Sunday, February 1, 2009

2008 Race Results


Race Results:

Craig Ward 2:01:57
Josh Holmgren 2:02:48
David Brinton 2:11:46
Tim Elison 2:19:50
Matt Walker 2:20:49
John Peebler 2:21:21
Kevin Packer 2:23:51
Tyler Nevenner 2:24:25
Camille Brinton 2:27:18
CJ Park 2:35:22
Lisa Packer 2:45:50
Sue Peebler 2:45:50
Kay Ward 2:52:02

XANGO Echo Triathlon

Perfect day for a race! Perhaps one of the strongest fields we've seen in a local race as well. The XANGO Echo Triathlon was this years USAT Regional Qualifier in addition to the largest purse prize this state has to offer for the sport of triathlon.List below are club members results:

Sprint Distance

Josh Holmgren 1:14:41 (3rd Age Group Awards)
Jeremy Holmgren 1:18:47
Spencer Rice 1:20:57
Dave Hendrickson 1:29:34

Olympic Distance

Tyler Hendrickson 2:22:49
Ryan Benson 2:38:49

IRONMAN Coeur D'Alene

Craig Ward 13:03:54"

Escape From Alcatraz

What a rush! This race is a must do, at least once in your lifetime...and then you'll be hooked and want to come back year after year. This is such a unique race because you first have the chance to "Escape From Alcatraz" by swimming across the channel to San Francisco. Despite the water being a chilly 56 degrees F, there is also a strong cross current, swells, and chop. With nearly 2000 people on board the San Francisco Belle the boat horn sounds and the starboard galley doors are opened. The racers then proceed to jump into the icy water, emptying the boat in just 6 minutes. It's literally like lemmings jumping off a cliff. There is no time to hesitate. You just go.
So after all of that exhileration, the race then leads to a 1K run to T1 where you begin the 18 mile hilly bike leg passed the Golden Gate Bridge and through the Presidio. Following the bike, back into transition you quickly start the 8 mile run. The run is Xterra-like quickly moving from pavement to trail, up steps, down steps, through a tunnel that's only 5 feet high, down steep trails to Baker Beach, on the sand next to the ocean, up the "Sand Ladder", and backtracking all the way to the finish. I will say this is one of the most energetic, well organized events I have ever competed in. Now it's your turn. The lottery opens this November!

Tyler Hendrickson 2:43:45

Salem Spring Tri

Josh Holmgren 30:57 (2nd Age Group)
Jeremy Holmgren 33:21
Tim Elison 34:17

Vikingman Half

Taylor Scalley 6:14:06
Matt Walker 6:38:12

Boise IRONMAN 70.3

Aside from the freezing cold lake (58F), this race was money!!! Downtown Boise was a happening place last weekend. There was "Ironman" everywhere you looked. It seemed like the entire town came out to cheer on the race. It was definitely loud and energetic at the transitions and finish line. This is a great race to put on the calendar for next season.Here are the club members results:

Tyler Hendrickson 5:14:08"
Craig Ward 5:38:00"
CJ Park 5:57:00"
Dave Ward 6:14:12"
Ryan Benson 6:19:11"
Jaime Wissler 6:29:18"

Saint George Triathlon

As always this race finds a new way to get tougher every year. With swells and whitecaps big enough for Search and Rescue to cancel the swim portion of the Sprint Race, the Olympic distance athletes were left to gut it out. As the strong winds continued to blow, the bike portion was much more difficult than many people expected. However, with the cooler temps, the run was pretty enjoyable for those who weren't completely exhausted by this point. Make sure you register early again next year!!! Here are club member results:

Olympic Distance

Craig Ward 2:39:47
Tyler Hendrickson 2:42:55
CJ Park 3:08:08
Dave Ward 3:16:45

Sprint Distance

Jeremy Holmgren 1:06:59
Spencer Rice 1:06:59 (no that's not a typo, they actually came in together)
Kevin Packer 1:12:13
Ryan Benson 1:12:15 (missed him by 2 seconds!)
Dave Hendrickson 1:14:37
Jim Hoggan 1:21:54
Dave Chytraus 1:26:41
Lindie Hoggan 1:55:31

SHAC Triathlon

Sand Hollow Aquatics Center (SHAC) Triathlon Great Job Josh! 1st in his AG and 4th Overall!!!

Josh Holmgren 1:00:13"

RAGE in the SAGE

Well it sounds like if you are looking for a tough desert race, this is the one for you. We had two nut jobs run the half iron distance in 90 degree plus temps. Jeremy enjoyed the much short distance.

Half Ironman

Craig Ward 5:59:27"
CJ Park 6:51:48"


Jeremy Holmgren 1:25:25"

Salt Lake City Half Marathon

It was great to see so many friends out running this race. We had great weather, a slightly downhill course, and a tailwind at times...couldn't ask for anything better!!!

Tyler Hendrickson 1:33:13"
James Wissler 1:49:31"
John Peebler 2:02:13"
Sue Peebler 2:02:14"
Lisa Packer 2:02:16"
Ryan Boyack 2:18:16"


As the name implies this race was FREEEEEZING!!! Great job to everyone who competed and braved the wind and cold temperature. Run, Bike, then Swim was certainly called for on this day...

Tyler Hendrickson 1:01:40
Josh Holmgren 1:07:11
Jeremy Holmgren 1:08:00
Tim Elison 1:12:12
Kevin Packer 1:14:03
John Peebler 1:15:23
Ryan Benson 1:17:08
Lisa Packer 1:32:55
Sue Peebler 1:34:21
Photos for the ICEBREAKER can be found at Zazoosh

2007 Race Results

Scofield TriathlonWhere can you spend quality time with your family, fish, hike, hear a live band, eat like a king, and run a triathlon? Athletes and spectators had the choice of dutch oven chicken, BBQ pork, hamburgers, or spagetti at the post race bash. Matt Russell, dutch oven connoisseur, knocked it out of the park with a delicious roast BBQ pig. This race was voted #1 Utah Triathlon in 2006 by Trihive readers, and we quickly learned why. Boasting itself as the highest elevation triathlon in the United States at 7800 feet, the Scofield Triathlon was a fantastic challenge at one of the best race venues in the state. Next year put this one on your race calendar!Results:Tyler Hendrickson 1:10:57"David Ward 1:20:05"CJ Park 1:29:56"

Cache Valley TriathlonJosh Holmgren and CJ Park did a great job "representing" the Triple Threat at yesterday's Cache Valley Triathlon. Placing 10/288 overall and 3rd in his age group, Josh really put down some serious split times. Wanting to enjoy the race a little bit longer, CJ offered moral support to a fellow neighbor/athlete by waiting in T1 for nearly 15:00" for his friend to finish the swim. Great job! Josh Holmgren 1:14:04CJ Park 1:45:17
SPUDMANBurley Idaho Lions Spudman TriathlonHome of the world's fastest swim courseWhat a great race where everyone involved is racing the same distance! There were over 1500 athletes all taking on the Olympic Distance. There isn't a better race to pit yourself against the competition; whether that be a personal goal, last year's time, or other athletes in the field. All who participated found out why this is one of the most popular races in the country, filling up the registration last January in only 19 hours! Results:Craig Ward 2:03:49Tyler Hendrickson 2:06:40Jeremy Holmgren 2:08:22Josh Holmgren 2:08:23Tim Elison 2:12:46Matt Walker 2:14:26Jen McGlothlin 2:20:05Tyler Nevenner 2:21:12Dave Ward 2:22:20Kevin Packer 2:22:24John Peebler 2:25:41Ryan Benson 2:26:24CJ Park 2:40:18Mickey Taylor 2:45:31
TriUtah Echo TriathlonEcho Triathlon Team Results: Sprint DistanceTim Elison 1:21:48Matt Walker 1:28:09Tyler Nevenner 1:30:55Dave Ward 1:33:28Don Matthews 1:45:41Olympic DistanceTyler Hendrickson 2:26:39Josh Holmgren 2:28:36Jeremy Holmgren 2:37:00Ryan Benson 2:53:41 James Wissler 3:11:28

Provo TriathlonPerfect day for a race. Temp in the high 70s. No wind. This race was a good mid-season fitness check for many who participated in the sprint distance race.Tyler Hendrickson 1:16:37Matt Jackson 1:22:08Ryan Benson 1:26:16Dave Hendrickson 1:31:53

Utah Summer GamesHey it ain't the Olympics, but it's the closest thing we're going to come to titan glory. With 106 F threating the day, a few of us decided that an early morning sprint race would be a great way to start off the weekend.Tyler Hendrickson 1:14:18Dave Hendrickson 1:33:37

Escape From AlcatrazI am here to report that one of our own successfully swam 1.5 miles from Alcatraz Island, then went on to bike a hilly 18 miles, and run a grueling 8 mile "escape" from the authorities before she was finally FREE! Great job Jen! If you are interested in doing the Escape from Alcatraz next season June 8, 2008, here is the link for the website and the lottery: Escape From AlcatrazJen McGlothlin 3:00:51
Vikingman, Burley Idaho"Welcome to Burley, Idaho's first annual half-ironman distance triathlon, the VikingMan. This test of strength and endurance consists of a 1.2 mile swim with the current of the scenic Snake River, a 56 mile bike loop through a patchwork of beautiful farm terrain, and a 13.1 mile run that borders the river, teaming with wildlife and a spectacular view of Mt. Harrison. The VikingMan Triathlon is an opportunity for athletes of all levels to dream, to strive, and to conquer. We anticipate a great race this year! Come meet the challenge!"Well we're happy to report that several Triple Threat members were more than just up to the challenge. Great job on finishing well in a true test of long distance endurance!Josh Holmgren 5:20:20"Jeremy Holmgren 5:36:55"Tim Elison 5:45:07" Melville Taylor Team 6:20:36"The Vikingman is a race that we should all put on our calendars for next season.
Women Of Steel TriathlonWe can now officially claim to know and have in our club "Women Of Steel"!!! Great race results!Camille Brinton 1:05:21"Jennifer Elison 1:16:43"
Saint George TriathlonWell the 7:00am start sure seemed to make a big difference on the temperature factor. Talk about a perfect race day! I think everyone had a PB time.OLYMPIC DISTANCE ATHLETESCraig Ward 2:25:47"Tyler Hendrickson 2:27:59"Jeremy Holmgren 2:36:01"David Ward 2:53:19"SPRINT DISTANCE ATHLETESRyan Benson 1:27:57"CJ Park 1:31:54"Terri Park 1:50:30"Tyler Park 2:17:21"

Olympus Sprint Training RaceThank you to everyone who came out for our Olympus Sprint Race Training Day! I think my final count was 17 racers. With perfect temperatures outside for biking and running, the pool temp was actually a little warmer than most of us were use to. I know the "hill" up 39th South caught a few people off guard, but I'm sure you'll be stronger for it. Good luck to all of you who have their first race coming up in the next few weeks. Hopefully this training day gave you a little taste of what the big race-day will be like.

Salt Lake City MarathonThanks to our Sport Medicine MD, Triple Threat had some representation at the Salt Lake City Marathon a couple of weeks ago! Great job on the race, Dave!David Brinton 3:46:00"

Lehi Legacy Spring TriathlonWow! What a great showing for the Triple Threat Triathlon Club at the Lehi Legacy Spring Triathlon! I think everyone should get a prize for just finding their way through this crazy "mouse maze" race.
Josh Holmgren 1:04:58" (6/360 and 2nd Age Grp 30-34)
Tyler Hendrickson 1:05:23" (8/360 and 3rd Age Grp 30-34)
Jeremy Holmgren 1:07:17" (13/360 and 5th Age Grp 30-34)
Tim Elison 1:09:05" (22/360 and 2nd Age Grp 35-39)
Ryan Benson 1:12:46" (39/360 and 6th Age Grp 35-39)
Matt Walker 1:13:32" (45/360 and 12th Age Grp 30-34)

CALIFORNIA 70.3 IRONMANCraig and Dave Ward traveled down to Oceanside, California for the Ralph's Half Ironman on March 28th, 2007. Craig turned in an impressive time, despite being deathly ill for days leading up to the race as well as during the race. Dave also faired well by beating his time from last year by over 20 minutes!
Craig Ward Swim: 36:11" Bike: 2:52:53" Run: 1:45:25" Overall: 5:32:12"
Dave Ward Swim: 46:17" Bike: 3:10:04" Run: 2:39:18" Overall: 6:46:03"

Icebreaker TriathlonTriple Threat Club members kicked off the race season this past March at the Icebreaker Sprint Triathlon in American Fork, UT. It was nice to see what kind of race shape we were all in after winter training months. Here are some of the results:
Tyler Hendrickson 1:00:18" (4/343 and 1st Age Grp 30-34)
Ryan Benson 1:11:10" (89/343 and 12th Age Grp 35-39)
Matt Walker 1:11:36" (94/343 and 13th Age Grp 30-34)

Cool Links


Jon Blais "The Blazeman"

Blais completed the 2005 Ford Ironman World Championship despite being diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. This year, Blais returned to Kona to celebrate the athletic accomplishments of new supporters of "The War on ALS."

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Impatient: I am what I am?I really have very little patience?mostly with myself, but I am working on it.

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A few of the club members have scheduled a bike fitting and fitness testing session at TOSH with Max Testa MD. We have negotiated a special club price for the workup. Those who are interested please give me a call and we can talk about the specifics.

Dr. Testa has worked as a team physician for high-profile cycling teams, including teams sponsored by 7-Eleven, Motorola, and Mapei, since 1985, bringing 20 years of experience with him to TOSH. Basing his training programs on science, biomechanics, nutrition, and psychology, Testa has a reputation as one of the best physicians and scientists in the world's cycling community.

Recent Tour de France standout and Rowland Hall graduate Levi Leipheimer uses Testa's expertise and knowledge to help position himself as one of the sport's brightest talents. Dr. Testa also trained other well-known cyclists like Lance Armstrong, Davis Phinney, Bob Roll, and Andy Hampsten, the only American to ever win the grueling Tour of Italy.

But Testa's services aren't reserved only for the elite, professional athlete; his programs are tailored for runners and cyclists of all abilities looking for a measure of improvement.

"I believe exercise is a strong and therapeutic tool," Dr. Testa says. "And I firmly believe that people of all ages and skill levels can benefit from a proper training plan."