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December 2013 Poem

The following poem was penned by Sarah Speicher, who completed the October 2013 Virginia Double ANVIL. She's a poet and we didn't know it.

ANVILIZATION

Twisting and turning all through the night
Heart beat pounding through the invasive fright
Rising to eat hours before daylight
Foam rolling and stretching to avoid the dreaded tight

Walking to the water preparing for the anvil flight
Hysterically laughing before taking the plunge
Pessimistic thoughts we must try to shun
Knowing in our minds that ANYTHING can be done

The anvil strikes
The anvil strikes

To read the rest, click here for the document

   

 

Other News

 
 

Maceration

June 23, 2011 by John Vonhoff
Filed under: Foot Care, Health, blister care

A BAD case of maceration
This weekend is the running of the Western States Endurance Run, a 100-mile race from Squaw Valley to Auburn, over the California Sierras. While around 375 will start the race, the finisher’s numbers will probably fall between 200 and 250. The main reasons for not finishing will include being under trained, stomach issues, simply missing cutoffs, and injuries. Injuries are big. There will be sprained ankles, cuts and scrapes from falls, possible wrist injuries from falls, tons of blisters, and this year - a lot of problems from maceration. With higher than normal snow levels, and this week’s hot temperatures, runners will be in the snow more than normal. Plus runoff from the snow will affect trails and stream crossings. These wet conditions will affect many of the runners - leading to maceration. To read the rest of the article, click here for John's Website!!

   

 

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Consider Helping Race Staff out or be a Support Crew for a racer

Are you thinking of tackling the Double or Triple ANVIL Triathlon. Have you upped your training which should consist of some overnight training and sleep deprivation. What else might be invovled in a successful finish for you? Think about coming out and helping either the race management OR crew for an athlete. Not all athletes can bring their own support crew, usually it's a money issue with having to travel a long distance.

But either way - you will see how the race unfolds, what atheltes are doing right, do wrong. Will answer some of your questions and make you think of other things you hadn't thought of. Email Steve Kirby at steve@USAUltraTri.com for more information and to be added to the list.

   

 

Information for the Oregon Double ANVIL

 
 

Click here for the Solo Application-- Updated 28 March 2014

Click here for the Team Application -- Not updated yet/28 Mar 20143

Click here for the Medical Release Form

Click here for the Weekend Schedule -- not updated yet/28 Mar 2014



Click here for the Volunteer Schedule -- I will update this daily to show who has signed up for different shifts. Please email me your time slots.

When

Checkin is Thursday, 17 July 2014

Race Start is 7:00 a.m. Friday, 18 July 2014

Race Finish by 7:00 p.m. Saturday, 19 July 2014

Awards Ceremony/Lunch is Sunday, 20 July 2014

Where

Check in will be at Henry Hagg Lake Boat Ramp & Recreation Area C; race start is at the Henry Hagg Lake Boat Ramp & Recreation Area C. Awards Ceremony/Lunch will be at 1910 Main ~ An American Bistro.

Cost for this crazy fun!

Please see race application for Price Increase Dates and Application Deadlines!

Solo: $695:00

Team: 2 Person $Check app for prices 3 Pers $


This race is sanctioned by both USAT (United States Triathlon Association) and IUTA (International Ultra Triathlon Association). You must have a yearly membership license with USAT or purchase a one day license for $12.00, available at race checkin. The IUTA Fee has been merged into the race fee already, there is no longer a yearly or one day race fee, team members do not need a IUTA license.


Cancellation/Refund Policy: Up until Application Deadline you can either put your monies towards next years race OR get a refund minus $50.00. After the Application Deadline you can put your monies towards next year's race and have $75.00 deducted or get your monies refunded minus a $100.00 fee.


Reservation Fee: We will no longer reserve a spot for you without an application and down payment. To reserve a spot, send in the application and $250.00, the final payments will still have to be made by the payment cutoff dates stated on the application form. Any refunds will fall under the Cancellation/Refund Policy.


Payment: You can either send a check/Money Order (U.S. Dollars) made out to Steve Kirby or use PayPal to pay for your entry fee and any other fees associated with the race (Shelter Rental, Support Crew help, food for your support, etc). If you use PayPal, use my email address steve@USAUltraTri.com to send the monies and send me an email telling me you just did it so I can be on the lookout for it. When you have your PayPal page up, click on the "Send Money" tab, put in my email address, the amount and then click on the second Radio Button "I'm sending money to family or friends”. Don’t use “I'm paying for goods or services” as I will be charged a fee. For athletes sending in other forms of payment besides U.S. Funds or PayPal, please check with me first before you do so as there are bank fees associated with other forms of payment. Good luck and let me know if you have a problem.


What you get for entering the race!

For entering you get a Race Bag at check-in to include Quality Heavyweight Race T-Shirt, Trailrunner Mag, and other goodies; HammerGel, Heed Drink, and E-Caps nutrition product; Pre-Race Pasta Dinner; Awards Lunch and Ceremony; and other items. For finishing the race you get a Placement or Finishers Buckle, IUTA Finishers Medallion, and a high quality long sleeve technical shirt with race logo and 2014 Finisher on left breast and for the men and woman finishing First, Second or Third Place ~ a embroidered jacket; and (always enuf men but need at least 6 women racing) a free entry for First Place men and women, 50 percent off for Second place and 33% off for Third Place.
Above items are subject to change.

Weather Temps

Park staff says water temps are about 67 degrees. On average, the high in July is 81 degrees and the low is 54. July has the least amount of rain, at .44 inches, less than half an inch.

Pre-Requisites

Athletes must be at least 21 years of age and have completed a IRON/FULL distance triathlon or other significant accomplishements. Recommended to have ultra distance swims, bikes and runs as well.

Time Limits

Athletes have 36 hours to complete the race. Once the race starts, the clock keeps ticking, even if you take a couple hours nap. This race is formatted the same as any other triathlon with you completing the 4.8 mile swim first, then complete the 224 mile bike course and finish with the 52.4 mile run course. The race starts 7:00 a.m. Friday and you have until 7:00 p.m. Saturday to officially finish the race. Awards Lunch will take place late Sunday morning - time to be announced.

Accommodations

We have arranged with two different hotels to provide space for you.

Best Western Univeristy Inn located at 3933 Pacific Avenue, Forest Grove, OR 97116 (503) 992-8888.   Click here for the Best Western Website

Studio Suite with 1 Queen Bed - $
Studio Suite with 1 King Bed - $
Studio Suite with 2 Double Beds - $
*rates are per room, per night, and do not include tax

    OR

McMenamins Grand Lodge located at 3505 Pacific Avenue, Forest Grove, OR 97116 (503) 992-9533 Toll Free (877) 992-9530.  Click here for McMenamins Grand Lodge Website

You can't miss the Grand Lodge in Forest Grove. Hotels in the area don't typically feature stately columns or expansive gardens. Inside, guestrooms at the Grand Lodge have added personality, with whimsical artwork, original porcelain sinks and historic charm. Guests may choose from rooms with private baths or convenient shared bathrooms down each hall. The hotel's bunk rooms feature bunk beds and original porcelain sinks. Overnight guests can enjoy complimentary use of the outdoor, heated soaking pool.

Full Bed - $
Queen Bed - $
King Bed - $
Bunk Beds - $
*rates are per room, per night, and do not include tax

Wetsuits/Skinsuits/Speedsuits

The swim is in the lake at Hagg Lake Park. Most everyone will wear a wetsuit.
Click here for the USAT Website rules and Frequently Asked Questions on wetsuits. Basically, as long as your wetsuit is not more than 5mm thick, it can be used.
Click here for the USAT Website list of approved Skinsuits and Speedsuits.

Course Maps

Below are links for the maps of the course ~ showing the lake swim, bike course in the park, and run course and timing/transition area. "THESE will be loaded soon as I get them done, wanted to get the rest of the site up/this is posted 6 Sep 2013

There are pictures on two different race pages showing pre-race and the swim; and the next page has bike, run and banquet pics. As this is the first year for the race, we do not have this pictures yet but after the July 2014 race, this area will have pictures published to it.

Click here to show Portland to the right, Forest Grove where the hotels are and the lake/park area to the left.

Click here to show an Overview of Henry Hagg Lake area with the swim course in green (1,584 feet length/3,168 feet loop); bike course in red (10.5 mile loop); run course in yellow (1.45 mile loop). Bike and run mileage is an estimate based on the Google Earth tracking system, we will be working to get an accurate meausuement for these two courses. The swim course will be 1,584 feet (8 laps to complete) as long as the water is high enough, otherwise we will use 1,056 feet length/2,112 feet loop (12 laps to complete)

Click here to show the parking lot we will use as the transition area.

Click here to show a larger view of the transtion/parking lot area.

Click here to show the swim course.

Click here to show the bike course.

Click here to show the Garmin bike profile for the course.

Click here to show the run course.