Registration is now open for the Black Butte Triathlon. The race will be taking place on Saturday, September 15, 2018. The price for the race has just been lowered, but CTC members can race for free with the race reimbursement program. If you have already registered at the old price, don’t worry. You will be reimbursed for the old early reg price. Volunteers for the race should sign up using the Sign Up Genius link on the race website. For more information go to http://blackbuttetriathlon.org

Due to popular demand, a second Tri 101 has been scheduled for August 18th at Black Butte. This is a great way to learn about triathlon, including a swim, a bike, a run, and a transition clinic. The clinic will begin promptly at 9:00 AM so the athletes can be in the water by 9:30.

Training:

Training is in full swing. People are out swimming riding and running everyday. Keep an eye on the Facebook group for updates. If you don’t see a workout that fits your schedule, feel free to post yours and invite others to join you.

Runs:

The Saturday Beginner LSD is at 8:00 AM for the hot days of summer. It is a slower paced beginner run going for up to 60 minutes. Meet at the 5-Mile Recreation Area near the bathrooms. This ride will move back to 9:00 AM when the weather starts to cool.

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

The Monday Night Run meets at One-mile at 6:00. Keep an eye on the Facebook group for more info.

CTC Track Workout:

Track workouts are held at the Chico State Track every Thursday at 5:45. The details will be posted weekly on the Facebook group, so keep an eye out for changes.

Cycling Workouts:

The Friday ride is great for beginners and experienced riders alike. The typical ride is about 26 miles. Start times change based on sunset. To get the start time and other ride details, contact Shawn Hughes.

The Sunday ride is run by Jenni Merrill. Location, route, and distance vary from week to week. Email Jenni to get the weekly details. Also keep an eye on the Facebook page, she will usually post details there as well.

The 50 rides meet on Wednesday in front of Rosedale Elementary. They start at the spring time change, and end near the fall time change

Two groups meet at 5:30PM. If you don’t know which group is which, ask!

The Fun 50, which is a no drop ride with a very casual feel. Expect to see speeds at 16-18MPH

The Fit 50, as the name suggest is a bit more racey. Certain sprints along the way and  more aggressive ride expect to see speeds of 18-24 MPH

At 6:00PM

The Fast 50 meets. This is the fastest ride in town, speeds are hard to predict. but expect to see an average of 24 MPH, with the occasional surge of over 30MPH.

Come on this only if you are a self supported rider, as this is race  like ride.

Swim Workouts:

The Friday swim continues through Labor Day. Swimmers are hitting the water between 6 and 7 AM for a coached swim workout. Details are posted weekly on the Facebook group.

Yoga?

Yes, Yoga. A group of CTC members, led by Jen Stuart and Tammie Watkins, have started a workout doing stretching and core strength at Wildwood on Tuesday evenings. The details will be posted on the facebook group.

Race Results:

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

CTC sent a huge contingent to IM 70.3 Santa Rosa. We had more than 10 athletes and a ton of fan support. Results will be posted 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.

Merchandise

You can order CTC logo merchandise at the Squadlocker store: https://teamlocker.squadlocker.com/#/lockers/118241?_k=xw05zt

The latest order from Champion Systems has arrived. If you placed an order, please contact Tony English to arrange for pick-up.

Athlete of the month:

The Athlete of the Month for July is James Jackson. James won his age group in his first race, Xterra Tahoe City. In addition to being a great athlete, James recently got married.  Congratulations James!

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.

2018 Club Races

TBF Granite Bay    – Aug 25th

Tinman         – Sept. 2nd

Black Butte         – Sept 15th              

2018 Club Events    

  • Practice Tri         – Aug 18th                            

  • End of the Year Party – TBA

  • 2018 Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Black Butte          - Sept. 15th

  • Almond Bowl     – Nov.

 

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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