Sunday, January 30, 2011

What a gorgeous day last Saturday was and what a great turnout we had at both the Deerwood 5K and at our team kick off meeting, even with many team members having other obligations and unable to attend. This was the second annual Deerwood 5K benefiting nearby Deerwood Elementary School and we were pleased to see that the number of runners & walkers had increased from last year. Again, the course was out and back along the scenic J. Blanchard Park Trail, our favorite running training route.

Here are some photos from the race (apologies for a couple blurry photos):

Race results can be found here. Congrats to everyone who participated!


For those who were unable to attend our Tri Club Kick Off Meeting, here are links to the handouts.

BPY Tri Club Brochure
Kick Off Party Handout
BPY Tri Club Handbook
BPY Tri Club Registration Form

Note that existing members are asked to submit a new tri club registration form. We will be having MANY first timers joining our morning and evening crews so look for new faces and please introduce yourselves when we start our "official" triathlon practice next Monday, February 7th. We want to make sure everyone feels welcome.

Thank you to everyone who came and helped out at the meeting, to MIX 1 for coming and supporting our team with free MIX 1 protein drinks and donating a case as a raffle giveaway, and to Cycle Spectrum for donating many great raffle prizes as well (2 bike computers, a couple of tire changing kits, CO2 Cartirdges, Insulated water bottles, and many more things). Fabulous surprises!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wow, it's been nearly a year since this club blog began!

Anyone remember what the very first blog post was about? Here's a little video to jog some memories:

Yes? No?

Well, if this didn't ringing any bells, it was about the inaugural Deerwood 5K race that was held right in our backyard on the J. Blanchard Park trail. The event went so well last year that it's being held again this year on Saturday, January 29th at 8am. The cost for BPY Tri club members who sign up by tomorrow, Thursday, 1/20, is only $15 (pick up the reg form from the Blanchard Park Y's front desk or download it here and submit it with your payment). Of course, you can still register for the race later and even on race day but the price will be higher. There's also a FREE fun run for kids 12 and under (register on race day).

Also on the same day is our Tri Club Kickoff Meeting at 1pm. Everyone is welcome (don't have to be Y members) and all current club members are strongly encouraged to attend. Coach Jacklynn will be discussing a lot of important things including changes to practice days/times, club races, team uniforms, and much, much more. Childcare will be provided as well as some great food too.

So, save the date: Saturday, January 29th,
8am - Deerwood 5K and 1pm - Tri Club Kickoff Meeting.

See you there!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Last year we asked club members to send in photos of themselves in interesting places outside of Orlando with their BPY Tri uniform. The photos could be while racing in some event or otherwise. Why not wear the club uniform just because you love it :-) We'd hoped to get 20 but we got 14 which is pretty good considering that some of the places they were worn/shown were pretty cold! Here they are:

Thanks to all who participated. If you have a photo you'd like have added, email it as an attachment (bpytri @ or post it on our club Facebook page. Look forward to another great year of training and racing!

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