CTC President’s Report September 2019

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The Black Butte Triathlon and Duathlon was a HUGE success with over 130 people registered!!!! Congratulations to everyone who participated and thank you to everyone who volunteered to ensure this was a great event. There was tough competition for the racers and some challenging conditions with the heat, but everyone finished safely. I cannot thank our dedicated race committee enough for the countless hours of planning and organizing and for everyone who volunteered to set up the event and to be out there on the course on race day, out on the water, in transition, on the bike course and on the run course. We also have so much gratitude to the race sponsors including our main sponsor Losi Dermatology.  Thank you SO MUCH, we cannot put on this event without sponsors and committed volunteers :)

The Chico Tri Club also had a great showing at the Mt. Shasta Tinman over Labor Day. We enjoyed a fun time up in Siskiyou participating in this beautiful event and many stayed for the weekend to attend the Mt. Shasta Blackberry music festival too. Such a fun time with great friends.

As fall is upon us, the race season is starting to wind down. However there are still a few more races on the calendar including the final TBF triathlon the Golden State triathlon this Sunday September 29th http://totalbodyfitness.com/site/race/golden-state-triathlon-2019/ and a fun local event, the UC Davis Aggieathalon on October 13th which includes a pool swim http://www.ucdaggieathlon.com/

There is also the annual Forest Ranch Time Trial scheduled for this Sunday September 29th. This is an approximately 11 mile timed ride from the bottom of Hwy 32 at Bruce road up to the beginning of Forest Ranch. Free to participate. Registration starts at 8:30 am.



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 One Mile in lower Bidwell Park at 6:00 PM. The run is posted on Facebook weekly.

CTC Track Workout:

The track workouts are on hiatus until the spring.

Cycling Workouts:

The Friday rides occur at 5:45 PM on most weeks. Please email Shawn Hughes (vice_president@chicotriathlonclub.com) if you would like to be added to the email distribution list for ride updates.

The Sunday ride is run by Jenni Merrell. Location, route, and distance vary from week to week. Email Jenni to get the weekly details (treasurer@chicotriathlonclub.com). Also keep an eye on the Facebook page, she will usually post details there as well. Rain typically cancels.

The Wednesday night “50” group rides occur weekly but will soon be over due to the time change and diminishing day light.  They leave from Rosedale Elementary school. The Fun 50 starts at 5:30 PM. This ride is typically 17-19 mph, no drop, friendly and supportive group ride with no sprints until the end of the ride. The Fit 50 starts at 5:30 PM and typically is 21-24 mph, faster group ride with intermediate sprint points. The Fast 50 leaves at 6 PM and is 24+mph, advanced ride mainly targeted to Cat 3 and above bike racers.


The One Mile open water swim workouts will resume in the spring.

2019 Club Events

Check out the CTC website for more details.

Year End Party: November 23rd at the Arc Pavilion on Park Ave in Chico.

2019 Club Races

We have completed all our club races for the year. Congrats to everyone who participated.

Volunteer opportunities

We have the following volunteer opportunities remaining for the Club:

November 3rd 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.


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 for August 2019 is Sven Bromelow. Sven has been a member of CTC since 2015 but had several “first” this season. Be on the look out for his interview to find out more about Sven.

For 2019, the Athlete of the Month will consist of recognition of a club member who has contributed to the club in a positive way. This can be from volunteering, participating in club workouts, encouraging others or by competing in a multisport event. The Athlete of the Month will be invited by a CTC Board Member to answer some interview questions if interested, so we can share some information about them with our club.

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 (president@chicotriathlonclub.com) if you would like information on the discount code:

USAP Events- 15% discount on races. www.usapevents.com

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

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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