Scenic Mountain Triathlon
On Sunday, July 10, 2005, many team club members and local racers
went to Richwood, WV for the 20th annual Scenic Mtn Triathlon. Our racers
did a wonderful job taking many overall and age group places!!! We are very proud. No results are yet posted from the race,
but I will cut and paste the recap from iplayoutside.com:
Story and photos by Jason Black --- Stay tuned for more!
Said to be West Virginia's oldest and longest running triathlon, the Scenic Mountain Triathlon lives up to it's
name. It's scenic, it's surrounded by West Virginia mountains, and it's beautiful.
|The triathlon begins |
Pictures: [Set 1] [Set 2] [Set 3] [Set 4] [Set 5] [Set 6] [Set 7] [Set 8] [Set 9]
Past Coverage:     
Columbus International Triathlon & Sports Expo (links to more info!)
July 23-24, 2005 - Antrim Lake, Columbus,
Events include: Olympic Triathlon: 1.5K swim +
40K bike + 10K run, Olympic Duathlon: 5K run + 40K bike + 10K run, Sprint Triathlon: 0.75K swim + 25K bike + 5K run, Junior
Triathlon (Ages 13-23: Draft Legal): 0.75K swim + 16K bike + 5K run, International Aquathlon: 2.4 mi run + 1.0 mi swim + 2.4
mi run - 2005 USA Triathlon Regional Junior/U-23 Championship
This is going to be a race that offers something for everyone!!!
Trails Multisport Racing Weekend
had a great showing and many placings at this years race!! We are very proud of everyone who raced. I will paste in results
for our racers (let me know if I left anyone out) and a recap from the buffalo trails site. Here are how we did:
Saturday, May 28, 2005, Triathlon & Duathlon
Testimonal from: http://www.buffalotrailsraces.com/site/index.php?page_id=18© 2005 All Rights Reserved Buffalo Trails MultiSport Racing
The Buffalo Trails
Multi-sport Racing Weekend in Maysville, Kentucky has proven again why it is becoming known as one of the finest racing events
in the country. New this year were changes to the duathlon course making it a 2.45 mile run, 22 mile bike and 3.1 mile final
run, adding a triathlon by doing a 1/2 mile swim in the Ohio River and adding a 5K fund raiser to fight cancer.
The duathlon and
triathlon were named part of the MERCS. Early light rain kept several racers away at the last minute but did not wash away
the spirit in this historic river town that is a frequent stop for river boats including the Mississipi Queen and Delta Queen.
The sun ended up coming out to make it a great day for racing. In the duathlon Sean Ion took a 40 second lead over Robert
Smith (West Virginia) on the initial run and never looked back as he also posted the fastest bike time to finish with a time
of 1:28:26. Ted Neidhardt of Galena, Ohio overtook Smith on the bike to finish 2nd at 1:32:36 while Smith (1:34:00) was able
to hold off the smooth headed and hard charging Joe Monastra (Delaware, OH) (1:34:09). Brandon Merritt of South Charleston,
WV finished 5th (1:34:42). Other notable male finishers included 2004 BTD Champion Jacob Porter (WV), 2004 BTD Runner-up Mike
Tigani (Cincinnati) 10th and 2001 BTD Champion Nicholas Ciaccio (Cincinnati) 12th.
A new female duathlon
champion was crowned with three time champion Michelle Kitze doing the triathlon this year. Barbara Walker of Cincinnati busted
out to the early lead on the first run and then posted the fastest bike split to finish first overall with a time of 1:47:42.
Cheryl Scanlon of Louisville left the transition area in 2nd but did not have enough speed to hold on as Laura Fogt (Louisville)
came on strong to finish 2nd (1:50:28) and Scanlon 3rd (1:52:38). Milly Biller (Barboursville, WV) finished 4th and Debra
Bird (Cincinnati) rounded out the top five.
The first ever Buffalo
Trails Triathlon came off as a huge success with this point to point swim. The swim started with racers jumping off a 140
foot tug/deck boat and swimming down the Ohio River. Spectators lined the 100 meter Limestone Landing and were able to walk
right along the swimmers as they came in. Dan Casey( Cincinnati) was first to transition followed closely by David Steiner
(Waynesville, OH) and Barry Knight (Paducah, KY). Knight blasted through the bike course with a time of 54:38 and followed
it up with a great final run to become the first Buffalo Trails Male Triathlon Champion with a time of 1:25:09. Casey stayed
strong to finish 2nd (1:29:57) and Steiner came in 3rd (1:32:57). Rounding out the top five was John Camele 1:35:04 (Cincinnati)
and Brad Myers 1:36:10 (Scottsburg, IND).
There was a great
battle between past USAT MidEast Region President Jim Donaldson and current President Mark Lulling with the elder statesman
winning. Another notable was Colin Russell (1:53:00) from Scotland, who just happened to be vacationing in the state and was
able to borrow someone's bike that had not been ridden in 12 years and was without a wetsuit but stated folks from Scotland
would love to be able to swim in water that warm.
Michelle Kitze overcame an early nearly 1 minute deficit on the swim to Morgan Staley (Athens, OH) to rip apart Big Hiney
Hill as she has done so many times in the past to become the first female champion with a time of 1:36:17. (6th overall) Lisbeth
Kenyon of Lexington, KY via Sweden posted great times through out to finish 2nd (1:38:10) (9th overall) while local Allison
Poe (Maysville, KY) came in 3rd (1:51:26). Rounding out the Top 5 was Karen Mattes 1:51:45 of Columbus, OH and 5th Nancy Henderson
of Barboursville, WV (1:52:53).
Relay Winners were
Female Duathlon Parker/Jones of Maysville, KY and COED Holley/Malone of Gallipolis. Relay winners for the Triathlon were Male
(Lifferth/Duncan of Maysville and Female was team Everlasting Motion of Maysville.
Cash Prizes were
given to the Top 3 overall with the Champions receiving a free stay at the first class French Quarter Inn located at the Transition
area so that they can come back to defend their titles. Racers with the fastest splits for Run 1, Swim, Bike Du and Bike Tri
also received cash bonuses.
Winners of the Everlasting
Motion 5 K were male Nathan Hauke 16:04 (Winchester, OH) and female Jennifer Fellinger 22:20 (Cincinnati). Race official was
Richard Anton and chip timing provided by endresultcompany.
The Buffalo Trails
Multi-sport Races Crew thanks everyone that participated and helped out and invites everyone back next year on Memorial Day
Weekend for another great weekend of racing that is sure to be another important date on the USAT calendar. For more information
go to buffalotrailsraces.com or for results go to www.onlineraceresults.com
Tristate Triathlon & Tristate Childrens Triathlon (links to iplayoutsidecoverage!)
July 30 thru 31- Huntington,
Thankfully, the Second Annual Tristate Triathlon on August 1, had much better weather
thanthe previous day's Childrens Triathlon. The morning started misty and cool, and only really warmed up after the sun crested
the tops of the mountains surrounding the beach at Beech Fork State Park, sometime after 10:00 am.
(go to iplayoutside.com for more info.)