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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.

Weekly Newsletter 8/1/14

What an amazing weekend for GCTri; we have some new IRONMAN finishers, and a couple of Kona qualifiers. Congrats to our IRONMAN Canada finishers: Carsten Hansen (10:01, 1st AG, Kona Qualifier), GCTri alum Missy Manning (10:53, 3rd AG, Kona Qualifier), former GCTri prez Andrew Shore (10:41), Steve Su (11:50), Erica Manning (12:12), Jen Sheppard (13:18). Congrats to our IRONMAN Lake Placid finishers: Steve “Shooter” Rosselli (12:37), Kristine Papamichael (12:53), Todd Olsen (13:07), Martin Skolnick (13:14), Rebecca Gauthier (14:19), Cheryl Tuosto (14:51), Mark Rogers (15:18). Congrats to Kevin Portmann finishing IRONMAN Switzerland in (9:39). Congrats to Cheryl Wickham (1:27) at Stars and Stripes Aquathlon. Good luck to our teammates racing NYC Triathlon and the River to Sea Relay this weekend.

Did you hear about the Glenn Hartrick 2N’s Anything is Possible 5K??? We can use both volunteers and participants. It’s being held on Sunday August 31st (Glenn’s birthday) at Noon. Not gonna be in the area that weekend???? Here’s the cool thing – you can run it virtually (you will get a race bib and then send your results in via email – no fibbing!). I will be running in Amsterdam; can’t wait to support our friend Glenn. For more information visit –

Many of our ride leaders are participating in either the R2C relay Saturday or the NYC Tri Sunday so we don’t have any group rides posted for the weekend. Seems like Sean Cercone in interested in a ride to Toga on Sunday. Please use the FB group to organize. Happy Training.

Weekly Newsletter 5/16/14

Congrats to our GCTri teammates who had awesome finishes at the HOHA 5 Mile Classic last weekend: Heather Cameron (39:32), Diane Berry (50:59), Anthony DeSantis (40:19), Christina Ippolito (43:35), Christine Hadermayer (38:31).    Please remember to submit your results to the club website It’s a big week of racing this weekend!  Good luck to our teammates at Jerseyman, Harryman, Red Bank Triathlon, IRONMAN Texas 70.3 and Gran Fondo NY.

We’ve got a great week in store for you!  On Monday 5/19, Nicci Schock will be speaking at the Triathlete Nutrition Seminar at 7pm at The Running Company.  On Thursday 5/22, we will be having a social at 7pm (location TBD based on weather – hopefully we can go somewhere outside – stay tuned for more information).  If you haven’t made a track workout yet you don’t know what you’re missing.  It’s extremely motivating when you see over 20 of your teammates working hard; there’s plenty of different pace groups so stop by!

Rides this weekend:  Please keep in mind that Gran Fondo NY is on Sunday so 9W is going to be closed! On Saturday we have 2 rides scheduled: 8:00am – Raphael will be leading an “A” ride to Nyack (~50mi); at 8:30am – Lisa will be leading a “B”ride to Nyack (~50mi).  All rides depart from the 14th St. ferry pier.  Please keep on eye on the group FB page and club calendar for other additional options.

Weekly Newsletter 5/2/14

Congrats to all our GCTri teammates who finished the Long Branch Half Marathon: Carsten Hansen (1:25, 1st AG), Lisa Mangino (2:04), Nicole Ogrosso (1:47), Deb Noble (2:06), Jim Englert (2:00), Todd Olsen (1:43).  Congrats to NJ Marathon finishers: Lyndsey Dore (3:45) and RJ Boergers (3:36).  Good luck to our teammates racing Bassman this weekend: Mark Smith, Carsten Hansen, Jared Lando, & Lyndsey Dore.   Also, good luck to Steve Su, Mike D’Imperio and Steve Rosselli racing Escape the Palisades Half Marathon.  Please remember to submit your results to the club website

If you ordered GCTri t-shirts or track jackets, please pay via paypal to:   Jen will be placing the order and we will likely have all merchandise in a couple of weeks.

There are three rides to choose from this weekend (all rides meet up at 14th St. Ferry Pier).  On Saturday, Jared Williams is leading a “B”ride up to state line that departs at 8:30am.  Nicci will be leading a “C” ride leaving at 9am (distance determined by group).  On Sunday, Shelley Palumbo will be leading a “B” ride (distance determined by group).  Weather finally looks good – happy training!

Weekly Newsletter 4/11/14

Congratulations to Raphael Zagury finishing IRONMAN 70.3 Texas (4:37) and to Matt Bach finishing Half Hook Mountain Half Marathon (2nd OA, 1:16).  Remember, please post your results on the website after you race –

Don’t miss it – tomorrow (4/12) we are having a Transition Clinic and Bike Skills Clinic at Liberty State Park at 2pm.  We will meet the large parking lot in the middle of Freedom Way.  Bring your bikes and your gear to participate.  Look for the bike transition rack.

Good luck to Ed Burke, Nicole Ogrosso, Heather Cameron, Vito Ciraco and Steve Ostrander racing the Unite Half Marathon this weekend!

This weekend we have a few options available for group rides (all rides depart from 14th St. Ferry).  On Saturday, Nicci will be leading a 2 hour (B,C ride) that will depart at 7am.  Also on Saturday, RJ and Maria will be leading a 45-50mi (A ride) that will depart at 8am.  On Sunday, Jared Lando is leading a 100-110mi (A ride) that will depart at 7am.  The nice weather is here and we are in full swing with weekday workouts (Tues AM Track and Thurs AM Ride) – we hope you take advantage and join us!  Happy Training!

Weekly Newsletter 3/21/14

Congratulations to our team members who competed at NYC Half Marathon: Lauren Kruk (1:45), Heather Cameron (1:58), Brian Perry (1:29), Lisa Mangino (2:07), Steve Rosselli (1:36), & Carlos Buenano. Remember, please post your results on the website after you race –

Today is the last day to take advantage of our team discount code from RoadID.  We strongly encourage you to purchase one for a little added safety while you train.  The discount code can be found in the members only section of the website –

Tomorrow (Saturday 3/22) we have some great club events planned.  At 4pm at Symposia Community Bookstore, the Athlete Education Committee will be hosting a Gear Clinic.  Stop by to know what you need to have for the upcoming race season.  Around 5 or 5:30pm (after the gear clinic), we will be heading over to Moran’s for the March Social.  Come by and meet some of our tri members when they aren’t in spandex.

There are no official club rides planned for this weekend.  Please feel free to use the Facebook group to get some people together if you want to get outside and ride.  Keep a close watch on the club calendar because the Track Workouts are scheduled to start next Tuesday.  We hope you can join us for some training sessions.