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Weekend Update

SSSMST was out in full force on both sides of the ball…or water…or race.

First, Bruce MacDonald took to track cycling and competed and placed at the Cleveland Velodrome in the Ohio State Track Championships on Saturday:

Had a great time doing the State Track Championships at the Cleveland Velodrome this weekend. Couldn’t make it to the mass start events friday, but raced in the flying 200, 500TT, and the 2000 pursuit.
Flying 200 is just like it sounds, couple las to get up to speed, then about a lap and a quarter all out. I finished 4th in that. The 500 is 3 laps from a stand still. Amazing how much your legs hurt after such a short race. finished 3rd in that for my age group. The 2000 pursuit was the last race. 2 riders start on opposite sides of the track, and you try to either catch the other rider, (or not get caught, depending on your glass), and both riders are timed for 12 laps. This thing is painful. I finished second in that. I’d like to say there were dozens of riders in my age group, but there weren’t. I recommend getting out to the track for anyone looking for a fun time on the bike.

Great seeing everyone at Huntington Beach on Sunday. Way to go Brian Stern!

Sunday brought an early edition of the Huntington Triathlon in Bay Village.  Our own Brian Stern had a 16-year old prodigy hot on his heels but took the overall; while Joe Bush and Aaron Henely had strong races.  Aaron was testing out the fused lower back structure for the first time on the multisport circuit:


Great turn out from the team on the volunteer side. Had a friendly face at every turn of the race. This was my first race back since spinal surgery in March. Couldn’t have been happier with the way my back felt. This was the hardest I have pushed it post operation. The temperature was hot and run felt a bit sluggish, other than that no complaints. Looking forward to the rest of triathlon season.


I went hard on the swim and came out slower than all of the Huntington events and was a little behind Joe at the water exit. Rode hard on the bike passing and being passed about 5 times with Ken Hagan, which resulted in the fastest bike split and ran hard to win by 4 seconds over the young phenom Josh Park.
Aaron earns my vote for MVP for 5th overall after back surgery earlier this year.
He also coined a phrase for the three of us Hunny Du’s for both Huntington races.

The Chronicle Telegram had a photographer and reporter at the race and did a nice write up on our Lorain County athletes:


SSSMST also had a big contingent of race volunteers out at Huntington to help out NCN Racing including Leah, Annie, Andy, Marty (along with son Noah), Adam, Bruce, and friend of team Sue Ottogalli.

Great job everyone getting out there, being seen, and best of all – winning!


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