Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

2018 has been an eventful year for the CTC and it’s members. We hosted our first triathlon this September, something we’ve talked about as a club since our inception. Without all of you racing or volunteering at Black Butte, it would not have been nearly as successful an event. I hope to see you all back next year. Registration is currently open for the 2019 race and the entry price increases on January 1st.

We also went through the Camp Fire, with several of our members being displaced after having lost their homes. I was so impressed by the amount of time, good, and money that you all donated to help the community of Paradise. This outpouring of support for those in need is one of the main reasons I love being a part of our club and our community.

Thank you to the Sasaki Family for opening their home for the Year End Party. It was fun to get to hang out with all of you! I also want to thank Jennifer Pothier and Mary Ann Bachus who will be leaving the board of directors. Jenni Merrell and Amy Bromelow will be joining the BOD for 2019. Officer positions will be determined at the first meeting of 2019.

The Season Launch Party will be held January 24th at 6:30 PM. Thank you to Fleet Feet Chico for once again hosting this event.




The Saturday Beginner LSD is at 9:00 AM. 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 at 6:00. The run is posted on Facebook weekly.

CTC Track Workout:

The track workouts at Chico State are held 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 done for the season, but will be starting up again in the spring.

The Sunday ride is run by Jenni Merrell. 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. Rain typically cancels.

The Crush ride will be started November 3rd. The ride leaves from One-mile at 9AM and runs about 50 miles. This is a “spirited” ride similar to the 50 rides with limited regroups. More information is available on the Chico Area Group Rides Facebook page.

The Wednesday night training rides are run by North Rim. They leave from the store at 5:30 for and generally last for 1-1 1/2 hours. Details are on the North Rim Adventure Sports Facebook page.


Race Results:

Darlene Henderson and Al Masterson competed at the Palm Springs Sprint Triathlon on December 2nd. Al placed first in the 60-64 AG and Darlene finished 3rd in the 60-64 AG.

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.



You can order CTC logo merchandise at the Squadlocker store:


Athlete of the month:

The athlete of the month will return in the Spring of 2019.

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


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