Summer 2017 – Amazing Feats of Endurance
This summer was full of amazing individual accomplishments. Not only did two Rovers welcome newborn children into their families (Catlett & McCloskey), but several among them achieved milestone racing achievements. Chris McCloskey completed yet another Lake Placid Ironman in late July (10:05:18). He finished 54th overall and 9th in his division. Although it wasn’t his best performance, it did come just two weeks after welcoming his second son into the world. Also in July, Chris Chromczak completed his 15th consecutive Escarpment Trail 30k and although he wasn’t necessarily shooting for a fast time, it’s certainly a testament to his fortitude and dedication to the trails. Most recently new member, Tim Pendergast, completed his first 100 miler at the Beast of Burden Ultra in Lockport, NY. Pendergast ran an impressive sub 20 hour performance. Meanwhile, several other Rovers have been accumulating mileage for fall marathon attempts.
Spring 2017 – Cooley & McCloskey Win Triathlons
Two Wild Rovers made headlines this spring on the triathlon circuit. Mike Cooley won the Delmar Dualathon on April 30th thanks in large part to his dominating performances on both two mile run legs. More recently, Chris McCloskey won the Harryman “Half” Iron-Triathlon on May 20th. McCloskey had a tight race until the final leg when a half-marathon leg of 1:25:43 helped him pull away from his nearest competitor. Congrats, boys! They have their eyes set on the Lake Placid Ironman in July.