If you have signed up and paid for the training tri for next Sunday, August 21st please read the information below pertaining to this event. This will help things run more smoothly. Thanks. -Hugh
Please be aware of the following schedule as we are planning the same as the previous training triathlon. This event will take place at the East Potomac Pool and the south parking lot on Hains Point on Sunday, August 21st at 7:30a.m.
First, please e-mail the firstname.lastname@example.org with (a) your name (b) an estimated 100 meter swim pace and (c) an emergency contact number. The 100 meter swim pace is for a 400 meter swim and will help to seed you accordingly. Please do this by the 6pm, Friday, August 19th. Also, if you registered someone else or you will not make be able to compete, please let me know ahead of time to avoid any event day confusion.
Set up for T-2 will begin at 6:45 a.m. at the south parking lot on Hains Point. Please do not park your car in the bus spaces. All participants should arrive no later than 7:00a.m. to allow time to check in and set up. There will be two volunteers to watch all gear. After setting up T-2 (run gear) on the west side of parking lot area, you will then bike to the pool by the golf course. For T-1 (your bike gear) you will set up just outside the pool gates, not in the island or by the road.
Swim (400 meters): the swim is eight lengths of 50 meters each. Swimmers will be seeded by their race number which is assigned by their 100 meter estimated swim pace, thus the reason to send this to me. After the swim, you will drop off any items to be taken to the T-2 area. Please write you name on any items and bring a bag to place them. These items will be transported to the finish area.
Bike (17 miles): As you start the bike route, you will exit the parking lot and ride south on Hains Point. The bike course will be 5+ short loops of 3.2 miles each. After you pass the pool/golf course a fifth time, then you bike another mile and turn into the south parking lot (T-s). The bike course is open to traffic and as bikers we are to follow the rules of the road. Please be aware of stop signs. Helmets are required!
Run (3.2 miles): the run course will be one short loop of HP. The run course is open to traffic. Run on the right side of the road. There will be one water stop at the start of the run.
The post-event barbeque will be held at the south parking lot on Hains Point and begin immediately after the event. If you are joining us for the post-event barbeque, please bring something to share with the group. Last names beginning with: A – H bring a side dish (chips, fruit, salad), I - Q bring a dessert (cookies, brownies, etc), and R - Z bring drinks (sports drinks, soda, water, etc).
See you on the 21st and please thank a volunteer.
Hugh Harris, Race Director – DC Tri Club
I will try to reply to the others who have signed up for the training tri. Please read the above information about next Sunday.
I'm having a little trouble retrieving the sign up list so make sure you read the above message if you have signed up for Sunday. -Hugh
If you have signed up for the training triathlon on Sunday, please read the first message on this post (if you haven't done so yet). Looking forward to Sunday's event.