Spring is here!

Hey guys, warm weather is upon us. Don't forget your sun sleeves or sun screen in these early days of sunshine! And, with warm weather here, that must mean Smith Mountain Lake is coming up. Tripp Godsey is willing to host us at his home for an open water swim two weeks prior (4/21, 22) or any weeknight prior to the race. Who is racing SML? Let's be sure to get a group photo and coordinate for carpooling if possible.

And to celebrate the accomplishment, any interest in a social event at Parkway, Big Lick, or any other brewery that evening?

What races are on your calendar? Need some motivation? Ready to trash talk a little? Post it and lets have a great year!

January updates

Happy New Year and off-season (if that’s your thing right now).

Before you eat that second plate of cookies, throwing all new year’s resolutions out the window, we wanted to remind you that the 2018 season is fast approaching. As such, we have some new and exciting things coming up, sure to get you motivated.

Our new 2018 Board of Directors has been elected. They are excited to serve and grow the club. Please welcome Tripp Godsey as President, Kim Parker Vice President, Tracy Young Treasurer and Jason Williams Secretary. If you have any questions about the club and why it rocks, please get in touch with one of them.

We’re excited to hold a winter social on January 25th from 6 to 8 pm at the Green Goat. Please let us know if you might be able to attend. This is an informal gathering to talk about our vision for the year, the club and get to know each other. Who knows, you might find someone to train with.

Very exciting, and more to come on this next item. Jim and Lauren Pickens have volunteered to head up a swim video session at the Gator Aquatic Center on January 28th (Sunday) starting at 2pm. We will have a GoPro setup to record your swim, underwater and above water. We hope to also have a poolside display for instant review and feedback. Additionally, we will email that file to you so that you may review and dissect on your own, or forward to a swim coach. Brett Fonder of the Gator Center has offered to set up individual lesson times for one on one discussion. More information will follow on this topic, but do shoot us an email if you’re interested at this time.

We are planning to take a break from the kit ordering this year but will likely be looking at a tee to sport on the podium.

Many thanks for your interest and support. We look forward to making it a great year with you!

Kim Parker

Roanoke Valley Tri Club

What’s on the Bookshelf

Roanoke Greenways Triathlon

The Roanoke Greenways page has posted a triathlon for May 13th.

Greenway Adventure Triathlon (Run - Paddle - Bike)

Start at River's Edge Sports Complex with a 4.3 mile run on the Roanoke River Greenway, then paddle down the Roanoke River for 2.7 miles and finish with a 6.8 mile ride up and down Mill Mountain back to River's Edge! A limited supply of kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, and road bikes will be available for rent through Roanoke Mountain Adventures! Check out the course page for more details.

Four-Mile Gallop

Beginning at River's Edge, this four-mile race winds around the beautiful Roanoke River Greenway to Vic Thomas Park and loops back to the starting line, where festivities await!

Kids' Fun Run

The almost half-mile race begins at River's Edge, heads towards the Franklin Road Bridge where runners turn around and head back to the finish line!

Greenway Walk

Walk about one and a half miles from River's Edge Sports Complex to Smith Park and back on this scenic route!






YMCA Indoor Tri Series

IM Louisville

Congrats to everyone that race at IRONMAN Louisville and placed us 3rd in the group competition.

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Congrats to all those that competed in the windy IRONMAN North Carolina, and a special shoutout to Beni Gras-Thompson who won her age group and punched a ticket to Kona!