Trimania Boston 2016 Expo

Trimania Boston 2016 Expo

Tri-Mania in Boston marked the unofficial kick off of the 2016 triathlon season! The day is packed with a plethora of educational seminars led by seasoned experts, hands on workshops and clinics, and an expo of over 80 exhibitors. It helps triathletes of all levels get more prepared for the upcoming season. Northeast Multisport members had the chance to explore the different offerings and take on the team competitions hosted that day.

Northeast Multisport had 3 teams competing, the Orange, Blue, and White teams. Each team consisted of up to 12 athletes, fewer if athletes doubled up on events. The event covered all three legs of the triathlon: swim, bike, and run.

The first competition of the day was the 4 x 1600m relay track run, set at the Boston University indoor track. Each team consisted of four runners, and each runner completed 1600m. Mike Reilly lent his voice to the event.

NEMS Runners

NEMS runners take to the BU track

Next up on the agenda for the day was the indoor time trial at the Boston University’s Rec Center. The cyclists took their designated spots on the expo floor to race the simulated 10K course, climbing hills and cruising downhill. Different waves ran throughout the day, giving spectators a chance to cheer on teammates!

Time Trial

CompuTrainers at the Time Trial

Swimmers took to the Boston University Rec Center pool in groups of four. Each swimmer swam 200 yards relay style, completing 800 yards for the team. The laps were timed officially by a time keeper, but swimmers could hit the timer on the wall to update the scoreboard and see how they stacked against the other teams. The official results for the day can be found here.

Swim Competition

Swimming relay at the BU pool

In addition to the competitions, seminars, and workshops, several Northeast Multisport members had the opportunity to meet the one and only “voice of Ironman” himself, Mike Reilly!

Meeting Mike Reilly!

Meeting Mike Reilly!

And our very own Colin Cook gave his expert advice in his seminar on the importance of cadence to the triathlete training.

Colin's Cadence Seminar

Colin speaking on the importance of cadence

Overall the day was packed with excitement and great information to carry into the 2016 season and beyond!