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3rd Annual Fermilab GSA Triathlon

Saturday, August 28, 2004

Triathlon Pictures

Check these out. Thanks to Katrin Jendersie for taking so many great pictures.

Here are some more from Nadya.


We had a good turnout of 18 participants, a bit larger than last year. The weather was expected to be stormy, but it turned out to be great - cool and overcast with no precipitation or wind, just a bit humid.

  • First Place Male: Ingo Torchiani (1:12:33)
  • First Place Female: Alison Lister (1:25:42)
Our champions were awarded $25 gift certificates to Borders Books and Music for their speedy performance.

The GSA would like to thank everyone who participated. A special thanks to the Fermilab Security who provided equipment and help with traffic control for our athletes during the cycling portion of the race and to Chuck Morrison for reviewing and okaying the proposed course. We'd also like to thank Jean Guyer for letting us use the pool and FES-Services for the use of cones for the running course.

Listed in the table below are the split times for each participant.
Place Name Bib # Swim Bike Run Total
1 Ingo Torchiani 47 13:52 37:55 20:46 1:12:33
2 John Hodge 37 16:51 40:19 16:35 1:13:45
3 Mark Mattson 33 9:35 43:14 22:42 1:15:31
4 Andrew Hamilton 62 13:45 39:39 23:42 1:17:06
5 Claus Buzello 74 16:41 39:50 23:21 1:19:52
6 Dmitri Tsybychev 94 16:23 43:56 21:05 1:21:24
7 Kristian Harder 23 19:29 42:01 22:27 1:23:57
8 Raymond Gelhaus 56 20:30 46:02 20:21 1:26:53
9 Ricardo Ramirez 65 13:44 48:28 25:49 1:28:01
10 James Monk 51 18:50 53:29 21:40 1:33:59
11 Chad Jarvis 17 26:02 50:28 27:37 1:44:07
12 Mitch Adamus 25 48:42 55:50 25:40 2:10:12
1 Alison Lister 18 15:46 45:46 24:10 1:25:42
2 Lydia Lobo 77 17:41 45:22 30:55 1:33:58
3 Kelleigh Glavas 80 15:47 51:37 28:25 1:35:49
1 Nadezhda Shemyakina (swim)
Alexei Sedov (bike)
Konstantin Anikeev (run)
44 13:58 44:22 17:38 1:15:58

Last years event is linked here.

Course Description and Details

The race will start at the Kuhn barn at 8:15am. All race participants should plan to arrive by 8am. The course consists of the following:
  • 800m Swim in the FNAL pool.
  • 20km Bike on an out and back loop on FNAL roads.
  • 5km Run on a great loop course consisting of both paved roads and prairie paths.
Download the map of the race route here


Registration will be open until 8:00am on Saturday morning. The race is FREE and is open to anyone who wants to participate.

If you have friends or family who want to participate or spectate who are NOT Fermilab ID holders, we can get them on a list for access to the site. Email GSA_OFFICERS@fnal.gov if you have someone you'd like added to that list. Deadline to be added to the list is noon on Friday the 27th.

Registration is open to both individual participants and teams of up to three people. So there is no excuse to not participate.

If you plan on participating please email the GSA officers to pre-register. It will also be possible to register for the event on Saturday morning.

Race Details

What you should bring.
  • Swim-wear
  • A Bicycle: Road and Mountain bikes are both acceptable. Aerobars are also okay.
  • A Bicycle Helmet: Approved headgear is REQUIRED anytime you are on your bike during the event.
  • Footwear.
SWIM: The swim will be in the FNAL pool. We will have a lifeguard on duty during the swim. Depending on the number of participants, the swim will be a mass-start swim. The swim will consist of 32 lengths of the pool (16 laps or 800 yards).

BIKE: The transition area will be right outside the pool in front of the Kuhn barn. The bike course will be on roads inside Fermilab. Roads will still be open to traffic so participants will need to obey the rules of the road and yield to automobile and pedestrian traffic. Fermilab security and other volunteers will be helping with traffic control at key intersections on the race course. The course will also be marked and maps will be available at the race.

The bike course will be as follows:

  1. Exit transition area on Sauk Rd.
  2. Right at four-way stop onto Batavia Rd.
  3. Right at four-way stop onto Eola Rd.
  4. Straight at three-way stop onto Wilson St.
  5. Left on Road B.
  6. Right at four-way stop onto Road A.
  7. Straight at three-way stop towards Wilson Hall
  8. Right going West around Wilson Hall
  9. Left onto Booster Rd.
  10. Right onto the Main Ring Rd.
  11. Complete one and two thirds loops of Main Ring Rd.
  12. Exit Main Ring at C0.
  13. Left onto Eola Rd.
  14. Right at four-way stop onto Batavia Rd.
  15. Left at four-way stop onto Sauk Rd. and into the transition area.

RUN: The bicycle portion of the race ends back at Kuhn barn where the bicycle will be given up for a pair of sneakers. The run is on both paved roads and a small path that circles the A.E. Sea. The path is un-even so runners should be prepared for this "off-road" run.

The run course will be as follows:

  1. Right onto Sauk Rd. going North
  2. Right on Neuqua Rd.
  3. Right on Shabona Rd.
  4. Left on Blackhawk Rd.
  5. Right on Blackhawk Rd.
  6. Left onto Batavia Rd. bike path
  7. Between Lakes, cross to the South side of Batavia Rd.
  8. Right into parking area at top of rise.
  9. South end of parking area, follow trail South.
  10. Follow trail around A.E. Sea turning Right at all intersections
  11. Follow trail towards Anderson Barn and onto Sauk Circle.
  12. Cross Batavia Rd. to Finish Line.

Festivities at the Barn

If you aren't feeling like swimming, biking, and running your little heart out on Saturday, come and join the fun anyway and cheer on those who are racing. We'll get to see the racers several times during the event so it will be a great chance to cheer and offer encouragement

We'll also have bagels, fruit, and other snacks for racers and spectators alike at the barn. There will also be plenty of water and gatorade to go around.

Prizes will be awarded to the first male and first female participants.

If you have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to mail the GSA officers.

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