Surf City Cyclocross #4

December 20, 2009

SCCX #4, Harbor High School, Santa Cruz, CA.

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1st, Soni Andreini-Poulsen, Women 45+
3rd, Miss Mary Perez, Women B

USA Cycling National Cyclocross Championships, OR

December 11, 2009

USA Cycling National Cyclocross Championships, OR

24th, Laura Kozlowski, Women B
40th, Miss Mary Perez, Women B
4th, Kari Studley, Women 30-34
38th, Beth Welliver, Women 30-34
44th, Miss Mary Perez, Women 30-34 
26th, Laura Kozlowski, Women 35-39
4th, Shanon Gibson, Women 40-44
9th, Erika Krumpelman, Women 40-44
2nd, Miss Mary Perez, Athena
16th, Kari Studley, Elite Women
21st, Kathy Sherwin, Elite Women
57th, Devon Haskell, Elite Women
69th, Marian Jamison, Elite Women
81st, Beth Welliver, Elite Women

NBX Grand Prix of Cross Day #2, RI

December 6, 2009

NBX Grand Prix of Cross Day #2, RI

13th, Ivy Luhrs, Women 3/4

Bay Area Super Prestige Cyclocross Series Overall GC Results, CA

December 6, 2009

Bay Area Super Prestige Cyclocross Series Overall GC Results, CA

7th, Kelly Chang, Women A
27th, Natasha Perry, Women A
17th, Miss Mary Perez, Women B
3rd, Janet Bellantoni, Women C

US Gran Prix of Cyclocross Stanley Cup Day #2, OR

December 6, 2009

US Gran Prix of Cyclocross Stanley Cup Day #2, OR

15th, Laura Kozlowski, Women B
15th, Kari Studley, Elite Women
25th, Shannon Gibson, Elite Women
31st, Marian Jamison, Elite Women

Bay Area Super Prestige #5–Coyote Point, CA

December 6, 2009

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Bay Area Super Prestige #5–Coyote Point, CA

6th, Janet Bellantoni, Women C
7th, Kelly Chang, Women A
19th, Miss Mary Perez, Women B 

(photo credit Paul Doran)

NBX Grand Prix of Cross Day #1, RI

December 5, 2009

NBX Grand Prix of Cross Day #1, RI

14th, Ivy Luhrs, Women 3/4

US Gran Prix of Cyclocross Stanley Cup Day #1, OR

December 5, 2009

 

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17th, Kari Studley, Elite Women
30th, Shannon Gibson, Elite Women
32nd, Devon Haskell, Elite Women
37th, Marian Jamison, Elite Women
31st, Beth Hamon, Women B

Beer Money for Marian

December 1, 2009

By Marian Jamison
Reno, Nevada

Marian Jamison Velo Bella-EllsworthCatching up with Bike Marian

Marian has been busily training for the upcoming ‘cross nationals in Bend Oregon. Apparently, it’s working, because after a weekend of racing in Reno and Sacramento recently, she says she’s feeling stronger. Here’s what she had to say about her recent races:

Winning Beer is Rad!

Last weekend I got in another two good days of ‘cross racing. Saturday at our local series, and Sunday in Sacramento.

The local race was a new venue and one of the funnest courses I’ve ever ridden. It was a lot of grass, a nice sand pit, some fun decending and off camber turns, fast barriers, and 2 sets of stairs to run up. It was mostly all up on the way out, and down on the way back. I love courses like that, where you can just flog yourself to the point of “I’m-going-to-die”, recover, and then do it again. My legs felt so-so, but as per usual at these Reno races there weren’t to many ladies present so I was able to get the W. I won beer and money, which is good because otherwise I would’ve been hard up to come up with gas money to get down to Sacramento the next day!

I’m currently sitting 2nd in the Sacramento CX women’s A series standing, so I wanted to have another good result there and keep it that way. The course was okay, flat grass, one set of barriers, ho hum. Marian Jamison Velo Bella-EllsworthNot very interesting, but good for training the power with all those constant accelerations out of the turns. We race with the jr. men, and I made the bad mistake of starting behind one of them. The kid looked fit, but he had the slowest start of almost anyone there. I had to make some kamakaze passes and dig deep, but I managed to bridge up to the leaders! Wow, that pretty much shocked me right there.

There were 4 of us in the lead group – myself, Emily (from last weekend), Joan Gregg (who has never failed to totally whoop me), and Linda Elgart, who was riding super strong. I was tired from the day before, and mostly sucked wheel. I took a couple of pulls, suffered, got gapped off a couple times, caught back on, suffered. On the last lap I got gapped off and couldn’t get back on, so I pulled off another 3rd place. The podium was identical to the first Sacramento series race of the year, but instead of getting dropped by Emily and Joan, I hung with them! Woot woot! Hells yeah, I actually AM getting stronger! The training my coach has had me doing is really going to have me peaking for nationals! Not that I ever doubted it, but it’s totally radical to be able to see some substantial improvement.

Next up is the NCNCA district race in Golden Gate Park this weekend, and then I begin my northern odessey to the land of mud and cowbells (aka Portland, followed by Bend). There are over 80 women registered for nationals!

Watch for more adventures

Roll by Marian’s bloggy to catch up with more adventures as she gets ready for the big day in Bend.