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"Meet BATC Board Members"

Today's feature: Member At Large - Stephanie Kiriou

Member Since: 2017
Occupation: Veterinary Technician

Why I joined BATC: I joined BATC because I wanted to complete my first triathlon and not just finish the distance, I wanted to have a good race and really enjoy it.

What I like about being a member: You can always find someone to swim, bike or run with!

Brief triathlon history: I was previously running and obstacle course racing and I was looking for a different kind of challenge. I had always wanted to try open water swimming so I figured this was a good way to start. I trained with the club for a year before doing my first triathlon. I wanted to make sure I could put in the time to train before I committed to signing up for a race. My first time cycling with a group was terrible. I had gotten in way over my head with 16 miles and never biking "real" hills. One member stayed with me the whole ride and helped to keep me going, even though I wanted to turn back after the first few miles. It was the best feeling finishing that ride and I was hooked after that.

Advice to others who have not joined a club: Training can sometimes be lonely without a group so it's nice having others to entertain you on a long ride or run. They will help keep you accountable when you might not feel like getting up for that 7am workout. Training with other people gives me that push to go a little farther or faster than I might have if I had gone out on my own.

Why join BATC: It's truly a welcoming group of people that will go out of their way to help you reach your goals!

Favorite post race snack: Cheeseburger with fries
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Meet BATC Board Members

Todays feature: Member At Large - Stephanie Kiriou

Member Since: 2017
Occupation: Veterinary Technician

Why I joined BATC: I joined BATC because I wanted to complete my first triathlon and not just finish the distance, I wanted to have a good race and really enjoy it.

What I like about being a member: You can always find someone to swim, bike or run with! 

Brief triathlon history: I was previously running and obstacle course racing and I was looking for a different kind of challenge. I had always wanted to try open water swimming so I figured this was a good way to start. I trained with the club for a year before doing my first triathlon. I wanted to make sure I could put in the time to train before I committed to signing up for a race. My first time cycling with a group was terrible. I had gotten in way over my head with 16 miles and never biking real hills. One member stayed with me the whole ride and helped to keep me going, even though I wanted to turn back after the first few miles. It was the best feeling finishing that ride and I was hooked after that.

Advice to others who have not joined a club: Training can sometimes be lonely without a group so its nice having others to entertain you on a long ride or run. They will help keep you accountable when you might not feel like getting up for that 7am workout. Training with other people gives me that push to go a little farther or faster than I might have if I had gone out on my own. 

Why join BATC: Its truly a welcoming group of people that will go out of their way to help you reach your goals! 

Favorite post race snack: Cheeseburger with fries

Brainstorming for triseason... You will not be disappointed.

Save some money and join today with the early special rate, of $35. Increase will take effect March 1, 2019.

#BATCBoardMembers
#EpicTriseasonSoonCome
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Brainstorming for triseason... You will not be disappointed.

Save some money and join today with the early special rate, of $35. Increase will take effect March 1, 2019.

#BATCBoardMembers
#EpicTriseasonSoonCome

"Meet BATC Board Members"
Today's feature - Board Secretary - Lilly Wynn

Member since: 2016
Occupation: Physical Therapist

Why I joined BATC: Wanted to start my journey towards a full IronMan distance and desperately needed some guidance

What I like about being a member: The support. This is an automatic group of people who have been there and will help answer your questions, push you, work out with you, drink with you, help you stuff your face after a race. They don't care if you have chain grease, or road rash, or smell like the Chesapeake. I'm really proud of the races I've done, and there is no way I would have done it without this group

Brief triathlon history: While I was in PT school, a group of "friends" convinced me to run my first half marathon. Later that year they were all volunteering at DC Nations Tri. I figured....I was a college swimmer. And I can make it through 13.1 miles. How hard can biking be? Did the Olympic and I was hooked. Since then I've done a variety of local races, including IronMan Maryland in 2017.

Advice to others who have not joined a club: I think all athletes need a team. If you have a swim team, or a bike club, or a running club that's great. I personally find a triathlon team for triathlons to be better than any of those individually. But honestly, just join any of the 4 teams so you have support; whatever works best for you!

Why join BATC: As a completely unbiased 3rd party, because we're the best! We support all levels of triathlete, and work hard to make our club what our members need to be.

Favorite post race snack: Fried chicken and mac n cheese, with a milkshake
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Meet BATC Board Members
Todays feature - Board Secretary - Lilly Wynn

Member since: 2016
Occupation: Physical Therapist

Why I joined BATC: Wanted to start my journey towards a full IronMan distance and desperately needed some guidance

What I like about being a member: The support. This is an automatic group of people who have been there and will help answer your questions, push you, work out with you, drink with you, help you stuff your face after a race. They dont care if you have chain grease, or road rash, or smell like the Chesapeake. Im really proud of the races Ive done, and there is no way I would have done it without this group

Brief triathlon history: While I was in PT school, a group of friends convinced me to run my first half marathon. Later that year they were all volunteering at DC Nations Tri. I figured....I was a college swimmer. And I can make it through 13.1 miles. How hard can biking be? Did the Olympic and I was hooked. Since then Ive done a variety of local races, including IronMan Maryland in 2017.

Advice to others who have not joined a club: I think all athletes need a team. If you have a swim team, or a bike club, or a running club thats great. I personally find a triathlon team for triathlons to be better than any of those individually. But honestly, just join any of the 4 teams so you have support; whatever works best for you!

Why join BATC: As a completely unbiased 3rd party, because were the best! We support all levels of triathlete, and work hard to make our club what our members need to be. 

Favorite post race snack: Fried chicken and mac n cheese, with a milkshake

When do you start your season? BATC 2019 is underway! Board members elected and we're off to set clinics and races and goals, support new triathletes, hang out and workout. There's still plenty of time to join as we ramp up our season. ... See MoreSee Less

When do you start your season? BATC 2019 is underway! Board members elected and were off to set clinics and races and goals, support new triathletes, hang out and workout. Theres still plenty of time to join as we ramp up our season.

 

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I already renewed my membership, let me know how I can help this year

Andrew Parlock has already tossed me into the deep end of the pool for some conditioning/skill drills. BATC support is real. 🏊‍♂️

Yay!

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