Please be careful out there... and don't swim alone

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

ATLANTA -- Four died and several were injured over the Memorial Day weekend on Metro Atlanta recreational lakes.

On Friday, a 27-year-old man presumably drowned after jumping from a boat on Lake Allatoona. Divers are still searching for his body.

On Saturday morning, a 19-year-old man training for a triathlon drowned at Dallas Beach in Acworth, and 17-year-old Quavante Combs drowned Saturday evening at Lake Lanier in Hall County. The youth was swimming with his friends when he tired and went under.

Acworth police said 34-year-old Gregory Edelin of Fairburn drowned in Lake Allatoona on Saturday morning. Witnesses said Edelin was swimming just outside the marked swimming area when he went under.

Melissa Cummings, a spokeswoman for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, said the department was called to 14 other boating-related incidents, seven with injuries ranging from lacerations to broken bones. DNR cited 35 people for boating under the influence of alcohol.


Hundreds Flood Chastain Park for First-Annual triPATHlon

Thursday, May 12, 2011

From BuckheadPatch

My cousin Jason has a saying: “I don’t run unless someone is chasing me, and I don’t read unless someone is making me.”

This is a saying I’ve never been able to relate to. I love to run, now that I discovered you can listen to music while you do it, and I love to read. I’ve been a Barnes and Nobles member since I was 7.

However, after completing the first annual “triPATHlon,” an intown sprint triathlon held this past Sunday at Chastain Park, I have amended this saying to suit my life: “I don’t ride a bike unless it has a basket and a bell, and I don’t swim without the aid of a pool noodle.”

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Like Groupon…but for triathletes

Wednesday, May 11, 2011, a triathlon community website put together by everyday triathletes, recently announced the launch of TriCrowd Deals, a new nationwide group deals program designed exclusively for the triathlon community. TriCrowd Deals offers group deals of up to 50% off triathlon products and services, including gear, nutrition and training services.

I haven’t purchased anything from the site yet, but some of the deals have looked pretty good. Check it out here


First TTP event of 2011 - John Tanner State Park

Monday, May 2, 2011

Almost 500 athletes turned out Saturday for the inaugural event of the 2011 Tri The Parks series at John Tanner State Park in Carrollton. Race conditions were near-perfect, with air temps at start time in the upper 60s and water temps in the low 70s. 

As always, the TTP team put together a great event featuring a glass-smooth swim, a rolling bike course with enough hills to get the heart rate up, and a run that fooled many first timers with a flat start that quickly turned challenging. As one John Tanner first timer put it, “That’s the last time I trust someone else’s definition of ‘rolling’ hills!”

Overall triathlon winners were Jason Schott (1:02:35) and Katie June (1:11:57). Stephen Locke was the overall Male Masters winner (1:06:52) and Kelly Thomas was overall Female Masters winner (1:16:06). Of special note was 90-year old Dr. John Taylor, who finished in 3:26:57.

The event also included a duathlon, with overall winners Benny Sum and Kelley Lowe-Colenbaugh, and an aquabike contest, won by Havird Usry and Ashlee Bright. 

If you missed this event, TTP returns to John Tanner on September 10. The next TTP race takes place June 4 at Blalock Lakes. Registration closes May 27th.


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