Race Previews

"Juno" & Retro Shorts...

bette.gifRace Preview - The 30th edition of the Morris Tinman will take place next Saturday. The 1k-30k-10k event is our state's annual outdoor tri kickoff event and we hope it has a record turnout.

The race actually started 31 years ago but the 2008 edition had to be cancelled due to a 14-inch snowdump on the eve of the event. According to Weather Underground the conditions for next Saturday's race will not include snow and temps should be in the low 50s.

Last year's Tinman was won by Ryan DeYounge of Fergus Falls, and Apple Valley's Bette Rowley. Do you know them? We only know them by their race results, so in order to learn more about them, we visited their Facebook pages. We discovered that in addition to being fine athletes, they appear to be very cool  people.

Bette has great taste in movies. We know this because she likes many of the same movies that the MTN Guys like. One of her faves is "Juno," which, in our opinion, was the awesomest movie of 2007....

Falls Du Turns Six...

devon-leading.gifRace Preview - The 6th annual Falls Duathlon is on Saturday. Are you signed up yet? If not, link HERE.

This is a great event in a cool place and we recommend it highly.

Here is some event history, featuring the winners and the Race Record holders in the Overall, Junior (19U), Masters (40-59M, 40-54W) and Grand Masters (60+M, 55+W) categories:  ...

Hobbits in the Shire...

steve-and-devon.gifBy Devon Palmer (palmertri.wordpress.com)

Season Opener

We’re only a week away from the season! I’m kicking off at the Falls Duathlon. If you’re looking for a fun and low key local race to get your season started, look no further. After that it is all about the Gear West Duathlon. My best friend Steve Stenzel and I (photo L) had a pretty intense competition in the relay event last year but this year I’m racing solo. Wishing Steve the best of luck! If you don’t know Steve you should get to know him. If you see a brightly-colored speedo-clad hobbit at a race, that’s Steve. Go up and say hi. Tell him how cool he looks. Tell him he must be the most athletic hobbit in the Shire. Tell him I sent you. Gosh we’re great friends....

Rockin' New Bike Course for BOUS

flyoverLots of exciting things are happening on Saint Paul's Phalen Corridor. A few years back The Phalen Corridor Initiative won the two top Environmental Protection Agency awards for urban redevelopment. Just last week Urban Organics, an innovative indoor aquaponics farm introduced itself to the community from its new home in the former Hamm's Brewery Building. Soon, Flat Earth Brewery will be serving up its own growlers full of suds brewed with the same "sky blue waters" gurgling up from the underground spring beneath the very same building.

 

All pretty cool stuff, considering that all this redevelopment is a result of collaboration between the City and over 60 other community organizations, working together.

 

All of which pales in comparison to the value of the Phalen Corridor's brand-spankin' new bike course for the Best of the U.S. Championship and Sprint races...

Devon Stuff...

brian-devon-chad.gifFalls Du Photo - Brian Sames, Devon Palmer and Chad Millner

By Devon Palmer (palmertri.wordpress.com)

I’m kicking off the 2014 season at the Falls Duathlon again this year. I haven’t sorted out all my local races yet but I know I will be joining Final Stretch for the Falls Du at the end of April and Rochesterfest in June. Falls Du has been a fun, low key way to start the season for the last two years. I love that the first run is only two miles and that...

Awesome Event. Awesome Shirts...

z-shirts.gifThe Upper Midwest’s newest open water swim event:  The Zorbaz Gull Lake Challenge

Date:  Saturday, June 14, 2014

Website:  zgullchallengeswim.com

We are happy to announce a new swim race in the upper Midwest - the Zorbaz Gull Lake Challenge.   The race is located in the heart of Minnesota’s premier vacation destination, the Brainerd Lakes Area.   Swimmers will be swimming in Lake Margaret, which is part of Minnesota’s exclusive Gull Lake Chain of Lakes.

This race is a sister race to the very popular Point to LaPointe swim race in Bayfield and is also being...

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