DC Triathlon Club

Cindy Hutchings

June, 2018

Cindy began her triathlon career in 1987 with 2 BudLight Tri’s with a very fun group of friends. There was no training, a borrowed hybrid bike and a visit to the medical tent. Apparently hydration is important, especially in heat. Then life got in the way with grad school and family. As I was trying to shed baby #2 weight one day, a gym friend encouraged me to try triathlons again. I signed up for the Columbia Triathlon, loaded my son in the baby jogger and scouted the course. I have been hooked ever since.  Exercise has always been a sanity release for me. In fact, my kids as toddlers would tell me “Mommy needs a turn now” and I always used my “turn” for exercise. Some things never change….


This year I am training for KONA (extremely excited!!) which I earned during my 1st Ironman ever race in 2021 at Coeur d’Alene. I am at the top of my age group so my goal is to enjoy the experience and to keep learning about the distance.  I really enjoy training which is a huge benefit to my mental health. For 2022, I am looking forward to the physical and mental challenge of many 70.3s as I prepare for Kona. You can find me riding endless miles at Hains Point or the Poolesville area on the Club Saturday ride. Please come keep me company!!


Age Group / Birth Location: 55-59 /Massachusetts
Years Racing: 20+
Athletic Background:  Swimmer in high school, and always learning new sports since I can’t sit still
Strengths on the course: New strength is eating/drinking (early and often!) followed by swim and determination
Goals for 2022: Enjoy training and racing as I prepare for Kona oing first IM [take #2] in June – IM Coeur d’ Alene
Favorite Places To Train:  Potomac/Poolesville (and I live in VA)
Family Status: married with two adorable kids that have made me an empty nester
Little known fact about me: Huge workout procrastinator but once I get going, it gets done
Favorite Races: ITU World Championships – the crowd energy is amazing.  Also any race I don’t get a flat.
Favorite Result: Finishing my first race and wanting to do it again!
Favorite thing when not swimming, biking, or running: traveling and being with family
Favorite Food: dark chocolate and brussel spouts (but not touching each other 🙂
Fav Race Distance: I used to say Oly/70.3 but I am so intrigued by the 140.6 distance and how much more I have to learn
Favorite Race Moment: Racing with the Club. Yes, this sounds cheesy but the fun community is what keeps me still racing after all these years. 
Favorite Book: The Little Engine That Could, which pretty much sums up my approach to life.


2022 Schedule:

  • World Triathlon Age Group Championships Abu Dhabi – Olympic
  • Kona World Championships – 140.6
  • Fall Creek Falls Half
  • USAT Age Group Nationals – Olympic and Sprint
  • Rev3 Williamsburg – 70.3 and Sprint
  • Ironman 70.3 Eagleman
  • Kinetic – TBD??
  • Rock n Roll USA Half Marathon

2021 Schedule:

  • Cancelled – ITU Worlds Bermuda – Sprint
  • Richmond Marathon (first stand alone 🙂
  • Cancelled – Kona World Championships – 140.6
  • Ironman Maryland
  • Cancelled – ITU Worlds Edmonton – Olympic
  • USAT Age Group Nationals – Olympic and Sprint
  • NJ State – Olympic and Sprint
  • Ironman Coeur d’Alene
  • Ironman 70.3 St. George
  • Cancelled – Ironman 70.3 Puerto Rico
  • Cancelled – Rock n Roll USA Half Marathon


2020 Schedule:

  • Atomicman – Half and Sprint (yay for safe racing in TN!)
  • Falls Creek Falls Half (yay for safe racing in TN!)
  • Postponed – Kokopelli Olympic
  • Postponed – ITU Worlds Edmonton – Olympic and Sprint
  • Postponed – USAT Age Group Nationals – Olympic and Sprint
  • Postponed – USAT National Club Championships – Olympic and Sprint
  • Postponed – Ironman 70.3 Muncie
  • Postponed – Rev3 Williamsburg – Olympic and Sprint
  • Postponed – Ironman 140.6 St. George
  • Postponed – Ironman 70.3 Puerto Rico
  • Postponed – Rock n Roll USA Half Marathon
  • Lots of DCRRC races in the winter


2019 Schedule:

  • Annapolis Half Marathon
  • Ironman 70.3 Worlds Nice
  • ITU Worlds Lausanne – Olympic and Sprint
  • USAT Age Group Nationals – Olympic and Sprint
  • Local races to be determined
  • MidEast Club Championships
  • Ironman 70.3 Puerto Rico
  • Rock n Roll USA Half Marathon
  • Lots of DCRRC races in the winter



2018 Schedule:

  • Annapolis Half Marathon
  • Nations (may it RIP)
  • USAT Age Group Nationals – Olympic and Sprint
  • Rev 3 Williamsburg Olympic
  • Escape from Alcatraz!!!! 
  • Bear Triathlon
  • Rock n Roll USA Half Marathon
  • Lots of DCRRC races in the winter