Category: swim

Weekly Newsletter 5/23/14

Boom – GCTri all over the podium in early season races last weekend (and looking sharp in their GCTri race kits and visors)!!!  Congratulations to all of our talented teammates.  At Harryman Olympic we had: Kevin Portman (2:17, 3rd OA), Carsten Hansen (2:27, 1st AG), Steve Su (2:37, 3rd AG), Jen Sheppard (2:47, 1st AG), Erica Manning (2:59, 3rd AG), Kristine Papamichael (3:16), Matt Vella (3:21); At Jerseyman we had: Dave Calabrese (1:54, 3rd AG), Jared Lando (1:55, 2nd AG), Steve Rosselli (2:12), Heather Cameron (2:21, 2nd AG), Laura Muzzatti (2:32); At IRONMAN Texas we had Chris Gargiulo (11:40); At Red Bank Triathlon we had Mark Horton (1:21; 1st AG {sprint race}), Talis Knets (2:01 {his first ever tri}), Meredith Ryan (3:13), Dave Pietrangelo (2:30), Ed Burke (2:43), Steve Rosselli (2:50), Steve Fulop (2:52), Vito Ciraco (2:46), Mark Rogers (313), Mike Zadroga (3:15, and he got engaged after!); at Brooklyn Half Marathon: Des Johnson (1:43), Christine Hadermayer (1:53), Ed Nutt (1:55); at American Triple T we had: Nicole Ogrosso (12:44 – 2nd OA Female Team); at Pocono Run for the Red Marathon Brian Perry went (3:03; qualified for Boston); at Gran Fondo NY Juan Carlos Buenano finished in (6:13).

Good luck to our club members racing the Great Hudson River Swim, the Nav-E-Sink or Swim and IRONMAN Brazil.

If you ordered items from Custom Ink please contact RJ to figure out a time to pick up your order.  If you want to look awesome at your races, we still have yellow GCTri visors available for $15.

We have a few options for rides this weekend.  All rides meet at the 14th st. ferry pier.  On Saturday:  Matt Vella is leading a 60mi “A” ride to Toga departing at 6:30am.  Nicci Schock is leading a “C” ride through Palisades Park departing at 8am.  On Sunday: Christine Hadermayer is leading a “C” ride (25-30mi pace set by group) leaving at 9am.  Hopefully you can take advantage of the long weekend to get some great training in!

Weekly News Update 11/1

Weekly Update 11/1

Congratulations to our team members who raced IRONMAN Miami 70.3 last weekend: Kevin Portmann finished an amazing year qualifying for World Championships after his 4:25 performance & Mike Satz finished in 5:15.  Rich Bean took 2nd AG in the Mountain Man Biathlon (1:22). 

Good luck to all of our GCTri members who are running the ING NYC Marathon this weekend. 

Hincapie gear has arrived!  Stop by our sponsor Fleet Feet of Hoboken during store hours to pick up your gear.  If you missed the order we plan on placing another in early spring 2014 and we will be getting the fit kits so you can check out the sizing. 

Reminder that next Saturday 11/9 there will be a Foam Rolling/Stretching Clinic at Mile Square Physical Therapy and we will also be having the November social at Moran’s.  See the club calendar for full details.

The dessert series continues!  On Saturday Mike Haskell and RJ Boergers are leading a ride to the Runcible Spoon in Nyack departing the 14th st. pier at 9am (it will be at a friendly pace).  On Sunday, it is likely that Kristine Papamichael will be leading a ride to state line – departure time TBD – keep an eye on facebook and club calendar.

Weekly News Update 10/18

Amazing job by Matt Bach (9:59) and Mark Tsigounis (11:21) at IRONMAN World Championships at Kona!  Jenny Zarzuela competed at the Women’s Perfect Ten (1:42); At Steamtown Marathon Nicci Schock PR’d (3:46), Andrew Corcione (3:55); At Rev3 Half-Full Dave Cruz crushed it (2nd OA – 4:23).  Great efforts all!

Goodbye and good luck to our weekday ride leader – Andre Preotesa (he’s moving to the suburbs).  With Andre’s departure we are in desperate need of a weekday ride leader for next year (typically April through September).  At a minimum we plan on offering 1 morning ride but the past couple years we were fortunate to have Tuesday and Thursday morning rides.  Let the BOD know if you’d like to get more involved.

We are having the October Club social tomorrow (Saturday) at 4pm at Moran’s Pub in Hoboken.  Stop by and enjoy the good company of fellow club members without the spandex. 

On Saturday Andrew Corcione and Mike Haskell are leading a ride to State Line departing the 14th st. pier at 8am (it will be at a friendly pace).  On Sunday, John Argueta will be riding to state line – departure time TBD – keep an eye on facebook and club calendar.

Weekly News Update 10/4

Congrats to our team members who raced last weekend.  We had Dave Doherty (4:47) at Montauk Mighty Man; and Danielle Rossi (3:52) at Westchester. Great job!

This weekend we have a couple options for group rides.  On Saturday, Mike Satz will be departing at 7:30am for State Line.  Also on Saturday, Kristine Papamichael will be departing at 9:00am for Piermont or Nyack.  Keep an eye on the club calendar to see if a ride gets added for Sunday.

Did you know about the bike maintenance clinic on Saturday 10/12 at 11:30am?  We will head out that morning for a short ride and then come back for the clinic.  Please sign up on the club calendar and let us know if you are coming!  We may even stream IRONMAN Kona in hopes of catching a glimpse of Matt Bach or Mark Tsigounis.

Important upcoming events: October 19th – Club social @ 4 pm – location TBD; November 9th – Club social (this will be a planning meeting – let us know if you would like to run for a leadership position for 2014); December 6th – Club Holiday Party at Northern Soul bar.

Weekly News Update 9/27

In late season races, GCTri is still dominating!  At the Great Six Flags Triathlon we had some awesome finishes: Olympic – Dave Calabrese (10 OA, 2nd AG – 2:23), Mike Satz (3rd AG – 2:28), Brian Wiest (2nd AG – 2:30), Mark Tsigounis (4th AG – 2:35).  Sprint distance – Lauren Wiest (3rd OA Female – 1:33).  Congrats on an awesome race.  Hope you enjoyed some post- race roller coasters. 

Good luck to our team members racing Westchester Triathlon this weekend.

On Saturday, Mike Haskell is leading a “Muffin Ride” to the Runcible Spoon in Nyack that will depart the 14th st. pier at 8:30am.  This will be approximately 50mi round trip at an easy pace and no cyclist will be dropped.  The Tuesday morning track workouts will continue at least up to the NYC Marathon.  Happy Training.

Weekly News Update 9/20

We had more great race results for our very talented GCTri club members last weekend!  At Buckman Sprint we had Glenn Hartrick (1st OA – 1:11), Juan Carlos Buenano (1:28);  LBI Sprint Triathlon: Dave Cruz (1st OA – 50:34), Lisa Mangino (2nd AG – 1:06); Philadelphia R&R Half Marathon – Jenny Zarzuela (2:20); Westport YMCA Sprint – Heather Cameron (2nd AG – 50:30); One more Tri: Mike Frank (6th OA, 2nd Masters -1:07).  Nicole Ogrosso competed at ITU World Championships in London!

Good luck to our team members racing the Great Six Flags Triathlon and any other races this weekend.

We are a little late organizing the ride options for this weekend.  Please check the club calendar and Facebook page for rides.