WHAT IS IT?
A three-month competition for club members-only designed to motivate winter training in preparation for the (we hope!) upcoming triathlon/multisport season. Club members score points based on mileage for any swim/bike/run training/racing that they do during the three-month period.
We have played this game annually, usually in conjunction with USAT, which doesn’t do it anymore, and it’s a lot of fun. It doesn’t matter how fast you are, members of all ages can participate, and you can score points on your own, although it’s always more fun to rack up challenge points with other people. Training, racing, going on a family bike ride (the possibilities are many!) can count for points.
All participants will be covered in fabulous awards in April!
HOW DO I SCORE POINTS?
SWIMMING: 10 points for every mile
Must be done in a pool or open water (no dry-land simulations).
CYCLING: 1 point for every mile
Outdoor: Any type of cycling counts (road, off-road, riding to the store) except for e-biking.
Indoor: Riding on a trainer counts. If you have the fancy kind that tracks mileage, more the better. For those who don’t, you get 18 miles per hour (example: you spin for 20 minutes, then you would input 6 miles).
RUNNING: 3 points for every mile
Outside running, of course, counts. Treadmill/elliptical running that provides mileage counts. Walking counts, if it’s part of an exercise routine. Steps or other counters recording distance while walking for others reasons outside of exercise, don’t count.
HOW DO I TURN IN MY RESULTS?
Keep track of your yards/meters/mileage at home for whatever discipline(s) you do. Put your name, dates and mileage/yardage/meters and email to email@example.com
January 1, 20 miles cycling
January 2, 500 yards swimming
January 3, 15 miles cycling; 5 miles running
January 5, 737 yards swimming
DO NOT DO THE MATH for the running or swimming. If you ran 7.47 miles, put in 7.47 miles. If you swam 817 yards, put in 817 yards. The math will be calculated so you get the correct number of points. You can do more than one discipline in one day.
RESULTS WILL BE POSTED ON THE WEBSITE and CLUB FACEBOOK PAGE AFTER EACH INPUTTING DEADLINE
WHEN DO I TURN IN MY RESULTS?
You can input your results daily if you like, but these are the deadlines for inputting results throughout the competition. Reminders will be sent the day before each deadline, but there are no exceptions for accepting results for a time period after the deadline.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 17
All yardage/mileage for January 1 – January 15 must be turned in. No results will be accepted for these two weeks after January 17
SUNDAY, JANUARY 24
All yardage/mileage for January 16 – January 22 must be turned in. No results will be accepted for this week after January 24
SUNDAY, JANUARY 31
All yardage/mileage for January 23 – January 29 must be turned in. No results will be accepted for this week after January 31
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7
All yardage/mileage for January 30 – February 5 must be turned in. No results will be accepted for this week after February 7
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14
All yardage/mileage for February 6 – February 12 must be turned in. No results will be accepted for this week after February 14
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21
All yardage/mileage for February 13 – February 19 must be turned in. No results will be accepted for this week after February 21
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28
All yardage/mileage for February 20 – February 26 must be turned in. No results will be accepted for this week after February 28
SUNDAY, MARCH 7
All yardage/mileage for February 27 – March 5 must be turned in. No results will be accepted for this week after March 7
SUNDAY, MARCH 14
All yardage/mileage for March 6 – March 12 must be turned in. No results will be accepted for this week after March 14
SUNDAY, MARCH 21
All yardage/mileage for March 13 – March 19 must be turned in. No results will be accepted for this week after March 21
SUNDAY, APRIL 2
All yardage/mileage for March 20 – March 31 must be turned in. No results will be accepted for this week and a half after April 2
Completed events: Brenton Hulstom 14, Elliot Feng 11, Jessa Sandlin 9, Franck Pichard 8, Manny Colmenares 7, Danny Edwards 4, Sid Hessler 2, Nichole Davenport 2, Henry Rivera 1,
Christina Branson 1, Brooke Ambrose 1
It looks like we won't to be able to participate in any events for a while, SOOOO ... we'll bring the events to us by making up our own! With a virtual event, you're basically putting on and completing your own event without having to sign up for a race or deal with crowds. To play:
1. Choose an event from the list below
2. Now you have until July 4 to complete any of the disciplines for any event at any time during the duration of the virtual time period, which began April 1. Keep your own time and distance as you do the event.
3. You pick your schedule! Do all of the disciplines for, say, the triathlon super sprint, in one day, or do the swim on one day, the bike on another and the run on another. They don't have to be on consecutive days and you don't have to do them in order. You can even work on multiple events, such as doing the 500-yard swim for the sprint triathlon on one day, and doing the 13-mile run for the triathlon half on another! You can do one of the disciplines as many times as you want to try to get your best time! If you finish a discipline that has the same distance as another event (such as the triathlon sprint swim and the splash-and-dash swim), you CANNOT count the one swim for both events. You would have to do another 500 swim for the other event.
We are offering everything! Is there anybody in the club crazy enough to do them all by May 31? Here are the events with distances:
Super sprint -- 200-yard swim, 6-mile bike, 1.5-mile run
Sprint -- 500-yard swim, 12-mile bike, 3-mile run
Olympic -- 1,500-yard swim, 25-mile bike, 6-mile run
Half -- 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13-mile run
Full -- 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26-mile run
Super sprint -- 1-mile run, 6-mile bike, 1.5-mile run
Sprint -- 1.5-mile run, 12-mile bike, 3-mile run
Olympic -- 3-mile run, 25-mile bike, 6-mile run
Long course -- 6-mile run, 50-mile bike, 12-mile run
Super sprint -- 300-yard swim, 8-mile bike
Sprint -- 800-yard swim, 12-mile bike
Olympic -- 1,500-yard swim, 25-mile bike
Half -- 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike
Full -- 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike
SPLASH AND DASH
Super sprint -- 300-yard swim, 2-mile run
Sprint -- 500-yard swim, 3.5-mile run
Olympic -- 1,500-yard swim, 6-mile run
Long course -- 1.2-mile swim, 13-mile run
You make up your own course! Disciplines can be completed outside or inside. Bike trainers can be used for cycling, especially if you have one that shows mileage. If not, you get 6 miles for every 20 minutes. NO DRAFTING on outside rides! Treadmills and ellipticals can be used for running if they show mileage. For outside, if you don't have a computer, the bike path is great for mileage markers and you can just use a watch for timing. Swimming will be a bit more difficult with clubs closed, and that's why non-swimming events were added. However, Lake Woollomes is available for swimming, and many of us have pools that will be warm enough soon. Set up a pool swim for members in your backyard, as long as you keep the numbers of people down and practice social distancing! NO TOYS on the swims.
After any completed disciplines, post your results on the members-only Facebook page, or send the results to firstname.lastname@example.org Include your name, date, event, discipline and time. Danny will be keeping a chart and posting it regularly on the website and Facebook page to show how everybody is doing!
Tammy Triathlete, April 2
1,500-yard swim: 35:24
Feel free to post any photos or send them to the email and they can be posted on the website and Facebook page!
OH, YES! It's not so much your times (because we'll be doing different courses and some inside training) but how many events you can complete! Even if you only complete one, though, you are in for an awesome prize! And the more you complete, the more you'll get! There will also be prizes for the most photos turned in!
Contact Danny if you have questions through the club email at email@example.com or ask through the members-only Facebook page!
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Card 2: 3 bingos
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Card 2: 3 bingos
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Card 1: 5 bingos (2 squares from blackout)
Card 1: 4 bingos
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CHECK HERE FOR THE NEXT CLUB BINGO GAME IN 2021! THE GAME LASTS FOR TWO MONTHS, SO YOU HAVE MORE THAN TWO MONTHS TO FILL IN THOSE SQUARES! PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED FOR ALL BINGOS (with the coolness of the prizes growing with each bingo), AND WE'LL HAVE A HUGE PARTY IN MAY TO AWARD OUR BINGO WINNERS AND RAFFLE OFF A FREE RACE ENTRY!
RULES CHANGES AMID STATE LOCKDOWN RESTRICTIONS
** A "quarantine" free space square is allowed for any activity impossible to achieve during the lockdown
** Swim land exercises can sub for a swim workout
** Taking a picture of yourself working out can sub for a group workout or working out with a fellow Trispoke
1. To start playing, pick any bingo board from the choices below. YOU WILL USE THAT ONE BOARD FOR ALL OF THE BINGOS YOU ACHIEVE, ALL THE WAY UP TO BLACKOUT, IF YOU GET THAT FAR!
For the fun of it, each card is marked with the name of a popular California triathlon. BINGO BOARDS ON PDFs BELOW!
2. Complete bingos in the following order (you can see visuals in upper right). USE THE SAME BOARD!
1. Straight-line bingo -- vertical
2. Straight-line bingo -- horizontal
3. Straight-line bingo -- diagonal
4. "X" bingo
5. All four borders bingo
6. Blackout bingo (every space covered)
BINGO BOARDS ON PDFs BELOW!
3. If you blackout, send an image of your board with your name on it to firstname.lastname@example.org
You will be credited for all six types of bingos. If the game is still going, you can pick a new board and start again for EVEN BIGGER PRIZES!
4. Some ground rules:
** Only mark off squares that you complete after you downloaded a board and from February 1 through April 15
** Complete each bingo in the order listed above on the same board
** A square with TOTAL miles on it does not have to be completed in one day or in consecutive days. (example: Run a total of 30 miles -- if it takes two weeks to do that, then that's when you fill in the square).
** "Renew your membership square" If you joined from November 1, 2019, or later, your membership carries through to 2021, so you can mark off the square. All others need to renew for 2020-21.