Team Ironworks Update

Parris Island

Race morning sunrise on Parris Island.


Despite the cold and rain, the spring racing season is already off to a great start for Team Ironworks!   On March 15th Karla Cook set a new personal best time at the Parris Island Triathlon, consistent winter training pays off!  The same day on the other side of the world, Steve Rees finished strong at the Abu Dhabi International Triathlon over the “short distance.”  Only in Abu Dhabi is a 100km bike considered to be a short distance!  Ironman South Africa training kicks off next month.

Steve Rees finishes strong!

Steve Rees finishes strong!

And last but definitely not least, congratulations to Brittany Banker for finally smashing the 2 hour barrier for the half marathon!  It was only a question of when it was going to happen.  Next up for Brittany is the Rev3 Age Group Championships in Knoxville.

Congratulations to everyone, keep up the great work!

Brittany's final time, with an extra .15 miles just to make sure it was official!
Brittany’s final time, with an extra .15 miles just to make sure it was official! Approved as USA Triathlon Certified Multisport Retailer

Big news for the multisport world!, which dominates the online retail market in aquatics in the U.S. (disclosure, I have an affiliate store, click on the “Ironworks Store tab above to check it out!), has been approved by USA Triathlon as a part of their USAT Certified Multisport Retailer program.  The certification was granted as has moved more and more into multisport with its product offerings and sponsorships. This year, it announced a partnership with Olympian Jarrod Shoemaker and later this summer will sponsor its first triathlon event with the inaugural Oakland Triathlon Festival.

Having more involved in triathlon will be sure help our sport’s broader outreach to potential new athletes and triathletes since they have such a prominent voice and place in the aquatics and swimming world. carries a full range of swimming, running and some limited cycling products, I particularly like their Sporti in-house value brand for great quality and incredible value.  USAT members will be sure to receive a discount on certain items, stay tuned for more details!