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Recent Iowa HEAT News

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Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Hey everyone! Even though season is winding down I wanted to send out a few quick reminders of upcoming events.

  • September social:
    Our next team social will be next Monday, Sep 10th at the backyard of Daniela William, Wes Hepker, and Robin Blackburn (120 Locust Dr / 125 Willow Ln, North Liberty). Come anytime after 6 and bring a side to share and beverages to drink. Kid friendly atmosphere so bring the whole family!!
  • October elections:
    Our team meeting in October will be back in the Library and this year is an election year. We NEED at least 50% of our membership to attend or proxy their vote or we will have to hold a backup meeting. Please make every attempt to attend, we will create a proxy vote form closer to the meeting. If you are interested in participating on the Board and giving our current board member volunteers a chance to hand off some administrative duties (no one has yet -- fyi), please let me know asap so that we can...
Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Hey HEAT! We had quite an active August!

For those that haven't had a chance to join us at any of our events this month, here is what you missed:

  • August races: We had team members compete in many events this month including the Camp Courageous on Aug 5th, Panther Pride Triathlon on Aug 11th, Rev3 WI Dells on Aug 12th, Age Group Nationals on August 18th, Pigman Long and Olympic on Aug 19th, IM Louisville and the Chicago Triathlon on Aug 26th. (Sorry if I missed any others!) We had some amazing performances at these races, including a World's Qualification by Daniela Williams (12th in her age group), a top Male/Female sweep at Camp Courageous (Steve Davis and Kim Sprenger), a second place club finish at Pigman Long (only behind the amazing team from Gear West), a 12:13:09 IM by Stacey Jackson, and a top 50th finish at Chicago Tri by Khris Vickroy. Great job everyone!! Our next official team race is the Iowa's Best Dam Tri on September...
Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Our next team social is going to be next Monday Aug 13th at the Meaney residence 725 S. Summit St. Show up anytime after 6:00pm and bring something to drink and a side dish to share. There is a short board Meeting beforehand, and if the board is still meeting when you get there, please feel free to either join the discussion or just hang out if you prefer. If you have any interest in volunteering for a board position in the future (elections are coming up in October!) you can show up at 5:30pm and get a feel for how the discussion works.

A few other updates:

  • August Triathlon Clinic
    Don't forget, the triathlon workshop will take place Saturday August 25th at the Coralville Reservoir Dam Beach Area (transition area for Iowa's Best Dam Tri). Please consider...
Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Our monthly team summer social was Monday July 9th at the T Morrison Park in Coralville. At the social we did a raffle for two boxes of Advocare Spark and a $15 Running Wild gift certificate. The Spark was donated by our local distributor and member, Stefanie Jo Harder, and the RW gift certificate was won at the River Run Team competition. The Spark was won by David Isherwood and Cathleen Bethea, and the RW gift certificate went to Steven Davis. We will try to do raffles like this for the next summer socials, but remember, you can't win if you don't attend!

A few more updates about the team:

  • Xterra
    Saturday July 28th is the Xterra Trail run followed by the off-road triathlon on Sunday the 29th! This is our next official team race so we will bring the tent and setup the grill (only on Sunday). Please bring sides and meat to grill if you can as well as your own beverages, and hang out for awhile after the race. We will have a table, but chairs might be a good idea too...
Monday, July 9th, 2012

Reminder, tonight is our July team social at S.T. Morrison Park in Coralville at 7:00pm. Feel free to come earlier and take the kids to the pool or just hang out and play in the park. We have reserved the shelter between the pool parking lot and the pond. Please bring a food dish to share and your own beverages (can be alcohol for adults).

At this meeting we have some donated items from our sponsors that we will be giving away to those in attendance. You must be present to win! Hopefully we can do more giveaways like this in the future if you cannot make it, but try to come if you can! We will do the raffle at 7:30pm. See you then!!

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Hey everyone! Hopefully this hot air hasn't killed your motivation to train (we are the Iowa HEAT after all...) and you are well into your racing season! Now that it is July I wanted to send out a few quick updates for the team. First, our next team social will be next week Monday at Morrison Park in Coralville at 7:00pm. We will be at the shelter in between the Coralville pool and the pond. Please bring a dish to share and your beverages of choice. If you want to come earlier, feel free!

Second, our upcoming official team race is the Xterra Sugar Bottom Off-Road triathlon on July 29th! Not ready for an Xterra? They have a 5k Trail run on Saturday too! Sign up can be done on their webpage at:

Third, I wanted to inform the group that we have two TriRacks from MyTriRack available for anyone on the team to use, free of charge. If you...

Friday, June 15th, 2012

Hey HEAT members! This past Monday we had our June social at my house up in North Liberty. We had a decent turnout and great weather. For those of you who couldn't make it, we are planning to do it again in July and August, so mark your calendars for the second Monday of those months. We are currently looking for volunteers for the July location, if you are interested please contact Kim Sprenger ( If no one volunteers we will probably just hold the event at a local park.

I wanted to also list the latest happenings with the team.

  • We repeated our club victory at Pigman Sprint this year! The 5 members counting times to the win include Daniela Williams, Jenny Saylor, Kendall Jackson, Steven Davis, and Brady Shutt. This was of course on top of all of the age group awards and great finishes by Iowa HEAT members. Congrats everyone!
  • We are looking for a member to help out with the uniform committee. Right now...
Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Please remember that we have a social at my house (12th Ash Court, North Liberty, IA) this Monday at 7:00pm. Please take a second to comment on the following thread if you plan on coming so that we know what food to expect. We will have plates, cups, utensils, and a few tables to set everything out on. Bring your own beverages. Kids will be able to play in the basement and backyard.

Congratulations to all of the Pigman racers this weekend! We repeated our club victory, and it seemed that every age group had one (or more) HEAT members on the podium. Two times undefeated club champs, and 2 women in the top 5 (Daniela Williams and Jenny Saylor). Very impressive!

Hope to...

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012


Sarah and Steve Davis have agreed to host our June social event. It will be held June 11th at 7:00.
If anyone is interested you can meet at 5:30 or 6:00 and do a group run or bike. Then arrive back at Steves for a potluck.

Bring a dish to share and your favorite beverage. The evening is a relaxed family event.

Steve's address is:
12 Ash Ct.
North Liberty, Iowa

It is in the Cedar Springs neighborhood, take your second left their house is at the end of the cul-du-sac.

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

I just had to send this out to the group.
Check out the article on the Lil Pig in the Minnesota Tri News

A couple Iowa HEAT memebrs made the cut. Go Jenny and Daniela!