Central Jersey Tri Club would like to give a special thanks to the Cream Ridge Winery for hosting us and helping organize a great Bike and Wine Tasting event for the club. Special thanks goes out to General Manager Tim Schlitzer who made it such a success and great day for our members. Thanks Tim!
Check out our event coverage on our Facebook page..
Thank you to the crew at High Gear Cyclery in Stirling (Rone, Craig, Eric, Beth and Dennis) for hosting Central Jersey Tri Club and presenting on the different bikes, bike fits and performance characteristics of the bikes and how they apply to our members as triathletes. In Addition, thanks for having the impromptu tire change clinic for our members!
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.
I would like to thank everyone who came to the ReserveAid fundraiser last night and to those who donated auction and raffle items. I personally had a great time and we raised a lot of money that will go directly towards helping our troops in need.
Whether you were able to make it or not, Jess and I could certainly use the support as we try to tackle the August heat in our attempt to finish our 140.6 mile journey at Ironman NYC next month. If you’d like to financially support ReserveAid as we “Tri for out troops” please go here to learn more and to make a Donation To ReserveAid.
Finally, Team ReserveAid’s flagship event for 2013 will be Ironman Lake Placid. Sign up for the race will be on July 23rd. This race is expected to sell out within minutes, so please reach out to me if you have any questions about the race or how to beat the cut-off window on registration day. Whether you’ve done long races in the past or simply have it on your bucket list to do an Ironman, I will say that ‘Anyone’ can complete and Ironman, but you certainly have to ‘want’ to do the work to get there. A year is plenty of time to prepare.