Day 2 was a success!
The short of it:
- Nate Buttrick paved the way with a 4:17 which allowed him to take home the win in the M30 - 34 age group category and place 17th overall including the pros! Nate was the 6th AGer to cross the line in today's race. And how about the 21 min. PR he set! That's what I'd call a GOOD day!
- Joel Myers finally hit it out of the park and went 4:21! This was the BEST long course result of Joel's career so far. His time was good for 4th overall in the M35 - 39 age group category and 26th overall (including pros).
- Spencer Tweed was the next man in, securing a respectable 4:34 and 4th place overall finish in the M20 - 24 year old age group category. Now that "Spence" is free from the slave labor he called a day job and can train properly, I'm confident that things will only get a lot better for this hard charging young man!
- Craig Lewin finished just one spot behind Spencer and also recorded a 4:34. This is a big rebuilding year for Craig thanks to the broken knee he sustained while training for Clearwater back in '08. It's been a slow road to recovery for Craig, but his baseline form is clearly back and his results continue to improve. Another month or so and he'll be right back to par.
- "Working Man" Greg Guariello had a solid day at 4:55. Not bad for a guy who's more or less been living at his office for the past couple of months.
- Keri Boyle suffered a bike crash around mile 15 of the ride but was okay. Too bad her bike is not! But tweaked handlebars and shifters be damned... she still climbed back aboard her maimed steed and was able to salvage her race. About 10 min. off our goal time, but still very respectable @ 5:21. I have to give Keri credit for not packing it in. She was primed to go top 5 in her AG today but the crash knocked her out of contention. I won't argue with a 7th overall finish in the W35 - 39 AG or the tenacity that she displayed today though.
So that's a wrap on this year's Mt.Washington Road Race/Timberman 70.3 weekend. Perhaps next year I won't have to sit on the sidelines! Watching everyone tear it up has been a lot of fun but I'm starting to get a bit envious!