- (c) Natalie Krovetz
Sarah Breevoort and Melissa Rittenhouse competed in the Charlottesville Sprint Triathlon held at Walnut Creek Park. Breevoort took home the win in 1:26:46, finishing almost six minutes in front of the next woman. She also had the fastest run of the day, clocking 21:28 for 5k. Rittenhouse, who used this race as a cross training activity, placed 9th overall in 1:42:56. Results can be found below.
Results: 2011 Cville Sprint Tri – Overall Women
- (c) Michael Scott 2011
After qualifying to the finals running an efficient 8:41.40 for 4th place in the prelims, Cowart was ready to compete in the finals at the USA Championships held in Eugene Oregon. The race started and Donnie went to the back and waited patiently for the race to unfold. As the race progressed, so did Cowart as he moved up the field. With four laps to go, Donnie was right where he wanted to be sitting in 6th place. With two laps to go, the leaders took off which strung out the field. Cowart maintained place the rest of the way, finishing 6th in 8:39:13. This was an improvement over last year when Donnie placed 9th at the USA championships. Cowart will continue his 2011 campaign in Europe as he travels with fellow RMR athlete Macklin Chaffee. Results and video can be found below.
Results: 2011 USA Championships – 3000m SC finals
Video: USATF site
Macklin Chaffee competed in the 1500 prelims on Thursday at the USA Championships held in Eugene, Oregon. Chaffee ran in the third heat, which turned into a tactical affair where only the first three finishers qualified for the final. Macklin finished 7th in his heat in a time of 3:47.15. Results and Chaffee’s own account of his race (with video) can be found below.
Results: 2011 USA Championships – 1500m prelims
- Chris Post (295), Bob Thiele (black jersey), Alec Lorenzoni (shirtless), Thomas Adam (1) in the lead pack
Thomas Adam, Chris Post, Bob Thiele, and Alec Lorenzoni swept the top four spots at the Men’s Four Miler held in RMR’s backyard in Charlottesville, Virginia. The race was very exciting as there were multiple lead changes throughout. Thiele, one of the RMR founders who has limited opportunity to run due to his residency at UVA hospital, made a strong move at two miles and started to open up a gap on the lead pack. Going into the third mile, Adam and Post were able to surge ahead and battled all of the way to the finish line. In the end Adam finished first in 20:37 with Post hot on his heels in 20:38. Thiele and Lorenzoni finished third and fourth in 20:47 and 21:00, respectively. Also competing for RMR was Mike Inge, who ran it more as an uptempo effort as he crossed the line in 25:54 for 37th place. The race was a success as the number of participants almost doubled from the last time the event was put on in December of 2009. Mark Lorenzoni, Dr. Bob Wilder, Joel Hess, Louise Knudson, Vicky Schandevel, and Melissa Rittenhouse were also on hand volunteering their time to support the event which is geared towards raising money for prostate cancer. Results and articles can be found below.
Results: 2011 Men’s Four Miler
Articles: Daily Progress pre-race and Daily Progress race summary
Kelleher (2nd from the left) with the top 6
Nicole Kelleher had a great showing at the Washington DC 5150 Triathlon, placing 2nd in 2:02:52. Kelleher finished the 1.5k swim in 20:19, the 40k bike in 1:02:17, and the 10k run in 37:48. Although Kelleher made up some time on the run, Alicia Kaye held on for a 30 second victory. A write up of the race as well as the elite results can be found below.
Results: 2011 Washington DC 5150 Triathlon
Mike Inge, who has battled numerous injuries in recent years, is finally healthy again and has begun his comeback to running. While he is not in racing shape quite yet, a solid 4:30.79 (3rd place) showing at the Bruce Barnes Mile in Crozet, Virginia shows that he is on the right track. We would all like to wish Mike the best of luck as he continues to round back into form!
Results: 2011 Bruce Barnes Mile
New RMR member Sarah Breevort won the Xterra XDuro 21k trail race held in Richmond, Virginia. Breevoort completed the course in 1:33:10, over eight minutes in front of the nearest woman. Sarah outran a majority of the men as well as she placed 7th overall. Results can be found below.
Results: 2011 Xterra XDuro 21k
Articles: EverymanTRI and XTERRA
Macklin Chaffee finished a close 2nd at the Music City Distance Carnival Mile held in Nashville, TN. Chaffee put himself in position to win but unfortunately got nipped just meters from the line running 3:59.01. Macklin recapped the race on his blog and linked a video of his race as well. Results of the meet can be found below.
Results: 2011 Music City Distance Carnival