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December 2012 : issue 46

Published: December 2, 2012 •

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CNY Triathlon Club Newsletter
CNY Triathlon Club, Inc. | P.O. Box 434 | Dewitt, NY 13214 
December 2012 – Issue 46
In This Issue
Calling All Coaches
Member Profile
Quick Links

Board Meeting

Our Board Meetings are now held the second Sunday of each month at 6 pm.

Odd Months (January, March …) are held at Cicero (Circle Dr), Panera Bread.
Even Months (February, April …) are held at Dewitt (Erie Blvd), Panera Bread.
If you are interested in attending, please contact a board member directly or email the board at executiveboard <at>
We would love to have you participate!

Board Meeting

Our Board Meetings are now held the second Sunday of each month at 6 pm.

Odd Months (January, March …) are held at Cicero (Circle Dr), Panera Bread.
Even Months (February, April …) are held at Dewitt (Erie Blvd), Panera Bread.
If you are interested in attending, please contact a board member directly or email the board at executiveboard <at>
We would love to have you participate!

Club Discounts

Multisport Physical Therapy

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T2 Multisport 

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 Véloved Bicycle Repair Company

(Click here for coupon)

Letter from the President 

Happy Holiday’s! December is here and so is the snow. But our members are keeping busy with races and training. A huge congratulations to Adam Peruta for competing and completing the Ultraman World Championships <> in Hawaii!! There were only 50 competitors by invitation only. Adam completed a total of 320 miles in three days that included a 6.2 mile swim (crazy), 261.4 mile bike (insane) and 52.4 run (no words). Way to go, Adam!!


It is that time of year to renew your CNY Tri membership! Memberships expire on December 31st. We have open registration for 2013. If you renew before the 31st your membership will NOT expire on the 31st. Your membership will be good until the end of 2013. In order to use the Winter Training Facility (WTF) you must be a current CNY Tri member. To renew go to: on-membership/syracuse-ny/cny-triathlon-membership-2012-ee140


**FEES will increase as of January 1st. Individual will stay the same at $35. Household (2 adults) – $50 and Family will be $70.**


The Winter Training Facility has been busy! We love it!!! Monday – Saturday is a chance for our members to get in some training with fellow club members! Come out and join us! Check the club website and calendar for more information. Please note that the WTF will be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.


Have a wonderful and happy holiday season.

Bridget Lichtinger


Board Meeting

The December Board of Directors meeting will be held

at 6:00 PM at the Winter Training Facility, 

Shoppingtown, Dewitt

on Sunday, December 9th.  


If you are interested in attending, email the board at: executiveboard <at>

Calling all Coaches!
Are you a triathlon coach ?  Would you be interested in writing an article for the club newsletter?  If so, contact Debbie Sindone at with your ideas.

Member Profile

Name:  Jill Walsh 

Tell us about yourself.  I grew up in the Rochester area, and then moved to Herkimer County to work for about 15 years. I moved to Jamesville in 2000. I live with my husband Greg and three children; Sullivan, 17, Griffin, 15, Julia, 13 and a dog Maggie, 4.  

How long have you been involved in Triathlon and what made you take it up?  I have been a life long runner and in 2003, to celebrate turning 40, I signed up for the Cazenovia Tri. I enjoyed it but had no idea what I was doing, so that was it.


In 2009, I was hiking in Lake Placid with a group of woman friends and we were there Ironman weekend.

Do you know they close all the roads? Well, we walked in to watch…. that was it. I came home told my husband about it and two days later they announced the Syracuse 70.3.  He said, “You have to do it. It is in your back yard”. I was probably one of the first to sign up.         


What are your Triathlon strengths and weaknesses? That is a moving target. For years running was my strength, but I have had a few foot/lower leg issues. Now, running is the part I love, but also my biggest challenge. Biking is the area I should really work to improve upon.

If I had the ideal day, I would go for a run then a swim …. Yeah, biking gets left off that list!

What was your first triathlon and what do you remember most?   Caz in 2003. I really didn’t know what I was doing. The night before, I thought I should put air into my tires.  I got the pump and it didn’t fit those skinny little tires, so I put the bike in the car and headed to Dick’s Sporting Goods where I bought the bike. The very helpful young man took the bike and put air into both tires. Now it is 8:45 pm, the night before the tri and we hear, “POP, POP”; both tires popped!  Dick’s didn’t have any spare tubes.  The manager came over and said, “Lets see what fits you”. I picked a blue bike off the shelf (I had a red one) and put that into my car. So the morning of my first tri, I rode a bike I had never ridden before. When I brought the bike back to the store I was told I could keep which ever one I wanted, so I kept the blue one.

What is your favorite race and why?  Ironman Lake Placid 2012, because Mike Rielly said ” Jill, you are an Ironman!”  


What was your worst race and why? Ironman Lake Placid 2012, because the clock said 16:16:54.


What are this year’s goals? Get selected as a rider for the Challanged Athletes Foundation Millon Dollar Ride.  Seven days, 620 miles, San Fansico to San Diego  ( I have never been to California). 


In five years you hope to … still be able to swim , bike , and run.

Something most people don’t know about you: I am a Tri 3 para triathlete.  I have multiple sclerosis and have left sided weakness. I had my bike modified so that both brakes pull with my right hand. I have a brace in plantarflexion to bike with, and another brace in slight dorsiflexion to run with. I also have a more rigid brace to walk with (But there is no walking in triathlon!).  I don’t swim with a brace on, so when I come out of the water, I am  a bit off balance and need help removing my wetsuit and moving through transition.  I am allowed to use a handler – or two – to help me get there. 


My handler



Yes, I won this!

About the CNY Tri Club


The CNY Triathlon Club is a volunteer organization operated and led by members of the club and supported by its members and sponsors.


CNY Triathlon Club was formed in January 2000 to bring together people in the Central New York area to strengthen and advance the sport of triathlon, promote the educational pursuit of the triathlon and general physical fitness, represent the sport of triathlon within the community, and to publish and disseminate information related to the sport of triathlon.

A Note from the Editor…

If any club member would like to contribute to our newsletter or help in editing and arranging it each month, contact me at newsletter <at>  


Debbie Sindone
Publisher & Editor
CNY Triathlon Club, Inc.

P.O. Box 434
Dewitt, New York 13214


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