Charleston Triathlon Swim Start

Charleston Triathlon Swim Start

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Female Triathletes Need the Best Handgun for Protection

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Being a woman triathlete is not an easy task simply because at the advanced and at the elite level, both women and men, race and participate on the same events, and champions receive equal prizes irrespective of gender.

In order to maintain their outstanding performance, women triathletes know that it is important to take the right diet because it will improve their training capabilities. Though this is always difficult to implement. A good and healthy diet makes a great difference. It will decrease the level of stress and pressure, also it will aid to maintain or attain optimum racing weight and provide surplus energy for quick sprints during training.

According to TIA (Triathlon Industry Association), currently, the population of female triathletes stands at 26% compared to their male counterparts. This figure is promising but it is still below average. Something should be done to improve female participation.

For famous and successful female triathletes, personal security comes first. Let’s face it, successful and well known athletes are always concerned and care a lot about becoming the next victim of petty crime. That’s why owning a handgun is necessary, to keep them out of such minor dangers. However getting a good handgun can be a daunting task, knowing what to buy can be quite frightening and difficult task to tackle.

Here are some of the features to look for when getting the best handgun for personal safety as an athlete.

Go for smaller, thinner and lightweight safety pistols, because they are good for female athletes, this is due to the fact that they are easier and more comfortable to carry. Also, they are much easier to hide compared to the larger pistols. Remember that versatility and ease of use are key factors because having a gun that is difficult or complicated to operate will only hinder your ability to defend yourself and others accurately and efficiently.

Long-lasting (durability) For athletes who intend to carry their pistols daily, then choosing a durable handgun is a very vital consideration to have in mind. They must choose a pistol that is able to withstand and overcome harsh environmental conditions without tearing or wearing off.

A good handgun should fit you and your lifestyle. It should be one that you are comfortable to carry it around. Often, it comes back to what we feel about possessing it. Keep in mind that a gun normally a long-term asset, it will be part of your daily life, therefore you must be contented with it.

Reliability and accuracy, pistols with no mechanical safety, and archers are usually easy to operate. However, the semi-automatic pistol is more accurate at longer distances. usually pulling its trigger softer compared to the revolver, this feature makes the more reliable.

A good handgun should be easy to operate and use. It is important to know that, When it comes to self-defense, a fraction of a second can change the outcome of a situation(both positively and negatively). Therefore it is very important to have a firearm that is not difficult to use or one that has complex features. Whatever the case, athlete’s safety comes first, thus having an easy to operate handgun is very important simply because it increases the chances of survival, in the event of an attack.

New Wave Biathlon & Ocean Swim Results

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June 14, 1997

 

New Wave
Biathlon Results June 14, 1997
MALE FEMALES
Overall Overall
1 TOM MATHER 1 KATE BORG
2 CHRIS REILLY 2 JANET THIEL
3 ALEXANDER KIRSCHBAUM 3 KATHY ESTILL
MALE FEMALES
19&UNDER 19&UNDER
1 SHANNON STENGEL 1 ERIN BURTON
MALE FEMALES
20-29 20-29
1 KEITH BORG 1 KIRSTEN BARTON
2 BRANDON SHULER
3 STEVE DYER
MALE FEMALES
30-34 30-34
1 TIMOTHY GOTSICK 1 HEATHER WOOD
2 LANCE LEOPOLD 2 GINA GREGORY
3 CLIFF WINGERTER 3 ELAINE BURNS
MALE FEMALES
35-39 35-39
1 RUSTY SMITH 1 SUSAN LIPSEY
2 MARC REICHEL 2 KIM PAWLICK
3 JOHN THORP 3 NANCY THOMAS
MALE FEMALES
40-49 40-49
1 JEFF BAKER 1 BEVERLY AMICK
2 PHIL PETERSON 2 SUE REED
3 TANIS MANSESU 3 JANE NORRGARD
MALE
50-59
1 FLOYD DeANDRADE
2 JIM SHELLEY
3 BILLY WEITERS
4 MARSHALL WAKAT
MALE
60-69
1 THOMAS MOYLETT
Swim Results
MALE FEMALES
Overall Overall
1 JOHN MARTIN 1 DANIELLE KOVACH
2 JACK BURTON 2 SHARON KNISLEY
3 WADE KING 3 JOY SIMONEAU
MALE FEMALES
19&U 19&UNDER
1 RYAN BARRINGTON 1 ANNIE EARHART

1997 Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series Results

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CONGRATULATIONS & THANKS!

Congratulations to all who competed in the 1997 Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series. This year marks the seventh edition of this event and as Race Director, I must say that the grace and skill that the participants bring to this event truly makes it an honor to serve as Race Director. I hope that everyone enjoyed the series and realizes the community support that goes into making this event such a success.

JOEL V. MCKNIGHT, ATTORNEY AT LAW and THE BICYCLE SHOPPE of Charleston, Kiawah, and Mount Pleasant were the major sponsors of this year’s series. JODY, a long time participant in the CSTS, continued with his generous support of this event. The BICYCLE SHOPPE and TRUE APPLE GATE were first time sponsors of CSTS, but over the years have been true fans and supporters of this event. Congratulations to the Bicycle Shoppe for being named one of the top 100 bike shops in the country.

We thank FRANK SANTANGELO, Physical Therapist, for heading up the medical safety concerns for the series. Frank has not only served this event since before its inception, but he remains a person who’s contribution to fitness and wellness has touched thousands across our community. Music and sound again this year was provided by LEE EDWARDS and EDWARDS MCCRAE ENTERTAINMENT.

Craig Massey and PIGGLY WIGGLY once again have helped us not only with food and beverage for the series but their continued support serves as a reminder of the PIG’S commitment to this community. Race after race “The Pig” is there and we just can’t thank PIGGLY WIGGLY enough for their long term and generous support. For the second year MICHAEL BANNISTER of FAMILY DENTISTRY has been a generous sponsor. Mike is also a long time participant in the series and his encouragement and support over the years has been greatly appreciated.
Without a doubt we all owe the staff at the JAMES ISLAND COUNTY PARK a big thank you for allowing us to stage this event on such a beautiful site. KEVIN, JOE. CHRISTENE, SUSIE, JAY, and the rest of the staff contributed such enthusiasm, support, and professionalism that it helps make my job both fulfilling and enjoyable. And finally a big thank you to the LOW COUNTRY PADDLERS, THE COASTAL CYCLISTS, and THE CHARLESTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT for contributing their expertise that helps promote safety for all of our participants.

I think one of the keys to the success of the Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series has been the respect that all participants seem to have for one another. Regardless of equipment, times, skills, and finish place I would hope that everyone feels comfortable and at home at the CSTS. As you read through the results please reflect on the pages and pages of names, and the work and commitment it took for each person to compete in and complete this event. As the race director it keeps me coming back for more… as a field you are an inspiration.

Sincerely,

Paul King
CSTS Race Director

Entries

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2003 Race Schedule

New Wave Biathlon
June 7
The 13th Annual New Wave Biathlon and Ocean Swim
was held on the beach at Isle of Palms.
Two events: A Biathlon
(3/4 mile Ocean Swim and 5K Beach Run)
and a 3/4 Mile Ocean Swim only.
Race Results
Contact Mike Loggins mikepattlog@aol.com
CSTS Logo
2003 CSTS
Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series
June 15
Results July 6
Results July 27
Results August 10
L u c e y M o r t g a g e
C O R P O R A T I O N
Sponsor of the
13th Annual Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series
Triathlon: .3 mile lake swim/ 12 mile bike/ 5K run flat and fast.
For Preregistered List

Contact Paul King CSTS E-mail

Entry Information
THE AUGUST 10 RACE IS CLOSED.
If you are not already on the “short list”, there will be no further registration.
Packet pickup will be at the James Island County Park from 5-7 PM on Saturday and resuming at 6 AM on Sunday morning. If possible pickup on Saturday or before 6:15 AM on Sunday to avoid the long lines.

Kiawah Triathlon
September 7
10th Annual Kiawah Island Triathlon, Kiawah Island.
Triathlon: 1.5K ocean swim, 45K bike, and 10K run.
Entry Information and Online Entry Form are available.
For Preregistered List
Contact Mike Loggins, Race Director mikepattlog@aol.com

From the Tent (Race Updates)

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Registration for both CSTS #3 (August 2) and CSTS #4 (August 16) has now closed.
There will be no Race weekend registration for either remaining triathlons.

CHANGE IN BIKE COURSE

Beginning with the August 2, 2009 triathlon there will be a change in the longstanding bike course. There are essentially two changes and they both take place inside James Island County Park. The new course (inside the Park) is as follows; cyclists will leave the Transition Area in the same manner as previously done however, just past the Park campground there is a paved road to the right (Osprey Point Road). At Osprey Point Road cyclists will turn right and follow Osprey Point Road all the way back to the main Park roadway where they will turn right again and follow the main road to the Park entrance where they will, as in the past, turn right on Riverland Drive. Upon returning to the Park cyclists will follow the main roadway past the Park gatehouse and turn right directly into the Transition Area. (There will be NO second/returning loop of the Park). The entrance to the Transition Area on the bike will be in the same location as it has been. The changes, which will make the course “cleaner” (less mixing of cyclists and runners) and safer, will result in the bike course distance being reduced from 13.0 miles to 12.7 miles.
For the duration of the Series please try to pick up registration material Saturday evening between 5 and 7 PM (makes things less stressful for participants and staff on RaceDay). It is also VERY helpful to arrive early (6 AM) on Sunday morning to avoid longer lines. Please remember to reuse your swim cap.

We are extremely humbled and grateful for the continuing support that triathletes from around the Southeast offer CSTS. This past year has been a time when we all have had to consider our expenses and evaluate what is valuable and worthwhile. Thank you for your ongoing support- this will be a great summer of racing and fellowship. Thus far there are entries from 20 states; South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Illinois, Missouri, New Mexico, and California.

Preregistered list will be posted the Monday or Tuesday before each race. Your receipt from Active.com is your registration confirmation. Please bring your Active.com receipt and photo ID to packet pick-up.

Packet Pick-Up will be at James Island County Park the Saturday before each triathlon from 5 to 7 PM. Packet Pick-Up will resume at 6 AM on each RaceDay. It is a very good thing for the race and the participants to have as many people as possible pick up on Saturday evening. It reduces the anxiety levels for everyone on RaceDay.

Please arrive early (6 AM) on race morning. Avoid the longer lines and enjoy the music and the beautiful setting of James Island County Park. Bike rack assignments are on a first come, first served basis; so arriving earlier gives you more choices.

One of the very, very special things about the Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series is the incredible energy and enthusiasm that our spectators bring to each race. CSTS is blessed with one of the most spectator friendly courses you’ll ever see and the summers that families and friends, participants and spectators spend together on these four special Sunday mornings makes CSTS what it is. We love the homemade signs and the special cheers, the requests to acknowledge birthdays, anniversaries, medical and injury recoveries, weddings and the like- these are things that can’t be organized or planned- they just happen and we are thrilled and moved each summer by what goes on both on and off the race course.

One thing that we need to focus on this year is bike etiquette on the race course. For safety and courtesy PLEASE stay in the far right of the lane unless passing. When passing a slower bike the correct warning is “On your left” which means that I am passing you “on your left”. Cyclists should always “hold their line” which essentially means don’t weave or move from one side of the lane to the other but keep bike in a straight line. Help us keep CSTS safe and friendly. Remember- respect yourself and the race: no drafting allowed.

One thing we are adding this year is a section of the finish line for school flags. So- if you want to show your colors bring your flag to the registration tent (make sure your name is taped to the back of the flag) and we will hang it beside the Florida State University and Clemson University flags. Equal time for all…

Thanks again from the bottom of our hearts for supporting CSTS. Can’t wait to get things rolling. Please be safe in your training and see you soon.

Paul and Kathleen King

CSTS 2008 Race Results:
June 15
July 6
July 27
August 10
2008 CSTS Championship Point Totals

CSTS 2007 Race Results:
June 17
July 8
July 29
August 12
2007 CSTS Championship Point Totals

CSTS 2006 Race Results:
June 18
July 9
July 30
August 13

CSTS 2005 Race Results:
June 19
July 10
July 31
August 14

CSTS 2004 Race Results:
June 20
July 11
August 1
August 22

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Last Updated on 8/06/09

For Specific questions about the race contact the Race Director, Paul King.

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