2014 Centaur Subaru Triathlon Clinics

Centaur Subaru

2014 Centaur Subaru Triathlon Clinic

Centaur Subaru – Triathlon Clinic Weekend

 

Centaur Subaru is proud to support grassroots triathlon in Calgary for the fifth straight year. Both beginner and intermediate triathletes are invited to attend a free clinic put on by Canadian professional triathetes Jon Bird and Grant Burwash. The first day will have athletes test the new Calgary 70.3 course at Auburn Bay. We will focus on skills and tips for swimming in a lake, including sighting, entering and exiting the water, swimming straight, pack swimming dynamics and wetsuit information. This course is limited to the first 35 people that RSVP. All participants are required to have an Alberta Triathlon Association membership to participate.

 

Day 1 – Swim

Auburn Bay – Saturday May 24, 2014 -8:30am
8:30am: Arrive, chat about technique, tips & swim strategy
9:00am: start swimming ~30mins
9:45am: T1 discussion and any other questions.
10:30am:   Headed home in a warm car
What to Bring:

Swim suit, goggles, wetsuit, swim cap, neoprene cap (if you have one), towel, warm clothes
Day 2 – Bike/ Run

North Glenmore Park – Sunday May 25, 2014 -9:30am

 

The second day will have athletes test out the transition area for the Calgary 70.3 course at North Glenmore Park. The bike-handling course will focus on skills and tips for bike handling, pack riding, climbing, basic bike maintenance and road safety. Following the short bike run athletes will learn quick transition tips, maximizing your run tips and some dynamic run drills that will prevent injury. This course is limited to the first 35 people that RSVP, each participant will receive a free catered lunch and some PowerBar products. All participants are required to have an Alberta Triathlon Association membership to participate..
9:00am: arrive
9:30am: clinic begins with cycling segment.
10:30am: start practicing transitions and run segment begins.

11:30- Lunch and discussion
What you need to bring:

Bike, Helmet, warm clothing, towel, toque, gloves, riding jacket, running shoes

 

 

Jon Bird – jonbird@shaw.ca

Grant Burwash – grantburwash@gmail.com

Cost – FREE * requires a ATA license and signing a waiver

To register for this course please submit the following online form. If the form is no longer active the clinic has filled up.

 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1LJDy_phxtCwR2as-W3dzjEclNpznl-iKURoq5ItjyXE/viewform

Centaur Subaru Clinics 2012

 

Centaur Subaru – Triathlon Clinic Weekend

Day 1 – Swim & Bike

Cottage Country -Ghost Lake – Saturday June 2, 2012 – 10:00am

 

Centaur Subaru is proud to support grassroots triathlon in Calgary for the third straight year with day one. Both beginner and intermediate triathletes are invited to attend a free clinic put on by Canadian professional triathetes Jon Bird and Grant Burwash. The first part of the morning will have us test out Ghost lake. We will focus on skills and tips for swimming in a lake, including sighting, entering and exiting the water, swimming straight, pack swimming dynamics and wetsuit information. Following the swim we will dry off and warm up with some goodies from fresh kitchen then hope on the bike. The bike-handling course will focus on skills and tips for bike handling, pack riding, climbing, basic bike maintenance and road safety.  This course is limited to the first 35 people that RSVP, each participant will receive a free catered lunch, water bottle and some PowerBar products. All participants are required to have an Alberta Triathlon Association membership to participate.

Itinerary:

 

10:00am: Arrival and get into your wetsuit

10:00 – 10:15: Brief chat from Grant and Jon about what to expect

10:15 – 10:45: Swim for as long as you can comfortably

10:45 – 11:30: Warm up and get changed – ‘ what to expect on the bike’

11:30 – 1:00: work on drafting bike handling and gearing

1:00 pm: lunch and PowerBar samples and talk on bike mechanics by Speed Theory

 

What you need to bring:

Bike, Helmet, warm clothing, wetsuit, towel, toque, gloves, riding jacket

 
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Centaur Subaru – Triathlon Clinic Weekend

Day 2 – Run Clinic

North Glenmore Park – Sunday June 3, 2012 – 10:00am

 

Centaur Subaru is proud to support grassroots triathlon in Calgary with the second day of our weekend triathlon clinic. Both beginner and intermediate and advanced triathletes are invited to attend a free clinic put on by Jon Bird and Grant Burwash of Talisman Centre’s Endurance Training Systems. This run clinic will focus on skills and tips for Calgary 70.3 including race nutrition, staying cool, fast transitions, running form and a preview of the 70.3 run course. This course is limited to the first 35 people that RSVP, each participant will receive a free catered lunch, water bottle and some PowerBar products. All participants are required to have an Alberta Triathlon Association membership to participate.

Itinerary:

 

9:45am: Arrival and light warm up

10:00am: Begin 21 km run preview of 70.3 course (you don’t have to run the full 21km)

11:45 – 12:00: Running school with focus on technical running form

12:00 – 12:15: lunch and talk on transitions and nutrition

 

What you need to bring:

Running shoes, appropriate running gear, warm down gear for post run

 

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Grant Burwash – grantburwash@gmail.com

Cost – FREE * requires a ATA license

Centaur run clinic

Yesterday was the last Centaur Subaru clinic of the year. Jon and I hosted a run clinic at North Glenmore park which included a long run on the Calgary 70.3 course and then running school and drills. After, we had a wonderful bbq in the sun and talked about racing, running and life. What a wonderful way to spend a summer day. Athletes were able to open up with their stories about 70.3 and their fears about upcoming races. This summer I thoroughly enjoyed working with Jon and Paul to put these events on. Not only have I been able to meet some fantastic people, but I hope I was able to help people conquer some of their fears and work toward their goals.

Happy Training,

G-Force

Bike day and Kids day

This morning was the first Centaur triathlon camp of the year. Jon and I woke up to fantastic weather and the day only got better. We had about 30 people show up for our bike handling course and if they had half as much fun as I did, the day was a success. It’s great to be able to talk to people about the sport that I love and pass on my knowledge to them. After we hung out int he sun and ate a catered meal from Fresh Kitchen and talked about bikes. This past week was incredibly busy trying to get things together for the day, but it honestly went off perfectly. If you attended the camp, I’d love to hear your feedback on what you thought about it.

On Tuesday Jon and I talked to about 40 grade 5/6 students about sport, university and goal setting. In the past I have done a bunch of public speaking and very much enjoy it. The kids were so responsive and ate up the entire presentation. They had lots of questions about our bikes, eating and how we got to be where we were. One of the most inspiring parts was when we asked them what goals they had for themselves. They had answers like famous artist, hockey players, vets, etc. I reminded me again of my dreams that I have held since a very young age. I need to keep the same passion for my dreams and goals that I had when I was first starting out. There are many tough days, and I feel I’ve had my share lately, but if you keep pushing for what you truly want, nothing seems like to much of a hurdle.

After a talk we went outside with them and played some transition games. I can still hear the roar of protest go up as we mixed their shoes up so they had to search to find them. What a great way to spend the afternoon. It looks like I’ll be doing another one in early June. Of course I’ll post on that when the time comes.

Life is good!

Grant