Anyone interested in getting onto a CCAC team for the Cape Cod Marathon Relay should contact Bill Masterson right away since the race will sell out and the relay teams field will likely be filled sometime in August. If I do not hear from you by August 10th, I will assume you are not interested. CCAC will pay the team entry fee for those teams where ALL members are paid up members of CCAC. The club fielded two teams in association with New Balance and Habitat for Humanity last year and both did extremely well – team 1 set the pace for the relay with a 2:29:16 finish which may very well be a club record for the marathon relay. Team 2 finished 5th in the mixed open division and 14th overall of 194 teams in a respectable 3:11:40. Come run with the finest!

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  I visited John Worgan yesterday and was encouraged to see he has lost none of the fighting spirit that he always had. He greeted me warmly and was as gracious and hospitable as ever. Funny, too. As he says, "A man with a pig’s heart valve has earned the right to be funny!"
  When a person can be self-deprecating and humorous while undergoing a long series of chemo treatments, you relax a little, get the feeling you are privileged to be in the same room with a real man. Character is measured in many ways other than speed of foot or running accomplishments, and John has long had all bases covered. He is the rare businessman who was successful financially while never sacrificing the more personal side of life.
  John crewed me from his truck on many of my BB/BS solo Hyannis.-P’town jaunts, presided a term over the CCAC, hosted many a Grand Prix race, underwrote many worthwhile Cape Cod charities, hosted Cape Cod Baseball League players, even ran the 7-mile Falmouth Road Race AFTER double knee replacement.
  He loved running, and he loves runners.
  It is wonderful to see his lovely Connie, his true partner in this race of life, loyally by his side in this time of need. If ever I saw true romance, it is these two. Like their house sign states so aptly: Gettin It Right.
  Boy, do they ever.
  The Big C and whatever else John might be fighting must be quaking its shaking nerves in its dirty hole about right now, for it has fired its heaviest artillery at these two only to see their shining faces shouting we have only just begun to fight!
  Join in and support these two wonderful members of the club and send your get well wishes to:
  John Worgan
  8 Summer Lane
  Brewster, Ma. 02631

~ Pete Stringer

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blue_running_man_5122So you’ve found your way to Cape Cod, it’s summer, and you’re stoked to race. You’ve heard that there’s a road race or triathlon on the Cape nearly every weekend of the year but where do you find all the information? Right here of course, on our Cape Cod Racing Calendar, with the most up-to-date information on events both on-Cape and nearby, we’ll help you find the event that you’re looking for. And if you’re not up for racing during your summer vacation but just want some company on a run or are looking for a group to ride, swim or run with, take a peek at all of our weekly training events. All of our weekly runs are open to all, great for beginners through advanced, and free! (Officially scheduled Long Pond triathlon training events will cost you a club membership and $5 for the lifeguards.) Come run with us!

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Think you’re fast? Think you’re the best 5K runner on the Cape? Come out to prove your worth at the Cape Cod 5K Championship this Saturday, the 17th of July, starting at 8:00 AM. Formerly the Osterville Library Road Race, the 4.12 mile course has been replaced with a certified 5K loop and the race is awarding prize money to the top two male and female finishers. You’ll catch glimpses of East Bay, the Sound, and Wianno Golf Club as you motor around the course but save your sightseeing for the cool down; aim instead for your 5K PR on this mostly flat course. Afterwards, wander around town for the Osterville Village Day festivities which include a fair, children’s activities and musical groups, special offers from local merchants and artisans, trolley rides, and the Village Day Parade. Happy Summer!

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10. The views – lighthouses, ocean, bay, dunes, and woods

9. Clam fritters

8. The CCAC Winter Grand Prix

7. Racing in one of the oldest continuous triathlon series in the country

6. The CBI wine stop just before mile 5 of the Chatham Harbor Run

5. Spring and fall

4. Salt spray from the waves at mile 5 freezes when it hits you. 15 miles to go!

3. Getting blown across a parking lot by a Nor’easter

2. There’s a race every weekend

1. Getting your butt kicked by that tourist who is ‘just down for the weekend and thought the race looked like a fun thing to do.’

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Over 30 athletes and their families gathered at Camp Nan-Ke-Rafe over the Father’s Day weekend to train, learn, relax and race at the 2010 Cape Cod Triathlon Team Training Camp. Nestled at the back of Nickerson State Park, Dream Day on Cape Cod’s wonderful camp provided athletes with immediate access to ponds, roads and trails for working on technique and skills. Expert coaches Craig Lewin (Endurance Swimming), Ali Winslow (Boston Performance Coaching) and Geof Newton (Athlete’s Companion) presented seminars and guided athletes through workshops on all aspects of triathlon. And after a day packed with workouts (and a peaceful night’s sleep deep in the Nickerson woods), the participants got to put it all together at Long Pond Practice Triathlon 2. There is nothing better to jumpstart your racing season than a spring boot camp so be sure to pencil this in to your 2011 calendar! [Long Pond Triathlon #2 Results] [Long Pond Photos] [Training Camp Photos] [Long Pond Race Schedule]

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915814859_ZtK9g-L-2 The weather obliged with Chatham Harbor Run tradition and greeted runners and walkers with hot and humid conditions at race time on June 27th. Despite the heat, Taylor Burmeister repeated his 2009 performance with a second win, 45 seconds off of last year’s time in a nevertheless impressive 33:30. Second up was visiting Otis Ubriaro in 34:45 followed by undefeatable master Mark Clifford of Osterville in 35:20. Recently relocated from Connecticut, Mark is now potent competition for Cape Cod Master runners. The women were led by Karen Friedman of Brewster in a time of 40:57 who strung out the women’s field by several minutes; Katherine Schock who netted first Chatham Resident honors posted second in 42:40 followed by Dover’s Laura Soriano in 44:38. The CCAC’s Rick Heath was on-hand to photograph the event and you can browse or purchase photos from his SmugMug site. [Run Results] [Walk Results] [Photos]

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