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!
REMEMBER THIS NAME: Lisa Tremblay.
A veteran of our Youth and Juniors triathlon summer camp, Lisa won the overall female 9/10 year old category at this year's Race 4 Chase Triathlon in Monroe, CT, the first of many wins to come!
If your child is interested in triathlon, our summer camp for kids ages 6-16 is a great way to introduce them into the sport. The camp is held at Chelsea Piers Connecticut, and is the only triathlon summer camp that goes on rain or shine, as we can train fully indoors at our facilities.
For more information visit: http://www.chelseapiersct.com/camp/full-day-camps/full-day-triathlon-camp/
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!