Train hard, race hard, have fun, stay safe, post your results, support our sponsors, send me race reports (please please please), and GO BTT!!

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