Thursday, June 30, 2011

Denmark, Singapore, Mexico....back to the U.S. of A, Peaks Athletes Rock!

Mark Herbst- 1st place in the 2 person Division of 2011 Race Across America
Congratulations to Peak’s athlete Mark Herbst and his partner Paul Millar for winning the 2-person division of the 2011 Race Across America (RAAM), a nearly 3,000 mile non-stop race from Oceanside, CA to Annapolis, MD. Mark and Paul set a new record for 2 riders age 50 or older crossing the United States on singles, with a time of 6 days, 23 hours, 21 minutes. They averaged 17.86 miles per hour on 2 to 3 hours of sleep per day.
Peaks Coach: Randy Catron

Team Cool Breeze Race for Heroes- 4th single bike team division of the 2011 Race Across America 
Congratulations also to Team Cool Breeze Race for Heroes, an 8-rider team out of North Carolina that also completed the 2011 Race Across America (RAAM). The team was composed of 5-women and 3-men, and held off several all-male teams chasing close up until the finish. Team Cool Breeze Race for Heroes finished 4th among the single bike team division with a time of  6 days, 4 hours, 59 minutes and averaged 20.07 mph. Congratulations to Sarah Matchett, Karen Wandel, Kathy Goody, Franci Pirkle, Leigh-Ann Mueller, Kris Long, Martin Turner, and Lee Wandel. 
Peaks Coach: Randy Catron

Sune Kjaer-1st place at Bikeman stage race in Silkeborg, Denmark
Bikeman is a 7 stage race set over a weekend that includes a TT, TTT, Mountain Stage TT, and road races. The competition was extremely tough this year and the weather conditions were even tougher with lots of wind and rain. Way to go Sune!
Peaks Coach: Bill Earthman

Mike Steeves- 4th Place Mineral Wells Time Trial
Mike raced the Mineral Wells TT last weekend against some of the best Masters 40+ riders in the state and finished a strong 4th finishing the 39K TT course in 56:50. Great job Mike!
Peaks Coach: Bill Earthman

Rina Nehmad- 4th place at Triathlon Tequesquitengo in Tenquesquitengo, Mexico
The course was extremely difficult, but Rina had a strong ride, mixing it up with the top finishers who changed positions every 2-3 minutes. The run was really challenging, but Rina held on to  4th position.
Peaks Coach: Bill Earthman

Tom Platt-5th place at Methow Cycle & Sport Mountain Challenge, Sport Men 35 - 44, Methow, WA
Right out of the gate was a 4.5 mile climb, miles of single track and technical sections including a rock garden that sucked up his wheel, went down hard and still nailed a top 10.  Tom, awesome work !
Peaks Coach: Earl Zimmermann

Becky Smith - Personal Record at the 5k Run for Roses in Weaton, MD
Becky has been working on her run for a while this season and it has really has paid off!   She shaved 1:44min off of her time on this race course from last year!   Way to go Becky!
Peaks Coach: Karen Mackin

Siong Hing - 9th place at Singapore Nationals
Despite a wickedly challenging course at the Singapore National Individual Time Trial, Siong Hing explains “Strangely the course must also have been difficult for everyone.   Came in 9th overall in my cat against all the usual suspects so guess I must have still done quite okay!!!”
Peaks Coach: Karen Mackin

Tim Whitney - 5th at the Cohasset Triathlon
Tim Whitney placed 5th in his Age Group at the Cohasset Triathlon.   Congratulations Tim!
Peaks Coach: Karen Mackin

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