July 27, 2011 - by meow9
The 2011 Triathlon season is in full swing, and so is JET -- the Joyent Endurance Team. In June, Vice President of Product Laurel Reitman made a triumphant return to multisport by completing the Tri for Fun. The sprint distance event is great intro into the sport for those of you whom have never tried one, or a great way to get back into it, and there's another one coming up in August. Joyeur editor Jackson West has been on a roll, finishing third in his age group at the Golden Gate Triathlon and completing his first Olympic distance event at the Seafair Triathlon in his hometown of Seattle.
JET was well represented at this year's Vineman Ironman 70.3 in Sonoma County, California. For those unfamiliar, the 70.3 series features a 1.2 mile swim, a 56 mile bike and a 13.1 mile run -- half the distance of a full Ironman event. David Young, Brian Brown and Matt Shewey all posted personal best times. All together, the team has covered 351 more miles over land and sea since our last update, for a total of 592 miles at race pace so far this season.
And we're not even finished for July, with the Tiburon Triathlon on Sunday. Not a race, this fundraising event for the Tiburon Volunteer Firefighters Association is another great introduction to multisport -- the course is even shorter than typical sprint distance events. Registration is still open, and we'd love for you to join us!