Congrats to all finishers of the Fanwood 5K!

There was a huge turn out of seventeen CJTC members racing in Fanwood 5K this year.  What a great day for the race and with such gorgeous fall weather.  Congrats to Evan, Sean, Paul, Bob, John, Jennifer, Kimberly, Claudette, Marybeth, Tovah, Pam, Donna, Mickey, Maggie, Lora, Sara and last but not least Katie.. Phews..  Say that five time fast!!

Of the group we had two first place finishers in their age groups Evan and Bob; one second place finish by Maggie and two more third place finishes by Claudette and Marybeth.

Great efforts by everyone and keep up the training for the 2013 triathlon racing season.

NJ State Olympic / Club Competition Update

Hello CJTC Fans, Once again today turned out to be another spectacular day for a triathlon.  The day started out with cool and moist air temperatures which changed later on making it a warm, dry and sunny day, not to mention a water temperature of exactly 78ºF unlike yesterday which was actually 78.5ºF. This meant today’s race was wetsuit legal for all who wanted to wear one.  (Sorry sprint racers..)

As for the race itself, once again we witnessed the true core and spirit that makes up CJTC members, their friends and family members.  We saw some first time Olympic distance triathletes, some valiant efforts fighting through the heat and pain of cramped muscles and pre-existing injuries, in addition to the great support from the tent crew cooking and cheering on all the contests as they passed on the run course.  All we can really say is thank you to all that showed up to support the competitors.

Finally the result of the Club Competition.  Sadly to say, CJTC did not take home the club prize for earning the most points in the challenge.  However it wasn’t for a lack of trying.  Many of our awesome members produced some amazing results and did earn us a share of the remaining points available, but it just wasn’t meant to be.  Yet, surprisingly we have been told directly by the NJ State Race Director, that there will likely be a Spirit Award for the best club spirit.  The award is yet to be determined, but given we have such great members and really make everyone know what a triathlon club is all about, we are very likely to win. So in closing, although we lost the challenge, we still win no matter what.

Congrats to all the race finishers and a big thank you to all the supporters over the entire weekend.

Race updates for 6/16 & 6/17

Congratulations to the CJTC hard chargers who participated with ReserveAid in the Patriot Half and those in other races this past weekend.  Quite notably John put his transition skills to work and was ranked 24th out of a field of 595 for his T1 transition time of 1 minute and 28 second and coming in 97th overall.  Fantastic!!  Not far behind was Geoff with placing 23rd of 67 in his division and 150th overall.  Great effort guys!

Not to be out done, the woman put up a strong showing with Jen ranking 11th of 32 in her division. Awesome!!  Jess coming in not far behind ranking 18th of 32 in her division and  Tovah putting in a very strong effort and finishing her very first 70.3; Way to GO!

Then in the Patriot Aqua Bike, we have CJTC President Thea who rocked it finishing 5th out of 22 in her division and ranking 12th overall in a field of 42.

Finally, taking it easy this weekend unlike the Patriot Half crew  at the Long Branch Long Sprint Series, Darren also showed off his swim to bike transitions skills with a T1 time of 1 minute 10 seconds ranking 11th of 101 and then finishing 42nd overall.

What a way to put the CJTC name out there everyone!

Patriot Half and Long Branch results..  Let us know if we are missing anyone.

Race updates from 6/9 & 6/10

What a great showing!!!!

Way to Go to CJTC Members who participated in Eagleman 70.3, Greenbrook Racing’s Flat as a Pancake and who were out and about for the local bike ride.

Congrats to Katie, John and Robert for their great finishes at Eagleman 70.3.

At Flat as a Pancake: Brady – placing 7th in his age group and 32 overall out of 485 racers!!!  with a bike split of 23mpr!! NICE!; Darren – placing 8th in his age group, 58 overall  and another bike split of 23mpr!!!   WOW!!; Erica – Congrats on 3rd place in her age group with an impressive bike split of 20.6mpr!!!   CJTC has some faster riders!!!

We also had a nice showing of riders at the local bike ride:
Karen, Pam, Marie, Kaci and George

Finally, don’t forget about our Monthly Club Meeting with the location change.

Nav-E-Sink or Swim 2012 Race Result

Congrats to everyone who completed the Nav-e-sink race today, what a beautiful day we had!!!!  So glad to see so many members out and wearing their CJTC gear, we had a great
showing today! And thanks to all the members who came to cheer us on and help
out at the table!

Special Congratulations to Kacie who placed 3rd, Jaime who placed 5th, Jen who placed 10th and our very own club president Thea who placed 6th in their age groups in the 1.2 mile swim.

If there are any others who placed please submit their names to be included in the above list.

Results are posted here..

Lost and Found Announcement: If anyone is missing a pair of women’s black shorts with a flower on the right side, a pair of white flip flops, 1 white sock with blue stripes and their t-shirt from the race, it was left by our picnic table and I picked it up at the end. Let me know if it’s yours and I can get it to you.

Race updates from 5/19 & 5/20

This was a great weekend for CJTC at the races.  First, lets thank all the volunteers who came out and helped support our members at both races.  A special Thank you to Sue Goodman, our Social Committee, for volunteering at Jerseymen and Doc & Soc this weekend!  We could not do this without her help!!

Congrats to the following racers( we knew were racing and saw);

Jen Applebee-JerseymenTri was 5th in Age group!

Marta Michel-Jerseyman Aqua/Bike (Has the best attitude toward racing- It is all about the fun and food!!)

Tom Mullen-Doc &Soc( 3rd time getting in that water!!!)  Some would say a brave man!

Jerry P-Doc & Soc( I think this is his first sprint???)  Jerry likes to go big to start and he did Ironman 70.3 Rhode Island for his first!!

Andrew Chang-Doc & Soc and RAFFLE WINNER!! a $100 Gift Certificate to Westfield Running company for some new shoes!!

Dave Perna-Doc & Soc 1st TRIATHLON!!!   Way to go! Can’t wait to see you race NJ STATE.

Liz Broos and Elizabeth Burton- Did both Jerseyman and Doc & Soc and won places in there age groups at Both Races!!

Gal H- Doc & Soc and 1st TRIATHLON and won his AGE GROUP!!!  WOW… watch out guys in that age group!!

Bill and Maureen Higgins-Doc & Soc.   Bill wins the best Husband award!!!  Maureen was her  1st TRIATHLON and placed in Her AGE GROUP!!    Awesome!!!

Darren Freeman-Red Bank Triathlon and only his 2nd!!!   Next swim is without  Wetsuit!!!  🙂

Ken Turner- Red Bank Triathlon(who I am sure left nothing left out on the course!!)

Those are just some of the results and people we knew racing… if you raced and we didn’t know, email us and give us your results.  We would love to post them and give your challenge points for the club yearly contest!!

We will be getting pictures from the weekend out on the yahoo group soon!!

Happy Training and Racing!!

Your CJTC Board