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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!

Jul 18

Weekly Newsletter 7/18/14

Some things never change….once again GCTri was all over the podium this past weekend.  Congrats to our teammates that competed.  At the Coney Island Aquathlon we had: Heather Cameron (1:07, 3rd Female OA, 1st AG), Cheryl Wickham (1:36, 2nd AG); At War at the Shore we had: Jenny Zarzuela (1:20, 2nd Athena); at Double-Mussel: Maria Wedgeworth (7:14, 4th Female [1:27 Sprint, 2nd AG; 5:47 Half]), RJ Boergers (6:59 [1:24 Sprint, 5:34 Half]); Steelman 3.2mi OWS: Nicole Ogrosso(1:24);  at Toronto Triathlon Festival Olympic: Jared Lando (2:29), Laura Muzzatti (3:03). Good luck to all of our teammates racing NJ State Triathlon and to Lyndsey Dore at IRONMAN UK this weekend!  As usual, please be sure to share your race results on the team webpage – http://www.gctri.org/race-results/submit-results/

It’s your last chance to sign up for the GCTri picnic after the Olympic race at NJ State.  Please let us know what you are bringing -https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13zqmkhLS732k2XC6uq_T_ZHL7YG7jKNwsAOKqJZuqNU/edit#gid=0  Remember we are racing for Team 2N’s in support of our friend Glenn Hartrick.  We will have blue bracelets, t-shirts and GCTri visors available for purchase to show your support and look good on race day.

We’ve got some options for rides for you this weekend.  All rides will depart the 14th St. Ferry Pier.  Saturday: Maria is leading an “A ride” 85mi towards Bear Mtn departing at 6am; Kristine is leading an “A riders”  & Andrew is leading “B riders” to State Line leaving at 7:00am; Brad is leading a “B ride” to Nyack at 9:00am.  Happy Training!

Jul 11

Weekly Newsletter 7/11/14

GCTri looks to continue our strong 2014 racing campaign this weekend!  Good luck to our teammates racing Coney Island Aquathon, Musselman, Steelman OWS, War at the Shore and Toronto Triathlon Festival.  Good luck to our team on Tuesday July 15th at the Party With Purpose 5k (you can still sign up and help us show Hoboken how much we rock).

Did you hear the good news?  Jared Lando and Laura Muzzatti got engaged.  Congrats to a great GCtri couple.

We need more cow bell!!!  NJ State Triathlon is the weekend of July 19th (sprint)/20th (Olympic).  Kelly Calabrese and I are leading the official GCTri fanclub – “Coasty’s Crusaders” and we need your help making some noise!  This year GCTri is combining forces with MAPSO and Team Philly Pro Tri and are racing for Team 2N’s in support of our good friend Glenn Hartrick.  Let’s make Glenn proud and everyone go out and get a PR!!!  This year we will have a team port-o-john, and we will also be bringing the tent and a changing tent (new this year) for an awesome post-race picnic!  If you haven’t already signed up for the picnic, please see Nicci’s spreadsheet and let us know what you will be bringing- https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13zqmkhLS732k2XC6uq_T_ZHL7YG7jKNwsAOKqJZuqNU/edit#gid=0

The weather looks fantastic for training.  We’ve got a couple options for rides for you.  All rides will depart the 14th St. Ferry Pier.  Saturday: Steve Su is leading an  “A ride” 80mi to Lil Tor departing at 6am; Nicci is leading a “B ride” to State Line leaving at 7:30am.  On Sunday: Diane is organizing a  “C ride” that will depart at 11am.  Lastly, Lisa Mangino and Mark Smith will be sharing their tire changing expertise at 3pm at the flagpole at Pier A.  If you don’t know how to change a flat you really should go to this!  Happy Training.

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