The last TT of the season is done and dusted, the paddles, cones, and stopwatches have been put in storage, and the raffle winners have been notified. It’s time for a year-end-summary, which also serves as a summary of the end of an era since a few changes will be in store for 2014:
- Since 2004, Beat the Clock has raised over $270,000 for Livestrong.
- A lot of Beat the Clockers used the TTs to train for Elite and Masters National Championships, and too many folks to mention here came home with medals. Congratulations! And good luck to those who will be competing in the upcoming events.
- We couldn’t have pulled this off without our tireless volunteers – a HUGE THANK YOU!:
- Brad Baker
- Ellyn Bush
- Alison Chaiken
- Jim and Ann Christol
- Trudee Gardner
- Lisa Eileen Hern
- Ted Huang
- Caroline Koch
- Dale Lachtman
- Karl, Jill, Cam, and Ben Matzke
- Debbie Merritt
- Connie and Hannah Miller
- David and Debra Paulsen
- Kim Perez
- Libby Rouan
- Tessa Tapscott
- Christine Thorburn
- We would like to thank our sponsors for 2013:
Beat the Clock will be back in 2014, albeit with a few changes. What those changes are will be hashed out in the off-season, so stay tuned!
Despite the relatively low turnout an enormous amount of records were pulverized today. Jason Saltzman beat his own record in the ITT Juniors category from the beginning of the year by half a minute. The dynamic duo of Alison Tetrick and Craig Robertson pulverized the ancient record in the TTT Mixed Aero category by the Olympic couple of Christine Thorburn and Ted Huang, who promptly answered this challenge by setting another record in the TTT Mixed Non-Aero category. MaryAnn Levenson and Dave Maminski beat their own time and set a new record in the Mixed Tandem Aero category.
And it would not be a Beat the Clock TT if Kelli King and Phillip Plath didn’t post a time good for a leaderboard entry in the Handcycle and HPV High-Racer categories, respectively. An honorable mention goes to Ali Tetrick, who set one of the fastest times in recent history in the category ITT Women and came close to a leaderboard entry. Will Christine Thorburn’s records ever be beaten?
I guess we will have to wait until 2014 to find out, since this was the last BTC TT of the season. Beat the Clock will return in 2014!
The full results can be found here sorted by category and here by overall.
Photos by Patt are posted on facebook.
We have some fabulous prizes. The drawing will take place at the last TT of the season, on August 17. You do not need to be present to win. Raffle tickets can be purchased at the event for $5 or online.
Leader Frame + Fork
Voler gift certificates
Advanced Muscle Therapy Sports Massages by Dave Ledesma
Despite the relatively low turnout, we had a lot of leaderboard entries and several records were broken today.
MaryAnn Levenson and Dave Maminski bested the 6 year old mixed tandem record of Jennie Phillips and craig Robertson by 12 seconds. Mrs. Beat the Clock, Patt Baenen-Tapscott involuntarily entered the Single speed Aero Women category due to an equipment malfunction and set a record in this new category. Richard King set a new standard on his “mid-racer” HPV in this category as well.
Honorable mentions go to Kelli King on her handcycle, the 4-man Team Pursuit, and Phillip Plath on his HPV high-racer for new leaderboard entries and to Nils Tikkanen for the overall fastest time of the day.
The full results, sorted by category, can be found here, and here they are, sorted by overall time.
All entrants should have gotten the start list via e-mail via bikereg or out gmail-account, but sometimes spam filters can be overly efficient. Here is tomorrow’s start list: BTC.July2013.StartList