race calendar

Seymour Challenge August 7, 2011

Seymour Challenge, presented by Riley Law   Sunday August 7th! Take it to the highest local climb, Mt Seymour, for the 16th annual Challenge.  12.2 km, 1000m of climbing.  Featuring 5 races, mass starts with your category or age, post event refreshments and award presentation.

contact barb@fitfxstudio.com

Registration on karelo.com $25, day of race $30.

Registration at the Parkgate Community Centre, starting at 8am.

9:30 Race #1 is for ALL under 17 yrs youths, 8km

9:45 Race #2 Category 4 men and Citizen men (day of race license available, $10)

10:00 Race #3 Masters Men; 40 years or more

10:20 Race #4 All Women, Category 1-4 and masters > 40 years

10:30 Race #5 Men Category 1, 2, 3 and under 19yrs (Junior)

Mark your race calendars Longest Day 5 & 10K June 17, 2011

It is part of the Timex Road Race Series and the Sun Run Series and attracted more than 1000 runners last year. We are hoping for about 1200 participants this year. The event raises funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and Thunderbirds junior development track programs. It will take place at Thunderbird Stadium at UBC on Friday, June 17 at 6:45 pm for the 5k and at 7:10 for the 10k. There will also be a kid's mile at 6:30 followed by supervised activities. The post race party is second to none, with a barbecue, fruit and vegetable platters, White Spot desserts, ice cream, coffee and juices. There will also be a beer garden on site.

There will be many awards including Timex watches and $2800 in cash prizes and gift cards from the Running Room. There will also be more than 70 draw prizes that all registered runners are eligible to win, including a two night stay with breakfast at the Hills Health Ranch and a two night stay at the Adara Hotel in Whistler.

For an additional donation to the JDRF, participants will be eligible to win a $200 gift card to Le Crocodile or a $2000 Tofino getaway for 2 that includes round trip air on Tofino Air plus 2 nights accommodation,1 dinner, breakfasts daily and surf lessons at the fabulous Long Beach Lodge Resort.

The early bird deadline for registration is May 17. For more information and to register, go to www.thunderbirdstrack.org.

Irene Loh, Dr. Dave Taylors' partner is involved with this event.

Wildflower training camp presented by Leading Edge


Where:  Monterey County, Ca.

When:   April 25-May1/2011

Duration: 7 days

Cost: $350 (members) $450 (outsiders) * includes accommodation/coaching fees

Type Of Camp:  Swim/Bike/Run with an emphasis on Cycling

Why Attend:

  • A chance to get away from the clouds & rain in Vancouver
  • A chance to train in a warm sunny environment with goal-driven athletes like yourself
  • A chance to get a head start to the summer training/racing season
  • A chance to race the historical ‘Wildflower Triathlons’ Apr 30-May1 See website: http://www.tricalifornia.com/index.cfm/Wildflower2011-main.htm
  • No distractions: swim, bike, run, have fun, eat, sleep, repeat!

More Details:

  • This camp will be coached by myself, Andrew Tuovinen (Triathlon Canada/NCCP Certified).
  • I will provide a personal training plan, facilitate and direct you to the best experience possible at the lowest possible costs.
  • The camp is located in Lake San Antonio in Monterey County, Ca located approx 250km south of San Francisco.
  • This is not a typical fully coached camp ($$$), with all the bells & whistles, but an opportunity to train in a quiet beautiful area with highly motivated individuals like yourself!
  • For those who are not aware, Wildlower is a rural triathlon training experience. Camping is the atmosphere, not hotels with bathrobes & room service. You are to provide a tent, sleeping bag and mat.
  • Lake San Antonio is a desert climate meaning: hot & sunny during the day (33 C), cool @ night (as low as 10 C), so be prepared!
  • It’s your responsibility to find your way down there. In the past, some have flown to San Fran and driven (250k) via rental car from there, or driven the whole way down (1800km). Arrangements to be picked up at the airport can be made.

Surrounding Topography:

  • The Lake SA area is generally rolling terrain: some flat, but mostly hilly. Roads are quiet and rider friendly.
  • Swims take place in the lake (with water temp ave 17C)
  • Runs are a combination road trails

If interested, please contact me: andrew@athleticendeavours.com

Thanks! Andrew

Volunteers needed Subaru Vancouver International Half Iron/Sprint

Dear LETC'ers In a few short weeks a number of our members will be racing/participating in the Subaru Vancouver International Half Iron/Sprint Triathlon at Spanish Banks.

One of the Boards initiatives this year was to get the membership involved in some volunteering as a way to support our local triathlon community and give back to our sport. An incredible opportunity has presented itself with this home base event as the race organizers have been having difficulty finding local volunteers because of the timeliness of the long weekend. Not only has this created the PERFECT opportunity for LETC to volunteer as a club, support our peers and give a little something back to the sport we love, but the race organizers have also offered us a bonus of $500 if we are able to bring the 25 much needed bike and run course marshals. It's like a win-win-win situation!

All of us know that races don't happen without volunteers, and I know we've appreciated them ourselves at some point out on course, so now is your chance to pay it forward.

The volunteer shift would be 6:30am - 3:30pm on Sunday July 4th and below is a short description of what is required.

  • Assist cyclists & runners along route in giving directions, controlling spectators, cheering, and contacting medical help if needed.
  • The primary function of the course marshal is to direct the runners, not the traffic. In addition to keeping the runners on course, they provide information to runners such as their course location, changes in direction and possible obstructions ahead and to look for runners who may be in distress.
  • Police officers are stationed at major intersections where traffic flow is interrupted by the cyclists, traffic control is the responsibility of the on-duty police auxiliary or police officer, not the course marshal.

If you are in town that weekend and were planning to come cheer on your friends, training buddies and fellow LETC'ers, PLEASE consider this great chance to support your local triathlon events, be a part of your community and give back to something that we all know doesn't happen without a few hours from people like you.

SIGN UP in Google Doc link that will be emailed to all club members.

Looking forward to seeing you out there!

LETC Exec Board & Coaches

Longest Day 5k &10k Race

The Longest Day 5k &10k Race will be held on June 12 at 7:00 p.m. at the U.B.C. Thunderbird Stadium concourse.
It raises funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and Vancouver Thunderbirds junior development athletes. It is part of the Timex series and the Sun Run series.
The race is followed by a huge barbecue and there's even a beer garden on site.
For the faster runners, we have $2800 in cash prizes and gift cards from the Running Room as well as merchandise prizes from Nike and Timex. There are also more than 70 draw prizes that all participants are eligible for, including getaways to the Long Beach Lodge Resort and the Hills Health Ranch. Both are fabulous. There were over 800 registered runners last year and the race received rave reviews. It's a great way to end your work week. You can get more details and register online at www.thunderbirdstrack.org.