Hammerfest

Thank you to everyone who pledged money to Brian's Hope over the past two weeks, and the even more who showed great enthusiasm and support for the cause. I took the win at Hammerfest this morning in a tough battle, but David Ellis was close behind in second.

Dave Ellis and me doing a recap after the race. 

Dave Ellis and me doing a recap after the race. 

Personally I was happy that my body held up after coming back from injury, and so far I'm feeling strong coming back with two wins. The swim is finally becoming an advantage for me – this is two weeks in row having a strong lead out of the water, which is a strange feeling – and cycling is coming back even stronger too. Now time to regain some fitness and get ready for some fall running races.

 

Big thanks to all of the following people who pledged and/or made the race possible:

  • Jeff Branciforte
  • Frank Branciforte  
  • Maria Conigliaro  
  • Gary Demres  
  • Katie Devir  
  • Roseann and Eva Ellis  
  • Joan Ellis
  • Lisa Fekete  
  • Force 5 Sports Racing Team  
  • Per Hellsund  
  • Erin Johnson
  • Brian, Jean, and Jack Kelley
  • Ileana Lucos  
  • Julio Lujambio
  • Margit MacDougall  
  • Alan MacDougall
  • Kelli Montgomery  
  • Laureen Napoli  
  • Rajiv Pande
  • Suzanne Shaw
  • Laura Valenti  
  • Jeff Whynall  
  • Susan Wines  
  • Larry Wood
  • Zane's Cycles

Together, two dozen of you pledged nearly $800 for this great cause. Look out for more upcoming local events soon where Dave and I will be raising awareness! 

My dad and I raced together in a triathlon for the first time! 

My dad and I raced together in a triathlon for the first time!