JACKSON – Two Township residents rowed their way to success as part of the annual Monmouth County Park System Timberbrook Triathlon held recently at the Manasquan Reservoir.
The natural scenery of 1,200 acre reservoir provides an exceptional setting for this event that is held every October.
For the second year in a row township residents Frank Kus, Brian Eberhart and Linda Lensch of Tinton Falls won the Team Canoe Mixed Category with a time of 59:02.80.
“The Timberbrook Triathlon offers athletes a different kind of challenge,” Eberhart said. “Our time this year was seven minutes faster than 2018. The first leg of the triathlon, the three-mile course was run by Frank (age 57).”
“For the second leg of the triathlon Linda (age 61) paddled two miles on the Manasquan Reservoir in her outrigger canoe,” Eberhart said.
The last leg of the triathlon was one time around the five-mile Manasquan Reservoir and was completed by Eberhart, (age 62).
“We have only participated in 2018 and 2019 but we wish we would have known about it sooner as I have seen race results from 2005. It is always awesome to defend a previous year Championship,” Eberhart said.
Eberhart noted that “the next closet team was only a minute and 14 seconds behind us. This year had approximately 100 participants.”
For information about the Timberbrook Triathlon including its dates and times visit monmouthcountyparks.com.