Monday, July 23, 2012

The Hits Keep Coming

It was a good weekend for several HD Coaching athletes. On the road front Tim Jenkinson turned 21 then proceeded to race to 2nd in the French Broad Cycing Classic Road Race ahead of Kenda Pro John Murphy and Bissell Pro Andy Baker. He finished off the omnium with an 11th place in the criterium and 4th overall in the Omnium.

Courtesy: Leah Graham Stewart
Technically he should have been 3rd overall and had another top 10 in the time trial. Unfortunately, the official was using a different clock than everyone else's cell phone and GPS's, which caused mass confusion and several missed start times. Overall an incredible performance from the young South African who only just upgraded in March.

Mark Ruscoe, racing in the 50+ division against rider like John Patton, and Kent Bostick was 7th in the Time Trial, 14th in the Road Race and 9th in the Criterium. All led to a 9th place Omnium Finish.

At the Asheville Tri, organized and promoted by HD Coaching athlete Daphne Kirkwood, Lonnie LaPorre was 3rd in the 60+ AG.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Don't call it a comeback!

Congrats to HD Coaching Athlete Daphne Kirkwood for coming third in the Open Female class at the Swamp Rabbit Triathlon at Furman University. It has been a tough season for Daphne. She's been dealing with a sprained SI joint which has made running difficult. However, it seems every time she lines up she brings home some hardware.

Also congrats to HD Coaching sponsored team Earth Fare/ Industry Nine for bringing home a bronze medal in the Pro 1.2 North Carolina State Championship. It was a long hard 104 miles. Team rider Caleb Welborn came in third in the field sprint. It was a  nice start to the second half of the season after a long mid season break