6/13/2021 Twinsburg Duathlon Twinsburg, Ohio


Twinsburg Duathlon

2 Mile Run, 10 Mile Bike, and 2 Mile Run

Twinsburg, Ohio

Ken Frankenbery

Finish Time:  1:03:48

Overall Place:  15th Place

Division Place:  2nd Place

Steve Zenar

Finish Time:  1:08:07

Overall Place:  31st Place

Division Place:  2nd Place

Mike Williams

Finish Time:  1:09:25

Overall Place:  36th Place

Division Place:  7th Place

Zac Tharp

Finish Time:  1:09:28

Overall Place:  37th Place

Division Place:  9th Place

Mike Pastva

Finish Time:  1:29:56

Overall Place:  98th Place

Division Place:  18th Place

Race Review By Ken Frankenbery:

First Rule of races is always show up!  The weather forecast was bad with rain showers predicted for race time, but I loaded up and headed there anyway.  Clouds looked bad, but set I set up in the transition area , warmed up, and promoter started race a few minutes early to beat the rain.
First 2 mile run went well-14:08/7:04 pace. I had ad a good transition and as I started on bike a few drops started.  The sky looked bad, but no real rain.  I pushed bike hard and averaged 18.3 mph.  Another quick transition and run 2 was 15:06/7:33 pace. Total Time 1:03:48
The sky cleared and we finished to clear blue skies.

I was happy with my race as I finished 15th overall, 2nd in my age group, and beat my 2019 time ( by 10 second!),  I  got to catch up with 6 Teammates ( 5 did race). It was a great workout !

6/12/2021 Cleopatra Sirnic Clifford, Jill Bidwell McCauslin, Scott Orlando, And Amy Stumpf 2021 Main Street Kent 5K Kent, Ohio


2021 Main Street Kent 5K

Kent, Ohio

Non Timed 5K Fun Run.

Team ER Members Competing The Run:

Cleopatra Sirnic Clifford
Jill Bidwell McCauslin
Scott Orlando

Team ER Members Volunteering:

Amy Stumpf

Race Review By Scott Orlando.

A great time was had by all at the first every Main Street Kent 5K.   This was not a race but a fun run so there was no timing.   North Water Brewery was the home base for this event with the run taking place on the paved bike trail just behind the brewery.   Runners were sent off in waves every hour on the out and back course.   At the finish runners gathered at North Water Brewery to receive their logoed keepsake glass and to have it filled with North Water Brewery’s finest creations.   I signed up for the 10:00 am wave.  I arrived at 9:00 am and hit the trail in the opposite direction of the course for 3 pre run bonus miles.   At the actual run I planned on a pace somewhere between a faster tempo run but not my full 5K race pace.   I ran the first mile with this mindset but a few faster runners in front of me pushed the pace so I decided to follow.   Each mile I got faster eventually catching and passing one of the runners.   The course was a little shy of 3 miles so at the finish I made a quick turn back to the to complete the full 5K.   The run was enjoyable as was socializing with all of the local runners that came out to support Main Street Kent.   I am not sure if it was the beer at the finish or the run but the event was well supported with over 200 people taking to the course.

6/2/2021 Team ER Global Running Day Contest


Team ER Global Running Day Contest

Wednesday June 2nd Is Global Running Day!

All active Team ER members are eligible to participate!

All you have to do to enter is run on Wednesday June 2nd and post a picture of you wearing your Team ER apparel on your social media page with the hashtags #ohioteamer and #globalrunningday.

Your run can be fast or slow, long or short, you just need to run!

Every Team ER member that participated received 3 bonus Team ER points!

Team ER Members Entering The Contest:

1. Kris Engstrom
2. Scott Orlando
3. Mike Williams
4. Cleopatra Sirnic Clifford
5. Mike Pastva
6. Gretchen Snyder
7. Zac Tharp
8. Amy Stumpf
9. Christine Churpek
10. Asad Khan
11. Steve Zenar

The winner of the raffle prize was chosen by a Google Random Number Generator.

Congratulations Amy Stumpf the winner of the Team ER Global Running Day Contest.  Amy received a Team ER Nike Dri Fit Running Cap.

5/31/2021 Tallmadge Memorial 5K Tallmadge, Ohio


Tallmadge Memorial 5K

Tallmadge, Ohio

Russ Neubert

Finish Time:  23:45

Overall Place:  51 / 176

Division Place:  2nd Place / 7

Steve Zenar

Finish Time:  23:57

Overall Place:  55 / 176

Division Place:  5th Place / 9

Veronica Neubert

Finish Time:  24:13

Overall Place:  56 / 176

Division Place:  3rd / 13

Mike Williams

Finish Time:  24:18

Overall Place:  57 /176

Division Place:  2nd / 9

Kris Engstrom

Finish Time:  25:14

Overall Place:  63 / 176

Division Place:  3rd / 9

Cleopatra Sirnic Clifford

Finish Time:  27:24

Overall Place:  88 / 176

Division Place:  2nd / 12

3/29/2021 Ken Frankenbery Crystal River Sprint Triathlon Crystal River, Florida


Crystal River Sprint Triathlon

Crystal River, Florida

Ken Frankenbery

Finish Time:  1:16:36

Overall Place:  35th Place / 150

Division Place:  2nd Place / 9

Race Recap By Ken Frankenbery:

It has been 2 years since my last triathlon so it was exciting to race a tri again!  It was a warm 77 degree’s at 7 am , but wind was real issue.   Waves on the ocean for the swim were the toughest I have ever had to deal with, but luckily it was a short swim. It was scary getting a face full of wave and having other people get knocked into you- it was like Jaws.  I ended up 2nd in my age group.  A guy from Florida who is a World Triathlon champion smoked me (and he is 68!) but I did beat him on the run.  I ended up 35th overall out of 150 people so I did beat a lot of young guys.  It’s encouraging to see so many fast older guys down here.  There was a guy over 80 years old who finished just outside of top 100 so he beat 50 people!  Also a 73 year old women was in top 100!