SWIM BIKE RUN MOO
- Written by Mathieu
Vineman Half IronMan 7/12
Allison Zwingenberger had a strong PR at the half ironman at Vineman with a 5:53 finish. Mike French, despite sub-optimal training, decided to do more than cheering on Allison and finished the race in 6:08.
Get Fit Triathlon 7/18
Get Fit put together another fun local race event in El Macero. 9 Mad Cows went racing there, representing almost half of the sprint distance field with 8 Mad Cows for 19 total participants! Sara Enders won the race on her birthday. I took 2nd place but won't claim it was to be nice to our new Mad Cow member. After Sara passed me at the beginning of the bike, I never saw her again till the finish line. Nikki Itoi pased Don Schug in a finish sprint for 5th place. Garth Lindley did his first triathlon under the Mad Cows jersey and Staphanie Alder completed her first ever triathlon, congrats! Andy Riffel and Kaleena Jackson added one more race to their already busy season. Fadi Fathallah represented the herd in the super sprint race.
Donner Lake Triathlon 7/26
Donner is usually one of the favorite races of the herd, but for various reason we only had a small crowd over there. Andrea Kirsch came up 8 sec from breaking 3 hours in the Challenging Olympic race taking 2nd place in her age group. Scott Sambucci had a strong performance on the half iron distance with a 5:55 finish for 8th/22 in a very competitive age group.
We had 3 bovines at the T4F #3. Led by Don Schug who is having a busy racing season and took 1st in his age group. Keith VonBorstel and Anupama Ganesh were also podium finishers in their age group.
Andrea had recovered well from Donner since one week later she raced T4R. She "only" took 2nd in her age group on this event but her previous T4R performances led her to win the T4R championship. Congrats Andrea! She is now a 4-time winner on this championship.
Folsom Olympic Tri 8/2
USAT Olympic National Championship 8/8
Allison Zwingenberger traveled to Wisconsin to compete with the top age groupers in the country at the National Championship. She represented the herd with another strong performance (2:35).
Granite Bay Triathlon 8/15
Don Schug was the only Mad Cow at the Granite Bay Tri. JM was ready to race on Sunday but it was a bit too late! Don had a rough race but still finished 3rd in his age group and scored some precious points for the challenge!
- Written by Mathieu
Mad Cows Challenge Standings updated March, 2015
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- Written by Webmooster
Kelly started Saturday morning at 5:00 in Squaw Valley and arrived in Auburn at 7:37 Sunday morning. He ran for 26 1/2 hours and 100.2 miles finishing well within the 30 hour limit.
Kelly placed 129 of 388 starters. At the first checkpoint, Lyon Ridge, he was in 193rd place. Through steady running he picked up 67 places by the finish.
The Western States ® 100-Mile Endurance Run is the world’s oldest and most prestigious 100-mile trail race. The Western States run, in the decades since its inception in 1974, has come to represent one of the ultimate endurance tests in the world.
- Written by Mathieu
We had a big herd out there! 8 bovines in the sprint on the Saturday and 8 in the Olympic on the Sunday, nice turn out! Also fun to see many faces and hear good stories at the BBQ in West Davis.
Kelly Barber was on a rest day from training for Western State 100 so he came down to Rancho Seco to show us that he has not lost his speed despite the high foot mileage! Kelly was the fastest bovine over taking 3rd in his age group, just ahead of Randy Thompson. I got lucky with an easier age group and despite being slower than Kelly by 2 min, I took 1st in my age group. Don Schug and Keith vB both got 2nd in their age group. Fadi Fathalla and Andy Rippel also had good races. Jim Watson got stuck in traffic on the way so he ended up starting in a women's wave and enjoyed his race!
On Sunday, Andrea Kirsch won her age group. Jean Marc Leininger had to face one really tough competiter and took 2nd place. Scott Sambucci was the fastest bovine out there with a great time for his first race in 2 years but got stuck in a really competitive age group. Ken Havens raced I believe what was his first olympic tri, great job! Jenny Hebets, Matt Botting and Rocky Doms completed the herd with good races.
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