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Jun 7, 2011

Go IESE - October 16th: Garmin Barcelona Triathlon!!

Hi sports enthusiasts!

We leave you the invitation of the SBR Club for the Barcelona triathlon!! - Some partners have already signed up! Please let us know who would be interested so we can do some training together!

Check out our facebook page for more info: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/IESE-SwimBikeRun-Club/152328738167581

The most relevant one is the Garmin Barcelona Triathlon in October 16th. Some of us have already signed up and are looking forward to it. Since it is quite popular both among the Barcelona community and the international triathlon lovers (sun&beach&nice city), spaces for the event fill up quite fast; last year it was already full in July! It is a very nice event because many of the 5.000 participants are absolut beginners in the triathlon world, so it is quite a friendly environment.

This is the website for more info and for signing up: www.garminbarcelonatriathlon.com

There are many categories you can sign up for, so there is no excuse not to go!
- Olympic: SWIM: 1.500m, BIKE: 40km, RUN: 10km
- Sprint: SWIM: 750m, BIKE: 20km, RUN: 5km
- Super-Sprint: SWIM: 400m, BIKE: 10km, RUN: 2,5km

If you are interested in participating we can help you register and give you some tips on how to prepare or what gear you need. We will be available this WEDNESDAY JUNE 8TH FROM 12:30 TO 13:30 IN F-102 (Section B class). We will also arrange for the bike and wetsuit rental.

There is also the possibility to participate as a relay race IN TEAMS! It would be teams of 3 people and each one would do one of the 3 parts (swim, bike or run). This is for the Olympic and the Sprint distances. Some of you approached us saying that you would be willing to sign up by teams, so let us know which sport you would like and we will put you in touch.

This last weekend we participated in the 10k Sant Cugat race. It was a very enjoyable race, with quite a flat profile that allowed for a good time!

Other events worth highlighting are:
- 20k run BEHOBIA - SAN SEBASTIÁN: www.behobia-sansebastian.com 13 NOV 2011. One of the most famous races in Spain. Registration period opens tomorrow, June 7th, and it typically fills up within few hours! Be fast if yous want to participate.
- 6500m swim MARATÓN: www.marnaton.com 3 SEP 2011. It's the 4th edition of a very popular swimming challenge in Cadaqués. Very nice event for swimming lovers!

See you on wednesday!
Your SBR Club

1 comment:


    As we told you to the ones of you that came to the session today, you need to rent a wetsuit and a bike (if you don't have one already):
    - Wetsuit rental: The race organization has a rental service of special swimming wetsuits, totally necessary (and mandatory) for swimming in the sea in October... You can rent it when you register for the race for 25EUR. Just follow the instructions.
    - Bike rental: There is no official rental service for bikes. You need to get a race bike for enjoying the triathlon. There are very few places that rent race bikes in the Barcelona area, and there is only one that we know of in Barcelona city. Price range for renting a bike is 20-60EUR depending on the bike category and the shop. The shop in Barcelona is Terra Diversions (www.terradiversions.com).

    If you are planning on participating in the triathlon, get everything done ASAP. The first spots to fill up are the SPRINT and the TEAMS categories. Last year it was full by the end of July.

    Bike rental is very limited also. The shop in Barcelona ran out of race bikes last year by early July! This year they are doing a special arrangement and they are setting up a tent on the day of the Triathlon to return the bike there, so you don't have to go to the shop the next day (very convenient!).

    We're also keeping track of those of you who want to participate in teams. Tell us which of the 3 sports (1 or more) you would like to do! So far there are 4 people. We'll let you know so that you get in touch for registering.

    Keep in touch and enjoy the summer!
    Your SBR Club