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President's Update: IronMADNESS @ Santa Rosa & Canada

August 1, 2017



Hey all you crazy people!


As we enter another week here in beautiful Santa Cruz, I'd like to remind everyone that we have the Santa Cruz Triathlons - Clinic 1 for the bike this coming Wednesday. 6pm @ Spokesman. Racing the Santa Cruz Triathlon or the Ironman 70.3 in town? This is JUST the clinic for you! Hear from experienced athletes who have honed their skills right on the course that you're racing. Learn the tips and tricks of the pros, as they say!


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But let's get down to the meat of this blog post. IronFrickin'Man! I can't begin to say, from all of us racers, how thankful we are for EVERYBODY! I'm going to miss someone and I totally apologize for that, but congratulations to Deanne on another amazing accomplishment on a super tough course! Total killer! Peter Taylor is a rock star and stud in my book! Toeing the starting line, some days you just don't have it. Congratulations to Jon Erskine as well! Seijin was up in Canada cheering on the much fun!


Ironman Santa Rosa...Santa Cruz Triathlon Association...3rd place in D5 with well over 100 triathlon clubs. Way to go!


Lani - Your smile was so incredible out on the run course! My smile went from a suda grimace to full on smile!

Mollie - You pulled us through on the run. You were so excited to see us!

Cathy - Epic volunteer position of putting the medals on. So awesome!

Mark - Thank you for helping with paddle support! I was looking for you.

Sloan - Again, thank you for helping with paddle support. I was looking for you too!

Cecilia - Seeing you ushering the lead runner was really cool...especially knowing that you weren't allowed to cheer anyone on but I saw you mouth "Way to go, Steve!" Thank you!

Katy - Hearing you cheer us on near the run turnaround was great! Even if our minds weren't quite working then.

Sara - My wife (as you all probably know) was the greatest supporter of me and my endeavor to complete my 2nd Ironman. She was at all the perfect spots during the race and there is no way in heck I could have done this without her!

Jill - You are incredibly wise for knowing that Saturday just wasn't your day. It takes a mentally tough individual to listen and respond to when your body says "not today". I applaud you!

Roxanne - Incredible! What a race! I'll never forget the story that you told me on that out & back section...I was DEEP in the pain cave and you came along with your smile and cheered me up! Congratulations on your first EPIC Ironman!

Nick - Was this Lucky #13 or #12? Either way, your bike split was killer! You even had enough energy to yell "Positive vibes, negative splits!!" out there to me. Congratulations, my friend!

Crystal - From when I first met you at the SCTA spin sessions at Spokesman, I knew that you were going to crush this race. Seeing you near the finish line with all of your energy literally brought tears to my eyes. Congratulations!

Darren - I'll be man crush.