Pearce, taking the CSTS Championship for his division.
NO surprise here that it was another great weekend for Team AMEC.
Jennifer and Michael after their amazing century ride.
Jennifer and Michael did a wonderful ride for cancer research in Columbus, Ohio this weekend. The Peletonia has several distance options and all riders are required to raise money. Jen and Michael did not even OWN bicycles, let alone ride 100 miles on one, 3 months ago but we decided together (well, I STRONGLY encouraged) to select the 100 mile route as the ultimate challenge. They worked so hard over the last 3 months and I am so proud of their accomplishment. Can’t wait to see what they want to do next. One things for sure: they’ve already committed to the Tour of the Scioto River Valley (TOSRV) next Spring. That’s a 105 mile ride from Columbus to Portsmouth, Ohio- and then 105 miles back to Columbus the next day. My husband Chris is from Portsmouth so we’ve decided to join them on this.
And, at the Charleston Sprint Triathlon Race #5, the Championship race of the series, we had some great results as well. Let’s start with my boys:
Pearce finished the series as the winner of his division! Second for today’s race and then the points champion for the series. Not bad, especially considering his hard 4 hour training ride for the Hellhole Gravel Grind the day before. Awesome!
Robert placed 4th in his AG today and PR’ed. Great job!
Don placed 2nd and took the series championship in his AG. Amazing!
Ken placed 3rd in his AG. Fabulous!
My ladies fared well as well:
Angie, in her first triathlon since having her little girlies, rocked it out with 4th in her AG. Wonderful!
Kelly, in her first triathlon EVER, placed 8th in her AG. Fantastic!
Heather took 5th in her AG and PR’ed AGAIN. Super!
Tracey, in her second triathlon EVER, placed 7th in her AG and shaved 4 minutes off her time from her first race. Outstanding!
Joelle, who has been working so hard on her cycling, took 2nd in her AG and shaved another minute off her bike split. That’s 3 minutes this year. YAY!
Ec, who has also been killing it on the bike this year, took 3rd today and overall series winner in her AG. Yippee!
Sad to see the series over for 2014 but 2015 will be here before we know it. Quiet weekend next week, except Nathan will be doing the Chattanooga 2.4 mile open water swim in preparation for IM Chattanooga in September.