Tolland Summer Solstice Sprint Triathlon Takes Place Under Sunny Skies

Folks swim, bike and run to the finish line during the 5th annual event.

While many of us were just getting started for the day, 55 individuals were up and at 'em in the early hours of Saturday, June 16, getting prepared for the fifth annual Summer Solstice Sprint Triathlon event at in Tolland.

Participants competed in nine different age categories in the event, which began with a quarter-mile swim consisting of one lap around Crandall Pond. As athletes left the water, it was off to the softball field, where their bikes were waiting for the 12-mile leg of the race. Participants raced down Cider Mill Road, traveled some rural back roads leading to Grant Hill, then back to the starting point. Once at the bike transition area, it was time to run 3.1 miles down Cider Mill Road, around the Lions Field, back to Crandall Park and to the Parks and Facilities entrance to the bike transition area. Once there, it was time to perform the running portion again, this time ending at the finish line.

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Proceeds from the event benefit the Recreation Scholarship fund and the Youth Hall Building Fund.

Platt Systems was responsible for timing the athletes. Here are this year's results:


1st - Adam Ritter               
2nd - Chris Winter            
3rd - Ned Kennedy               

Division Results

Female, Age 20-29:

1st - Michelle Stathers         
2nd - Sara Hunt      

Female, Age 30-39:

1st - Ines Knospe               
2nd - Kendra Slack              
3rd - Debra Stroiney     

Female, Age 40-49:

1st - Bonnie Armstrong          
2nd - Deborah Boucher              
3rd - Fiona Moore               

Female, Age 50-59:

1st - Ellen Schumey            
2nd - Elizabeth Peracchio       
3rd - Debra Rivard             

Male, Age 20-29:

1st - Adam Rivard               
2nd - Joshua Philbrick     

Male, Age 30-39:

1st - Adam Ritter               
2nd - Eric Hale                 
3rd - Mark Cesari     

Male, Age 40-49:

1st - Chris Winter              
2nd - Timothy McGrath           
3rd - David Dyson              

Male, Age 50-59:

1st - Ned Kennedy            
2nd - Keith Enderlie           
3rd - Paul Peracchio    

Male, Age 60-98:

1st - John Ryan


Full details can be found at Platt Timing Advanced Time Services website.


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