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4th Annual Fermilab GSA Triathlon

Saturday, August 20, 2005

Triathlon pictures

Thanks to our volunteer photographer, Pavel Snopok! He did a great job capturing the race and everyone in it. Check out the pictures!


We had a great turn-out this year, the largest ever with 21 participants. Even the weather cooperated - the prediction was for thunderstorms all morning, but instead things cleared up by 7:30am and stayed clear!

  • First Place Male: Konstantin Anikeev (1:18:43)
  • First Place Female: Alison Lister, for the second year in a row! (1:24:08)

Our champions will receive $25 gift certificates to Amazon.com 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. 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 Alison Lister 18 14:40 41:13 28:15 1:24:08
2 Elise Lammers 10 15:48 1:00:42 33:27 1:49:57
3 Sabine Lammers 80 21:56 52:37 38:04 1:52:37
1 Konstantin Anikeev 13 17:47 38:26 22:30 1:18:43
2 Mark Mattson 15 09:29 42:46 26:35 1:18:50
3 Michael Kirby 50 14:47 40:24 24:01 1:19:12
4 Raymond Gelhaus 21 19:20 39:08 23:00 1:21:28
5 Dmitri Tsybychev 82 15:55 41:59 23:38 1:21:32
6 Derek Strom 32 15:42 43:05 26:29 1:25:16
7 Kristian Harder 23 19:23 40:55 27:54 1:28:12
8 Andy Haas 44 19:59 43:59 28:44 1:32:42
9 Pierre-Etienne Poirot 24 18:07 50:04 26:25 1:34:36
10 Dan Duggan 67 22:29 51:23 22:10 1:36:02
11 Aaron Judah 11 16:18 53:58 29:05 1:39:21
12 Nils Krumnack 42 17:00 52:41 29:42 1:39:23
1 Kaori Maeshima
Hans Wenzel
100 16:21 39:37 23:39 1:19:37
2 Susana Cabrera
Sebastian Grinstein
70 20:58 43:56 26:06 1:31:00
3 Kevin Kuk
Karen Kuk
94 17:30 55:57 23:59 1:37:26

Course Description and Details

The race will start at the Kuhn barn at 8:15am. All race participants should plan to arrive by 7:30am to check-in, get a number and a starting position. The race meeting will start at 7:45am. YOU MUST ATTEND THE RACE MEETING IN ORDER TO RACE! The course consists of the following:
  • 800m Swim in the FNAL pool.
  • 20km Bike on an out and back loop on FNAL roads (see below for race route).
  • 5km Run on a great loop course consisting of both paved roads and prairie paths (see below for race route).
The bicycle route will be the same as used for last year's triathalon, but the race route will be slightly different this year. The running course was modified from its previous 4.2 km route to this year's 4.9 km route. Routes are described in more detail below. Check the websites below to see results and pictures from previous years!


Registration will be open until 7:45am on Saturday morning. The race is FREE and is open to anyone who wants to participate, including all friends and family of Fermilab ID holders!

Registration is open to both individual participants and teams of two or 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.


Even if you aren't feeling like swimming, biking, and running your little heart out on Saturday, you can still participate in the triathlon! We need approximately 12 volunteers to help with timing and traffic control along the race routes. If you're interested in volunteering, email the GSA officers. It's also a good opportunity to cheer on the racers!

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. There are 5 lanes in the pool, so participants will be split into starting groups of 5 at check-in time. 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, turn right at four-way stop onto Batavia Rd.
  2. Right at four-way stop onto Eola Rd.
  3. Straight at three-way stop onto Wilson St.
  4. Left on Road B.
  5. Right at four-way stop onto Road A.
  6. Straight at three-way stop towards Wilson Hall
  7. Right going West around Wilson Hall
  8. Left onto Booster Rd.
  9. Right onto the Main Ring Rd.
  10. Complete one and two thirds loops of Main Ring Rd, exit Main Ring at C0.
  11. Left onto Eola Rd.
  12. Right at four-way stop onto Batavia Rd.
  13. 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. Cross Batavia Rd to turn right into parking area at top of rise.
  8. South end of parking area, follow trail South.
  9. Follow trail around A.E. Sea turning Right at all intersections
  10. Follow trail towards Anderson Barn and onto Sauk Circle.
  11. Cross Batavia Rd. and turn right onto Batavia Rd. bike path.
  12. Left on Blackhawk Rd.
  13. Left on Che Che Pinqua, return to transition area.

Festivities at the Barn

Even if you aren't feeling like racing Saturday morning, come join in the fun and cheer on those who are racing! The audience will 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.

In case of rain/thunderstorm

The lifeguard will determine if the weather is too severe to open the pool. If that is the case, the race will be postponed until the weather clears. If the lifeguard will not be available at that time, or the delay lasts longer than a few hours, the race may have to be cancelled.

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

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