CLUB SPOTLIGHT: BOSTON TRIATHLON TEAM, Metro Sports Boston posted 6/11/02
This is an article printed in the June 2002 issue of Metro Sports Boston.
The Boston Triathlon team has about 100 members, and the club is currently capping membership at that amount. Each year they replace the members they lose with new ones. The club was started in 1987 by a few athletes looking for training partners. It has grown from five members to its current size.
The club has some pro triathletes and top-level age-group competitors, but it also has a contingent of beginners, says club President Peter Cadwell. "A lot of [the club members] do big-time events, but we also have newbies who just bought their first bike," he says. The club has won the FIRM Grand Prix Race Series four years in a row.
Every sport is covered in workouts, with weekly track sessions, group riding opportunities and group swims. Outdoor swims take place in Walden Pond in Lexington, and in the ocean near South Boston. Once a year the club goes to New Hampshire for a training weekend to combine long bikes, runs and swims. All club members are welcome at the training weekend.
The club is very social, with monthly get-togethers and two or three big parties a year. "The greatest thing about our team is that we all go to races to compete, but more than that we're all there to support each other," Cadwell says. "It's a really good group environment."
For More Information:
Anyone interested in the Boston Triathlon Team can go to the club website at www.bostontriathlonteam.com, or contact Cadwell at firstname.lastname@example.org.