June 16th proved to be the perfect day for setting PRs, and our NEMS racers took full advantage at the Patriot Half in East Freetown, MA. Conditions were nearly ideal, with plenty of sun, temps that climbed into the high 60′s, and a bit of wind that added some chop to the swim. The first NEMS racer across the line was Brent Osborne, who made a last-minute switch from the tri to aquabike due to injury. A blistering 2:24 bike split propelled Brent to a 2nd place overall finish and a trip to the podium. Next in was Colin Cook, setting a PR, breaking 4:30 for the first time, and finishing in 8th place on the day. Colin was followed by Richard Hostler, who completed his first 70.3 in 4:58; Chris Veilleux, who fought through illness to finish in 5:29 and PR by 38 minutes; and Karin Chen whose strong run set the stage for a PR of 5:53.
Congratulations to all our racers! Way to represent!
Here’s the NEMS video recap from Patriot Half 2012.