Ocean Swim (300 yards) (usually very calm in August). Swim Angels will be in the water with you. Swim will be up one side of a floating line and down the other side, lined with buoys. 20 lifeguards will be in the water. PLEASE NOTE: TRANSITION CLOSES TO ALL ATHLETES BEFORE THE START OF THE FIRST WAVE!
Bike will be an 11 mile tour of Long Branch NJ. More than 30 police officers at key intersections as well as over 30 volunteers on bike course alone. Helmets mandatory. All types of bikes welcome -- road bikes, hybrid bikes, mountain bikes. Roads are not closed to traffic but carefully monitored. NO IPODS!
3 Mile run along Ocean Avenue and back along the boardwalk. Very spectator friendly course. NO IPODS!
Picturesque start on the beach and finish on the boardwalk in front of the Ocean Place Hotel.
The first group is at 6:50 AM. Swim is straight out and back along a line of buoys. You will go around the buoys, keeping them on your left at all times to the end, make a u-turn and then straight in to the finish on the other side of the line of buoys. Course will be lined with more than 20 lifeguards. In addition, swim angels will be available on shore and in the water (wearing yellow caps) if you need assistance for the swim. You can rest on a surfboard, rope or use a noodle at any time during the swim.
Special Note on Swim:
There will be swim corrals on the beach, however, unless you are in the first three waves, we are requesting that you wait in the designated "Heat Waiting Area" up on the boardwalk until your heat is called. You will follow your heat manager down to the beach with your heat to the "on deck" area; there you will have a chance to jump in the water and get wet if you need to before being placed in one of the three official corrals.
Triathletes will be exiting the transition area on our bikes heading north on McKinley Street heading North. At the end you will turn left and proceed around the clock tower. Please take this slow. At the traffic light, you will be directed to turn left and to stay to the RIGHT OF THE CONES. You will make a right on Broadway, then your first left on Second Avenue. Please stay to the right and proceed with caution through this first section. Once on Second Avenue, you have a few miles to open up. PLEASE BIKE ON THE RIGHT OF THE ROAD AT ALL TIMES. DO NOT RIDE 3-4 ABREAST, as others will not be able to pass.
Remember - ROADS ARE NOT CLOSED TO TRAFFIC! Be cautious at all intersections, we have over 30 police officers on the course. They are to assist in safety, you are responsible for watching out unsafe drivers or pedestrians. People can cross the course and cut you off at any race. In addition, there are 40 volunteers staffing all turns, indicating direction, etc.
Bike Loop: You will ride only one loop of the course and turn right onto Madsion Avenue when you will be directed to dismount your bike BEFORE you approach the transition area. Only heats 1-9 (GREEN TRANSITION AREA) will enter at the first entrance. Heats 10-22 (YELLOW TRANSITION AREA) will enter the next block up, exactly where you originally exited. Your wrist band will be color coded according to the transition area you will be racking your bikes.REMEMBER: It is always the responsibility as an athlete to be familiar with the course.
3 Mile Run: Athletes will turn right (south) upon exiting transition area, towards the path passing by Ocean Place (not on boardwalk) heading south.Follow the path to the circle at Pier Village, staying on the east side of the parking area (stay to the left). Water stop at mile 1 (mile 2 on return) is NOT the turn around. Continue on following signs and volunteer direction to turn right on Howland Avenue, then Left on Boneforte, Left on Brown. At the end of Brown, all runners will turn left and move on to the board walk for the final 1/5 miles. Please stay to the right.
2 Mile Run, 11 Mile Bike, 3 Mile Run
Aqua Velo Distances
300 Yard Swim, 11 Mile Bike
Please follow signs and cones delineated to channel athletes and keep spectators off course. Please be courteous to all spectator and walkers, they also belong there and are enjoying the weather and some exercise just as you are. Share the boardwalk.
Please remember to thank the volunteers.
Please do not drop gel packs or other items on the course. Please remove all items from transition after your race has finished.
No iPods or other portable music players on the bike or the run.
No drafting on the bike.
Bike helmets mandatory.
Ocean Place Resort and Spa
One Ocean Boulevard, Long Branch, NJ 07740
Doubletree by Hilton
700 Hope Road, Eatontown, NJ 07724
Holiday Inn Express
294 Highway 36 East, West Long Branch, NJ 07764
Holiday Inn Express & Suites of Neptune
3510 State Route 66, Neptune, NJ 07753
Courtyard Tinton Falls Eatontown by Marriott Residence Inn Tinton Falls 90 Park Road, Tinton Falls, NJ 07724 tel. 732.389.8100http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/ewrtf-residence-inn-tinton-falls/
600 Hope Road, Tinton Falls, NJ 07724
Coach: Claudia Kretschman
Company: Kretschman Multisport Triathlon Coaching
Location: Ringwood, NJ
Claudia has been a triathlete for twenty-five years and has finished twenty-one Ironman Triathlons (Hawaii - 12 times; Canada - 5 times, Wisconsin-2 times,Lake Placid and Louisville), as well as many other sprints, half Ironmans, and marathons. She raced Pro for six years back in the early 1990s, and was featured on NBC-TV's telecast of the Hawaii Ironman in 1991. Her personal records are 9:59 (Hawaii 1992, 13th place Pro), and 9:51 (Canada 1995, 3rd place Pro). Claudia has been a Top 5 age group finisher in every race.
She is an ITCA (International Triathlon Coaches Association) Certified professional coach.
She has a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, as well as her Neonatal ICU Certification, and has worked for thirty years in this specialty.
Claudia is also a mother of two, and has been married for 30 years.
Coach: Elizabeth Wittmaack
Company: Ridgewood Tri Athlete LLC
Location: Ridgewood, NJ
Elizabeth Wittmaack, Owner of Ridgewood Tri Athlete LLC, is a 9 x Ironman finisher, 2 x Ironman World Championship finisher, 24 x 70.3 finisher, 2 x 70.3 World Championship finisher, and has numerous overall podium wins. Elizabeth is a USA Triathlon certified coach and a certified USA Cycling coach. She is a 5 x USAT All-American, ranking her amongst the very top in her field. Her love for triathlon and her continued service to the sport has enhanced her knowledge and fueled her desire to mentor and assist athletes in their quest to reach their goals.
Coach: Joan Scrivanich
Company: Tri Coach Joan
Location: Ft Lee, NJ
Coach Joan Scrivanich is a USA Triathlon Certified Coach, USA Track & Field Certified Coach & a NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist . Her background is in Exercise Physiology and she enjoys promoting an active lifestyle and introducing others to the sport of triathlon. Coach Joan has been an endurance athlete for over 20 years and has competed in all distances ranging from 5k & Sprint Triathlon through the Marathon & Ironman.
Coach: Brian Shea
Company: Personal Best Nutrition
Home: Tinton Falls
Store: Personal Best Nutrition (located in Runner’s High), 130 Schanck Rd., Freehold, NJ 07728
Brian Shea comes to Jersey Girl with a wealth of experience in triathlon as an athlete, coach and consultant. For over 20 years, he has competed in all levels of endurance sports from 5K to Ultra-marathon to Ironman with finishes including Ironman Hawaii with a 9:31 Personal Best. Brian has also run a 2:49 NYC Marathon which he hopes to improve upon this year.
On the coaching side, Brian is a certified triathlon and running coach having formulated training and sports nutrition programs for athletes ranging from beginner to professional. Among those include world class athletes such as Ironman 70.3 World Champions Terenzo Bozzone & Julie Dibens; Ironman Arizona Champion Leanda Cave; Ironman Canada/Arizona & ITU World Champion Jordan Rapp; 5x World Champion Simon Lessing; 5x Ironman Champion Heather Gollnick; as well as Olympic Marathon Bronze Medalist Deena Kastor.
In his spare time, Brian enjoys spending time with his 7-year old son & 6-year old daughter….both of whom did their first triathlon last Summer!
Coach: Joe McMahon
Company: BPC Triathlon
Location: Cranford, NJ (Union County)
Joe McMahon is a USAT Certified Level I Coach as well as a USA Cycling Level 3 Instructor. Coach Joe is a relative newcomer to the sport of triathlon (2005) and therefore relates well to newbies and those looking to take the next step in the sport. Joe’s success in the sport is attributed to hard work and his balance in the 3 disciplines. Joe Mac comes from a soccer background and played four years Division I at Villanova. Joe loves spending time at master’s swims, road races, and triathlons, but you’re more likely to catch him cheering on one of his 4 children participating in their own sports. ?He may be new to the sport, but Joe was named USAT All American for 2010 and 2011 and qualified for the Ironman World Championships 70.3 in the past two years as well.
2013 Results at: active..com
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