Vulcan Triathletes News

  • March Clinic: Strength Training For Triathletes

    Join us this Saturday for our March off season clinic. Coach Al Schlosser with be giving a fantastic presentation on Strength Training for Triathletes. Make sure to come prepared for activity as we learn some new ways to build strength and a six pack!

    When: Saturday, March 11

    Where: Trak Shak Homewood

    Time: 9 a.m.

    And don't worry....we'll have a post-workout snack for you!

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  • Vulcan Tri Tuesday Night Ride

    Daylight Savings is almost here! And that means that the Tuesday night group rides are too. Make sure to mark your calendar for NEXT Tuesday! We will meet in the BB&T Bank building parking lot (located just below the Mountain Brook YMCA). Please arrive a few minutes early as we will have announcements and kick off the season right.

    Wheels Roll promptly at 5:30 p.m. **For the first ride we would really love to make it more social. We will always have the option to ride hard, but if you are up for a fun group ride we've got you covered!**

    - Make sure to bring a tail-light.

    And maybe the most important part...join us afterward for food & drinks! We will have the upstairs at Jackson's Bar (SoHo in Homewood) reserved for the Tri Club starting at 7 p.m.

    You can find the bike route here: and we should also have a link posted on our Facebook page. For any questions please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  


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  • Adult Swim Clinic with Sherry Colgin

    Back by Popular Demand!

    Over the past several months Sherry Colgin (awesome swim coach!) has been asked by several people to host an Adult Swim Clinic. As some of you may know she has held these clinics in the past with huge success. Informative, fun and hands on training will get you from the lap pool to open water.

    Special Announcement:  For any Vulcan Tri Member to sign up, a portion of your fee will be donated back to the Vulcan Tri CLub by Sherry! So please sign up to support Sherry and the club!

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    Info from Sherry:

    Technique Development in Freestyle and Backstroke: This clinic is open to all levels of swimming ability but especially for beginners and swimmers unaccustomed to swimming for fitness. Taught by Sherry Colgin, former Head Coach of the Paralympic Swim Team, this month long clinic will focus on Improving Technique, Individual Drill Design, and Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation. After four group sessions each individual should plan on coming away with improved confidence in the water as well as the tools to further develop individual proficiency in Freestyle and Backstroke and a healthy attitude towards swimming for fitness!

    March 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th
    6-8pm with 30min dry land, 80min pool session, and 10min debriefing
    YMCA Members $160, Non Member $180

    Mountain Brook YMCA

    Zach Hatten, Aquatics Program Director, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 445-2836
    2401 20th Place South
    Birmingham, AL 35223



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  • February Off Season Clinic

    Join us for the next Clinic!!

    Not sure of the Rules of Triathlon? This clinic is for you! Join us for an in depth discussion on current USAT Triathlon rules and competing safely in your upcoming races. Coach Geoff Gartman will lead a fantastic clinic! As always we'll keep you caffeinated and well fed!

    Date: February 18th

    Time: 9 a.m.

    Location: Bike Link in Hoover (Bike link)

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  • Member Discounts

    Don't forget to use your discounts!

    Once you login to our website you have access to all types of member discounts including:

    Rudy Project


    Team Magic Racing

    For a full list make sure to head to our website!

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  • 2017 Volunteer Positions Available!

    We need your help! 

    We are looking for volunteers to bring some new and fresh ideas into the club.

    Who are we looking for? Any club member (regardless of experience in triathlon) who has an interest in the sport and/or has ideas on what they would like to see for the club.

    What would you do? Meet with the Board once a month to help plan club events (socials, training, clinics), propose ideas and discuss various initiatives.

    If this sounds like the right place for you, email Matt Jaeh for more information! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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  • VT Party: Kickoff Extravaganza!

    We're coming up to the end of another year...and that means another party!


    This year we are hosting a 5k fun run prior to the start of our party. So come out early for to burn a few extra calories with friends! 


    Do you like to win free stuff? Maybe eat some awesome pizza? Dance? Then make plans to attend our Kickoff Extravaganza! This January we'll celebrate the past years accomplishments and kick off the new season in a big way. 


    5:30 P.M. - 5k Fun Run. Meet outside Avondale Brewing Co. for this informal group run. (Avondale has spacious bathrooms for changing so bring an extra set of clothes if needed)

    6:00 P.M. - Official start to our Kick-Off Extravaganza!

    DATE - January 28th, 2017

    LOCATION - Avondale Brewing Co. upstairs room. (201 41st St. South, Bham 35222)

    Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. To get your tickets now go to:

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  • November Group Run + Social

    Mark your calendars for our next club social!

    It's our last chance to run in the light! Join us for the Wednesday night group run starting from Trak Shak in Homewood before the time change. Can't make the run but still want to hang? We'll celebrate our hard work at the newly opened Red Hills Brewing Co. (located next to Little Donkey & Steel City Pops). 

    Date: Nov. 2nd

    Time: 5:30 p.m. in front of Trak Shak *If you plan on meeting after the run then we'll see you at 6:45 p.m. at Red Hills*

    And did I mention the first round is on us?!

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  • 2016 Race Photos

    As we gear up for our End of Year Party we are in need of some race photos for the slideshow! If you want to submit some photos please upload them to our Facebook Page. 

    If you have any questions please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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  • October Social: Brick Workout


    The October Social is gearing up to be a blast! Group workout plus Food = the perfect late season or base season activity.


    And if you're lacking motivation now that race season is over or almost over then come out and socialize!

    On October 15 join Coaches Craig Cecil and Sarah Portella for a Vulcan Tri Brick Workout like none other! We'll have contests to win who has the fastest transitions, and a post workout social at the Brookwood O'Henry's.

    Here's what you need to know:

    We will meet in the parking lot of the Homewood soccer fields (at the South Lakeshore entrance) at 7 a.m. Please bring your bike trainer and running shoes. We will have a workout designed for the group and a space set up for everyone.

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  • Farewell Party

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    It's time to celebrate and say good-bye to one of our co-founding members, Matt Bonvicin, as he begins a new chapter in his life. 

    Please join us this Wednesday (aug. 17) at Dave's Pizza for a farewell dinner following the Trak Shak run (approx. 6:30 p.m.).

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  • Tuesday Watermelon Ride

    It's HOT! Let us help you cool off! Join us tomorrow night after the ride for watermelon's and cold drinks! 

    When: Tuesday night, 5:30 p.m. group ride - Watermelon to follow!

    Where: BB&T parking lot (below the Mtn. Brook Y)

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  • MS 150 Ride - Join the Vulcan Team

    There is STILL TIME!

    September is right around the corner and with it comes the ride for MS. If you need to get in a trip to the beach consider joining the Vulcan Tri team for either the 150 mile option or the 450 mile option.

    Jennifer Skjellum is heading up this event for our club and would LOVE to share more information with you! If you are interested in signing up for one of the options please contact her at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Ride Dates: 450 mile option - Starts Sept. 14th, 150 mile option - Sept. 17th.

    Website: Bike MS

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  • Active Lady's Defense

    One More Class...Don't Miss This Opportunity!!


    Tri One Cryotherapy, Fagan Sports Medicine, and D1 Sports will be hosting a 2 part Lady's Self Defense class. 

    Vulcan Tri ladies are invited to attend these FREE seminars on Monday's in February.  The lead instructor will be Dr. David C. Todd, who spend 31 years in competitive cycling. 

    "Not be taken!!!" is a practice and safe self defense class for active ladies who are often out walking, running, cycling, swimming either along or with just one other person. in Mod 1 and Mod 2 held the next week one will learn how to desolve possible abduction and remain at the scene. Although the class is very serious the class can be fun involving lecture and practical application of simple techniques.

    About the sessions: The first one is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 20.

    Classes are super fun and interactive between participants so be prepared to work and laugh. Since this is not a fun subject we can make the class be. 

    To sign up for the class visit their Facebook page and click "going". Link here:

    For additional information about the sessions you can call Dr. Todd's office: 205-444-9484. 

    Location: 1651 Independence Court, Suite 121, Homewood, AL 35209

    Time: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

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  • VT Social + Kona Send Off

    It's time for another celebration! 

    Vulcan Tri is pretty excited and extremely proud of two of its members: Travis Self and Lori Williamson have qualified for Kona! And of course we would like to send them off in style.

    With Sept. 13 being the last official group ride of the season, we thought a little post-ride party might be just the ticket. 

    So come hang out after the ride and wish these two Good Luck! Oh, and of course enjoy some well deserved pizza!

    When: Tuesday, Sept. 13.

    Where: Dave's Pizza (Homewood)

    Time: 7:00 p.m. or whenever you finish the ride!

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