Happy training (or offseason) for the week of 11/12.

Jersey Ride:  We had a good turnout for the 2012 Jersey Ride last Saturday.  It was great weather for a casual ride along a route that visited all of our 2012 sponsors followed by a post-ride brunch at Moms.  Pictures from the ride have been posted to the Gallery page of the website.


Almond Bowl:  CTC also had a good turnout for the Almond bowl runs last Sunday, CTC's final club race of the year.  Shawn H., Lynn S., and Laura V. volunteered while, Eric A., Kristi A., Jessalyn A., Stefan A.,  Nancy B., Mitch H., Jennifer M., Christina P., Jay P., Greg W., Tammie W., and Isa W. all raced (hope I didn't miss anyone).  Race results are available here and pictures from the event have been posted the Gallery page of the website.

CTC Survey:  The CTC board wants to hear from you.  We are proud of the club that CTC has become, but we want to make it even better.  Please take a few minutes to respond to our brief survey.  Current, past, or prospective members are all invited to participate.  The online survey can be found here.

CTC Gear:  The club is developing two options for members to obtain some cool CTC gear, both of which allow items to be purchased at cost.  We will continue to have shirts, hats, visors, and other gear available for purchase at North Rim.  In addition, we will be offering a few order periods a year for nicer, custom items from Green Layer.  Samples and the first order period for Green Layer gear will be presented at the End of Year party on 12/7.  In the meantime, we still have some nice inventory at North Rim (in case you want to get a jump on your Christmas shopping).  We currently have long sleeve black tech shirts in M, L, and XL; short sleeve gray tech shirts in XS, S, M, and XL; short sleeve red tech shirts in XS and S, a women's gray jacket in M; and men's 1/4 zip jackets in gray (L, XL) and black (XL, XXL).

100 Mile Endurance Challenge:  CTC Member Blake Anderson recently achieved an amazing accomplishment, completing (and winning) a 100 mile running race October 20th in Corona, California.  Results from the event are available here.  Congratulations Blake!

Ironman Arizona:  In what will probably be the last triathlon of the season for any CTC member, Justin Waller will take on Ironman Arizona on Sunday 11/18 in Tempe.  Live coverage of the event should be available here.  Good luck Justin!

2013 Race Planning: The Races page of the website has been updated for 2013.  Club races have not yet been identified, but will be in the next few weeks.  If you have any suggestions for club races for next year, please send your input to president@chicotriathlonclub.com.

TBF Races on Sale:  Many CTC members race a lot of TBF events, and during the month of November, you can save $10 to $25 on all 2013 TBF Racing Events.

End of Year Party: The final CTC gathering of the year will be on Friday December 7th at 6:00 PM at the home of Shawn Hughes and Joanne Gilchrist, 1267 Orchard Way.  Evites with opportunity to RSVP have been sent to current club members.  If you didn't receive an Evite, please check your spam folder, and if it's not there, contact membership@chicotriathlonclub.com to verify your membership status and email address.  The club will provide a catered dinner, and agenda items will include board elections, awards for volunteers of the year, sponsor recognitions, and opening of the first order window for CTC gear from Green Layer.

Board Elections:  As announced previously on the Yahoo Group, Eric's position on the CTC board is expiring and he has decided not to seek another term.  He is however handling nominations and elections for the empty seat.  Nominations should be sent to eric@ayars.org before December 5th.  Any current CTC member is eligible to be nominated, and members may self-nominate.  Nominees will be posted to the Yahoo Group on December 5th.  The election will be conducted during the end of year party on 12/7.  For those that cannot make the party, absentee voting can be done via email to eric@ayars.org between 12/5 and 4:00 PM on 12/7.  As a matter of record, the other eight board positions will expire and will be filled by election in December 2013.

Greg Watkins

President, Chico Triathlon Club