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About the club
A Brief History of the Gulf Winds Triathlon Club
The Gulf Winds Triathlon Club was officially formed in 1998. Its roots, though, trace back to several other triathlon clubs that have come and gone in Tallahassee since the late 1980s. In 1999, the club became part of the Gulf Winds Track Club. Both clubs are governed by a separate Board of Directors, elected by each club's members. Whether by design or just good fortune, both Boards share the same Treasurer. Gulf Winds Track Club operates as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and, as part of the Track Club, the Tri Club does, too. Members of the Tri Club are also members of the Gulf Winds Track Club. The current Board members of the Tri Club are listed in the box to the right, along with a contact e-mail.
As of December 1, 2012, the Tri Club had 340 members. Our members' ages range from 5 to 79, with both of those members actively competing in triathlons.
Like many triathlon clubs, some of us were swimmers first, some cyclists, some runners. We pride ourselves on creating a welcoming, encouraging environment where everyone can learn something from everyone else. We have elite-level members (including a few who are fast enough to turn pro if they wanted), fast age-groupers, middle-of-the-pack finishers, tail-end champions, and what-the-heck-did-I-sign-up-for first-timers.
The club meets the third Monday of every month (except December) at Momo's Pizza, 1410 Market Street, Tallahassee, Florida. Social time begins at 6:30 p.m., and the meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. It is usually over before 8:00 p.m. Most meetings feature speakers dispersing wisdom and experiences on triathlon-related topics. Recent speakers in 2011 & 2012 included topics on various types of racing wheels for various skill levels, race distances, and weather conditions; diagnosing overtraining and how to avoid it; carbs, protein, and recovery; food for the vegetarian triathlete; hydration and nutrition in hot and humid races; staying injury-free through regular yoga; and lots more.
Come join us at the next meeting! First-timers and curious onlookers are always welcome.
Monthly Social and Meeting
The club meets the third Monday of every month (except December) at Momo's Pizza, 1410 Market Street, Tallahassee, Florida. Social time begins at 6:30 p.m., and the meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. Most meetings feature speakers on triathon-related topics.
2013 Gulf Winds Tri Club Board Members
President -- Rob McNeely
Vice President/Pres Elect -- Kathy McDaris
Past President -- Bill Dillon
Secretary -- Lisa Cox
Treasurer -- Jerry Chesnutt
At-Large -- Bryan Desloge
At-Large -- Jillian Heddaeus
At-Large -- Jennifer Kilinski
At-Large -- Mike Weyant
At-Large -- Bobby York