It was great to see all of you at the End of Year Party and Board of Director Elections. Shawn Hughes, Joanne Gilchrist, Jason Berry, Laura VanDerVoort, and Tony English were re-elected for another 2 year term.

Save the Date: January 25, 2018 will be the Season Launch Party hosted by Fleet Feet Sports Chico. There will be a guest speaker, beer, pizza, and all of your favorite tri club people.  

Speaking of Saving Dates: The Black Butte Triathlon is returning for 2018 and CTC will be putting it on. The race will be taking place on Saturday, September 15. We will need volunteers to help with all aspects of planning and for race day. Contact Shawn Hughes if you would like to help out.


The weather has been amazing that last couple of weeks, enjoy it while it lasts!


The Saturday Beginner LSD is at 9:00 AM for the off-season. It is a slower paced beginner run going for up to 60 minutes. Meet at the 5-Mile Recreation Area near the bathrooms.

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

The Monday Night Run meets at Wildwood park at 6:00. Keep an eye on the Facebook group for more info. Bring a headlamp.

CTC Track Workout:

The track workouts have ended for the season, however keep an eye on the Facebook group as there may be some people still headed to the track on Thursdays for some speed work.

Sunday Ride:

The Sunday ride is new for the fall. It starts at 10:00 AM. Location, route, and mileage will vary. Jenni Merrell will be coordinating the ride. Similar to the Friday ride, you must contact Jenni to get on her email list for the ride info.

Race Results:

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

Congratulations to all the athletes who participated in the Tinman, Golden State Triathlon, and the Ironman World Championship in Kona (and others). We will have the results posted on the CTC website soon.

Multi-sport event results for CTC members are posted on the Results page of the website. Contact 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 November is Mitch Harrell. Mitch recently completed his first Ironman in Arizona. With all of that training it took to become an Ironman, Mitch has been a frequent attendee of CTC workouts. Mitch is always very kind, optimistic, and inspiring. Congratulations Mitch!

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


Club Races for 2017 are all complete.

The 2018 Club Races will be determined by the new BOD in January.


Volunteer opportunities for 2018:

Frost or Fog, January 20, 2018

Other club sponsored volunteer events will be decided by the BOD in January.


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 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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