March 26, 2015

No fooling, April 1st marks election time for the CCAC. All officer’s positions are up for nominations and while most incumbents have agreed to serve for another term, there are available openings for Secretary and the Treasurer seeks an assistant. Come have pizza, vote and hobnob at our monthly meeting, Wednesday, 1 April at 7:00pm at the Dennis Senior Center on Route 134.

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December 30, 2014

Chatham Health and Swim Club announces two 6-week swim training sessions beginning on January 6th at 5:30PM. The clinics are led by coach Greg Johnson in the club's newly renovated 5 lane pool. For more information, contact Chatham Health and Swim Club at 508.945.3555 or info@chathamhealthclub.com.

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December 19, 2014

If you didn’t meet your qualifying time or didn’t get registered before the field closed, here’s your opportunity to run the storied Marathon course representing the CCAC! The club received 4 invitational entries this year and if you’d like to put your name in for one, fill out the application and get it to a board member, officer, or e-mail it to ccac@capecodathleticclub.org as soon as possible! Decisions will be made by 28 December and the deadline for submission to the BAA for $325 is 31 December; then the price goes up to $425. The lucky winners will be responsible for training, submitting the application and paying the application fee, staying injury free, getting themselves to Boston, and finding the finish line.

BAA Waiver - 2015

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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.

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November 29, 2014

frosty 5k running snowflake 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!

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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!

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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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