Tri Night '15, Race of the Year, IMOO Predictions...
Sunday, 13 September 2015 07:10
TRI NIGHT 2015 - Mark you calendar. Tri Night '15, featuring great food, drink, conversation and the presentation of the EMMAs (Minnesota Multisport Awards), will take place at Gear West Bike & Triathlon in Long Lake on Saturday, November 14. Ticket info will be available soon on the Gear West B&T website, and on MTN, too. For the fourth straight year, the festivities will include "MMA Bingo." For a $1 contribution, attendees can guess the award winners. The one who has the most correct guesses will take home a wad of sweaty cash. It's a HOOT!
VOTE FOR RACE OF THE YEAR - Voting for "Triathletes Choice Race of the Year" will get underway here on MTN later this week. Make sure you vote for your favorite Minnesota tri or du experience of this season, okay? The winner will be announced at the Tri Night festivities and will receive a custom "Race of the Year" banner. Race Directors, please encourage your racers to vote. And please athletes, if you are racing in next weekend's Fall Classic Du or One Last Tri, wait until after the event to vote. Who knows? one of those races could be your choice for race of the Year.
CY's Excellent Trans-Alpsian Adventure...
Sunday, 13 September 2015 00:10
By Cathy Yndestad (cathyyndestad.com)
Although it’s taken almost a month to finally create this post, the memories of my first mountain bike stage race are still somewhat fresh (especially the good ones). I’ve been busy enjoying euro travel and getting into triathlon race mode, but I couldn’t let an epic adventure such as the TransAlp go undocumented in my online scrap book.
We decided to register for this event with our dear endurance junkie friends – For those of you who know Patti & Al, you understand how ‘easy’ it is to jump on board once they suggest an epic endurance challenge. They were willing to make the trip to Europe, so we were ready to step out of our comfort zone for this unforgettable TransAlp journey....
Root Beer, Princesses & a Miltary Presence?
Saturday, 12 September 2015 00:10
NEWS: Wire-to-wire wins in BLAINE for ROBERTS and TATTON. Words and pics coming soon. RESULTS
SQUARE LAKE SHIRT COURSE - DKT notches 100th career multisport W! HEATHER LENDWAY claims her 3rd straight win here. GROSSINGER and HANKEE take amateur titles. Rookier AMY BORDEN (3rd woman/2nd amateur) continues to impress. RESULTS
By Doobie Kurus
Hopkins Royal Report - It was a dark and stormy morning…
which after a 45 minute delay, turned out to be a great, albeit HOT, race day! The root beer was flowing post-race, as finishers received bottle opener medals from the Hopkins Raspberry Festival Royalty and listened to music from the Starlifters, the US Air Force band from St. Louis, MO. Nearly 400 triathletes turned out for the 2nd annual Hopkins Royal Triathlon at Shady Oak beach on Saturday, September 5th. The event featured a newbies mini-sprint field of about 100 people from ages 10-85. The intriguing difference about this mini-sprint race is that the participants get to pick their distance for each segment on race day. Only a handful opted for the longer swim, and a few dozen did the long bike ride,...
Milestones on the Horizon...
Thursday, 10 September 2015 06:10
16th & 15th SQUARE LAKE TRIATHLONS - The 16th annual Square Lake Short Course Triathlon will take place at picturesque Square Lake next Saturday. The 15th edition of the Square Lake Long Course (almost half IM) will happen at the same wonderful venue on Sunday.
We've looked at early reg. lists and aren't ready to predict winners in the LC event, though we do expect to see a podium finish for WADE CRUSER, who is enjoying a breakout season and is one of the many guys that are being considered for a Most Improved nomination....
Thursday, 10 September 2015 00:10
15th ST. CROIX VALLEY SPRINT - Late registrants KEVIN O'CONNOR and DIANE HANKEE posted convincing wins at the 15th edition of this popular sprint race in Hudson, Wisconsin last Saturday. With the fastest splits in each discipline, Kevin won by a 5:08 margin over 2014 champ / new daddy JIM FELLING. BRIAN GLAESER, who has 600 Facebook friends and is into "Family Guy" (Who isn't?) and the Minnesota Wild, placed 3rd.
It was the 6th victory of the season for O'Connor, 44, and his time (56:50) was one of the four fastest (fastest master by a ton) times in event history.
Hankee placed 4th overall. Actually, a Hankee placed both 4th and 5th. Diane's husband MIKE, who is a SWAT guy, placed 5th, only 14-seconds behind his decorated spousal unit. For Diane, it was her 2nd win of the year and 24th of her impressive career.
Placing 2nd in the women's race, 2:47 after Hankee, was lapsed triathlete / but active tri coach / and total HOOT / JODY QUESNELL (photo L with Rick Dehn, who placed 7th overall), who celebrated her great effort by consuming many, many adult beverages. At the awards ceremony, she confessed that she was somewhat floothered....
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