Letter from the President
The race season has gotten off to a great start and is really picking up steam now! Great job to all of our members and friends who were racing in April! Our hard work is paying off with the Trivium Club Cup, as we've found ourselves in first place at this point! But don't get too comfortable. E3 is still nipping at our heels, and the summer packs in a lot of running races so the High Point Pub Runners will get a big boost. Remember if you do any races with Trivium, multisport or running, to keep signing up with a club (hopefully the TTT!) and keep this competition close and fun!

The Nat Greene's Revenge Triathlons are coming up quick. Don't forget that they're earlier this year, happening on May 11th to try and avoid some of that early summer heat. The water temperatures are looking great for a comfortable race. We hope to see many of you out racing, volunteering with the TTT or with Trivium, or just out cheering on all of the racers! Hope to see you at Lake Brandt!

-Brian DeYoung
Ricky Currier
Meet Ricky! You have probably seen him and his wife, Chelsea, around many of the races and meetings. Ricky started in this sport two years ago, he says he is a firm believer in "train as you race", meaning no music while training usually. His future goals are, "Master of the Mountain in NM (trail run, kayak, bike, shotgun course) is one I would like to try next year. As well as some formula 1 style races. I am trying to mix things up, so I do not lose interest in this great sport." Read more about Ricky in the link below.

If you see him, be sure to congratulate him on being our AOM!

Check out the FB page for the May Team Meeting.
We will be at Fleet Feet Greensboro for a Sponsor Expo. There will be a short run at 6pm, with Expo starting at 7pm.

This month's Sponsor Spotlight is Coach Karen Buxton! Karen has been a professional coach for over 30 years and have specialized in working with endurance athletes for the past eighteen. Here is more about her impressive background.
I have a B.S. in Allied Health Sciences from Johnson State College (now Northern Vermont University) and a M.Ed. in Athletic Administration from Temple University and hold coaching certifications of Level-III and Youth and Junior from USA Triathlon. I have also served as the Secretary-General of USA Triathlon's Board of Directors, Co- Chair for USAT’s Age Group Commission, board member of USAT's Mid- Atlantic Region and as a member of USAT’s Duathlon Commission. I am a presenter for USAT’s Coaching Certification Program; author of The Triathlete’s Guide to Off-Season Training; featured author on Active.com; and founding member and president of Team Tri for Hospice (www.triforhospice.com), a 501(c)(3) that raises awareness and funds for non-profit hospices. Taking up triathlon 27 years ago, I have worked my way from a mid-packer in sprint distance races to representing the United States on ten world teams (four in triathlon and six in duathlon). Highlights of my extensive racing career include: a member of two four-person teams (all women & coed) that finished the 2002 & 2016 Race Across America (RAAM), fifteen ironman- distance races including the 2004 & 2014 Hawaii Ironman World Championships, the 2017 70.3 World Championships, a 5th place overall finish in the 2000 U.S. Long Course Championships, 1st place age group finish at the 2007 Long Course Duathlon Championships, an age group silver medal at the 2007 Long Course World Duathlon Championships, and a second place age group finish at the 2010 USAT Sprint Triathlon National Championships. I am a six-time USA Triathlon All-American (2001, 2003, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017), four-time Ironman All World Silver Athlete (2014, 2016, 2016, 2017) and have been inducted into my high school and college Athletic Hall of Fame. I bring a wealth of personal competitive experience to my coaching; and as a wife and mother, I am aware of the delicate balance required to develop a satisfying athletic commitment within the day-to-day essential framework of my client's busy lives. I live in Greensboro, NC, and coach triathletes, duathletes, cyclists, swimmers and runners from first-timers to elites, both online and in person.

Thank you for being a wonderful support for us Karen! This month Karen is offering 25% off any pre-built race plan. Contact Karen at karen@coachbuxton.com for more information. www.coachbuxton.com

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