Archive for April, 2012

A Weekend of Racing…Well!

Posted in Triathlon with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 29, 2012 by brianestover

It’s the first big weekend of racing on the East Coast. Kerry went back to St. Anthony’s Triathlon. Last year, her first year in the female 30-34 age group she won the age group. This year saw a repeat of that performance but with a faster time. Which is never shabby.

Kerry 1st place F30-34 St. Anthony's Triathlon

Up the coast in NC, James and his race ready steed showed up at the Huntersville Sprint Triathlon.

James Haycraft's race machine

James posted the 2nd fastest swim, then topped the field with the fastest bike and run time to comfortably break the tape for the WIN! This will earn him some valuable points towards the overall title of the IOS NCTS.

Moving west Billy Oliver captured 7th place in his Age group at USAT Duathlon Nationals by posting a faster time then he put up last year on this course.

Finally even further west, Dusty grabbed 3rd place by half a wheel in the Chuck Pontius Crit. He took all he has learned over the previous races where he’s tried to break away every which way is possible often to be caught just before the line. Today he raced tactical and grabbed a podium spot.

Lots of races and lots of top places. That’s the way we roll at Accelerate 3!

5 Races, 3 Wins.

Posted in Triathlon with tags , , , , , , , , on April 15, 2012 by brianestover

It’s been a busy week of racing for two Accelerate 3 athletes. James and Jenny kicked off this weeks racing on Wednesday at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Time Trial Series. It was a evening of firsts for Jenny. First time trial, first time riding with an aero helmet, first time riding a disc wheel, and first time winning her category at this race. She also turned in the 3rd fastest female time on the evening.

James is no stranger to this race series. In fact he is the course record holder for M25-29, still, and won this category again while turning in the 8th fastest men’s time on the evening.

Fast forward to Saturday and the next race was Belews Lake International Triathlon. Jenny lead this race from the starting gun to finishing line to record her second win this week. Her margin of victory was just over 2:10. She racked up some valuable points in her quest to repeat as Inside Out Sports NC Triathlon Series champion.

Jenny Leiser's Champion BobbleHead trophy

In the men’s race, James was facing some stiff early season competition. He got out of the water just outside of the top 10 overall. Using the 5th fastest bike split of the day, he motored his way up to fourth place starting the run. He then used the second fastest run split of the top 10 men to move onto the overall podium grabbing 3rd OV and gaining points towards the IOSNCTS.

On Sunday James turned around and traded in his TT bike for his road bike. He raced a Cat 3/4 crit where it looks like he grabbed a spot just inside of the top 10. He had to expend quite a bit of energy to bridge up to the main breakaway. In the final sprint all the racing miles in his legs showed up.

James Haycraft

James in the break

Jenny Gets The Interview!

Posted in Triathlon with tags , , on April 10, 2012 by brianestover

Here is an interview with Accelerate 3 athlete Jenny Leiser. If you’re a top AG female, I’ll apologize in advance for her improvement this year on the bike and run.

Going to Second

Posted in Triathlon with tags , , , on April 8, 2012 by brianestover

Cory grabbed 2nd overall this weekend at the SHAC Triathlon. He posted the fastest run out of the top 10 finishers.
Cory throwing down the fastest run split

When everyone went home to color Easter eggs, Cory did the rest of his workouts scheduled.

Making Some News

Posted in Triathlon with tags , , , on April 7, 2012 by brianestover

Here is an interview done by Beyond Going Long about Accelerate 3 athlete Nick Baldwin.