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Locals Shine in Black Fly Events

July 10, 2012

Last weekend Waterville Valley was literally buzzing with people competing in the Black Fly Tri events.  It was amazing to watch athletes of all ages and ability levels push themselves through the swimming, biking and running courses.

I saw a number of locals, including Meagan Boucher who works at the Waterville Valley Recreation Department.  Meagan was the women’s winner and 8th overall in the 5k race.  The Recreation Department was well represented in the 5k. Staffer and Waterville Valley resident Vladi Highland finished 4th in his age group and 10th overall in the 5k.  Other Rec. Dept. staffers participating included Gillen Schofield, Faith  Barnum, Alison Clark, Eliza McKinnon, Susan Schofield, Tom Quackenbush, Annie Schwartz, and Liz Gibbs. I also saw Lidia & Richard Dale-Mesaros, Deb McKinnon, and Tiffany Hodges complete the 5k.  Mark Mauro from the Snowy Owl told me that other Waterville Valleyites participated, too, including 16-year-old Elizabeth Powell who came in 3rd in her age group, Yasmine King, and Joseph Leader (age 76!), who finished with a time of 41:57.

Firefly 5k results > >

The indomitable Chris Hodges (director of Waterville Valley’s Department of Public Safety) and his son, Kyle, successfully completed the Black Fly Triathlon – Lord of the Flies.

Black Fly Tri results > >

Congratulations to everyone involved – from the event organizers at EndorFun Sports, to the Waterville Valley businesses and lodges for hosting the crowds, and to the participants – it was a GREAT weekend at Waterville Valley!

Waterville Valley Recreation Department staffers competed in the Black Fly Tri 5k Race

About Jan Stearns

I've been living in and loving New Hampshire's White Mountains for most of my life. I moved to Waterville Valley in 1981 and quickly realized why it was dubbed a Yankee Shangri-la. Once you’ve experienced Waterville Valley, you’ll want to call it yours. The great team of Realtors at Waterville Valley Realty can help you find a Waterville Valley home that fits your lifestyle and budget. 1-888-987-8333.

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