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Name: Melissa Hancock
Location: herndon, VA
Age Group: Female 50 - 54
About Me: I joined the Reston Masters swim team as a way to get back in shape after having kids. A few girls on the swim team talked me into doing my first triathlon last year, so I took my road bike out of mothballs, bought a double jogging stroller, and here I am!
What I do to pay the bills: Software Documentation
Who defends the ranch when I'm out training: 2 kids, 3 dogs and husband Rob
Short term triathlon goals: First Triathlon: Irongirl Columbia 8/27/06
Long term triathlon goals: Reston Triathlon
Fantasy triathlon goals: Half Ironman in beautiful, exotic foreign place.
Chocolate: Love it
Garlic: Not so much
Blue Cheese: OK on salad
For breakfast, I usually have: Waffle & scrambled eggs.
After a long day of training, my favorite meal is: Steak with Portabella Mushrooms & Sweet Potato.
My best triathlon advice is: Don't over-nutrition before the swim.
What was I thinking when I signed up for my first race: There is no way I am going to do a triathlon.



Race Summary

Race Type # Done PR Race PR
Swim - 1 Mile 5 Jim McDonnell 1 Mile Lake Swim (May 25, 2008) 0:32:41
Swim - 2 Mile 3 Jim McDonnell 2 Mile Lake Swim (May 25, 2008) 1:07:22
Run - 5 km 2 Herndon Turkey Trot (Nov 17, 2007) 0:31:35
Run - 5 Mile / 8 km 2 Backyard Burn - Hemlock Overlook (Fall, 5 mile) (Dec 3, 2006) 1:14:23
Run - 10 km 1
Triathlon - Sprint 6 Giant Acorn Triathlon (Oct 6, 2007) 1:37:31
Triathlon - International Distance 3 Reston Triathlon (Sep 13, 2009) 3:01:02



Race Schedule

Date Name Type Results
Time O.A. A.G.
May 28, 2006 Jim McDonnell 1 Mile Lake Swim Swim - 1 Mile View
0:41:58
Aug 27, 2006 Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon - Sprint View
2:25:10 903 / 1273 26 / 40
Sep 9, 2006 Lake Montclair Swim Swim - Open Water (Other) View
1:20:20
Dec 3, 2006 Backyard Burn - Hemlock Overlook (Fall, 5 mile) Run - 5 Mile / 8 km View
1:14:23
May 6, 2007 Dan Fiduccia Spring Biathlon Other - Other View
0:45:07 2 / 3
May 27, 2007 Jim McDonnell 1 Mile Lake Swim Swim - 1 Mile View
0:33:04 93 / 183 10 / 27
May 27, 2007 Jim McDonnell 2 Mile Lake Swim Swim - 2 Mile None
Jun 10, 2007 Great Chesapeake Bay Swim Swim - Swim Meet View
2:38:31 564 / 636 21 / 25
Aug 19, 2007 Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon - Sprint View
2:17:24 898 / 2194 167 / 361
Sep 22, 2007 General Smallwood Triathlon Triathlon - International Distance None
Oct 6, 2007 Giant Acorn Triathlon Triathlon - Sprint View
1:37:31 130 / 255 35 / 62
Oct 28, 2007 Goblin Gallup 5K Run - 5 km None
Nov 17, 2007 Herndon Turkey Trot Run - 5 km View
0:31:35
May 4, 2008 Nanticoke River Swim and Triathlon Triathlon - Sprint View
2:15:21 40 / 62 3 / 6
May 25, 2008 Jim McDonnell 1 Mile Lake Swim Swim - 1 Mile View
0:32:41 6 / 26
May 25, 2008 Jim McDonnell 2 Mile Lake Swim Swim - 2 Mile View
1:07:22 10 / 18
Jun 1, 2008 Herndon 10k Run - 10 km None
Jun 8, 2008 Great Chesapeake Bay Swim Swim - Swim Meet View
2:58:38 509 / 602 19 / 27
Aug 3, 2008 Culpeper Triathlon Triathlon - Sprint View
2:06:23 140 / 182 3 / 7
Aug 24, 2008 Alcatraz Challenge Other - Other View
0:58:29 147 / 240 12 / 28
Sep 7, 2008 Reston Triathlon Triathlon - International Distance None
Oct 11, 2008 Monster Mash Mountain Bike Race Bike - Other None
May 3, 2009 Patriot's Cup Corporate Challange Run - 5 Mile / 8 km None
May 24, 2009 Jim McDonnell 2 Mile Lake Swim Swim - 2 Mile None
May 24, 2009 Jim McDonnell 1 Mile Lake Swim Swim - 1 Mile None
Jun 14, 2009 Great Chesapeake Bay Swim Swim - Swim Meet View
(DNF)
Jun 21, 2009 Jack King One Mile Ocean Swim Swim - 1 Mile View
0:52:59 3 / 8
Aug 23, 2009 Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon - Sprint View
2:10:19 409 / 1671 2 / 29
Sep 13, 2009 Reston Triathlon Triathlon - International Distance View
3:01:02
Jun 13, 2010 Eagleman Aquabike Other - Other None