Hellyer Half Marathon Race Report

This race has been around since 2011 and takes place along the (entirely paved) Coyote Creek Trail near Hellyer Park and Velodrome. It's put on by Brazen Racing, a company that does a series of over 20 races annually throughout the Bay Area. Most of their runs are known for having giant hills, but Hellyer is a relatively flat course (less than 300’ of elevation). I had done this race one before, completing the Half Marathon in 2014. Three fun facts about the 2014 race – Katie was also at that race (we wouldn’t meet for another two + years), I set my half marathon PR (1:35:33), and I also broke my pelvis when I slipped and fell on a metal plate at the turnaround. The course has changed s

South Bay Duathlon Report

Great day at the chilly South Bay Duathlon last weekend. Results: Olympic Distance: Jon Erskine; 2nd overall, 1st 45-49 age group. Juan Hernandez; 9th 35-39 age group Sprint Distance: Gunnar Roll; 6th overall, 1st 50-54 age group Brad Williamson; 13th overall, 1st 60-64 age group Gunnar's Race Report: Thought I would post a quick race report which is not about a 10k race. Last Sunday I completed my first ever Duathlon, the South Bay Duathlon, put on by USA Productions, in Morgan Hill. I choose the Sprint distance (2 mile run / 10 mile bike / 2 mile run) because the Olympic distance is NUTS. I was hesitant to sign up because it lacked a swim and I would have to do my weak sport twice in one r

Empowering and Expanding SCTA through Women for Tri grant

Hello SCTA! I’m sure you know but, just in case, I want to tell you about a grant we received from the Ironman Foundation. The club is a recipient of a 2018 Women For Tri grant from the foundation. There are a lot of things we’re trying to accomplish with it. But the ultimate goal of this funding is to increase female participation in the sport of triathlon. We sent out a survey to club members at the end of last year to ask for member feedback about how SCTA can improve. One of the major takeaways was that many women feel intimidated by the competitiveness in the club. That they feel left behind. While we don’t want to lose the competitive spirit in the club, it is a reality check that we n

President's Update: Looking back, rain and our club.

Hey all you crazy triathletes! Following up on my Facebook past, I am riding a natural high as I continue to look forward after my knee surgery two years ago. I know this may be a #FirstWorldProblem but while I was still out from anesthesia, the doc came out of surgery and told my wife that I probably wouldn't be able to run much anymore. Take that news as you wake up! Can you imagine? Waking up being told that you won't be able to run. But...slowly and under the guidance of a few local experts...my "running" migrated from crutches, to (some crawling) limping to water-running to finally running. Showing up at track with my crutches will always be one of my favorite memories. Should I have st

SCTA at Stanford Treeathlon Season Opener

A beautiful day in Redwood City for an early early season triathlon. The water was freezing (51 degrees) but the rest of the race was sunny and pleasant on a fast, flat course that S.C.T.A. dominated across the board. Results: Cecilia Carillo F25-29 4th/9 Crystal Declercq F35-39 2nd/7 Sheri Thomas F50-54 3rd/4 Martin Spierings M40-44 1st/11 Shawn Abernathy M45-49 3rd/21 Andy Thomas M45-49 6th/21 Gunnar Roll M50-54 5th/25

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