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.