Thursday, September 03, 2009

NETT Tri Update

Here's the latest update from Frank KJ on NETT's place in the FIRM Series:

Although NETT is in a secure 3rd place in the FIRM Grand Prix serieswith 192 points it would be great to see NETT finish off the series with strong attendance and performances at the last two races.

Sunday 9/13 is the FIRMMan - a half ironman distance in Narragansett, RI. It is a fast ocean swim, a pretty fast bike leg - depending on the wind, and a run that if the sun is out can be quite brutal. The last 1/3 mile is definitely brutal as they have you run on the beach to the finish line - imagine running in loose sands after 4-5 hours at near LT. Jim De Zutter will participate in the the aqua bike, Frank will race individually and then we have a superfast male relay team that most likely will win their division. Big Al will swim, Ali will bike and Martin will run.

Saturday 9/19 is the TDD sprint triathlon in Douglas State Forest. I have personally never raced it but from others I have heard it is a great course. It is a sweet short swim of just 1/4 mile, then 11 miles bike and 3 mile run. A distance that everyone can manage so having a crowd of mini ponies would be phenomenal. Not sure yet who will be there, so if you plan on racing, please indicate so on Meetup (or let me know).

Once the season has come to end, I will plan a social to celebrate our success in not just the FIRM series but all the great accomplishments NETT has posted this season.

P.S. Don't forget about Jerry's Ironman race this coming Sunday in Plymouth - all these multisport races he has done and yet this is his first ever Ironman. Go Jerry!

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