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Weekly Newsletter 1/2/15

Happy New Year!

Thanks to the members who have already paid their 2015 membership dues! Remember, all 2014 memberships are set to expire 1/31/15 – so please re-new before then. To renew visit:

Tuesday morning hill repeats continue. We meet at the Castle Point Gate on the Stevens campus (end of 6th Street or top of the stairs from Sinatra) at 6am.

The club kickoff social will be held on Saturday 1/17 at 4PM at Morans Pub (501 Garden Street). We will have raffle prizes and kick off another great season together!

Excited to start training for your 2015 races? Add some of our designated club races to your schedule!
Wyckoff/Franklin Lakes Triathlon – 6/20/15
The Jersey Shore Triathlon – 6/21/15
New Jersey State Triathlon – 7/18/15
Black Bear Triathlon – 5/31/15
New Jersey State Triathlon – 7/19/15
Half Ironman:
IRONMAN 70.3 Mont-Tremblant – 6/21/15
Challenge Atlantic City Half Distance Triathlon – 6/28/15
IRONMAN 70.3 Timberman – 8/16/15
IRONMAN 70.3 Princeton – 9/20/15
Full Ironman:
IRONMAN Lake Placid – 7/26/15
IRONMAN Mont-Tremblant – 8/16/15
Nav-e-Sink or Swim – 5/24/15
Party with Purpose 5k – Hoboken – 7/14/15
River to Sea Relay – 8/1/15

Please use our club calendar and click the races you plan to attend. We’d like to get an idea of which will be our largest races to plan post race picnics, and more! Also, please RSVP to group workouts so the workout’s leader knows who to expect.

Weekly Newsletter 10/17/14

Big ups to our Kona finishers: Jared Tootell (9:33), Carsten Hansen (10:53), Missy Manning (12:44)! Well done folks – we all aspire to be like you one day! Good luck to Lauren Kruk at the Runners World Half Marathon this weekend.

Save the dates: the November social will be on 11/15 in the afternoon (place to be determined). The Annual Holiday Bash will be on Friday December 5th (location to be determined still).

The off-season is the perfect time to work on your deficiencies. If your run can use some work, you will only benefit from the Run Clinic that Carlos Garcia will be having on Saturday 11/15 at Noon (we will go to the social after). Carlos will speak about drills that can help you, will help you find out flaws in your form, and will talk about planning your weekly runs. Please check that you will be attending on the club calendar if you plan on attending so we can adequately prepare.

Weekend rides: On Saturday we have the Tour de Defiant Brewery. The group will depart at 10am for our 30mi ride up to our delicious destination. Please see Lisa Mangino’s emails for full details. For those that can’t make the Brewery ride, John Palmer and Carlos Garcia are riding to State line and will leave at 7:30am on Saturday.

Weekly Newsletter 10/3/14

Congrats to all of our teammates who competed last weekend. At the Seaside Heights Sprint we had- Dave Pietrangelo (1:09, 1st AG), John Callahan (1:13, 4th AG), Sara Press (1:42 – thanks to a wrong turn); Franklin Lakes Half Marathon – Deb Noble (2:05), Lisa Mangino (2:07). Sadly, there are no races listed on the calendar for this weekend – I guess we are in the offseason.

The word offseason screams beer! Saturday is our ride to the Defiant Brewery – and I’m sure it’s gonna be awesome. You should have received detailed instructions from Lisa Mangino regarding the event. Special thanks to her for her time and efforts in planning. The plan is to leave around 10am so that we could get there around Noon when it opens. We will be tracking the weather closely so see if we will have to cancel. We will make the decision on whether we are going by 9am Saturday morning and will distribute an email and FB message ONLY if it is CANCELLED.

Don’t forget we have another awesome event coming up on Thursday 10/9. Joe LoPorto and the folks to Fitwerx NYC/NJ are hosting us at their shop. If you plan on attending you MUST sign up on the club calendar or the FB event so we have an accurate headcount. They will be providing pizza and beer for us.

Currently there are no rides posted for Sunday (the day when the weather is supposed to be terrific). Please organize rides via FB or feel free to post a ride. Just a quick reminder that all members have the ability to post a ride to the club calendar. Additionally, there are many of you who are experienced riders now and we can use your help! If you want to serve as a ride leader, please contact either RJ or Mark Smith.

Weekly Newsletter 8/29/14

Congrats to our teammates that raced last weekend! A few new Ironman finishers at IM Copenhagen – RJ Boergers (11:36); Maria Wedgeworth (11:54); and IM veteran Mike Haskell (12:12). At Tri Rock Asbury we had for the Sprint – Lauren Karstens (1:08; 2nd AG); Mark Horton (50:50; 1st OA); For the OLY -Mark Smith (2:01, 1st AG); OLY RELAYs; Team Julie (2:02; 5th) Team Meredith (2:06; 6th). Park City Mossman – Dani Rossi (3:41). Great job to all, if I missed you, I’m sorry, submit your results!

This weekend we have some ride options for you.
Sat: Muffin ride to Nyack departing at 7am, Mark riding 60 via Tweed departing at 8am. It’s a holiday weekend so post your planned ride to the group if you want company!

Good luck to all racing this weekend at Pageant Swim AC, Six Flags OLY, 2Ns in Milburn, Toughman, Iron Girl, Skylands, or Gran Fondo NJ.

Weekly Newsletter 8/22/2014

Wow we had an impressive weekend of racing! First off – Rich Miani (Mont Tremblant – 11:27), Dave Pietrangelo (Mont Tremblant – 11:56) – “you are an IRONMAN”. At Timberman: Nicole Ogrosso (5:10, 8th AG), Jim Englert (5:51), John Callahan (5:27), Matt Vella (5:25), Steve Ostrander (6:05), Sheila Monaghan (5:28), Sean Greene (4:58), Derek Barnes (5:37). At Tri the Wildwoods: Lisa Mangino (1:19, 6th AG), Deb Noble. West Point Tri: Brian Perry (1:39). Don’t forget to submit your results to our site.

Good luck to those racing TriRocks Asbury Park, Park City Mossman, and IRONMAN Copenhagen.

There’s still time to sign up for the Glenn Hartrick 2N’s Anything is Possible 5k race. It will be held on 8/31 at South Mountain Reservation in Millburn, NJ. If you will be away that weekend, you can still run virtually. Please support our good friend Glenn who continues to work hard on his recovery from a terrible bicycle accident.

Please join us for the August club social next Thursday 8/28 @ 7:30pm at Pier 13. It will be a great opportunity to meet the team when they aren’t in spandex and hear about everyone’s race season.

End of summer weekends are busy, so we don’t have any group rides scheduled, but if you want to get out there please post to the group so you can find some buddies!

On Behalf of soon to be Ironman, RJ
Happy Training,

Weekly Newsletter 6/27/2014

Another amazing weekend of racing is in the books, and as usual GCTri kicked some butt! Our team brought home 3rd Place at IRONMAN Syracuse 70.3 TriClub competition, and we took 5th Place in the Club Challenge at Jersey Shore Olympic. Here’s how our teammates did: Mossman Half- Erica Manning (5:55, 1st AG), Kristine Papamichael (6:18, 2nd AG), GCTri alum JD Desloges (5:52); IRONMAN Syracuse 70.3- Dave Doherty (4:46), Rowan Prior (5:12), Jen Sheppard (5:25), Steve Rosselli (5:37), Nicole Ogrosso (5:39), Todd Olsen (5:54); IRONMAN 70.3 UK – Eva Kovacs (7:32); Jersey Shore Olympic Triathlon- Erik Donahue (1:56, 1st AG), Dave Calabrese (2:05, 5th AG), Steve Fulop (2:25), Mark Rogers (2:29, 5th AG); Jersey Shore Sprint Triathlon – Anthony Desantis (1:32), Tim Brown (1:38); Stafford Sprint Triathlon – Michael Zadroga (1:18); LBI/Manahawkin Triathlon – Vito Ciraco (1:11, 4th AG).

Good luck to our teammates racing: Challenge Atlantic City & Lincoln Park Triathlon.

We have a special thanks to our Track Coordinator – Mike D’Imperio who will be leaving us. Best wishes my friend! Lucky for us, Mike has agreed to write the track workouts for the rest of the year and Mike Satz will be acting track coach. We’ve added a track pacing chart to the website to help assist you with pacing –

The weather looks fantastic for training. We’ve got a few options for rides for you. All rides will depart the 14th St. Ferry Pier. Saturday: 6am (sharp!) A ride ~80miles to Lil Tor with Steve Su; 7am A- ride (6hrs) with Mike Haskell; 8am B ride to State Line (~40 miles) with Nicci. Sunday: 8:30am C ride, distance determined by group. Sign up on the club calendar and Please ride safely!