Monday, July 1, 2013

June in Review

Hey BTT! Happy July!

There are many race results to catch up on for the month of June!

We kicked off the month with a big racing weekend in a monster heat wave. Tom Christofili took a trip to Maryland, where he ran the Rock Hall International Triathlon. Not much farther north, Pat Dwyer took 1st AG and 3rd overall at New Jersey's Escape the Cape Triathlon in Cape May. Hannah must like the podium! Meanwhile, we had a great showing at the Tent Series Rev3 Quassy races in Middlebury, CT. Brian Kearney, Jimmy Ellis, Matt Pawa and Brenda Chroniak all raced Saturday's Olympic and Jorge Martinez, Bill Hafferty, Meg MacSwan, Lauren Bonaca, Brett Johnston, Amy Greenwood, Brett DeWolfe and Mark Nickerson all raced Sunday's half iron distance. Peter Jensen, Laura Miyakawa and Shay Pokress all stuck to running that weekend in the Winchester Town Day 5 Mile, Newton 10K and MIT FinishLine 5K Sean Collier Memorial road races, respectively. We all deserve a big pat on the back for surviving these races, whether racing or spectating, without melting!

The next weekend of June 8 -9 brought out the best in the ladies of BTT! At Onset's Escape the Cape Triathlon, Kayle Shapero took 2nd overall and 1st AG, Rachel Saks Aronis took 2nd AG (in her smokin' post-baby debut), Mary Beth Begley took 2nd AG and Laurie Damianos took 5th in her division, too. Down in Columbia, MD, Jen Scalise-Marinofsky, Elaine Metcalf, Trish Kelly and Janice Biederman all rocked Eagleman 70.3, where Jen picked up a Vegas slot. Lucy Herzog made Boston proud at the Redondo Beach Triathlon, since she is now a west coast resident (much to our dismay) and Brenda Chroniak placed 2nd AG at the Tufts Medical Center Harbor Walk & Run 5K. Bill Hafferty represented all the guys, with just a little bit of pressure, by placing third in his age group at the Hyannis Sprint Triathlon.

On June 15, Matt Pokress, Joe Kurtz and Sean McCormick all ventured up to Franconia, NH, for the inaugural White Mountains Triathlon, where Matt took 1st AG and 2nd overall, Joe took 2nd AG and Sean finished top ten in his AG as well. BTT does well on those hills New Hampshire roads, even if the course didn't venture over to the Kanc! Tori Stevens, Andy Hackett, Nicole Kimborowicz, Krista Schepanovsky and Brian Kearney were all doing their fair share of climbing up north as they completed the Harpoon B2B while Michael Corcoran, Samantha Noonan, Mark Mullins and Minna Kim took on the Patriot Half Iron in Freetown, MA. Special shout out to rookie Sam for taking third overall female! Gregg Tucci snuck off to race the Ashland Sprint Triathlon while Elaine Metcalf, Bryan Canterbury, Jen Scalise-Marinofsky and Laurie Damianos raced the Wayland 1-Mile Swim. Elaine and Bryan participated in the wetsuit division while Jen and Laurie raced sans-neoprene.

Bill Hafferty kicked off the official first day of summer by taking 2nd in his AG at the Summer Solstice Sprint Triathlon, and later that weekend, Tom Christofili rocked the Williamsburg Rev3 Half Iron and Ira Sills took third in his AG at Mont-Tremblant 70.3. Trish Kelly, Mark Mullins, Steve Sian and Stacy Schweihs all supported the Boston Athletic Association by racing their 10K in Boston, and, much further west, Kristin Condon ran the Kona Half Marathon with her daughter, Kaylyn, in tow.

We closed out the month with our biggest weekend of racing yet this year, with 17 racers at Cohasset alone! Big congrats to Matt Pokress (4th AG and 5th overall), Corey Hazekamp (2nd AG), Jason Soules (2nd AG), Matt Pawa, Kiko Verdeguer, Katelyn Kane (3rd AG), Trish Henwood (1st AG), Kelwin Conroy, Jay Higginbottom, Jess Douglas, Paul Newman, Kyle Geiselman, Mark Mullins, Nicole Kimborowicz, Laurie Damianos, Carlo Jacob & Stacy Schweihs for representing BTT so well at this local Tent Series sprint triathlon. It's safe to say that BTT showed Scott Brown, Gabriel Gomez and Gary Hall, Jr. that we run this town! Kelwin Conroy was also coming off the Let's Run and Be Fit Summer Race Series 5K road race. BTT also put on a great showing at the New England Trifest Half Ironman, where Bill Hafferty, Brian Kearney, Lauren Bonaca, Pat Dwyer and Kayle Shapero all took first in their age groups and Mary Beth Begley took 4th in hers. Finally, Ed Galante, Brett DeWolfe, Matt Coarr and Jimmy Ellis made all of us proud by racing Ironman Austria on Sunday. Race reports are a must, guys!

What a month! Congrats to all for kicking off the 2013 season with a bang. This weekend will be a quiet one, with only Andy Hackett racing the Old Colony YMCA Triathlon on Sunday. Feel free to look forward to more frequent week-in-reviews!

Happy training!

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