Clinic Monday to boost triathletes
KINGMAN - This year's Dick Tomlin's Spirit of Triathlon doesn't take place until Nov. 8, but now is the time to get ready for the swim, bike and run event.
An Endurance Sports Nutrition Clinic will be at 7 p.m. Monday at the Del. E. Webb Wellness Center's conference rooms. The cost is $5.
The clinic is for those who wish to take their triathlon performances to the next level. The clinic promises to be 90 minutes of fun and will be interactive, systematic, scientific and goal oriented.
Two of the main purposes for the Spirit of Triathlon were to form and develop a new junior program throughout Arizona for both elite and beginning athletes. The other reason was to allow the opportunity for Kingman to get involved with something that Dick Tomlin loved to do, which is triathlons.
The Arizona Junior Triathlon team recently chose Hanna Olney, 12, of Kingman to become its newest member on the team. Olney will not only have to train and participate in triathlons while representing the team, she will be expected to do some fundraising and other volunteer work as well.
"Hanna has been in several local triathlons and has been successful," said Kim Slocum, publicity chairman for the Spirit of Triathlon and junior team. "We look forward to seeing her grow while she is a part of such a great program."
Organizers for the triathlon also wanted to let people know that there are two weekly workouts they can use to their advantage. Dan Springborn leads a spin class at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Bicycle Outfitters at 3001 Stockton Hill Road. There is also a track workout at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Kingman High.