Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Week in Review: 9/12/2012

by Brenda Chroniak

Fall is officially here, the New England triathlon season is winding down, and the team's cycling enthusiasts are thinking about Cyclocross (Carrie Mosher and Peter Jensen are even racing CX already, with two top-10 finishes for Carrie in one weekend!). The last two weekends have been busy with races of all kinds, and great efforts from our fabulous team of athletes.

Starting with this past weekend, I'm bummed that neither Jamie Strain nor Pat Dwyer has posted his results from the Ironman 70.3 championships in Vegas, but given what a brutal day all the athletes were faced with (read Friend of BTT Jana Richtrova's race report), there's a chance they are both still too busy trying to recover to post results yet... or they are at a blackjack table somewhere, repeatedly saying "just one more hand."  You decide. Either way, congrats are due to both of them for not only qualifying for this race, but also gutting it out and finishing strong in tough conditions.

Congrats are also due to Meg MacSwan, who ran a Boston-Qualifying time at the Lehigh Valley Marathon this weekend, placing 16th in her division! YAY MEG!! What a fantastic season you've had.

Also, Elaine Metcalf got some podium time at the Title 9 Women's Only triathlon, placing third in her division and coming in 11th overall, Matt Pawa and Amy Greenwood both had super strong finishes at the Pumpkinman 70.3, Mary Beth Begley and Laurie Damianos had great races at the Nation's Triathlon in Washington, D.C.; Bill Reeves outright won the Concord Family YMCA Triathlon (woot woot!), and Fedor Smith had a top-10 age group finish at the Hyannis Sprint II.

Looking back to Labor Day weekend, Audrey Perlow rocked the Virginia Beach Half Marathon, Kim Kaltreider had a fourth place age group finish at the Mayflower Sprint, and we had a strong team showing at the Circle Triathlon in Ashland, NH, with Will and Sue Bruce both podiuming (second and first age group finishes, respectively), Chrissie Flashner placing second in her age group, and Tim Daley coming in with a top-10 age group finish. I also know of a certain someone who raced three days in a row that weekend, but didn't post race results for any of those days, even though he's been on the injured list since then and has had plenty of time on his hands to log in to the BTT website and post those results...  But since those results aren't posted, I won't name names.

This coming weekend is brought to you by the letter B! We have teammates racing Reach the Beach, the ADK 540 Bronze Blast bike race, the Amica 19.7 Boston, the Blandford Beer Cyclocross Race, and the Buzzards Bay Sprint Triathlon (both a Tent Series race as well as one of the three team races in the Max Performance race series). It's also the Nahant 30K, the Dover Sherborn Triathlon, the CVS Caremark Downtown 5K, the Mardi Gras Festival Run, and Lobsterman. Needless to say, a LOT of people are racing, so pretty please with sugar on top post your race results in a timely manner and send me race reports!  :)

Chroniak out. 

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