Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Marathon swim

Ironman Tony... The nicest guy in the sport is going all out for charity

Marathon swim

26.2 mile swim, in a pool.

The dude abides!! Check out his site, and kick in some coin for an awesome charity!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Registration numbers

Just to update those of you who may be sitting on the fence about B2B 2009 - don't delay! It's about 38% full in 2 days of registration.

Entrants as of December 2, 2008, 7:36 PM EST:
HALF: 293
FULL: 285
I believe I saw that they were capping it at 750 athletes in each (1500 total), if I'm not mistaken.
As of Tuesday morning, December 9 (registration open 8 days), it looks like the signup rate has slowed:
Full - 317 registrants
Half - 348 registrants
If they cap it at 1500 total (750 each) like they indicated, that looks to me like it's 44.3% full.

Update: December 31st, 2008:
Half - 412 registrants
Full - 365 registrants
51.8% full

Update update: January 8, 2008:
Half - 492 registrants (65% full)
Full - 392 registrants (52% full)

Update update update: March 3, 2008 (69% full overall):
Half - 588 registrants (78% full)
Full - 442 registrants (59% full)

Who is attending the party?

Here's my list of folks that I know who are attending Beach 2 Battleship, so far. There are several additions whom I hope to add soon!

Shawn -
Stefanie -
Calyx -
Donna -
Ken -
Wife of Kevin at
Nancy -

Linae -
Pam -
Nancy's training buddy Dave
ShirleyPerly -
IMAble -
Waddler26.2 -
Tri-Sharkie -
Kevin -
Jim -
Ron - relay bike -
Dread Pirate Rackham -
Holly -


Monday, December 1, 2008

B2B weekend schedule

Unofficial schedule for planning purposes!

Thursday, November 5, 2009
Packet Pick Up: 12 to 5 PM, Coastline Convention Center - 501 Nutt St. - Wilmington, NC 28401
Kick Off Dinner: 5 to 8PM, Coastline Convention Center - 501 Nutt St. - Wilmington, NC 28401 (we will have a special tri-blogger table or group somewhere together - please join us!)

Friday November 6, 2009
Packet Pick Up: 10 AM to 7 PM, Coastline Convention Center - 501 Nutt St. - Wilmington, NC 28401
Bike Check In: 12 to 8 PM, T1 / Wrightsville Beach Town Hall - 321 Causeway Drive - Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
Pre-Event Meetings: 12 PM / 2 PM / 5PM, Coastline Convention Center - 501 Nutt St. - Wilmington, NC 28401 (All athletes must attend one of these meetings)

Saturday November 7, 2009: Race Day
Hilton hotel shuttles to T1: Begin 5:00 AM
Beach shuttles from T1 to swim start: Begin 5:45 AM
Full distance start: 7:00 AM
Half distance start: 8:30 AM
Full swim cutoff: 9:20 AM
Half swim cutoff: 10:00 AM
Half bike cutoff: 2:15 PM
Full bike cutoff: 5:15 PM
Half finish cutoff: 5:30 PM
Full finish cutoff: Midnight

Sunday November 8, 2009
Awards Cruise: 11 AM to 2 PM, Henrietta Riverboat - 101 S. Water Street #1 - Wilmington, NC 28401

I'm in!

Are you in!?
Don't wait or you may be shut out! This one will sell out fast, I believe! Note: registration is via Paypal.

Thank You
Invoice: R-I-XXX98-YYYY
Payment Status: Completed
Registration type: Individual
Registrant: Nancy Toby
Event: Beach2Battleship Iron Distance 2009
Event Category: Age Group

I also booked a room at the Holiday Inn Resort on Wrightsville Beach, which is about 1.7 miles from T1 (where there will be parking, and I understand there will be beach shuttles from T1 to the swim start in the morning). They have the special B2B rate of $119/night available for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights if you call up their reservations line at 877-330-5050 (but not for Sunday night, that's the regular rate of $142 for a king nonsmoking room). Here are some hotel reviews - it sounds like a solid 3-star place but not terribly fancy.