Michelle Thorne on Obstacle Course Races

Michelle Thorne on Obstacle Course Races

How did you get into spartan races? I got into OCR (Obstacle Course Races) 5 years ago when I agreed to do a Tough Mudder… and little did I know I was the only woman on my team. It was quite the SHOCKING experience, literally! I swore I would never do the Electric Shock Therapy....

2020 Member Spotlight – Justin Rowe

2020 Member Spotlight – Justin Rowe

I got involved in Triathlon in 2016. A good friend of mine was diagnosed with Leukemia and the doctors gave him a list of things he shouldn’t do anymore. One of them was endurance racing events, so naturally he signed up for Raleigh 70.3 in 2017. Out of solidarity with him, I said I would......

Jason Sreedhar on Xtreme triathlon

Jason Sreedhar on Xtreme triathlon

What is an Xtreme triathlon? Extreme triathlon is basically a full-distance tri (iron-distance) that involves more extreme conditions. The prototype for extreme triathlon, the Norseman, is basically a full-distance race involving swimming in a fjord (~45ºF), riding up mountains in the wind, and t...

2020 Member Spotlight – Jason Sreedhar

2020 Member Spotlight – Jason Sreedhar

How did you get involved in triathlons? Honestly I couldn’t really tell you what initially put the thought in my head. I grew up playing soccer and basketball, but that was pretty recreational by the time I hit college. When I was about 22, I found myself wanting to be competitive again and look...

2020 Member Spotlight – Elise Serbaroli

2020 Member Spotlight – Elise Serbaroli

How did you get involved in triathlons? I first got the idea about doing a triathlon in my head in 2014, when I was taking a gondola up to Quito’s volcano, Pichincha. There were two people in the gondola with us who had just completed the Galapagos triathlon. I thought that was the coolest thing...

Conversations Over Dinner

Conversations Over Dinner

Dinner #1 – August 17, 2020 Of course on the first dinner of my idea for “Conversations over Dinner”, I said: “let’s meet out front of the restaurant and we can decide if we want to go there or somewhere nearby” and then a monsoon descended on the area right at the meetup time, so....

2020 Member Spotlight – Adam Ruben

2020 Member Spotlight – Adam Ruben

I was divorced in 2012-13 and accelerated my casual running and biking to keep myself sane. As I thought about my post-divorce life, in my early 40s, I thought I wanted to be closer to young and fit rather than old and sedentary. A non-obviously athletic friend posted on Facebook about her first t...

2020 Member Spotlight – Louise Twining-Ward

2020 Member Spotlight – Louise Twining-Ward

How did you get into open water swimming? I started open water swimming 10 years ago when a friend at my Masters swim club asked me to join them in a 10-mile swim race across Lake Memphremagog from the US to Canada and back – the Kingdom Swim. Before that summer, swimming more than 500....