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Recent Iowa HEAT News

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Monday, December 16th, 2013

Team -- we need your help! We annually send out an update to our sponsors to demonstrate their impact to the community through their partnership with our group and the best way to measure that impact is for YOU, our members, to let us know just how many races and events you attended each year. We try to collect that through a survey each year, but have gotten very few responses so far. In case you missed it, the survey link is here, or on the forums. Please remember, we want to know what EVERYONE was up to. I know we ask about awards and podium finishes -- but that doesn't mean you need to be a top-of-the-age-group athlete to fill out the survey. Even if you didn't attend any events, filling it out will at least give us that info. THANK YOU!

Also, as you probably noticed in the Holiday Party save the date...

Sunday, November 24th, 2013

Save the date! The Iowa HEAT annual Holiday Party will be held on Saturday, January 25th. More details to come!

We again will be recognizing members in various categories. To help the committee select the recipients, please fill out the 2013 Awards and Recognition survey and 2013 Year End Review survey. The Year End Review survey is also used to tabulate our membership activity for our sponsors in hopes that they will not only renew their sponsorship, but also provide additional benefits. It only takes a few minutes to fill out each survey, and is greatly appreciated!

Holiday Party Committee

Monday, November 18th, 2013

The Iowa Heat will start holding a monthly contest on Facebook. Going forward the first week of the month we will post a question, and the third week of the month we will pick a random winner. All you have to do is like the Heat Facebook page and reply to the post. You are then entered to win that month’s gift card. Each month the gift card will be for a different business. There is no limit on how many times you can win each year, and this is open to anyone that likes the Iowa Heat Facebook page.
It pays to check the forums and Facebook daily to stay up on all the news and events the club has to offer.

Spread the word, tell a friend, comment and win!

Sunday, October 13th, 2013

The next membership meeting is tomorrow night (Monday) at 7:00 PM in the Schwab Conference Room at the Coralville Library.

Our speaker for the evening is Score Body Composition. They will be talking about how body composition can influence your training and performance. We will also be giving an update on upcoming events and other things going on with the club. If you are interested in learning more about the club, this would be a great event to meet other members. You don't have to be a member to attend.

All of our team gear will be available at the meeting as well. All members that have been with the club for 2 or more years receive a $15 discount on any of the items (there is a discount code on the store page), but must be used by the end of the year. Take a look at what’s available online on the Team Gear Store. You can order online and pick up your items at the meeting, or purchase...

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Seems like it has only been a few weeks since my last update... Oh wait, it has! Here we are, entering August and triathlon season is already winding down. The last half of July we had a few great finishes at Swim the Bridge, a final transitions practice, and a self-supported tri. And of course all of the events and practices that we have been holding this summer.

And we have even more great things coming up this August:

  • Races
    There are a few non-triathlon opportunities coming up if you would prefer to stay out of the water. There is still time to use the HEAT discount for the Dam Duathlon (only $50 to race if you sign up tomorrow). Or, if you are looking for a little less competition and more relaxation (with beverages...
Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

I'd imagine a lot of you feel like I do and the last month flew by (as evidenced by my month summary email coming almost a half a month late!!). Lots of racing and finally some better weather. What a great month! Here is just a small summary of what the team has been up to the last month:

June activities

Saturday, June 1st, 2013

May is already over! Despite what is feeling like the longest, windiest, coldest Spring ever race season is definitely upon us. We had a great showing at the Lake Macbride Duathlon with an all HEAT female podium sweep!! A big thanks to Jon Yetley from Sugar Bottom Bikes for helping us celebrate after with some treats and a few beverages!

Tomorrow is already time for Pigman Sprint! While it might be hard for us to repeat our club win this year now that Gear West has brought enough members to form a club team, that will not slow us down. Come cheer on the team and everyone that is racing and stick around for the post party and team pictures after the race. Even if you aren't racing you know we all appreciate spectators so grab a cow bell and some snacks and head up to Palo tomorrow morning!

This month we had a membership...

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Hey all!

Who would have thought we would have such an opposite Spring after last year? I sat down in my car this morning and *gasp* saw my breath!! Let's hope these temps turn around after this last storm and things get a bit nicer. Even if they don't, we are triathletes! Nothing keeps us down, right? (Umm... well... maybe snow in April)

Here is what the team was up to in April:

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Hey team! I guess all the rain we didn't get last year decided to fall this Spring. Although this weather is unpleasant, don't let it put a damper on your excitement for the upcoming season. In fact, there are so many things coming up in the near future I wanted to send an update to keep you informed of the public and team events going on in the area.

Monday, April 1st, 2013

Seems like Spring has finally sprung this last week of March. Here is what Iowa HEAT has been up to for the last month:

  • NCC - We awarded our NCC participants last month. Congrats to the monthly and overall winners! Check out the Results Page for everyone's final results.
  • Multi-sport Expo - After the NCC awards we held our first ever Multi-Sport Expo and the response was excellent! We hope to continue to grow and expand this event so be sure to send us suggestions or feedback whether or not you could attend.
  • USAT Multi-Sport Awards (Most Inspirational Comeback) - For those who received the USAT rankings issue recently you might already know (if you read the very tiny print), but a HEAT member received a 2012 USAT Multi-Sport award. After Chad Goldsmith's accident in 2011 and return to racing in 2012, a few of us from the team thought his story was a great...