The "Highlands" of
Western Massachusetts will come alive on Saturday March
The last few seasons a multisport event came to reality in the small town of
MA nestled in the picturesque .
The Berkshire Highlands Pentathlon even in its infancy is becoming an
annual gathering of outdoor enthusiasts, some getting together for the first
time since the fall paddling and biking season ended. Many are sharing in their
final après ski from what became one of the finest seasons in Deerfield
River Valley Southern
New England. Well established businesses in outdoor recreation
exist in Charlemont adding a strong sense of pride and volunteerism making this
event totally possible.
|Deerfield River Valley|
Off-season training requires unrelenting commitment and preparation; base building, intervals and strength training for early spring multisport. Finding ways to get outdoors cycling, paddling and running in the
New England winter also proves
difficult; snow, ice, frigid temperatures and wind chill, including shorter
days. Elements of cross training, cross country and alpine skiing are great
ways to rid yourself of the boredom spending countless hours indoors. For
many seasons it was training all the way up until the Tuckerman Inferno in
mid-April and that was a gratifying way to keep in shape and keep you REAL
honest in the off-season. Berkshire Highlands Pentathlon answers the
call, adding a similar race, positioned earlier in spring and parallels its
"big brother" Tuckerman Inferno in many ways.
|A lively group of safety boaters representing the strong sense of community and pride in the Deerfield River Valley.|
Last year was my renaissance and look forward to building on that in 2015. Having expanded my training plan to include treadmill running in addition to trails I will be getting back on the road for the first time in over 7 years. This is a game changer and has opened up some more solo entries in multisport racing. I am going to miss competing as a duo in these events with past teammates but I am ready to take on new challenges including going head to head with many of my old teamattes. Mike and John... It's Game On!
|"Tam o Shanter" Team Wild WATERS First Place division and third overall 2 hours 52 minutes!|
Teammatte Chef Mike did not have time to stick around for the short celebration on the podium.
Here is some media that hopefully lives up to the hype of this simply outstanding and unique multisport event in the Berkshires of Massachusetts. Welcome Spring as we collectively prepare to kickoff the 2015 racing season together!
Work Hard, Train Hard, Play Harder.......