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PC Triathlon Club preps for another year

Drew Izzo of the Park City Triathlon Club (left) finished thid in his age group at the SGTri in Hurricane earlier this year. Courtesy PC Tri Club

With the official start of summer just around the corner, the Park City Triathlon Club is gearing up for another year of competitions.

In just its third year of existence, the club is up to 40 members, many of whom compete in the local events like the Jordanelle and the Echo triathlons.

But first, according to club president Sebastian Ziesler, the club will be helping out with the Tiny Tri at the PC MARC on June 15.

"We’re putting on kind of a pre-race seminar," he said. "Some of our members with more experience can share tips for people who are just beginners in the sport."

The Tiny Tri will feature races for both beginners (18 and up) and youth (7-17). The beginners will complete a 1.5-mile run, a six-mile bike ride and a 250-yard swim. The youth will run one mile, bike three miles and swim 100 yards. The beginner race kicks off at 9 a.m., with the youth following at 10:30.

From there, the members will shift their focus to some of the bigger local events. Ziesler said hometown races are always the best.

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"It’s always fun to do races where you don’t have to travel," he said.

But, he added, one club member will be doing a lot of traveling this season.

"We’ve got one member who’s going to the Offroad World Championship this summer in Europe," he said. "

Ziesler said his biggest tip for beginners is not to panic and to take things slowly.

"I would say just stay calm and focused," he said. "If you’re not focused on the particulars of things like the transition or course markings, it’s easy to mess up."

The Echo Triathlon is scheduled for July 13 at Echo Reservoir in Coalville. The Jordanelle Triathlon is set for Aug. 17 at the Jordanelle Reservoir near Park City. Go to http://www.triutah.com/events for more information.