Ironman Florida 2013 Creates Magical Moments

By Rob McNeely November 18, 2013 (Tallahassee) – You can see it at the finish line, exactly 15 hours, four minutes, and eight seconds after a cannon shot started Ironman Florida 2013: Gulf Winds Triathletes’ newest IronCouple, Brian Bazinet and Monica McCullion, running side by side, arms raised in triumph, down the last few yards

2014 Grand Prix Calendar Announced

November 14, 2013 (Tallahassee) — The Gulf Winds Triathletes Board of Directors today approved the 2014 Grand Prix calendar of events.  The 11-race schedule includes a duathlon, four local Sprints, some old favorites, and a new entry on the Grand Prix calendar, too.  Gone, however, is Ironman Florida, the lone 140.6-mile race on the calendar

Meetings, Merch, and Elections, Oh My!

MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS & SPEAKERS: Many members of Gulf Winds Triathletes are heading into their first or second “A” race of the season, including Ironman Augusta 70.3 on Sept. 29 and Ironman Florida on Nov. 2. In that vein, our speakers for our September and October meetings will be focusing on those distances. The September meeting

Grand Prix Competitions Remain Close

The 2013 Grand Prix competition continues to generate some close races in both the Open and Age Group Divisions. Five Grand Prix races remain, but two of them, Ironman Augusta 70.3 and Ironman Florida, are sold out.  That leaves Club members not participating in those events just three races left to increase their points: Alabama

Grand Prix Season Approaches Halfway Point

By Rob McNeely June 20, 2013 (Tallahassee) – The Grand Prix season includes two events in the next 14 days, and several close races abound.  The next race is Saturday, June 22, an Olympic-distance event in Jacksonville.  The race after that is Freedom Springs (Sprint) in Marianna on July 4. In the Men’s Overall Division

Beach Blast I: To the First Buoy, and Beyond!

By Rob McNeely The semi-annual Beach Blast Triathlon is known for its quirkiness.  Set in Mexico Beach and with the Spring version held on Saturday, April 27, the triathlon offers a “short” course and an “intermediate” course.  Those distances are not to be confused with the more traditional “Sprint” and “Olympic” distances.  The “short” triathlon