Welcome to the Off-Season!!
This is when you can take time out of your run to jump in the leaves. You can bike without worrying about cadence. And you don’t have to struggle into your wetsuit.
(Unless, of course, you are John Lomasney and Luke Robbins, who are still swimming in open water, as of late October, as they prepare for their 3.1-mile swim across Tampa Bay on Jan. 11, 2015. The event is the Tampa Bay Frogman Swim and the charity is the Navy Seal Foundation. If you want to donate, here is the link.:
Most of us are now doing road races, and here’s one that should be both a challenge and a good cause: The STOP-DWI Returning Warrior 10 & 5 miler on Nov. 9. Team members can register for a $10 discount, so just click on the link, select “Join a team” and search for Broome County Triathlon Club.
Sign up, wear your yellow and green, run for a good cause and see you all there!
Membership meetings will now run through May; most are the first Monday of the month but sometimes we have to adjust, as is the case with November’s meeting. It will be Nov. 10 (the second Monday) at McGirk’s in Chenango Bridge. McGirk’s lets us use the back room with no fee – but please consider buying food or drink to make it worthwhile for them to open up the space to us.
We will be voting on board members and officers on Nov. 10; the ballots will be announced soon. Please send any nominations for President, VicePresident, Secretary or Board member to BCTriathlonClub@yahoo.com before the meeting.
Why attend membership meetings? To hear great speakers, catch up with friends, and find running buddies who won’t leave you behind in a snow bank. And, of course, to start planning next year’s race schedule! If you’re looking to move up – to an Olympic, half or full Ironman – there are BCTC members who can answer any question.
Registrations for some of the best races will open soon – Seneca 7 and Musselman.
Don’t forget our group run at 5:45 p.m. Wednesdays at the foot bridge to the BU campus on Murray Hill Road. We always swing back at 6 in case you’re late. Distance is about 5 or 6 miles. There is often a trail run at 8 p.m. in the nature preserve, too.
BU Masters Swimming - BU West Gym:
MWF: 6- 7:15am (will need to inquire about space availability)
7:15-8:30am (multiple spaces open)
Sat: 6:30 – 7:45am and 7:45 – 9:00am (space is open)
Cost is $40 per month, but is negotiable if ppl can only go 1-2d/week and or are need of financial assistance.
Mon, Tues, Thurs: 6 – 7:30pm (space available)
Sat: 9:30 – 11am
Y membership is needed…there may be an additional $5 charge, but many team members state that the Y has not been doing so the last few months.
In addition to coaching/instruction, very beneficial when traveling as can go to many Y affiliates…Masters membership allows you to swim with team affiliates throughout the country.
Hope this helps! If people have additional questions, have them fire off an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org