Sunday, March 9, 2014

Newsletter March 9, 2014

Club Update
About a year and a half ago I put out a call for anyone interested in serving on an advisory board for the club to contact me. We had gotten so large and there were so many directions we could go that I thought it best if a group made decisions instead of just me. About a dozen people responded and over that time a few have left and a few more have asked to be added. So far we have incorporated the club as a non-profit and set up a bank account. Group rides, open water swims, track workouts and social activities have been started as well as the club taking over the Resolution Classic 5K. In the works is an updated website, a data base of swim, bike and running workouts, and the formation of club bylaws. Soon we will be adding insurance coverage for club members and insurance coverage for directors and officers through USAT.

The advisory board has discussed adding a nominal annual membership fee of $12.50 to cover insurance and other expenses. Our goal is to have the new secure website up by September 1 in which you will be able to pay the dues which will include all of 2015. We will have a members only access to the website which includes all the discounts offered by our sponsors as well as other information. When you pay your dues you will be able to print out a membership card which can be used for the discounts our sponsors offer. One purchase from any one of our sponsors will most likely more than earn your annual membership fee back.

If you have any questions or concerns about the direction the club is taking, please reply by e-mail to me only and please do not reply all.  We are in need of some expertise in setting up the new website so if you can help with that, please let me know.

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Bikeline Newark
Vince is organizing a Friday night get together at Newark Bikeline in April. There will a clinic on tire changing as well as special offers for Tri-Dawgs and a chance to talk to Bikeline personnel about questions you may have. You can also see their new state of the art computerized bike fit system. There is a limit on the number that can attend. If you are interested contact Vince at I will let everyone know as soon as we have a date set.

Jenn Bunora
   Haleiwa (HI) Sprint Tri   1:25:36

Commonly Asked Training Questions
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Spring Bike Tune Up
Believe it or not spring is around the corner. Click here for tune up tips.

More USAT All Americans
Congratulations to Jamie Brabson for making All American in the 20-24 AG!

Five Strength Training Exercises for Runners
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Biking Advice
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Why You Need a Swim Coach
Click here.

Track Workouts
Starting next week, we will meet on Wednesday Nights though the month of May. So, March – May, 6:00pm on St. Mark’s track with Coach Fischer.

Mike Clark Legacy Foundation
Our Tri Dawg Board of Directors met two weeks ago and we decided to partner with a local charity (Mike Clark Legacy Foundation).  For more information on MCLF and Mike Clark (a Delaware Ironman triathlete who past away in 2008), please see the attached 
The Mike Clarke Legacy Foundation (MCLF) is 100% volunteer-driven and we have two opportunities to help MCLF in 2014.

1) On May 11th, the Tri Dawgs have a opportunity to assist as course marshals during the Delaware Marathon.  We would assist the MCLF team by providing 10 volunteers to help in the Wawaset neighborhood (volunteers would be assigned a shift lasting two hours). 

2) In August, MCLF will host the Mike Clark Memorial Bide Ride. MCLF has two rest stops on the course - Ashland Nature Center and Northbrook Orchard. Both are great locations!  We would provide our Tri Dawg team tent, a table for snacks, and volunteers to take shifts at one (or both) of these rest stops.  We would like to provide 10 volunteers (again, we would have shifts). The bonus, you can ride the course after your before/after your shift. 

Please let me know or contact David Anshen ( directly if you are interested in being a volunteer.  More details will be provided as we get closer to the events.  

Lake Raystown Triathlon
My name is Ashley Reefer, I am with American Adventure Sports and we will
be hosting the first annual Lake Raystown Triathlon this May in Pa. I was
wondering if anyone from your organization would be interested in
participating or volunteering at the event? As a thank you we would offer
volunteers a free shirt and participants a discounted entry for the 70.3,
Olympic, and Sprint.

Learn more at

Have a great week!

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