Friday, October 17, 2014

Newsletter October 16, 2014

Greater Atlantic Club Championships
For the second year in a row we won the club championship with 628 points. Turks Head was second with 460 point and Wooden Wheels was third with 304. It didn't quite match our 932 points from last year but it was good enough to best 210 other teams.We had a string of second place finishes dating back to 2008 but we've now put together two solid years of being on top. Congratulations to everyone who participated in those races this year. We will focus next year on getting over that 1000 point mark.

Greater Atlantic Multisport Series
The following Tri-Dawgs earned podium spots for the overall series. We have about 350 members on the club so please let me know if I inadvertently missed your name.
Mike Welch   3rd overall
Brett Saunders   5th overall
Jocelyn Saunders   4th overall
Brian Welch   2nd 25-29
Doug Repetti   2nd 60-64
Roy Hall   2nd 70-74
Kristy Burnett   1st 25-29
Liz Sylves   1st 35-39
Katrina Dowidchuk   1st 40-44
Susanne Vanzijl   2nd 40-44
Joanne Mullen    1st Athena  

Swim Practice
Click here for the practice.

Resolution Classic 5K
I got about half a dozen offers to help last week so I am still in need of a bit more especially course marshals.  All but course marshal help will also allow you to race should you choose to do both. We always have a very fun post race gathering of the Dawgs in the gym. Below is a list of help that I need. Please let me know if you would like to volunteer. 
Pre/Post race refreshments
Pack race bags
Race day registration
Course marshals
Coordinate silent auction

Silent Auction
I'm going to make another attempt to have an auction at our Resolution Classic 5K. We don't have any sponsors and this gives us  hedge money-wise in case we have bad weather and a low turn out for the race. I have leads on about 15 possible donors and someone who is willing to help with this. I could use one or two more to help out and do some legwork. You need not be at the race. 

Please let me know if you have something work related or hobby related, etc. that you could donate to be auctioned or have a lead that we could follow up on. If you have season tickets and you could donate a pair that would be awesome.

Second Annual Dinner
Planning has begun to put this together since it was so successful last year. This time we will be having it at a local restaurant to be named. We will also move it to January to avoid all the holiday festivities. Kristen Lepley is chairing this so contact her if you would like to help out.

IM World Championships
Very exciting finish to this race especially on the women's side where history was made. Very cool to be able to watch it live on internet. Click here for the race wrap up and results.

Bike Envy
Did you catch yourself drooling over some of the rides in Kona? Click here to see Caroline Steffen's sweet looking Cervelo P5 and click here to see Linsey Corbin's Trek.

Cape Henlopen Sprint Tri
Brett Saunders   1st overall   54:30
Bryan Tingle   1:06:20
Doug Repetti   1:14:50   2nd AG
Eric Robson   1:14:58   3rd AG
Joanne Mullen   1:23:13   1st Athena
Kathy Testa   1:31:25
Roy Hall   1:32:43   2nd AG

Cape Henlopen Sprint Duathlon
Mike Welch   52:44   1st overall
Brian Welch   54:13   2nd overall
Lisa Smagala   1:18:19   2nd AG

Grant Money Available
Anyone have experience in grant writing? The Delaware Health and Social Services Division of Public Health is offering grant money up to $40,000 for programs that promote physical activity. Maybe this could be tied in with the Tri-Dawgs. If you are interested see the attachment.

Race Report (Survival of the Mills)
Its modeled on The Survival of the Shawangunks
Its a multi-stage race, meaning nothing is too long, though some of the legs are challenging.    You start with an easy 1+ trail run and an also easy 9 mile bike.   You then do a zany 2 mile trail run to the lake, where you either alligator-wrestle your wetsuit or you suck it up and enjoy the ice-cream-headache inducing hypothermia for a .4 mile swim.    Then you do a very entertaining 2+ mile trail run back to your bike (which is roughly how long it took for the feeling to come back to my fingers) to repeat the 9 mile bike prior to running the last 5k trail run.     
Its a new race and a little odd, but it was a great way to end the season.  Thoroughly entertaining.   
Dave Smallwood

Secrets to Running Injury Free
Click here.

Eagleman 70.3 and Ironman Maryland
The Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay in Cambridge, the Official Host Hotel for IRONMAN 70.3 Eagleman (June 14th, 2015) and IRONMAN Maryland (October 3rd, 2015) will make rooms available for both events at 9:00 am on Monday October 20th. Call 800 233 1234 on Monday to make a reservation.

Even the Pros Have Bad Days
Click here to see what went wrong on race day in Kona for some of these pros.

Have a great weekend!

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