MBTC’s May Newsletter; Off-Road-Tri ResultsPosted by Pete | Categories: MBtriclub News
MYRTLE BEACH TRIATHLON NEWSLETTER
The Incredible-Triathlon @ The hulk was one of the most anticipated triathlon of the year. This was the first OFF-ROAD triathlon in the Grand Strand. The race started off with a 200 yard swim in the YMCA’s pool. After the swim, they had to then bike 9 miles of single trails at the Horry County Bike & Run Park. According to the Waccamaw TrailBlazers, The single track mountain bike trail starts out with a 30’ ft hill climb, then takes on characteristics of a wooden roller coaster for ¾’s of the trail. With a few tight twisty sections, several switchbacks, small hill climbs, ditch digs, dramatic drops, field laps and possible speeds up to 20 mph, this is the closest thing to real mountain biking that Myrtle Beach has to offer. “It truly surprises everyone”. The final leg of this event was on 2.5 miles of mixed terrain of sugar sand, mud, constant short steep elevational changes and a section that is referred to as the Sahara Desert. This is the Toughest Triathlon in town!
I like to thank our volunteers Marshal Brown, May Lauzon, Paul Walker,, Joseph Arakas, Stacey Humienny and Dawn Woodard! With out them, this race would not have been possible to manage! I like to thank Daniel Bass for going the extra mile to deliver the race metals that I left behind. Also I like to thank Angle Rabon & the YMCA for opening up their pool and facilities early for us. Last but not least, MBTC wants to thank Horry County Bike & Run park for allowing us to team up with the Waccamaw Trail Blazers to construct temporary trails on their land for the sole purpose of introducing off-road events in our area.
HCBR Park now is home of the “Hulk 10K trail run”, “CCORS MTB race series” & now “The Incredible Triathlon”.
The overall male winner is Chris Hollingsworth
The overall female winner is Myndi Hillman
Update on divisions in the MBTC race series. Divisions will be split from 10 year segments to 5 if we there is a min of 5 to make a new group.