Weekend Race Results!

Congratulations to all Triton teammates racing at the Treasure State Triathlon and Ironman Coeur d’Alene! For now, here are the Triton race result summaries. A separate race report or two are in the works. If you have content or would like to make a contribution, please let me know. Better yet, just add your comments by clicking the comment link for this post below. Looks like Dan Martin already has the thread rolling. What an amazing weekend, and for me, a supremely satisfying one. Likely more later. Train on, Race on!

CONGRATS TO TRITONS QUALIFYING FOR USA TRIATHLON NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS!
Ironman Coeur d’Alene
Dan Martin & Art Thompson met the qualifying time standards for the USA Long Course Triathlon National Championship. The event will be held on October 2 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The Championship is the sole qualifying event for the 2011 ITU Long Course World Championships in Las Vegas on November 5, 2011. The top 20 finishers in each age group at the National Championship qualify to represent Team USA at the 2011 World Championships.

Treasure State Triathlon
For finishing first in their age group, Laurie Thatcher, Margo Hickman, and Molly Hayes qualified for USA Triathlon National Championships. The event will be held on September 25 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The Championship qualifies athletes for the 2011 ITU World Championships in Beijing, China. Slots on Team USA will be available to the top 18 finishers per age group, with slots rolling down to 25th place.

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Ironman 70.3 Boise

THANKS TO TEAMMATE JULIE ZICKOVICH FOR THIS RACE REPORT! Among 126 racers in her W30-34 age group, Julie finished 15th, with a fast time of 5:37:43. Nice.

Boise 70.3

Boise has a unique 2pm start time which sounds great on paper. You can sleep in, eat a big breakfast, hang out and get ready to race. In reality, I decided it means anxiety all night long, anxiety all morning long, and more anxiety into the afternoon. By 1:45 when the race officials moved us out of the hot transition area onto the hot pavement of the boat ramp to wait another 45 minutes, I felt pretty much done. Not a good way to start the day. The swim was slow with lots of people trying to drown me, but I persevered and felt really good at the end of the swim. I guess that means a harder effort next time.

As we waited on the hot pavement, the wind had really picked up. It was blowing, hard. I was ready to sit in and work on the bike. I knew I could do it, but there were so many people which got to be frustrating and made it really hard to settle in. The course was technical with lots of turns and cones. It was fun at first to try and go through the corners fast and I felt really good about my bike handling skills, however, after being beaten by the wind for 75% of the ride, it was all I could do to get to the transition. I have never been so happy to be off my bike as I was that day.

The run was really nice, down by the river in the shade and out of the wind. The aid stations and fans were amazing and supportive. I felt strong on my run which is good since the bike was so hard. The first couple of miles are always hard, but as they begin to countdown it is easier to reflect on the day and look forward to the finish. The finish line was so much fun, a huge chute with lots of people cheering.

Later that evening I met up with Aubrey to drink a couple of beers and reflect on the day. We ended up at a booty shaking contest. Funny!!! I don’t think that is one contest I have any desire to win. Boise was not my greatest race, but from what I have read it was hard on a lot of people, so I am going to take it.

Thanks for reading. Julie

No Excuses

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Treasure State Triathlon, Headwaters Half Iron, Bozeman Running Company!

By now, many of you already know that Tony Brendgard recently sold Fleet Feet. Fleet Feet has been a solid fixture in the Bozeman triathlon community for years. The establishment founded and directed our local Treasure State Triathlon and Headwaters Half Iron. Casey Jermyn is the new owner, and now operating the store as the Bozeman Running Company. Tony, rather than the Bozeman Running Company, will continue to direct the Treasure State Triathlon and Headwaters Half Iron.

Naturally, given the multifaceted transition at the store, the Bozeman rumor mill is running on overtime, especially with respect to the status of the races. Seeking the truth, I recently spoke with Tony and Casey. Here’s the short story, including welcoming remarks from the Bozeman Running Company. Good luck to Tony and Casey in their new endeavors, and to all racers participating at the Treasure State Triathlon on Sunday! Race on.

TREASURE STATE TRIATHLON
The race is definitely ON for Sunday. Given his sale of the store, Tony is currently “critically shallow” for volunteers. 5 volunteers would work. 15 would be better. On pace with recent races, approximately seventy five racers have already signed up. Packet pick-up will continue to be available at the store. To volunteer, please contact Tony at mtmultisport@gmail.com. Let’s support the race!

HEADWATERS HALF IRON
The race is definitely ON for July 25th. Well ahead of last year’s pace, approximately twenty five racers have already signed up. If the I-90 bridge reconstruction at Three Forks is not completed by race day, the event will move to Bozeman. Likely, two and half laps around the Pond, and a bike loop up Bridger Canyon. Current entrants are aware of this possibility, and on board.

BOZEMAN RUNNING COMPANY

Hello Triton Members,

My name is Casey Jermyn and I wanted to send you a quick email to introduce myself. I just recently purchased the Fleet Feet store here in Bozeman and am now operating under Bozeman Running Company. I would like to extend an invitation to develop a working relationship between the Bozeman Running Company and your club.

My number one priority with the Bozeman Running Company is to become more involved in the running and triathlon community. Going forward we will continue to carry triathlon gear, as well as an extensive collection of nutrition products. By next year, we hope to be able to support local charity races and events by providing timing equipment, course markers and packet pick up. If there is anything that I can do to help support the Triton club please let me know.

To kick off new beginnings, I would like to offer current Triton members a 10% discount on all footwear, apparel and nutrition products in our store.

We look forward to meeting your club and supporting your events in the future.

Happy Running!

Casey Jermyn

bozemanrunningcompany@gmail.com

Ironman Television Coverage

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Don’t miss your chance to watch Ironman!

2010 Ford Ironman St. George – Monday, June 21st, 11:00 AM EST & Thursday, June 24th, 10:30 AM EST. Universal Sports. Broadcast is likely available only on television. The Universal Sports channel is not available in Montana. Check for possible online broadcast at www.universalsports.com.

2010 Ford Ironman Coeur d’Alene – Sunday, June 27th, ~7:00 AM MST. Universal Sports. Broadcast is likely available only online at www.universalsports.com. Check listing for actual broadcast start time.

2009 Ford Ironman World Championship – August 8th, 3:00 PM EST. NBC

2010 Ford Ironman World Championship – December 18, 4:00 PM EST. NBC

Bozeman Children’s Triathlon Saturday! Race Volunteers Needed, Too!

7th ANNUAL BOZEMAN CHILDREN’S TRIATHLON
City of Bozeman Recreation Department Event for Children Ages 6-12
Saturday, June 19
Bogert Park, 325 South Church, Bozeman

Children’s swim, bike and run. The Children’s Triathlon is a fun opportunity for children to get exposure to participating in a triathlon race. Children will be divided by age. All groups will start in waves at Bogert Pool, ride along the Gallagator Trail, and run around Bogert Park. Participants will need to provide their own equipment, and bike helmets are required. Pre-registration is required at the Beall Park Recreation Center, 415 N. Bozeman Ave. $10 for City residents, $12.50 for non-City residents. #412293-2A.

SATURDAY MORNING TIMETABLE
8:15 AM – Check-In, Receive Numbers
8:30 AM – Participant Meeting
9:00 AM – Race Starts

City Recreation Department needs race volunteers! To support the race from approximately 8:15 AM – 10:30 AM Saturday morning, please contact Jamie Saitta at jsaitta@bozeman.net or 582-2290. Tell her you’re a Triton!

Foster Grant Ironman 70.3 World Championship

Here’s another dose of inspiration — the trailer for the 2009 Foster Grant Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Clearwater, Florida. Don’t forget. NBC will air the Championship this Sunday at 2:00 PM, Mountain time. Check it out!

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