HFP Racing February News

University SeriesHFP University Series to kick off HFP Racing 2013 season. – We’re just a couple of months away from getting the 2013 season officially underway with HFP’s University Series which features events at Ashland University, Miami University and Ohio University.  We get things at the Ashland University Triathlon on Saturday, April 13.  The second annual Ashland University Triathlon will feature a 400 meter serpentine swim in the Ashland University Recreation Center pool, followed by an out and back 20k bike and finishing with a 5k run through the campus. All proceeds benefit student scholarship program for mission trips/religious life at AU. [GET REGISTERED]

Next up is the exciting Miami University Student Foundation Triathlon on Saturday, April 20.  This annual triathlon tests contestants in three areas of physical skill: swimming, biking, and running. Join us on April 20, 2013 at 7:00am for our 8th annual Triathlon on the campus of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. The race features a distance short enough for that early-season race. Take on the course alone or team up with friends as a 3-person team. A sprint triathlon is perfect for your first triathlon or just another notch on your fuel belt. All proceeds benefit student scholarships at Miami University. [GET REGISTERED]

The final event of the series is the O’Bleness Health System Race for a Reason on Saturday, April 27. The O’Bleness Health System is teaming up with the Ohio University Sports Administration Program and Athletes in Action to host the 2nd annual O’Bleness Health System Race For a Reason on April 27th. With the goal of raising $50,000 for charities and organizations and hosting over 800 participants, the O’Bleness Health System Race for a Reason is becoming the largest charity-based race event Athens has ever seen. [GET REGISTERED]

The O’Bleness Health System Race for a Reason offers four distinct events:

5K Run: A traditional 5K run that will start on the 50-yard line of Peden Stadium and finish at Tailgreat Park. [GET REGISTERED]

Mud Run: A non-traditional run, and the first in Athens, that starts on the 50-yard line of Peden Stadium and heads up to and through the Army ROTC Challenge course at the Ridges, through mud pits and obstacles, before heading down to a slip-n-slide finish line at Tailgreat Park. [GET REGISTERED]

Athletes in Action Triathlon & Duathlon: A short sprint format (500 meter Swim/5k run, 15 mile Bike, 5K Run) that begins at the Ohio University Aquatic Center, heading out of town on a challenging bike course before returning to campus to complete a 5K run and finish at Tailgreat Park. Participants can choose to race alone, or team up with friends, family, or co-workers and enter as a three-person relay. [GET REGISTERED]

Mud Man Triathlon: New for 2012! Participants who want to step up the challenge of the triathlon now have the option race the Mud Man Triathlon. This event features the normal swim and bike courses but finishes with a challenging 5k on the Mud Run course. Participants may sign up for this event by choosing this division when signing up for the triathlon event. [GET REGISTERED]

AmericanTriple-T_poweredbySOMCAmerican Triple-T powered by Southern Ohio Medical Center has just a dozen spots left for this May 17-19 event.  Nearly 500 participants from 40+ states are already registered for this 11th annual event and the 2013 field looks like one of the strongest in the history of the event.  Don’t miss this opportunity to race in one of the most unique events in the sport of triathlon. 3-days, 4-triathlons, 140+ miles, 1-epic event. The American Triple-T in Ohio has an almost cult like following that continues to attract athletes from more than 40 states and 5 countries each year. Scheduled for the first weekend before Memorial Day each year the American Triple-T is played out in the majestic Shawnee State Park and Forest located in Portsmouth, Ohio, just 1.5 hours by car from the Columbus, Cincinnati and the Tri State areas. The Shawnee State Park and Forest is known for its spectacular beauty, peaceful bliss and a wide variety of challenging terrain as it is nestled in the southeast corner of Ohio. [GET REGISTERED]

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At HFP Racing I’ve always chosen our sponsorship partners very carefully and when it comes to industry sponsors it is very important that the products are good and have passed the HFP Man test. I will never sign on an industry sponsor that is not a product or service that I would not use for my personal racing or training. Infinit Nutrition’s new Napalm energy gel is no different. Before its announcement, Michael Folan (the owner) reached out to me [READ MORE]

Fit Family Series_REVwhiteoutlineHFP’s FIT Family Series adds new kidz tri/du series along with events for the entire family. The FIT Family Series one of America’s longest running multisport series — the 22nd Annual FIT Family Series (formally known as the HFP Series). Throughout the summer, the FIT Family Series visits six beautiful venues. Each venue features a Kidz Triathlon & Duathlon on Saturday followed by a Women’s Only Triathlon, a mini, sprint & Olympic distance triathlon and duathlon on Sunday. So whether you’re racing for an overall title or giving multisport racing a try for the first time, the FIT Family Series is for YOU! It’s ALL ABOUT FUN! [GET REGISTERED]

Ohio Club Challenge — New for 2013!

The Ohio Club Challenge will award participation and performance* points for all participants representing an Ohio USA Triathlon club. Along with a yearly traveling Ohio Club Challenge Cup that will be presented to the overall club winner, the top three overall performing clubs will be awarded cash prizes of 1st — $500.00, 2nd — $400.00, & 3rd — $300.00 at the Portage Lakes Series Championship in Akron, Ohio. If your USA Triathlon club is NOT on the dropdown list during the registration process please contact shannon.kurek@hfpracing.com to get your club added to this list.

GoFastLogoGo Fast Multisport SUPER RIDICULOUS EXTRAVAGANT ANNUAL SALE – Saturday, February 16 Noon to 8:00pm.  If you have ANY plans on making a purchase of a bike or other big ticket multisport items (wetsuit, wheels, etc…) then you don’t want to miss this sale. You MUST be in person to get the deals.

Bikes as much as $800 off!!
$2000 for Zipp 808 FC demo wheels!
Wetsuits 30-40% off!
Apparel 20-50% off!
Everything will be on sale…EVERYTHING!

Go Fast Multisport
706 Deerfield Rd
Lebanon, OH 45036
513-934-0600

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Giant Eagle Multisport keeps growing and is now 10tv Commit to be Fit Multisport Festival powered by Giant Eagle.  The Commit to be Fit Multisport Festival powered by Giant Eagle offers something for the entire family. The festival kicks off Saturday with the Giant Eagle Women’s Only Tri, followed by the new Giant Eagle Kids Splash & Dash. Sunday features the Giant Eagle Triathlon (and now a duathlon option) which offers participants a unique point-to-point Olympic and Sprint distance triathlon, starting from Alum Creek State Park and finishing in downtown Columbus, Ohio in the Arena District. While the triathletes are swimming, hundreds of runners and walkers will be taking on the Giant Eagle 5k/10k Run and the Giant Eagle 2k Fitness Walk in downtown Columbus. [GET REGISTERED]

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Join HFP Racing on Wednesday, February 27 at the Endurance Sports Expo at The Athletic Club of Columbus.  Join fellow sports enthusiasts in the areas of running, swimming, cycling and triathlons!

When: WEDNESDAY 2/27/13 @ 6:15 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: The Athletic Club of Columbus

The Athletic Club of Columbus: 136 E Broad St., Columbus, Ohio 43215

Buckeye ChallengeHelp for a fellow athlete is needed – HFP recently got a note on our Facebook page from one of customers that just lost everything in a fire and the only thing she wanted from HFP was a replacement t-shirt and medal from the 2011 Great Buckeye Challenge – her first triathlon.  If you have either of those items and would not mind parting with them please send Jennifer Kurek an email to Jennifer.Kurek@hfpracing.com. Thanks in advance.

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Dan Wesley at Triformance is offering HFP Racing customers some great deals. Dan has developed some new programs that will directly benefit you. He has developed a “special” coach’s price to help make training more affordable for HFP Racing athletes.

  1. Retul Fit
    Each bike fitting session is approximately 2-3 hours.  All fittings are satisfaction guaranteed if follow up made within 30 days of original session.
    Retail: $299  Your Athletes: $249
  2. Pedal Stroke Clinic
    3D Pedal Stroke Analysis with RETUL and computrainer technology.
    Retail: $199  Your Athletes: $169
  3. Mechanical
    Drive train check up: Retail: $69  Your Athletes: $55
    Full Tune Up: Retail: $99  Your Athletes: $85
  4. Cycle Field Testing
    1 test: Retail: $75  Your Athletes: $65
    4 tests: Retail: $249  Your Athletes: $225
  5. Private Cycle Coach Package Includes:
    -Cycle Field Test
    -Pedal Stroke Clinic
    -Communication between primary coach: Bio mechanics, muscle symmetry, field test results and zones, equipment improvement suggestions, flexibility/strength assessment.
    -2 one hour private functional strength training sessions
    -Post Cycle Field Test 6 weeks post first test
    Retail: $469 Your Athletes: $385
  6. Wheel Rentals: Retail: $250  Your Athletes: $220
  7. Bike Purchases: Special Promotional sales and discounts throughout the year.
    Brands include: GURU, Kestrel, Blue, Argon 18, and FUGI
  8. Work out Facility rental. Use of 10 bike trainers, TRX, BOSU, resistant bands and mats
    Rate: $60/90 min.
  9. Group Demos and Clinic specifically for your athletes:
    -FIT
    -Aerodynamic Basics
    -New athletes Bike 101
    * Minimum 8 athletes
    *Class is FREE
  10. TRX/Functional Fitness Classes
    -Group discounts available
    *Classes will incorporate CORE and functional strength. The athletes will increase their fitness, strength and help build a solid foundation to help injury prevention.
  11. Training goods and Equipment– Special Promotional sales and discounts throughout the year
    For example: Zipp wheels, aero helmets, nutritional goods, ect…

Please feel free to contact Dan with any questions: info@triformancesbr.com or cell 614-332-4336. He looks forward to working with the HFP Racing athletes.

Infinit Napalm Review

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At HFP Racing I’ve always chosen our sponsorship partners very carefully and when it comes to industry sponsors it is very important that the products are good and have passed the HFP Man test. I will never sign on an industry sponsor that is not a product or service that I would not use for my personal racing or training.

Infinit Nutrition’s new Napalm energy gel is no different. Before its announcement, Michael Folan (the owner) reached out to me to give the product a test run and I loved it straight away. I started using it exclusively in my training and racing.

The simplicity of the product is what I believe is its greatest attribute. It comes in a powder that you simply add to a gel flask (shorter races) or a bike bottle (longer races) and drink it like any other beverage. No more messing with sticking gel wrappers and trying to open gel packets while riding at 40kph during a race. You also control the consistency of the gel too – whether you like it thicker or thinner that is completely up to you. My first test of the product was last spring on a 3+ hour ride and I took just one bottle of Infinit Napalm and one bottle of water with me during the ride and had energy to spare at the end.

I love how quickly I can put together a required serving based on how long the training day is going to be AND with no mess or hassle with trying to squirt gel packets into a small flask opening. Infinit Naplam comes in a very convenient serving bag that easily pours into a flask or bottle depending on your energy needs.

For me, the best part is that there is a “highly caffeinated” version of each flavor of Napalm. I was worried about hitting the low energy valley during the MiamiMan Half Iron Distance race last fall so Michael sent me a “highly caffeinated” version of Grape and it was totally awesome. I felt like I had an illegal advantage I was so alert during my long training days and during the actual race. I easily defended my Master title at MiamiMan and was second overall with the ONLY calories on the bike coming from Infinit Napalm.

Recently Michael sent me their new flavor; Orange Creamsicle…this flavor was the best tasting energy gel I’ve ever tasted bar none. If you like Orange Creamsicles, you’ll love this flavor of Napalm. I let me kids taste and they loved it too – that should give you an indication how spot on this flavor is to the real thing.

Michael was kind enough to offer all the HFP customers a 30% discount on any Napalm product purchased before February 15th, 2013. Just use the discount code HFP2013. So what are you waiting for? Time to give Infinit Napalm at try!

Bring it!
Shannon Kurek
Aka – HFP Man