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Matt Modelane to Give Talk on ART (Active Release Technique)

Our next club meeting will be on Wednesday, March 25th, 6:30 PM at Apple Therapy in Nashua.

17 Riverside Street, Suite 203

Matt Modelane will be giving a talk about ART and how it can be used to heal and prevent sports injury – especially those injuries associated with triathletes.

Education: Matt received his Bachelor of Science degree from University Rhode Island in 2009. He then continued is education at Franklin Pierce University where he earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2013, as well as served as Graduate Teaching Assistant.

Experience: Matt has clinical experience in outpatient orthopedic settings. Through clinical affiliations, Matt also has experience in both the long term acute and complex wound care settings. His interests include rehabilitation of the athlete with a treatment approach that emphasizes manual therapy and functional therapeutic exercise. In August, 2013, Matt became certified in Active Release Technique, also known as A.R.T- the gold standard in diagnosing and treating soft tissue injuries.

NEMS Places 2nd in the USAT National Challenge Competition, Northeast Division Despite Crazy Winter Conditions!

The months of December, January, and February were busy ones for the members of Northeast Multisport. Despite record snowfall and cold, we still managed to rack up the miles in the pool, on our bike trainers, on the roads, and treadmills by participating in the USAT National Challenge Competition. Forty-one members brought our mileage to a staggering total of 59,550 miles (weighted) over a three month period. Our club came in second place in the Northeast Region and third place nationally for Division Three.

Club member Zuzana Trnovcova led the women 25-29 (41st out of ALL of the athletes in the entire country!) while Steve Vargo placed second for men 25-29 (37th out of ALL the athletes in the entire country!).

There were more than 3,000 participants from 134 clubs competing this year. Way to go NEMS!!

Despite Mother Nature, NEMS 4th Annual Indoor Time Trial a Success!

Although not everyone could make it due to the snowy weather, which was a bummer, the 4th Annual NEMS Indoor Time Trial went off smoothly thanks to the Goodale’s Bike Shop staff and NorthEast MultiSport members who volunteered.  The new ‘race course’ was a challenge, especially that last gnarly climb to the finish!

Congrats to NEMS members Lucas Pozzetta and Stacy Sweetser for winning the event with times of 16:19 and 20:24, respectively.  We had a lot of people put in some really great efforts.

Here is a link to the overall results: 2015 Results

Winners in all Age-Groups won prizes from this year’s sponsors:  Shimano, Profile Design, Mavic, Continental, and Tifosi.

In addition to great competition, over $430 was raised for Claire Cloutier, the local race director who is battling a brain tumor.

Thanks again to everyone who volunteered and participated.  We’ll see you again next year. Hopefully, Mother Nature will be kinder to us then!

Blue Steel Triathlon Club merges with NEMS

We would like to formally announce the Blue Steel Triathlon Club based out of Manchester, will be merging with NorthEast MultiSport. Most of the Blue Steel members are close to the Nashua area, this will work out quite well for their members.  With this increase of membership, the more beneficial the club should be to its members as it increases the likelihood of meeting people of similar paces for training, racing, and other triathlon related events.

Welcome aboard!

Blue Steel Triathlon Club

Blue Steel Triathlon Club

Tough Conditions, but another Kona PR!!!

Colin once again qualified for the Ironman World Championships in Kona Hawaii! He did PR’d by about 10 minutes given the toughest conditions yet.

Time: 9:27:41

123rd Overall including the Pros
79th Overall Age Grouper
11th American Overall Age Grouper
22nd in my Age Group (M30-34)
3rd American in my Age Group

For more info, read Colin’s blog post

Ironman Mont Tremblant sets new records and PRs

Cold, wet, warm, dry, sunny, shady, humid are just a few words to describe the amazing day that several NEMS members had up in Mont Tremblant at the 2014 Ironman North America Championship. Several athletes were competing in their first Ironman, while others competed with vigor and determination to set a new PR, while Zuzka placed 4th in her age group, 13th female overall!

Zuzka's win

Zuzka’s 4th place win

Trent powering on the bike

Trent powering on the bike

Ryan finishing his first Ironman

Ryan finishing his first Ironman

Mont Tremblant training camp

A hard, long, but incredibly fun weekend was had for all in beautiful Mont Tremblant Canada. Being able to swim, bike and run the course was a huge benefit to help pacing the Ironman, especially the steep Casino road!

Lake Placid training camp

Over 20 team members attended this year’s 2014 Lake Placid training camp in preparation for the 2014 Lake Placid Ironman. Everybody had a great time, especially eating at one of the last remaining Howard Johnson’s.

Great start to 2014, 35 members in 5 races

Within two weeks, we’ve had over 35 members compete in 5 races! With a great showing at Rev3 Quassy, to the Raid Rockingham, White Mountain Half, USAT Long-Course National Championship, and finishing strong with the local Greater Nashua Y Tri. Several members grabbed podium finishes, had personal bests, and lots of great first time efforts.

Rev3 Quassy

Olympic and Half Ironman races down in Lake Quassapaug in Middlebury, Connecticut.

Norman Kim coming out of the water

Lucas Pozzetta focused on T1

Thumbs up and smiles from Stephanie Kaminaris

Lucas Pozzetta biking to a 2nd place overall finish

Greater Nashua Y Tri

A beautiful day in Merrimack NH.  Cool water, rolling hills and smooth pavement helped everybody have a great time at Camp Sargent.

NEMS at 2014 Greater Nashua Y Tri

Panorama of transition

Cook Wins His Age Group- Qualifies for Kona + Tremblant at St. Croix 70.3

NEMS President Colin Cook started his season off very well by winning the 30-34 age group at the Captain Morgan’s St. Croix 70.3 on May 4th.  Cook was 3rd coming out of the water, 6th coming in off on the bike, and then had a very strong run which included a sub 6 minute final mile to out sprint the 2nd place finisher in his age group. Colin took both his IM World Championship (Kona) and 70.3 World Championships (Mont Tremblant) so he will be competing in those later this season.  Here is a link to some video’s Colin and his wife took:

Awesome job Colin!!!!