IM FLA 70.3

Fla 2014 Kevin & BillThis was a great event and I believe Kevin Parks would agree that it’s one we would do again.  Great support on the entire course and great weather too.  I signed up for this race because I won’t do Raleigh IM 70.3 again and that this IM FLA 70.3 event would have a flat bike and run course.  Well, it’s not flat on either one, but it wasn’t that bad either.  The lake swim had a “M” layout and all the buoys were to your right the entire time, with the exception of the two column buoys where you made left turns. The bike course was fast with a lot of rollers, but no hills to compare to what we ride out here.  The run course had two good size hills, one right after the other.  The three loop course broke up the run up nicely and it was great seeing a crowd cheering you on on each loop.

Kevin’s elite friend crashed his bike and got banged up pretty bad but he’s okay.  Kevin also saw two bike crashes on the course and I only saw a few people with bike issues.  The one thing I changed, from my other races, was not to go so fast on the bike course and hopefully be able to run and it worked.  It made for a very enjoyable day.

So, if you want to do an out-of-state Ironman branded event I would encourage you to check IM FLA 70.3 out for next year.  WTO and Haines City did an outstanding job and you can’t beat the weather.

Bill

Exciting Things Happening at H-CTC This Spring

Come join the fun on Monday, April 28th 6:45pm at Ridge Road Middle School.  We are going to do a group running workout with Scott Glover.  Followed by a gathering at Pippa’s on Eastfield!

Don’t forget the Huntersville Sprint Tri on Sunday, April 27th.  We have six (6) relay teams and a good group on individuals.  Go H-CTC!

Mark your calendar for the Carolina Half on Sunday, May 4th, we are trying to have a large H-CTC volunteer representation.  Remember volunteering isn’t just on May 4th.  Jones Racing will need help days before and many shifts the day of racing!  This is a great way for us to get our club name out to people.

Order #2 for uniforms has been placed.  We should receive them in 4-5 weeks.  Can’t wait to see everyone out there in our new H-CTC uniforms!

On Friday, April 10th information will  be posted about H-CTC kids uniform.  It’s so wonderful to see our youth out in our club uniforms and enjoying the sport too.

The TRI season has begun, please remember to post on facebook, twitter and especially Race Reach when you are racing.  Not just TRI’s but road/trail races, any races.  It’s a great way to see what everyone is doing plus let’s us know what is going on around our region.

Also, take photos at any and all events.  Members love to see other members training and racing.  Send them to an officer and/or post them yourself on facebook!

2nd Uniform Deadline Fast Approaching!

413103_Page_01.jpgHornets – we are placing our final uniform order this Spring this Wednesday! Hurry and place your order on the www.racereach.com site before noon on Wednesday to get your gear! The uniforms look great this year….contact Scott if you have specific questions!

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