Weekend Update: Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series #5

It’s hard to believe that the unofficial close of the summer is here- the last of the Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series has come and gone. It’s been a great season and we had some good results today to wrap it up!

PRs

Missy- 33 seconds

Steve- 1 minute 25 seconds

PODIUMS

Emily- 3rd in AG

Jen- 2nd in AG

Ken- 2nd in AG

Missy- 1st in AG

SERIES WIN

Jen- series winner for her AG

HONORABLE MENTIONS

Sandra- her fastest swim split of the season.

Scotty- 4th in AG, missing the podium by less than 30 seconds.

Even though the sprint series is over our year is just getting going! Stay tuned for more results from our awesome team.

Weekend Update: Charleston Sprint Triathlon #4

Best Team Ever!

The Charleston Sprint Series keeps rolling on! This week’s 4th race of the season brought a lot of GREAT results for our team. Everyone has been training hard all season and it’s clearly paying off.

Podiums

Darrell- 2nd in AG

Jenn- 1st in AG

Missy- 2nd in AG

Sandy- Overall female winner

PRs

Darrell

Heather – 6 MINUTES!

Jenn

Missy

Shannon

Other Exciting Stuff

Angie- fastest bike split in her AG

Ashley- conquered swimming in the dog pond

Joelle- fastest swim split in her AG

Missy- first time breaking 1:20

Sandy- first time breaking 30 min on the bike and the fastest bike split

Shannon- goals of breaking 1:20 and going sub-24 in the 5k accomplished

And FINALLY….

Sarah, Joelle and Missy having a pre-race laugh

A HUGE thank you to team members Dawn and her minis Hadley and Madison for being the best cheerleaders ever and capturing photos that embody exactly what this team is about 🙂

Weekend Update: Charleston Sprint Series #3

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The Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series is now 3 races deep and our team is still making it’s mark. It was a great morning for racing and everyone did awesome!! Let’s jump right in and talk about results!

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PODIUMS

Jen: 1st in AG

Joelle: 3rd in AG

Ken: 2nd in AG

Missy: 2nd in AG

Sam: 3rd in AG

Shannon: 1st in AG

PRS

Heather: 12 seconds

Missy: 31 seconds

Shannon: 2 minutes

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

Joelle: 4 minutes faster than her first race of the series

Sandra: 3 minutes faster than her first race of the series

Fantastic work, everyone! CSTS 4 is just a few weeks away!

Weekend Update: Charleston Sprint Triathlon #2

It was another great weekend for the team at the 2nd race of the Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series!

Everyone did GREAT but let’s start with a few highlights

Podiums

Darrell: 1st in AG (even though the dummy forgot his cycling shoes and rode in his running shoes with his feet resting on the clip pedals. He still managed a 22.6 mph pace)

Jen: 1st in AG

Ken: 2nd in AG

Missy: 2nd in AG (also should mention she won her AG Thursday night in the Race the Landing 5k)

Shannon: 2nd in AG

Other Cool Stuff

Angie also barely missed a podium – placing 4th in her AG all while training for a 70.3 in a few weeks.

Heather did awesome in her first ever CSTS race.

Josh placed 4th in his AG- his highest placement ever for the series.

Sandra rocked it placing 6th in her AG after podiuming (yes, that’s a word) in a 5k on Thursday night.

Sarah placed 6th in the Open/Elite Female division- using this as a training race for her 70.3 in a few weeks.

Yay team! Way to train hard and reap the rewards. Until next time….

Weekend Update: Lowcountry Splash, Dirty Kanza, WNC Flyer

We had teammates swimming and riding together this wonderful weekend. Saturday found us in Charleston and the Lowcountry Splash Open water swim and in Emporia, Kansas for the Dirty Kanza gravel grinder.

We had swimmers participating in both the 6 and 2.4 mile swims. Joelle took 1st in her AG in the 6 miler, coming in at just over 2 hours. That’s a long time to swim in the harbor- great work Joelle.

We had lots of athletes in the 2.4 mile swim: Alexis, Angie , Heather ​, Melissa​, Robin, Sam​, Sandra​, and Sarah. While they all did awesome I want to give a special shout out to Alexis, Sam and Sarah for surviving their first ever Splash!

Lane was lucky enough to participate in the most famous gravel grinder of all time- Dirty Kanza. He raced the 100 miler and finish in 7:50. That’s a great time, this is a tough race. Great work, Lane!

And finally, we had a big contingent of riders at the WNC Flyer in Brevard on Sunday!

We had riders in both the metric century (62 miles) and the century (100 miles).

Ashley, Darrell, Joelle, Melissa, Missty, Robin and Sandy rocked the 62 miler. While I am proud of each and every one of them I would like to give a special shout out to Joelle , who signed up at the literal last minute for the 30 miler BUT then ended up joining her teammates in the metric. This was her LONGEST RIDE EVER and if you read above this was also the day after she won her AG for the 6 mile splash. Joelle, I am sorry you got stung by a bee.

Brian , Shannon​, and Tracey all took on the challenge of the 100 miler. This was Tracey and Shannon’s first ever century and they rocked it. They enjoyed taking advantage of all the picnics along the way. Great job, guys and girls.

That’s it for this week- stay tuned for more awesomeness from our team!