The Westport Weston Family Y will host the second annual Mossman Indoor Tri at the Y on Sunday, March 2. Conducted in partnership with Team Mossman Triathlon Club, the indoor triathlon consists of a 15-minute lap swim, 25-minute cycle on a spin bike and 20-minute run on a treadmill.
The 2014 Mossman Indoor Tri will take place from 8 am to 1 pm at the Family Y’s facility in downtown Westport and is open to Y members and non-members alike. The entry fee is $45 per individual; $65 per relay team. To register, please go to http://www.active.com
and search “Mossman Westport Y” in Westport, CT. “Day-of” registration, if available, is $55 per individual and $75 per team. For a direct link to the sign-up site, click here
First-time triathletes are welcome, either as individual entrants or as part of a relay team. (Click here
for tips on Tri Training, and Tri-style fitness classes at the Y.)
“If you’re a runner, swimmer or cyclist, the Family Y will help set you up with other entrants so you can compete as a team,” said Jay Jaronko, Senior Program Director for the Family Y.
“This Indoor Tri gives local multi-sport athletes something to look forward to during the winter, and for new triathletes this is a great introduction to the sport, being in a controlled environment,” said Eric Beller, a Team Mossman member and volunteer at the inaugural Indoor Tri at the Y, held last March. “It’s safe, and you don’t have to bring your bike — you can just show up with your goggles, cycle clips and running shoes.”
The swim laps, spin bike and treadmill distances will be aggregated and scored to get the top three male and female triathletes. Unlike an outdoor triathlon, the transition times do not count toward the overall finish time, allowing participants time to get from one stage to the next. (Shown at right: Tri participants prepare for the running portion at the 2013 Indoor Tri.
The top finishers at the 2013 Mossman Indoor Tri were led by Valentin Lopes in the men’s division and Nancy Lovas in the women’s division. (For results and photo highlights, please click on this link
“Team Mossman isn’t just about racing, it’s about enjoying exercising and the camaraderie, all in support of a good cause,” said Robin Myers, Race Director. Proceeds from this year’s Indoor Tri will help support the Family Y’s Annual Campaign, which helps to ensure access for all who want to participate in Y programs and activities.
Team Mossman Triathlon Club serves multisport athletes of all ages and abilities in and around Connecticut, enabling them to achieve their athletic goals, having fun while participating in all the area has to offer for training and racing. To learn more, please visit www.teammossman.com
or search Team Mossman Triathlon Club on Facebook.
For more information about the 2014 Mossman Indoor Tri at the Y, including tips for first-time participants and pre-Tri training programs at the Y, please visit www.westporty.org
. To inquire about joining a relay team, stop by the Y’s Member Services Desk or call 203-226-8981.