Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Scofield Tri 2010

Attention all SUTC members, be on the lookout for a few escapees! Congratulations to all the SUTC members who competed in the 2010 Scofield Tri. The Scofield Tri is composed of four distances: Kids, Sprint, Olympic and Escape. The Escape being composed of a 1.7 mile swim from an island, a ruthless 40 miles bike ride of which most of it is climbing (feel like doing Sand Hollow hill for 20 miles or so? Wait that would be easier.), followed up with a 10 mile run. Oh yeah don't for get to do it starting at 7,739 feet of elevation. The Escape makes all other halfs look like a walk through the daisys.

Weather was good for the Scofield Tri, slightly warmer, but overcasted for most the day. One of the neat things about this Tri is the opportunity to camp with family and friends. The camping was great and so was the tempratures at night. This is a great family oriented triathlon. The following is a list of notable finishers.

Escape Distance

Colleen Rue - First Place Division
Breanna Nelson - First Place Division
Matt Bracken - First Place Division

Olympic Distance

Lindsey Merrill - Second Place Overall
Ryan Duckworth - First Place Division

Sprint Distance

Rory Duckworth - Thrid Place Division
Tiffany Gust - Second Place Division
Kelly Duckworth - First Place Division

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Utah Summer Games Tri 2010

Well we had another great day in Southern Utah for a tri. I think we are on a streak now for good weather events.

Congratulations to all the tri club members who came out and helped team SUTC dominate the podium! We had a total of 31 members race with 21 members earning medals. WOW! Great Job SUTC! For those of you who didn't medal, most of you were really close. Keep coming to the workouts as it is a great way to learn, train, have fun and stay motivated towards your personal goals. SUTC Rocks!!! Here is a list of our podium finishers.

Sprint Distance

Craig Coats - 2nd place age group
Mike Hammer- 1st place age group
Brian Burgener - 2nd place age group
Willy Heinrich - 3rd place age group
Kenny Mason - 3rd place age group
Kristie Burchinal - 2nd place age group
AJ Dansie - 1st place age group (only 11 years old!)

Olympic Distance

Brian Jeppson - 2nd place overall
Ben Ford - 1st place age group
Rich Bruin - 2nd place age group
Ryan Duckworth - 1st place age group
Chanda Jeppson - 1st place overall
Shirley Leydsman - 2nd place overall
Heath Burchinal - 3rd place age group
Jamie Egbert - 3rd place overall
David Wellman - 2nd place age group
Michael Abele - 1st place age group
Janette Tank - 1st place age group
Cathy Ford - 2nd place age group
Steve Marshall - 2nd place age group
Matt Bracken - 1st place age group

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

STG Triathlon 2010

Unlike past tradition, the weather was GREAT for the 2010 STG Triathlon. Congrats to all that competed in the event. SUTC had a strong showing on the podium and with our SWEET jerseys, we sure looked GOOD doing it! Here are some notable finishers.

Olympic Distance

Lindsey Merrill - First Place Division (2:04:09)
Colleen Rue - Second Place Overall Female (2:14:46)
Ryan Duckworth - First Place Division (2:17:19)
Matt Bracken - Third Place Division (2:17:37)
Chanda Jeppson - Second Place Division (2:19:32)
Breanna Nelson - First Place Division (2:19:34)
Jamie Egbert - First Place Division (2:23:28)
Michael Abele - Second Place Division (2:24:52)

Sprint Distance

Rory Duckworth - First Place Division (1:20:13)
Mike Greene - First Place Division (1:20:27)
Andrew Lindstrom - Second Place Division (1:22:34)
Daniel Bishoff - Second Place Division (1:22:53)
Brian Burgener - Third Place Division (1:23:58)


Congratulations to all the SUTC members who faced the challenge at the 2010 St George Ford Ironman. Special thanks to those SUTC members who volunteered, you all ROCK! Thank you for the support! The following is a list of 2010 St George Ford Ironman Finishers.
Bill Jones
Brian Burgener
Carlos Mercado
James Mitchell
Janie Earle
Jason Jarvie
Jason Wells
Lindsey Merrill
Locke Ettinger
Luke Greer
Matt Bracken
Rob Gray
Ryan Duckworth
Shirley Leydsman

Monday, March 29, 2010

Showdown at Sundown 2010

Here are some pics, highlights and standings from the Showdown at Sundown at Lake Las Vegas. This race offered Sprint, Olympic and Half Iron distances. We had club members participating in the Olympic and the Half Iron. The day was SUPER windy and SUPER fun!

Breanna Nelson took 1st place Overall Female in the Olympic distance with a time of 2:32:08! Way to go Breanna!

Jason Wells put in a great race with a total Half Iron distance time of 5:45:58. Here he is still smiling on the bike!

Matt Bracken placed 3rd in his age group with a total Half Iron time of 5:18:59. Don't forget to support Matt in his St. George Ironman fundraising competition, raising funds for Limbs for Haiti.

And lastly, I managed to grab 1st place in my age group with a total time of 5:53:35. My husband was able to get some great swim shots from the spectator-friendly shoreline.

Good Times!

All right! So as promised, I am finally highlighting and posting some pictures of tri club members and the events in which we participate! If you have a highlight (like a PR or first tri or placing in an age group, or anything else), send me your story and your pics, and I will publish at least 1 per month. For now, you have to sit tight with what I have available so far! Enjoy!

Tuacahn Duathlon - Feb. 27th, 2010

Tri Club members were all over the standings in this race! We had a fun, slightly chilly race day that I think most everyone who participated would call a success. The kids also had a great time participating in the kids' fun run. Here are the results:

Sprint Race - Women's division:
Haley Hammons - 2nd place - F30-34 - 1:18:27
Kelly Duckworth - 6th place - F30-34 - 1:30:03

Sprint Race - Men's division:
Rory Duckworth - 2nd place - M20-24 - 1:07:14
Olympic Race - Women's division:
Jamie Egbert - 2nd place - F30-34 - 1:58:05

Olympic Race - Men's division:
Ben Ford - 1st place - M40-44 -1:48:57
Brian Bergener - 3rd place - M40-44 - 1:56:03
Alex Santiago - 1st place - Clydes - 2:34:15

Saturday, January 30, 2010

TT Bike or Road bike for the St. George Ironman?


We have a tri club member wondering whether it would be better to ride a Tri bike or a Road Bike for the St. George Ironman. This is not the first time I've heard this question. The hills in this race course are making many triathletes think twice! Please leave a comment with your opinion and/or answer the poll! Thanks!