CTC-A place to have fun, learn and explore your talents.

We had a very successful 2019 Season Launch Party in January. Welcome again to all our new members and our renewing members. We are so happy to have you as part of our club. Also, another big Thank You to Fleet Feet for hosting and providing pizza and refreshments. CTC would not exist without our generous sponsors and the best way to thank them is by patronizing their business/services. Please check out the CTC website to see a list of our current sponsors http://www.chicotriathlonclub.com/index.php

On March 10th we will be holding our General Meeting at 1 pm at the Madison Bear Gardens. We will have fit samples for our uniforms and information on when and how to order CTC uniforms and merchandise. We will go over our 2019 club races and share information on our race reimbursement program. Also, our newest club sponsor Michelle Largent DC-owner/chiropractor at Chico Spine & Wellness will be giving a presentation.

Don’t forget…..this September CTC will be hosting the Black Butte Triathlon again and we look forward to seeing our members compete and also help us make the event a continued success. Registration is currently open for the 2019 race and the entry price increases on April 1st.

Training

Runs:

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 Saturday’s meeting at the 5 mile bathrooms at 8:00 AM.

The Monday Night Run meets at WIldwood at 6:00 PM. The run is posted on Facebook weekly.

CTC Track Workout:

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

Cycling Workouts:

The Friday ride is finished 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 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 PM for and generally last for 1-1 1/2 hours. Details are on the North Rim Adventure Sports Facebook page.

Swims:

The Friday morning “open water” swim workouts will resume after Memorial Day when the One Mile pool is open.

2019 Club Races

We have chosen the following 4 races to compete in as a club. We’ll plan to have the CTC banner and tent set up when able, to have a place to meet before and after the events:

TBF Folsom International (Olympic, super sprint & aquabike) May 11

TBF Tri for Fun- (sprint & super sprint) June 8

Mount Shasta Tinman- (sprint & relay) September 1

Black Butte Triathlon- (Olympic, sprint, duathlon & relay) September 14

Volunteer opportunities

Karen English has created the following list of volunteer opportunities for the Club:

March 2nd Bidwell Classic

March 31st Time Trial at Chico Stage Race

May 5th Celebration of Life 5 K

September 14th Black Butte Triathlon

November Almond Bowl

Please respond to the call out to volunteers when they are posted.

 

Race Results

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 at any time: https://teamlocker.squadlocker.com/#/lockers/118241?_k=xw05zt

 

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 president@chicotriathlonclub.com listing your nomination.

 

Race Discounts

Several race directors have offered discounts to CTC members. Please contact me if you would like information on the discount code:

TBF (Total Body Fitness) racing-all multisport events 15% discount http://totalbodyfitness.com/site/races/

Golden Gate Duathlon by Wolfpack events-March 30th

http://wolfpackevents.com/calendar/171

Santa Barbara Triathlon- August 23-25-$15 off entry and One FREE ENTRY to the first CTC member who is interested.

https://www.santabarbaratriathlon.com/

 

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,

Joanne Gilchrist

CTC President

 

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