The Pro Cycle & Tri Gulf Coast Triathlon Team raced at their headline event this weekend - The Tradition's Triathlon in Tradtion, MS. The team had their strongest race performance since it was founded by sweeping the top 8 finishers overall! Congrats to Eric Larson for his 1st place overall finish!
A special thanks to Run-N-Tri, the host and main sponsor for the race. Thanks to them we made the Tradition's Triathlon our headline race for 2014.
25-29 - Rob Felty - 1st AG (5th OA)
25-29 - Eric Larson - 1st OVERALL
25-29 - Logan Roberts - 2nd AG (23rd OA)
30-34 - Allen Stanfield - 2nd OVERALL
30-34 - Jared Moore - 1st AG (4th OA)
35-39 - Evan Malone - 2nd AG (20th OA)
40-44 - Sam Hudson - 3rd OVERALL
45-49 - Lance Steed - 2nd AG (8th OA)
45-49 - Chad Hon - 1st AG (6th OA)
50-54 - Johnny Harrison - 4th AG (27th OA)
50-54 - Randy Walton - 1st AG (7th OA)
55-59 - Chuck Babin - 2nd AG (44th OA)
60-64 - Terry Bailey - 2nd AG (39th OA)
60-64 - Doug Jones - 1st AG (14th OA)
Complete results - http://www.splitmastertiming.com/assets/2014%20Traditions%20Final%20with%20Splits%202.pdf
Out next race is The Grandman Triathlon in Fairhope, AL. See y'all there May 31!
This race course was located in Tallahassee, Florida in Maclay Gardens State Park. The 1/3-mile swim took place inside the lake at the park, the 16-mile bike was on secluded back roads and one long stretch of highway shoulder, and a 5k run took place on dirt trails inside the park. There were large, overcast clouds which kept the weather around the low-60s and provided for very humid conditions.
The swim was chilly, definitely a wetsuit race, and was great fun after Rob Felty and I broke out of the main pack and had the course to ourselves. The bike was very unforgiving with multiple challenging hills (saddle sores for this local coastie) and thinned out the crowd coming out of the water very quickly. The run was fairly flat and fast with most of the race taking place on awesome trails, which was a nice sight to see for a cross-country runner! Our guys finished excellently with a 2nd place podium finish, Master’s title, Grandmaster’s title, three age group wins, and many other excellent finishes in each respective age group.
This weekend our GCT Team members volunteered at the Team Semper Fi Triathlon Camp in Pensacola, FL. Putting their race experience to good use, the guys shared swim, bike, and run related information to teach the Semper Fi athletes more about triathlon.
For more info on Team Semper Fi, please visit their website: http://semperfifund.org/team-semper-fi/
Also check out the local news coverage of the weekend in the link below and a full news article here. Jared and Eric can be seen near the finish line of the video.
This past weekend the Gulf Coast Triathlon Team kicked off the 2014 season with the Red Hills Triathlon in Talahassee, FL. It was a great showing by the team with 7 of the top 16, 2nd Overall, 1st Masters, and 1st Grandmasters. Congrats to Eric Larson who was our fastest finisher. Here are our results:
Eric Larson 2nd OVERALL
Sam Hudson 1st MASTERS
Randy Walton 1st GRAND MASTERS
Joey Pocreva 1st AG 16-19
Rob Felty 2nd AG 25-29
Jared Moore 2nd AG 30-34
Andrew Rothfeder 1st AG 45-49
Lance Steed 3rd AG 45-49
Doug Jones 1st AG 60-64
Terry Bailey 2nd AG 60-64
Chuck Babin 3rd AG 55-59
Evan Malone 8th AG 35-39
Scott Roberts 5th AG 35-39
Complete race results can be found here: http://www.racesmith.com/results/2014results/RedHillsTriathlon040514ag.html
Our next race is Traditions Triathlon which is just a few weeks out. Also this coming weekend we will be volunteering at the Team Semper Fi Triathlon Camp in Pensacola.