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Discussion: Almost Trifecta Take II

Subject: Almost Trifecta Take II

By: john m.

Written on: Monday September 12, 2011

Message: This past weekend the NorthEast trio of Ontriers met for a second time in 2011. Amanda D., Dot M. and John M. teamed up in southern Maine to tackle the Pumpkinman Half. When the three of us got together in May for NJ Devilman we each walked away with AG wins.
The results were not quite as good but not too shabby.

Pumpkinman is a great race weekend consisting of a sprint on Saturday and a half on Sunday. Race Director Kat Donatello sees to all details to perfection but she could not hold off the thick fog. The swim is a two loop affair but the start was delayed for about 40 minutes until the turn bouys became visible. Good call!
Seven waves consisting of 100 or less made for an enjoyable swim.

The bike leaves north out of transition for about 5 miles then does two big loops before returning. There are no steep climbs but this would never be considered a flat course. Amanda, Dot and I must all be on the same bike training plan. Amanda's split was 2:50:00.
My split was 2:50:04 and Dot's split was 2:50:31.

The run is a constantly rolling out and back with a shorter out and back in the middle of the run. I like the format as most runners get to see the elites on their way to the finish and see their competion two or three times.

Amanda blistered the run course in 1:35:33 recording the fastest womens run split of the day. Like I said, that girl can run.

Dot turned in the fastest Ontri time of the day finishing @ 5:10:17 and winning the W50-54 Age Group.
Amanda placed 2nd in the W30-34 AG in a time of 5:12:33.
I captured 2nd in the M60-64 AG completing the 70.3 miles in 5:32:29.

The weather was fantastic and placing against good competition made for a great day.

Subject: RE: Almost Trifecta Take II

By: Teri d.

Written on: Monday September 12, 2011

Message: The three of you are unstoppable! Congrats to all of you...blazing fast!

Subject: RE: Almost Trifecta Take II

By: Amanda D.

Written on: Tuesday September 13, 2011

Message: John and Dot - the two of you are amazing! It was great racing with you guys this year - geesh, we didn't even coordinate at the beginning of the season and 3 out of my 4 tris were raced with you, from NJ to ID to ME! We'll have to talk about next season. I will definitely see you at Pumpkinman next year for another trifecta!

Subject: RE: Almost Trifecta Take II

By: dot m.

Written on: Tuesday September 13, 2011

Message: o.k. don't know our schedule yet, but sure we will see you at pumkinman at least.

Subject: RE: Almost Trifecta Take II

By: barbara g.

Written on: Tuesday September 13, 2011

Message: Congrats to all 3 of you. Man you guys are fast, and you never have to tri not to suck, cause you never come close.

Subject: RE: Almost Trifecta Take II

By: Suzanne C.

Written on: Wednesday September 14, 2011

Message: Wow ! Great job to all three! Fantastic!

Subject: RE: Almost Trifecta Take II

By: Ronald F.

Written on: Wednesday September 14, 2011

Message:
Nor'easters prove challenging to the competition at Pumpkinman!

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