6/27/2021 Ohio Games Olympic Triathlon Zac Tharp Springfield, Ohio


Ohio Games Olympic Triathlon

Zach Tharp

Finish Time:  3:17:41
Overall Place:  42nd Place
Division Place:  8th Place
I was proud to represent Team ER at the Springfield Ohio Games race today. I completed my first Olympic Triathlon!
They had a good turn out of participants. The swim was in the lake at Buck Creek State park (a little windy, but we all pushed through), biking country roads through Springfield, OH with rolling hills and police at every intersection to let us keep rolling, and an out and back run on a damn overlooking the lake. I would recommend it to other team members!

6/26/2021 Scott Orlando Great Island Adventure Triathlon Lock Haven, PA


Great Island Adventure Triathlon

Lock Haven, PA

5K Kayak, 15 Mile Bike, and 5K Run

Scott Orlando

Finish Time:  1:50:12

Overall Place:  6th Place

Division Place 3rd Place

Race Review By Scott Orlando:

This was my 6th time competing in the Great Island Adventure Triathlon. (5K kayak, 15 mile bike, and 5K run).   The race was last offered in 2018 so I was happy to see it back for 2021.

I set a race PR finishing in 1:50:12 taking 6th place overall and 3rd in my age division. 5 of the top 7 finishers were in my age division.

I fell behind early in the field of super fast kayakers. I made up a little time on the bike passing a few people on the two lap course. The magic really happened on the run. I dropped a 7:15 first mile and started passing other racers. I completed the run in 22:50 with average pace of 7:22 per mile.  The race was well organized as it usually has been in the past.  Racers received long sleeve shirts and plenty of post race food for refueling.   My race packet included probably the most unique piece of race swag I have ever received which was a hand made key chain made our of authentic chain mail armor provided by one of the sponsors.

6/26/2021 Asad, Roy, Chrsistine, Cleopatra, and Renee National Interstate 8K Akron, Ohio


Akron Marathon Race Series National Interstate 8K

Akron, Ohio

Roy Miller

Finish Time:  36:57

Overall Place:  102 / 1390

Division Place:  8th Place  / 50

Christine Churpek

Finish Time:  37:22

Overall Place:  115 / 1390

Division Place:  8th Place / 138

Asad Khan

Finish Time:  39:45

Overall Place:  197 / 1390

Division Place:  17th Place / 50

Cleopatra Sirnic Clifford

Finish Time:  46:53

Overall Place:  521 / 1390

Division Place:  22nd Place / 105

Renee Buckus

Finish Time:  104:01

Overall Place:  1187 / 1390

Division Place:  79 / 96

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