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SALES Pages

It's been awhile coming...but we now finally have the Sales pages up and running. Find the links on the side or the top and see what we have. Let me "Kirb" know what you want...any questions you might have and we will take care of you. Check every so often for new things we will be adding. One way to stay informed is to like our Ultra Tri Face Book page, here is the link click here    for the FaceBook Page


   

 

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December 2013 Poem

The following poem was penned by Sarah Speicher, who completed the October 2013 Virginia Double ANVIL. She's a poet and we didn't know it.

ANVILIZATION

Twisting and turning all through the night
Heart beat pounding through the invasive fright
Rising to eat hours before daylight
Foam rolling and stretching to avoid the dreaded tight

To read the rest, click here for the document

   

 

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Consider Helping Race Staff out or be a Support Crew for a racer

Are you thinking of tackling the Double or Triple ANVIL Triathlon. Have you upped your training which should consist of some overnight training and sleep deprivation. What else might be invovled in a successful finish for you? Think about coming out and helping either the race management OR crew for an athlete. Not all athletes can bring their own support crew, usually it's a money issue with having to travel a long distance.

But either way - you will see how the race unfolds, what atheltes are doing right, do wrong. Will answer some of your questions and make you think of other things you hadn't thought of. Email Steve Kirby at steve@USAUltraTri.com for more information and to be added to the list.

   

 

 

Course Photos for the Virginia Double and Triple ANVIL Triathlons

 
 
Pre Race, Swim and Post Swim photos of Lake Anna
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Looking down the hill towards the lake and the "Kitchen Facility" that we use for race check and where we keep food and prepare it for race. This facility has men's and women's bathrooms on each side that has toilets, sinks, cool water showers and benches to change gear with. On the back side of the facility is a large deck with tables where we check you in and have the pre-race dinner. When you arrive the first time to the park, you will take the road to the left coming down this hill to find a parking spot, next picture shows the parking lot.
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This is the parking lot you will use for check-in at the race facility and to park your car during the race. The main transition area is a 2 minute walk away. If we are lucky and it is dry, there is an empty field right above it, to the left of this picture that we can park in and then it is a 30 second walk up a slight hill to get to the transition area..
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The front area of the Kitchen Facility.
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On the back deck of the Kitchen Facility looking to the left and over the beach and water.
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Same pic as before but looking more to the right of the beach and the water. Just behind that tree is where the swim starts and the timing/support crew area where they can walk out to you.
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Back deck looking to your left, nice playground area for kids.
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This and the next picture is what the back deck looks like, which is on the back side of the kitchen facility and faces the beach and water. English athlete Nick Crutch and his wife Helena and two girls Beatrice and Phoebe circa Oct 2010, on the back deck where we do the pre-race dinner and race brief.
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From the left Athletes Erica Laiche, Canadians Francine Amyot and Michel Gagne and Erica's parents/support crew Jim and Donna circa Oct 2010; on the back deck.
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Front of the kitchen/bathroom facility early morning pre-race.
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Back of the kitchen/bathroom facility with breakfast ready.
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Swimmer coming back from checking out the water pre-race.
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Bikes set up along kitchen/bathroom facility wall, this is where we rack the bikes.
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Double ANVIL athletes from 2010 before race start - ready to get it started!
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Getting ready for the swim start, pushing the timing platform out for the timers. Notice the slight fog on the water, makes for beautiful starts.
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The race has started!
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Another view of the swim start - don't mind the "No Swim" sign ;-)
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Our Timer sitting in his position to time the swimmers, we use different color swim caps, usually no 2 people per swim color so we can keep track, and depending on how many swimmers is how many timers we will have here, usually 10 swimmers per timer. The boat is close to the turn buoy so there is no problem telling who people are.
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A view of the swim line with swimmers gliding thru the water.
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A different view of the swim line.
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This is about 4 hours into the race, calm water still. It is usually this way most races.
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Another picture showing the swim line about 4 or 5 hours into the Triple race.
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Swim support at the main turnaround where the timing boat is just out of the picture, you can stand up in the water and your support crew will wade out with your stuff.
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Another view of swim support.
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A view from the water, looking past one of the Race Photographers (Cindy Kirby) towards the Kitchen Facility and changing area and your bikes circa Oct 2007.
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Double ANVIL athlete Chuck Kemeny finishes with the swim and heading out and up to the Kitchen Facility to change gear circa Sep 2010.
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Triple ANVIL athlete Beat Knechtle heading up to the Kitchen Facility to change gear circa Oct 2010.
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Triple ANVIL athlete Nick Crutch in the "boys" bathroom changing gear circa Oct 2010.
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Triple ANVIL athlete "GI Joe" Sauerbrey heading away from the Kitchen Facility and up towards the bike check-in on top the hill circa Oct 2010.
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Standing in front of the Kitchen Facility looking up towards the hill where the rest of the race takes place, it is just over the hill, about 1/3 mile by bike to get there. We have most countries flags of the athletes that attend the race.
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Looking from the Main Race Area down the hill towards the Kitchen Facility.