Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Epic Sports Marketing's Masters Triathlon at Moss Park was the grand finale for the Blanchard Park Y Tri team.  We had competitors in all races; sprint, olympic, triathlon, duathlon and aquabike.  Everyone performed well despite the colder than we were used to temperatures.  Many of us were racing for the first time or the first time at a new distance.

Sprint Results
Ron Irizarry                1st Overall Male Aquabike            1:01:39
Megan Montgomerry    2nd Overall Female Aquabike       1:17:05
Kathleen Johnson        2nd Overall Female Duathlon        1:32:37
Julio Godreau             3rd Overall Male Triathlon            1:09:58
Anthony Chavez          3rd Male 20-24 Triathlon              1:20:53
Drew Gillespie            2nd Male 25-29 Triathlon              1:21:11
Travis Douglas           2nd Male 35-39 Triathlon              1:25:02
Greg Stephens           2nd Male 40-44 Triathlon              1:26:16
Renee Douglas           1st Female 30-34 Triathlon           1:28:10

Olympic Results
Jacklynn Stroz            1st Overall Female Aquabike        1:35:13
Lisa Henry                  3rd Overall Female Aquabike       1:50:41
Natalie Roudabush      1st Female 40-44 Aquabike          1:54:39
Shyam P                     2nd Overall Male Duathlon           2:35:06
Daniela Hodge            2nd Overall Female Duathlon        2:36:47
Suzy Armstrong          2nd Female 35-39 Triathlon          2:42:38
Tracy Bosch               2nd Female 40-44 Triathlon          2:44:46
Ericka Stephens          3rd Female 40-44 Triathlon          2:45:31
Arnold Noorlander       5th Male 45-49 Triathlon              2:46:15
Heather Surrency        4th Female 40-44 Triathlon          2:48:12
Brice Gyurisko            1st Male Military Triathlon           2:57:59

We want to recognize Brice's determination to finish the race.  Both of his eyes became chemical burned during or after the swim and then both cornea's became scratched yet he continued on through the bike and run, half blind.  What an example of will power (don't try this at home ;)

Also, our very own Jim Diaz competed in the Great Floridian Intermediate length triathlon last weekend and felt great.  He had been training for the Augusta 70.3 but registration had just closed before he signed up.  So he signed up to take on the hills of Clermont, including Sugar Loaf, and finished 4 miles short of the 1/2 IM distance in 7 hours with very little pain.  Awesome performance Jim!


Stay tuned for the Blanchard Park Y Tri team's Winter season as we take on the OUC 1/2 marathon and start setting goals for the 2012 season.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

What a weekend!  Augusta 70.3 Ironman will be a race that will never be forgotten.  Congratulations to the 13 people who conquered this distance.  The swim was downstream and wetsuit legal (BIG BONUS).  The bike course had beautiful rolling hills that led our ride from Georgia into South Carolina.  And the 13.1 mile run was filled with family, friends, and spectators cheering us all along the hot (92 degrees) course.  We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful race.

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I'm very proud of each and every athlete from our team that participated.  I'm even more pumped about the support that I saw from our team that didn't race as each of us heard amazing words of encouragement from each of you.  It helped each one of us finish this race up until the last mile.  You were all running through our heads as we knew that you were home cheering for us.  Augusta was a weekend that will not be forgotten and it was a victory that will go down in the books.  ;)  All of you took on the challenge and came out in the end as champions.  Never forget this race.  And never forget that we are "powered by God!"  It's through His making that we can tell others about a race that seems impossible but in the end we believed and came out victorious!  Now that it's over....GO EAT!!!!  ;)

Results are below the slideshow.  Be sure to watch the whole slideshow, there are pictures here that are not posted on Facebook.


Results
              BIB  AGE  SWIM   T1     BIKE     T2       RUN    TOTAL  RANK  DIV.
Jason      677   31  25:24  3:38  2:44:04  2:02  2:02:23  5:17:31  461   84
Britney   2749  26  27:07  3:30  2:50:39  1:48  1:57:05  5:20:09  500   14
Jessica   3011  37  26:03  3:23  2:53:54  1:55  2:02:21  5:27:36  637   19
Jacklynn 2970  34  25:58  4:42  2:51:47  2:38  2:04:25  5:29:30  677   22
Barry       976  36  27:55  4:35   2:44:12  3:35  2:14:45  5:35:02  787  149
Julee     2650   52  29:51  3:04  2:53:31  1:49  2:16:12  5:44:27  1011  17
Tracy     2446  42  30:55  4:57  3:06:07  3:44  2:23:35  6:09:18  1556  84
Paul       1715  43  26:42  5:32  3:02:53  1:59  2:34:29  6:11:35  1606  287
Doug      2052  50  29:59  7:43  3:08:12  5:33  2:54:06  6:45:33  2185 124
Brice      2182  54  34:00  5:35  3:34:06  3:19  2:54:57  7:11:57  2407 139
Greg      1760  45  30:52  9:52  4:00:23  5:07  2:33:13  7:19:27  2453  219
Melissa     72   57  40:21  8:04  3:39:04  5:54  3:08:17  7:41:40  2544  19
Megan   2867  31   37:43 5:40   4:04:30  3:16  3:00:16  7:51:25  2572 135


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