Go DC Tri!
This weekend is the National Club Championship in Myrtle Beach and DC Tri will be out in full force! Hopefully this will be the first of many national championship years for our club. It's fantastic to see so many of you rallying to make the trip to Myrtle and we are going to have a great time. Good luck to everyone racing....and let's bring home that championship!
Good luck everyone. Race fast and bring home the gold.
Flat tire on bus to Myrtle Beach tri. 3.5 hour delay. Underway now.
That sucks about the bus. I hope that it doesn't throw off anyone's race preparation.
Good luck to everyone tomorrow!
Air lock brake(?) trouble now, stopped again, in NC, waiting for repairs.
hope everybody is find rest rest
After two hours, back in business, after tenacious work by a Tar Heel mechanic!
I heard the swim was canceled because of bacteria? Terrible luck with the swims this year at the club championship events. Hope you guys still rocked it anyways.
DC Tri At Nationals
But we're sexier.
Top four males in the Olympic, unofficial. Yes, all from same club:
1. Dirk De Heer 1:49:06
2. Patrick Serfass 1:49:24
3. Andrew Blatecky 1:53:43
4. Andrew Sovonick 1:55:17
Not to mention:
3. Janie Hayes 2:06:12
5. Alyssa Morrison 2:06:58
7. Jennifer Leehey 2:11:46
The top 4??? And 3/7 on the ladies side??? yikes!
Congrats folks! That's taking the competition behind the woodshed. Someone will have to post all the official #s on AG placings, etc.
I spy DC Tri!
Just curious, after wrecking it in the quarter-max/oly like that, how come we were only 2nd? Not enough people doing the half?
My interview about the cancellation of the swim actually made the news clip, http://www.wmbfnews.com/category/195966/video-landing-page?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=5163779&flvUri=&partnerclipid=
We finished 2nd to Columbia Multisport Club out of Missouri. I heard this is 5 in a row for them. They won because they had someone in nearly every single race division. The other big winner was Full Throttle out of NY, NY. They had a similar showing in all of the age groups that have, shall we say, fewer participants. But they each count as 10 points for the winner.
Thanks to Glenn's Pi Kap recruits, DC Tri had some good exposure at the finish line, check out the first photo at the USAT home page.
Columbia must have cleaned up in the sprint. It was a little discouraging to have the award handed out by the race director (who was himself a member of Columbia Multisport Club) tell us how he kept encouraging them to sign up.
Columbia may have won but we are more sexually gifted.
I used to live in Missouri, and a couple years ago Columbia was recruiting members from other tri teams in the state to race for them at nationals. I don't remember exactly what the arrangement was, but something to the effect that if we paid their $35 membership fee and the race entry fee, they would pay for the hotel, ship our bikes, etc.
May be fair, may not be fair (and I don't know that they did this for the 2010 race, or any race since), but is a good way to boost the number of people you have racing for you - - and competitions like this really come down to pure numbers, and how many bodies you can get to finish the race.
Stephen--your interview was great! And the photo with the tent is awesome. Nicely done.
As for the championship itself... I was so, so impressed by what people from our club did this weekend and by the incredible spirit that seemed to float with us. It was very discouraging to hear the RD talk about getting his team out. I almost felt like he should have kept that to himself, because it came across super shady.
That being said, let's kill the MID-ATLANTIC CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS next year! Registration for the Rockett's Landing International Triathlon in Richmond, VA, on July 24, 2011, opens on DECEMBER 15. Mark your calendars. And, it's only $90 through March 31.
I don't see why we can be just as strategery in making sure we have bodies in all events and as many AGs as we can cover. :)