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Triathletes up to test in Orlando event

Kathy Frailing of Belleair takes first place in the 40-44 age group at the Ironman 70.3 Florida in Orlando.

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Kathy Frailing of Belleair takes first place in the 40-44 age group at the Ironman 70.3 Florida in Orlando.

Kathy Frailing of Belleair won her age group (40-44) at the Ironman 70.3 Florida in Orlando on May 17, covering the 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike and 13.1-mile run in 4:58:47.

Other local triathletes who made it into the top 1,000 included (M30-34) Dustin Bengston, Palm Harbor, 4:37:15; (M50-54) Daniel Chechele, St. Petersburg, 4:45:41; (M45-49) Anders Heidemann, Belleair, 4:58:47; (M40-44) Robert Maue, Clearwater, 5:13:13; (M50-54) James Muench, Safety Harbor, 5:19:12; (M30-34) Matthew Thomas, Tierra Verde, 5:19:56; (M25-29) Jess Joiner, St. Petersburg, 5:22:21; (M45-49) Larry Witt, Palm Harbor, 5:23:29; (M18-24) Gregory Seigel, Palm Harbor, 5:31:14; (M40-44) Dennis Leary, St. Petersburg, 5:37:21; (M45-49) Mike Nagy, Clearwater, 5:37:53; (M40-44) Kent Rodahaver, St. Petersburg 5:38:23; (M50-54) Jeffrey Mount, Palm Harbor, 5:39:42; (M45-49) Richard Bundschu, Gulfport, 5:46:24; (W40-44) Joanne Holmes, St. Petersburg, 5:48:42; (M40-44) John Schlemmer, Tierra Verde, 5:49:21; (M50-54) George McCreary, Treasure Island, 5:49:25; (W40-44) Lewis Lora, Tarpon Springs, 5:54:28; (M30-34) James Berning, Dunedin, 5:55:15; (W25-29) Kimberly Davis, Clearwater, 5:56:55; (M45-49) Art Singleton, Palm Harbor, 5:58:18.

Masters Swimming: Sandy Steer, a member of the St. Pete Masters, won the women's 70-74 age group in 200-meter freestyle at the Canadian Masters Nationals last week in Toronto. Steer also placed second in the 400 and 800 freestyle as well in the 50, 100, and 200 breaststroke. She placed third in the 100 freestyle.

Summer Swimming: The St. Petersburg Aquatics Summer Swim League program, run in conjunction with the city of St. Petersburg, offers an introduction to competitive swimming for ages 5-18. Sign up at:

• Fossil Park Pool, 6739 Ninth St. N. Practice times are 7:30-8:30 a.m. and 4-5:20 p.m.

• Lake Vista Pool, 1450 60th Ave. S. Practice times are 7:30-8:30 a.m., 4-4:40 p.m. and 4:40-5:20 p.m.

• McLin Pool, 602 14th St. S. Practice times are 4-5:00 p.m.

• Northwest Pool, 2331 60th St. N. Practice times are 7:30-8:30 a.m., 4-4:40 p.m. and 4:40-5:20 p.m.

• Shore Acres Pool, 4142 Shore Acres Blvd. NE. Practice times are 8-9 a.m., 4-4:40 p.m. and 4:40-5:20 p.m.

• Walter Fuller Pool, 7883 26th Ave. N. Practice times are 7:30-8:30 a.m. and 4-5:20 p.m.

Registration will be held Monday from 5:30-6:30 p.m., but there is time to sign up later if you can't make that date.

The cost is $125 per swimmer. All prospective swimmers must have a city of St. Petersburg recreation card. A copy of a birth certificate is required for new swimmers. For more information, go to

Ironkids: On June 7, IronKids will hold the second event in its national triathlon series in St. Petersburg. The youth triathlon starts at 8 a.m. at Spa Beach alongside The Pier. The bike course follows closed roads along Bayshore Drive and Second Avenue. S. All finishers will receive a commemorative medal and trophies will be awarded for those within the senior division.

The IronKids Expo, scheduled at Spa Beach for June 6, 11-4 p.m., and June 7, 8-11 a.m. is free. IronFlix, a children's film festival, will have multiple viewings on June 5, 7:30 p.m. at Straub Park and on June 6 at the Pier with five show times.

Since 1985, IronKids events have had more than 40,000 participants. Juniors (ages 6-8) swim 50 yards, ride 2 miles and run 500 yards; intermediates (ages 9-11) swim 150 yards, ride 4 miles and run 1 mile; seniors (ages 12-15) swim 300 yards, ride 8 miles and run 2 miles.

To register, go to


upcoming events

Upcoming events


• Progressive Training Team, track workouts, 6:30 p.m., University of Tampa Track, Tampa. Contact Dror Vaknin (813) 846-5021,


• Madbeach Mini Triathlon, various distances, Archibald Park, Madeira Beach. Contact Susan Daniels, (727) 580-1896,

• Marathon training, various group runs, 5:30 a.m., Downtown YMCA, Tampa, contact Fred Vasconi (813) 222-1334,

• PurpleStride Tampa Bay, 7:15 a.m., Veterans Memorial Park. Contact Tracy Connolly (727) 744-4026,

• Running 4 the Law, 5K race and 1-mile fun run/walk, 8:30 a.m., Crescent Lake, St. Petersburg, call (727) 823-7474.

• Stanley Breakfast Ride, 7:45 a.m., Seffner Elementary, 109 Cactus Road, Seffner. Contact Terry Farrell (813) 684-3503,,

• West Florida "Y" Runners Club, 6 a.m. at City Hall Plaza in Clearwater, 7 a.m. at John Chesnut Park in Palm Harbor. Contact Michael Weiss (727) 644-7702,


• Madbeach Mini Triathlon, half-mile swim, 15-mile bike, 3.1-mile run, Archibald Park, Maderia Beach. Contact Susan Daniels, (727) 580-1896,

June 4

Flying Fish Time Trail No. 2, 15K, Fort DeSoto Park, St. Petersburg. Call (813) 854-1738.

June 5

Sunset at the Pier, Beach Series No. 1, 7 p.m., 5K, Pier 60, Clearwater Beach. Contact Michael Weiss (727) 644-7702,

June 6

• Spring into Summer, 5K, 8 a.m., Al Lopez Park, Tampa. Contact Christina Mitchelson (813) 263-5944,

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Triathletes up to test in Orlando event 05/26/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 26, 2009 4:30am]
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