What a great weekend for racing!! We had the dynamic duo of Lobsterman / Pumkinman in Maine and a few more exotic locations like Presque Isle and Martha’s Vineyard. Photo collage attached!
Lobsterman Freeport, ME- perfect warm weather, great food and awesome WWMS turn-out for this race, lots of podiums!
Alfredo (Newbie) Schmutzer in his triathlon debut took 2nd pace in Div! with a 2:29 finish!
Marina (Lost my Shoe!) Freytsis – 2nd Place in Div
Alyson (Directionally Challenged) Fletcher – 2nd Place in Div
Jane (Birthday Girl) Carbone – 2nd Place in Div
Sharman (Best Volunteer Recruiter) Lappin – 3rd Place in Div
Dave (Riding Bonnie’s Bike) Crelling – 5th in Div (despite a brief foray into a ditch)
Mariel (I Survived the Swim) Wilner – 10th in Div
Kristof (More Chicken!) Redei – 14th in Div
Bob (Those Hills Weren’t Bad) Zager – 15th in Div
Eric (I Live in Houston Now) Beilke – 20th in Div
Supporting the swimmers on race course was yours truly and Sharman’s best guy, Ron! 14 teammates also had a great team BBQ and celebrated Jane’s birthday on Sat. night!
I’m all out of nick names…
Pumpkinman South Berwick, ME – it was rainy, it was muddy, there were more pot holes than people on the bike course and, of course, there was the HILL challenge!
Malia Koppin – finished 6th in Div with a new PR 5:24!
Jennifer Shih – 10th in Div
Matthew Funston – 18th in Div
Lily D’Agnese – 19th in Div (1st Half Iron Race!!)
Sunny Schettler – 21st in Div
Anne Traer – 19th in Div
Jillian Leonard – impromptu partial-aquabike – she is considering a dry half marathon to round out the season!
Hyannis Sprint Cape Cod – Pat Ryan is just amazing with a 1st place in Div 1:28 at Hyannis II Sprint Tri!
Erie Marathon at Presque Isle – Kristin Pitocco finished in a blazing 3:28 – 11 min PR and 11+ minutes under Boston Qualifying time!
Vineyard 70.3 - Jon Chesto – partial-70.3 – the vineyard roads were just too much for Jon’s tires and he was stopped at mile 30 when the sidewall of a tire completely shredded – with some quick thinking, he hitched a ride back to transition where he laced up and finished the 13.1 with sub-7 min miles. Officially a DNF, but we are still impressed with Jon’s ingenuity and determination to finish!
Hale Reservation Off Road Sprint Tri - results aren’t posted yet, but rumor has it that Sergey Andreev won his Div and Daniel Leonard also raced!