Route 66 Aquathlon/Triathlons Up Next

on, Thu May 21, 2015 by, rt66.rd

REGISTRATION CLOSING MONDAY NIGHT FOR ALL EVENTS!!!!

May 26: ROUTE 66 SPLASH N DASH

El Reno, OK (Lake El Reno), 6:30pm start
Contact: Steve Bussjaeger, rt66rd@hotmail.com
500m Swim/2M Run


May 30: ROUTE 66 SPRINT TRIATHLON &

El Reno, OK (Lake El Reno), 8:30am start
Contact: Steve Bussjaeger, rt66rd@hotmail.com
0.5K Swim/13M Bike/5K Run & Aquabike


May 30: ROUTE 66 OLYMPIC TRIATHLON & AQUABIKE

El Reno, OK (Lake El Reno), 7:30AM START
Contact: Steve Bussjaeger, rt66rd@hotmail.com
1.5K Swim/40K Bike/10K Run & Aquabike
Best of US National Championship Qualifier

Get ready to get WET May 3rd @ Thunderbird

on, Thu Apr 30, 2015 by, rt66.rd

LAKE THUNDERBIRD May 3rd SPLASH n DASH is a part of the Tri-OKC Splash n Dash Series. Splash-n Dash, or ‘Aquathlon’ is a swim followed by a run in one exciting event. Although perfect for beginners the 2015 series will again culminate with the USAT AQUATHLON NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP in October at which athletes can qualify to compete for the USA in the 2016 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP.

Closer to home, race three events from the Tri-OKC series, (one in Norman at Lake Thunderbird, one in Edmond at Lake Arcadia, and one in El Reno, at Lake El Reno), and you will be in the running for the Tri-OKC Splash-n-Dash championship.

EVENT START TIME:
LAKE THUNDERBIRD SPLASH-N-DASH:
Sunday, May 3rd, 2015
RACE START TIME: 10:30am

A RACE BRIEFING session will be held at 10:00am to go over COURSE RULES AND ANY CHANGES.
PACKET PICKUP will be available from 9:00 am

LOCATION
ZOOM BEACH, LAKE THUNDERBIRD, NORMAN OKLAHOMA
Zoom Beach is on the west side of Lake Thunderbird. Access from Norman is from Alameda which leads to the Lake Thunderbird State Park entrance. Follow this road to the large parking lot at Hog Creek, access to Zoom Beach is along the private road to the left (see the run course). Race HQ will be at the pavilion near transition.
Address of Park Office/park entrance:
13101 Alameda Dr
Norman, OK 73026

THE COURSE
‘MAY THE FORTH BE WITH YOU’, LAKE THUNDERBIRD SPLASH-N-DASH (Swim/Run)
USAT Sanctioned courses. The 500 yard swim is an open water swim at Zoom Beach, Lake Thunderbird State Park. Triangle counter-clockwise course. See www.triokc.org for further event and course details.
This will be a wetsuit legal event
The 2 mile run course is a mixture of wide trail and asphalt road, out and back course.

Team Entry, of one swimmer and one runner will be available.

Club Meeting and Swim Clinic – April 21

on, Fri Apr 10, 2015 by, rt66.rd

OUHSC will play host to our April 21st club meeting. We will have interesting speakers on topics that we all have planning for the upcoming triathlon season. We will also have a swim clinic for everyone that wants/needs to review stroke technique, training ideas, and anything else to keep you alive in the what many describe as the “hardest part” of triathlon.

6:30-6:45: An introduction to thhe club, meeting, and clinic

6:45-7:00: “the Swim” with David Gray

7:00: In-water swim clinic (please click on the link below to sign up for this. There is a $15 cost to do the in-water clinic)

7:05-7:45: “Basic open water safety, intrianing and in racing” Pier Hale

7:20-7:45: “Youth Triathlon: Opportunities for kids and youth in multisport” Roger Gartman

7:45-8:00: “What to look for in a wetsuit” Steve Schlegel and team.

IN WATER SWIM CLINIC will be held by coach David Gray. David has coached swimmers to state, national amd olympic success. He s most known among those who have trained with him for training pro triathlete, Amanda Stevens.

NB: If you want to swim you will have to sign up for the clinic in advance. Slots will be limited to first come first served basis. Link to sign up is here.

Clinic will  be 45 minutes long. There is a small $15 fee paid to OUHSC for use of the pool you will need to pay to be part of the in-water clinic

Swim Training

Pool Locations:

Bike Training

  • Tue - 405 Bicycles, 310-2453 for details
  • Thur - Schlegel’s, 232-4040 for details
  • Sat - 405 Bicycles, 310-2453 for details
  • Sun - Schlegel’s, 232-4040 for details

All Local YMCA’s have spin classes thru out the week. See schedules for date and time.


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