Tag: Princeton 70.3

Weekly Newsletter 9/19/14

It’s hard not to Tri harder when we’ve got so many teammates accomplishing big things! Congrats to Eva Kovacs who completed her 24th Iron distance race at Challenge Weymouth taking 3rd AG…you continue to amaze us. Congrats to Michael Zadroga for his finish at One More Tri (1:08), and to Derek Barens for his finish at Queens Half Marathon (1:35). Good luck to our teammates racing Little Red Lighthouse Swim, Newport Jersey City Half Marathon, IRONMAN Maryland and IRONMAN Princeton 70.3.

We’ve got 2 really cool events coming up that you will want to add to your calendar. On Saturday 10/4 we will be riding up to Defiant Brewery for a little bike and brew. Thankfully we can take the NJ Transit trains home. Also, we just added a special event at Fit Werx bike shop and fit studio on Thursday October 9th at 7:30PM. If you plan on attending, you must RSVP (either on the FB invite or the club calendar) so we get an accurate head count.

For rides this weekend: on Saturday, RJ will be leading a 45mi A/B ride to Piermont departing the 14th St. Pier at 8am. Perhaps we will grab a muffin at Bunburry’s or the Filliing Station. I’d like to remind all members that everyone has the ability to add a ride to the calendar. If you aren’t happy with the ride selection, please post your ride on the club calendar or on FB and I’m sure you’ll get some company out on the ride. Happy training!

Weekly Newsletter 9/12/14

As expected we had more amazing super strong finishes by our very talented team members last weekend. At Mighty Hamptons: Dave Pietrangelo (2:20, 5th AG). At IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships – Kevin Portmann (4:13, 16th AG), Cristian Gonzalez (4:37). Skylands Olympic – Jen Sheppard (2:54, 2nd Female OA); Skylands Sprint Tri – John Palmer (1:34, his first triathlon!); IRONGirl – Cheryl Wickham (1:56); Toughman Half – Lyndsey Dore (7:06); Lake Hopatcong 1mi OWS – Jenny Zarzuela (42min); Quarterman – Dave Saraceni, Kristine Papamichael; Gran Fondo NJ – Diane Berry. Good luck to those racing Tri AC and any other races this weekend.

We continue to prep for IRONMAN Princeton 70.3. If you haven’t signed up for the picnic yet – please sign up here – https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1aDPLDeVNUtGzk-3LzlJNLk5LERiJHcAw9z5033dlUfY/edit?usp=sharing

Come hang out with the club members when they aren’t wearing spandex! The next club social is Thursday 9/18 @ 7:30pm. We will announce the location early next week. We hope to see you there!

Here are your weekend rides: on Sunday Jim Englert is leading a 65mi “A ride” to Rockland lake leaving 14th st. pier at 10am. For those of you that hate football, Nicole will be riding at 1pm on Sunday (distance and pace to be determined later). If you want other options – post a ride on FB and see if you get any company. Happy Training.

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.