Sunday, December 11, 2011

Pictures Speak 1,000 words!

2011 Recap for the One2TriRacing Team

Well, 2011 is in the books! The One2TriRacing team proved to be an elite team in the SouthEast region. Where to start?

Tom O'Donnell put together an impressive PR for the marathon distance at Myrtle Beach Marathon with a time of 3:19.03. He also qualified for  Long Course Triathlon Worlds in the 40-44 age group.

Jim Kunevicius went 10:10 at the extremely hilly Ironman of Lake Placid, which was good enough for an astonishing 14th place in his Age Group.

The Women of the team represented extremely well. Mo Campbell had a PR in the Marathon (2:59:22), the 10k (38:24), and the 5k (18:18). Coming off a marathon victory at the end of 2010, Danielle Crockford had her goal on winning the Run For Your Life Grand Prix series- and she did just that! She also won the sprint triahtlon Tri the Abby.  Lastly, Nicole Gross competed at the  5150 DC Triathlon where she was the 7th overall elite amateur female,  and qualified for 5150 HyVee Championships. At Tri Latta she came in second overall where the women's field was stacked!

Greg Shore competed in 5 of the NC Triathlon Series where he went 4 for 5 on winning his age group, 2 top 10's overall and 1 top 5, which was good enough to get him a 1st place overall in the series (20-24 age group). Keith Mrocheck Won the CRC 9mile Trail Race in January and posted a 2:57 marathon at Myrtle Beach.

Tom Patch completed 5 ultras and did 4 marathons in 5 weeks!!! He also had a PR at NYC of 3:23.54. While Joey Church had the injury bug most of the year he still managed to PR in the 10k(37.46) and won the Sampson County Super Sprint Triathlon.

Chad Crockford
showed off his running legs with an impressive marathon PR at the Boston Marathon (2:47.07) and a 10k PR of 34:50- Thats fast! He also came in Second overall in the Run For Your Life Grand Prix series. Michael Starkey posted a 9:24 Ironman at Arizona which put him at 9th place for his Age Group! He also won the 30-34 age group at Long Course Triathlon Nationals! Which means he is the National Champion in that distance for the 30-34 age group.

Watch out for One2TriRacing in 2012!!!!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Jim Kunevicious shows up strong to IM Lake Placid

One2Tri Racing's Jim Kunevicious completed IM Lake Placid this weekend in stellar fashion.  The temperatures were warm, the water was warm and Jim was on FIRE!  The day prior to the race, IM race officials announced that the water was 77 degrees.  The Ironman Corporation's policy on wet suits is as follows:  

  • Wet suits are permitted if the water temperature is up to (and including) 76.1 degrees or colder.

  • Wet suits will be prohibited in water temperatures greater than 83.8 degrees.

  • Athletes who choose to wear a wet suit in water temperatures between 76.1 and 83.8 degrees, will not be eligible for awards, including World Championship slots.

  • Jim opted to wear his wet suit due to the still chilly temperatures of the water.  Jim tackled the 2.4 mile swim in 1:05:20 or 1:41 / 100 meters.  Jim exited the water and embarked on the long trek to T1.  After 6 min, Jim started his 112 mile journey through the hills of Lake Placid.  5:28:53 later (20.43 mph) Jim rolled into T2, despite being assessed a 4:00 minute drafting penalty.  In 2 quick minutes, Jim was 26.2 miles from a solid race.  He turned in a 3:28 marathon (7:58 / mile) and crossed the line in a sold 10:10:50.  

    Jim took a 15th place age group position (35-39) out of nearly 400 and 63rd overall!  The One2Tri Racing team congratulates Jim for an impressive performance on a very tough course!  Check back for photos soon!   

    Sunday, July 17, 2011

    One2Tri Racing Runners doing their thing!

    For the dominant One2Tri Racing running squad, the RFYL 4-miler, the River Bound Series 15k and the Stumpy Creek Sprint races were on tap for this weekend!  

    Keith Mrocheck took to the trails at the River Bound Series 15k taking a 4th place overall and a 1st place age group position turning in a 1:05:30 (7:01/mile pace).  Congrats to Keith for a solid race.  

    Team Crockford showed up to the Run for your Life 4-miler.  Chad took a 5th place overall in a blazing fast 21:42 (5:26/mile)!   Danielle was 2nd overall female in a strong womens field with a 24:57 (6:14/mile).  To top it off, Chad took on the Stumpy Creek Sprint on Sunday (750 meter swim, 16-mile bike and 5k run).  Chad turned in a 1:19:03 and the 2nd fastest run split of the day by just 5 seconds with a 18:09 (5:51/mile pace).  As always to Team Crockford and One2Tri Racing!!

    Saturday, July 16, 2011

    Stumpy Creek Olympic

    One2Tri Racing was all around racing today and made a huge showing at the Stumpy Creek Olympic.  Joey Church, Kim Eagens, Jim Kunevicious and Tom O'Donnell took on the 1500 meter swim, 27 mile bike and 10k run, while Michael Starkey, Tom Patch and Nicole Gross also competed in the event, as members of various relay teams.
    Kim Eagens - ready to swim
    Congratulations to Joey and Kim who both earned 1st place age group positions, but were both unfortunately assessed 2:00 min penalties for non-visible run numbers at the finish line, thus were both bumped down the 2nd place age group places.  Joey finished in 2:19:44 (2:21:44 official penalty time) and ran a solid 39:20 10k (6:19/mile pace) on a very hilly course.  Kim turned in the 4th fastest female bike split with only 22 seconds seperating 4th and 2nd (who happens to be a pro triathlete!) riding a 1:12:43 (22.3mph) and a total time of 2:35:25 (2:27:25 official penalty time).

    Tom O'd off to swim
    Congratulations to Jim Kunevicius who raced his final race in prep for IM Lake Placid next weekend.  Jim posted a 3rd place age group place with a 2:23:52 and also ran a solid run on a hilly course with a 39:14 (6:18/mile pace)!  Tom O'Donnell also had a solid day turning in a 2:35:07.  Nicole Gross and Tom Patch dominated their swim and run legs of the One2Tri Racing relay.  Nicole posted a strong 26:17 swim (1:36/100 meters) and Tom ran a solid 10k time of 44:32 (7:10/mile pace) for the first place mixed gender relay team (by nearly 10 minutes)!  Michael Starkey biked a blazing fast 1:07:46 (23.9 mph) for his relay team who took 1st place in the all male relay team division (by over 5 minutes!)

    Racing Team members, Michael Gross, Nicole and Tom Patch
    One2Tri Athletes Annabet Morris and Kelly Grigg

    Tuesday, July 12, 2011

    Marathons and Bike Races!!

    This weekend was exciting for the One2Tri Racing squad!  Not only did the team see Michael Starkey qualify for the Ironman 70.3 World Championship, one athlete was blazing the trails in the mountains and setting PR's and one athlete was trying her hand at bike racing...and having some pretty good beginners luck!

    Tom Patch completed the Grandfather Mountain Marathon winds through the Blue Ridge Mountains and features nearly 1,000 feet of climbing!!  Tom Finished 10th in his age group with a 4:06 total time, despite suffering cramps at mile 26.  Most importantly, Tom PR'd his previous time in this race by 17 minutes!!

    Kim Eagens spent her weekend on the bike racing circuit at the Piedmont Omnium Time Trial and Road Race in Lexington, NC.  Friday's nights time trail featured a 14.6 mile course which Kim completed in :35:23 (25 mph) and took 1st place for the Cat 3/4 female racers.  Kim finished just :12 seconds off the winner of the Cat 1/2 race.  On Sunday, Kim took to true bike racing in the 38.4 mile road race.  Kim had a very solid day of racing and came across the final sprint in 7th overall!  Look out for Kim as she continues to work on her racing tactics for the 2012 cycling season!

    Congrats to Tom and Kim for a great weekend of PR's and new experiences!

    A 70.3 World Championship Qualifier!!

    The One2Tri Racing team is proud to announce that Michael Starkey has qualified for the 2011 Ironman 70.3 World Championship to be held in Las Vegas, NV on 9/11/2011.

    Michael took on Ironman 70.3 Muncie and finished 16th overall male and 9th in his age group out of 156 for the 1.2 mile swim, the 56 mile bike and the 13.1 mile run!  Michael turned in a 37:02 swim (1:56/100 meters), a 2:20 bike (23.9 mph) and a 1:34 run (7:11/mile pace) for an amazing 4:34:26!!

    Michael is gearing up for Ironman Arizona in November and Ironman 70.3 Muncie was a great tune up.  Look for Michael to turn in strong results as his season just heats up!

    Congrats to Michael Starkey!