Category: Race Report

Reports about races including swimming, biking, mountain biking, running and triathlon.

2017 Winter Challenge Triathlon

I had been wanting to try an off-road triathlon. So when two friends signed up for the Winter Challenge triathlon, I decided to get outside my comfort zone and go along for the ride. The race is one of a kind. You run seven miles on trails, paddle a kayak six miles (three laps around […]

2016 Hartwell YMCA Olympic Triathlon

Last year my first triathlon was the Hartwell YMCA sprint. I instantly fell in love with the event; the venue, Big Oaks Recreation Area; and the organization that puts it on the Bell Family YMCA. Their volunteers were and are amazing, courteous & thoughtful. Go Race Production also did an excellent job setting up and […]

Beach2Battleship 70.3

Beach2Battleship 70.3 Race Info Packet Pick-Up: Quick, easy and organized. The folks that run this event have got this down to a science. You just show up at the convention center with your picture ID, USAT card and medical form. Also have your T2 gear ready to drop off. B2B Courses: Swim: Entry for the […]

Hartwell YMCA Sprint Triathlon

The Hartwell YMCA sprint triathlon is a great little race just over the Georgia/SC border. It also features an Olympic triathlon that starts a half hour before the sprint and shares some of the bike and all of the run course. This was a new event for me, and I wholeheartedly recommend it. It was […]

Crooked Road 24 Hour Ultra

Last November I found myself once again at Waid Park in Rocky Mount, VA, facing a 0.950423 mile loop with one “hill” and a 24-hour time limit. I was taking my second crack at the Crooked Road 24 Hour Ultra. I was hoping to use the lessons I learned from the 2012 race to push […]

2014 Medoc 10 Miler

This marks my third year at Medoc Trail Races. It’s always a high point in my season and always a little different. For example, this year the night before the race, participants got an e-mail from the race directors advising us that recent rains had caused Little Fishing Creek to exceed its banks with roughly […]

2014 Barberitos Sprint Triathlon

I was up before the sun Labor Day morning and running through my triathlon checklist with a headlamp. Once I was convinced that every necessary piece of gear was indeed in the van, I headed out to the Barberitos Sprint Triathlon at Warriors Path State Park, Kingsport, TN. As my wife and I drove toward […]

2014 New River Duathlon

The New River Duathlon in Fries, VA, has been on my radar for a couple of years now. I’d been wanting to try a duathlon, and I was intrigued with the New River Trail, a popular rail trail along the New River. There was just one hitch, to do well in the race I would […]

Crazy 8s 8K Race Report

Viktor Kimmel has graciously agreed to provide a guest post on the 2014 Crazy 8s 8K in Kingsport, TN. Viktor is a triathlete and runner based in Johnson City, TN. His race resume includes the Lake James triathlon, Bristol Half & Half marathon, Surgoinsville 10 miler and the BMW Frankfurt marathon. Viktor’s Report This was my first Crazy 8s […]

Warpath Sprint Triathlon

Late June found me at Warriors’ Path State Park in Kingsport, TN, toeing the line at my second sprint triathlon of the season. This was the first year for the Warpath Sprint Triathlon, which featured three triathlons in one including one for little kids’ (5-10 year old), another for big kids’ (11-15 year old), and […]