CTC President’s Report November 2019

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

We had a great year end and volunteer appreciation party. I am amazed at how generous and dedicated our community is in supporting local running events by volunteering and also for all the sponsors and volunteers who made the Black Butte triathlon/duathlon such a success this year. Thanks again to everyone.

CTC members had a very successful 2019 season. We had many firsts, personal bests, podium finishes, and both national and world qualifying times. Over the past 10 years of the club we have had over 1,200 multisport race starts. However, one of the biggest attributes of CTC is the number of new friendships formed and new training partners gained. Our club consists of so many encouraging and inspiring athletes.

Registration for the 2020 Black Butte triathlon/duathlon is opening on Black Friday November 29th . The race will be held on September 12, 2020. Be sure to register as soon as you can, to get the best deal on registration: http://blackbuttetriathlon.org/



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.

There is also a community Sunday 9 am LSD (Long Steady Distance) ride that meets at One Mile. Pace is typically 18-19 mph and there are many options for early turns back in to town during the ride.


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

All our club events have concluded for the year. Our first event in 2020 is our launch party, scheduled for Thursday January 23rd at 6:30 pm at Fleet Feet.

2019 Club Races

We have completed all our club races for the year. Congrats to everyone who participated. We’ll decide on our 2020 club races soon. Please let me know if you have any suggestions.

Volunteer opportunities

Our first volunteer opportunity for 2020 is the Frost or Fog on Saturday January 25th. You can sign up to volunteer online: http://www.underthesunevents.org/frostorfog.html

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 Honeyrun 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 October 2019 is Darlene Henderson. Darlene has been competing in the sport of triathlon for many years and embodies the multisport lifestyle. Darlene had a tremendous season and demonstrates that dedicated training leads to amazing results.

We will also be recognizing a Volunteer of the month. This month Karen English is the deserving recipient. Karen was on the Black Butte Triathlon race committee for 2019 and also was CTC’s volunteer coordinator for all our volunteer events throughout the year. Her effort and enthusiasm is much appreciated.  


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 and Happy Holidays!

Joanne Gilchrist

CTC President


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