Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Lead needed for the Monday Nite Bike Ride

The St. John's Triathlon Committee is gearing up for the traditional Monday night bike ride for 2014 starting the beginning of May. Yes, the snow will be gone!!
A Lead hand is needed for this ride to ensure all riders sign in and everyone is aware of the route before all head out.
In order to apply for sanctioning and insurance withTriNL, this position must be filled before the first ride.
If you are interested in helping out, please contact St. John's Triathlon stjohnstri@gmail.com as soon as possible for details.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Registration for St. John's Triathlon is open!

Spring is here & summer is just around the corner!! Set your goal now and begin your focussed training!

Early bird registration for the 30th annual St. John's Triathlon has opened today April 15. Register here

The St. John's Triathlon Olympic distance is one of the few Canadian qualifiers for the ITU World Championship in Chicago 2015. Compete to represent Canada on the world stage!! 

Regular registration opens midnight May 15. For details, please see the St. John's Triathlon website.

Monday, 17 February 2014

Subaru Western Triathlon Series Announces Races for 2014

Subaru Western Triathlon Series Announces Races for 2014
New Features Added
The Subaru Western Triathlon Series announced today the 2014 race schedule along with some exciting new features for the upcoming race season.  The Series, which has become one of North America’s premier triathlon series’, features five exciting events hosted in beautiful locations across Canada’s West Coast, Rocky Mountains and Prairie Region.  Athletes of all ages and abilities, from first-timers to the top elite, participate in different distances including Half Ironman, Olympic, Sprint and fun Relay events.  The 2013 Series was very successful with highlights including a new race in Saskatoon that was aired nationally on TSN, the first ever Western Canadian High School Championships in Shawnigan Lake, the National Long Distance Championships in Vancouver, World Championship qualifiers, new course records and race sell-outs. 
New features for the 2014 Series will begin in Shawnigan Lake with the inaugural Trestle Challenge distance.  This race will feature a 1.5km swim, 45km bike and a half marathon run course out to the spectacular Kinsol Trestle, which spans the Koksilah River ravine and runs high over the treetops in the Cowichan Valley.  Shawnigan Lake will also host the second annual Western Canadian High School Championships.  Two student dedicated events, Sprint and Super Sprint, will be offered once again.  Last year’s inaugural event drew students from 35 high schools, with many of these participants completing their first triathlon.
The Subaru Vancouver Triathlon will once again host Long Distance National Championships where the top 10 amateur athletes in each 5 year age group and the top 4 Elite athletes will qualify to represent Canada at the 2015 World Championships.  New to the roster will be a Half Iron distance Aqua Bike course; a swim and bike event with no run segment - perfect preparation for Ironman Canada Whistler taking place 2 weeks later.  The classic Saunders Subaru Victoria Triathlon will be expanding its Saturday music festival, and all the races will again keep many of the features that athletes have come to enjoy: beautiful courses, professionally-run events, qualifying spots, expos, family activities, great race garments and much more.  
The 2014 Subaru Western Triathlon Series:
1.       Shawnigan Lake – May 25th
2.       Victoria – June 15th
3.       Saskatoon – June 29th
4.       Vancouver – July 13th
5.       Banff – September 6th
Registration opens for the Series Season’s Pass on November 1st and for the individual races on November 15th.
About the Subaru Western Triathlon Series:
Experience the awe-inspiring BC west coast forest of Shawnigan Lake, the amazing lakeside trails of the legendary Saunders Subaru Victoria Triathlon at Elk Lake, the picturesque downtown River Valley and charming country roads of Saskatoon, the spectacular urban backdrop of Vancouver and its North Shore Mountains, and the breathtaking beauty of Banff National Park. 
Rachel Macatee, Communications Coordinator
Subaru Western Triathlon Series

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Epic Dartmouth Triathlon

Note from Sue Rogers:

Local flavour, ironman distance, some choice, and free beer!

All of this and more is available in our backyard.  June 29th, 2014, will see the third annual Epic Dartmouth Triathlon.  This event has a full distance Iron option, a half marathon Epic option, a Terra with a full bike and run, and an Aqua with a swim and bike.  There is a kids event and a distance swim and 5/10k run associated as well.  Did I mention the free beer??

Last June we attended the second Epic Dartmouth.  I registered for the Iron and my training partner the Epic.  We were blown away by the professionalism of this event.  The race director himself called us a couple of weeks before to check on some details at one point!  The volunteers were amazing, the course stunning and challenging, and the water was warm.  There was some beer as well..and pizza.  The final finisher had fireworks shot off for them - no shortage of support for age group triathletes looking to go long!  We also loved the fact that you could choose what distance you completed while on the race course!  So going well - finish 140.6!  Not so good? Cut down your run, or even finish off the bike. 

Three NL triathletes were there last year.  Time to represent, my fellow rock racers, as this is a world long course qualifier as well.  Since NL showed ourselves well at ITU worlds in London, time to show what we can do over the long haul!

Look forward to seeing you there!

Friday, 7 February 2014

ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Edmonton - Newsletter & Video

Edmonton has released the 2014 Edmonton ITU World Triathlon Grand Final promotional video on their website and via social media platforms. It has stunning imagery of Edmonton and Alberta and they hope it encourages athletes who attend the event to stay longer and tour around Edmonton and Alberta. 
Twitter: @WTS_Edmonton.
Facebook: Facebook.com/worldtriathlonedmonton
Here also is a link to the first age-group team newsletter for the 2014 Edmonton Grand Final: Edmonton Newsletter