Marcelo Moreira talks to head coach Scott Berlinger and says, "Best race of my life! Couldn't have put more effort to achieve what I achieved yesterday! And wearing my FTE uniform! It was hot as hell here, and that Castelli fabric is awesome for hot races!"
FULL THROTTLE ENDURANCE
This year on April 2nd, 2017 Full Throttle endurance traveled to South Beach to once again take the Team Title at the race for a 10th time in a row. It started with bike unload while scrounging for pedal wrenches, a morning swim in the ocean that made us question our swim attire and goggle shade, and bike rides along the thruway to warm up the legs and remind ourselves that the big day was here. It was a hot, humid day. With the water conditions up in the air and a team not sure of how to prepare for the heat, we conquered the course and congratulated many athletes who stood on the podium for their age groups and overall.
Coach Scott Berlinger and his son Shane hold the team title with the many athletes who traveled and competed in the South Bach Triathlon
The coaching staff could not be any prouder of all your accomplishments. It’s a pleasure to know you all and you all make the training and hard work fun, exciting, and enticing. We are happy to congratulate many of our athletes who placed in the top 3 in their age groups:
Men’s Overall: Athlete Tim Henriot second overall
Men’s Age Group 25-29: Dixon Mcdonald 1st place
Men’s Age Group 30-35: Mike Foncannon 3rd place
Men’s Age Group 35-40 Benjamin Green 1st place
Men’s Age Group 45-549 Piers Constable 1st place
Men’s Age Group 50-54 William Kelly 1st place
Men’s Age Group 55-59 John Profaci 1st place
Men’s Age Group 65-69 Juerg Bandle 3rd place
Female Overall Aubrey Dreker 2nd place
Female Age Group 25-29 Lawler Watkins 3rd
Female Age Group 35-39 Jeanette Lee 1st place
Female Age Group 45-49 Karen Phillips 1st place
Female Age Group 50-54 Stacy Creamer
Female Age Group 60-64 Stasi Lubansky 1st place
Male Age Group 20-24 Matthew Connelly 1st Place
Male Age Group 25-29 Conor Bollinger 2nd place
Male Age Group 50-54 Ray Camano 3rd place
Female Age Group 30-34 Olivia Malloy
Female Age Group 60-64 Candy Argondizza 2nd place
Stacy Creamer competed in her first triathlon in 1994 but didn’t get serious about multisport until about five years ago. She started riding with Full Throttle in 2009 and committed to the full program in January, 2010.
Stacy is a two-time ITU World Duathlon Championships bronze medalist (2009 and 2010) in the F50-54 division. In 2008, she was the USAT Duathlon National Champion in the F45-49 division and finished sixth in that age group at the ITU World Duathlon Championships in Rimini, Italy. In 2009, she took the bronze in the F50-54 division at the USAT National Duathlon Championships and in 2010 she took the silver. In 2011, she finished tenth in the F50-54 division at the ITU World Triathlon Championships in Beijing.
Stacy is a two-time overall winner of the Central Park Triathlon and a frequent age-group winner at Olympic-distance triathlons. In 2010, at age 50, she was the top overall age group finisher at the Nautica New York City Triathlon.
A 1981 graduate of Yale, Stacy is the publisher of Touchstone, a division of Simon & Schuster. Her authors include Lance Armstrong, John McEnroe, Kara Goucher, Dara Torres, Amanda Beard, mountain climber Ed Viesturs, cyclist David Millar, pop star Rick Springfield, former Guns n’ Roses bass player Duff McKagan, Marky Ramone of The Ramones, and Billy Idol. Other books she’s edited include New York Times bestsellers by Lauren Weisberger (The Devil Wears Prada), Elizabeth Edwards (Saving Graces and Resilience), and Douglas Blackmon (Slavery by Another Name). Slavery by Another Name was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction in 2009. Stacy lives in Manhattan with Stuart Calderwood and their son Kieran.
Full Throttle Endurance Member Matthew Connelly completed his 32 miles around New York City in 3rd place on November 19th, 2016. The race, taking place once a year, "The Madhattan" is the only ultra marathon on the island of Manhattan. It's a select group of 30 or so brave souls who make the trek once a year in November. He completed his first ultra-marathon with a time of 4:36, averaging 8:38 per mile.
This is Matt's first year on the team, he has a strong background swimming and rowing at the collegiate level. He is consistently a force to be reckoned with in the pool during practice. He also performing well at Toughman Half 70.3 Championship at Bear Mountain, placing 14th overall and 1st in his AG 20-25.
The 2017 race season is here! Please visit the 2017 FTE Calendar and navigate to the dates and links to register to each event.
2017 Full Throttle Endurance Race Schedule:
South Beach Triathlon; Sunday, April 2nd
Italy Cycling; May 5th-9th
Mighty Montauk; Saturday, June 10th
Pat Griskus Triathlon; Saturday, June 17th
Stamford Triathlon; June TBD
Hopkins Vineyard Triathlon CT; Saturday, July 15th
NYC Triathlon; Sunday, July 16th
USA Nationals; Omaha Nebraska; Saturday and Sunday, August 12-13th
Mighty Hamptons; Sunday, September 10th
Mightyman Montauk Triathlon; Sunday, October 1st
It’s been a very exciting month of racing! Here is a quick recap of some of the bigger races we’ve participated in recently.
USAT Age Group National Championships: Omaha, Nebraska
Many Full Throttle athletes represented at our team this year in Omaha at the 2016 USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships. With temperatures reaching a humid 90 degrees by the time many athletes started the run segment of their race, the conditions were very trying to say the least.
Despite the heat and a non-wetsuit swim, we managed to throw down some still very impressive times! Kim Jerome came in at a time of 3:03:59, and Dixon MacDonald finished in 2:25:25. Sam Martini had a similar time, pushing through the heat and pain to come in at 2:25:52. Alex Goldhammer came through the chute with a strong time of 2:37:50 Stacy Creamer had her best performance at Nationals to date, coming in at 2:39:08 to take 6th place in her age group and claim her spot for Worlds!
And and last but certainly not least, our hats go off to Adrian Mackay, who took 2nd place in his age group in the Olympic, and 1st in his age group in the sprint, with times of 2:09:09 and 1:06:17 respectively! Chapeau, good sir!
Congratulations to everyone who raced in Omaha, you made your team proud! Check out this highlight reel (especially around 1:49!)
Ironman 70.3 Timberman: Gilford, NH
We had several athletes compete at Ironman Timberman on August 21st in the Lake Winnipesaukee region in New Hampshire. While she couldn’t run due to an injury, Emily Walgenbach still managed an impressive swim and bike. Steve Borne had a time of 7:04, and Jonathan Byrne came in with a time of 5:22.
James Strol raced the Sprint on Saturday and came home with a new PR of 1:20:51, which got him 4th place in his age group. Great job, James!
Ironman Mont Tremblant: Mont Tremblant, Québec, Canada
Meanwhile, North of the border in Québec, we had several athletes put down some strong times at Ironman Mont Tremblant. Conditions on the swim were choppy to say the least, and soon into the bike the rain started, and did not let up for most of the day.
David Doherty had an amazing day, finishing at 9:55 despite the wind, rain, and hills. Scott McGrath and Wyeth Hunnable both completed their first full Ironman distance races; coming in with times of 11:11, 11:43 respectively. Way to go, fellas!
Congratulations to everyone who raced! Stay tuned for announcements about our upcoming indoor charity triathlon. We'd like to also wish everyone a happy and safe Labor Day Weekend! Ride safely!
While it wasn't quite as hot and humid as last year, conditions at last weekend's Panasonic New York City Triathlon were still tough, so much so that the run course was shortened by several kilometers as a precaution. As tough as things were though, Full Throttle still prevailed, taking the most points overall to bring home the Team Champion trophy one more time.
We had multiple podium finishing athletes to thank for this. On the women's side, Stacy Creamer took 1st place in her age group, Ida Jarner took 2nd in her group, Aubrey Dreker took 3rd in her group. On the men's side, Sam Martini took 3rd place in his age group, Cesar Villalba and Marcelo Pinto took 3rd and 1st respectively in their group, and Dixon MacDonald took 3rd in his.
It was an excellent day of racing. Congrats to everyone!
This past weekend, coach Andrew Kalley led a group of athletes to Lake Placid, New York, for several hard days of training ahead of Ironman Lake Placid. They rode over 150 miles on the race course, ran twenty miles, and swam over 6,000 yards, and even managed to get in a bit of rest and relaxation!
It's almost that time again! Time to plunge into the Hudson for the 20th annual LifeTime Fitness New York City Triathlon! Full Throttle is looking to add one more Team Champion title again this year, with over 65 of our athletes competing. Good luck to all who are racing this amazing event. See you in the Hudson!