This was a great event last year and I definitely plan on doing it again this year.
Does the Saturday bike ride go along the course of the Kinetic Half Tri, and the Giant Acorn Tri, which are also held there? (Sounds like it would make for good preparation for those events.)
Thanks for the kind words, Trent.
Ed ... we will be riding the exact route of those two courses. I think we had 50 riders who came out to ride those course last year. We also fed them with a bbq afterward. Pretty big NTP presence also at the clinics also
OK, what about the pre-event raffle? I heard a brand-new bike will be raffled off. Is that true?
We will be raffling a brand new road bike with aerobars.
We are also giving away one used Zoot wetsuit on 2/21/2014 to one lucky NTPer who has already registered for PeasantMan. The wetsuit was a top of the line wetsuit. It was $400 when new.
For those NTPer who has yet to register, make sure that you register before 2/22/2014 so that you are eligible for the wetsuit.
I've just added pictures of PeasantMan NKC. For those of you who are not aware, we have been supporting a race called "PeasantMan NKC" (PeasantMan New Kabul Compound). It's a race that takes place in Kabul, Afghanistan. The event takes place indoors, for obvious reasons. It consists of row, spin bike, and treadmill run.
The participants are U.S. military personnel and civilians currently stationed in Kabul, Afghanistan. It is the brain child of a DC based officer/triathlete, Major David Cheek, established to give our Soldiers in Kabul a diversion from the daily grind of their deployment. Each PeasantMan NKC participant is offered a free slot to PeasantMan Lake Anna once they've returned to the U.S.
PeasantMan NKC occurs on a monthly basis for the past three months. The photo album has pictures of the past three races.
Price increases after today, so register :)
Who puts on the swim clinic, btw? Experienced people? Is it a good clinic for those who are new to open water?
Not sure who did the clinic last year but I do believe that new open water swimmers is the target demographic.
WaveOne will be doing the clinic this year. They are the premier professional open water swimming group in the area. They do all the open water swimming events out of the National Harbor. The man that runs it does marathon swims (26.2 miles) and swim came in 2nd in the swim around Manhattan.
By the way, there are now 52 NTPers who have signed up. Where are the rest of you at? Don't make your first race be the first time that you've had people hitting your an open water swimming environment. Use PeasantMan to get that experience so that you can better prepare yourself for your goal race.
PeasantMan swag for all non-Ntpers this year ... so sign up before the price rises again peeps :)
We have two DCTri-er who have done all 5 PeasantMan. The PeasantMan War Council will be delivering special gift baskets or a ice cream cakes to those two individuals at the Lake Anna the day before the race.
The two individuals are Dena Richardson and Kira Songberg. Thank you ladies :)
All volunteers will also get the flashlight. PeasantMan is the gift that keeps on giving :)
One of you PeasantMan participants will be walking away with this bike. It is a donation from one of our cherished sponsors, Pro Bicycle Shop (http://bicycleproshop.com/). If you haven't signed up yet, do it now :)
Update swag pic, with our logo. This is a very powerful flashlight. You'll never in the dark ever again ... literally and figuratively
It's posted on our facebook page
With special thanks to our cupcake supplier, GotteGris Bakery of Bethesda, the PeasantMan War Council will be taking one for the team by sampling these delicacies tonight. You will see these, in many in array of flavors (including Vegan), 10 feet after crossing the finish line at PeasantMan. Time to sign up folks :)
Swag for the raffle, athlete bags, & tri keeps pouring in: Free entry to a day at Bike Virginia, discount for WaveOne National Harbor swims, gift card at a running store, free flashlights giveaway set, free cupcakes all set....
The Feds are closed. Want something to do on this snow day other than making babies? Sign up for PeasantMan It's fun. It's social. It's like making babies, but without the 18 years of ramifications.