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I guess that should read "new and imporoved" but it wouldn't fit. 

After some scheduling changes we're official and settled into a date. Mark your calendars for April 18, 2013.  Come up early, do the "Mayberry" thing, check out some local wineries and compete on a course that includes some of Surry County's 368 or so miles of scenic bikeways.  You won't be disappointed here.  Proceeds benefit the Mount Airy Rotary Clubs local and international projects AND the Reeves Community Center Foundation.

Here's the hot link to registration

 

http://www.setupevents.com/?fuseaction=event_detail&eventID=2334



2012-12-16 4:17 PM
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This race is officially April 21st now right? My husband and I are considering doing this as our first triathlon. Any thoughts on if it'd be good for beginners (I have no athletic history, he's been mountain biking his whole life and ran quite a bit as well)? It seems like it'd be a good starter tri since it's a pool swim, but the 2 1/2 time limit (posted on the set up events info) makes me a bit nervous, adding up my average times for each sport it puts me at about the 2 hour mark, and that doesn't account for weather/terrain.
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seekatetrain - 2012-12-16 5:17 PM This race is officially April 21st now right? My husband and I are considering doing this as our first triathlon. Any thoughts on if it'd be good for beginners (I have no athletic history, he's been mountain biking his whole life and ran quite a bit as well)? It seems like it'd be a good starter tri since it's a pool swim, but the 2 1/2 time limit (posted on the set up events info) makes me a bit nervous, adding up my average times for each sport it puts me at about the 2 hour mark, and that doesn't account for weather/terrain.

 

Sounds to me like you just found your motivation to train a little more! Stick with it. I'm sure you'll be able to do and you'll definitely have a fun time while you're out there! Good luck and train hard!

2012-12-17 11:24 PM
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thanks for your interest. I hope you'll join us for the race. 

as you noted it's a straight forward pool swim. 

the challenge is really in the ride--it's a fairly long ride for a sprint at 17 miles, and this area's not flat. t's a great rolling course with a couple of good climbs along some great scenic bike routes (if you take the time to enjoy the ride and not focus fully on the road in front of you)--that said, you've got plenty of time to build for that. 

the run's got one climb right at the beginning, but otherwise more or less flat with a finish through the heart of historic downtown mount airy.

it's a challenging first race (probably more mentally than physically), but very doable and we're planning to make it a great event with post-race midway activities etc.

my biased opinion is "grab the bull by the horns" and go for it. we'll make it a great first race for you!

 and yes, april 21 is the "in-stone" date.



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2013-03-21 11:13 PM
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one month till race day.  full details at www.tri-mayberry.com

 

Hampton Inn in Mount Airy is the host motel.  they're running a race-day shuttle from the hotel to race site and back.  it's gearing up to be a great event!

 

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I have noticed that there are not a ton of people signed up for the race.  Is it still going to be held?


2013-03-27 11:08 PM
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yes.  this is a first year charity race and we hope to grow it into a good sized regular event.  it will be held no matter the registration numbers.  set-up events has told us to expect a last minute bump betwen now and the race, much like you'd expect for a 5k.  we're hoping for 100 or so racers overall. if there's less that just makes it easier to podium :-

if it is added incentive, as of today,  our overvall mens and womens winners will receive a new pair of Brooks running shoes of their choice thanks to Shoes n' Stuff in Mount Airy.

 

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I am assuming (hoping), the swim is in the indoor pool ... can you confirm.

Doesn't really mention it on the Setup page.

2013-04-11 10:34 PM
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10 days to go. why aren't you signed up????

 

yes it's an indoor pool swim

 

here's a few higlights to look forward to

  • massage therapists set-up at the finish line for racers
  • race bib presented at round-peak vineyards gets you a free tasting sunday afternoon (or I suppose saturday evening)
  • mens and women's overall winners will receive a gift certificate good for pair of Brooks running shoes
  • hotel discount from Hampton Inn AND a race day shuttle to and from the race site from the hotel

 

what are you waiting for--it's gonna be a great race



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last time up. pre-registration closes tomorrow. hope to see you all there.

 

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I'm signed up.  I'm stoked and looking forward to it.  I live down east where hills are few and far inbetween so the hills are going to be a challenge but if we don't challenge and push ourselves, how can we ever improve, right?   When I started this journey in January 2012 I weighed 351 pounds and told everybody I intended to run a triathlon in a year, they all rolled their eyes and said "yeah-right".  Sunday I will be running Triathlon number two at a svelt 167 pounds.   Hope to see you there, I'll be wearing a NAVY hat (my official lucky hat)and my two grandkids will be in tow.

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2013-04-23 1:09 PM
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Hope you enjoyed the race and thanks to everyone that made it possible.  Set-up events, Mount Airy Parks and Rec, Mount Airy Rotary, Mount Airy High School Interact club, all the sponsors and of course the racers. 

I think it was a great first time event and we're planning to bring it back next year so stay tuned for details.  There's a few pics on here in the meantime

 

https://www.facebook.com/#!/TriMayberry

 

 

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falconsprint63 - 2013-04-23 2:09 PM

Hope you enjoyed the race and thanks to everyone that made it possible.  Set-up events, Mount Airy Parks and Rec, Mount Airy Rotary, Mount Airy High School Interact club, all the sponsors and of course the racers. 

I think it was a great first time event and we're planning to bring it back next year so stay tuned for details.  There's a few pics on here in the meantime

 

https://www.facebook.com/#!/TriMayberry

 

 

I had a great time, that bike ride was a challenge to say the least!!!!!!  Mt Airy is such a nice place and the people are so friendly, who wouldn't want to come.  I plan on making it a yearly trek, next year my wife and daughter plan on running it with me.  BTW, by coincidence that's me on the bike in the yellow jersey on your facebook page!  Thanks for an enjoyable experience.



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