Congrats to our six CJTC race finishers in the 2012 Pocono Ironman 70.3 and for returning safe and sound. It was a very cool and chilly morning at the T1 transition before the swim although it did warm up later on in the bike segment for more comfortable racing temperatures. Biking in to T2 the sun was out in full force but still while very mild air temperatures which made for a very pleasant run with cool fall breezes. Excellent conditions for a half marathon.
Our finishers: Heather, Dave, Bill, Bruno, Tom and Darren all finished strong and in typical CJTC style. It was great to see all the racers this weekend over a nice meal and over good conversation (about what?? Triathlons of course).
Also a special congrats to Bob, who completed his 7th Sprint at Dottie’s House End Of Season tri this year and who is consistently and age group placer. Bob is one of the hardest charging age groupers in the sprint distance that I know. Congrats Bob, and keep up the fantastic race finishes.
And finally what we have all been waiting for, the race SWAG. Although we have to throw the CJTC logo in there. Go CJTC members!! Rest up and have a great race tomorrow!!
During the race briefing everyone was listening intensely for any useful information on the course. The big highlight in the briefing: The large land slide that created a two foot drop in a 100 foot section of Cherry Valley Road near the Delaware Water Gap has not been repaired. Instead of a repair or a detour, two ramps were placed at the ends of the disturbed section. Additionally the 100 foot section has been designated a single file / no passing zone until you exit the damaged area. It should make at least this short section of the race interesting.
It was a cool and overcast day as our CJTC members and all the other racers rolled in to check-in for the race tomorrow. Although the weather didn’t dampen our spirits, there was a lot of buzz and excitement at the expo as we anticipate the race events to come.
It has been a long summer but September has nearly come and gone already. The race season is starting to come to a close but there are still a few races left for the year and the Pocono Ironman 70.3 and Dotties House – End of Season Triathlons are at bat for this weekend. The weather is a bit uncertain over the weekend with Saturday weather showing a 20% chance of rain in Seaside Park, NJ; while Sunday weather is less favorable in East Stroudsburg, PA with a 40% chance of rain. Either way, it will be nice and cool for all the competitors this weekend and we wish you all the best of luck.
Stay tuned and come back for updates on the events from the Pocono Ironman 70.3 this weekend.
Congratulations to our CJTC racers who competed in the first ever Six Flags Triathlon yesterday with Donna, John and Lora racing in the relay, Ilene Goodman in the Sprint and finally Gappy and David racing in the Olympic. Additional congratulations goes to David who also placed Third in the Clydesdale division and who is also competing in the Pocono Ironman 70.3 this next weekend. Awesome!!! Great way to train for your next race.
The Pocono Ironman 70.3 is almost here. Only seven short days until the big race weekend. We hope everyone who is racing is ready and making their final preparations! The 10 day weather forecast is indicating 40% chance of rain on Sunday; but who can really predict the weather 10 days our anyway right?
Only two more weeks and we will be in the start of Pocono Ironman 70.3 weekend. The seasons are changing and the past several weeks have been fantastics time to get out, enjoy the weather and enjoy the changing leaves. If race weekend has been anything like the last couple of weekends it should be a great race. Looking forward to seeing all the CJTC racers at the race and weekend events.
If you are racing in Ironman Pocono 70.3 on September 29, 2012 we are looking to organize a group to do the bike course in the near future. Possible dates are Saturday Sept 1st, Sunday 2nd or Sunday Sept 9th.
Additionally we are looking for anyone who would like to split a hotel or commute together for the race. It’s much more fun that way..
If you are interested head on over to our Yahoo Group and post a message or drop us an email to the club email address.