Swim, Bike, Run & Smile

It’s been a long hot summer. Our team has been out racing and volunteering at events all over the country. Throughout this record heat wave you have been out there staying active. August is the month when many of us are in peak form and there are tons of races coming up. Below are a couple I’d really like to highlight:

This year is the 20th anniversary of the Granite Bay Triathlon. It will be held on August 26th. The Top Three Teams will receive TRI Club Champion Trophies, prize packages from Rocklin Endurance Sports, and five FREE entries to the Golden State Triathlon on October 8th at Discovery Park in Sacramento. In addition, TBF are asking each TRI Club to put together a “Club Prize” from their own local area (perhaps a case of beer from a local brewery, or bottles of locally grown wine) in addition as a part of a “Winner Take All” prize bounty presented to the winning team. Let me know if you’re interested in doing this race, and I’ll get the club registered.

Shasta Tinman is coming up fast and there are still a couple of spots left in the race reimbursement program (see the club race section below for details). If you aren’t racing, come out and volunteer. This is a fun race with a great family atmosphere. Many of our members will be camping at the Lake Siskiyou Resort and we will have some group activities (like s’mores) at my campsite.


Practice Triathlon at Black Butte Lake:

The annual CTC Practice Tri will be held August 20th at Black Butte Lake at the Buckhorn Recreation Area. We will have kayak support for the swim and a pot luck BBQ afterward. Please bring a side or dessert. The fun starts at 10 AM.



It’s hot out there. Stay hydrated! Don’t over do it.

Swim at One Mile:

The swim at One Mile starts this Friday! Arrive between 6:30 and 7:00 AM to swim some laps in the Sycamore pool. This is a great intro to open water. The water has been pretty, so wetsuits are optional.

The River Road TTs:  August 3 is the next time trial date. The Time Trials are held the first Thursday of the month. First rider goes at 6:01PM. The starting line is where W. 5th Ave turns into River Road (Near the corner of Miller Ave).

Wednesday Night “50” Rides:

The ‘50’ rides have begun for the year!

Fun 50- Meet at 5:30PM- Casual group ride, no drop, good for beginners, NO SPRINTING, no Troxel loop, 15-18mph avg, can have stretches over 20mph

Friendly 50- 5:30PM- Intermediate group ride for experienced riders, 18-20 mph avg, can have stretches in upper 20s

Fit 50- 5:30PM- Strong/faster group ride, can have sprint points, 21-23mph avg, can have stretches near 27-30mph

FAST 50- 6:00PM- Weekly World Championships, fast race ride (Cat 3 level race), several sprint points, 23-26mph avg, can have stretches over 30mph at times

All rides meet at Rosedale School in the front or side parking lots. Finish is on West Sacramento Ave or 5th near the TT start.

Decide and Ride:

Sundays, 8am, Decide and Ride monument at One-Mile, Chico CA North side of Sycamore Pool.

The Friday Rides: The rides will resume in the Spring of 2017. This a week-by-week invite ride. If you do not RSVP the ride will be cancelled. Contact Shawn Hughes at amigohughes@ gmail . com if you are interested in the ride.

Runs:Tony English, is leading a LSD run on Sundays from the bathrooms at 5 mile at 8:00 AM. This is an easy pace 60 min. run. Time may move up depending on weather. Keep an eye on the facebook group for updates.

There is also a LSD run on Saturdays meeting at the 5 mile bathrooms at 8:00 AM.

CTC Track Workout: The track workouts have been at Chico State, but they have rotated to Durham and Paradise. Every Thursday (except the first Thursday, see TT above) meet at 5:45 PM. Check the Facebook group for updates


Race Results:

This is a shout out to anybody who has participated in a recent race. We would love to hear from you.

The race results have not been aggregated yet for July (we’ve been busy training and racing). Look for a supplement soon.

Multi-sport event results for CTC members are posted on the Results page of the website. Contact webmaster@chicotriathlonclub.com with any errors or omissions. Please send any information on a race you have participated in. This could be as simple as your name and the name of the event, your results or a race report outlining your personal experience.


Athlete of the month:

The Athlete of the Month for July is Al Masterson. Al recently raced at Pac Crest in Oregon. He is always very supportive of his teammates and is so much fun to race with.  Congratulations Al!

Please take the time to help us pick the next Athlete of the month. Just send an email to president@chicotriathlonclub.com listing your nomination.




Club Races for 2017

The Official CTC Club Races for 2017 will be:

TBF Tri for Fun    June 10th        Rancho Seco    (Sprint)

Tinman        September 3rd    Lake Siskiyou    (Sprint)  

Tinman will be eligible for the CTC race reimbursement program. The first 30 members to sign up will be reimbursed up to the $60 early bird registration price. Sign up at shastatinman.com


Other races that CTC will be supporting:

TBF Tri for REAL    July 15th        Rancho Seco    (Olympic)

Solar Duathlon    August 20th        Madras, OR        (16mi MTB, 8mi run)

TBF Granite Bay Tri, August 26th        Granite Beach    (Sprint)

TBF Golden State Tri, October 8th    Sacramento        (Sprint)


Remember: TBF is giving CTC members a 15% discount on all triathlons in the 2017 season. The code is CTC15.


Volunteer opportunities for 2017:

CTC has two volunteer events remaining for 2017:

Shasta Tinman - Sept 3

Almond Bowl-Nov 5


Ironman Tri Club Benefits:

Ironman branded races are offering new benefits for triathlon club members. Some of these benefits include early entry, priority tiered pricing, and payment plans. Visit http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/forms/single-sign-up.aspx to sign up and get more information. Make sure to update your profile with your tri club affiliation.


Have a great time running, swimming and riding this month.



Thank you,

Tony English

CTC President


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