SCTA Raises Money for Mini Mermaid Running Club

It was pain, pleasure and good will for members of the Santa Cruz Triathlon Association on Tuesday night. After a hard and hot track session with Coach Dave Liotta it was off to support one of our Community Partners the Mini Mermaids Running Club - a nonprofit after school running and self-development program for girls. The event was held at sponsor Beer Thirty who kindly donated 20% of beer sales from the night. Nearly $300 was raised which goes to free programs for under-served girls in our community. SCTA once again dominating on and off the track.

Monte Rio Triathlon

On June 4th, SCTA was represented by 5 triathletes at the Monte Rio Triathlon. Hear from Gerardo van den Hoek about his experience racing. Congratulations Gerardo and all the SCTA racers! 1) Highlights The SCTA crew! And... The bike course views. I did not expect them and they were a very pleasant surprise. It helped with, the also unexpected, wind and hills at that point. 2) Challenges/lessons learned: It's a bit far, so it requires some planning. Personally I learned to do what I preach. Focus on the present. I did not think about saving legs for the run whilst on the bike. When in other occasions I would've told myself to save some, I pushed. 3) Best memory It's a small/loca

I Found My Community through SCTA

I had NO idea what I was getting myself into after registering for the Santa Cruz Sprint Triathlon back in November 2016. My mind reasoned the following before I submitted my payment to Active: “1 – I ran five half marathons last year. I will kill the running portion. I got this! 2 – I just bought a mountain bike – that will do… I can definitely participate. 3 – Swimming isn’t my strength, but I know for certain I won’t drown!” After New Year’s Day, it dawned on me that I had nine months to train but absolutely no training plan. I didn’t know anything about bike maintenance, especially how to change a tube. The most I had biked was four miles, my commute, one-way, to UCSC from my house. The

Linda's Morgan Hill Triathlon Race Report

1) Highlights from the race – Getting up at 4:15am to head to the race…only kidding. I loved the sense of comradery among the SCTA members (racers and volunteers). I don’t often get out to the practices as I work nights and weekends but loved that everyone was cheering each other on and celebrating everyone’s accomplishments. It was so encouraging to see so much Blue and Yellow out there. Getting 2nd in my age group was pretty sweet too. 2) Challenges/Lessons learned – Coming off of IM Santa Rosa 70.3 I wondered if I was sane signing up for this race last minute but the challenge was more mental then physical. After an IM the hype and adrenaline flow drops kinda low and I felt this is a fun

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