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Oct 10

Weekly Newsletter 10/10/14

It’s Kona weekend…and we’ve got some folks for you to follow! On Saturday, have fun tracking Carsten Hansen and GCTri alumni Missy Manning and Jared Tootel at the IRONMAN World Championships.

Congrats to Lauren Karstens (1:41, 2nd AG, new PR) for a great race last weekend at Jersey Shore Half Marathon. Good luck to those racing Steamtown Marathon and Staten Island Half Marathon.

Great news! We’ve re-scheduled the Tour de Defiant Brewery for Saturday 10/18. The trip will depart the 14th St. ferry pier at 10am. Lets hope we get nice weather so we can go and enjoy it!

Are you interested in ordering awesome GCTri race kits and cycling gear? Jen has ordered the Hincapie fit kit so that you can find out your appropriate sizes. Stay tuned for information pertaining to the arrival of the fit kit. We typically get it for a 1 week period and our sponsor Fleet Feet is kind enough to hold it at their Hoboken store. Simply stop in during their business hours, try stuff on and mark down your sizes. Jen will open the Hincapie ordering portal shortly thereafter. We do need to meet certain minimums so please order if you are interested.

Weekend rides: On Saturday, Raphael is leading an A+ ride leaving the 14th st. ferry pier at 7am. Nicole is leading a B ride to state line (~40mi) that departs the 14th st. ferry pier at 8:30am. Saturday looks like rain, so perhaps these will get switched to Sunday. Monday is Columbus Day and some folks may have off so please organize other rides on FB and the club calendar.

Sep 26

Weekly Newsletter 9/26/14

GCTri wishes many years of health and happiness to a fabulous GCTri couple – congrats Rich Bean & Nicci Schock on your wedding this weekend.

In typical GCTri fashion, we were out there this past weekend racing fast, and looking good while doing it! Check out these great results: At IRONMAN Maryland – Matt Bach (8:51, 1st OA), Christine Hadermayer (14:37 – her first IM!!!); at Newport Liberty Half Marathon: Gabe Rasure (2:22), Vito Ciraco (2:07), Jared Williams (2:05). At IRONMAN Princeton 70.3 – Mark Horton (4:45), EJ Burke (5:05), Jared Lando (5:08), Dave Calabrese (5:11), Christian Gargiulo (5:15), Jen Sheppard (5:17), Pete Cancila (5:35), Paul Zaragoza (5:39), Ray Josephs (5:46), Jim Englert (5:56), Juan Carlos Buenano (5:57), Lisa Mangino (6:01), Steve “the Mayor” Fulop (6:04), Des Johnson (6:08), Anthony Desantis (6:28), Meredith Ryan (7:01), Robert Budwilowitz (7:12), Heather Cameron and Jenny Zarzuela participated on Relay teams. At the Little Red Lighthouse Swim (6+mi swim) – Nicole Ogrosso (2:33). At City Challenge Hoboken – Dave Pietrangelo (28:00, 1st AG, 6th OA). At the Jersey City Party With Purpose 5k – Mike Menter (20:46), Lauren Kruk (2nd OA female – 22:21 – she must have a great mentor), Diane Berry (30:08). Please share your race results with us on the webpage http://www.gctri.org/submit-results/ Good luck to our folks racing Franklin Lakes Half Marathon and the Seaside Sprint Triathlon this weekend.

We’ve begun the planning process for the 2015 race season already. Designated club races that have been determined so far include: IM Mont Tremblant, Mont Tremblant 70.3, NJ State Olympic & Sprint. We’ve created a survey to help us determine what other races we should designate as “official club races”. I think everyone will agree, it’s always more fun to race with your friends. Please fill out the attached survey so we can make some other good choices for club races. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1HostOsUpYKIpx9MlObDTZ6E0Rbr-IF9sUB58tjw_ME4/viewform?usp=send_form

Next Saturday (10/4) we ride for beer! We are heading the Defiant Brewery in Pearl River, NY. Stay tuned for more details from Lisa Mangino. She is in the process of shoring up the details. She will post to the group with final information.

Weekend Rides: As a reminder all rides depart from 14th St. Ferry Pier unless otherwise noted. On Saturday, Lisa is leading a B+ drop ride up to state line (~40mi) departing at 8am. On Sunday, Nicole is leading a B ride up to state line (~40mi) or possibly to The Market leaving at 10am. Also, Shelley is looking to get a C ride together on Saturday or Sunday. Please respond to her FB post if interested. Happy traning.

Sep 05

Weekly Newsletter 9/5/14

GCTri’s talented athletes were at it again last weekend! There were many great race times had at the 2N’s 5k Anything is Possible Race (at South Mountain and from many virtual locations). Even better than the race times, was the fact that we were out there supporting our good friend and teammate Glenn Hartrick as he continues his recovery. Congrats to Diane Berry, Deirdre McGuinness (2nd AG), and Tom Porrovechio for a job well done at the Six Flags Triathlon. Good luck to those racing this weekend at Toughman, Gran Fondo NJ, IRONGirl, & Skylands Triathlon. Best wishes to Kevin Portmann and Cristian Gonzalez on strong races at IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships!

Mark your calendars! The September social is scheduled for Thursday 9/18 @ 7:30pm. As we get closer we will announce the location (if it’s nice, hopefully we will be outside).

IRONMAN Princeton 70.3 is just around the corner. We hope to have another huge cheering section to support the over 20 team members that will be competing. Bring your favorite cowbell. We will be having a huge picnic after the race. Please sign up and let us know what you will be bringing for the big post-race bash. Picnic Sign up

There are a couple options for you this weekend for rides. On Saturday Jared is leading a 56mi course preview for the Princeton 70.3. The group will be meeting at Mercer County park at 8am. Also on Saturday, RJ will be leading a 40mi “B ride” to State Line (or possibly to the Filling Station for a muffin). This ride departs the 14th St. Pier at 8am. If you haven’t made it to the track workouts yet – you are missing a great opportunity to get faster! Thursday morning rides are still going, but front and rear lights are mandatory for safety since sunrise is much later now. Happy Training!

Aug 15

Weekly Newsletter 8/15/14

Congrats to our competitors last weekend. At Staten Island Duathlon – John Palmer (1:05, 2nd AG); Staten Island Triathlon – Juan Carlos Buenano (1:07, 4th AG). Good luck to those racing IRONMAN Timberman 70.3, IRONMAN Sweden, IRONMAN Mont Tremblant, Tri the Wildwoods and Ramapo Rally. We are expecting nothing less than a team podium finish at Timberman – no pressure! Please remember to share your results with us on the GCTri website – http://www.gctri.org/submit-results/

This summer we’ve added a bunch of new members! We would like to welcome: Darla Mercado Coyle, Gabrielle Rasure, Bri-Ann Ladowski, Eric Prendergast, Dana Ushler, Vladimir Penaloza, Jamie Moreng, Lauren Karstens, Mike Menter, John Palmer, Tara Barlow, Caron Claes and Meredith Rodriguez. Sorry if I missed anyone. We hope to see you at the club workouts and socials.

The August social will be held on Thursday the 28th at 7:30pm at Pier 13. Stop by and meet some of the club members when they aren’t sweating and wearing spandex.

Tuesday track workouts continue to be wildly successful. If you want to get fast, you really should join us. Thursday bike hill repeats are also going strong. With a later sunrise, please be sure you have front and rear blinkers for safety. There will be a 50mi (Piermont) “A ride” on Saturday departing the 14th st ferry at 8am. Happy Training.

Aug 08

Weekly Newsletter 8/8/14

Congrats to all of our teammates who raced last weekend! Here are the results: NYC Triathlon: Ed Friedrich (2:34), Carsten Hansen (2:10, 1st AG), Ed Nutt (2:44), Matt Vella (2:25), Lauren Kruk (3:16), Jared Lando (2:17), Paul Zaragoza (2:37), Julie Percifield (2:46). Jersey Girl Triathlon: Lauren Karstens (1:11, 5th AG – First triathlon), Jenny Zarzuela (1:19 – Sprint PR). Belmar Tri for Autism – Vito Ciraco (1:07), Mikey Zadroga (1:15), Chris Lydon (1:22). Good luck to our teammates racing the Belmar Ocean Mile Swim and any other races this weekend.

We’ve got some big races coming up – do you have all your GCTri gear ready? We still have some t-shirts ($15) & track jackets, and just got a whole new shipment of yellow visors ($15). Send RJ an email and let him know what you need.

We’ve got a couple options for rides & runs this weekend. On Saturday: at 6:30am RJ is leading a 75mi “A” ride past Rockland Lake departing from 14th st pier; at 8am Jared is leading a Princeton 70.3 bike course preview (meet near the parking lot from NJ State Tri); at 8am Nicci is leading a 30mi “C” ride departing from 14th st pier. On Sunday, Mike Satz is leading a 10mi run (8:30 pace) that will depart pier A at 7:30am.

Jul 25

Weekly Newsletter 7/25/14

Woo hoo – we dominated NJ State Triathlon!!!  In the Sprint: Team 2 N’s [Jen Sheppard, Raphael Zagury, Mike Mentor] (56:26, 1st Relay), Marc Hourican (1:07), Heather Cameron (1:12, 4th AG), Lauren Kruk (1:32), Deb Noble (1:23), Diane Berry (1:30), Ugur Arslan (1:15).  In the Olympic: Matt Bach (2:01, 6th OA), Mark Horton (2:11, 3rd AG), Dave Calabrese (2:19), Rich Bean (2:20), Nicole Ogrosso (2:24), Jared Lando (2:26), Sean Greene (2:27), Matt Vella (2:30), EJ Burke (2:31), Mike Frank (2:32), John Callahan (2:32), Tara Barlow (2:32), Steve Ostrander (2:36), Nicci Schock (2:37), Juan Carlos Buenano (2:42), Mike D’Imperio (2:47), Des Johnson (2:50), Laura Muzzatti (2:52), Lisa Mangino (2:55), Sara Press (2:55), Fabricio Pazmino (2:58), Anthony Desantis (3:02), Meredith Ryan (3:06), Vito Ciraco (3:13), Margaret Grandstaff (3:23), Deirdre McGuinness (3:28), Alminda Brundyn (3:31), John Argueta (3:39), Meredith Rodriguez (3:42), Dani Rossi (4:01), Lauren Bach (4:43).  Special congratulations to Lyndsey Dore – You are an Ironman!!! (IRONMAN UK – 15:21). Good luck to those racing IRONMAN Lake Placid, IRONMAN Canada, IRONMAN Switzerland, and the Stars and Stripes Aquathlon.

Planning for 2015 is in the works already.  Seems like IRONMAN Mont Tremblant and Mont Tremblant 70.3 will be some of the designated club races.  Stay tuned for more information about sign up dates.

Here’s the deal for weekend rides:  Saturday – RJ is leading an A ride 65mi to Rockland Lake and Meredith is leading a 45mi B/C ride.  Both the rides will depart the 14th St. Ferry Pier at 7am.  If you’d like to ride Sunday please use the FB group to organize.  Happy Training!

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