December 6, 2014
Bob Eckerson, Chris Hafferty and Adam Ross joined us at our December meeting and told stories of the Cape Cod triathlon scene from the 70’s up through today. While much has changed, especially in gear and training tools, the athletes remain largely the same, striving to perform the best they can and see just how far they can push themselves.
November 29, 2014
We’d like to introduce the CCAC 2014-2015 Winter Grand Prix series! A series of eight 3-5 mile races to help you get through the short days of winter, this year’s Grand Prix ranges from Orleans to Monument Beach and brings you four potluck after parties. We’ve still got the team challenge (sign up with your friends and compete against other club teams), individual standings, points for volunteers and new this year, we introduce another +5 GP points for submitting an article or race report for publication on the club website! Come run, eat, and be merry!
October 30, 2014
CCAC looked GOOD last Sunday, with relay teams finishing 2nd and 5th out of 210 teams, covering 26.22 miles in Falmouth, MA on Oct. 26th. CCAC Men ran 2:41:53, captained by Mike Merrill, who ran 2 legs. Other runners were Dave Corbett, Chris Novak, and Dave Faszewski. CCAC Coed ran 2:51:24, captained by Geof Newton. This team, which included 2 women, finished FIRST in the Mixed Open category out of 104 teams, behind only 4 men’s teams. The runners were Katie McCully, Geof Newton, Jason McWhirter, Justin Torrellas, and Dawn Varnum.
CCAC won the Cape Cod Invitational Cup for the 2nd straight year. The other clubs in the competition included the Wampanoags (4th and 8th), and the Greater Boston Track Club (3rd and 10th). Only invited clubs that had at least 2 teams finish were scored in the club competition. The remaining competitors were Colonial Road Runners, Falmouth Track Club, and Thirsty Irish Runners.
The magnitude of these accomplishments was accented by two other noteworthy performances by CCAC runners the same weekend. Mike Merrill finished 2nd OVERALL in the Half-Marathon on Saturday in Falmouth in 1:14:49, winning prize money; that’s right, he completed 24.43 miles of racing in a 28 hour period. Not to be outdone, CCAC President Howard Tansey completed 39.33 miles of racing Falmouth in a 29 hour period, which garnered him 20th place out of 100 competitors in the Chowdah Challenge. He ran 1:40:27 for the half-marathon on Saturday, and 4:03:55 for the marathon on Sunday. Fifteen of the runners who beat him were younger than Howard. Nice going, Michael and Howard. So what does Howard do to relax during the hours between his 2 long weekend runs? He re-shingled 1/3 of his house!
August 4, 2014
In the past month, I have been to five races at which few, if any, members of CCAC also ran, but they have features that might be attractive to others.
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August 2, 2014
Kevin Petrovek will be leading the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition’s Against The Tide run on August 16th. The competitive 5K and 10K races will be part of a morning-long fundraising event at Nickerson State Park in Brewster that also includes a 1 mile swim (competitive and non-competitive waves), a 2 mile kayak, and a 3 mile walk. [Press Release] [Against The Tide information]
June 24, 2014
Love Yoga Fest comes to Cape Cod August 15-17. Partnering with Love.Live.Local, this year’s Yoga Fest at Aselton Park in Hyannis will feature dozens of classes, music, food, art, and over 20 local and regional yoga instructors. Get your wellness on! [More Information]
June 3, 2014
Local runner and coach Nicole Spencer has passed along that the Heartbreak Hill Half & Festival is looking for volunteers. If more than 25 people sign up as volunteers under a group name (we suggest registering as CCAC), the group gets a little donation money for their efforts. The race and festival is this weekend, 6-8 June, at Boston College and they’re looking for volunteers for all days. [More Information]