As we move toward August we still have several great events coming up this summer.
4th Bloomfield Time Trial – Thursday 13 August starting at 6.30pm
Rockwood Triathlon Relays – Sunday 30 August – Register here and full race details
Triathlon Transition Workshop
Saturday 20 June starting at 8.00am
Hampton Community Pool
Cost – $15.00 per person
Consultants By The Seas have booked the outdoor heated pool in Hampton for our exclusive use between 8.00am and 9.00am for a co-ed Triathlon Transition Workshop. Bring your swim gear for pool swimming and wetsuits for open water simulation in the pool. Session will be coached by Daryl & Ellen, Garth & Helena.
Topics covered during the workshop.
1) How to set up your transition correctly.
2) How not to set up your transition.
3) The rules regarding transition.
4) In and out of your wetsuit quickly and efficiently.
4) Demos of swim to bike transitions including mounting.
5) Demos of bike to run transitions including dismounting.
6) Opportunities to practice techniques learned.
7) What to wear for a pool swim Tri & what is illegal.
8) The best cycle cleats to wear & bike gearing selection for transition
8) Following the workshop we will go for a 20k bike ride.
9) Following the bike ride we will have a Race Day Nutrition talk based on Hammer products.
10) Q&A Sessions including the mistakes made and the lessons learned.
We will include a bottle of water and some snacks as part of the morning.
Please contact Garth at email@example.com for more information or to reserve your place. In order to provide 1 on 1 coaching available spots will be limited.
Food during the morning
Bike – including spare tubes and tire levers
Sunscreen – says the optimist in me!
Anything else you might bring to a Tri
Looking forward to the big event of 2015 – Challenge St Andrews featuring a Kids Splash & Dash, Kids Fun Run, Half Distance Triathlon, Sprint Triathlon and a 10k & 5k running race. Here is a short video from 2014, the day after Hurricane Arthur.
Registration is available through atlanticchip.ca
Brand new for 2015 is our monthly 20k Time Trial series starting on Thursday 21 May with the first rider off at 6.30pm. Time Trials are a great way to improve your overall cycling fitness in an individual race against the clock. Riders will be set off at 1 minute intervals and will ride a 20k out and back course and with a monthly series you will be able to measure your fitness and speed improvements throughout the summer. This is a real crossover sport as it is perfect training for Triathletes who can pit their skills against pure cyclists. The aim of this series is to attract riders from all walks of like and all fitness levels, we want to be as inclusive as possible so please do not be intimidated if you are not familiar with this style of riding. Drafting is not permitted so it really is a solo effort against the clock so no need to worry about how other riders are performing.
Our course uses the 2 dead turns on Fraser Road and Centennial Road just outside Hampton with the start line being on the Fraser Road end. Here is a link to the exact course we will be using.
2015 Time Trial Dates
Thursday 21 May
Thursday 18 June
Thursday 16 July
Thursday 13 August
Thursday 10 September
All events will start at 6.30pm and fees will be in the range of $5.00 for VeloNB members or $7.00 for non-VeloNB members. Registration will only be available on the evening of each event. Please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Registration is still open for the Kids Fun Run and Kids Plane Pull on Saturday 02 May. With the Plane Pull teams of 3 kids will pull a Cessna aircraft over a short course followed by a prize draw where the winning teams of kids will win a FREE flight. The Plane Pull is free to enter and there is a $5.00 fee for the Kids Fun Run and all the funds from the Fun Run will go to the Boys and Girls Club of Saint John.
Very happy to announce a new sponsor for the Airport race. Brett Chevrolet will be bringing a few vehicles out to the airport on Saturday.
Its always exciting to take delivery of our race medals, a nervous expectancy, will they look and feel good and will our athletes like them – well that remains to be seen, starting next weekend at the Airport race, but we like them and if we were racing we’d be impressed with these medals. Heres a sneak preview and we look forward to seeing everyone over the course of the summer.