Hello fellow TriFurians,
Nothing like a little snow on the ground to get you excited about the winter USAT National Challenge Competition, eh? :) I will be attempting to follow in Robin's footsteps and take on the task of managing this year's data collection/entry so please bear with me as I learn the ropes.
For those of you who would like to participate (and if you're training anyway, why not help your team out, too...bonus!), I will need the following information to enroll you: first name, last name, age as of today (December 1st), your USAT number and your gender. You can send this now or with your first week's numbers, whichever is easiest for you.
Moving forward, a weekly submission of your swimming, biking, running, xcountry skiing and elliptical miles will be used to help our team win this (friendly) competition.
You can join up at any time and there is no minimum level of participation required, but the weekly submissions to me will be key in making this process go as smoothly as possible. If you can aim to get your information to me by Friday of each week that would be most appreciated...the only exceptions will be at the end of each month so we can clean those up on time.
You may recall each winter month has a focus, December is swimming, January is biking and February is running...however, there is an OVERALL competition as well, so please send me all activities during every month. Please also send me the ACTUAL mileage that has been completed for each activity; my understanding is that in years past miles were weighted before being entered (eg. a mile biking is 'easier' than a mile swimming so they are counted differently), that is no longer the case, they will weight them after entry.
I will attempt to update our numbers on a daily basis, but cannot promise perfection, so please don't panic if the data you've sent doesn't immediately show up on the website...but if it's been more than two days I will accept a friendly reminder. :)
Please let me know if you have any questions, otherwise happy training and go team!!
----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Carrie Aversano <Carrie.Aversano@usatriathlon.org>
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2012 11:50 AM
Subject: SIGN UP TODAY! - USAT National Challenge Competition
Dear USAT Clubs,
Register today for the 2012-2013
National Challenge Competition!
STARTS DECEMBER 1st ! Sign up today!
Please continue to the following website to register!
The USA Triathlon National Challenge Competition is an off-season competition between USAT member clubs across the United States.
There are three sessions: Swim (December), Bike (January) and Run (February). During each session everyone trains in all 3 disciplines, but awards are given for the team and athletes with the most mileage for that month's discipline and again for the overall competition.
Clubs compete in Divisions according to club size, so even smaller clubs have a chance to win prizes. There are also prizes awarded to individual athletes in each session and overall.
Check out the Rules page for all the prize details and competition rules.
*****The National Challenge Competition only recognizes USA Triathlon Club Members. To register your club with USA Triathlon please continue to the following link.
USAT Club Registration: http://www.usatriathlon.org/audience/clubs/start-a-club.aspx
· Please send me an email after you complete registration with USAT Clubs! This will then allow you to register for the National Challenge Competition.