Bozeman Tritons Triathlon – 3-Month Update

BOZEMAN TRIATHLON CLUB ANNOUNCES BOZEMAN TRITONS TRIATHLON
USA Triathlon Sanctioned Event Offers Races for All Ages, Abilities, Entire Family
During Fun-filled Weekend of July 30, 31 at East Gallatin Recreation Area

It’s hard to believe that we are 3 months out from the race weekend.  Even harder to believe it when it just won’t stop snowing in Bozeman!  It seems that only the hardiest are riding outside (our MultiRider Computrainer facility is getting a workout this spring).  But the pond is ice-free, the roads are occasionally dry, and the Montana triathlon season is off to it’s normal start with the Grizzly Triathlon in Missoula last weekend.

Registrations are coming in at a nice steady pace.  The Long Course race is ahead of the total number of registrations from either of the previous two years so that is shaping up to be a strong field.  We have both coasts, 8 states, and two countries represented, so come join the fun on Montana’s only Long Course Tri.  The Sprint/Jr race is filling up nicely, also, with a strong field of veterans and first-timers in the mix.

Once again, Rudy Project has stepped to the plate and is providing top-notch prizes for the top three men and women places in both the Long Course and Sprint races.  Rudy Project is the official helmet and eyewear sponsor for the race and the Bozeman Triathlon Club.  They are offering 30% OFF of Rudy Project Eyewear & Helmets for our Event Friends! Act fast, click http://www.e-rudy.com/go/multi to take advantage.

Complete race details can be found at www.bozemantritons.org/tritonstri.  Train hard and we’ll see you in a few months!

-Tony

Other Triton Contact Information:
Website: www.bozemantritons.org
Blog: www.bozemantritons.wordpress.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/BozemanTritons
Face book: Find Us @ Bozeman Triathlon Club

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Bozeman Tritons Triathlon

BOZEMAN TRIATHLON CLUB ANNOUNCES BOZEMAN TRITONS TRIATHLON
USA Triathlon Sanctioned Event Offers Races for All Ages, Abilities, Entire Family
During Fun-filled Weekend of July 30, 31 at East Gallatin Recreation Area

The Bozeman Triathlon Club welcomes triathletes to the Bozeman Tritons Triathlon. The Bozeman Tritons Triathlon includes sprint, youth, junior races, and the first and only long course triathlon in Montana.

Race distances are available for all ages and abilities, virtually the entire family. Formerly known as the Treasure State Triathlon and Headwaters Half, these scenic and challenging races have been a fixture in the Gallatin Valley since 2006.

Participants may race in the junior, sprint or long course race as an individual or a team. The Club is fueling the multisport lifestyle at East Gallatin Recreation Area, Bozeman, Montana, over one fun-filled weekend on July 30-31, 2011.

Registration for the youth races, ages 6-15, is available at the Bozeman Recreation Department, 415 North Bozeman. Registration, course maps, and additional information for the junior, sprint and long course races are available at www.bozemantritons.org/tritonstri.

BOZEMAN TRITONS TRIATHLON RACES
Youth Race — Ages 6-15. 9:00 AM, Saturday, July 30.
The Tritons are teaming up with the City of Bozeman Recreation Department for the annual Bozeman classic — the Children’s Triathlon. New for 2011 — the East Gallatin Recreation Area venue, race distance options, and races for ages 6-15, expanding the entry this year to include the 13-15 age group.

Youth can select one of three distance options: (1) Short Course / Red (ages 6 – 12) 50 meter swim, 1 kilometer bike, 0.35 kilometer Run; (2) Intermediate Course / Blue (ages 6 – 12) 50 meter swim, 2 kilometer bike, 0.70 kilometer run; or (3) Long Course / Gold (ages 13 – 15) 200 meter swim, 8 kilometer bike, 2 kilometer run.

Check-in begins at 8:15 AM, with a 9:00 AM race start. Entry Fees are $12 for city residents; $16 for non-city residents. Registration is available at the Bozeman Recreation Department, 415 North Bozeman.

Junior Race — Ages 16-19. 8:30 AM, Sunday, July 31.
The junior race is for triathletes in the 16-19 age group. These athletes will have a separate wave start, under the Bozeman Tritons Triathlon Sprint Race. This sprint distance race includes a 750 meter swim, 20 kilometer bike, and 5 kilometer run.

Sprint Race — Ages 20+. 8:30 AM, Sunday, July 31.
The Bozeman Tritons sprint distance triathlon is a race for everybody. Whether participants are new to the sport or going for a personal best, the newly designed sprint course will be memorable. The sprint race is also the Montana Qualifier for the Best of the US race series. The sprint distance includes a 750 meter swim, 20 kilometer bike, and 5 kilometer run.

Long Course Race — Ages 20+. 7:00 AM, Saturday, July 30.
The Bozeman Tritons Triathlon kicks off with the long course race early on Saturday morning. This race is truly “Made in Montana”, and will challenge even the hardiest racer. The long course distance includes a 1500 meter swim, 56 mile bike, and 13.1 mile run.

BOZEMAN TRIATHLON CLUB
Over 50-members strong, the Bozeman Triathlon Club is an official USA Triathlon Club, a first for Bozeman and the Gallatin Valley region. Founded in 2007, the Club welcomes athletes of all ages and abilities to the growing sport of triathlon and a healthy lifestyle. The Tritons were the 2008 USA Triathlon Pacific Northwest Region Club Champions and runners up in 2009. The Club hosts several annual events and programs including the Powder Hound Winter Triathlon, USA Triathlon Pacific Northwest Region Winter Triathlon Championship, Women Who Tri, Bozeman Tritons Triathlon, and the Montana Special Olympics Unified Sports Triathlon. Additional information is available at http://www.bozemantritons.org

USA TRIATHLON
USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon – one of the fastest growing sports in the world – as well as duathlon, aquathlon and winter triathlon in the United States. USAT sanctions 3,100 races and connects with more than 133,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work with athletes, coaches, and race directors on the grassroots level, USAT provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including World Championships, Pan American Games and the Summer Olympic Games. Additional information is available at www.usatriathlon.org.

Other Triton Contact Information:
Website: www.bozemantritons.org
Blog: www.bozemantritons.wordpress.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/BozemanTritons
Face book: Find Us @ Bozeman Triathlon Club

Women Who Tri Kick-Off Event

BOZEMAN TRIATHLON CLUB ANNOUNCES “WOMEN WHO TRI” KICK-OFF EVENT
USA Triathlon Women’s Committee Awards Club Matching Grant for Program

Women Who TRI welcomes potential first-time and beginning female adult triathletes who are interested in training for the Bozeman Tritons Sprint Triathlon on July 31, 2011. We strive to educate, encourage, and empower women through our 12-week, coached “Try-a-Tri” group training program developed specifically for our local Bozeman triathlon.

Women Who Tri is hosting a Kick-Off & Sign-Up event for the “Try-a-Tri” program on Tuesday, May 3rd from 6:30-8:00pm in the Weaver Room at the Emerson Cultural Center. Prospective triathletes are invited to attend the Kick-Off to find out more about the program, meet the coaches, meet other active women, and sign-up for Women Who TRI 2011.

The USA Triathlon Women’s Committee awarded the Bozeman Triathlon Club a $1500 matching grant for the program to strengthen women’s participation in the sport of triathlon. With USA Triathlon’s generous support, the Club is able to offer Women Who Tri participants a coached, 12-week-long training package, including a complimentary entry to the Bozeman Tritons Sprint Triathlon, other goodies and fun, all for only $50. Participation is limited.

The Bozeman Triton’s Women Who Tri program is sponsored by the USA Triathlon Women’s Committee, Bozeman Triathlon Club, and Mountain Belles. For additional information, please contact Alanna Sherstad, Women Who TRI Organizer & certified USA Triathlon Coach, at WomenWhoTri@gmail.com.

WOMEN WHO TRI
The inaugural Bozeman Triathlon Club Women Who TRI program is geared towards first time and beginner female age group triathletes. All participants receive a 12-week training program and weekly coached workouts and/or clinics to prepare them for the Bozeman Tritons Triathlon on Sunday, July 31st. Clinics include triathlon 101, bike maintenance, open-water swim technique, transitioning, nutrition for endurance sports, and core strengthening as well as coaching in all 3 sports (swimming, cycling, and running.) Participants will benefit from learning, training, and racing together. Find Women Who Tri on Facebook.

BOZEMAN TRIATHLON CLUB
Over 50-members strong, the Bozeman Triathlon Club is an official USA Triathlon Club, a first for Bozeman and the Gallatin Valley region. Founded in 2007, the Club welcomes athletes of all ages and abilities to the growing sport of triathlon and a healthy lifestyle. The Tritons were the 2008 USA Triathlon Pacific Northwest Region Club Champions and runners up in 2009. The Club hosts several annual events including the Powder Hound Winter Triathlon, USA Triathlon Pacific Northwest Region Winter Triathlon Championship, Women Who Tri, Bozeman Tritons Triathlon, and the Montana Special Olympics Unified Sports Triathlon. http://www.bozemantritons.org

BOZEMAN TRITONS TRIATHLON
The Bozeman Tritons welcome triathletes to the Bozeman Tritons Triathlon. The BTT includes sprint, youth, junior races, and the first and only long course triathlon in Montana. Race distances are available for all ages and abilities, virtually the entire family. Formerly known as the Treasure State Triathlon and Headwaters Half, these races have been a fixture in the Gallatin Valley since 2006. Participate in the sprint or long course race as an individual or a team. The Club is fueling the multisport lifestyle at East Gallatin Recreation Area, Bozeman, Montana, over one fun-filled weekend on July 30, 31. For complete information and registration, please visit the race website at www.bozemantritons.org/tritonstri.

MOUNTAIN BELLES
Formerly known as Team WinS – Women in Sports, Mountain Belles is a Bozeman based non-profit organization run by women for women. This recreational women’s group promotes healthy, active and adventurous lifestyles by hosting local clinics, outings and events for a variety of sports and activities including fly fishing, zumba, cross-country skiing, wilderness first aid, rock climbing, clay pigeon shooting, and many others. Members are a supportive and diverse group of women who enjoy and participate in just about everything active. www.mountainbelles.com

USA TRIATHLON
USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon – one of the fastest growing sports in the world – as well as duathlon, aquathlon and winter triathlon in the United States. USAT sanctions 3,100 races and connects with more than 133,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work with athletes, coaches, and race directors on the grassroots level, USAT provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including World Championships, Pan American Games and the Summer Olympic Games. Additional information is available at www.usatriathlon.org.

USA TRIATHLON WOMEN’S COMMITTEE
USAT Women’s Committee is focused on creating a resource for female athletes of all levels and socio-economic backgrounds and mentoring professional growth for women in the sport of triathlon. Having already met its goal of equalizing women-to-men triathlon participation, the Women’s Committee is concentrating on the quality of training and opportunities available for women in positions of authority and decision-making within associations that govern the sport. Additional information is available at http://www.usatriathlon.org

USAT Pacific Northwest Pre-Season Regional Newsletter

Multisport News from Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon, Montana and Washington

Popular Women’s Triathlon Sells Out
It took only 23 minutes for the May 15, 2011 Gold Nugget Triathlon to hit its registration limit of 1,500 racers. Online registration opened at 8:00 p.m. on a Wednesday and at 8:23 p.m., applicants were shut out as all slots had been filled. Those who were unable to register were given a bit of hope. If a registered applicant did not pay by March 9, there would be a random lottery for slots. The Gold Nugget Triathlon is a girls and women only event. Its popularity leads one to believe that there is room for another similar event or more triathlons in Alaska.

Triathlon Risk Management: Cycling
By Katharine M. Nohr, reprinted from Nohrsports.com
While chatting with JJ Johnson, a certified USAT coach at Starbuck’s one day, I introduced him to my website, and we discussed safety issues in sports. Since I’m the regional officials coordinator for USAT for Hawaii, JJ often asks me about issues relating to the USAT Competitive Rules. We discussed our amazement that so many triathletes claim that they do not know or understand the rules. This seems absurd as athletes in every other sport football, basketball, baseball, golf, and tennis seem to be well aware of their sport’s rules. Why should triathlon be any different? JJ reminded me that the typical training of triathletes involves cycling in a pace line with athletes riding their bikes close together drafting. If triathletes primarily practice drafting during training rides, when are they practicing adhering to the USAT rule requiring that, “while on the cycling course, no participant shall permit his drafting zone to intersect with or remain intersected with the drafting zone of another cyclist…”?. See Rule 5.10a of the USAT Competitive Rules.

The competitive rules were established for fairness as well as safety. Cyclists increase the risk of collision related injuries when drafting close to one another. Because of this and because of the training advantage gained by not drafting, one would think that coaches might eliminate drafting from their training rides or, at least minimize it. My suspicion is that an athlete that primarily trains by not drafting other cyclists will become stronger physically and would be less likely to incur a time penalty in a USAT sanctioned event. Also, the athlete would be less likely to be injured and the coach less likely to be sued in the event of an injury. This is certainly something to think about.

2011 Regional Championship and Special Qualifiers
There are three important special qualifiers for our region in June. On June 11, 2011, at 8 a.m., Moses Lake Family Tri will hold The Pacific Northwest Special Qualifier at Blue Heron Park. On June 12, South Maui Triathlon at Wailea, will be the intermediate distance Special Qualifier. The Regional Championship this year will be held at the Coeur d’Alene Triathlon on August 13. These three events will qualify the top 33 percent or top five finishers (whichever is greater) in each age group for Age Group Nationals. For more information on the Age Group National Championship and qualification standards, click here.

Skills Development Camp in Boise
Guest Coaches Heather Wurtele (two-time Ironman Champion) and Trevor Wurtele will be working with three USAT certified coaches at our Skills Development camp for 13-19 year old junior elites to be held in Boise June 11-16. This camp will focus on the fundamentals of triathlon’s three disciplines. In the pool, athletes will work on swim stroke fundamentals, as well as buoy turns, navigation, and open water entries and exits. On the bike, athletes will practice cornering, climbing, descending, and braking skills. Athletes will be introduced to group riding skills and entry-level draft-legal skills. Run practices will focus on dynamic warm-ups, form, and transition runs. Extensive practice at transitions will take place with athletes mastering flow-through transitions. In addition, guest lecturers will be present in the areas of sports nutrition, functional strength training and injury prevention and how to structure their training. Coaches will also work with athletes on how to balance triathlon training with high school sports. The cost of the camp is $750, inclusive of airport transfer, room and board, and all activities. Scholarships available on need basis. To apply please e-mail triathlon background of prospective camper. Once accepted, parents will be given a code to register on active.com. Contact me Alexander Endo with any questions (917) 992-4627 or Alexander.Endo@usatriathlon.org.

Sanctioning Fees for New Races
USAT Pacific Northwest Council is offering to pay sanctioning fees for new races. This will be on a first come, first serve basis. Race directors who are interested in applying for such sanctioning funds, should send their requests to agilbert601@gmail.com.

Funds Available to Promote USAT Races
USAT Pacific Northwest Council has money in its budget to promote USAT sanctioned races. If you have any ideas how this money can be used in an effort to increase USAT sanctioned races and membership, please submit your ideas to agilbert601@gmail.com.

Attend our Annual Membership Meeting on August 12 in Coeur d’Alene
Attend USAT Pacific Northwest Region’s Annual Membership Meeting on August 12, 2011, at the Coeur d’Alene Triathlon and Duathlon. Steve Born from Hammer Nutrition will be our featured speaker. Time and location to be announced.

Duathlon National Championship
In less than one month, duathletes will converge on Tucson, AZ for the 2011 USAT Duathlon National Championship. The 5k-35k-5k run/bike/run competition will qualify athletes for the 2011 ITU Duathlon World Championship in Gijon, Spain. Don’t miss your opportunity to race in a beautiful place, compete with fellow duathletes and vie for your chance to qualify for Team USA! The top eighteen athletes in each age group with roll-downs to twenty-fourth place will qualify for worlds. For more information and to register, please visit USA Triathlon.

Quick Links
USA Triathlon Website
Pacific Northwest Website
Pacific Northwest Facebook Page

Help Others Join USAT
There has never been a better time to join USA Triathlon and fuel the multisport lifestyle with fun, fitness and friends. Know someone you’d like to see join our family of athletes? Please direct them to the ever-easy and fast membership link.

Ironman California – 70.3 Oceanside

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Another Monday Morning Motivational Morsel. Triathlon season has definitely opened. Carfrae and Potts take gold at Oceanside. Enjoy.

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