Partner Advertisements
DC Tri Club Forum {dialogue}

Previous Page   Page: 1 2 3 4   Next Page

IM Chattanooga - September 28, 2014
CREATED: 08/15/13 by merlinkim REPLIES: 74
merlinkim's ravatar merlinkim    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 295
IM Chattanooga - September 28, 2014
POSTED: 8/15/13 10:32 AM

Just announced:
http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/events/americas/ironman/chattanooga/course.aspx#axzz2bzacfQ00

FYI, Avg. high is 79, avg. low is 57.

It's 600 miles to Chattanooga from DC.
(vs. 500 miles to L.Placid, 600 miles to Louisville)

edit:
Tentative bike course (from the RD)
http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/265712445

Tentative run course:
http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/273602111

Transition will be the parking lot between Ross's Landing Park and the baseball stadium. Expo will be on the field to the east.

bcfrank's ravatar bcfrank    JOINED: 3/23/09    POSTS: 958
RE: IM Chattanooga - September 28, 2014
POSTED: 8/15/13 10:57 AM

I think we're also leaning toward making this the club featured IM for 2014. Just saying.... :::^)::

merlinkim's ravatar merlinkim    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 295
RE: IM Chattanooga - September 28, 2014
POSTED: 8/15/13 11:08 AM

Looks like a fast course - downstream point-to-point swim, less than 2K of overall elevation gain on the bike (a la Louisville), and less elevation on the run than the Marine Corps Marathon.

I usually don't like doing races in their first year, but this one looks good for a variety of reasons :-)

trisha's ravatar trisha    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 133
RE: IM Chattanooga - September 28, 2014
POSTED: 8/15/13 11:53 AM

I love inaugural races. I also love east Tennessee. I'm not a huge fan of late September racedates though.

ncrcoach's ravatar ncrcoach    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 1053
RE: IM Chattanooga - September 28, 2014
POSTED: 8/15/13 12:22 PM

Ironman-Chattanooga! This could be the race that delays my retirement 2.0.

rojojade's ravatar rojojade    JOINED: 1/19/11    POSTS: 363
RE: IM Chattanooga - September 28, 2014
POSTED: 8/15/13 12:45 PM

Hugh - don't you also have Boulder to do as well?

jxjia's ravatar jxjia    JOINED: 8/13/12    POSTS: 111
RE: IM Chattanooga - September 28, 2014
POSTED: 8/15/13 1:16 PM

September is great if you are looking to KQ. You get a whole year in between! Anyhow, while this is exciting news, I promised myself to not dole out that much money to the WTC until I have a chance at KQ. Will plan on volunteering though!

RJohnson1979's ravatar RJohnson1979    JOINED: 9/13/09    POSTS: 82
RE: IM Chattanooga - September 28, 2014
POSTED: 8/15/13 1:24 PM

This is a no brainer for me. So in!

mosered's ravatar mosered    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 1761
RE: IM Chattanooga - September 28, 2014
POSTED: 8/15/13 3:50 PM

For race + vacay, within e z striking distance of Great Smokies (most visited natl park), Ashville, Biltmore estate, Chickamauga & Lookout Mt battlefields, Nashville, Atlanta.

Also, Hammer has announced a new brand of gels for the event--the Chattanougat Chew Chews...

ncrcoach's ravatar ncrcoach    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 1053
RE: IM Chattanooga - September 28, 2014
POSTED: 8/15/13 8:21 PM

Cat - It filled up before I did Placid. I'm not that dumb to sign up for anither without finishing the one I'm training for (unless it is Kona).

HappyRunner's ravatar HappyRunner    JOINED: 1/15/11    POSTS: 200
RE: IM Chattanooga - September 28, 2014
POSTED: 8/15/13 8:50 PM

I've been looking for a first IM next year and this one looks pretty good for that. Wish I could find historical data on the river temp for late Sept. "Mid 70's" predicted, but I'd like to see the data that WTC based that on so I could make my own determination. I need my wet suit security blanket!

MikeyPMA's ravatar MikeyPMA    JOINED: 2/16/13    POSTS: 20
RE: IM Chattanooga - September 28, 2014
POSTED: 8/18/13 5:04 PM

This date couldn't be any better! It is just 2 years after my release from the Shock Trauma unit in Norfolk. I feel like it's a sign... I was IM shopping, thinking about Fla or LP debating which was better timing, then came this. Couldn't be more excited to train for my first full IM!

rumpuscat's ravatar rumpuscat    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 11
RE: IM Chattanooga - September 28, 2014
POSTED: 8/19/13 10:26 AM

This is my hometown and I can tell you all that this should be a lovely event. That's a nice time of year for the area and Nooga has a lot of really neat things going on. It looks like the transition area is going to be Ross's Landing, which is walking distance to the TN Aquarium, an IMAX theater, and a bunch of good restaurants, all good news for spectators and family. The bike course looks like it's going out to GA and back via the Chickamauga Battlefield, which should be fun rollers (and fall foliage to look at). The run course will be a little hilly as it goes up to UTC but flatter along the river front. Crossing the bridges will be pretty, and the North Shore is a quirky artsy district.

I'm really, really tempted to make this my first IM. Being able to stay with my parents is a huge bonus!

astolz1's ravatar astolz1    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 504
RE: IM Chattanooga - September 28, 2014
POSTED: 8/21/13 6:18 PM

Notables from Slowtwitch article...
"Swim splits in that event are typically quite fast since it is a down river swim and that should be true for this newest Ironman swim course."
"Although Chattanooga is nestled between Lookout Mountain, Signal Mountain and Missionary Ridge the bike and run sections should be reasonably flat and fast. "

dsgrunning's ravatar dsgrunning    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 1302
RE: IM Chattanooga - September 28, 2014
POSTED: 8/25/13 7:24 PM

Registration opens on Sept 4. Who's actually planning to sign up for it? I'm strongly considering ending my boycott of North American IMs for this one. It's a down river swim. I'd be a fool not to sign up :)

So far, Ryan and Mike are the only two that are all in. Who else? I need to know all of the candidates that are going to be pulling me for 112 miles ;)

Tuan

MikeyPMA's ravatar MikeyPMA    JOINED: 2/16/13    POSTS: 20
RE: IM Chattanooga - September 28, 2014
POSTED: 8/25/13 10:19 PM

I am 100% in and have the sign up written into my schedule! Can't wait!

Lisamk1034    JOINED: 3/2/09    POSTS: 34
RE: IM Chattanooga - September 28, 2014
POSTED: 8/26/13 9:18 AM

I'm very likely in!

merlinkim's ravatar merlinkim    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 295
RE: IM Chattanooga - September 28, 2014
POSTED: 8/27/13 10:46 AM

Hotel reservations are open (I can't find any info about minimums or prepayment, but didn't have to prepay when I reserved):

https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_ei_new&eventID=10740819

RJohnson1979's ravatar RJohnson1979    JOINED: 9/13/09    POSTS: 82
RE: IM Chattanooga - September 28, 2014
POSTED: 8/27/13 3:53 PM

Ihan, where'd you book? I went in at the Hampton Inn but also am on the reservation waiting list for Residence Inn (which has kitchenettes) but wasn't included in the group bookings through the IM website. Didn't see any word yet on ST or FB about what the host hotel would be.

Ryan

merlinkim's ravatar merlinkim    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 295
RE: IM Chattanooga - September 28, 2014
POSTED: 8/27/13 3:56 PM

I'm in the Springhill, a few blocks away from the finishing chute, but away from the craziness of the downtown hotels.

Previous Page   Page: 1 2 3 4   Next Page

New Post

Only logged in and active members of the DC Triathlon Club may post messages on the Forum.


Search Terms

 
Match Criteria