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This clinic will provide everything you need to know to do a sprint triathlon race, including techniques for open water swimming and transitions, USAT rules and regulations, and tips on how to pace your energy to finish your triathlon race. You will then practice what you have learned in a Sprint Triathlon, consisting of a 500 yd swim, 10 mile bike, and 2 mile run.
Anyone wanting to learn more about how to do a sprint triathlon. Great opportunity for novice triathletes to "TRI-IT-OUT" and a great opportunity for those with some experience to fine tune their triathlon racing skills. Must be able to swim, bike, and run. Must be 13 years or older to particpate.
Racing Clinic Details
Learn and practice open water swimming techniques, such as sighting buoys and pack swimming, transition techniques from the swim to bike and bike to run, bike handling and safety, running tips, USAT rules and regulations for triathlon racing, and how to pace your energy to finish a sprint triathlon!
Practice Sprint Triathlon
Following the clinic, participants will have the opportunity to practice what they have learned in a non-competitive sprint triathlon.
~500 yds swim open-water simulated in a pool. Swim ~5 loops of a triangular course.
10 miles - 5 loops of a 2 mile course on neighborhood roads. Roads will be open to traffic.
2 miles - 2 loops of a 1 mile course on sidewalks/paths/and grass.
What to Bring
Photo ID, CA membership card (if member), USAT membership card (or purchase $12 single-day membership), swimming suit or tri-suit, goggles, hair ties for long hair, towels, bike in good working order, bike helmet, shorts and top to bike and run, shoes to bike and run, hat or visor, sunscreen, and two water bottle filled with water. Swim caps and race belts will be provided.
Post event refreshments and give-a-ways after the Sprint Triathlon! All finishers of the sprint triathlon get a medal. This event is brought to you by USAT certified triathlon coach, Liz Flynn, of BeMore Coaching and Events in cooperation with the Columbia Association. Race Pace Bicycles of Columbia will provide bike support.
Inclement Weather Policy
This event will be held rain or shine. In case of extreme weather conditions, such as thunderstorms or unsafe swimming conditions as determined by the event organizers and/or other officials, the event will be modified or cancelled. No Refunds.
MARCH MADNESS EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: CA member: $50.00; non-CA member $65.00; AFTER MARCH 31: CA member: $65.00; non-CA member: $80.00; Non-USAT members must purchase a $12.00 USAT one day membership. AFTER May 26th, 2013 REGISTRATION cost increases $10.00.
About Coach Liz
Coach Liz Flynn is USAT certified Triathlon Coach for 5 years. She is veteran triathlete having been in the sport for 20 years. She is a multi-year USAT All-American and multi-year member of TEAM USAT. She has qualified and raced at Ironman World Championships in 2008 and 2011. She is racing faster as a masters athlete and thrives to share her passion for the sport.
Don't miss this opportunity to BE MORE at your next Triathlon Event! See www.tri2bemore.com for course maps and event details.