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Jon Winchester and Chris Webb

Jon Winchester and Chris Webb

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Heather McDonald, Larry Woody and Cindy Davis

Chris Webb and Cindy Davis both achieved third overall at the Star Triathlon in Manchester, Tennessee on August 31, 2013.  The race consists of a 200 yard swim, 14-mile bike, and 5k run.  Jon Winchester and Heather McDonald each achieved 3rd in their respective age groups.  This is about the third triathlon for both Jon and Heather.

There were 116 participants.  FULL RESULTS

Name Age AgePl O’all Time Swim Bike MPH Run Pace
Chris Webb 32 3rd O’all 3 1:07:17 3:27 38:22 21.9 23:29 7:32
Cindy Davis 35 3rd O’all 19 1:15:23 3:18 41:41 20.1 27:41 8:55
Jon Winchester 39 3 39 1:18:39 4:11 45:32 18.5 25:55 8:22
Heather McDonald 30 3 62 1:26:34 3:14 48:53 17.2 30:42 9:54
Larry Woody 59 5 88 1:34:16 4:46 49:47 16.9 34:37 11:10

 

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Shelter from the rain

Shelter from the rain

Repeating similar trips in the past to the same event, four friends traveled together to Fall Creek Falls State Park to compete in an Olympic distance triathlon on August 18, 2013.  Although Tommy Nettleton has moved to Nashville, he joined the other three in Murfreesboro.  Frequent rain brought the water temperature down enough to wear wetsuits, but Duane Leach was the only one of the four who wore one.  The air temperature was cool and rain rolled in at the end.  Leach was expecting the rain and so he came prepared to set up one of Columbia Cycling Club’s canopy tents at the finish area in advance.

Nettleton raced well finishing 9th overall and 2nd in his age group.  Leach had a course PR on the day giving credit to the cool temperature.  He placed 3rd in his age group.  Waugh and Boehm had a close finish time separated by 16 seconds, but they started in different waves and did not know they were close during the race.  Christine Schmalzer opted to race the swim-bike event called the AquaBike.  She wore a wetsuit.

The event is a nice venue at a reasonable price.  They give racers a custom string backpack at check-in, t-shirt, and they put a custom medal around the necks at the finish line.  Awards are unique banjos.  The race carries a theme of “Race for the Banjo” and they play a lot of banjo music at the finish area. They had 212 finishers.  Full Results

There is about 500 yards of uphill running from water’s edge to the first transition, so T1 is included in the results below.  The bike course is an out-and-back that leaves the park to the south.  The run course uses the paved trails that goes through the woods and along the lake.  The bike has moderate hills and the run is hilly.

Name Age O’all Time Swim T1 Bike MPH Run Pace
Tommy Nettleton 52 9 2:16:47 22:21 3:36 1:04:30 23.1 45:34 7:21
 Age Rank 2 2 2 1
Duane Leach 52 28 2:31:26 25:34 5:02 1:08:51 21.6 50:41 8:10
 Age Rank   3 4 4 4
Robert Boehm 53 42 2:34:28 28:00 3:53 1:08:12 21.8 53:11 8:35
 Age Rank 5 8 3 7
Mike Waugh 44 63 2:40:12 26:10 4:18 1:13:51 20.1 54:41 8:49
 Age Rank 10 6 12 13
AquaBike event:
Christine Schmalzer 44 4 1:53:16 25:06 6:46 1:21:24 18.3
 O’All Rank 4 2 4
Keeping dry in the tent

Keeping dry in the tent

We presented Boehm with a "Tenn. Clydesdale Legend" trophy

We presented Boehm with a “Tenn. Clydesdale Legend” trophy

Wet Dog 2013

Heather at Wet Dog

Heather McDonald starting her second-ever triathlon

In her second-ever triathlon, Heather McDonald placed 7th out of 22 in her age group.  Being a former college swimmer, it is not surprising that she had the 4th fastest in her group.  She had an impressive 19.1mph average on the 9.3-mile bike course.  Her run time was ranked 7th in her 30-34 age group.

It was Jon Winchester’s second-ever triathlon as well.  He place 15th out of 24 in the 30-34 males and posted an impressive 20.5mph average on the bike.

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Leach, Waugh and Boehm

For the three veterans, Waugh, Boehm and Leach, it was an all-out assault on this short course.  It was a close race between the friends who traveled in the same vehicle to the race.  Due to the time-trial start, Mike Waugh started a couple minutes ahead and was not caught during the race by the other two.  Boehm started about 20 seconds ahead of Leach.  Boehm increased his lead to about one minute after the swim and bike, but Leach caught and passed him in the last half mile of the run.  Boehm was able to stay close enough to come out ahead by 12 seconds in the results.  Boehm placed first in the Clydesdale category.

The 14th annual Wet Dog Triathlon was conducted on the grounds of the Point Mallard Water Park in Decatur, Alabama.  The 400 meter swim was done in the Tennessee River and then there was a 100 yard run to the first transition where the transition timing mat was.  The water was very dark with dirt and competitors wearing white finished the run looking light-brown.  The bike was out and back on flat roads.  The run was on a nicely manicured trail through the woods.  There were 527 finishers.  Full Results

Name Age AgePlc O’all Time Swim Bike MPH Run Pace
Robert Boehm 53 1 38 56:56 7:28 23:33 23.7 24:39 7:56
Duane Leach 52 4 41 57:08 8:03 24:36 22.7 23:16 7:30
Mike Waugh 44 8 53 58:02 6:59 25:36 21.8 23:49 7:40
Jon Winchester 32 15 162 1:06:21 10:27 27:11 20.5 26:35 8:34
Heather McDonald 30 7 196 1:08:23 7:50 29:12 19.1 28:55 9:19

Monster Triathlon 2013

DSC02045The competition was tight among four friends from the Columbia group at the 2013 Monster Triathlon in Pulaski Tennessee on June 15.  There was a battle on the bikes between Bob Boehm, Cody Goodman, Eric Schroeder and Duane Leach.

Leach and Schroeder had lower starting numbers and they pulled out of the swimming pool melee together.  Leach gained 25 seconds with a swift transition.  Schroeder caught and passed Leach after the first significant hill.  Then Goodman and Boehm made up their 25-50 second start time deficit, and came along and passed them both.  Leach and Schroeder regained contact on the next hill that is considered the “Monster.”  After this began a series of continual passing among all four as one would feel stronger for a short while and then fade.

Coming into transition it was Goodman first, followed by Boehm and Schroeder, and Leach brought up the rear.  Goodman held the lead out of transition with a swift 38 second transition time but he was the weakest runner of the four.

Leach was still in last position as they started the run, but he quickly overtook the other three with a strong attack on the initial downhill.  Boehm passed Goodman early, but Schroeder held with Goodman for awhile before picking up the pace to catch and pass Boehm.  Leach stayed in front with his 7:02 pace.

This was the first-ever triathlon for Heather McDonald, Jon Winchester and Keith Thrailkill.  There were 178 participants consisting of 44 women, 132 men and one relay .  Full results are HERE.

Name Age AgePl SexPl Finish Swim Bike MPH Run Pace
Duane Leach 52 2 21 1:14:22 3:35 48:27 20.9 20:23 7:02
Eric Schroeder 41 5 25 1:15:21 3:33 47:49 21.2 21:33 7:26
Bob Boehm 53 4 29 1:16:09 3:34 47:58 21.1 22:28 7:45
Cody Goodman 32 4 33 1:16:35 3:40 47:26 21.4 23:23 8:04
Mike Waugh 44 8 42 1:19:07 3:24 52:08 19.5 21:30 7:25
Chris Webb 32 5 48 1:20:37 4:10 53:27 19.0 20:54 7:13
Miki Peek & Stephanie Robinette Relay 1 1 1:22:46 4:57 52:16 19.4 24:05 8:18
Tim Hoeldtke 56 1 66 1:23:34 5:03 51:42 19.6 24:30 8:27
Cindy Davis 35 3 8 1:24:26 3:48 53:22 19.0 23:51 8:14
Richard Kalmanek 69 2 79 1:28:05 5:14 55:07 18.4 24:54 8:35
Charles Ferguson 33 11 83 1:29:28 4:21 52:37 19.3 28:37 9:53
Jon Winchester 32 14 99 1:35:55 5:15 1:03:17 16.0 24:25 8:25
Larry Woody 59 8 106 1:37:50 5:32 1:00:14 16.8 27:32 9:30
Emily Ferguson 32 9 25 1:39:21 4:31 59:13 17.1 32:40 11:16
Tim Pounders 43 16 116 1:42:32 9:07 1:05:19 15.5 23:41 8:10
Tyler Crews 31 16 119 1:43:32 4:44 1:07:36 15.0 28:09 9:43
Heather McDonald 30 10 29 1:44:59 3:38 1:10:01 14.5 28:05 9:41
Keith Thrailkill 52 19 129 1:51:45 8:09 1:09:38 14.6 27:31 9:30

Mach Tenn 2013 groupThe Mach Tenn triathlon near Tullahoma Tennessee has been a staple for area triathletes for 30 years.  Bob Boehm has been to the last 20 and was given an award in recognition of this.  He raced for free this year as a gift from race.  

Unfortunately Boehm will be moving to Tampa Bay, Florida soon.  I have been racing against Bob for over 22 years and this news is saddening to me.  The most polite person I know, Bob has been an unwavering friend for which we share the same passion of triathlons.  We have probably done close to 100 races together.  His conditioning over the 22 years has been unwavering and he has dominated the Clydesdale category in Middle Tennessee each year.  We will miss him.

The awards at this race go five deep in a lot of age groups so our group did well. Boehm placed first in the Clydesdale category.  Christine was thrilled to be able to hold up an award in this year’s group picture.  Duane reports that his time is a PR for the race.  This year’s race was on June 1, 2013.  Full results are HERE.

NAME AGE O’ALL PL SWIM BIKE MPH RUN PACE FINISH
Jeff Yeager 47 26 15:53 41:30 23.2 28:17 7:04 1:27:48
Age Group Rank 14 3 6 4
Duane Leach 52 83 15:04 46:44 20.6 29:57 7:29 1:35:16
Age Group Rank 3 7 8 4
Bob Boehm 53 99 17:05 45:15 21.2 32:08 8:00 1:37:00
Clydesdale Rank 6 2 2 1
Mike Waugh 44 118 15:42 48:05 19.9 32:41 8:10 1:39:11
Age Group Rank 10 22 23 19
Christine Schmalzer 44 232 15:22 55:29 17.3 36:47 9:12 1:51:42
Age Group Rank 1 8 9 5
Bob Boehm

Bob Boehm

Keith Thrailkill

Keith Thrailkill

Keith Thrailkill, age 52, topped our list of local runners at the Tom King Classic, running an 8:14 pace for the 13.1 miles on March 9, 2013.  Stephanie Riley placed 4th in her 15-19 age group.  In the accompanying 5k, Charity and Bradd Kimes place 4th and 5th respectively in their age groups.

The race takes place at LP Field in Nashville and it is a very flat course along Shelby Bottoms.  Runners enjoyed a warm and sunny spring morning.  There were 1335 and 539 in the Half and 5k respectively.  Result details are HALF and 5K.

HALF MARATHON
NAME AGE AgePl SexPl TIME PACE
KEITH THRAILKILL 52 15 215 1:47:39 8:14
KRISTEN DAUGHERTY 27 25 130 1:53:08 8:39
STEPHANIE RILEY 19 4 216 1:59:26 9:07
ZEKE WHITESIDE 15 8 373 1:59:42 9:09
BRITTANY MEALER 26 56 276 2:03:59 9:28
SHANNON LAMBERT 35 63 291 2:04:54 9:33
LORI MIZER 41 44 292 2:04:55 9:33
BARBARA MITCHELL 44 50 310 2:06:32 9:40
SARAH LAMB 35 85 402 2:13:30 10:12
RANDELL BRADFORD 26 57 494 2:15:47 10:22
JENNIFER FLEMING 38 89 420 2:16:02 10:23
JANET KING 46 50 426 2:16:30 10:26
AMANDA SMITH 22 24 477 2:21:29 10:49
JEFF WHITESIDE 51 44 533 2:24:09 11:01
JEFF WEIDENBENNER 50 45 541 2:25:29 11:07
WESLEY BRYANT 35 87 559 2:30:25 11:29
5K
BILL RILIEY 55 7 68 24:40 7:58
CHARITY KIMES 40 4 21 24:51 8:01
BRADD KIMES 42 5 71 25:02 8:05
JIM HUTCHENS 59 9 113 27:01 8:43
Kimes

Bradd and Charity Kimes

At the end of each winter, I search around to see who has been running marathons from our community.  The typical places are Huntsville, Birmingham, Memphis, Disney, and Chicago.  I found the following five:

Name O’allPL Age AgePl Half Split Net Time PACE Marathon
ALLISON HILL 9551 38 424 1:51:29 3:53:29 8:55 Chicago
GREG PHILPOTT 1229 41 155 2:12:21 4:41:12 10:44 Memphis
VIRGINIA WEBB 0 49 0 3:36:50 Disney
MACY WEBB 14162 25 1072 2:39:55 6:10:47 15:00 Disney

These will be added to the Maury Marathon Stats.  Full disclosure:  There are others from Columbia who were in the results of both the Disney Half-marathon on Saturday and the Marathon on Sunday.  I suspect that they did not run both, so I have left these off.

greg philpott
Greg Philpott
Allison Hill
Allison Hill