Thank You Triton Volunteers for Supporting the Headwaters Half Iron

Thanks to all of our Triton volunteer members who made this year’s Headwaters Half Iron a wonderful success. BRENDA, SUZIE, BECKY, KARA, MARY, AUBREY, MARTIN, DAVE, MARGO, JENNA, JON, FURRY, ALANNA, BRYCE, LAWRENCE, MILICA, JULIE, LAURIE, TONY, AND BOZ — YOU ARE ALL ROCK STARS! The Bozeman Triathlon Club appreciates you supporting the event, and giving back to our local triathlon community. What an experience, and inspiring race day! I’m feeling really good about it, and still smiling. Without question, the event was a Triton love fest, 21-strong, with heaping amounts of positive energy. I know I appreciate each and every one of you, and your contributions. Overall, my takeaway from the race was the good vibe atmosphere — the smiles and laughter, the cheering, and seeing teammates really enjoying and appreciating each other, developing friendships. There is a tremendous amount of team enthusiasm and support for the Tritons hosting and directing the Headwaters Half Iron and Treasure State Triathlon, commencing 2011. Creativity, the sharing of ideas for future races were bursting at the seams. A few teammates even had mini novelettes underway. Well, not quite, but megabytes of brain drives were definitely in use. If you’re inclined, and while it’s still fresh in your mind, please go ahead and jot down your ideas, suggestions, lessons learned, etc., and send them to Laurie, Lawrence, and me. The race day experience in the years ahead will definitely benefit from your input. Remember. Next year. It’s our party, in our house. Thanks again for your tremendous support, have a great week, and TRAIN ON.

Headwaters Half Iron Course Map, Schedule

Full Size Course Map — 2010 Headwaters Half Iron Course Map

Entire Bike Course —

Thanks to Triton Coach Tony Thatcher and DTM Consulting for preparing the 2010 Headwaters Half Iron Course Map!


Race Registration Closes — Midnight Tonight, Thursday, July 22. Register here —

Packet Pick-up, Pre-Race Meeting — 5:30 PM, Saturday, July 24, East Gallatin Recreation Area

Volunteers Meeting — 6:30 PM, Saturday, July 24, East Gallatin Recreation Area

Transition Area Opens — 6:00 AM, Sunday, July 25, East Gallatin Recreation Area

Race Start — 7:00 AM, Sunday, July 25, East Gallatin Recreation Area

Headwaters Half Iron News


Sunday — July 25th, 2010 | Swim 1.2 — Bike 56 – Run 13.1 | Race Starts at 7:00 AM

It’s official. With the ongoing I-90 overpass construction in Three Forks, the Headwaters Half Iron is being relocated from Three Forks to Bozeman. This fun and challenging new venue features 3 laps around the East Gallatin Recreation Area pond, an out-and-back ride on Bridger Canyon Road (State Route 86) with plenty of steep climbs, and a two-loop run along the Cherry Creek trails, Manley Road, McIllhattan Road, Story Mill Road, and East Gallatin Recreation Area trails. Packet pick-up will be at 5:30 PM, Saturday evening at the East Gallatin Recreation Area.

Show your appreciation. Take your turn. Volunteer to support your fellow triathletes racing at the Headwaters Half Iron. Tony Brendgard is the race director again this year, but the Tritons will be taking over this race and the Treasure State Triathlon next year. This is a great opportunity for non-racing Tritons to give back to our local triathlon community,  support our local race and set the stage for the Tritons next year. Just recall how much you appreciate the volunteers when you are racing! Full and partial race day volunteer assignments are available. To volunteer, please contact Laurie Thatcher at or 580-9160.

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.

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 Let’s support the race!

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.


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

DeSoto Wetsuits on Sale at Fleet Feet!

Hey all!  Tony Brendgard wanted me to let you all know that he is clearing out his inventory of DeSoto wetsuits for an outstanding price.  The Black Pearl bibjohn and pullover (bottom and top) for only $225 – normal retail $330.  That’s more than $100 off retail!  We’ve got to make room for new stock coming in, so if you are in the market for a “full” triathlon wetsuit for next season (who in Montana races without a wetsuit??), then come on down to Fleet Feet soon… before they are all gone.  Note:  Sale does not apply to special orders…just what we currently have in stock.  See below for sizes on hand.


Bibjohn:    2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6

Pullover:  2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6

For DeSoto’s sizing chart, go to


Coach Aubrey

Compression Socks at Fleet Feet!


For those who travel long distances by plane or car to race, you should look into purchasing some compression socks for recovery during periods where you are sitting in one place (i.e. car seat or in an airplane).  Research has shown that they reduce lactic acid build up immediately following a hard effort, which leads to a faster recovery.  The day after Lake Stevens 70.3, I wore them the entire way home – more than 9 hours in the car, which helped tremendously.

Tony down at Fleet Feet has seen the benefits from compression clothing, and has decided to carry CEP compression socks within his store.  I have a pair of CEP socks, and I love them!  You might just want to run down there and check em out.

Till next time…Cheers.

Coach Aubrey

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