As reported by NJ.com – Find story and pictures HERE
CLINTON — The Sprintin’ Clinton race is one of the area’s classics, but this year one of the key finish-line stories was about the “new kids on the block.”
Runners from BaseCamp31 Athletic Club (BC*AC) in Clinton Township, dressed in simple white jerseys emblazoned with gold letters, stood alone from the opening gun as Trevor Van Ackeren of Bethlehem, Pa. set a pace that was unmatched, clicking off a 5:04 minutes-per-mile pace for the win.
Although no one could catch him on the course, Van Ackeren was joined by several other members of the BC*AC on the podium including Kristen Prendergast, who was the first female finisher, and teammates John Weidner, Frank Batiste and Kerry Hazelton, all of who captured age group wins or awards for their effort.
BC*AC is a newly formed club training out of BaseCamp31 on Route 31 in Clinton Township. Founded earlier this year by a group of endurance athletes who felt a need existed for a training and racing club that was open and welcoming to athletes of all levels and disciplines, the club hosts training runs and group-cycling for members multiple times per week.
BaseCamp31 is the non-profit arm of Pro-Activity Associates. BC*AC racers have the benefit of access to the BaseCamp31 facility for use as a clubhouse, connections to the coaches, trainers and physical therapists at Pro-Activity, and resources provided by sponsors.
Since the formation, club members have posted multiple top performances in running events from local 5K distance races to international marathons, cycling events, triathlons from local sprint events to longer-distance events including the 140.6 mile Ironman and obstacle course racing events such as Tough Mudder and Spartan Race.
If you are an endurance athlete or want to become one, BC*AC always welcomes new members. More information can be found on the web at www.basecamp31.com or by stopping by BaseCamp31 at 1250 Route 31.