NJ State Olympic / Club Competition Update

Hello CJTC Fans, Once again today turned out to be another spectacular day for a triathlon.  The day started out with cool and moist air temperatures which changed later on making it a warm, dry and sunny day, not to mention a water temperature of exactly 78ºF unlike yesterday which was actually 78.5ºF. This meant today’s race was wetsuit legal for all who wanted to wear one.  (Sorry sprint racers..)

As for the race itself, once again we witnessed the true core and spirit that makes up CJTC members, their friends and family members.  We saw some first time Olympic distance triathletes, some valiant efforts fighting through the heat and pain of cramped muscles and pre-existing injuries, in addition to the great support from the tent crew cooking and cheering on all the contests as they passed on the run course.  All we can really say is thank you to all that showed up to support the competitors.

Finally the result of the Club Competition.  Sadly to say, CJTC did not take home the club prize for earning the most points in the challenge.  However it wasn’t for a lack of trying.  Many of our awesome members produced some amazing results and did earn us a share of the remaining points available, but it just wasn’t meant to be.  Yet, surprisingly we have been told directly by the NJ State Race Director, that there will likely be a Spirit Award for the best club spirit.  The award is yet to be determined, but given we have such great members and really make everyone know what a triathlon club is all about, we are very likely to win. So in closing, although we lost the challenge, we still win no matter what.

Congrats to all the race finishers and a big thank you to all the supporters over the entire weekend.

Stay hydrated for another racing weekend

Summer has officially rolled in with a series of hot scorching days of humidity and high temperatures.  What better way to celebrate the arrival of summer than to do a Triathlon, Duathlon, Aquabike or just head to the beach for a great weekend on the coast.

Whatever you decide to do, please drink plenty of fluids, wear your sun protection and take plenty of breaks along the way (well, scratch the breaks if you are racing.. of course).

Here are some tips from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to combat the heat on these hot summer days.

On the racing front, several races are taking place this weekend.  Most notably the Philadelphia Insurance Sprint and Olympic Triathlons.  If you get a chance head down that way and enjoy the great festive environment and sports expo taking place over the weekend.  The Sprint takes place on Saturday and the Olympic on Sunday so head on down for a fun racing weekend.

Keep cool everyone!!