May 2019
TTC monthly news & updates
President's Message
Swim – Bike – Run – Community – Fun, that is our tagline and a succinct way to state our mission. Yes, we have an amazing array of activities under way at this point in the season, but, what is heartwarming is seeing the  Community part come together. Some of last year’s Beginner Program “graduates” are taking on leadership roles in the club, leading the “C” groups rides and providing mentorship to some of our new members just taking up the sport. 
We have more racing, community, and fun coming with a big group of club members racing the Crystal Coast Half and Full Iron distance in May. We will also have a big community presence at the Triangle Triathlon with many of our members racing, TTC will supply the bulk of the volunteers, which will help raise funds for the YMCA scholarship fund. We will also have some fun after the Triangle Triathlon at our post-race cookout. I hope you can join us for these activities.
Volunteers are what makes our activities and races happen.

Fred Arnold
2019 Sponsors
Road Safety Presentation

By Thomas Henson Jr.
Senior Partner
HensonFuerst, P.A. Injury Lawyers
Date: Mon, May 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

Location: Run Raleigh Physical Therapy
401 N West St Suite 121, Raleigh, NC 27603

Come join us for a presentation by Attorney Thomas Henson who will discuss important aspects of staying safe and preventing injury as a road cyclist. He will also discuss the legal and insurance issues surrounding car-bike crashes by using a real-life case example of a severe crash involving a local cyclist (with the cyclist’s permission to do so).

If you are planning to attend, please RSVP
Parking available in their lot, the one next door and on both sides of West Street.
First Tuesday Post Ride Socials Mellow Mushroom - Cary
May first Tuesday social , May 7th Mellow Mushroom - Cary
4300 NW Cary Pkwy, Cary, NC 27513
Starting in April, on the first Tuesday of each month (through September), we will have a post ride social at Mellow Mushroom - Cary. We generally meet on the indoor patio about 7:45PM. You don't have to ride to attend the social. The club buys the first beer or soft drink for all club members. We do ask that you RSVP on the club calendar. 
The ride starts at 6PM at Inside Out Sports - Cary. There will be an "A", "B" and a no drop "C" group. "C" group calendar entry
Crystal Coast Triathlon
Big TTC weekend at Crystal Coast Triathlon

We Have 40+ club members racing!

Pre-race club dinner Friday night - location TBD

We will have the club tent and refreshments setup near the finish line. This will be a great place for your family and friends to hang out and great you after the race.

Also, volunteers are still needed! If you have friends or family that can volunteer. Sign up here
News from T3 Tri Coaching
We are off to a great start with the TTC Beginner Triathlete Program with the first 2 sessions underway for our June races and our third session sold out for our August race. Its great to see all of the interest in these programs and all the new faces in the club. We’ll be out at the Triangle Sprint and 3 Little Pigs in June so if you are racing those, give our team a big shout out and cheer them onto the finish lines.       
If you are racing a full or half IRONMAN this year or need help with shorter distances outside of the Beginner Program, please give me a call or send me a note.
Learn more at . I look forward to seeing you out training and crossing the finish line.

Brain Tucker
Open Water Swim Practice
Date: Wed, May 1, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Type of event: Swim

Seaforth Beach Pittsboro

Open Water Swim practice
Personal buoys are MANDATORY.

Note: You may have to pay to enter the park $7 or buy an annual pass for $75

Did you try your ButtShield sample?
Included in your club packet were samples of SportShield and ButtShield, if you have not tried them out now is the time.

This year you can get discounts on and (10% and 20% respectively). TTC members also get a 20% discount at Inside Out Sports.

They have created a COUPON CODE that is good through 10/31/2019. They are also giving a SportShield and ButtShield sample in each bag for our expo!

The discount codes are listed in the Members Only section of the TTC website.
Check out the reviews for yourself! This stuff has been top rated by Canadian Running Magazine, Ultra Running Magazine, Slowtwitch, and Cycling Weekly to name a few. To top it off, they do 100% satisfaction guarantee. Stays on longer, last longer, and it’s waterproof. Roll-ons for general chafing or handy wet wipes available for portability and “down there” you know what I’m saying!?
Go longer. Finish stronger.
Stronger and Faster Durham
Happy May TTC members!

We are preparing to host the 2019 Bull City Squat Challenge to be held on Saturday May 18, 2019 beginning at 11am. I will be participating to raise money for the Duke Cancer Institute, and would love your support!

About The Duke Cancer Institute
Established in 1973 as one of the original eight comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the patients come for care from every county in North Carolina, every state in the nation and from around the world. DCI has organized their flagship cancer center to assemble each patient’s entire clinical team and treatment resources in a single building. Duke Cancer Institute integrates patient care, research and education.

The Duke Cancer Institute has more than 300 researchers and physicians from 27 departments and seven schools at Duke University. At any one time, Duke Cancer Institute offers enrollment in more than 1,000 cancer-related clinical studies. Duke Cancer Institute, with its six locations, treats almost 70,000 cancer patients yearly.

When I opened The Choice Performance Center in 2015, my goal then as now, is to be a community leader and resource. The Bull City Squat Challenge, in its 4 th year, it is our annual signature event to support our local community. Cancer has touched the lives of so many people, including myself and several of our members. This is an opportunity to support a very important and worthwhile cause.

To support DCI and the 2019 Bull City Squat Challenge, you can visit or you can drop off cash/check at the studio. Please make checks out to Duke Cancer Institute. 100% of all donations will benefit the DCI and all donations are tax deductible. DCI and The Choice Performance Center will launch a special event site on Wednesday May 1 where you can donate directly to DCI. All donations of $35 or greater will receive a limited edition 2019 Bull City Squat Challenge tee shirt. (while supplies last). 
We appreciate your support.
Yours in health,
Tyrone T. Irby, NASM-CPT, CES
Owner, The Choice Performance Center
Office: 919.237.2173
Mobile: 919.384.5590
The Choice Performance Center strives to be the recognized leader in the personal fitness and sports performance industry by providing creative, challenging and innovative training programs in addition to the highest level of customer service inside a state-of-the-art facility. We are dedicated to achieve the goals of each and every client we proudly serve.
TTC 50/100 Mile BS* Squared Bike Ride
Date: Sun, May 26, 2019 @ 8:00 am
Type of event: Bike

BOTTLE REV Chapel Hill
3130 Environ Way
Chapel Hill, NC

A TTC monthly (April-October) 50/100 mile bike ride sponsored by BASE Salt and ButtShield. The ride starts/ends at Bottle Rev Chapel Hill, an awesome beer & wine store that sponsors TTC. There are several food options available for purchase post ride.

1) Please park on Prestwick Road to avoid being towed from the retail shopping parking area in front of the store.
2) ButtShield samples will be available
3) TTC will have an aid station with water and BASE Nutrition approximately halfway on the routes.
4) Cue sheets will be available at the start of the ride. You can download the route into your bike computer by using the links above. You can also download PDF by clicking on the route name above, under "Cue Sheets".
5) One free pint from Bottle Rev CH for participating TTC members post ride.
New discount opportunities for TTC Members
Adding more value to your TTC membership!

We have arranged for a 30% discount on Blue Seventy wetsuits and Tifosi Glasses. This discount is only available to current TTC members at Inside Out Sports.

Please note, discounts are not available at Expos. These discounts are available in the store or online when you login with your credentials.
Second Tuesday Post Run Social
Join us for a run starting at Rex Wellness in Garner - 5:30PM RSVP and details here

Then join us for :

The second Tuesday of the month (April-September) we have a post-run social at Krafty Burgers and Brew in Garner. Tuesday night special is $10 Burger & Beer of your choice.

The club will buy the first beer for all members in attendance.

The Fueling Edge Grand Opening May 13th!
Please join us for an evening of tasting, training, and socializing at The Fueling Edge GRAND OPENING!
What’s The Fueling Edge? It’s dietitian developed fuel for athletes and the ONLY meal service to MATCH YOUR MACROS with the healthiest food on the planet!
How does it work? Fill out a simple form and our dietitians dial in your fueling (macronutrient) needs. Order your meals online and they will come perfectly portioned to your needs! Plus, they’re the delicious (try them yourself at our Grand Opening!).
Itinerary :
5:30-7:30pm: Enjoy samples of our Fueling Edge meals, snacks and shakes
5:30-7:30pm: Enjoy bodywork from Sheri, our board certified massage therapist (we dare you to try and not be amazed by her “Golden Mittens”!)
6pm: 2.7 mile free group run lead by Fleet Feet Raleigh at 6pm (with the option for sweat testing–be sure to book online
6pm: 1 hour free group ride lead by the Jigawatts (with the option for sweat testing–be sure to book online

Everyone gets 1 raffle ticket for attending. Register online beforehand and get TWO MORE raffle tickets. Win awesome prizes from us and some of our local partners including Fleet Feet, Athletic Lab, Smart Athlete Physiotherapy, Lifetime Run Group and more!
Please be mindful of other patrons for our neighbors. Parking is available at Inside Out Sports or in front of the 1000 bldg.

Our address: 1040 Darrington Dr. Suite #104, Cary, NC 27513
Base Performance
BASE Performance is back as a 2019 TTC Sponsor!

TTC members receive 20% on all nutrition items when you use the TTC discount code. The discount code is listed in the private portion of the TTC Website:

The official on course bar for the IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 North American series.

These bars Certified Organic, Certified Non-GMO, Certified Gluten Free, Certified Kosher, Dairy Free, Soy Free, and Zero Artificial Ingredients AND delicious! BOOM!
Mastering Master's Triathlons and Beyond
Presented by John Austin

Date: Mon, May 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

401 N West St Suite 121
Raleigh, NC

Age is just a number. Join coach John Austin for this informative and popular seminar. Staying fit and getting faster after age 40.

Parking available in their lot, the one next door and on both sides of West Street.

Please RSVP if you plan to attend.
John Austin
I’d like to be your mortgage coach
One of the things I love about my work as a mortgage lender is the flexibility with my schedule.  Since I’m often working for my clients at night and on weekends, it is acceptable when I need to take time out of my work day to train.  It was a shock the first time a text message popped up on my bike computer, from a client who needed a preapproval letter.  I had no idea my Garmin linked to my phone - but that text message was motivation to ride harder to get home from that long Sunday bike ride and write that letter!
As a triathlete, you may have a coach guiding your training for a goal race.  I’d like to propose that you think of me as your mortgage coach.  Everything we talk about will always be 100% confidential.  I’ve worked with many local triathletes, but you’ll never hear me mention a name.
My favorite part of this career is coaching my clients through this process and solving what may seem like a challenging issue so they can become a homeowner, particularly if they thought they couldn’t before. For example, A TTC member recently asked how to qualify to buy a home as soon as possible, due to a pending divorce.  This is a sensitive topic, and mortgage financing can be tricky.  But I was able to offer ideas and provide guidance, so they knew what was going to be required, understood the necessary timeline, and we created a plan to make this happen.
There is no fee for my services until I close a loan for you, and those closing costs will be the same whether I preapproved you yesterday or we’ve been working together for months.  I love puzzles, and I see every mortgage scenario as a puzzle, with the solution being the right mortgage for my client.  I’ve worked with thousands of clients since 2005, and I’d be thrilled to have a chance to work with you, or simply give you some guidance gleaned from my extensive experience. Oh, and BTW First person to read this and call me gets one of my new “no whining, just mortgages” corkscrews.)

Frank Rexford
Senior Mortgage Banker
Corporate Investors Mortgage Group
Beaver Dam and Cary Du photos
Here are some TTC photos from two recent races. Beaver Dam and Cary Duathlon. Both of these photo albums are "open" for you to add pictures if you have any from these races.

BIG Club Event - Triangle Sprint Triathlon
Yes, another big club event! You can race or volunteer, then stay for the cookout.

Triangle Triathlon Club will be providing all of the race course volunteers. We do this to raise funds for local charities. Go here to volunteer.

Sign up to race here.

Change in USAT Insurance Program
New for 2019, all club members are required to have a USA Triathlon annual membership in order to be covered as part of the Club Insurance Program.

Please note, this change was initiated by USAT, not by TTC.

This supplemental insurance covers you for scheduled TTC Club activities. Scheduled activities are those activities listed on the official club calendar.

The annual cost of a USAT Membership is $50. Go here to join / renew

IF you have never been a member of USAT use this link to save $5 off registration:
2019 TTC Member Registration
Have you renewed?

To join the club or renew, click here    
Be part of the Triangle's largest and most active club!
Remember, membership is done on a calendar basis , so if you were a member in 2018, it is time to renew.
TTC Gear
Trucker hats are in!

We also have TTC Sweatshirts and a few visors.

There are a few race kit items as well.

Let us know what other TTC logo items you would like to wear.

You can purchase these items in the TTC online store.
TTC Discount Codes
TTC discount codes are posted in the Members Area of the TTC website. Go here

Why not post them here and on Facebook. Our newsletter has a wide distribution beyond current club members. The discount are for current paid club members, so we only list them in the password protected portion of the website.
Swim - Bike - Run - Community - Fun
IRONMAN TriClub - Are you affiliated with TTC?
We need everyone doing an IRONMAN branded race to be affiliated with the Triangle Triathlon Club USA (there is another Triangle Tri Club in Ireland).

Go here   to create an account and/or affiliate with TTC USA .

Program Details:
Priority Bike Racks   the top five clubs with the highest number of registered members will receive priority bike rack.   Members must be affiliated and registered 45 days out to event date. Excluding IRONMAN World Championship and IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship.

VIP Passes -   At all events, the top three clubs with the highest number of registered members will receive (2) spectator VIP Passes.
Members must be affiliated and registered 45 days out to event date. Excluding IRONMAN World Championship and IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship.
Race Entries -  Earn 1 free entry for every 20 affiliated members registered to race for the same event!   Does not apply to sold out events.     Max 5 entries  .  Does not apply to RELAY registrations.    
Members must be affiliated.  Excluding IRONMAN World Championship and IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship.  

We auction off the Race Entries to raise money for local charities.
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