TEAM SKIDMORE FORMED TO SUPPORT LOCAL TRIATHLETE MEGHAN SKIDMORE IN TRAINING FOR UNITED STATES NATIONAL TRIATHLON COMPETITION IN AUGUST, WITH GOAL OF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP COMPETITION IN ENGLAND NEXT YEAR
WHITE MOUNTAINS, NH- Local triathlete and Great Glen Trails mountain bike guide and social media manager Meg Skidmore is pleased to announce the formation of “Team Skidmore” to support her quest to compete in the US National Triathlon Championship being held this August in Burlington, VT. While her goal is to win every competition she enters, a finish in the top 18 will earn her the right to compete in the World Triathlon Championship being held in London, England next year.
Skidmore, 27, is already making impressive strides as a triathlete. Competing for six years she has always placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd in her age group, with one exception, her first Half Ironman where she placed 5th. She has competed in triathlons throughout New England, including King Pine Tri & Duathlon, YMCA Triathlon at Clough State Park, and Pitch Pine Triathlon all in NH; the Webster Lake Triathlon in Massachusetts, the Pumpkinman Half Ironman in Maine and the Spring Day Triathlon in Vermont.
Skidmore finished 3rd in her Age Group and 6th Overall Female in this past weekend’s Webster Lake Triathlon in Webster, Massachusetts. Her competition schedule for the 2012 season includes: June 10 a first place female finish at Sufferfest, a mountain bike race up Cannon Mountain, July 3 thru August 21 Great Glen Trails Summer Mountain Bike Series, Gorham, NH, June 28 thru August 2 Red Jersey Summer MTB Race Series, North Conway, NH, August 5 Maine State Triathlon Championship, Bethel, ME, August 18 US National Triathlon Championship, Burlington, VT, September 22 Pitch Pine Triathlon Tamworth, NH.
“I am very excited for the opportunity to compete at the Nationals and can’t wait to race with some of the top female triathletes in the country. While triathlons are an individual effort, having a manager, sponsors and team to support me makes all the difference in the world,” Skidmore said. “I really like the diversity and discipline required to compete in three different sports,” she added. While Skidmore is strongest in cycling, her training regimen is making her a true contender in all areas.
Skidmore currently is biking 60-80 miles per week, running 9-12 miles and swimming 3-5 miles (all this in addition to her very demanding and athletic full time work week).
Several sponsors have already signed on to support her competitive efforts, which will help with travel, training, registrations and nutrition. These sponsors include: Porky Gulch Bike Shop; Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center; The Mt Washington Auto Road; Peak Health Sports Massage; Gorham Hardware; Corrigan Screen Printing; Jay’s Quick Lube; Lydia’s Golden Touch Hair Salon and Gorham House of Pizza.
(Sponsors that signed on after release went out: Top Notch Inn and White Mountain Celebrations)
For more information or to support Skidmore’s efforts contact: Regina Ferreira, 339 Randolph Hill Rd. Randolph, NH 03593 or call 603-915-6665. Those interested can follow Meg on her quest this summer on her Facebook page: Meghan Skidmore and by reading her Blog- Training…Racing…Living.