Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Giving Props

There has been a lot of race activity amongst EH athletes the past few weeks.

Alan Starbuck Cyberpunk Neo McDougall kicked it off with an overall win at Brian's Offroad Duathlon. Not bad for an old mf'er! You can read about it on his blog which I'd put a link to here if I knew how to do that or if I were a Starbuck Cyberpunk Neo.

Next in line was the Boston Marathon where Jeff M., Pam, Mike B., and Jeff B. ran and they all ran well. Jeff and Jeff both requalified for next year, and social Pam ran with some friends. She's on the Jeff M. plan as of late running a marathon every week it seems! Mike B. had a huge day. His goal was to run between 3:15 and 3:25. Based on his training feedback, I wrote to him telling him he'd do a 3:10, and that's exactly what he did.

We also have a national champion in the ranks! Greg Pelican, owner of Bethel Bike, went down to the national duathlon championships and blasted it, winning his age group. That's huge! Next big goal now for Greg is a podium at worlds duathlon. Greg's work ethic and determination are always impressive and he more than deserved this.

Rob Straz is back racing again and teamed up for a marathon relay up in MA with two of the Team Psycho guys and they won the overall.

Matt W. raced the Brooklyn Biathlon and finished 4th overall. Not bad for a guy with a bum hip!

Annmarie M. raced St. Anthony's tri, er, duathlon. They cancelled the swim due to winds. This little powerhouse averaged over 21mph on the bike on the windy, twisty course, and ran 7:30's!

Mandy B. has been bike racing a bunch as well as many others, to prep for the tri season and she's riding well, but the big news with her is that she is the race director for the Nutmeg State 1/2 marathon and 10K last week and the race had a huge turnout and went off about as flawless as a race can go.

I know I'm probably missing some results from a few of you and I'll get to them.



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