Thursday, January 20, 2011

2010 Wrap-up and Awards Banquet

Tonight was our annual banquet and awards ceremony at the Village at Springs Ranch clubhouse. We had a wonderful time together, reminiscing on the great times we had the previous season and start to think about the fantastic times that we will have in the upcoming year. Thanks to our local sponsors, Bicycle Village, Boulder Running Company, and Colorado Running Company, who helped us during the year and provided some great raffle prizes tonight! We also presented awards to very deserving athletes.

The 2010 Pikes Peak Triathlon Club award winners are...
Female Rookie of the Year: Kelly Ping
Male Rookie of the Year: Dan Leclerc
Female Triathlete of the Year: Nicole Drummer
Male Triathlete of the Year: Neal Oseland
Female Master's Triathlete of the Year: Carol Lyndell
Male Master's Triathlete of the Year: Steve Vaughan
Youth Triathlete of the Year: Nathan Ley
Special Recognition: Eric Miller

triathletes know how to dig into a buffet!
Triathletes also know how to socialize (and eat at the same time!)
The 2011 board was also announced tonight.
President: Rich Kiser
Vice President: Nicole Drummer
Secretary: Steve Vaughan
Treasurer: Neal Oseland
Webmaster: Craine Runton
At-large: Kevin Dessart
At-large: Dan Boucher

If you are in the Pikes Peak region and are interested in triathlon (beginner, experienced, or just enjoy the sport,) click the 'Join Us' button on the sidebar of this blog! You won't regret it!

Here are a couple reminders of our upcoming events:
Jan 22, 2pm, Offseason Triathlon Clinic at Bicycle Village with Steve Vaughan
Feb 1, 6:30am - 7:30pm, Indoor Tri Series #3 at the Colorado Springs Rec Center (race anytime during the day, or come to volunteer!)

Friday, January 14, 2011

Wildlife watching

After work on Thursday, I decided to do my trail run at Lake Pueblo. I knew there would be snow on the ground still and was hoping the mud wouldn't be too bad. Well, there was plenty of snow and my shoes are covered in soft, gooey clay. I think coming down South Shore, I added a few extra pounds of mud to my shoes. It was a good run, but I think riding down there is not worth the trouble for a few more days. My bike is clean and I want to keep it that way...

The fun part of the run was the wildlife. I couldn't tell who was doing more watching, me or the wildlife! I saw a large red tailed hawk enjoying dinner. I think it was a rabbit, it was large enought. I also saw two coyetes meandering around the rocks. They paused and watched me for a while, making me wonder where the rest of the pack was. Then they bounded off, like the lions of Tsavo. Reading books about wildlife and man eaters is not the best idea before going for a twilight trail run alone! I ran a little faster after that thought crossed my mind. Esecially since there was no one else on the trails...

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

National Challenge Competition -Swim Session Results

Here's the update on how the Pikes Peak Tri Club is doing in USAT's National Challenge Competition. We add up our swim, bike, and run miles and compete with triathlon lubs of similar size across the country.

December had a swim focus and here's how we did....6th overall in Division 2. Notice our in-state rivals are a  few miles ahead of us. I should point out that in order to make the sports "more equivalent" with regards to time spent doing them, the swim mileage is actually multiplied by 10 for the competition. This is a change from last year where the actual miles were used. Bike miles are actual miles and run miles are multiplied by 5. Click on the images to bring up the full graphic.

We did a little better in the overall miles and were in 5th place. I will also point out that we have about 25 people counting miles, and some of the teams above us have closer to the 75 person team limit. So not too shabby for a smaller group! Go PPTC!

Here is the current Overall Standings (all clubs, total miles) as of Jan 11, 2011.We have a little over 13,500 miles and are 16th overall.

January is Bike Month! There will be special prizes for those who have the highest bike miles this months. Here's where we stand in our Division... We're in 7th place and not too far behind the Boulder Tri Club!

Cheer on your P2 Teammates and help get them on the trainer, treadmill, trails, or pool!