Saturday, August 31, 2013

Week in Review: 8/19 - 8/25

Happy almost Labor Day, BTT! Triathlon season is winding down, but that didn't keep us from a great weekend of racing!

The Tent Series Cranberry Triathlon Festival brought much blue and green down to Lakewood, MA. Athletic Director Matt Pokress and Bethany Edwards raced the Olympic, where both had good races. Matt placed 2nd in his age group and 7th overall. The crowd for the sprint was a little larger, with competitors Rachel Saks Aronis, Jimmy Ellis, Carlo Jacob, Chrissie Flashner, Kelly Jackson and Steve Sian. Extra congrats to Rachel for taking 2nd in her AG and Jimmy for taking 3rd in his. Ask Jimmy about what shoes he raced in after leaving his sneakers at home!

We had a good crew head up to Old Orchard Beach for the half Rev3, where Meg MacSwan took 2nd AG and 8th overall, Lauren Bonaca took 3rd AG and 9th overall, Ira Sills took 3rd AG, Katelyn Kane 6th, Bill Hafferty 9th  and Jason Soules had a good race, too. BTT relay participants Brian Kearney and Kayle Shapero teamed up to take first in the relay division! 

BTT also represented at a variety of under the radar races! Elaine Metcalf represented down in Medford Lakes, NJ, where she took 1st in her AG at the Medford Lakes Colony Sprint Triathlon. Swimmers Nik Pappastratis, Katie O'Dair and Pat Dwyer raced the Swim and Fin 5K in Salem, MA, where Katie and Nik took 2nd AG and Pat took 1st. Pete Jensen spent some time on his bike during the White Mountains Gran Fondo, a New Hampshire century ride and Bill Reeves took first overall at the DKH, Give it a Tri race in Plainfield, CT. Finally, Terry Reagan raced the laid-back, simple Crane's Beach Triathlon on Friday night. 

Great job, you all! Happy September!

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