Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Happy June!


It sure feels like summer is in full swing these days with the kids out of school, hot temperatures and LOTS of triathlon racing!  Congrats to all those club members who have been out there racing this past week and good luck to those racing this week.  Keep us posted on when and where you are racing!  We want to hear all about it.  Use our Club Facebook page!  https://www.facebook.com/groups/52366461565/  You can post interesting triathlon-related links or events, give us a race report, or just invite some fellow club members to join you for a workout.  Facebook is the BEST way to keep in touch and stay up-to-date on everything happen with SUTC!

Thanks to all who came out and supported the Road Respect Rally last night at Confluence Park.  It was a great event that promoted bike and road safety here in Southern Utah.  As athletes we need to take every opportunity to support efforts like these to keep our roads safe for recreating and training.  

.......Speaking of safety!  Many of you may have seen that there are some "new additions" to SR-18 between St. George and Diamond Valley.  UDOT has cut rumble strip into the shoulder and center divide on the road.  This has caused even more safety issues when riding in the shoulder.  Not only did the new pavement and chip seal leave what shoulder there was dirty, now cars are more leery to move to the left due to the rumble strip.  PLEASE USE CAUTION!  As much as many of us don't like to use the multi-use trail on this stretch, it may be your best option for safety's sake.  I have spoken with some other local cyclists and athletes concerned about this road.  They have made contact with UDOT to discuss the matter and options for designating this stretch of road as a bike route.  I see an opportunity for SUTC to be involved in a community effort to keep cyclists safe!  Please let us know if you have any connections with local officials in these areas or with UDOT.  I would like to start creating a community board that will aid us in opening up a conversation for resolution of the issuing plaguing athletes on SR-18 and surrounding roads.    

St. George Running Center Transition Clinic - Gunlock Boat Ramp

6:30a 3-5 Mile Group Run into town of Gunlock
8:00a Transition Clinic presented by Colleen Rue (Wait?.....THAT'S ME!)  :)
8:45a Swim and Zoot Wetsuit Demo
9:30a Bike Ride

Don't forget about the giveaways!  Gear from St. George Running Center and 2 FREE ENTRIES INTO USG TRIATHLON!  

This transition clinic is great for the beginner or someone looking to speed up their transitions (like all of us).  You may be surprised at the small changes that will make HUGE differences in your T1 and T2 times that you haven't even though about!  


Wednesday:  Track is cancelled this week due to Coach Dennis traveling out of town to New York for a race.  Good Luck Dennis!  We will resume track next week.

Wednesday:  Sand Hollow Plunge & Bike.  Meet at 5:45 p.m. ready to swim by 6:00.  Join in for a bike ride around Sand Hollow between 6:30-6:45.  The water is warming up.  Don't wait!  Summer Games Triathlon is coming up quickly!  

Saturday:  Transition Clinic and Workouts at Gunlock Reservoir.  Run 6:30a; Clinic 8:00a; Swim 8:45a; Bike 9:30a.  

See you out there on the roads!

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