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Ryan Young was only 21 years old. It was a single vehicle car accident that brought her life to a tragic end. I never knew her, but I image a young women full of potential ready to take on the world. She was a Communications senior at the University of North Carolina – Wilmington. She […]

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IRONMAN 70.3 Lubbock: CANCELLED IRONMAN 70.3 Muncie: POSTPONED Battle For Independence 5k: In the books. Done. Complete. OK. Last Saturday’s 5k was not an IRONMAN or other big triathlon. However, it was a commercially produced race with timing chips, loud music, an announcer, a big finish line and other athletes. AND WE WERE THERE! If […]

Report Card – Nautica Malibu Triathlon

On September 18, 2016 I participated in the Nautica Malibu Triathlon.  The race was relatively short with an 800 meter swim, 18 mile bike and 4 mile run.  The race company, MESP of Agoura Hills California, claimed there were over 5000 participants.  I believe it. This is my report card. Two Parts I look at […]

2015 White Lake Sprint

Sunny skies and cool temps greeted us on Sunday morning for the 2015 Fall White Lake Sprint.  The energy in the air was palpable which was so much different than the day before (read here for my account of the White Lake Half).    Although I had competed the previous day, I was ready for […]

2015 Fall White Lake Half

Swim exit for the White Lake races. Why a Half? A “half” is what most people call a race that fits into the “long course” category: usually 70.3 miles.   It get’s it’s name from Half Ironman.  But the races at White Lake are not branded Ironman races, so it’s the “half.” For this edition of […]

The 2015 White Lake Half is history

This is the eighth year that I’ve raced the Spring White Lake Half.  It’s become somewhat of a tradition for me, and as Tevye from Fiddler On the Roof says… I forget what he said, but it had something to do with tradition. Anyway, it was a good race.  One thing that caught my attention […]

Tour de Pickle.

Seriously. That’s what it’s called: Tour de Pickle. As you can imagine, it’s a bike ride. I can’t call it a race, because nobody keeps track of official time. The event is held in Mt. Olive, North Carolina as part of the pickle festival. That’s right, THE PICKLE FESTIVAL. I’ve lived in a lot of […]

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