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Beach Blast I: To the First Buoy, and Beyond!
by Rob McNeely
May 2, 2013 (Tallahassee) – The semi-annual Beach Blast Triathlon is known for its quirkiness. Set in Mexico Beach and with the Spring version held on Saturday, April 27, the triathlon offers a “short” course and an “intermediate” course. Those distances are not to be confused with the more traditional “Sprint” and “Olympic” distances. The “short” triathlon lists itself as a .35-mile (560 meters) swim, a 15-mile bike, and a 5K run. That distance is reasonably comparable to other Sprint races. The “intermediate” triathlon, however, is shorter than Olympic triathlons in both the swim and the bike. The “intermediate” features a .7-mile (1,120…
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(Posted May 9, 2013) -- The results from the first four Grand Prix events of the year are now posted here in the grey box on the right side of the page!
Monthly Social and Meeting (third Monday of every month)
Next Meeting: Monday, May 20. Social at 6:30p.m., meeting begins at 7:00 p.m.
May meeting notice: We will hear a brief presentation by Jon Sewell about the Capital City to the Sea Trails Master Plan project. After Mr. Sewell's presentation, we will hear a summary and discussion on the results of a USAT report on fatalities in multi-sport activities, particularly swim deaths in triathlon.
Everyone is invited, including members and non-members, and those contemplating doing their first triathlon in 2013 . . . or some day.