June 10’s Hyannis Triathlon is a big deal this year. The governing body of our sport, USA Triathlon, has named this race as their Massachusetts State Championships in three categories: Age Group, High School and Triathlon Clubs. They’re also sponsoring a pre-race clinic to be held at the site of the race: Craigville Beach, on the shore of Nantucket Sound. All are invited to this clinic, whether or not you have registered for the race, and there is no charge.

Professional triathlon coach, Angela Naeth and USAT Certified coach, Amy Woods will lead the presentation, to be held under the big red umbrella behind the bath house at Craigville Beach. After a quick outline of the procedures and the course by the race directors, Angela and Amy will introduce the sport to those who have never competed at a triathlon before, as well as provide tips on how to have a safe, fast, fun experience on race day whether you are new to the sport or have some experience. They’ll go over the basics of swim, bike and run, and talk about how you can put all three together on one Saturday morning just a few weeks away!

There is no need to bring a bicycle or tri gear. The presentation will be more of a lecture than a hands-on session, and the coaches will leave plenty of time for Q & A. No question is too odd or trivial! Their goal is to make your race experience everything you hoped it would be.

This clinic is perfect for newcomers, as well as for beginning and intermediate-level triathletes who hope to improve. And it’s very relevant to our high school athletes: many of whom are accomplished at swimming or running but have yet to figure out how to put all three sports together.

Again, the date will be Sunday, May 21. The clinic will start at 3pm and last from 60-90 minutes. Bring a beach chair or blanket to sit on. See you there!