This year, Trimania officially became Racemania to encompass a broader range of athletes. As always, it included a packed day with no shortage of interesting seminars, clinics, and workshops, as well as an expo full of information and gear.
The day features a friendly competition at the indoor triathlon. Teams of 12 tackled the 4 x 1600m dash on the indoor track, the 10K indoor time trial on the computrainer, and 4 x 200 yard swim in the pool.
Northeast Multisport had 3 teams competing: the Orange, Blue, and White teams! The event results can be found here.
The day gives team members the chance to catch up with each other, get caught up on the latest trends in the triathlon world, and get motivated for the season ahead!
At Florida 70.3 (and again at Timberman 70.3) in 2016, Northeast Multisport members qualified for the Ironman Triclub Championships at IRONMAN 70.3 Puerto Rico.
9 members took on the course, including Lucas Pozzetta, Colin Cook, Tom Frost, Chris Veilleux, Bill Caldwell, Larry Rodman, Rick Bolling, Jim Harris, and Colin Cook in San Juan. From the 1.2 swim through the Condado Lagoon, to the 56 mile bike to Dorado, and the two loops of the 13.1 mile run through the islet, the course offered participants picturesque views throughout.
Despite the brutal heat and strong winds, Northeast Multisport members came in 5th place for the division! The full results can be found here. A special congrats to Colin Cook for winning the 35-39 age group and being the 2nd overall amateur and to Rick Bolling for taking 7th in his age group.
The 2017 Northeast Multisport Indoor Time Trial at Goodale’s Bike Shop in Nashua was another success!
This year was the 6th year for the time trial. Heats of up to 8 riders took to CompuTrainers to compete on the 10K rolling terrain course.
Congratulations to all of the winners, the full results can be found here.
As could be expected, NEMS had a huge end to the season in October and November! Members packed in the events.
Among the events at home members took on the Baystate, Loco, Manchester City, and Smuttynose courses, while others traveled to the Marine Corps and Philadelphia Marathons.
NEMS members also represented at events across the country: Ironman Arizona, Ironman Louisville, Ironman Maryland, Ironman North Carolina. Check out our member’s recap of the Louisville race!
3 of our members even qualified for and raced in the 2016 Ironman World Champion at Kona! Huge congratulations to Colin Cook, Jim Piper, and Randy Clark for such inspirational accomplishments! You can read Colin’s full Kona race report here.
Of course, somewhere in there, members did find time to come together for the end of year party to celebrate the 2016 season. How strange it is too see each other in non-workout clothes!?
NEMS members didn’t slow down for September!
This year the Pumpkinman Sprint and 70.3 faced crazy weather in Berwick, Maine! Given the weather, the race course had to be shortened for the 70.3. Read our member’s full report of the day here.
September is also the month of Reach the Beach, the relay race that covers 203 miles across New Hampshire, from Bretton Woods to Hampton Beach. Many Northeast Multisport members participated on several teams.
The month also saw the Pitch Pine Challenge and Lakes Region Sprint and Olympic distance triathlons in New Hampshire.
And our very own Stacy Sweetser took third at the ITU Sprint Triathlon World Championships in Cozumel Mexico!
Members also represented at both Ironman Atlantic City 70.3 in and Ironman Chattanooga. September was a busy month indeed!
Over the course of the 2016 summer many Northeast Multisport members had the opportunity to take part in one of the NEMS/Peak Triathlon Coaching Ironman training camps.
These camps are an opportunity to train on an Ironman course and surrounding area. Each camp is timed as preparation for the race. Athletes have the chance to train with likeminded athletes and pick the brains of the coaches at the camp. Some participants are training for the full 140.6, while others are familiarizing themselves with the course. The weekends are filled with great training and relaxation. Not to mention, plenty of fun memories!
This year included…
Ironman Lake Placid
June 23rd-26th: Lake Placid, NY
Ironman Mont Tremblant
July 28th-31st: Mont Tremblant, Québec
September 8th-11th: Cambridge, Maryland
August was another very busy month for NEMS, including two major races both on August 21st!
Nearly 30 Northeast Multisport members took on the Timberman 70.3 course in Gilford, NH! With so many familiar faces on the course it was uplifting to hear so many cheers while racing. With such a strong showing and outstanding performances, Northeast Multisport won 1st place in the Division IV Ironman Triclub Program! NEMS also had the second high number of points overall for the event.
Many members raced with Make-A-Wish, raising almost $20,000, enough to grant wishes to 2 children facing life threatening illnesses. Those Wish Racers also had the opportunity to have a meet and greet with professional female triathlete Mirinda “Rinny” Carfrae on the Saturday before. Ironman featured the visit in their article!
Meanwhile in Mont Tremblant, Québec, 9 NEMS members tackled the 140.6 course, in the rain! The day was long and the rain certainly posed a challenge, but that did not stop these racers from putting their all out on the course and having a good race. A few familiar faces were even featured in the 2016 Mont Tremblant video!
We had two members racing at the Age Group Nationals in Omaha Nebraska on August 13-14, congratulations to both for making NEMS proud!
Check out our featured member Timberman 70.3 race recap here!
July held plenty of training and racing for Northeast Multisport members!
The month kicked off with a fun run on July 1st, the Millennium Red, White, and Brews Beer Relay. Taking place at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, the event featured relay teams of 4 people racing 1 mile each after drinking a can of beer (or soda)! A dozen team members enjoyed the festive atmosphere.
On July 10th, 22 NEMS members raced the Olympic distance triathlon at Mass State in Winchendon, Massachusetts. The course was packed with familiar faces, and the finish line was full of high fives. Many great performances on the course and even a beer tent to celebrate with teammates at the end of a good race!
On July 24th 6 NEMSers took on the full 140.6 at Ironman Lake Placid in NY, even claiming a 4th place finish in the male 25-29 age group! Congratulations Steve!
On July 23rd a group got together at Ellacoya State Park to do a recon ride of the 56 mile Timberman 70.3 bike course. Both veterans and first timers had a good time getting more practice or familiarizing themselves with the course.
Lucas Pozzetta had the first win of his professional career at the Boston Triathlon on July 31st. Congratulations Lucas!
Overall July 2016 was a packed and successful month for Northeast Multisport!
Check out our featured member race recap of Lake Placid 140.6 here!
As May slipped into June, the triathlon season kicked into high gear. And NEMS members were ready! Though the month held a myriad of races, here were a few of the highlights:
On June 4th and 5th, the Quassy Olympic and Half took place in Lake Quassapaug of Middlebury, Connecticut. A challenging course full of climbs up rolling hills and rewarding views. The weekend includes both the Olympic and half distances, with members of Northeast Multisport racing both.
On June 12th over 25 NEMS members took on our home turf course at the Greater Nashua Sprint Triathlon. Other than the racers there were also many familiar faces volunteering on the course. It is always a great showing for the team! A fun course for racing, and friendly environment for those finishing their first triathlons.
On June 18th a dozen NEMSers took on the Patriot Half in East Freetown, Massachusetts. A popular race with a great reputation, it was a good day to race for many. Congratulations to Stacy for winning her age group!
The very next day on June 19th NEMS racers faced a tough course with hot and humid conditions at Syracuse 70.3. The course was updated this year, and added 500 additional feet of climb. But that didn’t stop NEMS racers from winning second place in Division IV for the Ironman Triclub Program!
Other June races included Ironman Raleigh 70.3, Ironman 70.3 Eagleman, and Ironman 70.3 Mt. Tremblant. Needless to say, members kept busy!
Check out our featured member race recap of Syracuse 70.3 here!
On Saturday May 21st, 12 Northeast Multisport members braved the cool water and hills in the Sprint and Olympic distances at the King Pine Triathlon in Madison, NH!
From first time to returning triathletes, NEMS members had a strong presence on the course. Congratulations to all of the athletes that raced!
Check out our member race recap here!