Longmont Try-a-Tri

Longmont

 

Are you new to the sport of Triathlon, recovering from injuries, just getting into shape, learning how to swim, bike, and run (all together or learning a new skill), and a full sprint distance triathlon would be a bit too much? Then, the Longmont Try-a-Tri (super-sprint triathlon distance) is the right Triathlon for you to take on!

The Longmont Try-a-Tri is not about what place you finish in, it is about having fun while finishing a TRIATHLON!

Distances:

  • Swim – 200 yards
  • Bike – 4.5 miles – 3x around the bike course
  • Run – 2K (1.2 miles) – an out and back course on the side walk and bike path

 

Event details and registration here

 

*To the best of our abilities, this information is correct. Please check the event website for the most accurate information.

Longmont Try-a-Tri

Longmont

 

Are you new to the sport of Triathlon, recovering from injuries, just getting into shape, learning how to swim, bike, and run (all together or learning a new skill), and a full sprint distance triathlon would be a bit too much? Then, the Longmont Try-a-Tri (super-sprint triathlon distance) is the right Triathlon for you to take on!

The Longmont Try-a-Tri is not about what place you finish in, it is about having fun while finishing a TRIATHLON!

Distances:

  • Swim – 200 yards
  • Bike – 4.5 miles – 3x around the bike course
  • Run – 2K (1.2 miles) – an out and back course on the side walk and bike path

 

Event details and registration here

 

*To the best of our abilities, this information is correct. Please check the event website for the most accurate information.

Colorado Athletes in Kona: Boulder to Kona Athletes

Dave Moore

In 2009, Dave Moore discovered a fellow officer was recovering from stage four cancer, which created multiple complications and a huge financial burden for her. As long as he could remember, Dave was a fan of Ironman and aspired to one day compete in a triathlon. It was at that time Dave decided to merge the two and form a triathlon team of over 30 officers and fire fighters to compete at a local sprint triathlon as a charity fund raiser for his friend. Dave was hooked on triathlons and by 2010, had completed his first Boulder 70.3 and his first 140.6, the Beach 2 Battleship.

In January of 2017, Dave was notified that he would be receiving a slot at the Kona Ironman World Championships thanks to Boulder Ironman and the team at 303 Triathlon. This is truly a dream come true for Dave, as he has always had the goal of competing at Kona. Dave and his wife Wende will be celebrating their 20th anniversary in Kona with their three boys.

 


Heather Hagan

My Kona journey came as a huge surprise blindsiding me on December 23rd. I was notified via a Facebook Live video from Dave Christensen that I was selected to race Ironman World Championships as part of the contest The Road To Kona Goes Through Boulder. I think there were a few of us from the ten selected that didn’t even know about the contest!

 

I was tagged on a Facebook video by someone with a comment that only read, “Hey coach Heather you should check this video out.” I started watching the video while multitasking in the kitchen not really knowing what the context was. I was registered for Ironman Boulder so I thought it may be a video about training for Boulder. About 7 minutes in to the video Dave said he needed to get to the point and announce the first two winners to compete in Kona. That’s about the time I started feeling anxious! Dave announced my name and I started sweating then crying. What the hell just happened!

After the initial shock wore off I started looking at the calendar to decide whether or not I could realistically do two Ironman races in 4 months. I know plenty of people do it but I wasn’t sure I could. The decision wasn’t difficult but it was terrifying. I competed in two Ironman races 6 weeks apart in 2014 and it didn’t go well. I completed Ironman Canada Whistler then DNF’d after completing the bike in Ironman Chattanooga. My heart just wasn’t in the race. I knew I did not want to feel depleted by such a short recovery like last time.

Fast forward to present day! My training is going well and I feel as prepared for the challenge. My race day goal is to cross the finish line. I know it is a privilege to be selected from the contest to participate in the World Championships among the best triathletes in the world. I will hold my head high and do my best!

 

 

I’m looking forward to time on the beach after race day with friends. I am coaching two other athletes racing Kona and supporting 11 total athletes from Balanced Art Multisport. We ended up having several athletes qualify at late season races so it will be fun having so many BAM kits on the course. I will be in my ambassador team Coeur Sports kit with BAM in spirit!

 

 

Heather’s athletes – Reiko Donato (KQ Chattanooga,) and Kayla Bowker (KQ Arizona.)

Weekend Preview: Swim Meet Just for Grown Ups

Trithalon Events

Sunday Feb. 12

 

Winter Sprinter Swim Meet

Longmont



Cycling Events

Sat. Feb. 11

Tennessee Pass Night Jam

Leadville-ish


 

Sunday Feb. 12

Oskar Blues Old Man Winter Rally & Run

Lyons

 

Choose  50km or 100km of dirt, snow, sweat, and beer rolling through the world-famous cycling mecca of Boulder County, ColoRADo…from Lyons to Boulder and beyond. OR crush the 5.8-mile run course, a fast, flat “Best of Lyons” tour, that integrates single track trails, pavement and dirt roads for a frosty frolic through a spectacular winter landscape. Everybody gets luxury aid stations with real food and hydration, a hot meal and a cold beer at the finish line, and a killer post-ride party with great music, contests, and a massive raffle. It will be the most fun you have all winter!


 

Update:  Rescheduled to Sun. Feb 26th

Big Ring Fat Bike Race #2

Meyer Ranch, Conifer



 

Longmont Police Commander Wins Final Road to Kona Slot

By Amelia Arvesen, Times Call Staff Writer

 

Longmont police patrol Cmdr. Dave Moore wanted to do a happy dance in his weekly command staff meeting Tuesday morning, but he controlled his giddiness in front of his colleagues.

Moore was grateful to learn that he was the last of 10 Ironman Boulder 2017 entrants chosen at random to compete in the Oct. 14 Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii — a qualification-only race for a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and 26.2-mile run.

“I figured I’d have to be doing Ironmans until I was 80 just to qualify,” Moore, 46, said. “When only three people compete in your age group, you’ve got a good chance of making it in.” …

He said his wife registered him earlier this year before he knew there would be a drawing, but thought it’d be neat to have a shot at the elite race. He said he believed on Monday the chance was already over and that when his colleagues walked in the conference room, it was for a presentation.

“And then when I turned the other way and I saw Dave walking in the room, that’s when I kind of realized what it’s about,” Moore said.

Ironman Boulder race director Dave Christen draped a yellow and orange lei over Moore’s neck and blue uniform, congratulating him and offering his support.

“I think we’ll get everyone together, the 10 people that won, and connect all of you guys so you have a group to go to Kona with,” Christen said in the hallway outside the conference room.

 

Complete Times Call article

 

WATCH FOR 303’s VIDEO RECAP OF THE EVENT COMING SOON