2012 J.L. Sorenson Indoor Triathlon:
This race is the 1st Annual J.L. Sorenson Indoor Triathlon. It is part of the J.L. Sorenson Race Series.
This race will take place at the J.L. Sorenson Recreation Center in Herriman, UT.
The distance of the race will be a Super Sprint Distance.
The race will comprise of a 250 yard serpentine swim in our state of the art swimming pool, a 8 mile bike ride on our Star Trac spin bikes, and a 2 mile run on our 145 m indoor track.
Athletes will be seeded by swim time.
There will be up to 4 wave starts.
Registration costs $40 until Saturday January 14th then it will be $45 until the deadline.
There will also be a Kids Triathlon immediately following the race.
The Kids Triathlon will be limited to ages 8-12.
This race will comprise of a 50 yard swim, a 3 mile bike ride, and a 1 mile run.
Registration costs $20 until Saturday January 14th then it will be $25 until the deadline.
The registration deadline is Tuesday January 17th.
Register online, mail in, or in person.
For online Registration: www.activityreg.com - Click on Utah - "JL Recreation" - "Register for activities" - "Race Series" - "Indoor Triathlon."
There will be awards for the top three males, females, and children.
There will also be a free health fair and free swimming after the race for all participants and their families.
This event will be entirely indoor.
J.L. Sorenson Recreation Center
Take Bangerter Highway to 12600 South (or I-15 to 12300 S) and head west to Herriman Main Street.
Then, take a left.
The J.L. Recreation Center will be on the right.
Participants who compete in all 4 events in this race series will receive a Race Series Medal:
Indoor Tri.: Sat. January 21st
5k/10K: Sat. May 12th
Triathlon: Sat. July 21st
5k/10k: Sat. October 13th
2012 Results at: ccrtiming.com
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1/21/2012 2:46:02 PM)
I was looking very forward to this race because there aren't generally too many in the winter. Initially, I was very impressed with the race. It seemed well organized and most of the volunteers knew what they were doing and could help you out with any questions you had. Even the morning of the race, things seemed to be running smoothly and I was excited for a fun race. Swim segment went well; people seeded themselves pretty good and there wasn't much congestion. Wahoo! The bike part of the race is when things started going down hill. Apparently they were unaware that the spin bikes were too close to each other and were not giving accurate readings. Oh well, a 25 minute bike (for everyone) wouldn't be bad. Then came the run. This is when things became VERY unorganized. The timing chip mat was sketchy when entering the run and made for possible an inaccurate reading/time. The run was around a lap 21.5 times-no big deal. They had people calculating how many laps you were running and unfortunately they didn't catch every athlete everytime they ran even though they were assigned certain people to watch. When speaking with triathletes at the finish, numerous people had to run extra or less laps then what they had been told. The people who were recording the laps were not accurate and it wasn't off by just one lap, five in my case. I understand that this was the first race the JL Sorenson Rec Center has put on, but I believe if they want to have a good outcome next year, a lot of changes will need to be made. Personally, not so sure that I'll be doing this race again.
1/23/2012 4:09:15 PM)
Sorry I have to give this one 5 Stars. You have to remeber this is their first year doing this race. A few glitches we're to be expected. I'm 100% positive they'll have things worked out by next year. I've done a few indoor Tri's and this one has been the best yet. What other race gives you AWSOME finishing medals for a sprint indoor tri. The shirts were great, volunteers were Super friendly. My kids had a blast doing the kids Tri!!!!! This is one I'll be putting on my race calander every year. Awsome Job JL Rec Center I had a Fabulous time.
1/29/2012 2:47:18 PM)
This was my first triathlon and I had a great time. I learned a lot. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The race was well organized. It was their first tri event and I'm sure they have learned a lot too. The swim/bike transition was in the pool area and you had to walk on the wet cement in bike shoes. I slipped and fell, but was o.k., my adrenaline was pumping. The bikes were too close together which caused the sensors to read other bikes. They tried to fix it by making everyone bike for 25 minutes. This must have caused a back up at the bikes because they let me off at 23:30. I didn't keep track of my running laps but a couple times I had to correct the people counting because they would make errors from one lap to the next.
Suggestions: They need to have rubber mats leading all the way from the transition area to the bikes, or I'll wait until I get to the bikes before I put my shoes on. Bikes need to be farther apart. They need more people counting laps.
The facility is beautiful! I really enjoyed myself and will definitely participate again next year.