So our athletes have been racing all over the place during the last month and a half. So far our athletes have competed in the Heart and Sole Triathlon in KY, St. Anthony’s Triathlon, Flying Pig Half Marathon (Cincy, OH), Max Performance Sprint Triathlon and Memphis in May Triathlon. Mideast athletes have had GREAT results!
Heart and Sole Triathlon: We had a large number of athletes competing, including Tony, Rosie, Dell, Ken, Sam, Eric, Tyson, Ben, Eric, Sean, Rodney and myself, so we had a great showing at the event. The weather for the day was a bit cool, but it turned out to be a great day! This was a 400 meter pool swim, 15 mile bike, and a 3.1 mile run on a cross country course (that was not easy). It was a time trial start and athletes started about 15 seconds apart. The bike course was rolling, and the run was on grass andwas difficult! Mideast has a great showing at the race! We ended up with First place overall male, as well as 4th-7thplace overall. Tony White had the overall win, with a very impressive swim, bike and run split. Rosie H. ended up winning her age group, and will now be heading to age group nationals. Sam Dick also had a most impressive race, winning his age group. I finished 1st place overall female, so Mideast Multisport took the overall in the men’s and the women’s overall. Full results can be found at: http://www.headfirstperformance.com/Results/09H&S.htm
Like I said, a great day for Mideast Multisport!
Some of the Mideast Multisport Studs!
Sam Dick and George VanMeter
Tyson and Eric acting silly!
Next up on the list is St. Anthony’s triathlon,or should I say bike/run. Race morning was really windy and the waves were really kicking in the Tampa Bay. The Race Director, Philip Lahaye, made the call at about 5:30am to cancel the swim for all age groupers. The pros were still going to do the swim, and the age group race would turn into a bike/run time trial start based on our race number. I knew that taking the swim out would hurt my chances of making top 20 in elite amateur, but that was okay. I think that the race committee made the right choice for sure! Competing at St. Anthony’s was Eric, Tony and myself. Eric and I both had good races, andalmost had the exact same run time. There was a TON of DRAFTING going on in the elite amateur race, which really pissed me off. Due to the time trial start, there were packs of 20 guys all riding together, which really skewed the results. The female elite amateurs were bad too, but maybe they were in packs of 5 to 10. I can honestly say when that kindof stuff happens, racing is no longer fun. When people are cheating, that is where I draw the line. So that was kindof a bummer. But I was happy with my results and ran much faster this year than last year. Tony had a solid swim and bike, and decided to call it after he had some major problems breathing after mile 1 on the run. Since that time, he has been checked out by a dr. to confirm that everything was okay. The swim was really rough out there and I congratulate him for fighting through the rough conditions!
Eric and I
Ann and I
Next up: Flying Pig Half Marathon. Tony White and I competed this year, and the weather was perfect! There was some water on the ground at the start, but it did not rain and the weather was cool, so perfect conditions! We both had amazing races! I had a 3 minute PR from the year before (my time was 1:33:42), and Tony had a PR, with a time of 1:14:47. Tony ended up with a 7th place overall finish! It was a great race, and we both had great times!
On the same day, Eric, Tyson, Sean and Ben competed in the Max Performance Triathlon. Full results can be viewed at:
Sean ended up 2nd place overall and Ben ended up 3rd place overall, great showing guys! Tyson had a strong showing, and even with major bike technical difficulty, Eric managed to still win his age group! Another geat day for Mideast Athletes!
And Finally, Memphis in May Triathlon
We had another great showing at the Memphis in May Triathlon. Athletes competing there were Tony, Ben, Sam, Rosie, Ken, Susan and myself. It was really, really WINDY and cold race morning. The age groupers went first, and then the pro’s raced after the age groupers. Dave Kuendig and Tony White competed in the Pro Race. Everyone had a great race!!! Ben and Sam had HUGE PR’s for the day, and Rosie, Ken andSusan raced really strong. I also had a PR, with my fastest time ever at this race, and for any Olympic distance event for that matter. Dave andTony bothhad great races. Tony ended up with a 4th place overall in the pro race, and won his first paycheck as a pro! He had PR for the run course, and really did well given the condition. You can check out his full race report at:
Next up: Tyson, Rodney, Eric and I are competing in the American Triple T, which is basically an Ironman over three days and four races. I will have another race report up after the race. Here is the website if you want to check it out:
Here are some pictures from Memphis in May Triathlon
- Tony Exiting the water
Tony starting the run
Tony with the ladies afterwards
T-Bird and I post race!