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The Creation of the AnVillage

The AnVillage term was penned by Maria Simone following the March 2016 Double ANVIL.

The Anvillage!!!

It would be a mistake to think of a Double Anvil as simply twice an Ironman. While the numbers do add up that way, the experience is so much more than just those numbers.

Representative of these differences is the very language used to described the center of the race. An Ironman has a transition area. The Double Anvil has a village. That’s more than just a semantic difference.

Within the confines of that Anvil village–what I’m going to call the Anvillage–lies the key to what makes this event so special: a sense of community that comes from pushing the edges of our comfort zones, sharing the belief that limits are for other people, and finding our strength not only as individuals–but also as a community of people seeking the extraordinary.

While I raced as a solo racer, this effort was hardly an individual effort for me – or for any of my fellow racers. It is not possible to cross the finish line of a race of this magnitude without the support of the Anvillage. The respect and support of the racers, their crews, and the race staff is like no other race I’ve ever done.

Not. Even. Close.

The commiseration or commendation of your fellow comrades-in-laps can lift you out of a hole or help you ride the high to the finish line. There were times when I was convinced that to go another lap would be a seemingly impossible, Herculean effort. But, then, a fellow racer or their crew would cheer me on, give me words of encouragement, and I was fueled and renewed by the knowledge that if I believed it – I would achieve it.

We may have started as individuals, but in passing through the Anvillage lap after lap after lap–and yeah, another lap–we crossed the line into family.

To read her complete race report, click here for the document

   

 

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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.

   

 

 

Oregon Double ANVIL Triathlon Results and Records

 
 

Below are listed the results for past races held at Henry Hagg Lake, Gaston, OR

Click on the appropriate link to view the Excel File. Results will be added here after the race has finished. During the race, a results link will be on the home page.


July 2014
click here for Excel file
July 2015
click here for Excel file
July 2015
click here for PDF file
July 2016
click here for the Excel file


Everyone who has ever raced in the U.S.A. Series of Ultra Triathlons

Here is a Spreadsheet that shows everyone who has ever done the Double or Triple ANVIL/IRON Triathlon at Hunstville, Alabama; the Odyssey series held in Virginia; or USA Ultra Triathlon series held in Virginia and Florida. The Double IRON was originally held in Hunstville, Alabama starting in 1985, the worlds first Double IRON, the name was changed from IRON to ANVIL in 2013 after WTC sent us a Cease and Desist request. It was easier to change than fight, which turned out to be in our benefit in the long run.   click here for the PDF file

The Oregon athletes below are recognized for their accomplishments.

    Top three times listed for each discipline broken down by Males and Females click here (pdf file)

Swim


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Mark Blore/48 ~ Coronado, CA
2:15:00/2016
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Mark Blore/46 ~ Coronado, CA
2:17:00/2014
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Mark Blore/47 ~ Coronado, CA
2:18:00/2015
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Christine Couldrey/41 ~ Raglan, New Zealand
2:31:00/2015
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Stacey Shand/37 ~ Kelowna, BC, Canada
3:00:00/2016
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Stacey Shand/35 ~ Kelowna, BC, Canada
3:12:00/2014

Bike


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Juan Carlos Sagastume/44 ~ Guatemala City, Guatemala
12:17:26/2016/strong>
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Tim Robert/49 ~ Honolulu, HI
14:22:10/2014
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Steve Fullard/38 ~ San Jose, CA
14:53:11/2014
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Christine Couldrey/41 ~ Raglan, New Zealand
15:58:02/2015
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Stacey Shand/35 ~ Kelowna, BC, Canada
17:05:00/2104
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Stacey Shand/37 ~ Kelowna, BC, Canada
17:44:36/2106

Run


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Steve Fullard/38 ~ San Jose, CA
10:19:28/2014
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Juan Carlos Sagastume/44 ~ Guatemala City, Guatemala
10:21:47/2016
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Tim Robert/49 ~ Honolulu, HI
10:49:25/2014
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Stacey Shand/37 ~ Kelowna, BC, Canada
12:26:19/2016
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Stacey Shand/35 ~ Kelowna, BC, Canada
14:05:55/2014
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Christine Couldrey/41 ~ Raglan, New Zealand
14:30:22

Overall


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Juan Carlos Sagastume/44 ~ Guatemala City, Guatemala
25:33:07/2016
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Steve Fullard/38 ~ San Jose, C
27:51:44/2014
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Tim Robert/49 ~ Honolulu, HI
28:07:22/2014
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Christine Couldrey/41 ~ Raglan, New Zealand
33:25:16/2015
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Stacey Shand/37 ~ Kelowna, BC, Canada
33:44:37/2016
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Stacey Shand/35 ~ Kelowna, BC, Canada
34:54:17/2014