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Saturday, March 23rd, 2013 the Berkshire Highland Pentathlon went off without a hitch.  Enjoyed by all, this event is not for the faint hearted.  A 10k trail run, 23 miles of road biking, 5 miles of kayaking, a mile to the top of the mountain and a downhill ski to the finish.

The Pentathlon participants were on teams or completed the course as individuals.  Some people participate for the stiff competition, others just enjoy completing the course.

Our CONGRATULATIONS goes out to all who participated in this years event.  Here are few of the top winners.

Individual competitor Kristian Whitsett from Shelburne Falls completed the course in 3hrs, 13min, 42sec., just behind him John McCarthy from Ludlow finished in 3hrs, 18min, 14sec.

In the 2-People Team catagory "Team T-Rex Lighning" from Chester, Vermont finished in 3hrs, 19min, 42sec.  "Team Thunder", a team of 5 from the Whately and Amherst area finished in 3hrs, 1min, 52sec.  Then we come to our own Phil Pless, one of the over 50 team named "West County Old Stars", finishing the course in 3hrs, 20min.

It was great to see people from near and far attend an athletic event that can only happen in an area like Charlemont, MA.  Congratulations to all and hope to see you next year.

For a complete listing of competition times click here.

 

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