CTC President’s Report October 2019

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

Fall is upon us and the racing season is winding down. Now is a great time to start planning for next year’s race calendar. We will be finalizing the CTC club races soon. Don’t miss out on our Year End Party on November 23rd where you can find out what races everyone has planned for 2020 and congratulate each other on a great 2019 season. We will also be conducting CTC Board elections during the party. If you would like to nominate someone (or yourself) for a position on the Board please send an email to webmaster@chicotriathlonclub.com

Our next club event is right around the corner. Join us for the fun, no drop Jersey Ride on Saturday November 9th at 10 am. Wear your CTC gear including the 10 year anniversary jersey or Honey Run Covered Bridge jersey, for a 16 mile ride (approximately 1.5 hours) starting at The Bear and finishing up with lunch out on the patio.

We are still reveling in the success of the Black Butte Triathlon. We had a record number of participants and many generous sponsors and volunteers who made this event possible. We were also able to provide the Orland Volunteer Fire Department $1000 as our race beneficiary. Thank you to everyone who supported our race.

Did you miss out on ordering a Honey Run Covered Bridge jersey?!? Read on for more details on how to order. The last order generated over $800 in proceeds for the rebuild efforts.



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 Park near the bathrooms at 6:00 PM. Bring headlamps. The run is posted on Facebook weekly.

CTC Track Workout:

The track workouts are on hiatus until the Spring.

Cycling Workouts:

The Friday rides will resume 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 (treasurer@chicotriathlonclub.com). Also keep an eye on the Facebook page, she will usually post details there as well. Rain typically cancels.


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

InMotion hosts an organized swim workout with stroke drills on Tues/Thurs from 8:30-9:30 am which is free to InMotion members and $50 a month for non-members.

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

New volunteer opportunities will be coming soon for 2020!

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

The Honey Run Covered Bridge Jerseys are once again available with shipping just in time for Christmas. Proceeds from the jerseys will go towards the Honeyrun Bridge rebuild fund. There are mountain bike style jersey’s available during this order. Orders will close on November 18th. https://www.voler.com/browse/cat2/?cat=grp&store=31909

Athlete of the month

The athlete of the month for September 2019 is Shauna Michaels. Shauna is an encouraging member, always smiling and making sure everyone is included and recognized. She completed several races this season including her first sprint tri. Be on the look out for her interview to find out more about Shauna.  

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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