Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Try a Triathlon or Duathlon in 2015

Today we are revisiting great moments in Triathlons and Duathlons to tempt you to add something new to your race goals for 2015. And, we are giving away a tri or du event registration this week in comments below!

Many in the HMF community are hesitant to expand outside running – until their first multi-sport race experience.  If you’re unsure about it, a great way to introduce yourself to triathlons and duathlons is to participant in one as part of a team.  Our multi-sport races also offer options to combine two parts of the event so you can start with what you're most comfortable, observe the transitions and talk to participants after the race before taking it on solo.   

The line-up for 2015 has a lot to offer for various experience levels.  Get a glimpse of the HMF duathlon and triathlon experience in these photos to learn more and comment below on why you already love multi-sport races or why you want to try one in 2015:

Ten Penny Ale Shamrock Duathlon & 3.3 Mile Run (Glastonbury), Sunday May 17
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Litchfield Hills Olympic Triathlon (and Duathlon and AquabIke), Sunday, July 19
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Niantic Bay Triathlon & Aquabike, Sunday, August 2
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Women’s Triathlon (Farmington), Sunday August 30
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Comment below on why you already love multi-sport races or why you want to try one in 2015.  One randomly selected person who comments this week will win a free registration to an HMF multi-sport race (you can submit your comment anytime until 11:59 pm Friday, 12/19):

20 comments:

  1. The camaraderie of multi-sport races is amazing. The transition area reminds me of tailgating, lots of good energy and excitement. HMF events are always top notch.

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  2. I would love to do the ten penny in my hometown!

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  3. I would love to do the women's triathlon, it's one event that I've been wanting to do. I think it would be a good tri to be my first, since I'd be with all women and not feel overwhelmed by the male competitors!

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  4. I've been wanting to do a tri for a couple of years now, and I think this will be the year I go for it! I'd love a new challenge!

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  5. I wanted to do Litchfield but wont be around so I will go with the best tri around and that is my favorite Women's tri. I almost never miss it in the last 10years I have been doing these!

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  6. The women's triathlon is an amazing experience. I love that there are women of all ages, shapes, abilities and experience providing a competitive and yet very supportive race. It is a great first triathlon experience in a non-threatening environment with a great after party.

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  7. The Ten Penny Du would be an awesome first du for me. That is my birthday weekend.

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  8. The key to lifelong fitness is to keep exercise and athleticism FUN and EXCITING! What better way to do that than to race a new event and meet new people?! I'd love to make the Ten Penny Ale Shamrock Duathlon my first Du!

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  9. I've been beginning to train for my first triathlons and I have big plans for tris in 2015. I'd love to win an entry to help me meet those goals!

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  10. I started running April 2014. 3 weeks later, I did my first race, the Shamrock 3.3. I placed in my age group, surprisingly, with 30 minutes. I am excited to see how much faster I can run the race this year too see how much I have improved in a year! Goal will be sub 25!

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    1. Congrats! You are the randomly selected winner! Please send us an inbox message on Facebook to get details on claiming your prize!

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  11. I completely my first tri this past summer and look forward to doing another one in 2015 to redeem myself. Looking forward to training harder.

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  12. The women's tri is such a great event. The bracelets you gave out this year were the best medal I have ever received. Can't wait to do this one again.

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  13. The Women's Triathlon is my favorite event of the year! I'm trying for longer distances in 2015, so I would love to do the Litchfield Hills or Niantic in the coming year!

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  14. I started swim and bike cross-training as a way to get fewer injuries from running, then tried a triathlon and fell in love. And so far, I've never been injured during triathlon season!

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  15. I did my first Duathalon last year and can't wait to 'DU' it again! Shamrock was fun and challenging (The Neipsic hill is a BEAST!) I can't wait to tack on the swim portion and participate in the Women's Tri next year.

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  16. I am looking forward to the Ten Penny Duathlon. Between injuries and bad timing the last few years, I've been unable to do it. I have planned my 2015 spring marathon so that I am recovered for Ten Penny. :)

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  17. I am looking forward to trying the tri this year. I am going to tri the HMF marathon for the first time so I will also try the tri.

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  18. I love multi-sport races because they remind me that I am alive. The thrill of the starting gun is second-to-none! And who doesn't love a little "burning leg" feeling added in the mix?

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